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Bareback riders get rodeo off to a good start

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Bill Tutor has a thing for Miss Dunny. Continue reading...

Evans returns home for Rodeo of the Ozarks

Subscriber onlyChad Evans has already put 22,000 miles on a new truck he bought two months ago. Continue reading...

72nd Rodeo of the Ozarks begins today

Subscriber onlyThe dates have changed but the show remains the same. Continue reading...

Baseball: Springfield pitchers dominate Naturals

Subscriber onlySaturday was another silent night for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

High school performance still matters to football recruiters

Subscriber onlyI was surprised when a high school basketball coach told me recently he was not involved in the recruiting process of one of his players. Continue reading...

Weaver silences Northwest Arkansas bats

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Northwest Arkansas bats were mostly silent one game after collecting a season-high for hits. Continue reading...

Har-Ber hires girls soccer coach

Subscriber onlyFabrizio Campagnola is the new girls soccer coach at Springdale Har-Ber. Campagnola was head coach the last six years at Gentry, where his teams won a state championship and four conference championships. Continue reading...

Football: Fayetteville recovers quickly with Blankenship hire

Subscriber onlyI worked in a factory with an old man who carried a black lunch pail to work every day and shuffled along quietly doing his job. Continue reading...

Burrous transformed by participation in taekwondo

Subscriber onlyNatasha Dhein was aghast when her then-7-year-old daughter came home in tears after being bullied by boys and girls in the neighborhood. Continue reading...

Basketball: Trojans land a 'Biggie' from Lincoln

Subscriber onlyLincoln is known primarily as the home of the annual Arkansas Apple Festival, which is held on the town square each year in October. Continue reading...

Baseball: Schwindel powers Naturals past Missions

Subscriber onlyFrank Schwindel was double trouble for Bryce Morrow on Wednesday night. Continue reading...

Basketball: Green to replace Wright at Springdale Har-Ber

Subscriber onlyJaime Green will replace the only girls varsity basketball coach Springdale Har-Ber has had. Continue reading...

Tensions ease over mascot at Fort Smith Southside

Subscriber onlyTempers flared and tears trickled in a packed room where the hot topic of the day was debated. Continue reading...

Basketball: Search ongoing for Wright's replacement

Subscriber only Springdale Har-Ber expects to have a new girls varsity basketball coach by the end of next week. Continue reading...

Horatio, Vaught blank Booneville

Subscriber onlyBaseball fans from Horatio arrived at Baum Stadium Saturday wearing shirts that read "Feed the Fire." Continue reading...

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