• Walker, Turner win bass tournament

    Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed up to catch 8.5 pounds of bass and win the Cave City Bass Club Tournament Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake. The team of Fred Mullens-Steve Moody finished second with 7.5 pounds. Moody caught the big bass, which weighed 4.3. …

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  • Local teams win titles in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — Batesville’s 6-year-old and 8-year-old All-Star baseball teams won Cal Ripken Invitational Tournament titles last weekend. The Citizens Bank Bad Boys, the 8-year-old squad, went unbeaten, defeating the Missouri Dirt Devils 4-3 and Blytheville 11-3 in pool-play games. In bracket play, they downed Jonesboro …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22, 2014.

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  • Lewis shoots 67 to lead US Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The tougher the course, the more Stacy Lewis enjoys it. She’s having a blast on Pinehurst No. 2 so far. The top-ranked Lewis took an encouraging first step toward her third major title Thursday, shooting a bogey-free, three-under 67 to take …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College baseball OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate. Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter on Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three …

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  • BHS Pioneers record sweep

    The Batesville Pioneers registered their first doubleheader sweep Wednesday at the North Complex, sweeping the Clinton Yellowjackets 3-1 and 5-1 in high school summer league action. With the victories leveled the Pioneers record at 4-4. In the opener, Taylor Moser picked up the pitching victory …

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  • Contest winners also recognized

    Along with top award winners, contest winners were recognized Wednesday on the final day of the Camp of Champs, Batesville High School’s baseball camp. Listed in order of age groups 6, 7-9 and 10 and older, the winners are: Base running Home-to-first — Daniel Patterson, …

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  • Sign-up begins for Bad Boy Splash, Dash

    Registration has started for the Bad Boy Splash and Dash set for July 12 at Lyon College, according to a news release from the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. The event, previously a swim-bike-run triathlon for ages 5-18, is now a 2-sport (swim and run) race …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, June 19, 2014.

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  • Longhorns hit, pitch, field for firsts, KO Anteaters

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas accounted for a couple of firsts at this year’s College World Series — as in first home run and first shutout. C.J. Hinojosa broke the CWS’ long homer drought in the seventh inning, and Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited …

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  • NCAA head pulls reins on all no-offense crying

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top NCAA administrator who oversees the College World Series isn’t as anxious about the dearth of home runs at the CWS as others in the baseball community. NCAA managing director for championships and alliances Damani Leech told The Associated Press …

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  • Women follow men to Pinehurst

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — This already is a U.S. Women’s Open like no other, the first time in history it is played on the same course as the men just one week later. That’s why Juli Inkster was only mildly surprised when the tee times …

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