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March 20, 2014

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Maconaquah board votes to join TRC

BUNKER HILL — The Maconaquah school board voted 5-0 Wednesday night in favor of having the Braves join the Three Rivers Conference beginning with the 2015-06 school year. The Braves join fellow Miami County school Peru in leaving the Mid-Indiana Conference for the TRC.

“Last week we had an informational session for the public and had quite a few people attend,” Mac A.D. John Off said. “In the course of that the board was there and they weighed public opinion and saw that not only were the coaches in favor of moving to a more stable conference but the public was as well. [Wednesday] night, they voted 5-0 to join the TRC.”

Maconaquah will stay on board next season, then, along with Peru, will join the TRC. Eastern and Taylor earlier made plans to leave the MIC. The uncertainty about the league’s future made Maconaquah administrators consider the move out of what had been its home league for half a century.

Knicks beat Pacers to open Jackson era

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 Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.

With their new team president watching from a midcourt seat, the Knicks dominated the first half, then pulled away after the Eastern Conference leaders finally got untracked in the second half.

Fans stood to cheer Jackson in the first quarter and were on their feet again in the final minute to watch the Knicks beat the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year.

Lance Stephenson had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Pacers, who had their four-game winning streak snapped and failed to extend their three-game lead over the Miami Heat, who lost to Boston earlier Wednesday.

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