• Portis, Qualls lead Hogs past Panthers, 84-54

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bobby Portis spent much of the offseason working to become more comfortable in a leading role for Arkansas. The standout Razorbacks sophomore appears to have finally found a reliable wingman in junior Michael Qualls. Portis and Qualls continued their season-long one-two punch …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football CINCINNATI (AP) — Dre Kirkpatrick returned Peyton Manning’s third interception of the game for a touchdown in the closing minutes on Monday night, completing a rain-soaked rally for a 37-28 victory over the Denver Broncos and a spot in the playoffs. The Bengals …

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  • Lady Pioneers battle from behind for win

    HOT SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers had to come from behind twice Friday to post a 53-49, non-conference high school basketball victory over the Hot Springs Lakeside Lady Rams. First, the Lady Pioneers led 30-26 at halftime after trailing 20-13 after one quarter of …

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  • Southside win, lose in district matchup

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Southside Lady Southerners improved to 2-2 in the 4A-2 District and 7-5 overall Friday at Heber Springs after defeating the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 56-53. Kessie Jenkins led with 22 points and nine rebounds, Ashton Ford added 19 points and five …

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  • Dallas Cowboys win NFC East

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don’t have to worry about a win-and-you’re-in finale this year. They’re in. Dallas ended a 4-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Romo throwing four touchdown passes and …

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  • Florida State’s Winston cleared of misconduct

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding wrote in a letter to Winston …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Boxing LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The 3-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling Parkinson’s disease, …

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  • Local swimmer to participate in pro-am event

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Seth Bailey, a freshman at Batesville Junior High, is scheduled to swim this weekend in the KMSC Pro-Am Classic, according to a news release from the King Marlin Swim Club. The annual 4-day King Martin Swim Club event at the Oklahoma City …

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  • Second-place Scots sweep Owls in Missouri

    FULTON, Mo. — The 23rd-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team headed into the holiday break on a roll, claiming its sixth consecutive victory as the Scots took over sole possession of second place in the American Midwest Conference with a 52-43 win over William Woods …

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  • Roadrunners present awards, announce 2015 race schedule

    The White River Roadrunners recently presented awards and recognized champions of the 2014 Challenge Series at the club’s annual Christmas awards dinner at the Landers Theatre/Fellowship Bible Church. The top club awards went to: Bruce Oakley, Male Runner of the Year; Ashley Beller, Female Runner …

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  • Izard, Cotter juniors split

    BROCKWELL — Sam King scored on a driving layup with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to lift the Izard County Junior Lady Cougars to a 36-34 victory over the Cotter Junior Lady Warriors in non-conference basketball action Thursday night. King led the 9-4 Junior …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 19 – Saturday, December 20, 2014.

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