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Prep Softball: Alma’s Criswell helps team to win

Apr 23, 2014 4:05am

The Airedalettes swept another doubleheader on Friday as they outscored Huntsville 33-15.

Alexys Criswell, batting fifth for Alma, finished the doubleheader going 4 for 9 with two home runs...

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<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...

<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...

<p>photo by JOHN GRIFFIN</p><p>Alma’s Malachi White (second from left) is ready to sign his letter of intent to attend Arkansas Tech and join the Wonder Boy football team in the fall. White is joined by family members (from left) Summer Benson, White, Lori Luse and Alexis Jones.</p>

Prep Football: White signs with Arkansas Tech

Apr 02, 2014 10:42am

Alma senior Malachi White signed a letter of intent to attend Arkansas Tech and join the Wonder Boy football program in the fall during a ceremony held on Tuesday.

“I thought (Arkansas Tech...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren’s Jason Harms (right) tries to get past a Heritage defender during Tuesday’s 7A/6A West contest at Clair Bates Arena.</p>

Prep Basketball: Defense secures win for Pointers

Apr 02, 2014 10:42am

All season, Van Buren has been the 7A/6A-West’s stingiest defense. A 12-minute stretch in the Pointers 53-36 win against Heritage Tuesday showed why.

Van Buren, which allows just less than...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Kaylyn Moore drains a freethrow during Thursday’s 2A-4 semifinal contest against Magazine at Eureka Springs. Mountainburg won and will face Johnson County Westside Saturday night in the finals.</p>

Prep Basketball: Mountainburg, Cedarvill reach district finals

Apr 02, 2014 10:42am

Mountainburg survived a sluggish start Thursday night and pulled away from the Lady Rattlers in the fourth quarter to advance to Saturday’s finals of the 2A-4 West finals held at Eureka Springs....

Prep Wrestling: Kinsey finishes runner-up

Apr 02, 2014 10:41am

Dillon Kinsey’s bid to repeat as state champion came up short as he was defeated by Jared Conover in the finals of the 7A/6A State Wrestling Meet held on Feb. 14 and 15.

Kinsey finished his...

Prep Baseball: Alma sweeps Clarksville

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

CLARKSVILLE – Brett Farris worked briskly and effectively on Tuesday in the 5A-West opener for Alma.

Farris was perfect into the fifth inning and capped his performance on the mound with a...

Prep Baseball: Cedarville wins Spring Break doubleheader

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Cedarville grabbed a sweep Tuesday night at home during Spring Break.

The Pirates shut out Gentry 2-0 in the opener and broke the tie in the bottom of the seventh to win the nightcap 9-8....

Track: Alma wins Airedale JH Relays

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Both the Airedales and the Airedalettes won the Junior Airedale Relays on March 18 in Alma.

The Airedalettes dominated by scoring 193 points, 110 more than runner-up Chaffin.


<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Mountainburg’s Lonnie Campbell pitches against Johnson County Westside before Spring Break. Campbell grabbed a win on Monday at Decatur as the Dragons picked up a doubleheader sweep.</p>

Prep Baseball: Cedarville, Moutainburg win league games

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Cedarville grabbed a split at Green Forest and Mountainburg swept Decatur in conference contests on Monday.

Cedarville (5-5) rallied at the top of the seventh to tie up the game, but Green...

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