• Fans vote Lyon’s Layrock into NAIA dunk contest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the fan-vote winner of the NABC-NAIA Men’s Basketball Slam Dunk Contest, and it is Lyon College senior Jordan Layrock. The inaugural event, which is presented by Rawlings as is scheduled for March …

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  • Harmon lifts Lyon to sweep in Alabama

    MOBILE, Ala. – Lyon College junior rightfielder Colt Harmon entered Wednesday’s doubleheader with Spring Hill College with a .294 batting average and proceeded to have a five for seven day at the dish, connecting on his first home run of his career, while driving in …

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  • Lady Southerners slam Lady Yellowjackets, 16-2

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners softball team walloped the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets 16-2 in five innings Wednesday in a non-district game. Caitlin Dubose pitched a complete game, recording nine strike outs and allowing one hit. The Lady Southerners scored four runs in the …

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  • UA hope for repeat at NCAA meet

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The way Chris Bucknam sees it, Arkansas is a team with plenty to prove at this weekend’s NCAA indoor track and field championships. That’s saying something from the coach of the men’s team that has occupied the No. 1 ranking for much …

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  • NCAA committee faces tough seeding decisions

    The power conferences still have a couple of days before they reach the semifinals of their conference tournaments. That doesn’t stop the chatter of who will get what seed when the 68-team bracket for the NCAA tournament is revealed Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT. What …

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  • Carmelo: Jackson will join the Knicks

    Carmelo Anthony said Wednesday that he has heard Phil Jackson will be “coming on board” with the New York Knicks, the strongest indication yet that the 11-time NBA champion coach will soon be taking over the team’s basketball operations. Anthony went as far as to …

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  • NBA Briefs

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant won’t be back on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Bryant expressed only mild frustration Wednesday after the official announcement of the long-expected decision to shut him down for the year. Bryant’s broken bone in …

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  • S. Carolina drops Auburn; Barbee fired

    ATLANTA (AP) — Auburn’s scouting report said South Carolina freshman guard Duane Notice does most of his scoring by driving to the basket. Notice showed he also has an outside game. Notice led South Carolina’s hot 3-point shooting with a career-high 23 points and the …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro football Pass rusher DeMarcus Ware got a $30 million, three-year contract from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after being released by the Dallas Cowboys. Not quite keeping pace with the nonstop nature of Day 1 of free agency, Day 2 …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, March 13 – Sunday, March 16, 2014.

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  • T-wolves punch ticket to title game with 65-50 win

    HAMPTON – The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves held off a third-quarter charge by the England Lions and pulled away in the final period Tuesday for a 65-50 semifinal win at Hampton High School in the 2A State Tournament semifinals. The Timberwolves defeated the England Lions 81-61 …

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  • Pirates start fast, top Rockets again; await date, time for final

    HARRISON — The Concord Pirates scored the first six points and led by 12 at the end of the first quarter, and that made all the difference in their 50-32 win over the Scranton Rockets in the Class 1A State Tournament semifinals, said Concord Coach …

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