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Athletics: Van Buren searches for administrator

Apr 19, 2014 4:06am

The Van Buren School Board has elected to seek out an activities administrator to “supervise, manage and facilitate the needs and requirements of personnel, volunteers and students related to...

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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...

<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: 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...

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.

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<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...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Tara Webb (center) gets hugs from her sister Destiny Webb (right) and Madison Backus. Destiny Webb and Backus were part of the Lady Dragons last season that tried to get to the state finals. Today, Mountainburg gets the opportunity to finish what the seniors began last year: Win a state title.</p>

Prep Basketball: State title game awaits Lady Dragons

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Coach Dan Garringer and the Mountainburg Lady Dragons half expected to be playing in last season’s 2A state championship. A tough regional loss to Bigelow and a second-round loss to...

Prep Softball: Lady Pointers keep rolling along

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Van Buren dismissed for Spring Break after Thursday’s 7A/6A-West softball opener. But with the way the Pointers have been playing, head coach Andy Williams might have wanted to get on a bus for...

Prep Baseball: Pointers split with Tigers

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Taylor Anders tossed four hitless innings and struck out nine while going the distance in Van Buren’s 2-1 win against Bentonville on Wednesday in the 7A/6A-West opener for both clubs.


<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren’s Lelesha Johnson looks for an opening as she drives the possession during Tuesday’s contest against Siloam Springs.</p>

Prep Basketball: Pointers down Siloam Springs

Apr 02, 2014 10:50am

Though Van Buren has the 7A/6A-West’s best defense, it is not known for creating points off turnovers.

Against Siloam Springs Tuesday, the Pointers converted four fourth-quarter turnovers...

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