• Sports Calendar

    Today 
    High school track and field: Batesville at 5A-East District Meet in Paragould, 3:30 p.m.; Southside at 4A-2 District Meet in Heber Springs, 3:30
    Cave City junior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

     

    Friday
    Auto racing: points racing at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove), grandstands open at 5:30 p.m., racing, 8
    Cave City senior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

     

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  • Playing space still available for golf benefit

    There is still room for more teams for Saturday’s 3rd Annual Southerner Scramble fundraising golf tournament at The Course at Eagle Mountain, Southside Coach Terry Watson said.
    The 3-person scramble is set to begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $180 per team and all proceeds help support the Southside golf teams.
    Lunch will be provided. A sleeve of golf balls, towels and refreshments will also be available, Watson said.

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  • Scots ousted by defending champs; waiting for call

    JACKSON, Tenn. — The Lyon College Scots’ baseball season likely came to an end here Wednesday night when the Cumberland Bulldogs took a 7-5 decision in the third day of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament.
    Lyon led 3-1 after three innings, but watched the lead slip away as Cumberland put up a 2 in each of the next three innings. Lyon put up a 2 of its own in the bottom half of the seventh to set the final score.

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  • 3 local gymnasts win all-around state titles

    Stars & Stripes gymnasts Summer Fools, Katlin Fielder and Taylor Griffin recently won all-around state championships in Fort Smith.
    Competing at Level 4 and in the 12-year-old division, Fools won three of four events while collecting the top all-around score. She won the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise. She finished second on the balance beam.
    Fielder, a Level 4 10-year-old competitor, won on the beam and finished second on the vault, bars and floor.

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  • Cave City athletic banquets slated for Thursday, Friday

    CAVE CITY — Athletic banquets for Cave City’s junior and senior high teams are set for this week, announced Athletic Director Russell Fowler.
    The junior high athletic banquet is set for Thursday night at 6 in the middle school cafeteria. The senior high banquet is set for Friday night, same starting time and same place.
    Both are potluck dinners and no admission will be charged.

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  • LR Christian thrashes Batesville soccer teams

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The next round was, well, a rounder.
    Tuesday, four rainy days after winning their first-ever matches in the postseason, Batesville High School’s soccer teams got a double dose of state-championship level soccer in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A State Tournament.
    The Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors, state runners-up last season, shut out the Lady Pioneers 6-0.
    The Warriors, also state runners-up in 2008, whacked the Pioneers 7-2.

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  • Lyon baseball players honored by TranSouth

    JACKSON, Tenn. — When the TranSouth Athletic Conference awards were announced here Monday night, the Lyon Scots had quite the haul. The Scots were honored with six selections on the All-TranSouth Conference first and second teams, two TranSouth Gold Glove winners and 10 Scholar Athletes.

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  • Scots walk ’Dogs, set for elimination game today

    JACKSON, Tenn. — The Union Bulldogs took advantage of several big gifts in the eighth inning to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 7-5 win over the Lyon College Scots in the second round of the TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament here Tuesday night.
    Lyon began the game with three runs in the top of the first inning and led 5-2 midway through the seventh. A pair of runs for Union in the bottom half made it a 1-run game and several bases loaded walks set the final in the eighth.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Citing an anonymous source “with direct knowledge of the discussions between the two parties,” ESPN reported that Brett Favre is scheduled to meet with Vikings Coach Brad Childress later this week about a possible comeback with Minnesota.
    Both Favre and Cook have said this spring that Favre intends to stay retired. But Favre’s statement after he was released by the New York Jets last week left the door open.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    College baseball: TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament in Jackson, Tenn. — Lyon vs. Cumberland, noon; Lyon-Cumberland winner vs. Union, 7 p.m.

    Thursday 
    High school track and field: Batesville at 5A-East District Meet in Paragould, 3:30 p.m.; Southside at 4A-2 District Meet in Heber Springs, 3:30
    Cave City junior high athletic banquet, middle school cafeteria, 6 p.m.

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  • Lady Pioneers enjoy good day in district opener

    PARAGOULD — The Batesville Lady Pioneers put together a good first day at the 5A-East District Track and Field Meet here Tuesday.
    They won four of the seven events completed in the opener for the 2-day competition and they lead the second-place Forrest City Lady Mustangs by 39 points. The Lady Pioneers totaled 91 points.
    The Lady Pioneers are aiming for their fifth straight district and Class 5A State championships.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    High school soccer: Class 5A State Tournament in North Little Rock (Burns Park) — Batesville girls vs. Little Rock Christian, 3 p.m., Batesville boys vs. LR Christian, 5
    High school track and field: Batesville at 5A-East District Meet in Paragould, 3:30 p.m.
    College baseball: TranSouth Athletic Conference Tournament in Jackson, Tenn. — Lyon vs. Union, 7

     

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