• 5K benefit run slated for May 24 in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — The Fill a Bowl 5K is scheduled for May 24 at the Calico Rock High School, according to a news release from the Calico Rock Museum Foundation. Race check-in and late registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the high school parking …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 29 – May 4, 2014.

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  • Cardinals blow lead, fall to Brewers

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Matheny would like to forget this one as soon as possible. His St. Louis Cardinals blew a 3-run lead in the seventh inning, and Khris Davis hit a run-scoring triple in the 12th to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a …

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  • What can the NBA do about Sterling?

    The National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver has scheduled a press conference for today to discuss the league’s investigation of racist comments purportedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling during a recorded conversation with a female companion. While the voice has yet to …

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  • California Chrome has 77-year-old dreaming

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Art Sherman knows what it’s like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race. He just hasn’t done it in 59 years. In 1955, Sherman was an 18-year-old exercise rider for Swaps, a California-bred chestnut …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MIAMI (AP) — Jack Ramsay, a Hall of Fame coach who led the Portland Trail Blazers to the 1977 NBA championship before he became one of the NBA’s most respected broadcasters, died following a long battle with cancer. He was 89. Ramsay’s death …

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  • Scots win 16th straight, finish second in AMC

    PARKVILLE, Mo. — Lyon College will enter the American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament as the hottest team in the league after the Scots clinched the No. 2 seed with their 16th consecutive victory, a 12-5 triumph over the Park Pirates at Comfort Field Saturday afternoon. …

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  • Lady Pioneers shut out Midland Lady Mustangs

    With the 3-hit pitching of Courtney Norcross and Katie DeBerry, some key defensive plays and timely hits, the Batesville Lady Pioneers built a 5-0 victory over the Midland Lady Mustangs in a non-conference high school softball game at the North Complex on Friday. Norcross, a …

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  • T-wolves win, lose district games

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves played two, 2A-2 District games Friday, falling to the White County Central Bears 3-0 in the opener and defeating the Sloan-Hendrix Greyhounds 12-7 in the nightcap. Kane Malnar pitched a 2-hitter and stuck out 12 to pick up the …

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  • BHS, Vilonia kickers split 5A-East matches

    The Batesville Lady Pioneers held their position atop the 5A-East Conference soccer standings Friday night with a 2-0 victory over the Vilonia Lady Eagles in Pioneer Stadium. “It’s Senior Night, a close game against a very good team, and what could be better than having …

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  • BHS strikes back, downs Searcy

    SEARCY — Trailing after making some mistakes in the fourth inning, the Batesville Pioneers struck back for an 8-3, non-conference high school baseball victory over the Searcy Lions here Friday. “We overcame some things we haven’t been overcoming,” Pioneer Coach Mark Rush said. “We made …

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  • S-side softballers wallop Newport

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners walloped the Newport Lady Greyhounds 14-4 Friday in a 4A-2 District game to pick up their second district victory of the season. “It was a very good overall performance on Senior Day,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “It was …

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