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<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...

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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...

<p>photo by TWILA KING</p><p>Mulberry’s Rebecca Treat and Taylor Nagel gain possession of the basketball during Friday’s contest at C.B. “Cotton” Havener Gymnasium.</p>

Basketball: Round-up for Feb. 11, 2015

Feb 11, 2015 8:17am

The Lady Dragons picked up another win Friday night with 21 points from Kaylyn Moore.

Mountainburg defeated Decatur 51-20 after taking a 28-11 lead in the first half.

Britton Peters...

<p>photo by GEROGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren football standouts Hayden Cole (left) and Nick Houston (right) play a quick game of basketball at Clair Bates Arena prior to signing national letters of intent to join Division II football programs in Arkansas.</p>

Relaxing before signing

Feb 09, 2015 9:00am

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Van Buren football standouts Hayden Cole (left) and Nick Houston (right) play a quick game of basketball at Clair Bates Arena prior to signing national...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren’s Nick Houston (center) signs a Division II national letter of intent to join the Henderson State Reddies football squad at Clair Bates Arena on Wednesday during a ceremony. Houston is joined by his mom, Laura Houston, and Nick Houston.</p>

Football: Local athletes sign letters of intent

Feb 09, 2015 8:58am

When he got to Alma Middle School, Dakota Shelton thought of himself as a basketball player.

But coaches convinced him he was destined to play football. Wednesday, he signed a letter of...

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