• Junior Lady Blazers slip by Junior Lady Pioneers in v-ball season opener

    Valley View, a longtime power in volleyball, swept Batesville in season-opening junior high school matches in Pioneer Gymnasium on Monday night. The varsity match had a different feel, however. The Junior Lady Blazers had to hold on for dear life to post a 25-15, 6-25, …

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  • Cedar Ridge, Izard Co. start with v-ball sweeps

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves collected three season-opening volleyball victories here Monday against Midland Lady Mustangs, a first-year program. The visitors won the senior high varsity match 25-9, 25-22, 25-22. and a junior varsity single-game contest 25-13. In junior high action, the …

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  • Timberwolves win golf match

    NEWPORT — Led by sophomore Ethan Weaver’s 2-over-par 37, the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won a triangular, 9-hole high school golf match Monday on the Newport Country Club course. Blake Caldwell added a 40 and Nate Easley a 42 to complete Cedar Ridge’s winning 162 total. …

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  • Scots call on defensive vets as they enter new league

    Despite graduating 11 seniors from the 2011 squad, Lyon College women’s soccer Coach Ben Parman is cautiously optimistic heading into the 2012 campaign on Wednesday against No.7-ranked Martin Methodist. The second-year Scots coach has reason to be optimist. Six returners, led by sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie …

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  • ‘Hounds pound Bearkatz; Junior ’Katz win

    MELBOURNE — Monday was the the first day of classes for many area schools. It also coincided with the Melbourne Bearkatz’ first senior high football scrimmage and their schooling by the Salem Greyhounds, 42-6. Melbourne is playing the sport at the high school varsity level …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Tuesday, August 21 – Sunday, August 26, 2012.

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  • UA football to be featured on CBS

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas football team will be featured in a CBS Sports program that provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Razorbacks. “College Football Confidential” is a series of seven shows that will debut on CBS Sports Network Aug. 29. Throughout the 2012 …

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  • Augusta provides victories all around

    NEW YORK — Don’t overlook the two biggest winners in Augusta National’s decision to invite women to join the club. Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore are now members of one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world. They will be presented green jackets …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Golf GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Sergio Garcia claimed a 2-stroke victory in the rain-delayed Wyndham Championship to earn his first PGA Tour victory since the 2008 Players Championship. Garcia finished with a 66 to wind up at 18-under-par 262 and claim $936,000 in prize money. …

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  • Listen to radios? Watch TVs? Not for Class of ’16

    MILWAUKEE — Remember when suitcases had to be carried instead of rolled? Or when an airline ticket was a booklet of pages separated by carbon paper? Maybe you remember when Lou Gehrig held the Major League record for consecutive baseball games played. This year’s college …

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  • Realtor completes FHA training program

    Amanda Montague, an agent with Coldwell Banker Choice Realty of Batesville, has completed comprehensive training in the U.S. Government’s FHA 203K Home Purchase and Renovation Loan Program, according to a press release. With this designation, Montague becomes a member of RebuildUSA, a nationwide organization of …

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  • Filing period ends, garners 20 area races UPDATE

    The filing period for municipal offices ended noon Friday and 20 races will mark area ballots when voters head to the polls for the general election on Nov. 6, according to information from the Independence, Izard and Sharp county clerk offices. A list of candidates …

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