• Sports Briefs

    Pro football SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith acknowledged Tuesday that he visited Ray McDonald’s home for a short time the day the ex-49ers defensive lineman is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Smith said he didn’t drink any alcohol …

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  • Six Pioneers chosen to all-state football team

    Six Batesville Pioneers were selected the Arkansas Activities Association Class 5A All-State football team, and they included repeat appearances for seniors Osvaldo Espericueta and quarterback Kenton Crawford, who also won the 5A-East District Back of the Year Award, announced Batesville Coach Dave King Crawford and …

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  • Lady Mustangs fall to Lady ‘Hounds in 2A-2

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds defeated the Midland Lady Mustangs 46-37 Friday in a 2A-2 District game at Midland Gymnasium. The Lady Mustangs fell to 3-3 in the district and 9-5 overall as Paisley Pratt scored 12 points and Kim Allen added 10. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, December 23 – Saturday, December 27, 2014.

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  • 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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