• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2012.

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  • First Sprint for Seniors 5K set for Saturday

    Another date has been added to the long list of road races hosted in Batesville, and Race Director Becky Box said it will be an annual event. The first Sprint for Seniors 5K, a 5-kilometer race for runners of all ages, is scheduled to start …

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  • East All-Stars sweep in basketball games

    FAYETTEVILLE — The East boys All-Stars came out on top once again at the Arkansas Coaches Association All-Star Game for basketball, defeating the West 84-69 Wednesday night in Bud Walton Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. Preston Harmon of Izard County High School, the …

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  • Pioneer gridders get similar, different looks as All-Stars

    The game is going to look much the same for one Batesville Pioneer football player tonight in Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, but very different for the other. Hunter Wilson, a 5-foot-10, 280-pound offensive lineman, will be asked to do many of the same things for …

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  • Reporter’s interrupting Obama lowers bar again

    If a reporter from an ideologically-anchored publication interrupts a President by shouting out questions right in the middle of his statement and it’s unprecedented, will some partisans immediately rush to his side to defend him and claim this is the way real, respectable, professional journalists …

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  • Over-regulation means no business

    The Obama administration is no friend of farmers, and the recent stunt involving the Environmental Protection Agency sending spy planes over the state of Nebraska to keep an eye on where cows drop their patties is the latest example of overreach by an administration that …

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  • Good model needed

    You can’t run government like a business anymore than you can run business like a government. GOP presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, burned corporations to the ground and made millions selling off the charcoal. This private sector experience is being touted as his qualification to be …

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  • Lyon inks softball pitcher

    The Lyon College softball team signed Taylor Jones for the 2012 softball season, according to a press release by the school. Jones, a transfer from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, was a 4-year starter for Greenbrier High School, where she posted a 20-5 …

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  • Sports Briefs

    In the courts BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial rested on its third day Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant coach to dispute charges that he molested boys at his home and on campus over more …

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  • Cave City man wins drag race

    NEWPORT — Don Stitcher, James Spence and Tom Clary were winners here Sunday on the Newport Dragstrip’s quarter-mile track. Stitcher, a Cave City racer, won the footbrake division, Steve Looney finished second and Ross Williams placed third. Steve Simpson followed Spence among the street stock …

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  • Batesville Area Athletic Hall of Fame asks for nominations

    The board of directors for the Batesville Area Athletic Hall of Fame will meet periodically over the coming months, and they are accepting nominations, announced one of the directors. Gary Anderson, vice president of the board, said anyone wishing to nominate an athlete should send …

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  • United Way Night comes to Batesville Speedway

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri points racing will resume at the Batesville Motor Speedway on Friday night as the auto racing track hosts United Way Night and $20 Car Load Night. Fans can load up their cars and everyone gets in for $20. Gates …

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