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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...

ASU spreading the word about successful season in sports

Subscriber onlyThere were howls in the hills last week, mostly in reaction to a football team that won 10 games last season and played in a bowl game for the fifth consecutive year. Continue reading...

Lopez powers NW Arkansas to comeback victory

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Jack Lopez enjoyed his return to Arvest Ballpark on Monday. Continue reading...

Baseball: Lopez powers Naturals to comeback victory

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE --Jack Lopez enjoyed his return to Arvest Ballpark on Monday. Continue reading...

Bentonville knocks off Bryant on PKs

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Bentonville will play for another state championship in Class 7A after beating the team that eliminated it last year. Continue reading...

Talking Texas, Arkansas, and the Statue of Liberty

Subscriber onlySurely we can discuss sports topics without the bickering, finger-pointing and name-calling that's defined the presidential primaries. Continue reading...

Har-Ber gets kicks in quickly vs. NLR

Subscriber onlySpringdale Har-Ber delivered a wake-up call to North Little Rock on Thursday morning by peppering its net with kicks. Continue reading...

Soccer: Har-Ber makes wake-up call to North Little Rock

Subscriber onlySpringdale Har-Ber delivered a wake-up call to North Little Rock on Thursday morning by peppering its net with kicks. Continue reading...

Baseball: Saints emerge as regional champions

Subscriber only The last team standing from the 4A-1 Conference stood late Saturday afternoon holding a championship plaque above their heads. Continue reading...

Springdale guys prepared for life after football

Subscriber onlyYou know about the former Arkansas players who were selected in the NFL draft, from second-round pick Hunter Henry (San Diego Chargers) to Brandon Allen (Jacksonville Jaguars) in the sixth round. Continue reading...

Baseball: Surprising Saints pound Dover

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Shiloh Christian showed again that records don't matter in postseason play. Continue reading...

Baseball: Ewing powers Dover past Prairie Grove

Subscriber onlyPRAIRIE GROVE -- Christian Ewing was dominant for Dover on Thursday. Continue reading...

Baseball: Cardinals score late to down Naturals

Subscriber only-Springfield didn't take long to respond after Northwest Arkansas scored its only run in the seventh inning. Continue reading...

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