• Weather threat KOs golf matches

    Two high school golf matches at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Tuesday were stopped and eventually called off due to threatening weather, said Batesville Coach Chad LaRose. Batesville played Salem in one match, and Cedar Ridge, Concord, Corning and Piggott competed in another. “We …

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  • Razorback defense looks refreshed, refreshing

    FAYETTEVILLE — Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas’ new-look defense early during preseason camp. In fact, the Razorbacks coach took such notice after the team’s first scrimmage that he held a surprise staff meeting to let the defensive staff — led by new …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Buckeye’s Miller suffers season-ending injury

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The 2-time Big …

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  • Star veterans defy father time in NFL

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s something stunning happening on Michael Vick’s head. You can’t see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge as color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh …

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  • Brown’s Hoyer slated to open season

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland’s starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel. Browns Coach Mike Pettine picked Hoyer over Manziel to start the Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh. It’s Hoyer’s job …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro hockey UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A “substantial” minority interest in the New York Islanders was sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. The hockey team …

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  • Lyon women’s soccer team eyes history-making season

    After posting a tie for the second-most victories in the 11-year history of the women’s soccer program last fall, the Lyon College Scots are looking to make history in the American Midwest Conference and earn a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The Scots are …

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  • Lady Pioneer volleyballer signs with Lyon

    The Lyon College volleyball roster recently grew to 18 players when Amy Everett, a leader on the Batesville Lady Pioneer state tournament finalist team, signed with the Scots, announced Lyon Coach Ray Green. “Amy is a fantastic addition to our program,” Green said of the …

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  • 2013 BHS assistant moves up in softball

    Batesville High called on a new assistant to continue a recent success story. Ashley Ray, who was hired as an assistant to the softball and the head junior high volleyball coach last year, was approved by the school board Monday night to take the reins …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 19 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Auburn backup QB predicts Heisman for Marshall

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn’s backup quarterback predicts Nick Marshall will win the Heisman Trophy this season. Jeremy Johnson expresses much less certainty over who will start the opening game since Marshall is expected to begin the season on the bench as punishment. “He led …

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