• Student accepted to governor’s school

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School student Jacob Wyatt has been accepted into the Arkansas Governor’s School, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Education. The Arkansas Governor’s School received more than 600 applications from 109 schools, representing 46 counties. Only 400 …

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  • Millions of kids to test new education assessments

    WASHINGTON — What’s on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states. …

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  • Scots slug their way to AMC series win

    The Lyon College baseball team had to come from behind twice Saturday afternoon, but the Scots used a 17-hit attack and 13 hits by the first five batters in the lineup to top the Benedictine-Springfield (Ill.) Bulldogs 13-10 at Scots Field in an American Midwest …

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  • Cavemen finish third in Sharp County event

    CAVE CITY — The Westside Consolidated Warriors defeated the Pocahontas Redskins 6-3 Saturday to win the Sharp County Tournament title for high school baseball. In the third-place game, the Cave City Cavemen defeated the Highland Rebels 8-4 as Trevor Hatfield pitched a complete game, striking …

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  • AMC-leading Pirates sweep softball Scots

    The 17th-ranked Park University Pirates kept the Lyon softball team at bay all Saturday afternoon as the Pirates outhit the Scots 20-10 and swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader, winning 10-0 and 5-0 at House Field. The loss dropped the Scots to 6-11 on the …

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  • Harding warms up quickly, dominates tourney

    The Harding Academy Lady Wildcats looked like the class of the Farm Bureau of Independence County Lady Pioneer Classic Saturday at the North Complex, though their coach isn’t quite ready to give them a grade. “We’ve now, officially, played more games than we’ve had practices,” …

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  • Cavewomen break through

    TRUMANN — The Cave City Cavewomen crushed the Trumann Lady Wildcats 25-11 in 4A-3 District softball Friday to pick up their first win of the season. The Cavewomen recorded 11 hits and only committed one error while the Lady Wildcats mustered seven hits and committed …

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  • Pioneers go 2-1 in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE — After a shaky start, the Batesville Pioneers won two games and put together a good showing in the Springdale Bulldog McDonalds Classic this weekend at the Randall Tyson Complex, said their coach. The Pioneers fell to Carthage Tigers of Missouri 6-0 on Friday, …

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  • Lyon’s Layrock finishes third in dunk contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Inman of Southwestern Christian (Okla.) was the winner and Lyon College’s Jordan Layrock placed third in the inaugural NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Dunk Contest, presented by Rawlings on Saturday afternoon in Municipal Auditorium. The event was staged in conjunction with the …

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  • Taylor sweeps modified races at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Jeff Taylor swept the 18th Annual Mid-America Modified Championship this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway, winning $1,500 each night and all three 40-lap feature races. In Saturday’s feature, rain began to fall as Taylor started on the second row and immediately …

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  • West, East split North Arkansas All-Star hoops

    BROCKWELL — Cole Crabtree of Cedar Ridge led the West boys to a 109-85 victory over the East in the North Arkansas All-Star Basketball Classic Saturday at Izard County High School in Brockwell. Crabtree, who helped the Timberwolves to their second straight Class 2A state …

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  • Hogs’ Portis eyes rematch against Cal

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Portis has talked frequently throughout the season about what he considers his wake-up call to college basketball. The Arkansas freshman will have a chance to make amends for one of the most difficult games of his young career when the third-seeded Razorbacks …

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