• Benefit wrestling matches slated for tonight in Cedar Ridge gym

    NEWARK — Rumble on the Ridge, a wrestling exhibition benefitting the Newark Chamber of Commerce general fun, is scheduled for tonight in the Cedar Ridge High School gymnasium, according to a news release. The admission is $7. Children 5 and under get in free. Doors …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, April 29, 2012.

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  • BMS to try points racing again

    LOCUST GROVE — Isle of Capri Points racing returns to the Batesville Motor Speedway Friday night after a rain out last week, featuring the IMCA modified, steet stock, factory stock and front-wheel-drive series. Points leaders in the rain-soaked season are Shawn Walsh (modifieds), Greg Waugh …

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  • UA move could simplify problems

    FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long’s hiring of John L. Smith for the next 10 months provided an unconventional, and perhaps temporary, solution to a problem that came with Coach Bobby Petrino’s sudden and scandal-ridden exit. Smith’s return after a 5-month absence …

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  • Mustangs complete unbeaten baseball run

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The 1A 2-South District champion Midland Mustangs walloped the Class 4A Cave City Cavemen 12-2 Wednesday, completing an unbeaten run through the regular season. The 19-0 Mustangs are scheduled to play the Guy-Perkins-West Side Greers Ferry winner at 5 Friday evening in …

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  • Lady ’Katz tie for second

    YELLVILLE — The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz hammered the Yellville-Summit Lady Panthers 16-1 in a 3A 1-East District contest Tuesday, ending the regular season in a 3-way tie for second place in the district. Michelle Arnold pitched the win, allowing two hits, walking one and striking …

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  • Newport drag race results announced

    NEWPORT — Don Holcomb, Joe Williams and Ray Lawrence won at the Newport Dragstrip on Sunday. Holcomb won the Street race. Williams and Lawrence led the way in the Footbrake and Super Pro divisions. Here are the second- and third-place finishers by division: Street — …

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  • Beebe sweeps BHS, continues move up 5A-East ladder

    The Beebe Lady Badgers joined the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets as Class 5A State Tournament qualifiers in high school softball Wednesday, and Batesville Coach Sean Coker sees other similarities. “They really do remind me of Wynne four years ago,” he said after the Lady Badgers’ 9-2 …

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  • 50 years, still rollin’ Kent’s Firestone plans celebration

    Long gone are the days when a person pulled up to a service station for gas and was greeted by an attendant ready to fill ’er up. But not at Kent’s Firestone at 1316 E. Main St. in Batesville. In fact, not a lot has …

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  • Hot checks come back to haunt state rep

    Josh Johnston HEBER SPRINGS — State Rep. Josh Johnston (R) of Rosebud is running for Cleburne County sheriff, but one man says he’s not eligible to run. Johnston recently lost a bid in court to have his record expunged of a hot check charge in …

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  • Batesville airport to begin $2M runway safety project

    The Batesville Regional Airport will soon begin a million-dollar safety project, but with luck the airport won’t be out any money for it. Tuesday night, airport commission representatives Karl Kemp and Charles Barnett gave a report to the Batesville City Council regarding a runway safety …

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  • Concord graduation is May 11

    CONCORD — Concord High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 11 at the high school gymnasium with 25 seniors graduating. Valedictorian is Ian Wahlquist. He has been a member of BSA, Future Farmers of America and Future Business Leaders of America. His awards …

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