• Lady Pioneers move up, join 5A-East targets

    Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball hit a target and became a target last season. One year after just missing their first shot at a state championship, they got their chance last fall. In November 2012, the Lady Pioneers reached the Class 5A State Tournament semifinal before …

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  • Cave City juniors, seniors to host v-ball scrimmages

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School is scheduled to host benefit volleyball scrimmages for junior high teams tonight and senior high teams on Saturday. Cave City, Southside, Midland and Walnut Ridge teams will compete both days, and the Heber Springs senior team will join …

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  • Scot men aim for return to winning soccer form

    After posting more wins than any other Lyon College men’s soccer team in the 12-year history of the program two years ago, the Scots struggled offensively in 2013 and posted a 6-9-4 season mark. This year could be much different for Michael Brookshire’s squad, which …

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  • Davis boosts argument to pay players

    Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it’s way more organized than anything you’re likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit …

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  • Stewart skips 3rd Sprint Cup race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Stewart’s decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton will …

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  • SEC strives to improve fan experience at games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 21 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny …

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  • Southside, Highland split high school golf matches

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Led by sophomore Maigan Johnson, the Southside Lady Southerners edged the Highland Lady Rebels by one stroke in a 9-hole, high school golf match here Tuesday. Johnson shot a medal-winning 55. Teammates Brooklyn Grimes and Sydney Sweat each added a 60 for …

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  • Weather threat KOs golf matches

    Two high school golf matches at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday were stopped and eventually called off due to threatening weather, said Batesville Coach Chad LaRose. Batesville played Salem in one match, and Cedar Ridge, Concord, Corning and Piggott competed in another. “We …

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  • Razorback defense looks refreshed, refreshing

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas’ new-look defense early during preseason camp. In fact, the Razorbacks coach took such notice after the team’s first scrimmage that he held a surprise staff meeting to let the defensive staff — led by new …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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