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Southside’s Caleb Patterson signs letter of intent to bowl at Kansas Wesleyan University

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Caleb Patterson, a senior at Southside Charter High School, has become the second SHS bowler this season to sign a letter of intent to continue his bowling career at the collegiate level. He will be attending Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan.    During his career...

Retirement and new hires at BHS and Batesville Junior High in each athletic program

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The Batesville High School and Junior High will have a different look this year. It’s coming from the new hires on both the senior and junior high coaching staffs. A man who has meant a great deal to the success of the senior high program,...

Southside athletic physicals begin Wednesday

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Kristie Jenkins, the district wellness coordinator for the Southside School District, has announced that Southside athletic physicals will begin tomorrow, June 17, for girls entering grades 7 through 12, and Thursday for boys entering grades 7 through 12. The physicals will be in the...

BHS swim team receives state championship rings

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The Batesville High School swim team finally received their state championship rings on Tuesday, June 9. The big reveal happened at the Batesville Community Center where the athletes and their families were able to attend. The team clinched the 1A-4A state title after taking runner-up the...

Southside’s Kenny Simpson named as new head football coach for Searcy Lions

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UPDATE 11:20 p.m., June 11, 2020: White River Now's Gary Bridgman spoke with Coach Simpson tonight about the move to Searcy. Here's what Simpson said: "I feel Searcy is a good opportunity. It's never the right time to leave a place you love, but really...

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...