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<p>photo by KENNETH FRY</p><p>Alan Swaim (left) hands off the ball for the ceremonial first pitch during the opening ceremonies of the 2004 Babe Ruth World Series. Swaim will be inducted into the Babe Ruth Southwest Region Hall of Fame.</p>

Swaim receives Hall of Fame honor

Apr 16, 2014 4:06am

A ceremony honoring Alan Swaim’s induction into the Southwest Region Hall of Fame will take place on Monday, April 21, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Field of Dreams as part of the opening...

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Prep Basketball: Alma battles, falls in OT

Updated: Apr 14, 2014 8:06am

The Airedales never went away on Thursday in the face of a giant.

Alma took the top-ranked 5A team in the state into overtime before Forrest City survived, 68-65, in the first round of the...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Van Buren second baseman Abby Killough tagged second before Cedarville’s Malia Hernandez (11) had arrived, and Killough tries for the double play at the season opener for both teams on Thursday at the Lady Pointers’ softball field.</p>

Prep Softball: Lady Pointers rout Cedarville

Apr 02, 2014 11:00am

Van Buren’s Tori Stafford was perfect in her 2014 debut and the Lady Pointers pounded out 21 hits in the 21-0 softball win Thursday night.

It was the season opener for both teams as games...

<p>SUBMITTED</p><p>The Van Buren Matdawgs will compete in the Arkansas State Youth Wrestling Tournament on March 8 in Rogers. Team members include: Front — Mason Hayes, Race Landry, Brant nave, Kaleb Dudley, Travis Holman, Tobey nave, Peyton Pschier, Eli Pendergrass and Brady Campbell. Back — Eli Nichols, RJ riley, Dylan Smith, Talon Holman, Zach Carney, Joe Tudor, Jet Turner, Christian Carney, Zach Siccardi and Kaleb Kovitch. Not pictured — Jordyn Nhamnhouane and Cole Rowden.</p>

Matdawgs begin season

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

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The Van Buren Matdawgs will compete in the Arkansas State Youth Wrestling Tournament on March 8 in Rogers. Team members include: Front — Mason Hayes, Race Landry, Brant nave, Kaleb...

Prep Swim: Edwards, Murders win individual state titles

Apr 02, 2014 10:55am

Alma senior Maddie Edwards won the Class 5A-1A 200 IM on Saturday at the State Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Mulberry’s Caleb Murders won the...

Prep Football: Cedarville hires Lea as new skipper

Apr 02, 2014 10:50am

Cedarville did not have to go far to find a new head football coach, picking Lavaca assistant Kevin Lea to take over the Pirates.

Lea was head junior high coach at Lavaca the past two years...

JH Basketball: Van Buren, Alma finish regular season with wins

Apr 02, 2014 10:42am

Van Buren swept Shiloh Christian on Thursday to clinch the top seeds for the 7A-West Regional tournament that begins on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Siloam Springs.

The Lady Pointers (12-2) defeated...

<p>photo by STEPHANIE PARSON</p><p>Cedarville’s Malia Hernandez (11) goes up for the basketball during the 3A-1 West district semifinal on Wednesday. The Lady Pirates pulled a minor upset by unseating the No. Elkins 50-41 to reach the finals and faced Greenland on Friday.</p>

Prep Basketball: Arnold ‘powers’ Cedarville to district finals

Apr 02, 2014 10:42am

Allie Arnold scored 17 points as Cedarville pulled off a mild surprise with a 50-41 victory over Elkins Wednesday in the semifinals of the 3A-1 West Conference tournament. The victory moved...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Cedarville’s Brittney Henson drives her car for the first time this season during a few practice laps at Crawford County Speedway. The Cedarville High School senior also plays on the softball team and has raced in the Powder Puff, Street Stock and Front Wheel Drive classes at CSS. She’s also trying her hand at the Modified class.</p>

Racing: Hunter wins CCS’s Street Stock; Penson takes first at TSS

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Crawford County Speedway had its first full night of racing after being delayed for the past three weeks.

Another regular point night of racing is back on tap for April 5 with events in the...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Brent Robertson qualifies for the Grand National feature race on Friday, but Saturday’s weather pushes the feature races for this weekend.</p>

Racing: Tuck, Poe win season-opening features

Apr 02, 2014 11:03am

Misty rain and cooler temperatures halted the second half of the 2014 season opener at Crawford County Speedway and has been rescheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

A full race program for the...

<p>photo by TWILA KING</p><p>Alma’s Bailey Jones tries to get around a Rogers defender Wednesday at the 7A/6A West Regional tournament held at Siloam Springs. Rogers won the contest 40-31.</p>

JH Basketball: Lady Pointers reach semifinals of regional

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

Woodland ended the lady Pointers’ season with a 28-24 loss on Thursday in the semifinal contest at the 7A West Regional Tournament held at Siloam Springs on Thursday.

Jamilyn Kinney, who had...

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