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Friday, September 25, 2020

Melbourne Bearkatz defeat Quitman Bulldogs Friday night, 34-6

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Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Bearkatz overcame a sluggish offensive start to win their home opener over the Quitman Bulldogs by a score of 34-6. After forcing a three and out on the opening possession, it was special teams that got the Katz on...

Mattia resigns as Head Softball Coach at Lyon

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins announced on Friday that Head Softball Coach Jessica Mattia (pictured above, right) has decided to step away from her position. Mattia had been at the helm of the Scots’ softball program for the 2020 season...

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,...

St. Louis Cardinals baseball coverage begins tomorrow on CBS Sports Radio AM 1340

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It's almost time again to "Play Ball!" And the local radio home for St. Louis Cardinals baseball, CBS Sports Radio AM 1340 KBTA, is ready for another season. Spring training coverage begins tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. as the Cardinals meet the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean...

Southerners fall to Pocahontas in season-opener, 49-33

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Report by Chris Vines The Southerners rushed for 342 yards but came up short to the Pocahontas Redskins, 49-33 in the season opener Friday night at Stewart Field. The Southerners trailed by three touchdowns before battling back and cutting the lead to eight, 41-33. Pocahontas...

Rough night for the Southside Southerners Friday at Trumann, 27-0

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Report by Chris Vines Friday was a rough night for the Southerners as they wrapped up the non-conference schedule losing to Trumann 27-0 to drop to 1-2 on the season. The Southerners moved the ball well behind a strong offensive line but struggled to find...

Mountain View Yellowjackets use strong rushing attack to kick off their 2020 season

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Photo and report by Kevin Johnson The Mountain View Yellowjackets used a strong rushing attack and defense to kick off their 2020 campaign with a 36-7 victory over the Fouke Panthers. Junior Quarterback Elijah Carlton scored his first of three rushing touchdowns on the second play...

Local school cancels Friday night football due to COVID-19 concerns

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Thursday afternoon, the Midland School District announced the cancellation of their Friday night game versus Episcopal due to COVID-19 concerns. The announcement was made in a post on the district's Facebook page . White River Now reached out to the Midland School District Superintendent Dr....

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...

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...

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...