• Lady Hornets score four in sixth, drop Lady Pirates

    BEE BRANCH — The Concord Lady Pirates nearly knocked off the 1A 2-South District leader, the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets, but couldn’t contain their bats as the Lady Hornets scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to go up 10-7 …

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  • Taylor wins first feature of Mid-America Modifieds

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor won Thursday’s feature race and $1,500 in the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship at the Batesville Motor Speedway. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader finished second and Spencer Wilson followed in third. The 3-day event will continue today, with the second of …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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  • Reds’ Chapman ‘lucky’ after hit by pitch

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent a 2½-hour operation Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive in a spring training game. Team …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI of his ailing right calf, which was negative. Ellsbury hasn’t played since March 14. He was scratched from Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of right calf tightness. ——— …

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  • NCAA upsets mark first full day of tournament

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The day started with a bracket-crushing blow. More upsets followed. Four overtime games, a record. A buzzer-beater, a pair of late-night scares. OK, now breathe. This was just one day. There are still 47 games left, 16 of those on Friday. …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football COLUMBIA, Mo. — Scouts from every NFL team, fans and media packed Missouri’s training facilities to watch former Tigers defensive end Michael Sam and 14 of his former teammates at the school’s annual pro day. Sam made headlines recently by disclosing he is …

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  • Players lists announced for 2nd North Arkansas All-Star Basketball event

    BROCKWELL — Rosters are set for the second version of the North Arkansas All-Star Basketball Classic games, which are scheduled for Saturday night the Izard County High School Cougar Den, according to a news release from the school. Forty-three seniors from schools in Cleburne, Fulton, …

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  • Modified racers return for championship show

    LOCUST GROVE – With sunny skies forecast for this weekend, the Batesville Motor Speedway will make another attempt to open their season with the running of the 18th Annual IMCA Mid-America Modified Championship. Originally scheduled to open the season March 6-8, the race was postponed …

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  • Lady Southerners fall in first 4A-2 outing

    STUTTGART — The Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds squeaked by the Southside Lady Southerners 7-6 by picking up a timely single in the bottom of the seventh inning for the win. It was the first 4A-2 District loss for the Lady Southerners, who are 3-2 overall. Sydney …

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  • Southerners fall 18-17 to Longhorns

    VIOLA — The Southside Southerners battled the Viola Longhorns Tuesday in a non-district slugfest with the Longhorns finally coming out on top 18-17. The Southerners Cub Riley pitched three innings and struck out four, while giving up five hits and two runs. Dakota Cook picked …

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  • Bomber soccer teams blast Pioneers

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home soccer teams kept shutout strings intact here Tuesday against Batesville. The Mountain Home Lady Bombers improved to 4-0 with a 6-0 victory over the Lady Pioneers. The Bombers defeated the Pioneers 5-0, which is also the Bombers’ record. The …

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