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Bentonville Takes National All-Sports Trophy

Subscriber onlyThe Wal-Mart Visitors Center and Crystal Bridges aren't the only attractions in Bentonville to receive national attention. Continue reading...

Har-Ber Under New Direction

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber will begin a new era in volleyball on Aug. 26. Continue reading...

Butler Leaves Union To Join Har-Ber

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber appears to be a popular destination for coaches in Oklahoma. Continue reading...

Binford Solid Again For Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Christian Binford is starting to find his groove for Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

McKee Swiped A Dozen For Title Team

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Many defensive backs would feel fortunate to have 12 interceptions in their career. Continue reading...

Writers Share Sports Stories

Subscriber onlyThe past two weeks, I've written about some of my experiences while covering high school and college sports for 30 years in Arkansas. I did so without any regard for my co-workers, most of whom have also been in the business a long time. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Receivers Too Much For Har-Ber

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Oh, man, that hurts. Continue reading...

Ownbey Preparing For Starting Role

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber will switch to a 4-3 defense after losing three senior starters on the defensive line. Continue reading...

Davenport Back To Work With Wolves

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Lincoln coach Scott Davenport knows the value of summer workouts for football. Continue reading...

WATN: Diamond 'Dogs Were Great In '98

Diamond ‘Dogs Were Great In ‘98

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- There was a time when Springdale High's baseball team was the best in the state. Continue reading...

Recalling Top Talent In Arkansas

Subscriber onlyLast week, I shared some stories from my first 30 years of covering high school and college sports in Arkansas. Today, I've listed some of the top players I've seen during that span. Continue reading...

Riddle Solves Bareback Riding

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Cain Riddle didn't have time to be nervous Friday at the Rodeo of the Ozarks. Continue reading...

Birthday Girl Prefers Rodeo

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Andrea Haden didn't celebrate her 21st birthday by going out with friends or by staying at home and eating cake. Continue reading...

Springdale Was Fine With Rick In The Huddle

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Before Michael and Patrick Fine, there was Rick Fine. Continue reading...

Thirty years and holding

SPRINGDALE — I remember old men sitting on a bench and whittling away at a piece of wood while talking mostly about women, politics, and sports. Continue reading...

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