• Ishikawa’s HR lifts Giants over Cards

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be. And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series. It was …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager. Banister got the nod over two other finalists, interim manager Tim Bogar and Cleveland Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash. General manager Jon Daniels said Banister …

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  • Yellowjackets’ added sting surprises even their coaches

    Typically, championship teams don’t happen without some pleasant surprises, at least for their fans. The Wynne Yellowjackets, hosts of the Batesville Pioneers Friday night in a tie-breaking, 5A-East District high school football game, have also surprised their coaches. While going 6-0 and outscoring their opponents …

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  • Batesville, Wynne juniors also battling 5A-East title

    The undefeated Batesville Junior Pioneers will host the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets in a 5A-East District game Thursday at Pioneer Stadium with hopes of extending their win streak to 19 games. The 6-0 Junior Pioneers stand alone atop the district and a win would improve their …

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  • Cavemen face big test against unbeaten ’Skins

    After picking up their second 4A-3 District win against the Westside Consolidated Warriors last week, the Cave City Cavemen travel to Pocahontas to face the undefeated Redskins. “Cave City will be a major test for us,” Pocahontas Coach Charles Baty said. “Their double-wing will be …

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  • Lyon, Freed-Hardeman split league soccer matches

    Despite a game delay of more than an hour, and a first-half injury to Lyon College’s leading scorer, the Scot women’s soccer team exploded for four second-half goals and a 6-1 victory over Freed-Hardeman at Huser Field Wednesday. Anna Waldman broke the Lyon all-time single-season …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 16 – Friday, October 17, 2014.

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  • Royals break long World Series absence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly three decades spent as one of the game’s biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City Royals are headed to their first World Series since 1985 after finishing a 4-game sweep in the AL Championship Series with a 2-1 victory over …

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  • Junior ’ Jackets make plans to crash BJHS party

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers will put their undefeated record and 18-game winning streak on the line Thursday when they face the Wynne Junior Yellowjackets at Pioneer Stadium in a 5A-East District football game. “They’re a really good team with a talented quarterback,” Coach Doug Walls …

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  • Lyon announces homecoming activities for this weekend

    With the annual Lyon College Homecoming festivities set for this weekend, former student-athletes are getting set to return to campus along with other alumni and friends to renew acquaintances both on and off the playing surfaces. Several alumni games are set for Saturday, and the …

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  • Monday game causes interesting scenario for area juniors

    The time and place might be right for an upset when the Piggott Junior Mohawks visit the Melbourne Junior Bearkatz for a 3A-3 District football game Thursday night. On a muddy mess of a field Monday night, the Junior Mohawks defeated the previously-unbeaten Cedar Ridge …

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  • S-side juniors defend 4A-Central v-ball title

    CLINTON — The Southside Junior Lady Southerners clinched the 4A-Central Conference regular-season volleyball title Tuesday and remained undefeated in league play by defeating the Clinton Lady Yellowjackets 25-9, 25-12. “I am so proud of this group of young ladies for their continuous progression and hard …

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