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<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD</p><p>Van Buren sophomore Beau Beckner tries to get past a Siloam Springs defender during a recent game at Clair Bates Arena. The Pointers earned the top seed from the 7A Central for the state tournament hosted in Springdale this week.</p>

Prep Basketball: Teams head to state tourney

Mar 04, 2015 9:05am

Both Van Buren teams head to the Class 7A state tournament at Springdale Har-Ber this week.

The Pointers earned the top seed from the 7A/6A-Central and received a first-round bye.


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<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>Patience Starr drives to the basket during Tuesday’s non-conference game against County Line.</p>

Basketball: Lady Dragons, Lady Pirates grab wins

Jan 19, 2015 9:26am

Kaylyn Moore hit five three pointers and scored 26 points as the Mountainburg Lady Dragons evened out their conference record as they defeated Decatur 48-23 on Tuesday night.

The Lady...

<p>photo by AARON SHAFFER</p><p>The Cedarville Lady Pirates finished runner up at the Bank of the Ozarks Classic held at Ozark.</p>

Basketball: Round-up for Jan. 7, 2015

Jan 07, 2015 8:17am

The Lady Pointers defeated McDonald County 50-35 finish third place at the Neosho Holiday Tournament on Dec. 31.

Van Buren’s Lani Snowden led the game with 17 points and Halie Jennen tossed...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Alma’s Kevin Shultz (4) fouls Willis Vaught during the Charles B. Dyer Classic in Alma on Dec. 11. Alma won its second tournament at home this season as it defeated Farmington on Tuesday night.</p>

Basketball: Airedales takes first round, wins tourney title

Jan 07, 2015 8:17am

The Farmington Cardinals made run after run at the Airedales on Tuesday night, but Alma answered each one and held on for a 59-56 win in the championship game of the First Bank Airedale Classic....

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>The Alma Airedales won the First Bank Classic on Dec. 30 and is presented the trophy by Terry Carson (center).</p>

Basketball: Alma wins tournament title

Jan 07, 2015 8:17am

Both Alma teams won the First Bank Tournament hosted at Charles B. Dyer Arena on Dec. 30.


Team members include Cierra Rainwater, Lania Wright, Hailey Ostrander, Dairan...

Basketball: Airdalettes overcome slow start to win tourney title

Jan 07, 2015 8:17am

The Alma Airedalettes gave up a 14-point run in the first quarter but finished up with a solid three quarters to win the First Bank Airedale Classic with a 54-50 win against Farmington on Tuesday...

JH Basketball: VBFA reaches finals of tourney

Jan 07, 2015 8:17am

The Lady Pointers held off a late Bentonville Black rally and advanced to the finals of the Van Buren Tournament with the 28-25 win on Tuesday at Clair Bates Arena.

The Lady Tigers had a...

Basketball: Alma reaches semifinals

Jan 01, 2015 11:40am

It was a stark contrast in points in the third quarter by the Alma Airedalettes from what they did in the opening half.

The Airedalettes rang up 50 points in the first half in taking a big...

JH Basketball: VBFA, Airedalettes open tourney with wins

Jan 01, 2015 11:41am

The Lady Pointers shot 13 of 20 from the free-throw line in the second half to cruise to Monday’s 38-23 win against Rogers and advance to the semifinals of the Van Buren Tournament at Clair Bates...

Basketball: Bulldogs take two from Pointers

Dec 18, 2014 10:30am

Call it nonconference wackiness.

Monday’s Van Buren-Fayetteville game went from gritty, slow-paced and dull to break-neck and anxious in the 10 minutes it took for the teams to rest at...

Basketball: Van Buren wins Tahlequah tournament

Dec 18, 2014 10:30am

Both Van Buren squads reached the tournament finals with seven days and both teams came out with wins at the Tahlequah Tournament on Saturday.

Freshman Jamilyn Kinney earned MVP honors as...

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