• Forecast for first Freezing Day 8K looks balmy

    The first Freezing Day 8K may not be so, according to the National Weather Service. The race benefitting Main Street Batesville, a project to preserve and revitalize the city’s historic downtown, is set for Saturday morning, and the forecast is for sunshine and 51 degrees. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, January 13 – Friday, January 16, 2015.

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  • Ohio State takes crown in playoff debut

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August. Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in September. Ohio State was done when J.T. Barrett got hurt in November. A funny thing happened: Every …

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  • Hogs’ Portis wins SEC honor

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas forward Bobby Portis has been named the Southeastern Conference’s player of the week for the first time. Portis became the first Razorback to score 30 points and pull down 10 rebounds in a game and averaged 26.5 points per game for …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway is looking for a new coach after agreeing to part ways with John Fox following Denver’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended …

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  • T-wolves remains undefeated in 3A-2

    SEARCY — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves remained undefeated in 3A-2 District high school basketball Friday with a key win over the Harding Academy Wildcats. The T-wolves defeated the ’Cats 58-52 after leading 13-9, 26-17 and 41-25 at the quarter breaks. Austin Reaves led Cedar Ridge …

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  • Scot wrestlers go 1-2 in Indiana

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana — The Lyon College trio of Jasmine Perez, Taylor Alva and Jesse Grubbs posted 3-0 records Friday night as the Scot women’s wrestling team posted a 1-2 mark at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Women’s National Duals held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. …

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  • BHS girls start district play with big road win

    PARAGOULD — For 5A-East District starters, Batesville varsity basketball teams experienced a mixed night on Doc Paynter’s Court at Paragould High School. It couldn’t have gone much better for the Lady Pioneers. They outscored the defending Class 5A state basketball champions 14-6 in the fourth …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, January 12 – Sunday, January 18, 2015.

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  • Report: Chaney leaving Arkansas for Pittsburgh

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Jim Chaney is leaving Arkansas just as the program appears to have returned to Southeastern Conference relevance. The offensive coordinator, known for his dynamic passing offenses at schools such as Purdue and Tennessee, has left the Razorbacks to accept the same position …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan is switching teams — not divisions — after reaching an agreement to coach the Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the former New York Jets Coach accepted in principle the Bills’ …

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  • Southerners win, lose at Kell

    SWIFTON —  The Southside Southerners slipped by the Tuckerman Bulldogs 35-33 Thursday in the semifinals of the George Kell Classic, advancing to the title game Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Southerners will face the winner of the Bay-Trumann game, which is slated for tonight at …

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