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College Baseball: Hogs drop home finale

May 19, 2016 11:05am

FAYETTEVILLE — They weren’t the usual pitchers, not the ones Arkansas is likely to use this weekend against Mississippi State, but those who threw for Arkansas on Tuesday against Missouri State...

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<p>SUBMITTED • The Van Buren Lady Pointers, coaches Andy Williams, Ashley Carter and volunteer coach Roger Goins plan and carry out the annual Hit and run for the Cure game. This softball event has raised more than $10,000 over the past few years. This year’s honoree as survivor of the year was Lee Ann Howard, a teacher in Van Buren. The team and coaches also volunteer at the Paint the Park Pink event held in the fall at UAFS.</p>

Prep Softball: VB splits with Greenwood, Alma

May 02, 2016 8:56am

Greenwood’s Victoria Taylor had 16 strikeouts and gave up two hits and a walk as the Lady Bulldogs won the pitcher’s duel on Thursday to beat Van Buren 1-0.

Lady Pointer ace McKennah Sikes...

JH Track: VBFA finish up track season

May 02, 2016 8:48am

VBFA finished fifth at the 7A West Junior High Conference meet which featured 16 teams from both the River Valley Conference and the Northwest Arkansas schools.

The Airedales placed 11th...

Prep Baseball: Catholic holds off Pointers

May 02, 2016 8:45am

Just when the Van Buren Pointers were about to get to one lefty, Little Rock Catholic turned to the other one to nail down Thursday’s win.

Sophomore and Razorback-committee Evan Hiatt got...

<p>photo by BRIAN SANDERFORD • Van Buren’s Emilio Medina runs track at Van Buren High School on Wednesday (April 27). Medina is preparing for the 7A-Central track meet began on Thursday.</p>

Prep Track: VB’s Medina makes strides

May 02, 2016 8:57am

Emilio Medina isn’t the accidental track champion. It only seems that way.

The Van Buren senior was “encouraged” by his dad to run cross country back in middle school as a way of staying in...

<p>photo by BRIAN D. SANDERFORD • Alma’s Jacob Wells competes in the 110-meter hurdles during the McDonald’s Relays at Southside’s Rowland Stadium on April 216.</p>

Prep Track: Wells hurdles past competition

May 02, 2016 8:47am

Jacob Wells learned to run the hurdles when he was just a seventh grader. It was still “fun” when he competed as an eighth and ninth grader, too.

Since his sophomore year, however, track has...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Mulberry’s Krissie Nunley is tagged by Alma’s Katie Pool at home during the 12/14U softball game at Alma on Monday.</p>

Extra Pics for April 30, 2016

May 02, 2016 9:00am

photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Mulberry’s Krissie Nunley is tagged by Alma’s Katie Pool at home during the 12/14U softball game at Alma on Monday.

photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Charles Shavalier (x13)...

<p>photo by JAMIE MITCHELL • Alma’s Brayden Johnson throws against Siloam Springs in the second inning on Friday (April 22) at home.</p>

Prep Baseball: Alma moves to top spot in 6A Central

Apr 27, 2016 10:05am

The Alma Airedales are alone at the top of the 6A-Central.

But they’re not about to celebrate. Not just yet.

Kyle McKeown drilled a two-run single in the first inning and Dillon Majors...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Camden Perry wins his first feature race at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday (April 23). Perry took first in the combined E Modified and B Modified classes.</p>

Racing: New slate of winners at CCS

Apr 27, 2016 10:05am

It was a new slate of winners Saturday night as each of the feature events had a new winner during Saturday’s running of Crawford County Speedway.

After winning four straight Mini Stock...

Prep Track: Auldridge helps Van Buren to third-place finish

Apr 27, 2016 10:05am

The Lady Pointers finished third at the McDonald’s Relays held at Southside on Friday. The Airedalettes grabbed fifth.

Sophomore Chloe Auldridge won the long jump with a distance of 18 feet...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Mountainburg’s 12/14U softball traveled to Alma to play several games. Mountainburg’s Maggie Burrough is safe as Outlaw’s Katie Reynolds jumps to catch the throw.</p>

Extra Pics for April 26, 2016

Apr 27, 2016 10:06am

photo by TAMMY HOBSON

Mountainburg’s 12/14U softball traveled to Alma to play several games. Mountainburg’s Maggie Burrough is safe as Outlaw’s Katie Reynolds jumps to catch the throw.

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