• NBA game postponed when arena gets smoky

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed Wednesday night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The matchup will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 …

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  • Razorbacks showing progress

    FAYETTEVILLE — Before thinking the Arkansas Razorbacks just frosted another cupcake when they routed the Southeastern Louisiana Lions 111-65 last Tuesday night at Walton Arena, think back a little bit. Two seasons ago, then first-year Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson’s Razorbacks had to overcome Coach Jim …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball MEXICO CITY (AP) — The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction …

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  • Pioneers keeping eyes on Devil Dogs

    While everybody else seems to be watching the weather forecast, the Batesville Pioneers are focusing on preparations for their Class 5A State Playoff football championship game with the Morrilton Devil Dogs, Batesville Coach Dave King said. The 11-2 Pioneers and 11-2 Devil Dogs are scheduled …

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  • Concord golf state champ signs with CBC Mustangs

    CONCORD — Familiarity is the connection between Concord High School golf star Luke Cornett and the Central Baptist Mustangs, and the 2-time Class 1A State Tournament champion signed a letter of intent this morning to attend the school in Conway. “I know a couple of …

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  • ‘Toy Toss’ to highlight festivities at Becknell Gym on Friday night

    Basketballs and fur will both be flying at Becknell Gymnasium Friday night when the Scots host the first Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss and Park University in women and men’s basketball teams in American Midwest Conference action. The event is being organized by the …

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  • Harding Academy rules with ‘D’ in Pioneer Gym

    Defense and Harding Academy Wildcats ruled Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym. The Lady Wildcats didn’t shoot very well, but they got plenty of extra opportunities with turnovers and offensive rebounds. The end result was a 41-21 victory, keeping the Lady Wildcats unbeaten and the Batesville …

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  • Cavemen slip by ’Jackets, remain undefeated

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen remained undefeated at 6-0 Tuesday by defeating the Mountain View Yellowjackets 55-52 in a non-district high school basketball game. Senior Grant Walling led the Cavemen with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Sophomore Jacob Patterson added 14 …

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  • Hot-shooting Arkansas downs SE Louisiana 111-65

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Kikko Haydar made the most of his first career start, making sure Arkansas started quickly in its return home from Hawaii in the process. The rest of the Razorbacks followed the lead of their senior point guard on Tuesday night, with all …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, December 4 – Thursday, December 5, 2013.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro baseball NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a 7-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said. Ellsbury is the …

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  • Lady Southerners win at WBC event

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Viola Lady Longhorns 55-44 Monday in the quarterfinals of the William Baptist College High School Basketball Tournament. The Lady Southerners entered the tournament as a four seed and advanced to the semifinals slated for Friday night …

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