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Pioneers head to Forrest City

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Batesville defensive back Dakivian Brown (right) tries to bring down Paragould quarterback Dayton Sanders (1) during their matchup last week at Pioneer Stadium.

By Scott Mcdonald Sports@guardonline.com
The Batesville Pioneers are back on the road this week as they try to climb to the .500 mark for the first time this season, taking on the Forrest City Mustangs tonight in another big 5A-East Conference contest.
Last week, B . . . more »


Panthers subdue Red Wolves

By Matthew V. Roberson The Jonesboro Sun
JONESBORO -- Arkansas State took a detour off the road to a Sun Belt Conference title.
ASU's bend-but-don't-break defense could not stop a versatile Georgia State attack as the Panthers handed the Red Wolves a surprising 52- . . . more »


Red beats White in Hogs' return to Barnhill Arena

Crant Osborne | Nate Allen Sports Services

Arkansas' Jalen Harris (5) is closely guarded by Jimmy Whitt (33) during the RedWhite game on Saturday in Barnhill Arena.

By Otis Kirk Nate Allen Sports Service
FAYETTEVILLE -- Basketball returned to Barnhill Arena on Saturday complete with Eddie Sutton and Nolan Richardson in attendance.
Arkansas' Red-White game attracted an announced crowd of 4,559 fans. It featured Team Eddie again . . . more »


No. 17 Langston races past Lyon

Lyon Sports Information
The Lyon College football team had a strong task ahead of them as they welcomed No. 17 Langston to Pioneer Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Langston got out to an early lead against Lyon and carried that momentum the rest of the way as the Sco . . . more »


Highland rolls over Cave City

HIGHLAND -- The Highland Rebels got some payback for a loss at Cave City last year, beating the Cavemen 54-14 in a mercy-rule victory on Friday.
The victory wast he first of the season for the Rebels who are now 1-4 and 1-1 in the 4A-3 Conference. Cave City fell to . . . more »


CWD testing has its upside

David Mosesso
Since chronic wasting disease (CWD) was first officially recorded in our state in early 2016, there have been 600 whitetail deer that tested positive for the disease as well as 19 elk. The first confirmed case of CWD was an elk that was killed in Newt . . . more »


On Dekc

High School Volleyball
Batesville at Blytheville (7-JrB-Jr-JV-V) 4:30 p.m.
Valley View at Southside (7-JrB-Jr-JV-V) 4:30 p.m.
Piggott at Cave City (JrB-Jr-JV-V) 4:30 p.m.
Palestine-Wheatley at Cedar Ridge (JrB-Jr-V) 4:30 p.m.
Midland at Izard County (Jr-V) 5 . . . more »


Hogs get receivers back but linemen out

By Nate Allen Nallensports@att.net
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Razorbacks come off last week's open date with their receivers roster restocked but a couple of starting offensive linemen not yet indelibly inked to start Saturday night's SEC game at Lexington, Kent . . . more »


UA-Auburn game time announced

UA Communications
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas football's week eight matchup against Auburn has been slated for an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network and can be stream . . . more »


Arkansas leads nation in mallard harvest

From submitted info
LITTLE ROCK -- According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recently released Migratory Bird Hunting Activity and Harvest for the 2017-19 and 2018-19 Hunting Seasons, Arkansas is still the premier state for hunters who pursue Mr. Mallard ab . . . more »


Batesville takes Westside in three

Scott McDonald

Batesville sophomore Isabella Floyd (24) sets the ball for a hitter during the Lady Pioneers' 3-0 victory over Jonesboro Westside last Thursday.

By Scott Mcdonald Sports@guardonline.com
Before the Batesville Lady Pioneers took on the state's top team in the Jonesboro Lady Hurricane on Monday, they faced another team from Jonesboro last Thursday and swept the visiting Westside Lady Warriors 25-15, 25-20, 25- . . . more »


Arkansas, Kentucky come off much-needed break

By Nate Allen Nallensports@att.net
FAYETTEVILLE -- From its upset loss at Reynolds Razorback Stadium to three touchdowns underdog San Jose State, Arkansas learned the hard way how an opponent can profit coming off an open date.
Now the Razorbacks face consecutive o . . . more »


ASU's Grace named Punter of the Week

ASU Communications
JONESBORO -- Arkansas State senior punter Cody Grace was named the Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week on Tuesday for his performance during the Red Wolves' road game against Georgia State last Saturday.
Grace was tabbed by the Augusta Sports Counci . . . more »


Ducks Unlimited to hold golf tourney

The annual Independence County Ducks Unlimited golf tournament will be held Saturday at The Course at Eagle Mountain.
Registration and starting hole assignments for the 4-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Team registration includes . . . more »


Cave City, Southside runners shine at Bald Knob

Special to the Guard
Cave City's Luke Walling and Fischer Miller outran nearly 200 senior high school boys Tuesday at the Bald Knob XC Invitational, and Southside's Reese Gardner raced to second place in senior girls.
The meet featured 42 schools competing in junio . . . more »


Lyon takes third at tournament

Lyon Sports Information
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Lyon College men's and women's golf teams each climbed one spot on the final day of the CC Cougar Classic to record a third place and sixth place finish, respectively. Zach Shirley and Tomas Mariscotti continued their st . . . more »


Valley View golfers win again

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The Batesville Pioneers who participated in Tuesday's Class 4A Boys State Golf Tournament at the Red Apple Inn and Country Club at Heber Springs were (from left) Caleb Blakley, Dawson McMahan and Seth Beyer.

By Scott Mcdonald Sports@guardonline.com
HEBER SPRINGS -- The Valley View Blazers who have become one of the top high school golf programs in the state over the last few years, finished off a perfect season Tuesday afternoon by winning their second straight Class 4 . . . more »


Hogs hope for return of Jordan, Jackson

By Nate Allen Nallensports@att.net
FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas Coach Chad Morris went into Wednesday's practice believing it may determine if starting left offensive tackle Colton Jackson and hoping to get off the injured list receiver Jordan Jones can play in Saturda . . . more »


On Deck

High School Football
Batesville at Forrest City 7 p.m.
Lonoke at Southside 7 p.m.
Pocahontas at Cave City 7 p.m.
Clinton at Cedar Ridge 7 p.m.
Salem at Midland 7 p.m.
Marshall at Melbourne 7 p.m.
High School Volleyball
Conway Tournament All Day
Coll . . . more »


Central Arkansas Bears picked 5th in SLC preseason poll

UCA Communications
CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas Bears were picked fifth in the Southland Conference preseason men's basketball poll released Thursday by the league office.
The Bears received four first-place votes, for the first time since joining t . . . more »


Starkel back as Razorbacks take on Kentucky

By Nate Allen Nallensports@att.net
FAYETTEVILLE -- Like champagne, Nick Starkel strives finishing with a kick.
Quarterbacking Arkansas possessions finished by kicking a PAT is Plan A and a field goal Plan B.
But Plan C punting will do. Arkansas Razorbacks Coach Cha . . . more »


King to be inducted into SWC Hall of Fame

UA Communications
WACO, Texas -- Former Razorback baseball All-American and MLB first overall draft pick Jeff King will be among nine honorees inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in a luncheon at the Brown-Lupton University . . . more »