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<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...

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Prep Softball: Alma wins Rumble opener

Apr 09, 2014 8:01am

Alma won it’s opener at the River City Rumble, but dropped its next three games to teams that either reached the finals or semifinals of the tournament.

Sheridan went on to defeat Mena 10-0...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Dalton McKenzie (8) tries to get ahead of Anthony Reeves (1st) during the E Modified race Saturday at Crawford County Speedway.</p>

Racing: Locals grab wins at tracks

Apr 09, 2014 7:53am

Muldrow’s Bobby Prewett won his first 2014 Grand National race at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday.

Prewett made four appearances last season at CCS and never finished higher than third...

Prep Softball: Lady Pointers rally, hold off Har-Ber

Apr 07, 2014 8:40am

Van Buren rallied at the top of the sixth inning and held Har-Ber to just one more run to win Tuesday’s 7A/6A West Conference game 5-3.

Har-Ber led 2-1 through the first five innings before...

Prep Baseball: Pointers salvage doubleheader

Apr 07, 2014 8:40am

For the second time in 7A/6A-West play, Van Buren shook off a disappointing opening game to earn a split.

Brad Eversole tossed a two-hitter over six innings as the Pointers beat...

Prep Track: Alma wins Mansfield relays

Apr 07, 2014 8:41am

The Airedales won the Senior Tiger Relays on Monday in Mansfield.

Alma scored 133 points while Booneville finished in second with 83. The Lady Airedales finished fourth as Mansfield won the...

Prep Softball: Alma splits with Morrilton

Apr 07, 2014 8:40am

Morrilton kept Alma from reaching home in the first contest and scored late to win the first game, but the Airedalettes held off another rally to win the nightcap.

The Lady Devil Dogs began...

Prep Soccer: Teams ready for league contests

Apr 07, 2014 8:40am

The Lady Pointers finished second at the Greenwood tournament earlier in the season and is 3-8-1 overall.

“Overall, I’ve been really proud of them,” said coach Nathan Almond, who is coaching...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Hannah Jones (2) celebrates with Chesney Lovell after Jones scores during Tuesday’s doubleheader against Eureka Springs. This is Jones first season to play softball.</p>

Prep Softball: Cedarville, Mountainburg win league contests

Apr 07, 2014 8:40am

Mountainburg continues to roll while Cedarville grabbed a split at Green Forest this week.


The Lady Dragons improved to 6-0 overall an in 2A-4 Conference play with a pair...

Prep Softball: Lady Pointers defeat Ozark

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

The Lady Pointers grabbed another nonconference win Monday and will face a busy schedule this week with a pair of 7A/6A West game and hosting the River City Rumble starting Friday.

Van Buren...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren coach Merrill Mankin (standing, center) talks to the Lady Pointers during a timeout at Springdale. Mankin announced his retirement from coaching and teaching.</p>

Prep Basketball: Mankin retires from coaching, teaching

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Merrill Mankin, who led the Van Buren girls basketball team to two 6A semifinals, has resigned after eight years as Lady Pointers coach.

Mankin, who has taught social studies and driver’s...

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