Melbourne Lady Bearkatz named 2A State Champions

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. Two Lady Bearkat three-pointers served as the difference, as […]

SHS Project Graduation Trap Shoot coming this Saturday

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 9 a.m. All proceeds will go to the SHS drug/alcohol-free graduation […]

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

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 the Lady Lions outscored the Scots, 23-6, in the period as […]

Annual Dr. Red Bell Memorial 3-Person Tournament to be held May 30 and 31

Merchants and Planters Bank and The Course at Eagle Mountain are pleased to host the annual Dr. Red Bell Memorial 3-Person Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. The event will be held at The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville. The tournament will begin with registration at 11 a.m. on Saturday, […]

Scots, Lady Lions meet in AMC Championship Game tonight at Becknell

The top-two seeds in the American Midwest Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament will square off on Tuesday night in the title game as the top-ranked Lyon College women’s basketball team will host No. 2-seed Freed-Hardeman at 7 p.m. in Becknell Gymnasium. This will be the fourth time the Scots will play in the championship game […]

Lady Yellowjackets are headed to the 3A State Finals

Report and photo by Kevin Johnson The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets are headed to the Class 3A State Finals for a third consecutive year after defeating the Charleston Lady Tigers on their home floor by a score of 67-58.   Mountain View took control of the game early jumping out to a 13-0 lead before Charleston […]

Batesville Lady Pioneers ended their season Saturday against Farmington

Report and photo by Big Daddy Randy Alan The Batesville Lady Pioneers had their season end in the semifinals of the 4A State Tournament against the Farmington Lady Cardinals.   The Lady Cardinals went 27/30 from the foul line and their top scorers had 20, 20 and 19 points respectively.   Batesville was led by Junior Izzy […]

Melbourne Lady Bearkatz advance to second consecutive state championship game

Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz advanced to their second consecutive state championship game Saturday afternoon with a 68-54 win over the Des Arc Lady Eagles. A sluggish first quarter was again the name of the game, as the teams traded baskets, and ended with a 15-12 Des Arc lead. The Lady Katz […]

Southside Lady Southerners ended their season in Farmington on Friday night

Report and photo by Chris Vines The Southside Lady Southerners’ successful season ended with a loss in the state quarterfinals in Farmington Friday night to the undefeated  Star City Lady Dogs, 61-49. The Southerners got nine points from London Cuzzort in the first quarter but trailed 19-16 at the end of the first quarter. Star […]

Fast start sends top-ranked Scots past Owls in AMC Tournament Semifinals

The top-seeded Lyon College women’s basketball team opened up Saturday’s American Midwest Conference Championship Tournament Semifinal with an 18-0 run and led the rest of the way to defeat No. 4-seed William Woods, 71-45, inside Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots improved to 29-2 on the year and will host No. 2-seed Freed-Hardeman on Tuesday night at […]