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Football participation demands hard work, commitment

It’s 8 a.m. in Lamar and I’m watching as a lineman struggles to complete a crab crawl drill while an assistant coach barks encouragement behind him.

Escalera's blast lifts Naturals past Midland

A day off was apparently all Northwest Arkansas needed.

Hyping, griping part of the conversation about the Razorbacks

I didn't know what I'd find when my wife suggested (demanded, actually) I clean up the mess around my work area at the house.

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Prep Football Report

LINCOLN -- The grass is up and the gravel is down at Lincoln, where Wolf Pack Stadium is being layered with an artificial surface.

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Travelers overcome slumping Naturals, 11-5

SPRINGDALE -- Changing teams didn't change the outcome for Northwest Arkansas.

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Research continues on the effects of concussions

ROGERS -- Arkansas and Texas are longtime rivals on the football field, but both programs are on the same team when it comes to player safety.

Nontraditional sports provide opportunities for students

I’ve covered hundreds of high school sporting events through years, but a former player named Kenny stands out.

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Seniors still swinging on softball circuit

ROGERS — Elmer Grove took a big practice swing before he stepped into the batter’s box and lined an opposite-field single.

Athletic directors did dirty work, too

Being a high school athletic director is a tough job in supervising people with different priorities and personalities.

Football takes Winn from Pea Ridge to Copenhagen

Dayton Winn once went on a cruise, which, until recently, was the farthest he’d been away from home.

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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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