• Goodman makes winning catch for 3-0 Bearkatz

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne’s Cody Goodman caught a 25-yard pass from quarterback Kyler McLaughlin with one second left to defeat the Southside Southerners 20-14 in the Bearkatz’ high school football home opener Friday night. The Bearkatz improved to 3-0. The Southerners fell to 1-2. With less …

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  • Hurricane battles by hobbled, gritty Pioneers

    Jonesboro’s Denzel Mitchell rushed for 315 yards and three touchdowns while the Batesville running game was limited to less than three yards per carry, and the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane needed every bit of both to eke out a 38-31, non-conference high school football victory in …

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  • Scot kickers sweep foes

    After scoring four goals in the first seven games of the season combined, Lyon College junior transfer Gianfranco Panto erupted for a career-high four goals Saturday afternoon in just over a half to lead the Scots to an impressive 8-0 win over Benedictine-Springfield (Ill.) in …

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  • S-side junior girls place second in volleyball tourney at CAC

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners finished second in the Central Arkansas Christian Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. The Junior Lady Southerners defeated Conway Christian 25-21, 25-10, Harding Academy 25-10, 25-21, CAC 25-9, 25-16 before falling in the finals to Little Rock Christian …

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  • Payton Taylor wins second Schoenfeld street stock title

    LOCUST GROVE — Desha’s Payton Taylor started on the poll and lead from start to finish Saturday to win the 18th Annual Schoenfeld Headers Street Stock Championship at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Stan Lewis finished second. Robby Arnold followed in third. Rounding out the top …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Auto racing LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his …

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  • Woman designs memorial for Mountain Home boy

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Laura Morrison had no idea when she graduated from Mountain Home High School more than two decades ago that a chance conversation with a former classmate would lead her to take on an incredibly personal and challenging professional job at her …

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  • Open carry firearms march in Jonesboro postponed

    JONESBORO (AP) — A planned march in downtown Jonesboro that organizers say is intended to educate people about openly carrying firearms in Arkansas has been postponed because of the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy. Arkansas Carry planned the march for Sunday but postponed it …

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  • 2 killed in motorcycle crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two people were killed after their motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck in Jonesboro. State police say the fatal collision happened Sunday night. According to a preliminary report, the truck’s driver turned in front of a motorcycle driven …

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  • Presley talks tour, ‘Storm & Grace’

    It takes more than a multi-city tour across the United States for Lisa Marie Presley to come back home. Forever a daughter of the South, her roots may precede, even overshadow her, but the daughter of the world’s most famous entertainer knows and is proud …

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  • Hay fires are growing risk as parts of state dries out

    HOPE (AP) — More than one-third of Arkansas is experiencing drought conditions, raising concerns among farmers about fires starting in hay fields. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows far southern Arkansas is in extreme drought, while parts just north are in either severe or moderate …

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