• BJHS, Wynne cagers split

    The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers mashed the Wynne Lady Bees in Pioneer Gym Thursday night, and the Bees rallied past the Junior Pioneers in the nightcap of this 5A-East District basketball pairing. Led by a pressing defense that totaled 12 steals, the Junior Lady Pioneers …

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  • Scot women grab 6th win in row

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Taylor Grigg scored 15 first-half points and Elliott Taylor hit eight of eight shots from the field, scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead 20th-ranked Lyon College to a 76-72 basketball victory over 24th-ranked Columbia Thursday night. The win was …

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  • Sside sweeps Newport in 4A-2

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside swept Newport in 4A-2 District games as the Southerners picked up their first district win of the season. The Southerners improved to 1-11 in the district after their 40-30 win. Braden Mead led the winners with 19 points. Khairan Stafford led the …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Greene County Tech Lady Eagles (5-1, 5A-East District; 14-5, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (6-0, 11-7), Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. The Lady Pioneers took the lead this time last week by defeating the Nettleton Lady Raiders in Jonesboro. Tonight, they face their longtime basketball rivals …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 30 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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  • Things to watch this weekend in Southeastern Conference hoops

    Maybe there will be more important games this weekend in terms of the SEC standings, but for pure theater, nothing can match Auburn Coach Bruce Pearl’s return to Knoxville. Pearl coached Tennessee from 2005-11 and led the Volunteers to NCAA tournament appearances in each of …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Tennis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend and rival Andy Murray. The top-ranked Djokovic beat Wawrinka …

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  • Area football players sign with Lyon

    Southside’s Jeff Fox and Midland’s Caleb Altom recently signed letters-of-intent to attend Lyon College and play football for the Scots in ceremonies at their respective schools. “It’s a lifelong dream for me to play college football and to be a part of a new program …

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  • Local gymnasts win all-around titles

    Stars & Stripes gymnasts Kinley O’Connor and Audra Blevins won all-around championships at the Yankee Doodle Dandy Meet in Pine Bluff recently. Competing at Level 4, O’Connor won on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise for her all-around winning score. Blevins placed …

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  • Izard County, S-side bowlers split

    Izard County and Southside bowlers split matches Wednesday at Hollywood Bowl, with the Cougars winning 10-3 and the Lady Southerners winning by forfeit. Drake Gallion led Izard County with a 2-game total of 363, including a high game of 196. The Cougars and Southerners split …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, January 29 – Saturday, January 31, 2015.

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  • Scowl hides Belichick’s impact

    PHOENIX (AP) — He’s been called the Evil Genius, and he’s been fined for spying on an opponent. And now there are questions about deflated footballs. Any visual portrait of Bill Belichick likely has him wearing a hoodie — and a scowl. Many of his …

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