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Friday, September 25, 2020

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,...

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 right) standing with Southerner basketball player Will Sitkowski. Chris Vines (far left), the "Voice of the Southerners" on 99.5 Hits Now, stands with Southerner basketball...

Free physicals for BJHS and BHS athletes begin next week

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Monday, July 20, through Thursday, July 23, have been days set for free Batesville High School physicals. Here are the dates and groups: Monday, July 20 -- Junior High girls (grades 7-9) 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 -- Junior High boys (grades 7-9) 5...

Southside Southerners win 3A-4A Bowling State Tournament

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The Southside Southerners bowling team has taken home the 3A-4A state tournament championship. The state championship for the boys is a first in school history. The boys bowled their best scores of the season.  After trailing Mayflower by three pins after game one (1052-1049), they...

Coach Charlie Strong coming back to Batesville for UACCB meet and greet

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Batesville native and University of South Florida head football coach Charlie Strong is coming back home for a meet and greet at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB). The event will be held Monday, March 11, from 1 to 2 p.m....

Batesville Parks offering walk-in registration day for youth baseball and more

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The Batesville Parks and Recreation staff will be holding a walk-in registration for youth baseball, softball, coach pitch, and t-ball from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5 at the Batesville Community Center. Staff will be on hand to assist with registration, answer questions, and...

Gary B. profiles state champ Batesville High bowler

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A Batesville High School (BHS) junior has nabbed the State High School Singles Championship in Bowling. Sydney Strain, the daughter of Sheila and Jeff Phillips and Spencer Strain, won the Class 4A-5A Girls State Singles Championship by bowling a total score of 618 on...

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...

Concord native Roark named head women’s basketball coach at Florida College

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TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. – Florida College Athletic Director, Pat Todd has announced the hiring of Concord, Ark. native Jacob Roark as head women's basketball coach. Roark has been the head coach for the Arkansas 16U women's AAU team, The Bricklayers, for the last two years....

Southside Southerners Football Preview

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The Southside Southerners football team is looking forward to its fourteenth season of varsity football in 2019 as Coach Kenny Simpson begins his ninth season as head coach.  Southside experienced their best run over the past three seasons, making the playoffs each year. They will...

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...