• Sports Briefs

    Pro baskeball NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners seem as committed as Commissioner Adam Silver to ending Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league’s advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about Sterling on Thursday, two days after Silver said he would urge …

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  • Beebe stars lead Lady Badgers by Lady Pioneers

    Ellie Reaves and Madelyn Poe, Beebe’s two returning all-state softball players, had their say in matters Wednesday night at the North Complex. Reaves, the hard-throwing junior left-hander, pitched eight scoreless innings in the opening game of a key 5A-East District doubleheader, and Poe, a senior …

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  • Goblins edge Pioneers in nine innings

    The Harrison Goblins edged the Batesville Pioneers 9-7 in an extra-inning, non-conference high school baseball game at the North Complex on Wednesday evening. The lead changed hands twice, the second time when the Goblins scored two runs in the ninth inning for the victory. Harrison …

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  • Crabtree remains local, inks with Lyon College

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge basketball standout Cole Crabtree will sign a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lyon College Scots Friday morning at 8 in the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves Gymnasium, announced Coach Isaac Middlebrooks. Crabtree, a 2-time all-state selection, helped lead the T-wolves …

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  • Bad Boys cagers win tourney

    SEARCY — The 10th-grade Bad Boys traveling basketball team defeated the Searcy Thunder 41-35 in the title game to win the Arkansas Basketball Tournament at Searcy. The Bad Boys went unbeaten in the tourney, defeating the Bryant Hornets twice and the Arkansas Rookies. Team members …

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  • ’Horns hammer Cougars 19-0

    BROCKWELL — The Viola Longhorns hammered the Izard County Cougars 19-0 in a 1A 2-North District game Tuesday as Steffan Smith pitched the win. Michael Gleghorn pitched the loss as the Cougars fell to 1-9 in the district and 1-12 overall. No other details were …

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  • Pioneerstock set for Friday

    Pioneerstock, the annual fund-raiser for Batesville High Pioneer athletics, is set to begin at 4 Friday afternoon in Pioneer Stadium. Along with the Batesville-Wynne boys soccer match, many musical acts involving BHS students, an air guitar contest and Doghouse, a local band, will be featured. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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  • Californina Chrome draws No. 5 post, early favorite to win Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome. “Hopefully, that’s …

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  • Scots aim to keep beat going in baseball postseason

    The Lyon College Scots will begin postseason play Thursday with a first-round American Midwest Conference Baseball Tournament game against the Mid-Continent Cougars at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield, Illinois. They’ve got to like the familiar feel. Seven weeks ago, after a 1-7 start and with …

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  • Lone senior leads Lyon golfers at AMC tourney

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Justin Long, the only senior on the Lyon College men’s golf squad, surged from 18th to 10th place in the individual standings on the final day of the 2014 American Midwest Conference Golf Tournament by shooting a 3-over-par 75 to help …

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  • Midland Lady Mustangs finish strong

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs finished out the season with a 6-3 victory Tuesday over the Southside Lady Southerners in a non-district game. “It was a good way to finish the season and it gives us confidence going into the district tournament,” Midland …

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