• Baseball Briefs

    DETROIT (AP) — Less than two years after boldly signing Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract, the Detroit Tigers traded the slugging first baseman to Texas in another blockbuster move. Fielder was dealt to the Rangers for second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Tigers agreed …

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  • Raiders pressure, unravel Pioneers in cage openers

    Riverview pulled hard on a common thread, unraveling any hopes Batesville had for victory in high school basketball openers Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym. Using a variety of full-court pressure defenses, the Lady Raiders collected 39 turnovers and a 75-53 victory over the Lady Pioneers. …

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  • Bearkatz, Southerners split senior high basketball contests

    SOUTHSIDE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Southside Lady Southerners 55-53 Tuesday in Southside’s senior high school basketball season opener. The Lady Bearkatz improved to 2-0 as Kennedy Cooper and Ashton Ford scored 13 points apiece. Cooper also grabbed nine rebounds as Ford collected …

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  • Club volleyball tryouts slated for Sunday

    Tryouts for Club Verde volleyball, a youth volleyball league, are set for Sunday evening at Lyon College’s Becknell Gymnasium, announced Lyon Coach Ray Green. Registration for athletes trying out for leagues 14-, 13, 12, 11 and 10-and-under is set for 5:30-6. Tryouts are 6-7:30. For …

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  • Local swimmers lead age groups

    BRYANT — Seth Bailey and Joseph Wells won high-point honors and helped the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to a third-place finish in an indoor swim meet here recently. Competing in the 13- to 14-year-old division, Bailey won the 200-yard individual medley in a …

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  • Scot women cagers fall in Oklahoma

    SHAWNEE, Okla. — The 23rd-ranked Oklahoma Baptist Lady Bison used a strong inside game in addition to 30 points from its bench players to build a 10-point halftime lead and then held off the 24th-ranked Lyon College Scots for a 68-56 basketball victory Tuesday night. …

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  • Questions about QBs, bowl eligibility loom over Mississippi State Bulldogs

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State can still become bowl eligible for a fourth straight season if the Bulldogs win their final two games against Arkansas and Mississippi. But the team’s top quarterbacks — Dak Prescott and Tyler Russell — are both dealing with injuries …

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  • Football may be losing numbers game

    The deaths of 19 football players in a single season precipitated a national crisis in 1905, an event Doris Kearns Goodwin touches on in a new biography of president Teddy Roosevelt. There were 28 reported deaths some seven decades later, when James Michener created a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, November 20 – Thursday, November 21, 2013.

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  • Lyon College adds four to Athletic Hall of Fame

    Doyce Winningham was, well, Doyce Winningham at the Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony. The 1960 graduate of what was then called Arkansas College was the first of four to be inducted Saturday night at Edwards Commons, and the legendary high …

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  • Junior Lady Pioneers win basketball opener

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers hit nine of 10 free throws while winning their season-opening basketball game in Pioneer Gymnasium Monday night. Hannah Qualls scored 18 points and made three steals, and Haley Cormican grabbed eight rebounds in the 44-25 victory over the Mountain View …

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  • Scots named to all-league first team, top frosh in soccer

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — For the second time in as many years, Lyon College goalkeeper Stephanie Spiteri and midfielder Monica Ayala were named to the All-American Midwest Conference first team when the league announced postseason awards. The pair was joined by Lyon teammates Hannah Osmon, a …

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