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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Gary Parmenter, Jr. (U2), Chris Perkins (88) and Ronnie Lingo (55) go three wide coming out of Turn 4 during Saturday’s Street Stock race at Crawford County Speedway. Lingo ended up finishing fifth, while Perkins was sixth and Parmenter was 12th.</p>

Racing: Drivers clinch wins at local tracks

Apr 22, 2014 3:46pm

Alma’s Jesse Garner won his first Street Stock race after finishing runner-up the last two weeks at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday.

CCS will host its first run of the Powder Puff races...

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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburgs’ Chesney Lovell lays down the tag, but the Elkins player is called safe at home during Thursday’s nonconference game.</p>

Prep Baseball, Softball: Cedarville, Mountainburg grab league wins

Apr 19, 2014 4:05am

Cedarville grabbed a doubleheader win on Tuesday sweeping West Fork.

The Pirates on the first contest 5-2 as Korbin Polly threw a complete game.

Polly had 15 strikeouts with two walks...

Prep Baseball: Pointers grabs another sweep

Apr 19, 2014 4:05am

After getting swept at Rogers last week, the Van Buren Pointers knew they needed a sweep this week to have any chance of making the postseason.

Springdale was just what they needed Tuesday...

<p>SUBMITTED</p><p>Marla Burgos, the Van Buren student-athlete of the month, is presented a plaque by Dustin Booth, State Farm. Burgos is the center midfielder for the Lady Pointers soccer team and a leader on the team.</p>

Athletes of the month, week

Apr 19, 2014 4:05am

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Marla Burgos, the Van Buren student-athlete of the month, is presented a plaque by Dustin Booth, State Farm. Burgos is the center midfielder for the Lady Pointers soccer team and a...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Alan Swaim (left) hands off the ball for the ceremonial first pitch during the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Babe Ruth World Series. Swaim will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southwest Region Hall of Fame.</p>

Swaim receives Hall of Fame honor

Apr 16, 2014 4:06am

A ceremony honoring Alan Swaim’s induction into the Southwest Region Hall of Fame will take place on Monday, April 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams as part of the opening...

Prep Baseball: Morrilton keeps Alma away from home

Apr 16, 2014 4:06am

Harrison found the clutch hit when the Goblins needed it on Friday while the Airedales did not.

Alma stranded seven runners in scoring position, including five at third base, and lost a 4-3...

<p>photo by JAMIE MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren’s RJ Pester clears the bar at 5 feet, 10 inches on his first attempt on Friday during the high jump event at the Airedale Relays in Alma.</p>

Prep Track: Alma wins realys; Lady Pointers place second

Apr 16, 2014 4:06am

Sprint events outnumbered distance runs at the Airedales Relays on Friday, like they do at most meets. Had it been flipped, though, the girls side would have had a different winner.

Instead...

Prep Softball: Late rally lifts Alma past Morrilton

Apr 16, 2014 4:06am

K’la Criswell reached home on a wild pitch and sealed Alma’s rally to help complete the double-header sweep on Thursday at home.

Criswell drove in a run in the 10th and took third after a...

Hamilton wins second race at CCS; Hunter grabs first TSS win

Apr 16, 2014 4:05am

Jimmy Hamilton took his second straight win in the Front Wheel Drive at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday.

Hamilton had his fourth consecutive Top 3 finish.

Josh Jones was second...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Tia Carpenter misses the ball after the Prairie Grove runner slides into her during Friday’s 10-5 loss.</p>

Prep Softball: Mountainburg faces Prairie Grove

Apr 16, 2014 4:05am

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s Tia Carpenter misses the ball after the Prairie Grove runner slides into her during Friday’s 10-5 loss.

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<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Alma finished runner up to Wynne in the Class 5A State Weightlifting Meet held in Russellville recently. Both Malachi White and Michael Nicholson were tied for runner up in their respective weight class. White competed in the 181-weight class and had a total lift of 565. Nicholson was in the 220-weight class and had a total lift of 585. Other Alma competitors include: Front (from left) ѠDillan Higgins, Michael Nicholson, Malachi White, Seth Linker and Will Resimos. Back ѠShane Rye, Jimmy Petree, Evan Burris, Daniel Edwards and Hayden Higgns.</p>

Weightlifting: Alma finishes runner up in Class 5A

Apr 14, 2014 8:06am

photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL

Alma finished runner up to Wynne in the Class 5A State Weightlifting Meet held in Russellville recently. Both Malachi White and Michael Nicholson were tied...

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