• ’Bama, LSU lead selections to coaches’ All-SEC teams

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC teams released on Thursday had representatives from all 14 teams and half of them had seven or more selections. The Crimson Tide placed eight on …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 22 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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  • Teams testing out new helmets, but do they work?

    University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection. A vocal proponent of player safety, …

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  • Chicago KOs Philadelphia; powerful Las Vegas awaits

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago Manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City. “Keep cheering,” Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. “We hear you. It’s working. Make it louder.” Joshua Houston hit a clutch 2-run single, …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. McIlroy, the British Open and PGA champion, went 13 holes before he made his first birdie …

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  • Lady Pioneers move up, join 5A-East targets

    Batesville Lady Pioneer volleyball hit a target and became a target last season. One year after just missing their first shot at a state championship, they got their chance last fall. In November 2012, the Lady Pioneers reached the Class 5A State Tournament semifinal before …

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  • Cave City juniors, seniors to host v-ball scrimmages

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School is scheduled to host benefit volleyball scrimmages for junior high teams tonight and senior high teams on Saturday. Cave City, Southside, Midland and Walnut Ridge teams will compete both days, and the Heber Springs senior team will join …

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  • Scot men aim for return to winning soccer form

    After posting more wins than any other Lyon College men’s soccer team in the 12-year history of the program two years ago, the Scots struggled offensively in 2013 and posted a 6-9-4 season mark. This year could be much different for Michael Brookshire’s squad, which …

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  • Davis boosts argument to pay players

    Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it’s way more organized than anything you’re likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit …

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  • Stewart skips 3rd Sprint Cup race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he’s skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Stewart’s decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton will …

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  • SEC strives to improve fan experience at games

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — All 14 Southeastern Conference members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums, the league said. The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, August 21 – Saturday, August 23, 2014.

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