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<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren sophomore Beau Beckner tries to get past a Siloam Springs defender during a recent game at Clair Bates Arena. The Pointers earned the top seed from the 7A Central for the state tournament hosted in Springdale this week.</p>

Prep Basketball: Teams head to state tourney

Mar 04, 2015 9:05am

Both Van Buren teams head to the Class 7A state tournament at Springdale Har-Ber this week.

The Pointers earned the top seed from the 7A/6A-Central and received a first-round bye.

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Feb 21, 2015 5:05am

The Greenwood Lady Bulldogs put up an explosive first half and clinched the top seed in the Class 6A state tournament with a 60-32 win against Alma on Tuesday night.

Greenwood will be the...

JH Basketball: VBFA beats Greenwood in season finale

Feb 21, 2015 5:05am

The VBFA Pointers ended their 2014-15 campaign with a win and a series sweep against Greenwood on Monday night.

The Pointers had 10 different players contribute to the scoring as VBFA won 39...

Basketball: Hartford upends Mountainburg

Feb 21, 2015 5:05am

Hartford’s boys built a double-digit lead in the second half and withstood a late charge by Mountainburg to post a 54-46 win Thursday at the 2A-4 West Conference tournament.

The Hustlers,...

Football: Coatney announces resignation to team

Feb 21, 2015 5:05am

Brooks Coatney informed his players on Tuesday that he was leaving Van Buren as head football coach.

As of Friday morning, no formal resignation had been submitted.

Coatney, a...

Basketball: Teams clinch playoff spots; Alma still on bubble

Feb 18, 2015 9:11am

Van Buren clinched the top seed from the conference in the Class 7A state tournament with Friday’s 58-52 win at Bryant.

The Pointers remained undefeated against Class 7A foes in the...

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Cedarville’s Maddy Armer looks for open lane to the basket during a recent game. The Lady Pirates finished the season with the No. 2 spot and a guaranteed trip to the regional tournament.</p>

Basketball: Round-up for Feb. 18, 2015

Feb 18, 2015 9:11am

The Lady Pointers secured the second seed in the Class 7A state tournament with the 49-46 road win at Bryant on Friday.

Van Buren (13-10, 6-4) swept the season series against Bryant, which...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON Faith Miller (12) drives down the court and triest to get around Jasmine Higgins during the Feb. 9 fifth-sixth grade game in Alma. The Green team won 21-18.</p>

Free Throws: Alma 5th-6th grade basketball

Feb 18, 2015 9:14am

photo by TAMMY HOBSON Faith Miller (12) drives down the court and triest to get around Jasmine Higgins during the Feb. 9 fifth-sixth grade game in Alma. The Green team won 21-18.

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Arkansas District Tournaments Begin Today

Updated: Feb 16, 2015 3:33pm

The road to the 2015 state championship begins today for Arkansas High School basketball teams.

Paris and Cedarville are hosting their respective conference tournaments today.

Paris...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren sophomore Beau Beckner gets a shot off during Friday’s 7A/6A Central contest at Conway.</p>

Basketball: Pointers finish off Conway

Feb 11, 2015 8:17am

The dynamic changed quickly in the final seconds of the first half Friday night when Mitchell Smith, Van Buren’s 6-foot-10 star, took a wicked tumble after he was accidentally undercut on an alley...

Basketball: Russellville returns favor to Alma

Feb 11, 2015 8:16am

The Russellville Cyclones felt like they let one get away against Alma last month. Friday, Alma returned the favor.

Kris Patrick put Russellville ahead, 45-44, with 10.5 left to play and...

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