• Scot women keep moving on up; men bounce back

    HANNIBAL, Mo. — After knocking off the second-ranked NAIA Division I basketball team on Saturday, and moving into the Top 25 Poll for the first time during the regular season, the Lyon College women were trying to avoid a letdown when it took on Hannibal-LaGrange …

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  • Lyon junior reserve wins award

    With huge wins over William Woods on the road and the previously unbeaten and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman at home last week, the Lyon College women’s basketball team used a team effort to strengthen its hold on third place in the American Midwest Conference race. The …

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  • T-wolves win clash of area No. 1s

    CONCORD — The Concord Pirates made a valiant effort, but fell short Tuesday in the final seconds of a battle between No. 1-ranked teams as the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves pulled away for a 64-57 win. The T-wolves are top rated by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in …

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  • BHS girls win, boys fall in league tilts in Wynne

    WYNNE — Using their defense to quicken the pace, the Batesville Lady Pioneers survived a slow start and collected their second 5A-East District victory in 11 tries Tuesday night. Outscoring the Wynne Lady Yellowjackets 42-18 over the last three quarters, the Lady Pioneers won 46-24. …

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  • Scots thump Mississippians

    An opportune Lyon College offense took advantage of seven hits and four Blue Mountain errors Tuesday afternoon and posted a 7-2 win over the Toppers from Mississippi at Scots Field. Lyon junior infielder Griffin Glaude was suffering from a sore throwing arm and was moved …

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  • Hogs to face another impressive freshman when Gamecocks visit Fayetteville tonight

    FAYETTEVILLE — The Kentucky Wildcats were picked No. 1 in the country in the preaseason because of their outstanding freshmen class, but others in the SEC sport outstanding freshmen. In fact the last two SEC Freshmen of the Week play tonight in the Arkansas-South Carolina …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Wednesday, February 19 – Friday, February 21, 2014.

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  • Olympic politics heat up, power reigns on ski slopes

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The politics got a little hotter. The slopes got a lot slushier. On a day when the mountain courses seemed better suited for the crawl or butterfly but posed no obstacle to Tina Maze, the Sochi Olympics took a more overt …

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  • Committee chairman says medical reason needed if NCAA rules to slow fast-play football offenses

    The chairman of the NCAA Football Rules Committee said Tuesday a proposal to prohibit snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock should not go forward if there is no hard evidence showing up-tempo offenses endanger defensive players. Air …

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  • Roark’s ‘monster’ role at Concord began long ago

    Anyone familiar with Arkansas high school basketball knows that Jacob Roark is a giant among the state’s best scorers. Eighteen days ago, the senior point guard at Concord moved past James Anderson, who played at Junction City in the 2004-07 seasons, and into second place …

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  • Fourth-ranked KIPP Blue Hornets takes down Izard County Cougars

    BROCKWELL — Down by three at the start of the fourth quarter, KIPP Delta pulled away in the final minutes for a 70-60 victory Monday over Izard County in the Cougars Den. The fourth ranked Class 1A boys team by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette are the …

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  • ICYAA ball sign-up starts Saturday

    The first of two opportunities to register for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association’s youth baseball and softball programs is set for Saturday at the First Community Bank George Rider Community Room, according to a news release from T.J. Palese, baseball director. The sign-up time …

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