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Former Hogs have productive seasons in MLB

Subscriber onlyI was about 10 minutes into my new job at the factory when the supervisor told me to walk to another department and hurry back with the box stretcher. Continue reading...

Bentonville, Fayetteville hold another classic in the rain

Subscriber onlyEven a cold, hard rain on a miserable night couldn't prevent another classic matchup between Fayetteville and Bentonville High. Continue reading...

Fayetteville sweeps Rogers Heritage

Subscriber onlyFayetteville is on an upswing with one match left in the regular season. Continue reading...

Race for 7A-West championship heats up tonight at Bentonville

Subscriber onlyFayetteville coach Billy Dawson was not among the coaches in a preseason poll who picked Bentonville West to win the 7A-West Conference championship this year. Continue reading...

More options coming for frustrated football fans

Subscriber onlyAre you tired of watching NFL games where penalties seemingly are called on every other play? Continue reading...

Time to believe in Red Tigers, now 6-0 after win over Charleston

Subscriber onlyBrad Fry wore a black cowboy hat and a bright red Mansfield shirt that read "Hit 'em hard" while watching Mansfield play Charleston. Continue reading...

Opportunity awaits Mansfield in showdown with Charleston

Subscriber onlyThere are some teams you’re not surprised to be undefeated midway through the regular season, teams such as North Little Rock, Warren and Booneville. Continue reading...

Upperclassmen outsmart college coaches on new rule

Subscriber onlyI still cringe when I hear fans and some in the media flatter coaches by labeling them gurus or geniuses. Continue reading...

It was a good night for 'Hawks, moths and pretty girls

Subscriber onlyThere's no easy way to get from Lincoln to Pea Ridge, especially on a Bikes, Blues & BBQ weekend with motorcycles adding to the congestion on the streets and highways of Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Wolverines have opportunity against another unbeaten team

Subscriber onlyBentonville West made headlines last week when the Wolverines handed a ranked team its first defeat. Continue reading...

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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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