BJHS cagers win, lose in tournament

January 23, 2012 MOUNTAIN HOME — Batesville juniors won and lost at in first-round basketball tournament games here Saturday.The Junior Lady Pioneers defeated the Highland Junior Lady Rebels 33-16 as Sarah Hayes scored a season-high 19 points.

Nettleton sweeps BHS in Pioneer Gym

January 23, 2012 Stingy defense and Jordan Andrews stopped a promising start for the Batesville Pioneers and gave the Nettleton Raiders their first 5A-East District, high school basketball victory on Friday night.After trailing most of the first half, the visitors from Jonesboro left Pioneer Gym with a 49-36 victory.

Pioneers named to East All-Star football team

January 20, 2012 Batesville Pioneer football players Cody Vaughn and Hunter Wilson were selected to play for the East squad in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.The game is scheduled for June 21, 7 p.m., in Razorback Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. It is the last of five East-West All-Stars matchups in the seniors-only event in Fayetteville. The other sports represented will be baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball.

Scots just miss TranSouth Conference sweep

January 20, 2012 Lyon College came close to getting their first TranSouth Athletic Conference basketball sweep of the season Thursday night in Becknell Gymnasium.After the Scot women turned back a late charge for a 67-58 victory over Trevecca Nazarene, the Trojans did the same to the Scot men while posting a 70-68 win.The Scot women improved to 4-1 in the conference and 15-4 overall. They are third in the conference standings, just a half-game behind Union and a game behind Freed-Hardeman.The Scot men are 0-5 and 6-11.

State rankings for cagers corrected

January 20, 2012 The wrong state rankings were listed for the Sacred Heart and Midland girls basketball teams in Thursday’s Guard.Sacred Heart is ranked third by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Midland is ranked fourth. The two play tonight in Pleasant Plains.

Southside juniors win 3 of 4

January 20, 2012 SOUTHSIDE — Southside’s junior high teams won three of four non-conference basketball games that were split between two sites.At home, the Southside seventh-grade girls won 20-6 as Kessie Jenkins scored nine points. The Junior Lady Southerner seventh-graders improved to 11-1.The Junior Lady Yellowjackets varsity team won 39-23. Kenzi Batterton scored 12 points for Southside, which fell to 10-5.In Mountain View, Southside’s seventh- and eighth-grade boys won 19-9 and 23-19, respectively.

Ms. Hollywood Bowl Tournament set for Saturday afternoon start

January 20, 2012 The Ms. Hollywood Bowl Tournament is scheduled to get rolling at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at Hollywood Bowl, announced Yvonne Satterwhite.Entry fee for the Batesville Women’s Bowling Association event is $25. The champion wins $200 and a “Ms Hollywood Bowl” Jacket.For more information, call Saterwhite at (870) 834-8567.

Tickets for BMS awards banquet available at Mark Martin Ford

January 20, 2012 The Batesville Motor Speedway Awards Presentation Dinner is scheduled for Saturday night in the East Banquet Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville and tickets can be purchased in advance, announced Connie Starr.The $20 tickets are available at Mark Martin Ford.The annual event is scheduled to begin at 6. BMS points champions will be recognized and the schedule for the 2012 season will be announced.

Paragould sweeps BJHS

January 20, 2012 Paragould swept Batesville in 5A-East District junior high basketball games in Pioneer Gym on Thursday, winning 37-14 with the girls and 39-28 in boys action.The Junior Lady Rams led 10-4, 20-7 and 32-8 at the quarter breaks.“We just didn’t handle their defense very well,” Junior Lady Pioneer Coach Tim Palmer said. “I’m just proud they didn’t give up. We just missed way too many easy shots.”The coach said Haley Cole showed improvement in her outside shooting.The Junior Lady Pioneers fell to 3-4 in the district and 5-10 overall.

Basketball in town tonight!

January 20, 2012 Nettleton Lady Raiders (2-1, 5A-East District; 13-4, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-3, 2-12), Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m.