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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...

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...

Batesville tennis player competes in Little Rock event

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John Thomas Morgan of Batesville competed this past weekend in the Arkansas Junior Spring Closed tennis event in Little Rock, going 4-2, losing to the eventual winners in both the main draw and the consolation bracket. Along the way, Thomas knocked out the number four...

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,...

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...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

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The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

Lyon assistant coach Kris Sweet overwhelmed at players, public support after video goes viral

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Kris Sweet, the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Lyon College football program in Batesville, was overwhelmed from the public's response after his players performed an act of kindness and support for him. Sweet is undergoing treatment for B-cell, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and some...

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...

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...

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...

AAA says it’s prepping to resume athletics in state for fall

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In accordance to the Arkansas Activities Association's (AAA) regular calendar, school athletics and related activities will be prepped to resume this fall, according to a Tuesday afternoon statement from the association. The preparations are contingent upon compliance with all directives as issued by Gov....