• SAU snaps Lyon’s volleyball win string

    MAGNOLIA — NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas pulled away from a 1-1 tie Tuesday night to outlast the Lyon College volleyball team 3-1 in a non-conference match. The 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20 setback snapped a 4-match win streak for Lyon (6-11), while the Lady Muleriders …

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  • Area cross country athletes shine at meet in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — One circulation area team won a Melbourne Bearkatz Cross Country Invitational title on Tuesday, and circulation area athletes dominated the individual races. The team championship went to the Southside Lady Southerners, who edged out the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz 39-48. The other team titles …

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  • Lady Bearkatz finish 6th in state golf

    Southside, Melbourne and Izard County were each represented in Arkansas high school girls state golf tournaments Tuesday, and the Lady Bearkatz finished sixth overall with a team score of 361 in the Class 3A State Tournament at Lions Club Golf Course in El Dorado. Camden …

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  • Junior Timberwolves targeting first-half perfection

    The Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will try to complete the first half of the football season unbeaten when they host the Manila Junior Lions in a 3A-3 District contest Thursday night. Last week, the juniors from Newark thrashed the homestanding Hoxie Junior Mustangs 33-14 as …

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  • Cavewomen improve to 5-4 in 4A-Northeast

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen got above  .500 percent in 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball Tuesday by sweeping the Trumann Lady Wildcats 25-17, 25-15, 25-20. The Cavewomen are 5-4 in the conference. Candra Carpenter led with 19 points, four aces and 10 blocks. Jessica Walling …

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  • Batesville blanks hosts in v-ball

    FORREST CITY — Batesville dominated their 5A-East Conference hosts in volleyball Tuesday. The Lady Pioneers won 3-0 (25-8, 25-5, 25-7) to improve to 9-6 overall and 7-2 in the conference. Statistics were not available at press time. The Junior Lady Pioneers improved to 7-1 in …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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  • Tennis

    Southside won a mix of 12 high school matches against Newport and Heber Springs at Lyon College on Monday. Following are Southside’s results: Girls Singles: Libbie Pratt (S) defeated Anna Mears (N) 6-1; Kate Mead (S) defeated Santeirra Denton (N) 6-3; Katherine Gilbrech (HS) defeated …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Swimming BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials said he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing …

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  • Southside sweeps visitors in v-ball

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside volleyball teams swept Cedar Ridge in all divisions Monday in non-conference volleyball matches at Southside Gymnasium. The Lady Southerners won 25-13, 25-16, 25-11 as Kaylee Crowl led with 13 kills, Amber Tucker added seven aces and Taylor Blevins five digs. Haley …

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  • BJHS volleyballers take two from Annie Camp

    Batesville took two from Annie Camp in non-conference junior high volleyball action Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Lady Pioneers won 25-10, 25-9 as Madison Shields served up 11 winning points and Hope Lange hit 10 service winners. Taylor Griffin led in kills with …

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  • Hurricane outscores Pioneers in junior varsity football

    JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off the Batesville Pioneers for a 44-32, junior varsity high school football victory on Monday. The Pioneers didn’t score until the second quarter when tailback Louis Sonnier scored on a 3-yard …

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