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Reflections on Hillis, Huskers, and Dragons

Subscriber onlyAs a boy I dreamed of the places I would go and things I would do, from riding the giant turtles in the Galapagos Islands to herding tiny reindeer with the Laplanders in the Arctic Circle. Continue reading...

Track and field: Hurley tops competition in high jump

Subscriber onlySam Hurley of Fayetteville is running and jumping higher this summer than most boys his age. Continue reading...

Har-Ber happy to be done with summer football travel

Subscriber only Springdale Har-Ber's football team was happy to be home after two long trips to Alabama for 7-on-7 competition. Continue reading...

Drillers spoil debut for Naturals’ Manaea

Minor League Baseball

Subscriber onlySean Manaea's Double-A debut for Northwest Arkansas didn't go so well. Continue reading...

Southwest Texas dominates Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas apparently didn't get its wake-up call Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Pivotal year for head coach Bielema in SEC

Subscriber onlyI have a friend, Rickey Wood of Jonesboro, who is quick with backhanded compliments, particularly when he notices a flaw in one's appearance. Continue reading...

American Pharoah in the lead for sports story of year

Subscriber onlyGrabbing the binoculars, I can see the leaders on the backstretch in the race for national sports story of the year. Continue reading...

Father, son head Springdale High athletics list

Subscriber only=A father and son combination highlights the list of inductees for the Springdale High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Continue reading...

Sticking to plan paying off nicely for Baxendale

Subscriber only DJ Baxendale is enjoying more success in his second stint at the Class AA level in the Minnesota Twins organization. Continue reading...

Yank the Southside flag and mascot but don’t overreach

Subscriber onlyAnyone even vaguely familiar with World War II will equate the swastika with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust where nearly 11 million people, mostly Jews, were killed. Continue reading...

Teaming with one-eyed horse no problem for barrel racer

Subscriber onlyRiding a one-eyed horse would appear to be a disadvantage in barrel racing, but Mandy Bari of Jonesboro argues differently. Continue reading...

Track: Unger resigns coaching position at Springdale Har-Ber

Subscriber onlyBrett Unger has resigned as girls cross country and girls track and field coach after seven years at Springdale Har-Ber. Continue reading...

Roy eager to start new job as Prairie Grove athletic director

Subscriber onlyPrairie Grove reached out to Tommy Roy two years ago when it decided to start a high school soccer program. Continue reading...

Adams' solo shots power Naturals

Subscriber onlyThe force was with Lane Adams on Saturday night. Continue reading...

All-NWADG Track: Sugg makes transition easily from cross country

Subscriber onlyTaking time off after cross country helped T.J. Sugg prepare for outdoor track and field. Continue reading...

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