• Cavemen defeat Wildcats, advance in 4A-3 tourney

    GOSNELL — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Trumann Wildcats 3-1 in the 4A-3 District Tournament Thursday, advancing to the second round today against the Valley View Blazers at 6 p.m. Devin Burns pitched the win as he struck out 10, scattered seven hits and …

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  • Scots win 17th straight, advance in AMC tourney

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The second-seeded Lyon College baseball team kept No. 7 Mid-Continent at arm’s length most of the night before allowing the Cougars to trim its deficit to two runs in the top of the ninth, and the Scots hung on for an 8-6 …

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  • Cougar track athletes win district crown

    Five Guard-circulation area high schools competed in district track and field meets this week, with one winning and another finishing second. The Izard County Cougars won the 1A 2-North District meet in Mountain Home with a team total of 197.5. The Norfork Panthers followed in …

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  • NeSmith late models slated to battle for $2,500 purses

    LOCUST GROVE — The NeSmith Late Model Touring Series will attack the oval today and Saturday at the Batesville Motor Speedway with $2,500 up for grabs each night. Racing in the Isle of Capri weekly points series will support the late models on tonight will …

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  • Southside soccer teams sweep in finales

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside boys and girls soccer teams finished the regular season on a winning not as they swept the Westside Consolidated Warriors and Lady Warriors in a 4A-3 Conference finale at Stewart Field. The Lady Southerners won 6-0 after leading 1-0 at halftime. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    TODAY Youth league baseball: Ian Kinsler Classic at North Complex — first games, 6 p.m. High school baseball: 1A 2-North District Tournament at Viola — Hillcrest vs. Viola, 3:30 p.m.; 1A 2-South District Tournament at South Side Bee Branch — Midland vs. West Side Greers …

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  • ‘Todd Squad’ will try again at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The “Todd Squad” is back for another crack at the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out four of the 20 horses in the 1¼-mile Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Danza, the impressive winner of the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baskeball NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners seem as committed as Commissioner Adam Silver to ending Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league’s advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about Sterling on Thursday, two days after Silver said he would urge …

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  • Beebe stars lead Lady Badgers by Lady Pioneers

    Ellie Reaves and Madelyn Poe, Beebe’s two returning all-state softball players, had their say in matters Wednesday night at the North Complex. Reaves, the hard-throwing junior left-hander, pitched eight scoreless innings in the opening game of a key 5A-East District doubleheader, and Poe, a senior …

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  • Goblins edge Pioneers in nine innings

    The Harrison Goblins edged the Batesville Pioneers 9-7 in an extra-inning, non-conference high school baseball game at the North Complex on Wednesday evening. The lead changed hands twice, the second time when the Goblins scored two runs in the ninth inning for the victory. Harrison …

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  • Crabtree remains local, inks with Lyon College

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge basketball standout Cole Crabtree will sign a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lyon College Scots Friday morning at 8 in the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves Gymnasium, announced Coach Isaac Middlebrooks. Crabtree, a 2-time all-state selection, helped lead the T-wolves …

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  • Bad Boys cagers win tourney

    SEARCY — The 10th-grade Bad Boys traveling basketball team defeated the Searcy Thunder 41-35 in the title game to win the Arkansas Basketball Tournament at Searcy. The Bad Boys went unbeaten in the tourney, defeating the Bryant Hornets twice and the Arkansas Rookies. Team members …

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