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Hall too much for Marion late

Subscriber onlyIt took a little longer than he had hoped, but Little Rock Hall Coach Jon Coleman finally got what he wanted out of his team Saturday against Marion. Continue reading...

Episcopal freshmen pave way

Subscriber onlyWith its senior leader saddled with foul trouble, Episcopal Collegiate got a huge boost from two freshmen to hold off Charleston on Saturday. Continue reading...

Patriots have interim coach, new cast of players

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock Parkview suffered a huge loss before its season ever began when head coach William Hardiman was placed on administrative leave last week by the Little Rock School District concerning a personnel matter. Continue reading...

Signee from Texas believes he belongs

Subscriber onlyDefensive back Micahh Smith had a game plan during recruiting and he stuck with it, even with national signing date fast approaching back in January and not a single firm offer from a Power-5 program in hand. Continue reading...

Benton and Sheridan have common bonds

Subscriber onlyTamara Strawn didn't need a refresher course on the Benton and Sheridan softball rivalry when she took over the Lady Yellowjackets program in the summer of 2014, but today she'll get a chance to make her mark. Continue reading...

Bombers playing with confidence

Subscriber onlyFor a team that didn't have an impressive regular-season record, Mountain Home more than made up for it in last week's Class 6A state baseball tournament. Continue reading...

Mountain Home (10-19) sweats out another

Subscriber onlySHERIDAN -- Mountain Home had enough left in the tank after two slim victories to hold off Sheridan on Saturday and continue its postseason run. Continue reading...

Sheridan turns it into Names' game

Subscriber onlySHERIDAN -- Sheridan got the revenge it was looking for against Greenwood on Saturday afternoon. Continue reading...

Sheridan rides Cleveland, Smith to semifinals

Subscriber onlySHERIDAN -- Sheridan didn't get as much pop from its bats as they would have liked Friday, but the hosts relied on the pitching of Tyler Cleveland and Jessie Smith to knock off Searcy. Continue reading...

Greenwood uses misfortune of others to keep streak alive

Subscriber onlySHERIDAN -- Greenwood got the performance it was looking for out of pitcher Victoria Taylor, but the defending state champion needed a hand from its opponent to advance Friday. Continue reading...

Lake Hamilton finishes comeback in extra innings

Subscriber onlyUtah Aitken's two-run single in the top of the eighth inning gave Lake Hamilton enough of a cushion for a 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Siloam Springs in extra innings during the first round of the Class 6A state baseball tournament. Continue reading...

Jonesboro relies on defense

Subscriber onlyPitcher Marcie Bewley tossed seven effective innings, but it was the defense behind her that allowed Jonesboro to hold on for a 2-1 victory in the first round of the Class 6A state softball tournament. Continue reading...

Hogs' signees shine in double-OT loss

Subscriber onlyUniversity of Arkansas signees Daryl Macon and Adrio Bailey put on a show for Team Arkansas on Thursday night during the Mike Conley Jr. All-Star Classic, but neither one was satisfied with the final result. Continue reading...

Finish with a flourish

Reaves scores 43 points as Cedar Ridge cruises

Subscriber onlyHOT SPRINGS -- Cedar Ridge got its usual high-scoring performance from Austin Reaves, but it took a more subtle approach to wrap up another state title Saturday. Continue reading...

Nemo Vista wins third in a row

Subscriber onlyNemo Vista left Bank of the Ozarks Arena with an all too familiar feeling Friday night. Continue reading...