• Pioneers’ Bell signs with Arkansas Tech

    The recent signing of Batesville Pioneer senior Bret Bell to a national letter of intent to attend Arkansas Tech and play football for the Wonder Boys was an easy call for both. “We’ve known Bret for a long time,” said Coach Kyle Shipp, Tech’s recruiting …

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  • Eagles dominate Lawrence tourney

    BLACK ROCK —  The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles won the Lawrence County Tournament for the second straight year this weekend, dominating the Black Rock Zebras in the semifinals and the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in the finals. On Friday, the Eagles walloped the Zebras 63-43 as Colman …

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  • Top 25 teams hold form vs. Scots

    For now, the American Midwest Conference’s National nationally-ranked Top 25 basketball teams still have the edge on the Scots. In the opener Saturday afternoon in Becknell Gymnasium, the Scot women led most of the minutes, but failed to hold off the 14th-ranked Columbia Lady Cougars. …

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  • Harding edges Lyon in baseball doubleheader

    Outhitting NCAA Division II opponent Harding University in both games of Sunday’s baseball twinbill at Jerry Moore Field wasn’t enough for the Lyon College Scots as they dropped a pair of heartbreakers, 1-0 and 3-2. Lyon (1-4) will try to snap its 3-game losing skid …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, February 10 – Sunday, February 16, 2014.

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  • Arkansas edges Vanderbilt for first road win

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Qualls made the game-winning dunk in Arkansas’ earlier upset over Kentucky, and he hit the 3-pointer Saturday that lifted the Razorbacks to their first road victory of the season. Qualls sank the 3-pointer with 4 seconds remaining as Arkansas (15-8, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football Missouri All-American Michael Sam came out to the nation on Sunday night and could become the NFL’s first openly gay player. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were released Sunday, Sam said he came out to all his …

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  • Olympic Briefs

    KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Jamie Anderson stood atop the podium and lifted her arms in triumph, her long and sometimes draining quest for Olympic glory finally complete. Anderson gave the United States a gold-medal sweep in the first slopestyle snowboarding competition on Sunday, while …

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  • Scots battle by Eagles for two big AMC victories

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lyon College senior guard Alex Davidson has been fighting the flu of late, while battling back this season from a season-ending knee injury a year ago. All that was forgotten Thursday night when she took an inbounds pass from Elliot Taylor and …

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  • Cancellations continue for area sports

    Postponements continue for Guard-circulation area teams as most area schools remain closed due to icy road conditions. Basketball games lost Thursday due to the weather include Dora, Mo at Izard County, and West Side Greers Ferry at Midland. Both games have been rescheduled with Dora …

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  • Cave City wins, loses district games

    HIGHLAND — The Cave City Cavewomen improved to 9-3 in 4A-3 District high school basketball Thursday as they thumped the Highland Lady Rebels 54-23. Jamie Holley led the 22-4 Cavewomen with 14 points and four steals, Gracen Ratliff added nine points and five steals. Cave …

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  • Roadrunners announce plans for 2014 season, ’13 Challenge results

    The White River Roadrunners club recently announced its support of the 2014 Women Run/Walk Arkansas program, its plans for Challenge Series races for the coming season and results of the 2013 series. The club provide four Road Runners Club of America-certified running coaches to help …

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