• Hillcrest juniors sweep district track, field titles

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Hillcrest junior boys and girls track teams won the 1A 2-North District Track and Field Meet last week. The girls were led by eighth-graders Hannah Whitmire, Savannah Hendrickson and Sarah Whitmire, winning the long jump, triple jump and discus, respectively. Freshmen …

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  • Hillcrest’s Evans signs with Williams Baptist

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest basketball standout Coleman Evans signed a NAIA letter of intent recently to play basketball for Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, according to Screamin’ Eagles Coach Andy Durham. Evans, a 3-year starter at Hillcrest, helped lead the Eagles to a 22-10 record …

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  • BHS athlete signs with Missouri Valley

    Haley Clem, a senior and one of the leaders on the Class 5A State Tournament runner-up Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball team, signed a NAIA national letter of intent on Monday to attend Missouri Valley College and play the sport for the Lady Vikings. Clem visited …

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  • Five area athletes recognized by TV

    Five Guard-circulation area basketball players were recently selected to the KAIT 2014 Fastbreak Super Team, according to a news release by the Izard County School District. Players were selected by a vote of KAIT Channel 8 viewers from a list of nominees chosen by the …

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  • 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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