• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, April 14 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

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  • Harvick becomes contender with Southern 500 win

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to win …

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  • Watson seizes second green jacket

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson scooped up his son, hugged his wife and took off down the ropes along the 18th green, high-fiving the patrons at Augusta National. This was the kind of Bubba-like celebration he would’ve relished two years ago, but it wasn’t …

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  • Lyon to recognize ‘GG’ Rutherford with naming of Scots Field press box

    Those who knew Batesville’s James L. “GG” Rutherford Jr. remember him for a giving and generous spirit. They remember his interest and support of what was then called Arkansas College. Rutherford, who died last month, will be honored on April 18 when Lyon College names …

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  • 17 Stars and Stripes athletes score big in state gymnastics

    Seventeen Stars and Stripes Gymnastic Center athletes won or finished second in the Arkansas State Championships recently at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and six won all-around titles. At Level 6, Ava Wilson took top honors in the 9-B age group with victories on the …

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  • Lyon wins big in softball doubleheader

    PARAGOULD — The Lyon College Scots rolled out 30 hits and Savannah Fuller threw a one-hitter while defeating the Crowley’s Ridge College Lady Pioneers 14-0 and 12-3 in a non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday. Lyon (12-17), which is tied for eighth place in the 12-team …

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  • Cavemen rally by Yellowjackets

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Cave City Cavemen improved to 10-9 after defeating the Mountain View Yellowjackets 12-7 in a non-district high school baseball game on Thursday. Ari Odom pitched four innings for the win. Dakota Billingsley hit three for four with a run batted in, …

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  • Little tax deductions playing bigger role in 1040 road race

    Don’t forget those little tax deductions, Bruce Oakley said. The 1040 Tax Fun Run and Walk, a 5-kilometer race, is set to begin and end at Eagle Mountain Elementary School on Saturday morning and included in the happenings will be the Toddler Trot and Kids …

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  • Midland Lady Mustangs draw even in Bee Branch

    BEE BRANCH — The Midland Lady Mustangs evened things up Thursday with a 2-1, 1A 2-South District victory over the South Side Bee Branch Lady Hornets. The Lady Hornets won 4-0 in their first meeting, which was in Pleasant Plains. The victory moved the Lady …

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  • Southerners battle by Falcons, conditions for 1-1 league mark

    PARAGOULD — The Southside Southerners got by the Crowley’s Ridge Academy Falcons and weather-related conditions Thursday in Paragould for a 4A-3 Conference soccer victory. The Southerners scored two unanswered goals in the second half for a 3-1 decision, improving to 1-1 in the conference and …

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  • High scorer signs with Lyon

    Lyon College women’s head soccer Coach Ben Parman has announced the signing of junior college transfer Anna Waldman, who will join the Scots for the 2014 season. Waldman, a forward from Mendocino, Calif., played at Mendocino Junior College in Ukiah, Calif., the past two seasons …

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  • Scot women finish ranked 23rd

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After qualifying for a third consecutive NAIA Division Women’s Basketball Championship tournament, the Lyon College basketball team earned a No. 23 ranking in the final NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, according to a release by the national …

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