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Rison defeats champs 3 times

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Rison refutes the adage it's hard to beat a team three times in one season. Continue reading...

Saluting the Class of 2017 in high school sports

Subscriber onlyCheering in the press box by journalists is unprofessional and absolutely prohibited at many sporting events throughout the country. Continue reading...

Softball: DeQueen wins championship with J.K. on its minds

Subscriber onlyDe Queen De Champs. Continue reading...

Softball: Gartman handles hot corner for Bentonville High

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Jordan Gartman is a country music fan who is just as comfortable in cleats as she is in cowboy boots. Continue reading...

Softball: Bentonville, North Little Rock cruise into title-game rematch

Subscriber onlyBentonville played Saturday like a team eager to defend its state championship. Continue reading...

Softball: Bentonville High outlasts Bentonville West

Subscriber onlyBentonville High survived a challenge from its cross town rivals Friday. Continue reading...

Softball: Devecsery grows into role as No. 1 starter for Farmington

Subscriber onlyPaige Devecsery was cheering from the stands in 2011 when Farmington beat Ashdown to win the Class 4A state softball championship. Continue reading...

Nats win 3rd in a row over Travs

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Northwest Arkansas Naturals scored only in the first and ninth innings, but it was enough against the Arkansas Travelers on Monday night. Continue reading...

Baseball: Naturals rally in ninth inning for 3-2 victory over the Travelers

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE --Northwest Arkansas scored only in the first and ninth innings, but it was enough against Arkansas on Monday. Continue reading...

Reclassification reflects shifting population in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe numbers are in and the results are clear. Continue reading...

Softball: 'Cage Rat' delivers key hit for Vilonia

Subscriber only The "Cage Rat" broke through for Vilonia. Continue reading...

Softball: Hulsey shines on Senior Night for Rogers High

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Sarah Hulsey will likely never forget her final home appearance for Rogers High. Continue reading...

Softball: Farmington pounds out 14 hits in win over Maumelle

Subscriber onlyFARMINGTON -- Farmington took control early in the first round of the 5A-West Conference Tournament. Continue reading...

Football: Options available for players who were not drafted

Subscriber onlyDo you remember the Arkansas Twisters, an indoor football team based in Little Rock for 10 years? Continue reading...

Softball: Prough perfect in showdown between league leaders

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Maddy Prough has thrown some great games in her career at Bentonville High, but she was perfect on Thursday. Continue reading...

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