• Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Oakland Athletics bench Coach Chip Hale as their next manager on Monday. The 49-year-old Hale will replace Kirk Gibson, who was fired with three games left in a disappointing 2014 season in which Arizona finished with …

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  • Cavemen hold off Warriors for 4A-3 win

    CAVE CITY — On a rain-soaked field, Cave City Cavemen pulled out a 14-8 victory over the Westside Consolidated Warriors in a 4A-3 District high school football contest. It took the Cavemen four quarters to score the go-ahead touchdown. With about 5-minutes to go, Colbie …

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  • Pioneers show resolve, break Mustangs

    Watchers of Westerns would have liked this high school football game. The Batesville Pioneers went the distance during a rough ride Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, holding on for a 23-6, 5A-East District victory. A postgame text from a friend might have provided the most …

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  • Scots win, lose soccer matches at Benedictine-Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In an effort to climb up the American Midwest Conference standings, the Lyon College men’s soccer team recorded its second consecutive league road win Saturday with a 4-2 decision over Benedictine-Springfield.. The Scots (6-5-1) inched up to fifth place with the victory, …

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  • Cave City defeats Southside in 7th-grade v-ball tourney

    SOUTHSIDE — Cave City won the Southside seventh-grade volleyball tournament Saturday at the Southside Gymnasium as they defeated Southside 25-23, 18-25, 15-9 in the finals. Cave City split with Southside (25-16, 22-25) and Midland (25-19, 15-25) in pool play and defeated Newport 25-22, 25-19. In …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 13 – Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

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  • Jr. Pioneers slam Jr. Colts for 18th straight win

    FORREST CITY — The Batesville Junior Pioneers dominated the Forrest City Colts Thursday for their 18th straight victory, and Coach Doug Walls said there’s a lot of work to do if they want to equal a school-record 19 straight. Next week, the unbeaten Junior Pioneers …

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  • Pioneers look for more focus, faster start in key 5A-East collision with Mustangs

    The Batesville Pioneers will be a little healthier tonight when they host the Forrest City Mustangs in a key 5A-East District high school football contest, and they surely need to be enthused about the opportunity in front of them, their coach said. Asked if he …

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  • Jr. Southerners leg out big win over Jr. ’Rabbits

    SOUTHSIDE — After a scoreless first half, the Southside Junior Southerners found their legs and ran past the Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits for a 12-6 victory to keep themselves alive in the 4A-2 District football race. On the opening possession of the second half, Junior Southerner …

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  • Cedar Ridge at Piggott postponed until Monday

    PIGGOTT — Lightning stopped things just before play was to begin and school officials eventually postponed this 3A-3 District contest. “We had done the coin toss and lined up to kick it off when it started lightning, and it’s been hammering us ever since ” …

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  • Sside v-ballers win 4-1 in conference

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners improved to 11-2 Thursday in the 4A-Central Conference after defeating the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 10-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-17 at Southside Gymnasium. Alexus Lawellin led the Lady Southerners with three kills, seven digs, and four kills. Tyra Stubbs added …

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  • BHS, BJHS volleyballers return to winning form

    WYNNE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Junior Lady Pioneers got back into the win column Thursday night with decisions over their hosts. The Lady Pioneers defeated the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 25-20, 25-18, 25-11. No statistics were available at press time. The Lady Pioneers, 3-0 …

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