• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, May 6 – Saturday, May 10, 2014.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Horse racing LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up. California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by 1¾ lengths. In a sport dominated by wealthy owners and regally bred horses …

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  • Name corrected

    A team name was incorrect in the listing of championship scores for the Ian Kinsler Classic NIT in Monday’s Guard. The Citizens Bank Bad Boys, the only Batesville youth baseball team to reach a championship game, finished second in the 8-and-under Open division.     …

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  • Bobcats turn away T-wolves in district tourney final

    TUCKERMAN — The Walnut Ridge Bobcats defeated the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves 7-1 Saturday to win the 2A-2 District Tournament high school baseball title. Layne Ditto, the winning pitcher, limited the T-wolves to three hits while striking out five and walking one. Lane Kennedy led the …

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  • Johnson, McRee win Ozark Nationals at BMS

    LOCUST GROVE — Ronnie Johnson and Justin McRee won the $2,500-to-win NeSmith Late Model Touring Series Ozark Nationals this weekend at the Batesville Motor Speedway as Johnson picked up his 18th tour win and McRee his 10th. With the win, Johnson moves into third place …

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  • Scots knocked out of AMC tourney

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In a tough 24-hour period, the Lyon College baseball team went from a team with high expectations of challenging for the conference tournament championship to a squad with slim hopes of continuing in the postseason at all after dropping two straight games …

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  • Lady Southerners win 4A-2 title

    LONOKE — The Lady Southerners slammed the regular-season 4A-2 District champion Clinton Yellowjackets 7-1 Friday in the semifinals and downed the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits 3-2 here Saturday to win the district tournament crown. Against the Lady Yellowjackets, Alexus Lawellin led the 16-9 Lady Southerners, hitting …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, May 5, 2014.

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  • Lady Pioneer track team returns to top in 5A-East

    BEEBE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers returned to the top in 5A-East District track and field, supplanting the team that unseated them two years ago. Led by their middle and long distance runners, the Lady Pioneers totaled 158 points and easily outdistanced the Nettleton Lady …

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  • Lady Southerners blast Lady Panthers in district tourney

    LONOKE — The Southside Lady Southerners jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as they shu tout the Heber Springs Lady Panthers 10-0 in a quarterfinal opening game in the 4A-2 District Tournement here Thursday. Southside dropped their regular-season meeting with the …

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  • Pioneers deliver on ‘We will’ motto

    The Batesville Pioneers made sure their absence from the postseason lasted just one year by sweeping the Beebe Badgers 8-1 and 4-0 in a 5A-East District doubleheader Thursday evening at the North Complex. The Pioneers qualified for 21 state tournaments before getting edged out with …

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  • Cavemen defeat Wildcats, advance in 4A-3 tourney

    GOSNELL — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Trumann Wildcats 3-1 in the 4A-3 District Tournament Thursday, advancing to the second round today against the Valley View Blazers at 6 p.m. Devin Burns pitched the win as he struck out 10, scattered seven hits and …

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