• Cedar Ridge, S-side juniors remain unbeaten

    MELBOURNE — In a junior high football game with lots of big numbers, it was a zero that counted most. After the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves and Melbourne Junior Bearkatz combined for 58 points in the first half, the visitors threw a shutout and took …

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  • Lady Pioneers v-ballers collect key league win

    JONESBORO — Led by the attack combo of Kendra Kelley and Hannah Qualls, the Batesville Lady Pioneers posted a key 5A-East Conference victory over the Nettleton Lady Raiders Thursday night. The Lady Pioneers came from behind twice in the 3-2 decision. The game scores were …

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  • Lady Southerners sweep Lady Cougars

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners swept the West-Helena Lady Cougars 25-5, 25-9, 25-7 in a 4A-Central Conference volleyball match Thursday. Amber Tucker led with 15 aces as the Lady Southerners improved to 7-1 in conference. Haley Sprouse added six assists ,and Alexus Lawellin, Kaylee …

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  • Melbourne golfers win three district titles

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne swept the 3A-2 District Tournament team golf titles and a Lady Bearkat won medalist honors at Cooper’s Hawk on Thursday. Led by Dylan Smith’s 18-hole total of 77, the Bearkatz totaled a 243 for a 29-stroke victory over the Flippin Bobcats, runners-up. …

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  • Sports Calendar

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

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  • ’Katz undefeated record on line against ’Hounds

    The Melbourne Bearkatz stand alongside the Batesville Pioneers as the only circulation-area team still undefeated and, according to Coach Kevin McCarn, it’s important they stay focused. “When you get off to a good start people try to tell you how good you are,” McCarn said. …

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  • Hurricane reveals real dangers in loss at Conway

    Look at the loss and learn. In more ways than one, that’s a good vantage point to look at the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, the Batesville Pioneers’ next and last non-conference high school football opponent. The Pioneers are scheduled to take on the Hurricane in Jonesboro …

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  • Batesville Junior Pioneers target 15th straight victory

    After winning their 14th straight and Coach Doug Wall’s 200th last week, the Batesville Junior Pioneers will attempt to remain undefeated at 3-0 tonight against the 1-1 MacArthur Cyclones at Pioneer Stadium. “This will be our toughest test so far this season,” Walls said. The …

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  • Lady Bearkatz win cross country title

    GREERS FERRY — Melbourne won a team title, finished second in two other divisions, as did a Batesville team at the West Side Greers Ferry Invitational Cross Country Meet here Tuesday. Among individuals, Batesville Junior Pioneer Jake Ward recorded his second first-place finish in as …

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  • Hosts sweep Cavewomen in v-ball

    BROOKLAND — The Brookland Lady Bearcats swept the Cave City Cavewomen 25-22, 25-14, 25-15 Tuesday in a non-conference match. Candra Carpenter led the Cavewomen with 15 points and five blocks, Jessica Walling added nine points and four blocks, and Kiley Foley provided six points and …

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  • Tennis

    The Batesville Pioneers shut out the Mountain View Yellowjackets 8-0 and the Lady Pioneers won 6-1 Tuesday in high school tennis matches at Lyon College. Girls Singles: Haley Cole (B) defeated Ashlyn Stewart 6-0; Kearsten Douglas (B) defeated Macey Decker 6-1; Decker (MV) defeated Rachel …

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  • BJHS to face toughest test against Cyclones

    After pushing their win streak to 14 games with a 41-22 decision last week against the Searcy Cubs, the Batesville Junior Pioneers will face their toughest test yet when they meet the MacArthur Cyclones Thursday at Pioneer Stadium, according to Coach Doug Walls. “MacArthur has …

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