• Cancellation

    The 2013 White River Christmas Half Marathon and Relay was canceled Saturday due to thunderstorms and heavy rain. The race had been postponed from Dec. 7 because of the ice storm that affected the Guard-circulation area.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, December 23 – Friday, December 28, 2013.

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  • Another ‘statement’ game from Manning

    In a league where hype is the order of the day, there’s never any shortage of “statement” games. And because of its spot late in the NFL calendar, Week 16 offered more than most. A baker’s dozen worth of teams had the chance to have …

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  • Cowboy win sets up matchup for NFC east

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tony Romo’s fourth-down, game-winning pass to DeMarco Murray doesn’t erase the December stigma. Because it won’t mean a thing unless the Dallas Cowboys can win one more. The Cowboys (8-7) assured themselves of a winner-take-all matchup for the NFC East with …

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  • Football Briefs

    Pro football SEATTLE — A Washington state lawmaker said he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a “racist wasteland.” Democratic Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon made his comment on Twitter after the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Arizona …

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  • Melbourne’s Webb earns 3rd all-state honor, leads 6 area x-country runners

    Seven Guard-circulation area high school cross country runners earned all-state honors this fall, and they included a 2-time state champion, a 3-time all-state honoree, and three other repeat all-state selections. Leading the way is Melbourne Bearkat Tyler Webb. The junior defended his Class 3A state …

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  • Scots rebound by Bears

    The Lyon College women’s basketball team rebounded Wednesday from their opening loss in the Lyon College Classic by defeating the Shawnee State Bears 72-62 in Becknell Gymnasium. The LSU-Shreveport Lady Pilots defeated the Scots 64-49 Tuesday and fell to the Bears 86-72 on Wednesday. Carina …

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  • BHS cagers fall twice

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Christian swept Batesvile in non-conference high school basketball action here Thursday as the Lady Warriors won 54-22 and the Warriors remained unbeaten with a 49-37 decision. It was the first time the Batesville teams had played since Dec. 3, and …

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  • Cougars sweep Pirates

    CALICO ROCK — The Izard County Cougars defeated the Calico Rock Pirates 44-41 Thursday in a 1A 2-North District game as Andrew Walker hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win. The Cougars improved to 5-2 in the district and 8-9 overall. Walker led …

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  • Rudolph Run 5K canceled

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation has decided to cancel this year’s Rudolph Run 5K due to the threat of severe weather and heavy rain predicted for Saturday. “After careful consideration, the Rudolph Run 5K has been cancelled and will not be …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 20 – Saturday, December 21, 2013.

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  • NFL owners in cold climates eying how Super Bowl fares outdoors in New York City

    For all the dire predictions making the rounds, you’d think they were playing “The Hunger Games” at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2 instead of the Super Bowl. “Cold or snowy is one thing,” San Francisco 49er Phil Dawson said, “but if it’s a blizzard it …

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