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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...

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<p>SUBMITTED</p><p>Aaron Lawson (left) shows off the big bass with Robert Lawson (middle) and Isaiah Lawson (right) during a fishing tournament held in April 2014. Aaron placed 22nd in the High School World Finals and Isaiah was co-champ in the Junior High State Championship.</p>

Outdoors: Fishing club casts wide net

Jan 31, 2015 5:05am

Buck Cobley was skeptical at first.

A bass fishing club for teens in Crawford County seemed like a good idea, but when only six showed up for the first meeting in 2014, he was hesitant if...

Basketball: Alma wins road contest

Jan 30, 2015 3:05pm

The Alma Airedales overcame a five-point deficit and rallied to beat Siloam Springs on the Panthers’ home court 63-54 on Tuesday night.

The win keeps Alma in pace for the 6A Central lead...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren’s Beau Beckner goes up for the shot during Tuesday’s contest against Siloam Springs at Clair Bates Arena.</p>

Basketball: Methodical Pointers keep winning

Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

Impatient spectators don’t prefer Van Buren’s methodical style.

Opponents don’t, either.

The Pointers stayed unbeaten in 7A/6A Central play with a 50-38 win over Siloam Springs on...

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Cedarville’s Grace Davidoff gets a shot past Elkins’s defense during the win Friday at home.</p>

Basketball Round-Up for Jan. 21, 2015

Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

Cedarville defeated Elkins 57-53 in double overtime Friday night to maintain its pace in the conference race.

The Lady Pirates improved to 16-4 overall and 4-1 in conference.

Bailie...

<p>photo by JAMIE MITCHELL</p><p>Alma’s Braylon Parker splits the Greenwood defense during first half play, Tuesday at H.B. Stewart Arena.</p>

Basketball: Alma splits league games with Greenwood

Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

The Alma Airedales used a big run in the first quarter to erase an early deficit and then used another one in the second quarter to take a commanding lead before holding on for a 70-50 win against...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Moutainburg’s Connor Rogers intercepts a pass during Tuesday’s 39-25 junior high win against Hartford.</p>

JH Basketball: Pointers win in OT; Alma picks up victories

Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

Caleb Salisbury had a double-double and sank a pair of free throws in overtime to break the tie and give VBFA the non-conference 54-52win Thursday night in Lavaca.

With the game tied, 52-52...

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Cedarville’s Maddy Armer drives along the baseline towards the basketb during Tuesday’s contest at Greenland.</p>

Basketball: Mulberry, Mountainburg take conference wins

Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

Both Mulberry and Mountainburg dismantled their opponent’s Tuesday night.

The Lady ’Jackets defeated St. Paul 73-16 while the Lady Dragons beat Hartford 53-26.

Mulberry 73, St. Paul 16...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren’s Dylan Kinney shoots for three points during the Pointers’ win on Friday at Clair Bates Arena.</p>

Basketball: Pointers edge Conway

Jan 19, 2015 9:27am

Dylan Kinney and Rustin Hawkins aren’t the first options on Van Buren’s offense. They’re probably not the second or third many times.

So it made all too much sense in the fourth quarter that...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren’s Beau Beckner looks for an opening during Tuesday’s 7A/6A Central Conference game at Charles B. Dyer Arena.</p>

Basketball: Pointers top Alma in league contests

Updated: Jan 26, 2015 9:47am

The Pointers and Airedales renewed their Crawford County conference rivalry for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday and just like old times, it was a defensive battle.

Van Buren hit over...

<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>VBFA’s Coby Fry brings the ball up the court during the Jan. 31 game of the Van Buren Tournament at Clair Bate Arena. Fry scored 20 points, hitting six three pointers, against Greenwood on Thursday.</p>

JH Basketball: Pointer split with Greenwood; Alma wins

Jan 19, 2015 9:26am

Coby Fry came off the bench and provided some need points as he scored a game-high 20 points as VBFA defeated Greenwood 47-38 at East Mills Middle School Thursday night.

Fry was 6 of 10 from...

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