• Two teams don’t show; Cavemen, ’Katz win big in Classic

    The First Community Bank Pioneer Classic got off to a rocky start Saturday at the North Complex after a night of heavy rain and no-shows by two participants. The Conway Christian Eagles and the Highland Rebels were scheduled for first-round games, but the Rebels informed …

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  • William Woods Owls take series from Scots

    FULTON, Mo. — Junior shortstop Griffin Glaude produced a perfect 3-for-3 day at the dish, leading four Scots with multiple hits as Lyon College bounced back against William Woods for an 8-4 baseball victory Saturday in the finale of a 3-game series. The Owls swept …

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  • UA surprises with hiring of Dykes

    FAYETTEVILLE  — Jimmy Dykes stood near the same spot on the Bud Walton Arena court where he proposed to his wife, Tiffany. The answer from the several hundred University of Arkansas fans in attendance at a news conference to introduce the ESPN analyst as the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, March 31 – Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

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  • Fearsome Final Foursome head to Texas

    Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and Coach Bo Ryan had never been. Connecticut wasn’t allowed to play in the NCAA tournament a year ago, and Kentucky supposedly had no shot at …

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  • Blair likes A&M’s chances against 37-0 Connecticut

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — UConn and Texas A&M have met each of the past two seasons, and it wasn’t pretty either time for the Aggies. That means nothing to A&M Coach Gary Blair, whose team plays the defending national champion Huskies again tonight with a …

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  • Wrigley field leads at innovations

    CHICAGO — It’s hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak — a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes. Yet in the century without a championship, the ballpark has been …

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  • Play ball! MLB heats up with full slate of openers

    After a brutal winter of arctic blasts and blustery snowstorms, baseball is ready to heat up today with its first full slate of games this season. David Ortiz and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox begin their title defense in Baltimore against home run …

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  • Baseball Briefs

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his seven-year career because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back. The move, made before Sunday’s game at San Diego, is …

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  • Four former champs line up for 22nd Pioneer Classic

    Four will try for another and nine will try for a first next week in the First Community Bank Pioneer Classic title. The small-school division of the annual high school baseball tournament is scheduled to end on Thursday, but the first pitch is set for …

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  • Mustangs postponed, Southerners fall in Xtra Innings Classic

    JONESBORO — Weather dampened the Midland Mustangs opener and the Southside Southerners lost Thursday in the Xtra Innings Classic at Jonesboro. The 3-3 Mustangs led the Pocahontas Redskins 3-0 in the bottom of the third innning before the game was postponed due to rain and …

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  • Tuckerman’s Gilbert selected to Hall of Fame

    TUCKERMAN (AP) — Long-time former Tuckerman High School baseball and basketball Coach Morgan Gilbert has been elected into the National High School Hall of Fame. Gilbert is currently the only coach in the nation to win 1,000 games in both high school baseball and basketball. …

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