• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, August 25 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • SAU football player killed in shooting

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — Authorities say a Southern Arkansas University football player and another man have died in a shooting near Magnolia. Athletic Director Steve Browning says senior Brandon Hobdy was fatally shot early Sunday. The 23-year-old from Garland, Texas, played wide receiver for the Muleriders. …

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  • Phillies down Cardinals, 7-1

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In spite of his struggles since joining the club, the Cardinals aren’t giving up on Justin Masterson. Jimmy Rollins homered and Jerome Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. Ben …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses. The closing stretch …

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  • Area volleyball teams set to begin play next week

    Five circulation area high school volleyball teams begin play next week and each have different goals and expectation for the coming season — some loftier than others. The Southside Lady Southerners were the only circulation area team to qualify for a postseason berth last season. …

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  • ’Bama, LSU lead selections to coaches’ All-SEC teams

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC teams released on Thursday had representatives from all 14 teams and half of them had seven or more selections. The Crimson Tide placed eight on …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 22 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Teams testing out new helmets, but do they work?

    University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, …

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  • Chicago KOs Philadelphia; powerful Las Vegas awaits

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago Manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. “Keep cheering,” Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. “We hear you. It’s working. Make it louder.” Joshua Houston hit a clutch 2-run single, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. McIlroy, the British Open and PGA champion, went 13 holes before he made his first birdie …

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  • Lady Pioneers move up, join 5A-East targets

    Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball hit a target and became a target last season. One year after just missing their first shot at a state championship, they got their chance last fall. In November 2012, the Lady Pioneers reached the Class 5A State Tournament semifinal before …

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  • Cave City juniors, seniors to host v-ball scrimmages

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School is scheduled to host benefit volleyball scrimmages for junior high teams tonight and senior high teams on Saturday. Cave City, Southside, Midland and Walnut Ridge teams will compete both days, and the Heber Springs senior team will join …

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