• Cardinals beat Reds after long delay

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The defending National League champions opened the season with a lot of waiting. And a couple of wins, too. The St. Louis Cardinals overcame another long delay and Todd Frazier’s two homers on Thursday, holding on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 …

    Read More

  • Nationals honor Navy Yard victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will use opening day to honor people affected by the shooting at the nearby Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people in September. Four survivors of the shooting will help throw out the first pitch today. Danielle …

    Read More

  • Sports Briefs

    Golf HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson was among the leaders after shooting a bogey-free 4-under par 68 in his opening round of the Houston Open, showing no effects of the muscle pull that forced him to withdraw from last week’s Texas Open. The five-time …

    Read More

  • Lady Pioneer senior recognized

    Sydney Staggs is the only Batesville High basketball player to receive all-district honors. The senior guard was named to the 5A-East All-District team after helping the Lady Pioneers to a 4-22 record.

    Read More

  • State champ, defender on hand for another ‘Classic’

    The large-school division of the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic includes the defending champion, a state champion and two newcomers. The Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, a regular in the annual event, won the Class 6A State Tournament title last year by edging the Greenwood Bulldogs 5-4. …

    Read More

  • Bulldogs, Red Hawks to battle for FCB Pioneer Classic crown

    The Midland Mustangs led 8-5 going into the sixth inning of their semifinal game with the Bald Knob Bulldogs Wednesday in the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic, but couldn’t hold on as time expired and the Bulldogs advanced to the finals with a 9-8 victory …

    Read More

  • Scots club WBC Lady Eagles

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lyon College freshman catcher Haley Huffstuttler smashed a pair of doubles, driving in four runs and scoring another Wednesday afternoon to help the Scots to an impressive 9-4 victory over Williams Baptist at Lady Eagle Field. The victory was Lyon’s third straight …

    Read More

  • Well-known, new faces populate all-state basketball roster

    Familiar faces are joined by a host of new ones as 12 players from Guard area high school basketball teams were named to Arkansas Activities Association all-state squads. Returning for their final encores are Concord’s Jacob Roark, Cedar Ridge’s Spencer Reaves and Cole Crabtree, Melbourne’s …

    Read More

  • Lady Pioneers blast Lady Raiders; Pioneers, Raiders split

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Lady Pioneers slugged their way to a decisive sweep in a high school softball doubleheader here Tuesday, and the Pioneers hit well enough in the nightcap to salvage a baseball split on a night their defense was not as sharp as …

    Read More

  • Cavemen, Warriors split district doubleheader

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen split a doubleheader with the Westside Consolidated Warriors, falling 4-3 in the first game and crushing the Warriors 12-1 in the nightcap of 4A-3 District high school baseball doubleheader on Tuesday. Devin Burns pitched the loss, giving up …

    Read More

  • Lady Timberwolves keep rolling

    JUDSONIA — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves romped to a 15-3, 2A-2 District high school softball victory over the White County Central Lady Bears, improving to 6-0 in the conference and overall. Mia McKinney struck out seven and walked one for the winners. She also …

    Read More

  • Lyon’s first five batters hit WBC pitchers hard in 11-3 AMC victory

    When the top of the Lyon College lineup heats up, there’s not much that can hold the Scots back. The first five batters posted 11 hits collectively Tuesday afternoon as the Lyon baseball team completed the season sweep of Williams Baptist College, winning 11-3 at …

    Read More