• Bad Boys cagers win tourney

    SEARCY — The 10th-grade Bad Boys traveling basketball team defeated the Searcy Thunder 41-35 in the title game to win the Arkansas Basketball Tournament at Searcy. The Bad Boys went unbeaten in the tourney, defeating the Bryant Hornets twice and the Arkansas Rookies. Team members …

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  • ’Horns hammer Cougars 19-0

    BROCKWELL — The Viola Longhorns hammered the Izard County Cougars 19-0 in a 1A 2-North District game Tuesday as Steffan Smith pitched the win. Michael Gleghorn pitched the loss as the Cougars fell to 1-9 in the district and 1-12 overall. No other details were …

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  • Pioneerstock set for Friday

    Pioneerstock, the annual fund-raiser for Batesville High Pioneer athletics, is set to begin at 4 Friday afternoon in Pioneer Stadium. Along with the Batesville-Wynne boys soccer match, many musical acts involving BHS students, an air guitar contest and Doghouse, a local band, will be featured. …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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  • Californina Chrome draws No. 5 post, early favorite to win Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he’ll start the 140th edition of the race with early 5-2 favorite California Chrome. “Hopefully, that’s …

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  • Scots aim to keep beat going in baseball postseason

    The Lyon College Scots will begin postseason play Thursday with a first-round American Midwest Conference Baseball Tournament game against the Mid-Continent Cougars at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield, Illinois. They’ve got to like the familiar feel. Seven weeks ago, after a 1-7 start and with …

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  • Lone senior leads Lyon golfers at AMC tourney

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Justin Long, the only senior on the Lyon College men’s golf squad, surged from 18th to 10th place in the individual standings on the final day of the 2014 American Midwest Conference Golf Tournament by shooting a 3-over-par 75 to help …

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  • Midland Lady Mustangs finish strong

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Lady Mustangs finished out the season with a 6-3 victory Tuesday over the Southside Lady Southerners in a non-district game. “It was a good way to finish the season and it gives us confidence going into the district tournament,” Midland …

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  • Southerners explode for 13 runs in finale

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners finished off the regular season Tuesday with 13-5 win over the Riverview Raiders. The Raiders led 4-2 until the Southerners exploded for nine runs in the fourth inning and added two more in the fifth and sixth for the final …

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  • Nettleton collects 2-1 victories over BHS kickers

    JONESBORO — Nettleton swept Batesville in two similar-looking 5A-East Conference soccer matches here Tuesday. The Lady Raiders led 2-0 at halftime and won 2-1. The Raiders and Pioneers went the same route. For the Lady Pioneers, Allie Jasso’s second-half goal came with an assist from …

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  • Former Izard County golfers compete in college tourney

    BROCKWELL — Former Izard County High School golf standouts Rachel and Preston Harmon finished fourth and 12th respectively, recently in the MCAC/Northstar Conference Championship at Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Ashland, Nebraska, according to a news release from Izard County High School. The siblings play …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass tourney

    CAVE CITY — Ten boats participated in the Cave City Bass Club’s fourth tournament of the year, on Greers Ferry Lake on April 26, said Steve Moody, tournament director. “Eight fishermen caught their 5-bass limit, which was the most fish to be weighed in this …

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