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Tennis: Har-Ber Boys Sweep Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber opened its new tennis court in style on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Lincoln Looks to Pitts as a Playmaker

Listen closely and you can hear discussions about Lincoln being a one-hit wonder. Continue reading...

Playing fast, staying simple

Subscriber onlyCedarville High School Principal Randal Betts was watching the school’s football team play Lavaca last fall when he bumped into an old friend. Continue reading...

Conduct Important At High School Games

Subscriber onlyAs another school year begins, is it possible to address personal behavior at sporting events without being offended? Continue reading...

Major Changes For Har-Ber Up Front

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- There's no doubt about the leader in the trenches for Springdale Har-Ber this season. He's Martin Escareno, a senior and the lone returning starter for the Wildcats. Continue reading...

Golf: Tigers Spoil Har-Ber's Home-Opener

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Bentonville completed a good week of golf against teams from Springdale. Continue reading...

Football: Hannon, Daniels Prepare For Bigger Roles

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Luke Hannon provided a peek into the future last year in his only start as a sophomore. Continue reading...

Private Schools Decry Athletic Rules

Arkansas Association Prohibits Play With Nonmembers

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Decatur boys basketball coach John Unger was contacting teams last year to fill a tournament when he decided to invite Providence Academy in Rogers. Continue reading...

Fires: Olsen Proves You Can Get There From Here

Subscriber onlyHave you ever stopped to ask for directions and some wise guy says, "You can't get there from here?" Continue reading...

Expectations High For Har-Ber Runners

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Can Springdale Har-Ber break its third-place barrier? Continue reading...

Football: Har-Ber Linebackers Making Adjustments to New Alignment

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A change in philosophy means a change in defense for Springdale Har-Ber. Continue reading...

Football: Har-Ber Starting Over at Receiver

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- One catch for seven yards. Continue reading...

Tennis: Benford Plays Multiple Sports For Har-Ber

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Josh Benford doesn't believe high school athletes should specialize to help their chances to play in college. Continue reading...

Positive Changes Coming In 2016 With Reclassification

Subscriber onlyBeginning in 2016, football teams in Class 7A and 6A will separate after competing in blended conferences the past two years. That was one of the proposals passed last week at the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting of the governing body. Continue reading...

Baker Among Inductees Into Springdale Sports Hall

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- If a game is being played in Springdale, chances are Ronnie Baker will be there to watch. Continue reading...

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