• Junior Southerners score late for win in Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF — With 35 seconds to play, Andrew Carey scored on an 8-yard run, Drew Hicks ran in the 2-point conversion and the Southside Junior Southerners snapped a losing streak at five games with a 16-14, football victory over the Dollarway Junior Cardinals 16-14 …

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  • Pioneers eying playoff qualifier

    The Batesville Pioneers can clinch a Class 5A State Playoff berth and take another step toward the 5A-East District championship if they win tonight in Blytheville. Awaiting the Pioneers are the Blytheville Chickasaws, who are 1-6 overall and 0-4 against district opponents. The Pioneers are …

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  • Williams Baptist College tops Lyon in volleyball

    WALNUT RIDGE — Needing a win to keep alive faint hopes of hosting a first-round match in the upcoming American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament, the Lyon College volleyball team pushed arch-rival Williams Baptist to the limit before bowing 3-1 Thursday night. The game scores were …

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  • Cougars, Lady Cougars collect basketball wins in Brockwell

    BROCKWELL — The host teams crushed Black Rock Thursday in the Bad Boy Mowers Classic as the Izard County Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Zebras 71-26 and the Cougars handled the Zebras 64-45. The Lady Cougars led 18-7, 39-16 and 65-26 at the quarter breaks …

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  • Wacha, Beltran help Cards even series 1-all

    BOSTON (AP) — One is 22, brimming with vigor and riding a hot streak in the dawn of his career, the other is 36, injected with a painkiller just to make it on the field and refusing to succumb to discomfort during his first and …

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  • Vols face ‘red team’ as 4-TD underdogs

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers don’t think facing “the red team” sounds particularly scary. That’s what some Volunteers players have taken to calling the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in an effort to negate the intimidation factor for Saturday’s game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. “When …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brett Favre dismissed the possibility of returning to the NFL with St. Louis, and Rams Coach Jeff Fisher declined to address reports he tried to lure the quarterback out of retirement to replace the injured Sam Bradford. Favre told …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 25 – Saturday, October 26, 2013.

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  • ‘Katz hope to rebound in homecoming game

    The Melbourne Bearkatz return home with hopes they can rebound from a disappointing 22-21 loss to the 3A-1 District co-leading Elkins Elks. The Bearkatz sit at 2-2 in district and will face the 0-4 Marshall Bobcats in a game that has important ramifications for one …

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  • The games – 10/24/13

    Southside (2-5) at Heber Springs (1-6) Kickoff  • Friday night 7 The 2-5 Southerners travel to Heber Springs to face the 1-6 Panthers in a 4A-2 District game that both teams must win to have any chance of a playoff berth. The Panthers are coming off a 35-0 shutout at the hands of the …

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  • BHS plans to offer no encouragement in Blytheville

    Dave King answered simply when asked what the Batesville Pioneers must do to give themselves the best chance to win Friday night in Blytheville. “Blytheville is a team without a lot of confidence, and we don’t want to give them a reason Friday night to …

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  • BJHS aims to clinch title in home finale

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers can clinch the 5A-East District football championship with a victory tonight in Pioneer Stadium, and it will also be the last look at the Junior Pioneers on their home field. The Junior Pioneers are 7-0 overall and 4-0 against district foes. …

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