• T-wolves, Pirates to play for basketball state titles

    You’ve got to go back to 1988 to find such high school basketball success among Guard-circulation area schools. Over the weekend, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves and Concord won their way into state tournament championship games. Twenty-five years ago, the Batesville Lady Pioneers, Newark Lady Kangaroos …

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  • BHS kickers begin season with winning firsts

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Pioneers, winners of back-to-back 5A-East Conference high school soccer championships the two previous seasons, started the 2013 season with a pair of surprising firsts. With just three regulars returning from those championship squads, the Pioneers swept through the Paragould Tournament over …

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  • BHS softball game moved to March 28

    The Batesville High softball game with Springdale Har-Ber set for Saturday in Vilonia was called off due to cold and wet conditions and moved to March 28, announced Lady Pioneer Coach Randi Wilson. The varsity game is scheduled for 4:30. It will be followed by …

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  • Treadway, Walker wins 8K crowns

    Batesville residents Matt Walker and Kristen Treadway finished first in the Army National Guard Family Readiness Group 8K race on Saturday Walker won the men’s title, finishing the 8-kilometer course in a time of 31 minutes, 54.39 seconds. Treadway won her second race in as …

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  • Owls assemble stunning, winning 2nd half at Lyon

    No, the Lyon College Scots hadn’t seen anything like it, and most of the fans probably hadn’t either. Down 14 points (41-27) at halftime, the William Woods Owls dominated play in the second half and won by 14 (83-69) in the semifinals of the American …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

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  • Fair decision still pending

    LITTLE ROCK — For the moment, the North Central Arkansas District Fair is staying put. House Bill 1385 requesting approval to move the district fair from Izard to Cleburne County was killed after nearly two hours of testimony and state Rep. John Payton of Wilburn …

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  • One held in tot’s death

    NEWPORT (AP) — Police in Newport say they’re holding a potential suspect in the shooting death of a 1-year-old baby and the wounding of a woman. Authorities said Thursday the suspect is 35-year-old Robert Friar and he was expected to make his first court appearance …

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  • Man sought in Newark shooting

    Rosemary Hernandez denied she was shot, but authorities didn’t believe her, and now a Newark man is facing charges for the shooting she claimed never happened. A warrant, with a $150,000 bond, has been issued for 29-year-old Ernesto Trevino in the shooting of Hernandez, 26, …

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  • Stanley Wood to host ribbon cutting

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac will host a ribbon cutting for the new facility at 1674 Batesville Blvd. at 2 p.m. March 13, announced Scott Wood, general manager and dealer. Refreshments will be offered following the ceremony. “We are inviting everyone to our ribbon …

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  • Batesville man dies after crashing into river

    HICKORY FLAT (AP) — Authorities say a Batesville area man has died after he drove off a White County road and crashed into the Little Red River. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened just before 8 Wednesday night on Highway 305 near Hickory Flat. …

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  • UW presents awards

    Volunteers were honored for their contributions to the United Way of Independence County Wednesday evening at the 2012 Campaign Celebration. “Ninety-eight percent of every dollar stays here,” Executive Director Vonda Oberbeck told the crowd. Nelson Barnett was the guest speaker and one of the original …

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