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NEATennis Youth Summer Clinic coming to Batesville Community Center

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A youth summer tennis clinic at the Batesville Community Center will be held beginning in July. The clinic is sponsored by NEATennis, a regional organization committed to the physical, mental, and social benefits of fitness and tennis. Beginning Tuesday, July 7, students have a choice of...

Adam Trausch named Head Track and Field Coach at Lyon

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With the resignation of Milton Williams, who served as the head men’s and women’s track and field coach, Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins has named Adam Trausch as the new head coach of both programs, the school said in a media release. Trausch...

Four-time All-State tennis player with Batesville ties heads to A-State

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Thea Rice, a Hot Springs native who played two seasons at Arkansas, will transfer to Arkansas State and join the Red Wolves tennis team this fall, women's tennis head coach Kel Lange announced Tuesday. Thea, a four-time All-State selection from Lakeside High School, is the...

7 Arkansas St. athletes positive for COVID-19, no symptoms

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"This is a day we knew would come," said Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse in an email Thursday regarding news that seven Arkansas State athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating for 14 days. Damphousse says the seven athletes are from three...

Walmsley and Smith drop by White River Now to talk American Legion Baseball

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Good news for local baseball fans. Batesville American Legion Baseball registration is coming Monday, June 1 to the city's North Complex. Legion Coaches Andy Walmsley and Stu Smith (the area's State Representative, who is returning to American Legion Baseball coaching after over 30 years) recently...

Batesville’s Izzy Higginbottom talks about her commitment to University of Missouri

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Batesville Pioneer senior-to-be Izzy Higginbottom (pictured above, right) visited the White River Now family of radio stations this week with her mother, Rachel Mosier (left), to discuss the basketball guard's recent commitment to the University of Missouri. (Click here for more on that story.) Higginbottom...

Gary B.: Izzy headed to Mizzou for college basketball career

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Batesville High School senior-to-be Isabella (Izzy) Higginbottom, one of the premier guards -- if not the premier guard -- in Arkansas high school girls basketball, has committed to play her college basketball career at the University of Missouri. With a year left in prep basketball,...

Lyon hires new head football coach

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Lyon College President W. Joseph King and Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins announced the hiring of Chris Douglas as the fourth head football coach of the Scots during the modern era. “I am excited that Chris Douglas has agreed to become our new head football...

Lyon Athletics to feature new court design at Becknell Gymnasium

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Becknell Gymnasium, the home of Lyon College volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s wrestling, will undergo a transformation over the summer. "Thanks to the generous donations from David Brogdon, '93, Rodney Griffin, '96, and Ryland Kieffer, '98, Becknell Gymnasium will feature a...

AAA implements “Dead Period” for school athletics

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The Arkansas Activities Association is implementing a "Dead Period" for member schools beginning tomorrow due to concerns over COVID-19. According to this morning's release from the AAA, coaches (licensed teacher coaches and registered volunteers) "shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving...

Melbourne Lady Bearkatz named 2A State Champions

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Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz won their second consecutive state championship Thursday night with a 47-28 win over the Quitman Lady Bulldogs.  The first quarter was a defensive struggle, as both teams exchanged turnovers and spent the first 4:06 of the game scoreless....