• BHS softball, baseball teams go opposite directions

    Though Batesville High School’s final 5A-East District doubleheaders with Wynne went very differently Tuesday afternoon, the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers will have to settle for the district’s fourth and final position in the Class 5A State Tournament. Over at Lyon College’s House Field, the Lady …

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  • BHS, Paragould split 5A-East soccer matches

    PARAGOULD — Batesville and Paragould split 5A-East Conference soccer matches here Tuesday as the Lady Pioneers won 5-0 and the Rams blanked the Pioneers 3-0 in a penalty kick shootout. In the first match, junior Andrea Gayton scored with an assist from sophomore Madison Stave …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 8 – Friday, May 9, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In accepting his first MVP award, Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant made a point of sharing the honor with those who made it possible. In a soul-baring speech that lasted more than 25 minutes Tuesday, Durant fought back tears several …

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  • Lady ’Katz win district tourney

    HARRISON — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz defeated the Flippin Lady Bobcats 11-1 Monday to win the 3A 1-East District Tournament. The 3A 1-East regular-season champs were led by Haley Brokaw. The sophomore right-hander struck out nine, allowed just two hits and walked nine. The Lady …

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  • Cedar Ridge, Hillcrest score in state track

    Hillcrest and Cedar Ridge high school track teams competed in the 1A and 2A state meets Monday in Green Forest and Gurdon, respectively, and both teams collecting points in one event. Cedar Ridge’s Cole Crabtree finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of …

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  • Pioneer offense pulls it together for league win

    The Batesville Pioneers outshot and outscored the Wynne Yellowjackets in the second half Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, and that’s how they leveled their 5A-East Conference high school soccer record. After a scoreless first half in which they were outshot, the Pioneers increased their scoring …

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  • Tigers KO Bearkatz

    HARRISON — The Valley Springs Tigers, regular-season champions in the 3A 1-East District, defeated the Melbourne Bearkatz 10-3 in the district tournament semifinals on Monday. Billy Cooper, the losing pitcher, hit a 3-run home run. The Bearkatz fell to 7-11. They are scheduled to play …

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  • Cave City banquet set for Thursday

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City High School Athletic Banquet is scheduled for Thursday night at 6 in the high school cafeteria, according to a news release from Athletic Director Russell Fowler. Parents are asked to bring a dessert to go along with the dinner …

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  • Cave City, Batesville runners win 5K titles

    NEWARK — Kendall Townsley and Lauren Stott won the Football Frenzy 5K championships Saturday. Townsley, a 13-year-old seventh-grader at Cave City Junior High, broke the tape in a time of 20 minutes, 52.15 seconds. Stott, 26, of Batesville, crossed the finish line first among the …

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  • Ian Kinsler Classic NIT

    Here are all the scores from the youth baseball tournament games played at Batesville, Lyon College and Southside High School facilities over the weekend: l7-and-under Open Pool play scores: Bad Boy Bulldawgs 10, Bombers 2 Arkansas Copperheads 15, Mountain Home Sharks 0 Bad Boy Bulldawgs …

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  • Moyer Jr. wins

    Batesville’s Billy Moyer Jr. won back-to-back feature races and collected $12,000 for his effort last weekend in the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series. Friday at the Camden Speedway in Tennessee, Moyer started from the pole position in the 35-lap $2,000-to-win feature, leading from start to …

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