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<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Van Buren pitcher McKennah Sikes (from left) throws to third baseman Tori Stafford to get the force out on Cabot’s Megan Goodnight on Saturday in Rogers.</p>

Softball: Cabot ends run for Lady Pointers

May 20, 2015 9:13am

ROGERS — For the second straight season, the Van Buren Lady Pointers were denied a trip to the 7A softball championship game.

Cabot pitcher Kaitlyn Felder held the Lady Pointers to two hits...

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<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren’s Ashton Sangster has a base hit during the first inning of Thursday’s 7A Central contest against Conway at the Van Buren Softball Field.</p>

Softball: Conway falls to Lady Pointer pitching, defense

Apr 29, 2015 8:20am

The Lady Pointer defense and Tori Stafford were able to fend off Conway enough to squeeze out a 5-1 win Thursday at the Van Buren Softball Field.

Stafford (9-2) scattered four hits across...

<p>photo by JAMIE MITCHELL</p><p>High school powerlifters surround one of their competitors to watch thier attempt at lifting over 200 pounds, Saturday during the 23rd annual Arkansas Weightlifting Championships at Alma’s Dyer Arena.</p>

Powerlifting: New records set at state meet in Alma

Apr 29, 2015 8:19am

Evidently, Charles B. Dyer Arena brings out the best in the state’s weightlifters.

Eight state records were either tied or broken on Saturday in the 23rd annual Arkansas High School Weight...

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Alma’s Cierra Rainwater catches a fly ball hit to center by Waldron’s Courtney Rundel on Tuesday in Alma.</p>


Apr 29, 2015 8:19am

It’s not often the Alma Airedalettes’ best player goes 0-for-5. It’s even more rare when the Airedalettes still win.

That happened on Tuesday, however, when Ciarra Rainwater doubled to deep...

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Van Buren third baseman Dalton Kelley fields a Conway ground ball, throwing the batter out at first on Thursday at Van Buren’s Field of Dreams Sports Complex.</p>

Baseball: Conway holds back Pointers

Apr 29, 2015 8:19am

Conway maintained control of the 7A/6A-Central and clinched a berth in the Class 7A state tournament on Thursday.

The league-leading Wampus Cats scored three runs in each of the first two...

Baseball: Northside edges Alma

Apr 29, 2015 8:19am

Northside coach Brian Fry knows how Alma coach Kevin Edwards must have felt following Monday’s 4-2 nonconference victory.

The Grizzlies have had their share of tough losses this season.


Track: VBFA Lady Pointers win first conference title

Apr 29, 2015 8:19am

The VBFA Lady Pointers clinched their first River Valley Conference track title on Monday at Southside while the Airedales won the boys division.

It wasn’t just a first for the Academy, but...

<p>Van Buren senior Callie Chenoweth (center) signed a NCAA Division II letter of intent to continue her education and play soccer for the Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. She is seated with her parents, Pam and Adam Chenoweth.</p>

Soccer: Keeper signs letter of intent

Apr 08, 2015 8:09am

Chenoweth has been an All-State goalkeeper for the past three seasons. She was a part of the 2014 Arkansas Olympic Development Program and was selected and participated at the Subregional College...

Baseball: Ozark trips up Alma

Apr 08, 2015 8:08am

Ozark baseball coach Matt Coleman hopes Saturday’s nonconference win over Alma will carry over this week when the Hillbillies resume 4A-4 play against the Pottsville Apaches.

JaRon Harris...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Matthew Maruri participates in the shot put at Southside High School during the track meet for seventh and eighth graders on Monday in Fort Smith.</p>

Track & Field: Van Buren, Alma compete at Cylone meet

Apr 08, 2015 8:08am

Both Van Buren and Alma competed at the Arkansas Army National Guard Cyclone Relays in Russellville on Thursday.

The Lady Pointers finished fifth out of 18 teams. The Pointers finished 10th...

photo by TAMMY HOBSON  Summer Abshere made her first appearance for the 2015 season at Crawford County Speedwary on Saturday. Abshere placed fourth in the Street Stock feature.

CCS: Lemonier, Hardin grab first back-to-back wins

Apr 08, 2015 8:07am

Both Adam Hardin and Rusty Lemonier grabbed back-to-back wins in their respective events on Saturday at Crawford County Speedway.

Hardin won his second straight E Modified while Lemonier...


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