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The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular television show. It ran from 1962 to 1971 and featured a straight-up backwoods family that struck it rich and moved to Beverly Hills, hence the name. The show was an ongoing series of yuk-fests at the family came to terms with life in the big city and th…

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I think if it stays cool I may go out and bow-hunt on the backside of my place, along the oak-hickory ridge where acorns are dropping. I am going to be sitting in a tree-stand hunting whitetail deer. I’ll be sitting there in my tree stand, wondering why I didn’t go fishing instead. Bass fish…

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The conference opener was a good one for the Batesville Pioneers.

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The Southside Southerners are coming off a 27-0 non-conference loss to the Truman Wildcats. After the loss the Southerners fell to 1-2 overall.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Barring injuries, quarantine causing positive COVID-19 tests or quarantine cause from COVID-19 tracing of those closely associated with others who have tested positive, the Arkansas Razorbacks starting lineup appeared all but set Monday for their season opener against the Geor…

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The Southside Lady Southerners traveled to Searcy to take on the Lady Wildcats while putting their four-game win streak on the line. They added to that streak by beating Harding Academy in four sets, 25-15, 15-25, 25-19, 25-17.

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Some schools in the area are having to cancel games as “no contest” as student athletes have to quarantine for two weeks after being identified as being a possible close contract to someone with COVID-19.

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NEWARK — As odd as it seemed to be playing high school football on a Saturday afternoon, the game time may have been the least bizarre thing in Cedar Ridge’s victory over Yellville-Summit.

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New Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman approved Friday’s first practice of the since Aug. 17 Razorbacks’ preseason practices geared against their first opponent instead of just the Razorbacks themselves.

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MOUNTAIN HOME — One week after dropping their first game of the season, the Batesville Pioneers dropped their second and watched the Mountain Home Bombers win again just a week after snapping a 23-game losing streak in comeback fashion.

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CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’ two home football games on Sept. 26 against Missouri State and versus Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 14 will be carried nationally on ESPN3.

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FAYETTEVILLE — As Razorback fans prepare to head to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the 2020 football season, here are some things every guest at an Arkansas football game should know to help enhance their gameday experience this season.

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FAYETTEVILLE — On his radio show Wednesday night, Arkansas Coach Sam Pittman announced two fifth-year seniors, one third-year senior and the graduate transfer quarterback who didn’t arrive until last January have been voted the Razorbacks 2020 captains.

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FAYETTEVILLE — He’s listed from Prattville, Ala. and a graduate transfer from Duke University.

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JONESBORO — The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Tuesday that its Sept. 19 home football game against Central Arkansas has been rescheduled for Oct. 10.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the 11th time out of the last 12 years, Lyon College has been named an NAIA Five-Star Institution, which was released by the National office. The Scots were one of five American Midwest Conference schools to receive a Gold Star. This is the fourth consecutive year Lyon…

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MAYFLOWER — The Southside Southerners got a big 28-13 win against Mayflower. Alex Cooper, Dylan Hodge, Caedmon Majors, Caden Silar, Cole Weaver, and Seth Wojcik proved to be a formidable offensive line.

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GREENBRIER — A big offensive first half and a strong defensive second half helped the Batesville Pioneers (1-0) fend off the Greenbrier Panthers (1-1) 31-19.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football’s Rakeem Boyd has been placed on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List, which recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football from the state of Texas.

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It’s the end of an era, as former Arkansas College (now Lyon College) football player George Edward Bentz, Sr., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30.

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There can’t be much doubt that the Batesville Pioneers — players, coaches and fans —are ready to get the 2020 football season underway.

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MOUNTAIN HOME — Mountain Home’s Kylee Sabella and Kendall Carter each notched double-doubles as the Lady Bombers ended a six-match winless streak against Batesville in nonconference volleyball action Monday night.

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HOXIE — Cave City pushed Hoxie into double overtime Friday before falling to the Mustangs 54-48.

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The Melbourne Bearkatz kicked off against the 4A Clinton Yellowjackets on Friday at Clinton and went home with a 50-21 win.

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FAYETTEVILLE – The better that Montaric Brown preseason scrimmages the less action he might receive at cornerback when the Razorbacks start their season.

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LITTLE ROCK — Batesville senior quarterback Eli Livingston has scored the prestigious First Community Bank Scholar Athlete of the Week Award presented by hootens.com on behalf of the bank.

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When the Batesville Pioneers left the field on Tuesday night, they left with not only a win over the Vilonia Eagles, but a good feeling that more victories are in their 10-week future.

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Bearkatz fans got their first look at the 2020-2021 football teams at the preseason scrimmage on August 20. The junior high and senior high teams squared off against the Hoxie Mustangs on the road. It was their first live action against another opponent since last season. Each team played 10…

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If the scoreboard registered big plays, the Southside Southerners would have come away from Tuesday night’s scrimmage with a mercy-rule blowout at Riverview.

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FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks will kick off the Sam Pittman era at home inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Sept. 26 against a familiar foe for the new head Hog.

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Tom Erikson has announced his formal resignation as the head men’s wrestling coach at Lyon College after accepting a coaching position at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

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Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins announced on Friday that Head Softball Coach Jessica Mattia has decided to step away from her position. Mattia had been at the helm of the Scots’ softball program for the 2020 season after serving the two seasons prior as an assistant coach on…

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JONESBORO — A 2019 Lou Groza Award semifinalist, Arkansas State junior kicker Blake Grupe was announced recently by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission as one of 30 FBS players on the prestigious award’s watch list for the 2020 season.