• Jr. ’Katz win storm-shortened game in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Lightning altered plans for the Cave City-Melbourne junior high football game twice, but the Junior Bearkatz stayed the course here Thursday night. Led by the running and passing of quarterback Clay Harris, the Junior ’Katz scored in the last minute of the …

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  • Robinson scores 4 TDs as BJHS crushes Searcy

    Fans got a show Thursday as the Batesville Junior Pioneers blasted the Searcy Junior Cubs 40-8 and remained undefeated at 2-0 in their home opener. Kylan Robinson led the Junior Pioneers as he rushed for 246 yards and scored four touchdowns on 16 carries in …

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  • Cedar Ridge’s Talley inks for Lyon football

    NEWARK — It’s become no secret how football Coach Kirk Kelley plans to build Lyon College’s football program. After obtaining commitments from linemen for his first two signees, Cedar Ridge offensive and defensive lineman Micah Talley recently became Lyon’s third recruit. Talley, a 5-foot-10, 230-pound …

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  • Westside Lady Warriors sweep Cavewomen

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Westside Consolidated Lady Warriors swept the Cave City Cavewomen, winning 25-11,25-7,25-7, Thursday in a Class 4A Northeast Conference game. The Cavewomen fell to 3-1 in the conference and 9-2 overall. Candra Carpenter and Gracen Ratliff led the Cavewomen with 10 points …

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  • Batesville sweeps Forrest City in league volleyball matches

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Lady Pioneers rolled to 4-0 in 5A-East Conference volleyball play with a 3-0 victory over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs Thursday night. The Lady Pioneers won 25-4, 25-12, 25-13 as Sarah Hayes recorded eight kills, eight assists and five digs, …

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  • Springdale Har-Ber serves notice

    FAYETTEVILLE — Springdale Har-Ber served notice to the rest of Class 7A last week that it’s not to be overlooked this football season. The Wildcats (1-0), led by coach Chris Wood, rallied from a 35-14 third-quarter deficit to snap a 46-game winning streak by Webb …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14, 2013.

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  • ASU fends off Troy in Sun Belt opener

    JONESBORO (AP) — Fredi Knighten scored on a 13-yard run with 3:56 remaining to lift Arkansas State to a 41-34 win over Troy on Thursday night. Michael Gordon ran for 115 yards and two scores, and Anthony Kennedy passed for 282 yards and a touchdown …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker was making so many birdies that even an 18-foot putt looked like a mere tap-in. When he finished his amazing run in the first round of the BMW Championship, he had seven straight birdies on his card …

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  • Pioneer-Lion football series takes on new look

    The Searcy Lions and Batesville Pioneers have been playing each other in all high school sports for as long as most people can remember, but the football game in Lion Stadium on Friday night has a new look. After four seasons and 24 victories under …

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  • Lightning strike results in football schedule change

    Weather made it’s first strike at the circulation area football schedule early Wednesday evening. Lightning struck a transformer on the Melbourne High School campus, resulting in a power outage and causing school officials to move tonight’s junior high football games to Cave City. The seventh-grade …

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  • Melbourne, Batesville harriers lead way for Guard area teams in Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz and Batesville Junior Pioneers placed third overall to lead Guard circulation area teams in the Josh Park Memorial Cross Country Meet here Tuesday, and the individual leaders were Izard County’s Ian Brewer and Concord’s Kaleah Davis. Brewer won …

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