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Friday, October 30, 2020

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....

Easy night for the Lady Pioneers versus Highland on Monday, 52-36

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Report by Big Daddy Randy Alan It was an easy night for the Lady Pioneers in Highland on Monday. The Junior High team won 39-5. Hadley Cunningham led the way with 11 points. Kayla Ward chipped in eight, and Abby Hurley added seven. In the Senior High contest,...

LISTEN: Coach Ryan Morrow talks BHS Football Inaugural Blackout Golf Tourney

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Coach Ryan Morrow with the Batesville Pioneers is spreading the word about the BHS Football Inaugural Blackout Golf Tournament coming Saturday, June 1, to The Course at Eagle Mountain. The tournament is presented by Citizens Bank and is a fundraiser to purchase new equipment...

Malone named USTA liaison for northeast Arkansas

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Pat Malone has been named as a United State Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Local Leader Liaison (LLL) for northeast Arkansas, according to a release from USTA Southern. Malone’s goal will be to work with USTA Southern, USTA Arkansas, the Northeast Arkansas (NEA) Tennis Association and...

Final scores from Arkansas Friday night high school football action

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From the Associated Press, here's a rundown of final scores from Friday night high school football action across the state: PREP FOOTBALL Ashdown 35, Harmony Grove 7 Atkins 36, Baptist Prep 14 Bald Knob 14, Pulaski Mills 8 Batesville 38, Nettleton 6 Beebe 20, LR Hall 15 Benton 47, Russellville 40 Bentonville...

Erikson accepts coaching position at Duke

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Tom Erikson has announced his formal resignation as the head men’s wrestling coach at Lyon College after accepting a coaching position at Duke University in Durham, N.C. “I want to thank Coach Erikson for everything he has done for the program,” said Director of Athletics...

Vicki Stephenson/Shelter Insurance names Southerner Athletes of the Week

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The Vicki Stephenson/Shelter Insurance Southside Southerner Athletes of the Week have been announced. Pictured below are Vicki Stephenson (far left) standing with Southerner basketball player Riley Freeman (second from left). Chris Vines (far right), the "Voice of the Southerners" on 99.5 Hits Now, stands...

Larry Shaw Race Cars repeats as ICMA Manufacturer’s Cup winner

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A Southside race car manufacturer has repeated as the winner of the International Motor Contest Association’s (ICMA) Manufacturer's Cup. Larry Shaw Race Cars at Southside had the top point total of the 18 builders eligible for the 10th annual contest. Points were awarded based on...

First Community Bank donates $2,500 to Shooting Sports Foundation for BHS trap team

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Bob Copeland (left), manager of the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex and the coach for the Batesville High School trap team, accepts a $2,500 donation from Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community Bank. The donation was made to the Independence County Shooting...

Douglass garners SAC Scholar Athlete accolades

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Former Lyon College women’s wrestler, Elissa Douglass, was one of four student-athletes who drew recognition for their academic achievement as the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) released their Wrestling Scholar-Athlete recipients on Wednesday afternoon. The conference awarded SAC women’s wrestling Scholar Athlete accolades and sponsored women’s...

VIDEO: Pyramid Fights participants complete weigh-ins

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Pyramid Fights will be hosting another fight night in Batesville, Ark. tomorrow, March 17, at the Batesville Community Center. Weigh-ins were conducted today at the historic Melba Theater. The following video includes several of the fighters and the main event.