• ’Pups hold off Junior Southerners after early surge

    SOUTHSIDE — The Newport Greypups reeled off 26 unanswered points in the first half and then held on for a 26-24 football victory over the Southside Junior Southerners on Stewart Field Thursday night. Freshman quarterback Julian Reed passed for a score and ran for two …

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  • BHS eyes Tech, district title tonight in Pioneer Stadium

    The Batesville Pioneers can clinch a share of the 5A-East District championship tonight in Pioneer Stadium with a high school football victory over the Greene County Tech Eagles, and Pioneer Coach Dave King is hoping the Pioneers have nothing else on their minds. “Your always …

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  • Torpedo boys dominate indoor meet in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Benjamin Grafton, Joseph Wells and Samuel Sturdivant led the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to victory in the Halloween Spookatcular, an indoor swim meet hosted by the Greene County Tech swim team here Saturday. Grafton and Wells each won five events, all …

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  • Hillcrest boys, girls advance to tourney finals

    IMBODEN — The Hillcrest Junior Screamin’ Eagles and Junior Lady Screamin’ Eagles advanced to the finals of the Bill McCurley Invitational Saturday after semifinal wins at Sloan-Hendrix High School on Thursday. The Junior Eagles defeated the Izard County Junior Cougars 44-39. The Junior Lady Eagles …

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  • Boston to unveil statue of Russell

    BOSTON (AP) — It’s a day to honor another of Boston’s greatest sports champions. A statue of former Celtics star Bill Russell is scheduled to be unveiled today at City Hall Plaza. Russell played center from 1956 to 1969, also serving as player-coach for three …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 1 – Saturday, November 2, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Baseball NEW YORK (AP) — With the World Series over, Alex Rodriguez resumed his criticism of Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig for its investigation that led to a 211-game suspension that the New York Yankees third baseman is trying to overturn. In addition …

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  • Tigers vs. Hogs brings Malzahn back for third reunion

    AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn insists it’s not about him. Malzahn is making his latest return to his home state Saturday to face the Arkansas Razorbacks, where he unwittingly became a polarizing figure starting with a short-lived stint as offensive coordinator that proved …

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  • Unbeaten BJHS bound for Paragould

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers and the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz are the only Guard-circulation area football teams traveling tonight, as Southside, Cave City and Cedar Ridge finish out their seasons at home. The 8-0 Junior Pioneers travel to Paragould to face the 4-4 Green County Tech …

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  • Bearkat win would secure playoff spot in 3A

    Hoping to continue their drive to the playoffs after a convincing 40-14 win over the Marshall Bobcats, the Melbourne Bearkatz will travel to Yellville-Summit to take on the 0-7-1 Panthers. “We’ve stressed to the guys you can’t underestimate anyone,” Melbourne Coach Kevin McCarn said. “We …

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  • The games – 10/31/13

    McCrory (4-4) at Cedar Ridge (1-7)  Kickoff • Friday night 7 The Jaguars travel to Newark as the Timberwolves celebrate Senior Night in their last home game of the season. The Jaguars are locked in a 3-way tie with the Marked Tree Indians and the Walnut Ridge Bobcats with a 3-2 record in the …

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  • Pioneer offensive linemen taking care of trademark

    Anyone familiar with Batesville Pioneer football knows its success has been built on the strength of its offensive line, and the tradition carries on with seniors Jacob Lawrence, Garett Denton, Ryan Sanders, Cody Scrivner, Aaron Bristow and Colton Williams. Those six and the rest of …

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