• Bad Boys basketball team wins another tournament

    SEARCY — The Bad Boys, a 10th-grade traveling basketball team, kept up its winning ways by collecting the Land O’ Frost Tournament championship recently. The Bad Boys defeated Searcy Thunder 55-35 in the title game. They defeated the NEA Wings twice and the Conway Heat …

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  • Torpedoes sink visitors in swim meet at Lyon

    Led by Peter Weinzierl, Joseph Wells and Kaylee Wilkins, the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes dominated the swim meet at Lyon College on Saturday. Weinzierl and Wells each won five events in the boys’ division. Wilkins was a 4-time winner in girls’ events. The …

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  • Southside will try to defend 7-on-7 football title Friday

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside 7-on-7 Football Tournament is set for Friday at Stewart Field, and the field of 12 teams includes the defending champion and runner-up. The Southside Southerners defeated the Melbourne Bearkatz in the title game last June. Southside and Searcy will each field …

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  • Hog leads Arkansas draft connections

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas Razorback Brian Anderson was the first player with Arkansas connections to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft this weekend, going in the third round to the Miami Marlins. Chris Oliver, a current UofA pitcher, and UA pitching …

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  • BHS Pioneer summer baseball season opener rained out again

    For now, it’s rain 8, Batesville Pioneers 0. Rain shut out the Pioneer summer league team again on Friday and today, washing out two more scheduled doubleheaders. They were to visit the Heber Springs Panthers on Friday and host the West Side Greers Ferry Eagles …

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  • NBA Finals goes to Miami at 1-all

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James knew he had to do more than just get his body right between Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals. His mind needed a little work as well. So that’s why, without anyone else with him — no …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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  • Chrome’s owner adds to complaints

    NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot — and no Triple Crown — after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate. Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was still smarting, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal won the French Open title for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in Sunday’s final. Nadal improved his record at Roland Garros to 66-1, and stretched his …

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  • Woman admits killing mother

    The last person to see Linda Jo Stingley of Southside alive was her daughter. Now, that same daughter she gave birth to 41 years ago faces a first-degree murder charge after she reportedly killed Stingley and then tossed her body in a wooded area along …

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  • Storm downs power lines

    Thursday’s storm brought over 2 inches of rain in the first 20 minutes and 28 mile per hour winds, according to Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. The severe thunderstorm rolled into town around noon damaging trees, downing power lines and trapping motorists in their vehicles. …

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  • NEA severe weather claims two lives

    LITTLE ROCK — Two people were killed by falling trees in northeast Arkansas on Thursday as a storm system ripped through the area, damaging homes and businesses and causing widespread power outages. Damage spanned the northeastern third of the state and was severe enough at …

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