• Open practice slated at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — The oval will rumble again Saturday at the Batsville Motor Speedway as drivers gather to test out their cars in a prelude to the 2014 racing season at Locust Grove. Practice is from 1-5 p.m., for all divisions and grandstand admission is …

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  • Scoreboard

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 28 – March 2, 2014.

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  • Razorbacks beat Wildcats in overtime again

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Arkansas didn’t need a spectacular dunk to beat No. 17 Kentucky in overtime this time around. Perfect free-throw shooting worked just fine for the Razorbacks, a fundamental they executed much better than the Wildcats, with Coty Clarke and Kikko Hayder providing …

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  • Basketball Briefs

    NBA DENVER (AP) — Jason Collins had plenty of gifts for Matthew Shepard’s parents: a basket, a blowout, an autographed No. 98 jersey that he wears in honor of their son. They also shared some laughs. Collins played the final eight minutes of the Brooklyn …

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  • Cougars knock off defending state champs

    BROCKWELL — It took two overtimes, but the Izard County Cougars were able to subdue the Class 1A defending state champion Bay Yellowjackets 62-60 in front of the home crowd Wednesday in the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament at the Cougar’s Den. “It was electric …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Blytheville Lady Chickasaws (3-10, 5A-East District; 9-17, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (2-11, 4-21) at Pioneer Gym, 5:30 p.m. The Lady Chicks broke Lady Pioneer hearts on Jan. 17, scoring the last four points for a 33-30 victory. The Lady Pioneers had possession of the …

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  • BHS coaches, players puzzling over 2014 teams

    Batesville High’s soccer teams are puzzles yet to be put together, said the Pioneer and Lady Pioneer coaches. “I told our players today that, at this point, we’re just a picture on a box,” Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud said. “We’ve got a whole bunch of …

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  • Local gymnasts win crowns in Cabot

    CABOT — Stars and Stripes Gymnastic Center’s Kenlee Manis won an all-around championship and a teammate collected an event title at the Emerald Classic last weekend. Competing in the Level 2A group, Manis won the vault and the balance beam competitions, placed third on the …

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  • Bad Boys win hoops state title

    The Bad Boys seventh-grade Amateur Athletic Union basketball team recently won the Hoop Play USA Pee Wee State Seventh-grade Boys Tournament in Little Rock. The team is made up of athletes from Southside, Melbourne, Searcy and Bald Knob. The Bad Boys defeated the TBA Bruins …

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  • Local Legion baseball program announces plans to start play

    Batesville’s American Legion baseball program recently met with other Zone 2 members in Jonesboro to set plans for the summertime program, announced Scott McSpadden. Legion tryouts are set for 2 p.m. May 18 at the Batesville North Complex. “We are set up to have teams …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 27 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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  • Hogs hope for repeat performance from Qualls

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — There’s just no way to forget the sequence that led to Michael Qualls soaring in for the put-back dunk that gave Arkansas an overtime win over Kentucky last month. Qualls, however, is doing his best to leave the dramatic ending behind him …

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