• Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MIAMI (AP) — Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the NBA’s most respected broadcasters, died following a long battle with cancer. He was 89. Ramsay’s death …

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  • Scots win 16th straight, finish second in AMC

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Lyon College will enter the American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament as the hottest team in the league after the Scots clinched the No. 2 seed with their 16th consecutive victory, a 12-5 triumph over the Park Pirates at Comfort Field Saturday afternoon. …

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  • Lady Pioneers shut out Midland Lady Mustangs

    With the 3-hit pitching of Courtney Norcross and Katie DeBerry, some key defensive plays and timely hits, the Batesville Lady Pioneers built a 5-0 victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in a non-conference high school softball game at the North Complex on Friday. Norcross, a …

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  • T-wolves win, lose district games

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves played two, 2A-2 District games Friday, falling to the White County Central Bears 3-0 in the opener and defeating the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds 12-7 in the nightcap. Kane Malnar pitched a 2-hitter and stuck out 12 to pick up the …

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  • BHS, Vilonia kickers split 5A-East matches

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers held their position atop the 5A-East Conference soccer standings Friday night with a 2-0 victory over the Vilonia Lady Eagles in Pioneer Stadium. “It’s Senior Night, a close game against a very good team, and what could be better than having …

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  • BHS strikes back, downs Searcy

    SEARCY — Trailing after making some mistakes in the fourth inning, the Batesville Pioneers struck back for an 8-3, non-conference high school baseball victory over the Searcy Lions here Friday. “We overcame some things we haven’t been overcoming,” Pioneer Coach Mark Rush said. “We made …

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  • Maumelle blanks Southside in soccer

    MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Hornets and Lady Hornets soccer teams shutout Southside in 4A-3 Conference play here Friday. The Lady Hornets won 5-0, despite Southside goalie Claire Coley’s 34 saves. “Maumelle has two very talented teams and the boys lead the conference,” Southside Coach Jason …

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  • S-side softballers wallop Newport

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners walloped the Newport Lady Greyhounds 14-4 Friday in a 4A-2 District game to pick up their second district victory of the season. “It was a very good overall performance on Senior Day,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “It was …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, April 28, 2014.

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  • Marshall, Sandy shine in Red-White football game

    FAYETTEVILLE — Korliss Marshall lived up to his “freak-show” billing, providing Arkansas’ offense with a much-needed boost of excitement. The sophomore, who moved from part timer to full-time running back during the offseason, had 99 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on six carries …

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  • Petty takes checkered flag in NeSmith feature at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Chandler Petty took the checkered flag in the NeSmith Crate Late Model feature race Friday at the Batesville Motor Speedway as Gavin Landers finished second and Casey Findley third in the Isle of Capri weekly points series. In other divisions, Tyson Franks …

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  • BJHS track, field teams defend 5A-East District titles

    PARAGOULD — Two long delays and very young teams didn’t keep the Batesville Junior High track and field teams from defending their 5A-East District titles here Thursday. The Junior Lady Pioneers won their third district title in a row as seventh-grader Taylor Griffin totaled 33.3 …

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