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Razorbacks’ football season ends with cancellation of Texas Bowl

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The Arkansas Razorbacks football season has come to an abrupt end. The Texas Bowl, which was scheduled for New Year's Eve in Houston, has been canceled due to an increase of positive COVID-19 tests within TCU, the Hogs' opponent in the now-scrapped match-up. “We are very...

Former Arkansas College men’s basketball player Bernis Duke passes away

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Article by Matt Jagodzinski, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications, Lyon College BATESVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas College men’s basketball player Bernis Duke passed away early Tuesday morning. Duke played at Arkansas College from 1950-53. He was inducted into the first class of the Lyon...

Southside Charter’s Smith named Strength and Conditioning Regional Coach of the Year

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“Honored. Excited. Proud.” Those are the words of Deerick Smith, the strength and conditioning coach for the Southside Charter High School, as he was named regional coach of the year by the National High School Strength Coaches Association Tuesday night. The region covers Arkansas, Texas,...

AP Source: Arkansas State Coach Anderson headed to Utah State

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Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson has resigned to take over at Utah State, according to the Associated Press. Arkansas State announced Anderson's departure to take a head coaching position at another FBS school. A person familiar with the decision told the AP that Anderson is being...

UACCB runners participate in White River Marathon for Kenya

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Featured image (from left): Runners from UACCB participating in the White River Marathon for Kenya -- Dr. Brian Shonk, Dr. Andrew Seely, Austin Muse, Andrew Muse, and Meagan Akins. The White River Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K for Kenya was held on Nov. 21, 2020...

SEC: Arkansas at Missouri football game postponed

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The SEC said early Monday evening the Arkansas at Missouri football game scheduled for Nov. 28 has been postponed. In a statement, the conference said the game "...has been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contract tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within...

Tickets won’t be available at the gate for Friday’s Pioneer game; fans will need to purchase via online site

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There will be a completely different method to purchase tickets for Friday's Batesville Pioneer football match-up against the Jacksonville Titans. The game, which is part of the Centennial Bank State Football Playoffs, will be held at Pioneer Stadium in Batesville, but tickets will not be...

Pioneer XC competes in 5A state at Oaklawn race track

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Six Pioneer seniors closed out their careers in a fast 5A crowd at the cross country (XC) state championships Saturday at Oaklawn. Brandon Grant and Tori Roddy showed their veteran leadership, with Brandon 45th in 18:16 in the field of 191 and Tori 92nd of...

Mark Lamberth marks 25th year as “Voice of the Pioneers” on 93 KZLE

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He heads a very successful asphalt company, but in his time away from work, he has a very special passion: local sports. Batesville's Mark Lamberth is celebrating his 25th season as the "Voice of the Pioneers." Batesville Pioneers Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Dave King...

Batesville Pioneers Cross Country: Grant third in strong field

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Batesville seniors Brandon Grant (left) and Gunner Shell wear their top 20 medals from Tuesday’s Blazer Invitational as they gather with classmates Devin Rice and Kaden Shaw (far right) after the race. (Photo by April Hess Rice) The Batesville Pioneers wrapped up the cross country...

Pioneers Cross Country, Grant earn second titles of year in Race on the Ridge

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The Batesville Pioneers and Brandon Grant earned their second titles of the year Tuesday in the Race on the Ridge in Paragould. Seniors Grant and Gunner Shell paced steadily near the front for the first 1.5 miles of the 3.1-mile race, with Grant taking over...