• 5A-East title on line in Jonesboro

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers’ second consecutive 5A-East District title is on the line tonight as they travel to Jonesboro to face the 9-1 Valley View Junior Blazers. “Our goal is the same every year, and that’s to win the district title,” Junior Pioneer Coach …

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  • Scot wrestlers win four matches, but Spartans dominate team scores

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Three Lyon College men’s wrestlers recorded victories Wednesday night, and one Scot woman grappled to victory, but both Lyon wrestling teams dropped their dual competitions to Spartans at the Missouri Baptist University Duals. On the men’s side, Robb Rodriguez, Sky Walker …

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  • Arkansas-LSU kickoff time set

    FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — The kickoff time and broadcast have been set for the LSU-Arkansas football game in Fayetteville. The University of Arkansas announced Monday that the Nov. 15 game will start at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN2. The No. 14 Tigers and Razorbacks …

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  • Bielema confident despite close losses

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Even Bret Bielema is impressed Arkansas’ players haven’t given up on the season despite a series of emotionally trying losses. Now the second-year Razorbacks coach would like to finally turn that frustration into his first Southeastern Conference win. Arkansas (4-5, 0-5 SEC) …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 6 – Saturday, November 8, 2014.

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  • SEC keeps rolling out big backs

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has a talented pack of big backs. The league that has produced countless sizable runners — Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson and Shaun Alexander for starters — has a number of them punishing opponents this season. And it’s not …

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  • Junior Pioneers target Junior Blazers, district title

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers enter their final game with two items to mark off their to-do list; a second consecutive undefeated season and 5A-East District championship. “We’ve won 13 or 14 district championship, but when you average it over 33 years it doesn’t sound too …

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  • Junior Southerners, Greypups both aiming for strong finish

    The Southside-at-Newport junior high football game Thursday night is a batter for second-place and to see who can continue an upswing. The Junior Southerners’ records are 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the 4A-2 District, both season bests for Southside’s football program. Their only loss was …

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  • McClellan forfeitures simplify playoff scenario for Pioneers

    A couple of forfeitures by a 5A-Central District team simplified the high school football playoff scenario for the Batesville Pioneers. According to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association, Little Rock McClellan reported an eligibility violation and as a result it had to forfeit …

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  • Bearkatz aim to secure home playoff berth

    The Melbourne Bearkatz and Cedar Ridge Timberwolves meet Thursday in a 3A-3 District high school football finale at Newark, with one team moving on to the playoffs and, the other, packing it in for the season. The Bearkatz secured their place in the playoffs last …

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  • Mustangs tell Scots ‘truth’ in Becknell

    The Central Baptist Mustangs might have provided just what the Lyon College Scots needed. At least that’s what Scot Coach Chadd Tapp is hoping after the Mustangs defeated the Scots 61-58 in a non-conference basketball game in Becknell Gym Tuesday night. “What’s the old saying? …

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  • Izard County wins 60-47 as Walker scores 36 points

    BRADFORD — The Izard County Cougars hammered the Bradford Tigers 60-47 Tuesday in a non-district game as Andrew Walker led all scorers with 36 points. Walker scored 25 of his 36 points in the second half. The junior guard also dealt out three assists. The …

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