• BHS cagers win 3 of 4 over weekend

    LONOKE — The Batesville High basketball teams posted a winning weekend at the Lonoke Goldfish Classic event with the Pioneers defeating the Hazen Hornets 46-36 on Friday and the Bald Knob Bulldogs 43-41 on Saturday, and the Lady Pioneers defeating the England Lady Lions 64-62 …

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  • Louisville clobbers Miami; Bridgewater deflects questions on entering NFL draft

    ORLANDO, Fla (AP) — Louisville’s first 12-win season since 2006 and second consecutive bowl victory eased the sting of missing out on a third straight conference title and back-to-back BCS bowl invitations. Saturday night’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl also provided …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, December 30, 2013 – Thursday, January 2, 2014.

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  • Lady Pioneers defeat Bulldogs 51-49, advance to semis in Goldfish Classic

    LONOKE — The Batesville Lady Pioneers defeated the Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs 51-49 Thursday in the Lonoke Goldfish Classic, capturing their first win of the season and improving to 1-8. Haley Hambrick led the Lady Pioneers with 15 points and three rebounds, Haley Cole added …

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  • Grant Walling scores 27 to lead Cavemen

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Cave City Cavemen defeated the Star City Bulldogs 60-57 Thursday in the Heber Springs Holiday Tournament. The Cavemen advanced to the semifinals and are slated to play the Haywood County Tomcats (Brownsville, Tenn.) today at 5:15 p.m. Grant Walling led the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 27 – Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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  • Rodgers cleared to start Bears game

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title. With no advance warning and little …

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  • Bowden’s grandson killed in crash

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden’s grandson was one of two men killed when their car flipped into a small ditch off a central Florida road, officials said Thursday. Taylor Jeffrey Bowden, 23, and driver Rafael Fernandes De Aguiar …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ALAMEDA, Calif. — Former All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will retire after 11 years in the NFL. The Raiders said Asomugha will announce his retirement officially at a news conference at team headquarters Friday. Asomugha struggled after joining Philadelphia as a high-profile free agent …

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  • LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year

    MIAMI (AP) — The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense. On one hand, he’s the game’s best player. On the other, he’s rarely impressed with himself. Even after a year like …

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  • Bentonville tops final poll; Batesville finishes second among 5A football teams

    Bentonville, with its victory over Cabot in the Class 7A State Playoffs championship game, was voted the top-ranked team in final poll for Arkansas high school football teams. Cabot finished second and were followed by North Little Rock, Conway, El Dorado, Greenwood, Morrilton, Pine Bluff …

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  • Lindenwood’s Desir wins Harris award

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A defensive back from Lindenwood University in Missouri has won a new award honoring the nation’s top small college defensive player. Pierre Desir was selected from more than 5,000 athletes from 500 schools for the inaugural Cliff Harris Award. The …

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