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Sheila Frost Anderson ...

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)

Former Pea Ridge ...

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.

The West’s Adriene ...

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.

Episcopal Collegiate wide ...

Episcopal Collegiate wide receiver Allie Freeman

Dardanelle’s Chris Kershner ...

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.

Logan Oestreich of ...

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.

Kelvin Robinson (left) ...

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.

Bryant’s Anna Lowery ...

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.

Will King of ...

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

The East’s Allie ...

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.

Former Little Rock ...

Former Little Rock Christian Academy wide receiver Joe Hampton is shown in this 2015 file photo.

East infielder Reagan ...

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

The East’s Victoria ...

The East’s Victoria Taylor of Greenwood pitched two scoreless innings in each game of the doubleheader Tuesday at Farris Field in Conway.

Cade Campbell helped ...

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.

Little Rock Christian ...

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.

West All Star ...

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.

Major League Baseball ...

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.

North Little Rock ...

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.

As the first ...

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.

Jonesboro’s Starr Taylor ...

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.

Bryant baseball Coach ...

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.

Arkansas coach Bret ...

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.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Cal ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Cal Ripken illustration.

Central Arkansas Christian ...

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.