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CROSS COUNTRY: Arkansas freshman wins debut at Chile Pepper

Katrina Robinson didn't take long to make an impression in front of the home crowd.

FIRES: Wolverines show resolve in winning first game

Four fingers went up from the players to signal the start of the fourth quarter, when many games are decided.

Improved Grizzlies latest challenge for Bryant Hornets

There is no bigger surprise in Class 7A than Fort Smith Northside, which can equal its number of victories from last year with a win tonight at Bryant.

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Arkansas bringing 'A' team to Chile Pepper Festival

The cross country season has already started, but the launch for the Arkansas men's and women's teams begins with a home meet at Agri Park.

Talking King Cotton comeback and other sports topics

High school teams playing in Class 7A for football and Class 6A for other sports has me more confused than usual, which is my excuse for a segmented version of this weekly column.

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Elkins opens new football stadium with a win

ELKINS -- Something happened 44 years ago with Elkins football that appeared in newspapers all over the country for a single-game performance.

PREP FOOTBALL: Fayetteville's resolve will be tested tonight at Bryant

Fayetteville coach Billy Dawson is quick to point out the Bulldogs lost five games last year in the fourth quarter.

PREP FOOTBALL: Stuckey emerges as big-play threat in his return to football

Beau Stuckey took a year off from football to concentrate on baseball, a move that paid off when he committed to Missouri State after receiving a scholarship offer.

Ulmer remains upbeat despite season-ending injury

He was the quarterback, a two-way starter and leader of a team with a real shot to win a state championship this year.

Pointers a work in progress for young coaching staff

The Casey Dick coaching era at Van Buren got off to a rousing start when the Pointers opened the season with a 48-33 victory at Alma.

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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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