• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, December 3 – Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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  • UofA women crack Top 25 poll

    Jimmy Dykes knew his first year coaching at Arkansas was going to have its ups and downs. So far the former ESPN commentator hasn’t seen many downs, as the Lady Razorbacks jumped into The Associated Press women’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 25. His …

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  • Sports Briefs

    College football The top four in the College Football Playoff rankings going into the final weekend of the regular season is as follows: Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State. The question is: Short of a loss by one of those teams, is there anything a …

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  • Mississippians fend off Scots

    BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. — Trailing Blue Mountain College by four points with 74 seconds remaining in regulation, the Lyon College men’s basketball team outscored the Toppers 6-2 and forced overtime on Ben Worlow’s dramatic 3-point play with 14.3 seconds remaining, but the Scots couldn’t gain …

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  • Lyon’s ‘Furry Toy Toss’ set for Thursday night

    The Scot basketball teams are hoping that fans with generous hearts and loud voices will come out and fill up Becknell Gymnasium Thursday night to support them against Columbia College and make this year’s Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss successful so many area children …

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  • Lyon/Mark Martin hoops tourney scheduled to tip off on Saturday

    The 24-team field is set for the 33rd Annual Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Basketball Tournament, which is scheduled to tip off Saturday in Becknell Gymnasium. Boys’ teams with a combined 22 Lyon tournament titles and girls squads with a combined 13 championships make …

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  • Southside wins big in tourney

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Southside Lady Southerners advanced to the semifinals of the Williams Baptist College Tournament Monday with a 47-29 win over the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds. Southside is slated to play the Corning Lady Bobcats Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Corning defeated Viola 52-39 in …

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  • Junior Lady Pioneer cagers win twice in Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS — Alley Edwards rebounded a teammates miss and scored with 10 seconds to play for a 31-30 Batesville Junior Lady Pioneer victory Monday night over the Pocahontas Junior Lady Redskins. Taylor Griffin led the winners with 10 points. Hannah Baxter added seven rebounds and …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, December 2 – Friday, November 5, 2014.

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  • Murder trial begins for former Pioneer, Hog

    FAYETTEVILLE  (AP) — The murder trial of a former Batesville High and University of Arkansas football player has begun. Josh Melton, 33, is charged in Washington County with second-degree murder in the August 2013 beating death of 30-year-old Michael Gover. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that …

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  • Belichick, Kraft listed as witnesses

    BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. In court papers released Monday, Hernandez’s lawyers asked a judge to order …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball SEATTLE (AP) — Free agent slugger Nelson Cruz and the Seattle Mariners neared agreement on a contract, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The pair spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized …

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