Gary B.: Area teams do well in track and field state tournaments; Lady Pioneers’ Griffin tallies big points

Cave City’s boys finished second in Class 3A, being edged out by the Prescott Curly Wolves. The Cavemen finished with 62 team points to Prescott’s 78 and a half. In the Class 2A girl’s state tournament, the Lady Bearkatz of Melbourne took the championship with...

Batesville’s Stan Fowler named Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

The Arkansas Activities Association and the Arkansas High School Coaches Association have announced the 2018-2019 Coach of the Year awards, and Batesville's Stan Fowler has been named Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. The Batesville Lady Pioneers took home the 4A State Championship earlier...

Pioneer boys win 4A-3 District Track Championship; Batesville hosts state championship tomorrow

The Batesville Pioneers High School boys took home the  4A-3 District Track Championship at Pioneer Stadium Friday. They edged Pocahontas 186-184. The Pioneers girls placed second to Valley View with Batesville's Taylor Griffin the high-point individual with four firsts and two fourths for 50 points. Several...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks weightlifting with members of Southside Southerners state championship team

The Southside Southerners took home the 4A State Weightlifting Championship Saturday, April 20, during the 28th annual Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships in Alma. (For more on that story, click here.) White River Now's Gary B. sat down with Deerick Smith, the Southerners head strength...

Southside Southerners take home 4A state weightlifting championship

The Southside Southerners weightlifting team nabbed the 4A state championship at the 28th annual Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships. The event was held Saturday, April 20, at Charles B. Dyer Arena in Alma. The competition saw the Southerners coming in at the top of the...

12 schools trek to Pioneer Stadium for the Special Olympics, Area 16 spring games

Special Olympics athletes from a dozen of the regions schools and the area's adult chapter made the journey to Pioneer Stadium at Batesville High School on Friday, April 12 to compete in Area 16 games. Students proudly representing Cedar Ridge, Hillcrest, Southside, Heber Springs, Batesville,...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with new Lady Southerners head coach Jordan Riley

The Southside Lady Southerners have a new head coach. Yesterday, Southside Schools Superintendent Roger Rich announced the hiring of Jordan Riley (pictured) to lead the Lady Southerners. White River Now's Gary B. had the opportunity to visit with Riley after the coach's introduction on Wednesday. Listen to...

Lady Southerners, Lady Pioneers battle to till the end

For the second time in as many weeks the Lady Southerners and Lady Pioneers softball game came down to the final inning. The Lady Pioneers won in the 8th inning at Southerner field two weeks ago 9-8 and the Lady Southerners returned the favor at Pioneer...

Arkansas Sports Media Basketball Super Teams announced for 2019

High school basketball in northeast Arkansas hit a new high this season with four out of five teams bringing home a state championship for the 2018-19 season. With so many championship teams from the area, the spotlight was on several talented players. Voters from different newsprint...

Pioneers fall short against Southerners Thursday night 2-1

The Southerners defeated Batesville on Thursday night with a final score of 2-1. Braden Jones recorded the win on the mound. Jones allowed just six hits to Batesville while giving up one run and striking out nine Pioneers. The Southerners had 2 runs on 5 hits with...

Lady Southerners fall to the Westside Warriors 11-5

The Lady Southerners dug a hole to climb out of early in conference action Tuesday at Westside, giving up 4 runs in the first inning and falling behind 10-0 before the bats woke up and a late rally fell short before losing 11-5. The Warriors...