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Hogs will finish 9-4 with a bowl win over Wisconsin

Subscriber onlyI recently finished reading about Arkansas and the high expectations for the Razorbacks in the special football section of this newspaper. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas clinches series against Springfield

NATURALS 5, CARDINALS 4

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is building some momentum for the postseason in its final homestand of the season. Continue reading...

Hutchison continues tradition at linebacker

Subscriber onlyPrairie Grove has a reputation for outstanding linebacker play, including Jacob Kahl, Brandon Nodier, and Jack Reynolds in most recent years. Continue reading...

Har-Ber takes two from Webb City

Subscriber onlySpringdale Har-Ber looked like a much different team Tuesday without Kim Huff, a three-year starter in the middle. Continue reading...

Football: Young focused on future for new-look Wolves

Subscriber onlyLINCOLN -- Tristan Young doesn't want to be reminded he's playing for his third head coach in three years at Lincoln, or that his team finished 2-8 last season. Continue reading...

College players would make a big mistake by walking out

Subscriber onlyMy favorite sport to watch by far is college football. Continue reading...

Eoff, McNulty in ASGA Match Play final

Golf

Subscriber onlyAustin Eoff of Benton and Wes McNulty of White Hall will meet at 8 a.m. today in the final of the Arkansas State Golf Association State Match Play Championship at Resurrection Course at Mystic Creek in El Dorado. Continue reading...

Wounded Warriors softball team educates, inspires all

Subscriber onlyThere is an unwritten rule in baseball that a player must run out every batted ball, no matter how meager. Continue reading...

Lady'Dogs return wealth of talent

Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFayetteville returns seven starters from last season, led by Co-Newcomers of the Year and current sophomores Ella May Powell and Haley Warner. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas bats silent against against Missions

Subscriber onlySan Antonio continued its dominance over Northwest Arkansas Wednesday at Arvest Ballpark. Continue reading...

Friends support Cluck in his battle with lung disease

Subscriber onlyT.J. Cluck withstood plenty of aches and pains as an all-around athlete at Rogers High School, where he played three sports. Continue reading...

Purple’Dogs hit ground running

Subscriber onlyReturning players hit the field for the first time to begin fall practice at Fayetteville on Wednesday and the first three days of drills this week have been busy as the Bulldogs look to lock up some final spots on the depth chart. Continue reading...

Big inning carries Travs by Naturals

Subscriber onlyArkansas needed only one big inning Tuesday night to take down Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Travelers use early outburst to down Naturals

Subscriber only Arkansas needed only one big inning to take down Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Reflections on Hillis, Huskers, and Dragons

Subscriber onlyAs a boy I dreamed of the places I would go and things I would do, from riding the giant turtles in the Galapagos Islands to herding tiny reindeer with the Laplanders in the Arctic Circle. Continue reading...

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