The Batesville Pioneer junior varsity football team improved to 4-0 with a 41-6 victory over the Newport Greyhounds in Pioneer Stadium Monday night.
The Pioneers led 24-6 at halftime as Corbett Courtney scored on a 6-yard run, Storm Tipton tallied a 4-yard run and Colton Bailey passed to Jake Russell for a 25-yard TD. Along with three point-after kicks, Roberto Jimenez kicked a 34-yard field goal a few seconds before halftime.
The field is set for the Batesville Bassmasters season-ending Classic tournament, and the event will be the primary topic of discussion at the club’s next meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Room in First Community Bank, secretary Colin Patterson said.
Those who qualified will vote on the dates, times and waters to be fished for the Classic, Patterson said, adding, “The Classic is a 2-day tournament. Only the teams that fished six of the nine regular tournaments will vote.”
The Lyon College Pipers ran their unbeaten streak to seven games with an 8-0 rout of the Cumberland Lady Bulldogs Monday afternoon in TranSouth Athletic Conference action at Huser Field.
Lyon (6-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 TranSouth) shut out an opponent for the fifth time this season and scored six goals or more in a match for the fourth time this year. Cumberland sinks to 2-4-1 overall and 0-1 in conference play.
JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State’s game Saturday at Iowa is to be carried by ESPN2.
Kickoff is 11 a.m. at Kinnick Stadium.
Over the weekend, No. 13 Iowa (4-0) beat No. 15 Penn State 21-10 in Happy Valley. Arkansas State (1-2) lost at home 30-27 to Troy.
Also, Arkansas State’s game on Oct. 13 at Louisiana-Monroe is to be carried by ESPN2, giving ASU back-to-back appearances on the channel.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 10, 1996.
73 YEARS AGO
Jerry Ball, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Ball of this city, has been granted a 1937 principal appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., according to information received from Washington, D.C. He graduated from Batesville High School in May.
Members of the Batesville High School Pioneer football team last night elected Harold Jones, halfback, and Estes McDonald, quarterback, captain and sub-captain, respectively.
Richard Hawkins II of Cave City, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has completed a five-day educational program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.
The program focused on helping families with Modern Woodmen life insurance plans, annuities and fraternal member benefits.
Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America offers financial services and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.
Stanley Wood Chevrolet and Scott Wood Chrysler have announced the association of Nick Fudge as their newest sales consultant.
Fudge is a Batesville native, a graduate of Batesville High School and Arkansas State University, according to a news release from Scott Wood.
“He has been in the automotive business for the past 13 years in another city and has moved back to our area to make his home with us,” Scott Wood, general manager of Stanley Wood Chevrolet, said recently.
Batesville Endoscopy has announced it is now open to provide medical services to the local community.
The business was developed as a result of a group of physicians at White River Medical Center partnering together to build the first Ambulatory Surgery Center in Batesville.
The facility, approximately 12,000 square feet, features four pre-procedure bays, two procedure rooms and five post-procedure areas, according to Rebecca Bennett, administrator.
Something Mary Etta Crowder has always wanted to do is run an antique store.
She will get her wish Thursday, as she and her husband, Kent, will open Etta’s Attic in the cleaned and refurbished former J.E. Bond and Pawn Shop building across from the courthouse in downtown Batesville.
“We’ve got a lot of really good vendors coming in; some of them are even from out of town and have run antique shops themselves in the past,” Crowder said recently.
An early morning fire Monday at 1290 Davis Lane in west Batesville remains under investigation, according to Batesville Fire Chief Danny Russell.
The department responded to the 1:50 a.m. blaze with four trucks and 16 firefighters. The first units on the scene advised police dispatch that the vacant home was fully engulfed when they arrived.
The blaze was quickly controlled and firefighters spent approximately another hour and a half fighting hot spots and removing smoldering debris.
When a sheriff’s warrants officer tried to serve a warrant in Newark Thursday he was met with resistance and threats of gunfire, according to Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan.
The incident started when Independence County Warrants Officer Jim Darmstaedter arrived at the home of David and Kathy Mathes at 353 13th St. around 1:20 p.m. and attempted to serve David Mathes (age unknown) a warrant for cruelty to animals.
A 21-year-old, driver stopped for running off the road in west Batesville, has been arrested on several charges after a scuffle with police.
Matthew A. Hudson of Greg Drive was stopped around 11:20 p.m. Sept. 22 by Independence County Deputy Dustin Robbins at 470 Ferrell St.
The stop came after Robbins said he saw the car Hudson was driving run off the side of the road and almost go into a ditch as it traveled north on Boggs Street.