• Georgia files reinstatement request for Gurley

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. Coach Mark Richt has …

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  • Southside, Lyon host v-ball tourney; Junior Lady Southerners win crown

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School is hosting the 4A-Central Conference Volleyball Tournament and action began Monday at Southside Gymnasium and Lyon College’s Becknell Gymnasium. The Pulaski Robinson Lady Senators opened the tournament with a 19-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 win over the Arkansas Baptist Lady Eagles …

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  • Visitors win basketball openers in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL — Marmaduke and Bradford won here Monday night in high school basketball openers as the Bad Boy Mowers Classic tipped off. The Greyhounds defeated their hosts, the Izard County Cougars 50-48 as Eddie Page hit for 16 points, Tyler Vowell added 14 and Hayden …

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  • Pioneer JVs get revenge

    The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team got revenge while improving their record to 6-1 Monday night in Pioneer Stadium The Pioneers defeated the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane 26-12. Jonesboro defeated Batesville 44-32 in Jonesboro on Sept. 29. After a Jonesboro player returned the opening kickoff …

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  • Lady Pioneers fall in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Lady Hurricane edged the Batesville Lady Pioneers in the first and third games Monday night while collecting a 3-0, non-conference high school volleyball victory. The game scores were 25-23, 25-15, 27-25. Junior Gracen Ratliff hit for 11 kills and also …

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  • Pioneer leads way at Oaklawn Park

    HOT SPRINGS — Batesville Pioneer Tristen Driver posted the best finish among circulation-area high school cross country runners at the Lake Hamilton Invitational on the infield of Oaklawn Park on Saturday. The annual meet is held at the site of the state championship races, which …

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  • Beller, Brimer win overall titles in WRMC Run the Wave 5K

    Ashley Beller, the current leader in the overall women’s division of the White River Roadrunners Challenge Series, padded her lead Saturday with a victory in the White River Medical Center Run the Wave 5K. The 35-year-old from Cave City finished the 5-kilometer course in a …

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  • Hogs try to find answer to run woes

    FAYETTEVILLE — An Arkansas backfield that was once considered among the best in the Southeastern Conference is experiencing an unexpected bit of upheaval midway through the season. The Razorbacks (3-4), led by the trio of Jonathan Williams, Alex Collins and Korliss Marshall, had the top …

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  • Garrett shuns contract talks during streak

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Dallas is already watching the price go up for receiver Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, the first running back in NFL history to start a …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, October 18 – Friday, October 24, 2014.

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  • Bumgarner, Shields open World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. The Giants ace chugged four beers after beating Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game, upped the count to five following the NL Division …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pistorius PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the “gross negligence” the double-amputee Olympic runner …

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