• House OKs naming world’s poultry capital

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Why did SB949 cross the Arkansas Capitol? To get to the governor’s desk. A proposal to name Springdale the “Poultry Capital of the World” is poised to become law in Arkansas after winning final approval from the Legislature Monday. The House …

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  • Sky lantern sales may be banned

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would ban the sale and use of sky lanterns in the state. The Senate voted 25-10 Monday and passed the bill that would prohibit the sale and use of unmanned free-floating devices designed to …

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  • Area teams win Classic openers

    Circulation-area high school teams went 2-0 in First Community Bank Pioneer Classic baseball openers Monday at the North Complex. The Midland Mustangs, defending Class 1A state and Pioneer Classic champions, defeated the Hoxie Mustangs 10-3 as senior hurlers Drew Fortson and Skyler Litaker combined for …

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  • Decorated student-athlete signs with Lyon College

    Lyon Sports Information  Alisha Black, a standout both on and off the field from Johnstown, Colo., has signed a letter of intent to join the Lyon College women’s soccer program. Black, a 5-foot-3, 122-pound high school senior, has played seven years of competitive club team …

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  • Taylor pitches perfect 3 innings for Lady Cougars

    COTTER — The Izard County Lady Cougars walloped the Cotter Lady Warriors in a non-district doubleheader Monday as Molly Taylor pitched a perfect game in the run-ruled 3-inning contest. Taylor struck out five and allowed no base runners as she faced the minimum number of …

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  • Lyon pitcher wins AMC honor

    Lyon Sports Information ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Lyon College junior pitcher Ben Neyen and Park senior center fielder Chris Booth won American Midwest Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week awards after leading their baseball teams to three wins each over the last seven days. …

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  • Track, field report for BHS completed

    Two Batesville High School results were inadvertently omitted from a report on the Bomber Relays in Monday’s Guard. Abby Edwards won the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes, 59.55 seconds, and teammate Lauren Garrison finished fourth in the same race. The Lady Pioneers finished second in …

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  • Valley View sweeps S-side soccer

    VALLEY VIEW — Valley View swept the Southside in 4A-3 Conference soccer matches here Monday as the Southerners fell to 2-1 and the Lady Southerners to 1-1 in conference play. The Blazers led 2-0 at halftime and went on to win 6-0 as goalie Colby …

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  • Lyon-at-Ozarks baseball canceled

    Lyon Sports Information The Lyon College baseball doubleheader against College of the Ozarks scheduled for today at Point Lookout, Mo., has been canceled due to poor field conditions. The games will not be made up. The 25th-ranked Scots are scheduled to return to the field …

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  • Hogs’ Anderson, Tusk coming to Batesville

    Mike Anderson, University of Arkansas head men’s basketball coach, will be in Batesville to talk basketball and to raise scholarship funds for the White River Razorback Club and the Independence County Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association on April 10, according to a news release …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, April 2 – Friday, April 5, 2013.

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  • Creighton history maker returns to All-America team

    Doug McDermott made Creighton history last season when he was selected as the school’s first player on the AP All-America team. Now he’s done it again. The 6-foot-8 junior forward, the second-leading scorer in Division I, was a repeat selection Monday, the 51st player to …

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