• Lady Southerner wins scholar-athlete award

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Southside Lady Southerner Kaylee Rich is one of 10 Arkansas high school seniors selected to receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the State Farm Arkansas Activities Association’s Scholar-Athlete Program. Each student-athlete must meet scholastic requirements of a 7-semester minimum cumulative grade-point …

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  • Caveman named to East All-Stars

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Rosters for the East-West, Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games were announced Thursday and one Guard-circulation area athlete is included, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association. Chaz Mathews, a 6-foot, 6-inch center from Cave City, …

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  • Concord basketball player wins Hobbs Spirit Award

    Jacob Roark, a junior and a 3-time all-state basketball selection for Concord High, received the Antony Hobbs Spirit Award in a ceremony Wednesday night at the Junior League of Little Rock Women’s City Club in Little Rock. The award is presented each year to one …

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  • Hog Bash reset for May 1

    The 2013 Hog Bash, an annual scholarship fundraiser for the White River Razorback Club and Independence County Chapter of the Arkansas Alumni Association, has been rescheduled for May 1 at the National Guard Armory, announced Gayle Ross. The event, originally scheduled for April 10, was …

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  • Rescheduled Lady Pioneer Classic contains more area softball teams

    The Farm Bureau Lady Pioneer Classic will try again Saturday, and this time it has a stronger local feel. Since its postponement due to weather and field conditions on March 30, the event has seen several changes. Now, along with the hosts, the Batesville Lady …

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  • Lady Cougars nip Lady Bucs

    CALICO ROCK — The Izard County Lady Cougars defeated the Calico Rock Lady Pirates 4-1 Wednesday in a 1A 2-North District game. Molly Taylor pitched the win and led the Lady Cougars offense as she hit two for three with a run batted in and …

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  • Izard County Cougars to host scramble golf tourney April 27

    BROCKWELL — Izard County High School will host a 3-person golf scramble April 27 at the Course at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend, according to a release by the Izard County School District. The scramble will begin at 9 a.m. with complimentary coffee and doughnuts …

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  • Littlejohn wins two drag races

    NEWPORT — Edward Littlejohn won the Street Stock and Footbrake division races Sunday at the Newport Dragstrip. Tyler Whitehead finished second and David Presley third in the street division. In the Footbrake division, Lonnie Alwhite and Don Stitcher finished second and third, respectively. Tom Clary …

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  • Manhunt in Boston puts pro sports games on hold

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins have canceled their morning skates because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said the team has no announcement yet on whether it will proceed with Friday night’s …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 20, 2013.

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  • Weight management is topic

    White River Medical Center in Batesville is hosting a free Community Health Education event on weight management from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. WRMC’s Cardiac Rehab supervisor, Jennifer Coleman, will be …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game. The NFL champs usually host the opener, but the Orioles are home Sept. 5 and could not move their …

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