• Panthers, many ‘little’ failures add up to big loss for Pioneers

    The Cabot Panthers and “little things” amounted to a big loss for the Batesville Pioneers at the North Complex on Friday. “The little things we’re not doing are what concerns me the most,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said after the Panthers hung an 11-4, non-conference …

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  • BHS goes 2-2 in softball tourney

    SHERWOOD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers posted a 2-2 record and finished third in a 12-team softball tournament hosted by Sylvan Hills here Saturday. The Lady Pioneers won their first two games, defeating the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs 4-2 and the DeWitt Lady Dragons …

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  • Pioneers soccer team places 3rd in tourney

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Pioneers went 2-1 and finished third in the annual Paragould Soccer Tournament this weekend as they defeated Greene County Tech and Nettleton and lost to Rogers-Heritage, the eventual champion. Batesville shut out Greene County Tech 3-0 in the opening game on …

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  • Cumberland sweeps Lyon in league softball meetings

    The Cumberland Bulldogs swept the Lyon College Scots in a TranSouth Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday at House Field as pitcher Courtney Maynard gave up just three hits in a 10-0 shutout and then the visitors outscored 15-11 in the nightcap. In the opener, Maynard struck …

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  • Cavemen earn split in conference opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cavemen split a doubleheader against the Clinton Yellowjackets, improving their records to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the 4A-2 District on Friday. In the opener, the Cavemen won 8-7. The Yellowjackets got off to an early lead, scoring two runs in …

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  • Cedar Ridge wallops McCrory

    McCRORY — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves demolished the McCrory Lady Jaguars 12-3 Friday, improving their record to 1-1. Maci Thomas pitched the win, going the distance and recording eight strikeouts, with five walks and 10 hits. Teia Moore hit three for four with two …

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  • Lyon wins two of three in league-opening series

    Using a proven formula, the Lyon College Scots won their opening TranSouth Athletic Conference baseball series over the weekend, taking two of three games from the Bethel Wildcats on Scots Field. Playing solid defense behind pitchers who threw lots of strikes, the Scots won Friday’s …

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  • All kidding aside, Denison Jr. rolls 300,19 straight strikes

    No kidding. Fred Denison Jr. bowled his first 300 game last weekend at Hollywood Bowl. After his perfect game, the Southside teacher and coach had to convince his wife that, yes, he really did roll a perfect game. “It’s a running joke with us,” he …

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  • NASCAR’s Kenseth on way to being all-time great, possible Hall of Fame

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Maybe it’s his consistent approach on the track, or his low-key demeanor off it. Whatever the reason, Matt Kenseth’s name usually isn’t the first to come up when people talk about current Sprint Cup Series drivers who might rank among …

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  • Bigelow girls demolish Poyen, advance into semifinals of 2A State Tournament

    NEWARK — Emily Henson scored 28 points and Holly Nutt put up 21 for the Bigelow Lady Panthers as they defeated the Poyen Lady Indians 71-45, becoming the first team to move into the semifinals of the Class 2A State Tournament  at Cedar Ridge High …

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  • BHS Lady Pioneers fall 9-7 in softball season opener

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Mountain Home Lady Bombers scored two runs in the sixth inning to post a 9-7 victory over the Batesville Lady Pioneers in a high school softball season opener here Thursday. The Lady Pioneers jumped in front on Maggie Beshears’ solo home …

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  • Southside wins softball opener

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs 11-5 in a high school softball opener here Thursday as Krista Beeler pitched a 3-hitter and provided a home run and two doubles. Beeler struck out eight and walked two in five innings. …

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