• 3-0 teams to meet in district opener at Southside

    The football happening set for Thursday night at Stewart Field looks doubly interesting. One, it’s a 4A-2 District opener. Two, it pits unbeaten teams. The visiting Stuttgart Junior Ricebirds comes to Independence County with a 3-0 mark, having downed Beebe 20-0, Pulaski Robinson 18-15 and …

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  • Newport sweeps Cave City in league volleyball

    CAVE CITY — The Newport Lady Greyhounds defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 23-25, 21-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-5 Wednesday in a 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball match. Cave City fell to 4-3 in the conference and 5-5 overall. Candra Carpenter led the Cavewomen with 25 points, five blocks …

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  • Scot volleyballers win in Paragould

    PARAGOULD — Lyon College junior setter Emily Sprick turned in her fourth double-double of the season Tuesday night, leading the volleyball team to its first 3-0 sweep of the year with a 25-23, 25-20, 20-10 victory over Crowley’s Ridge College. The win improved the Scots’ …

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  • Defending 5A state champs down Lady Pioneers 3-1

    The defending Class 5A state champions held off the Batesville Lady Pioneers for a 5A-East Conference volleyball victory in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night. The Paragould Lady Rams won 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 25-17). Hannah Qualls led Batesville’s attack with 18 kills. Kendra Kelley provided 29 …

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  • Wynne, Valley View golfers collect titles

    JONESBORO — Wynne’s girls and Valley View’s boys won the 5A-East District Tournament championships in golf at Sage Meadows Golf Club on Tuesday. The Lady Yellowjackets edged the Nettleton Lady Raiders by one stroke (293-294). Paragould and Batesville followed with scores of 350 and 411. …

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  • 5 circulation-area golfers qualify for state tournaments

    NEWPORT — Southside’s Maigan Johnson, Izard County’s Amanda Hutchins and Cody Workman, and Hillcrest’s Emilia Holder and Dylan Nunnally advanced to their respective state golf tournaments based on their district high school tournament scores Tuesday. Listed below are results from each tournament: 4A-2 District NEWPORT …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

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  • Southside slips by Cave City in volleyball

    CAVE CITY — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Cave City Cavewomen 23-25, 25-15, 14-25, 25-13, 20-18, in a non-conference volleyball match Monday in Cave City. The Lady Southerners improved to 9-1 and the Cavewomen fell to 5-4. Haley Sprouse and Amber Tucker led the …

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  • Scot men just four shots off lead in golf tourney

    COVINGTON, Tenn. — A pair of Lyon College underclassmen shot identical 74 scores in the first round Monday as the Scot men enter the final day of the Unilever/Freed-Hardeman Fall Invitational golf tournament just four shots out of first and fourth in the team standings …

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  • Redskins win district golf crown

    MELBOURNE — Led by medalist Blayne Sparks’ score of 5-over-par 77, the Pocahontas Redskins won the Class 4A-3 District Golf Tournament with an 18-hole team total of 267 Monday at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Club. Parker Sutton shot a 93 and Preston Massey added a 97 …

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  • Tennis

    Southside and Batesville split high school matches played Monday at Lyon College. The Lady Southerners won 5-3. The Pioneers won 3-1. Girls Singles: Ashlein Childress (B) defeated Libbie Pratt 6-2; Kate Mead (S) defeated Abby Richards 6-3; Pratt (S) defeated Morgan Crouch 6-1; Rachel Majors …

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  • Reddie QB wins 12th GAC award

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — Henderson State’s Kevin Rodgers has been named the Great American Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in last week’s 60-17 win over Southeastern Oklahoma. It’s the 12th time in Rodgers’ career that he’s collected the honor. In the game, …

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