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Baseball: Pleimann returns to form for first-place Fayetteville

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Miller Pleimann didn't let a bad game from last week linger. Continue reading...

Rogers a frequent stop on coaching carousel

Subscriber onlyI still remember a comment made to me in 1988 shortly after I was hired as a sports writer by the Rogers Morning News. Continue reading...

Blade Runners inspire others with courage, persistence

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH — Richard Browne took a deep breath and released some nervous energy when he sprinted forward a few feet before taking his position at the starting blocks for the big race. Continue reading...

Softball: Beeman pitches Rogers past Rogers Heritage

Subscriber onlyOne run was all the support Sadie Beeman needed against Rogers Heritage. Continue reading...

Freshman Kildow piling up Ks for Gravette

Subscriber only The Arkansas women's softball team has a long wait after recently receiving a verbal commitment from a promising young star. Continue reading...

Former Hogs labor in the land of weird mascots

Subscriber onlySea Dogs, Jumbo Shrimp, and Lugnuts. Continue reading...

Soccer: Hargus scores three goals to lead Bentonville past Bentonville West

Subscriber onlyIt was once, twice, three times for Lauren Hargus on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Playing ‘pepper’ with baseball, basketball, bicycles

Subscriber onlyWe’ll play some “pepper” today while taking a break from a busy spring sports schedule. Continue reading...

Baseball: Williams overcomes rough start to shut down Har-Ber

Subscriber onlyIt's not often a pitcher can walk the bases loaded to begin a game and still end up with the victory. Continue reading...

Bicycling: Carpenter withstands wind, rain to win men's crierium

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Rob Carpenter glanced over his shoulder before crossing the finish line Sunday during the men's criterium in downtown Fayetteville. 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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