• Coaches emphasize run, stopping run in Batesville

    Remember a trio of Nettleton Raiders and what happened last week in Jonesboro when thinking about the 5A-East District high school football opener in Pioneer Stadium Friday night. Making up the trio are defensive lineman Jaylon Allison, quarterback Jaylin Small and running back Joe Frazier. …

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  • Lyon soccer teams win, lose at home

    The Lyon College men’s soccer team needed a spark to snap its American Midwest Conference 2-match losing skid and the Scots got what they needed with an outstanding defensive performance and a late goal by Abdullah Adam for a 1-0 win over Missouri Baptist at …

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  • Junior Pioneers hit road for 5A-East District opener

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers take their 3-0 football record on the road as they travel to Jonesboro to face the 2-0 Nettleton Junior Raiders in a 5A-East District opener. Last season, the Junior Pioneers walloped the Junior Raiders 41-0 on their way to a perfect …

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  • Pirate golfers win 5th straight district title

    DRASCO — The Concord Pirates won the 1A-2 District boys golf tournament Wednesday at Tannebaum Golf Club with a score of 276. The win is the fifth straight district championship for the Pirates. The West Side Greers Ferry Eagles finished second with a 300. The …

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  • Sside sweeps Riverview in v-ball

    SEARCY — The Southside Southerners improved to 9-1 in the 4A-Central Conference Tuesday after sweeping the Riverview Raiders 25-10, 25-6, 25-13. Alexus Lawellin and Kaylee Crowl led 6 aces and 5 kills apiece, Brooke Halford added 7 digs and Haley Sprouse dished out 10 assists. …

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  • Score corrected

    Southside High School’s Maigan Johnson qualified for the Class 4A State Golf Tournament with a score of 106 Tuesday in the 4A-2 District Tournament at the Newport Country Club. The incorrect score was printed in Wednesday’s edition of the Guard.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 25 – Saturday, September 27, 2014.

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  • Unbeaten juniors to collide in Jonesboro

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers roll into Jonesboro to meet the undefeated Nettleton Junior Raiders Thursday in their first 5A-East District football game and Nettleton Coach Chris Moss said the path to the next level is through the Junior Pioneers. “A win over the defending …

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  • Pioneer JV, 8th-graders win

    Batesville won senior high junior varsity and eighth-grade football games at Pioneer Stadium Monday night. The Pioneer jayvees blanked their counterparts from Jonesboro and Nettleton High 32-0 with scores in each quarter. In the first half, Preston Thompson caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Zach …

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  • Local fighter set for TV bout Friday night

    Dave Burrow, a mixed martial arts fighter from Guion, will be part of a Friday night at the fights television card this weekend. Fighting in the lightweight division (155-pound class), Burrow will square off against Ed Cline Jr. in the fourth bout on a 6-bout …

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  • 3-0 teams to meet in district opener at Southside

    The football happening set for Thursday night at Stewart Field looks doubly interesting. One, it’s a 4A-2 District opener. Two, it pits unbeaten teams. The visiting Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds comes to Independence County with a 3-0 mark, having downed Beebe 20-0, Pulaski Robinson 18-15 and …

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  • Newport sweeps Cave City in league volleyball

    CAVE CITY — The Newport Lady Greyhounds defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-5 Wednesday in a 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball match. Cave City fell to 4-3 in the conference and 5-5 overall. Candra Carpenter led the Cavewomen with 25 points, five blocks …

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