• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 27 – Saturday, November 29, 2014.

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  • Local 8-year-old wins 2nd straight state bowling title

    Sophia Strain is 2-0 in bowling tournaments, and she’s won two state championships. The 8-year-old from Eagle Mountain Elementary won her second straight United States Bowling Congress Youth State Championship this summer with an all-events scratch score of 1,259 in Springdale. Competing in the Bantam …

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  • Izard County seniors sweep Valley Springs

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Cougars hammered the Valley Springs Tigers 66-38 Monday at the Cougars Den for a non-district result that improved the Cougars record to 10-3 overall. Michael Gleghorn led the winners with 26 points. Andrew Walker added 18, and Clay Mosley dropped …

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  • BJHS cagers split with Beebe

    BEEBE — Batesville Junior High basketball teams split non-conference games with their hosts Monday night, with the Junior Lady Pioneers winning 33-24 and the Beebe Junior Badgers winning 39-27. Taylor Griffin helped the Junior Lady Pioneers improve their record to 2-2 with 11 points. Rhiannon …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Pocahontas Lady Redskins (2-0) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-3), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Local basketball fans aren’t very familiar with the Lady Pioneers’ home-opening foes, but they are familiar with their coach. Harlan Davis, who’s in his third season at the Randolph County school, coached …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, November 25 – Friday, November 28, 2014.

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  • Flowers reflects on Hogs’ fall, rise

    FAYETTEVILLE — Trey Flowers remembers what Arkansas was before the Bobby Petrino turmoil better than most, having been a freshman on the Razorbacks team that capped a 2-year 21-5 stretch with a Cotton Bowl win to end the 2011 season. The Arkansas senior defensive end …

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  • Questions swirl around Allen’s availability

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Surging Arkansas faces the possibility of finishing the regular season without injured starting quarterback Brandon Allen, though Coach Bret Bielema is leaving open the possibility of his return this week. Allen missed the second half of Arkansas’ 30-0 win over Mississippi after …

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  • Strong: ’Horns needs to win for themselves

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can spoil everything for TCU. The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU’s playoff position won’t mean much if the Longhorns, playing their best football of the season, beat the Horned Frogs (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) on Thursday night. …

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  • Cowboys make quick turnaround; face Eagles in Thanksgiving game

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — George Selvie rushed out of Dallas’ locker room, already prepared for some down time on a short week even by the standards of the Thanksgiving-trained Cowboys. The defensive end was wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama pants. “Oh yeah man,” Selvie …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma. Burkholder said doctors are …

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  • Pioneers earn 5th straight playoff semifinal

    The Batesville Pioneers started their Thanksgiving week a little early with good news from Little Rock, then they delivered on an opportunity to take on another No. 1 high school football team. Friday afternoon they got a phone call from teammate Max Rucker — their …

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