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Listening to stories of the Monarchs always fun

Subscriber onlyPhil Dixon of Kansas City, Mo., is an author and baseball historian who is passionate about his hometown team. Continue reading...

Baseball: Naturals extend win streak to six consecutive

Subscriber onlyChanging opponents didn't slow down Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Softball: Scoggins powers Har-Ber past Fayetteville

Subscriber onlySpringdale Har-Ber needed some offensive production after falling behind by three runs to Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Baseball: Bianucci's pinch-hit single lifts Naturals

Subscriber onlyMike Bianucci made his one plate appearance on Tuesday count. Continue reading...

Stephens holds Har-Ber together

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Josh Stephens is thankful to take the field and compete every day, especially after his baseball career was almost lost. Continue reading...

Playing pepper with a variety of sports topics

Subscriber onlyWith spring sports in full swing, we'll play some old-fashioned pepper today on a variety of topics because there's no stinkin' Hacky Sack allowed here on my playground. Continue reading...

Mendez a standout in goal for Springdale Har-Ber

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Many athletes have one of those days when they can do no wrong, when reputations are cemented, and stories are later told. Continue reading...

Softball: Bentonville blasts Har-Ber, 12-3

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Bentonville started fast and finished faster against Springdale Har-Ber on Thursday. Continue reading...

Track and field: Powell regains form after being slowed by hamstring injury

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The outdoor track season for Peyton Powell began with some uncertainty after he tweaked his hamstring during the indoor portion of the schedule. Continue reading...

Baseball: Fayetteville stays unbeaten in 7A-West

Subscriber only Fayetteville needed only a few innings to show Springdale Har-Ber who's boss in the 7A-West Conference. Continue reading...

Softball: Ray's home run tops Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Tiffani Ray and Leigh Anne Gwatney traded home runs in extra innings Monday but the one Ray hit counted more. Continue reading...

Don't judge all by the actions of only a few

Subscriber onlyIt is hard to pick up a newspaper these days without reading about violence within the Hispanic community, mostly in Springdale. Continue reading...

Softball: Massanelli, Rogers dominate Har-Ber

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Rogers High showed again Thursday why it has the best pitching combination in the league. Continue reading...

Baseball: Finnegan hopes to work his way back to majors

Subscriber onlyBrandon Finnegan had a season in 2014 most baseball players can only dream about. Continue reading...

Baseball: Buttram delivers for Springdale Har-Ber

Subscriber onlyAlan Buttram took advantage of his opportunity Tuesday night. Continue reading...

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