• PR guys writing ‘icky’ business tie-ins to tourney

    Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-ups is the biggest threat to mascots, you may want to go directly to item No. 3. Without further ado: …

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  • Pro Baseball Briefs

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman broke bones above his left eye and nose when he was hit by a line drive Wednesday night, the latest frightening injury to a pitcher struck in the head by a batted ball. Chapman was undergoing …

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  • Sports Briefs

    Pro basketball NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points and the New York Knicks opened the Phil Jackson era by beating the Indiana Pacers 92-86 for their season-high seventh straight victory. With their new team president watching from a midcourt seat, the Knicks …

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  • Lady Cougars sweep Lady Pirates in 1A 2-North

    NORFORK — The Izard County Lady Cougars swept the Norfork Lady Pirates, 1A 2-North District rivals, in a high school softball doubleheader Tuesday as all-state pitcher Molly Taylor recorded 12 strikeouts to pick up the win in the opener. The Lady Cougars won both games …

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  • Mustangs lose runner, game in bottom of 7th

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland Mustangs led 1-0 until the top of the seventh inning, but fell to the South Side Bee Branch Hornets, 1A 2-South District rivals, 2-1 on a play at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning. Dalton Passmore pitched …

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  • Scots to face familiar faces Thursday night in Kentucky

    They haven’t played each other in what amounts to nearly two seasons, but there’s plenty that’s familiar about one of the teams. The matchup is the Lyon College Scots versus John Brown Golden Eagles in the first round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Division …

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  • Scots win 1-run games for 4-1 record in AMC

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lyon College junior hurler Justin Braswell kept his record perfect as he did not allow an earned run in the Scots’ 2-1, opening-game victory over Williams Baptist College at Shell Field Tuesday afternoon. A trio of Scots combined for a 4-3 win …

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  • Scot softballers win, lose

    After allowing three unearned runs and failing to push across the tying run in the bottom of the seventh of Tuesday’s 4-3 opening loss to Crowley’s Ridge College, the Lyon softball bats came alive in the nightcap as the Scots scored 11 runs in the …

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  • Impressive-looking Paragould softballers win big, toughly against Lady Pioneers

    We will see if the Paragould Lady Rams can pull off the trifecta, but they made a case for it while sweeping a 5A-East District-opening doubleheader from the Batesville Lady Pioneers at the North Complex Tuesday night. The Lady Rams won the Class 5A state …

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  • Pioneers show grit in district-opening sweep of Rams

    The Batesville Pioneers began 5A-East District play with a doubleheader sweep of the Paragould Rams at the North Complex on Tuesday, and Batesville Coach Mark Rush was especially pleased with how they closed out the Rams. With senior right-hander Luke Gillihan mowing down 11 Rams …

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  • Southside soccer splits with Greene Cnty Tech

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Southerners improved to 5-1-1 after slipping by the Green County Tech Golden Eagles 1-0 Tuesday at Stewart Field. Colby Rowlett recorded 30 saves and Kamil Kopyto scored the only goal of the game with two minutes left in the match. “We …

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  • Pioneer Spring Break Baseball Camp scheduled for Monday, Tuesday

    Batesville High School’s Pioneer Spring Break Baseball Camp is set for Monday and Tuesday at the BHS Field House, announced Pioneer Coach Mark Rush. Under the direction of Rush and assistants Matt Wentz and Kelly Rush, campers will receive instruction in hitting and pitching. The …

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