• Two Melbourne athletes to sign letters of intent

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne seniors Tyler Webb and Shelbie Byram will sign letters-of-intent to continue their education and competitive athletics in colleges during a ceremony Thursday morning in the Melbourne High School gymnasium. Webb will sign with the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, where he will run …

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  • Host team wins big in junior tournament

    SOUTHSIDE — In the first round of the First Community Bank Junior High Tournament Monday at Southside Gymnasium, the host Junior Lady Southerners slammed the Tuckerman Junior Lady Bulldogs 32-11. In their season opener, Kassidy Barnt led the Junior Lady Southerners with 11 points and …

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  • BJHS cagers go 2-1 in openers

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Junior Lady Yellowjackets downed the Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers 37-26 in a season-opening basketball game here Monday night. For Batesville, Hannah Baxter scored 11 points. Teammate Taylor Griffin provided three steals. Batesville swept the eighth- and seventh-grade games, winning …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, November 11 – Friday, November 14, 2014.

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  • Newman’s late pass knocks out Gordon

    AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Harvick dominated a race he had to win to advance to the final round of NASCAR’s playoffs, while Jeff Gordon was knocked out when Ryan Newman completed a last-lap pass. Harvick led 264 laps at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday …

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  • LSU wants history to repeat itself

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For the rest of this season, the 20th-ranked LSU Tigers wouldn’t mind seeing history repeat itself. Unhappy as the Tigers are about losing each of their last three regular season meetings with Alabama, they’ve managed to respond well to their …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013. Abreu was playing for Cienfuegos in Cuba, and deGrom was in A-ball for the second straight year after coming back from Tommy John …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — For the third straight year, baseball’s free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market. All 12 free agents who were given the $15.3 million offers last week chose not to accept by …

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  • Attending physician name corrected

    In Monday’s Guard, a wrong name was printed in the Batesville-Valley View football game report. Dr. Doug Bernard was the attending physician on the Batesville Pioneer sideline.

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  • Pioneers adjust, snuff out Blazers for outright title

    Defensive adjustments, an improving running game and a gutty performance Friday night in Pioneer Stadium left the Batesville Pioneers standing alone atop 5A-East District football. The victory over the Valley View Blazers wasn’t as easy as the 35-0 score might indicate. The Blazers had the …

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  • ’Hounds down Southerners 40-16, win 4A-2 District title

    SOUTHSIDE — The Newport Greyhounds won the 4A-2 District championship Friday in a regular-season high school football finale by defeating the Southside Southerners 40-16 at Stewart Field. The Greyhounds entered the game tied with the West Helena Cougars with identical 5-1 district records, but the …

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  • Webb, Driver, Rone post top-10 finishes in state meet

    HOT SPRINGS — Three circulation-area high school athletes recorded top-10 finishes and earned all-state honors at the Arkansas State Championship Cross Country Meet at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Melbourne’s Tyler Webb, who has struggled with injuries most of the season, came up short in his …

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