Sheila Frost Anderson played for legendary coach Pat Summitt at Tennessee and is currently the girls basketball coach at Life Way Christian School in Centerton. (courtesy photo)
Sheila Frost Anderson was relaxing on the bus after leading Tennessee to the 1989 women's basketball national championship when she noticed her coach heading her way.
Former Pea Ridge Coach Tony Travis (center) takes over at Rogers Heritage, which went 0-10 a year ago under former coach Perry Escalante. Travis led Pea Ridge to the Class 4A semifinals a year ago.
One of the biggest coaching moves of the offseason was Tony Travis moving from Class 4A Pea Ridge to Class 7A Rogers Heritage.
Why have a rule in place if the people who regulate the rules decide not to put it to use?
The West’s Adriene Lasko (right) catches a pass in front of the East’s Zack Powell during Friday night’s high school All-Star football game at Estes Stadium in Conway. The West jumped out to a 21-0 lead to roll past the East 31-21.
CONWAY -- Benton quarterback Cason Maertens made sure his West All-Star team was in control Friday night.
CONWAY -- Allie Freeman capped a stellar week for Episcopal Collegiate on Friday night, earning MVP honors of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's All-Star football game.
Dardanelle’s Chris Kershner has his picture taken following orientation at the Farris Center in Conway earlier this week. Kershner originally committed to Central Arkansas before deciding on Navy, where Kershner was told he’d be used as a running back.
Before heading to the U.S. Naval Academy, Chris Kershner has one more opportunity to wear a Dardanelle Sand Lizards helmet.
Logan Oestreich of the East team drives to the basket past Ally Teague of the West team during the East’s 92-72 victory over the West on Thursday at the state high school All-Star Game in Conway.
Kyra Collier and Daryl Fimple enjoyed one more victory together Thursday night in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star girls basketball game.
Kelvin Robinson (left) of the East puts up a shot against Chave Zackary of the West during the East’s 100-97 victory over the West on Thursday at the state high school All-Star boys basketball game in Conway. To see more photos from the All-Star games, visit arkansasonline.com/galleries.
Hunter Daley and Kelvin Robinson have seen plenty of each other during the past four years as competitors in the 3A-5 Conference. On Thursday, they turned out to be pretty good teammates.
VOLLEYBALL Layes named Rogers Heritage volleyball coach Lindsey Layes is no stranger to 7A-West Conference volleyball. She played at Fort Smith Southside under longtime coach Steve Haaser, and now she will be coaching in it.
Bryant’s Anna Lowery (8), playing for the East, battles with a West opponent for the ball in the East’s 3-1 victory at Central Arkansas’ Estes Stadium on Wednesday.
Maddie Rice said she caught a bit of a break when she did not have to play the first 20 minutes of the girls Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star soccer game Wednesday.
Will King of Valley View (38), playing for the East, and Darrell Sitton of Maumelle (28) go after the ball during the West’s 2-1 victory at Central Arkansas’ Estes Stadium on Wednesday
Roberto Gomez got a pleasant surprise to end his soccer career.
The East’s Allie Anderson (center) of Bryant hits over the West’s Greer Rogers (14) of Fort Smith Southside and Pearl Lee of Fountain Lake during the All-Star volleyball game in Conway on Wednesday night. The East won 3-2.
The quirky fit of Russellville and the East All-Star volleyball team made a difference again.
Joe Hampton will get an opportunity to play on his college field Friday night.
Erykah Johns and Madison Riley played on a Riverview Lady Raiders team that has won 76 of its past 77 games. One more victory on the high school level, they say, would be a perfect way to go out.
Kelvin Robinson wants to impress the home crowd one more time at tonight's Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys basketball game, but the 6-1 guard promises it will not be his final opportunity to perform in Arkansas.
East infielder Reagan Cates of Parkers Chapel snags a grounder in front of teammate Chad Wright of Gosnell during Tuesday’s Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star baseball game in Conway. See more photos at arkansasonline/galleries
Grayson Pinkett produced a timely hit to send the East to a 3-1 victory over the West in the first game of a doubleheader in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at Bear Stadium on Tuesday.
The East’s Victoria Taylor of Greenwood pitched two scoreless innings in each game of the doubleheader Tuesday at Farris Field in Conway.
Autumn Humes' stellar high school softball career came to a fitting end Tuesday night.
Cade Campbell helped lead McCrory to a Class 2A state championship last season. Campbell, who passed for 1,077 yards and 16 touchdowns during his senior season, will be one of the East squad’s quarterbacks Friday during the 61st annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star football game at Conway.
McCrory High School fans get another opportunity Friday night to celebrate their state championship team.
Little Rock Christian goalkeeper Olivia Allen, who had 16 shutouts this season, will play for the West in tonight’s girls soccer All-Star game.
Olivia Allen said being a high school goalkeeper can be a demanding assignment, but the Little Rock Christian senior also admits her duties were sometimes mundane.
West All Star softball player Andee Tiffee (center) overcame an elbow injury before her sophomore season and a knee injury before her junior year to total 347 strikeouts this season in helping Fort Smith Southside to the Class 7A state tournament.
CONWAY -- Andee Tiffee suffered an elbow injury before her sophomore season and blew out a knee the following year, but there was no quit in the Fort Smith Southside softball pitcher.
Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. delivers the keynote address during the fourth All-Arkansas Preps Award Banquet on Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. To see more photos of the event, visit arkansasonline.com/galleries.
Springdale Har-Ber senior wrestler Kimble Jennings was asked by Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. if he ever had trouble making weight in wrestling.
North Little Rock High School football Coach Jamie Mitchell expects to have a smoother second season after taking over for Brad Bolding. The Charging Wildcats, who overcame an 0-4 start to reach the state playoffs last season, had 150 players participating in offseason workouts.
North Little Rock had the most tumultuous offseason of any program in the winter and spring of 2015.
Pulaski Academy won the Shootout of the South 7-on-7 tournament Saturday with a 64-56 victory over Allen, Texas, at the Mighty Bluebird Complex in Little Rock.
Six awards were given out Saturday: Bryant’s Kirk Bock was named the All-Arkansas Preps Coach of the Year. Bock led Bryant to the Class 7A state baseball championship.
As the first man off the bench for Cabot’s boys basketball team, Jarrod Barnes (12) gave the team a lift. Coach Jerry Bridges, who started Barnes as a sophomore, said he’s more relaxed in his substitute role.
Cabot junior Jarrod Barnes proved himself as one of the state’s top quarterbacks in the fall of 2015 and has orally committed to the University of Arkansas to play football.
Jonesboro’s Starr Taylor (front) used her intensity, hustle and defense to help turn the Lady Hurricane into a state champion for the first time.
Sometimes, even a team's best player needs to be pushed.
Bryant baseball Coach Kirk Bock has led the Hornets to four state championships in seven years. The son of coaching legend Billy Bock said he believes in a blue-collar mentality.
Kirk Bock's coaching style is straightforward.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, right, talks to players as Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson, left, looks on during the All Arkansas satellite camp Sunday, June 5, 2016, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
I was surprised when a high school basketball coach told me recently he was not involved in the recruiting process of one of his players.
Hall of Famer Ripken encourages multiple sports for young athletesPosted: Jun 18, 2016 at 2:18 a.m.
Cal Ripken Jr. is used to being mentioned along with Brooks Robinson.
Central Arkansas Christian receiver Josh Johnson (right), who originally committed to Indiana before switching his allegiance to Iowa State, caught 79 passes for 1,236 yards and 7 touchdowns last season.
Central Arkansas Christian Coach Tommy Shoemaker appreciates having Josh Johnson's presence in the Mustangs program.
The hot weather could not overcome the soaring confidence of a tennis player from Jonesboro.