• Little known about golf prospects for 2014 Batesville High Teams

    The Batesville High School golf teams are scheduled to open the golf season a week from today, and their coach was hesitant to say much about their prospects when interviewed last week. No wonder. Coach Chad LaRose, who was hired June 16 to direct the …

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  • Arkansas women’s golf team earns top academic honors

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas women’s golf team has been recognized as one of the top academic programs in the country by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association. The Razorbacks were among the top 25 teams in the country with the highest grade point …

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  • Arkansans included in NCAA concussion lawsuit stories

    Ten head-injury lawsuits filed against the NCAA were consolidated into one federal class-action suit in Chicago, where a settlement was announced today. The NCAA agreed to settle the class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70-million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes …

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  • New guys expected to provide help in Hog O-line

    BELLA VISTA — On one hand, second-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema and his staff have stressed the continuity from spring football through the summer conditioning that involved nearly all the Razorbacks. On the other, two transfer offensive linemen from whom Bielema and offensive line Coach …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Humphrey savors HOF induction

    ATLANTA (AP) — Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame “a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more.” Even so, there’s a bonus for Humphrey, the former standout defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and …

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  • Clippers’ Sterling out, Ballmer back in

    The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer, who paid a record price for the team and is now a step closer to finally owning it. The Clippers …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers confirmed Byron Scott is their new coach, finally making the long-anticipated announcement in a news release. Scott was to be introduced at a news conference today at the Lakers’ training complex. Scott told reporters during …

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  • Russellville tops Bogalusa in WR canoe race

    Russellville’s Crew 300 paddled past Bogalusa Crew 313 on Saturday, winning the Boy Scouts and Venturers 48th White River Canoe Race at Batesville’s Kennedy Park. Competing in the open cruising division, the team of Jarod King, Nathan White, Joshua Sayger, Chris Williams and Mark Sayger …

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  • Two Torpedoes swim to high-point awards

    PARAGOULD — Joseph Wells and Trey Moody won high-point awards in their age division, and Benjamin Grafton placed second among scorers in another to lead the Independence County Youth Athletic Association Torpedoes to the top of the small-team division in the South Wind Conference Finals …

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  • Isle of Capri points leaders win feature races at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Terry Brooks and Dalton Strain padded their Isle of Capri points leads here Friday night by winning feature races at the Batesville Motor Speedway. Brooks also won the heat race in the Colt Hobby Stock division. Jeremy Tharp and Lucian Herrington took …

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  • High school golf start corrected

    The wrong starting date for Arkansas high school golf was listed in Friday’s Guard. The first day teams can play is Monday, Aug. 4. Most teams in the circulation area are scheduled to open Aug. 5, when Batsville and Southside’s girls and boys are set …

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