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Friday, September 25, 2020

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...

Gary B.: Izzy headed to Mizzou for college basketball career

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Batesville High School senior-to-be Isabella (Izzy) Higginbottom, one of the premier guards -- if not the premier guard -- in Arkansas high school girls basketball, has committed to play her college basketball career at the University of Missouri. With a year left in prep basketball,...

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...

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...

AAA implements “Dead Period” for school athletics

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The Arkansas Activities Association is implementing a "Dead Period" for member schools beginning tomorrow due to concerns over COVID-19. According to this morning's release from the AAA, coaches (licensed teacher coaches and registered volunteers) "shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of activity involving...

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....

Athletic games suspended at BHS

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Batesville High School Athletic Director Dave King said today that all athletic games scheduled for BHS athletes have been suspended, at least until the end of the month. King said the school is following Arkansas Activities Association directives. He noted that the “small school” baseball tournament,...

BREAKING NEWS: Southeastern Conference cancels remainder of Men’s Basketball Tournament

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Photo from Lex18.com The Southeastern Conference, which includes the University of Arkansas announced Thursday the cancellation of the remainder of the Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville. Many collegiate conferences around the country are taking similar steps amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Review the...

SHS Project Graduation Trap Shoot coming this Saturday

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A trap shoot competition benefitting Southside High School Project Graduation is coming, rain or shine, to the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex at 3600 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville, Saturday, March 14. Registration kicks off at 8 a.m., and the shoot starts at...

Lyon Women’s Basketball falls to FHU in AMC Championship Game

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The top-seeded Lyon College women’s basketball team hosted No. 2-seed Freed-Hardeman in front of a packed house inside Becknell Gymnasium on Tuesday night for the championship game of the American Midwest Conference Tournament. The difference in the game came in the second quarter as...