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Basketball: Hometown boy from 'The Woodz' realizes NBA dream

I was discussing Marcus Monk and his contributions to the Razorbacks a few years ago when a friend responded with something I hear periodically about athletes.

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Mounts a 'city boy' cowboy from Pine Bluff

SPRINGDALE -- Rodeos aren't just for country folks.

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Rodeo: College teammates take the lead in steer wrestling

College teammates from Oklahoma are atop the leaderboard in steer wrestling at the Rodeo of the Ozarks.

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Rodeo of the Ozarks now a pre-July 4th event

Change that breaks from long-standing tradition is often difficult, like what happened last year when the annual Rodeo of the Ozarks took place before the Fourth of July holiday for the first time.

Baseball: Parker finds steady work in majors, others still chasing

There's been some movement since February when I wrote about a handful of older former Razorbacks still chasing big-league dreams. Here's an update, starting with a reliever who did not pitch at all in three years with the Razorbacks.

Remembering ‘Scat’ Davis’ only big-league game

Former Rogers Heritage pitcher Hunter Wood realized the dream of every Little League player when he made his Major League debut with the Tampa Bay Rays on May 30.

Baseball: Ray outduels Cardinals' ace

Northwest Arkansas struck quickly against the Texas League Player of the Month on Thursday.

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SEC football coaches whine and dine in sunny Florida

An exhibition season for college football?

Football: Decatur, West Fork searching for coaches

Add West Fork and Decatur to the list of high schools in Arkansas that will have new football coaches this fall.

Remembering Cortez Kennedy, who willed himself to greatness

I was hurrying off the field to file a story when a player with his jersey rolled up over his belly hollered at me.

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Mike Loyd visits with Rogers High supporters after being named the new head coach of the Mounties. L...

Mike Loyd visits with Rogers High supporters after being named the new head coach of the Mounties. Loyd, 59, has coached for 30 ye...

Published: February 21, 2016

Candace Reed, a fifth-grade teacher at Prairie Grove, displays some items up for bid during a silent...

Candace Reed, a fifth-grade teacher at Prairie Grove, displays some items up for bid during a silent auction Friday at Tiger Stadi...

Published: October 4, 2015

Peyton Powell has qualified for the state meet in the 400 and as a member of Har-Ber’s 4X400-meter r...

Peyton Powell has qualified for the state meet in the 400 and as a member of Har-Ber’s 4X400-meter relay team. He will continue hi...

Published: April 23, 2015

Troy Goss is a starting defensive lineman as a junior for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He has 11 tackles thi...

Troy Goss is a starting defensive lineman as a junior for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He has 11 tackles this season for the Lions, who fa...

Published: September 20, 2013

Senior Jacob Storilie will take over at quarterback this season for Prairie Grove. Storlie replaces ...

Senior Jacob Storilie will take over at quarterback this season for Prairie Grove. Storlie replaces Cooper Winters, a three-year s...

Published: September 1, 2013

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