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<p>SUBMITTED</p><p>Members of the 2015 Alma Airedale football team participate for the Special Olympics run across across Arkansas by carrying the torch through Alma.</p>

Prep Football: Airedales look for players to fill roles

May 27, 2015 8:42am

May, August, November.

The Alma Airedales don’t care what month it is, when they’re on the football field they’re going to hit and tackle.

“The two days we’ve been in pads have been as...

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Track & Field: Throws help lift Lady Pointers to 2nd

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

The Lady Pointers finished second by a point at the first outdoor meet of the season at the James Lemley Quad City Meet in Greenwood.

The Lady Bulldogs won with 68 points while Van Buren had...

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Southside’s Paige Mendoza slides safely into third as Van Buren’s Ashton Sangster waits on the ball on Wednesday in Van Buren.</p>

Softball: Lady Pointers win home opener

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

Win, lose or draw, Van Buren softball coach Andy Williams was happy to finally be on the field Wednesday afternoon.

He and the Lady Pointers have sunshine.

They also have Tori Stafford...

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD</p><p>Pine Bluff’s Marcus Thomas, left, blocks the shot by Alma’s Austin Lee on Tuesday at Siliom Springs High School.</p>

Basketball: Pine Bluff ends Alma’s run

Mar 14, 2015 4:05am

SILOAM SPRINGS — The Pine Bluff Zebras knocked off another top-seeded opponent in the Class 6A state tournament on Tuesday after beating Alma, 75-59, in the semifinals.

Pine Bluff scored 34...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren sophomore Beau Beckner (34) goes up for the rebound during the Class 7A state playoff game in Springdale. The Pointers won the contest and reached the semifinals.</p>


Mar 11, 2015 7:58am

SPRINGDALE — The Bentonville Tigers will ride Malik Monk into their first boys basketball championship game.

Monk scored 42 points on Monday afternoon to lead Bentonville to a 63-48 win...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren sophomore Lani Snowden tries for the layup during the Class 7A playoff game against Southside.</p>

Basketball: Lady Pointers reach second day of state

Mar 11, 2015 7:58am

Fayetteville’s deep and talented Lady Bulldogs simply overwhelmed Van Buren on Sunday afternoon.

Nine players scored for Fayetteville in the first half, and the Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 67...

Basketball: Alma wins first Class 6A state game

Mar 11, 2015 7:58am

SILOAM SPRINGS — The Alma Airedales coasted to a win in their first state tournament game as a Class 6A member.

Alma’s fun and gun offense had three 20-point quarters in a 74-55 win against...

Baseball: Southside tops Alma in opener

Mar 11, 2015 7:58am

The long-awaited season opener for Alma and Southside didn’t last long.

Southside scored in every inning on Saturday afternoon in a 13-0 win over the Airedales shortened to five innings via...

Football: Coaching search underway

Mar 04, 2015 9:05am

The search for the next Van Buren head football coach has begun.

Brooks Coatney tendered his resignation last week to officially open the position. Coatney resigned after being named...

<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.


JH Basketball: Alma reaches regional finals

Mar 04, 2015 9:05am

The Alma Airedales reached the finals of the 7A West Regional tournament after defeating Fayetteville Woodland 47-33 on Monday.

Alma, which finished 8-4 and earned the No. 3 seed from the...

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