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Corpus Christi explodes past Northwest Arkansas, 7-2

Subscriber onlyCorpus Christi preceded a fireworks display Monday with its own fireworks against Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Francks played three sports at Fort Smith Southside

Francks played three sports at Fort Smith Southside

Subscriber onlyMeredith (Farrell) Francks played three sports at Fort Smith Southside and would've played more, had more been available. Continue reading...

Coaching a family tradition for Campbell

Coaching a family tradition for Campbell

Subscriber onlyIt is highly unusual for a college coach to switch from offensive to defensive coordinator, but that is the role Steadman Campbell has made at North Alabama. Continue reading...

Emerson brings plenty of ability to rodeo arena

Subscriber onlyBullfighters must possess the characteristics of any superior athlete, starting with agility and the ability to think on their feet. Continue reading...

Arkansas fans show loyalty, perseverance with baseball team

Subscriber onlyOne strike. One lousy strike. Continue reading...

Baum comes alive, collapses in the end

Subscriber onlyBaseball fans at Baum Stadium showed again Wednesday there's no place like home, even when the team isn't. Continue reading...

Rodeo finds spot on busy sports calendar

Subscriber onlyAfter some maneuvering, the Rodeo of the Ozarks has settled into place on a busy sports calendar in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Hog piles symbolize Arkansas' success in baseball

Subscriber onlyI've listened on occasion to discussions on sports talk radio about whether the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a football or basketball school. Continue reading...

Beeks creates buzz in hometown of Prairie Grove

Subscriber onlyJesse McGraw parked his car at Frederick’s One Stop in Prairie Grove and took a picture with his cellphone of a sign where breakfast and lunch times are usually posted. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas rallies past Springfield

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas did to Springfield on Friday what the Cardinals had done the previous night to the Naturals. Continue reading...

Remembering the great water tower toss

Subscriber onlyDo men still gather to tell old baseball stories? Continue reading...

Decomposing while juggling a variety of sports topics

Subscriber onlyI’m still recovering after grappling for a parking space in Fayetteville, where the state high school finals and graduation ceremonies were held. Continue reading...

O'Neill powers Frisco past Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyMichael O'Neill continued his hot hitting for Frisco Thursday night. Continue reading...

LR Christian knocks off PA in fourth meeting for a title

Subscriber onlyWinning a state championship is quite an accomplishment, especially when it comes against a rival team. Continue reading...

Compromise gives War Memorial Stadium new life

Subscriber onlyAre you pleased with the announcement Arkansas will alternate between playing Missouri and an intrasquad game at War Memorial Stadium through 2024? Continue reading...