• No. 12 Cornell earns Sweet 16 slot

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Louis Dale scored 26 points and Ryan Wittman added 24, helping 12th-seeded Cornell dominate No. 4 seed Wisconsin 87-69 on Sunday to reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time.
    The Big Red entered the tourney with no victories in four previous appearances and upset fifth-seeded Temple in the opening round. They are the first Ivy League team to advance to the round of 16 since Penn in 1979.
    Next up, top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional semifinals.

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  • Valley View blanks S-side in soccer

    VALLEY VIEW — The Valley View Lady Blazers and Blazers blanked the visitors from Southside in 4A-3 Conference action here Thursday.
    The Lady Blazers led 3-0 at halftime and matched that in the second half for a 6-0 decision.
    Southside’s Adrianna Jeffery recorded 33 saves. The Lady Southerners fell to 0-6-1 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
    The Blazers led 1-0 at halftime and won 5-0.
    Southerner goalie Brandon Ritter wad credited with 30 saves.
    The Southerners fell to 3-5 and 0-2.

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  • Lyon nixes weekend schedule

    Lyon’s baseball doubleheaders with Avila University on Saturday and Sunday have been canceled due to travel concerns and the threat of rainy weather, Lyon’s sports information department announced.
    Lyon’s softball team will also remain off the field this weekend as Saturday’s conference doubleheader at Mid-Continent has been postponed due to the threat of bad weather. It has been rescheduled for April 13 at 2 p.m. in Mayfield, Ky.
    The Central Baptist at Lyon doubleheader originally scheduled for April 13, has been nixed to accommodate the trip to Mid-Continent.

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  • Pocahontas rallies to edge Cave City

    POCAHONTAS — Despite only four hits, the Pocahontas Redskins were able to squeak out a 5-4 win over the Cave City Cavemen in nonconference baseball action here Thursday.
    That was thanks in large part to four errors by the Cavemen. None of Pocahontas’ runs were earned.
    Jacob Odom pitched the first 3 2/3 innings and struck out four and walked three. William Boyd provided relief and struck out two and walked one in 2 1/3 innings.
    Jeremy Johnson hit two for two with a run batted in. Dalton Bell added a 2-run single in the first inning.

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  • BHS soccer teams sweep in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The beat continued for the Batesville Pioneer soccer team here Thursday.
    The Pioneers improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the 5A-East District with a 4-0 shut out of the Nettleton Raiders. The Pioneers have not been scored on in a regulation match this season.
    “It was a very physical game, and got really physical late,” Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud said this morning. “Joel Baxter suffered a concussion and was held overnight at the hospital (White River Medical Center). He checked out OK and was released around 2 this morning.”

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  • Bowren fires another no-hitter

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Kayla Bowren continued her dominance her Thursday as she recorded her third no-hitter of the young season.
    Bowren recorded 17 strikeouts and walked one as the Midland Lady Mustangs collected a 4-1, Class 2A-2 District victory over Cotter. It is junior pitcher’s eighth career no-hitter.
    Cotter led 1-0 midway through the third inning, but Midland (5-1, 1-1) answered with a pair of runs in each of the third and fourth innings.

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  • Archers to wash cars

    The Cedar Ridge archery team will hold a car wash at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hawg’s Exxon in Batesville.
    In case of rain, the event will be held another day.
    All proceeds will go toward sending the team to the national archery tournament in Louisville, Ky.

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  • BHS girls finish 2nd in Panther Relays

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Batesville Lady Pioneers finished second in the Heber Springs Panther Relays here Thursday.
    The Vilonia Lady Eagles won the event, totaling 173 points to Batesville’s 108.
    Vilonia swept the event as the Eagles rolled up 198 points. Heber Springs finished second, 53 points back. The Pioneers placed seventh with 31 points.
    Sophomores Natalie Meinzer and Maggie Beshears collected blue ribbons. Meinzer won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. Beshears won the discus.
    Melbourne’s Emily Carroll finished third in the 1,600 and second in the 3,200.

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  • BJHS teams dominate first track meet

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The results from a season-opening track and field meet were late arriving, but they were good for the Batesville Junior High teams.
    The Junior Lady Pioneers and Junior Pioneers dominated the Junior Bomber Relays on Monday. The Batesville girls piled up 243.5 points. Green Forest finished second with 80. The Batesville boys rang up 233.5 to second-place Mountain Home’s 87.5.

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  • 14th-seed Ohio stuns third-seeded Georgetown

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The MAC champion Ohio Bobcats, who had a losing record in conference play, have found their way in March and now boast an NCAA tournament win for the first time in 27 years.
    Armon Bassett scored 32 points to lead the 14th-seeded Bobcats to a convincing 97-83 win over No. 3 seed Georgetown in the Midwest Regional.
    In early March, no one expected Ohio (22-14) to be in this position. The team had just finished a 7-9 season in Mid-American Conference play and entered the conference tournament as the ninth seed.

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  • BHS baseball tourney games moved up

    With the weather forecast calling for rain on Saturday, the schedule for the CenturyTel Classic baseball tournament in Mountain Home has been changed, Batesville Coach Mark Rush said this morning.
    The Batesville-Springdale game on Friday has been moved to a 5:45 p.m. start, and the winner of that game is now slated to play the Conway-Springfield (Mo.) Kickapoo winner at 8 Friday night.
    The loser of those two games are now scheduled to play at 9 Saturday morning.

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  • Pipers split TranSouth opener with Lady ’Dogs

    Center fielder Kristi Kelley set a single-season school record and helped lead the Lyon Pipers to a doubleheader split with Cumberland University on Wednesday in a TranSouth Athletic Conference opener at House Field.
    Lyon (11-11, 1-1) won game one 5-1 and dropped the second game 5-3. Cumberland (5-8, 1-1) snapped a 5-game losing streak with the victory.

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