• Royce Row Thompson – Paid Obituary

    Royce Row Thompson, 88, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away October 8, 2013, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Preceding her in death were her husband of 36 years, Dr. William L. Thompson of Itta Bena, Mississippi, and her parents, Floy T. Row and James Roy Row of Batesville, Arkansas. …

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  • Pioneers, Yellowjackets to battle for another football lead

    The Wynne Yellowjackets have developed more consistency in their high school football play, said their coach, Chris Hill. Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, they aim to regain some consistency at beating the Batesville Pioneers. They did it for the first time in six tries last …

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  • Junior Pioneers take aim at Junior ’Jackets, 7-0 record

    The Batesville Junior Pioneers will try to continue their unbeaten string in Wynne, and the Cedar Ridge Junior Timberwolves will try to get on the positive side of the ledger with a home victory in football games tonight. A victory in Wynne would push the …

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  • ’Katz face another big 3A-1 challenge in Elkins

    The Melbourne Bearkatz will face the biggest challenge of the season as they travel to Elkins to face the 3A-1 District-leading Elks. The Elks are perfect in district play at 3-0 with wins over Yellville-Summit (10-7), Mountain View (39-30) and Marshall (33-0). “This is huge …

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  • Cavewomen fall to Blazers in 4A NE Conference v-ball

    CAVE CITY — The Valley View Lady Blazers swept the Cave City Cavewomen 25-15, 25-11, 25-11 in a 4A Northeast Conference game Tuesday. Gracen Ratliff led the Cavewomen with eight points, five blocks and 18 digs, and Candra Carpenter added eight points, six blocks and …

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  • The games 10/17/13

    E. Poinsett Co. (6-0) at Cedar Ridge (1-5)  Kickoff • Friday night 7 After taking a 51-13 drubbing from the Salem Greyhounds last week, the Timberwolves will face a Class 2A-3 District opponent that is one of the best in the state. The undefeated Warriors are ranked fourth in Class 2A in the Associated Press high …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, October 17, 2013.

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  • Lyon, Hendrix battle to 1-1 tie

    CONWAY — Despite outshooting Hendrix 31-9, including 9-1 in two overtime periods, the Lyon College women’s soccer team had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the Warriors Wednesday night in a non-conference battle. Lyon’s Hannah Osmon recorded nine shot attempts, with five on goal, …

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  • Rest of college football playoff committee unveiled

    The most scrutinized committee in sports has been set. The members say they’ll need thick skin, plenty of time and the ability to leave their loyalties behind to pick the four teams that will play for college football’s national title next year. They say they …

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  • Dodgers beat Cardinals 6-4, trail 3-2

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke came out shaky against the St. Louis Cardinals, getting in early trouble with the Dodgers’ season hanging in the balance. He faced a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the first inning and gave up four straight hits in a 2-run …

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  • Tigers beat BoSox to tie series 2-all

    DETROIT (AP) — Jim Leyland had no big plans for Detroit’s oddest lineup card of the year. “I’ll throw it away, unless I can sell it to some bar on the way home,” the Detroit manager said. Torii Hunter batting leadoff and Miguel Cabrera hitting …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay backed down a bit after Broncos coach John Fox and former Colts general manager Bill Polian chided him for comments critical of Peyton Manning. Fox used his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio appearance Tuesday to criticize …

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