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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Willis Vaught (from left), Shawn Hattabaugh, and Weston Bull prepare to block for Mountainburg during Friday’s game at Johnson County Westside.</p>

Football: Teams look to bounce back after losses; Dragons keep rolling

Oct 01, 2014 4:06am

Van Buren, Alma and Cedarville are looking to avenge their first conference loss of the season while the Dragons continue to roll and look for their fourth straight win.

Alma and...

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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON</p><p>Eddie Rich (right) heads towards the wall after Ronnie Lingo (55) front tire went flat and bumped into Rich. Lingo placed fourth in the Street Stock feature race while Rich took 15th.</p>

Racing: Wheeler wins third CCS feature race

Sep 10, 2014 11:39am

Billy Wheeler won his third consecutive Grand National race and his seventh one overall. Wheeler passed Jamison English to be teh winningest driver this season in the Grand National class.

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Golf: Coble leads Pointers

Sep 10, 2014 11:38am

Kaleb Coble earned medalist honors as Van Buren defeated Southside Wednesday in a round of golf.

Coble fired a 35 and Van Buren turned in a 148, 17 strokes lower than Southside’s 163. Connor...

Volleyball: Southside sweeps Van Buren

Sep 10, 2014 11:38am

Longtime Van Buren volleyball coach Stephanie Hill has had her share of matches against Southside.

Something that impressed Hill after the latest match between the Pointerettes and the...

Volleyball: Rogers rallies past Alma

Sep 10, 2014 11:38am

Rogers coach Jeana Breedlove might have had that sinking feeling in the early moments of Tuesday’s nonconference volleyball match at Alma.

The biggest volleyball arena in the state hasn’t...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Andrew Riggs, son of Nathan and Michelle Riggs, helps put ice in the various buckets for the ice bucket challenge on Aug. 23 during the community pep rally at Blakemore Field.</p>

Extra Points: Icing the water; Dragon scrimmage

Sep 10, 2014 11:38am

photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL

Andrew Riggs, son of Nathan and Michelle Riggs, helps put ice in the various buckets for the ice bucket challenge on Aug. 23 during the community pep rally at...

Tennis: Van Buren sweeps Alma in home opener

Sep 10, 2014 11:38am

Van Buren swept Alma in the home opener at the City Courts on Thursday.

The Pointers won 12-1 and the Lady Pointers took each set, 11-0.

“We really had a good day all around,” said Van...

<p>photo by HOOTENS.COM</p><p>Alma all-state quarterback Evan Burris won the footlong chili dog eating contest Thursday during the Hootens.com Kickoff Classic news conference. Alma kicks off the season against 2013 state runner-up Poteau (Okla.) Sept. 4 at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith. Future Arkansas Razorback quarterback Ty Storey and defending state champ Charleston kick off the doubleheader event against Shiloh Christian at 5:30 p.m.</p>

Extra Points: Burris wins contest

Sep 10, 2014 11:37am

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Alma all-state quarterback Evan Burris won the footlong chili dog eating contest Thursday during the Hootens.com Kickoff Classic news conference. Alma kicks off the...

<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL</p><p>Jaden Talley practices Friday afternoon at the City Courts. Talley teams up with Katja Wiederkeher as one of the Lady Pointers doubles team. The Pointers and Lady Pointers hosted a JV match against Rogers on Thursday, but will travel to Bentonville for a tri-match on Monday against Bentonville and Northside.</p>

Van Buren Tennis: Seniors lead squad

Sep 10, 2014 11:37am

The Pointers return five seniors on the 23-person roster as the 2014 campaign begins.

Returning this season is Jaden Talley, Houston Anderson, Brett Dunn, Ty Dunn and Dylan Killough.

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Tennis: Van Buren splits tri-match

Sep 10, 2014 11:39am

Van Buren participated in a tri-match with Bentonville in North Little Rock on Thursday and came away with split with both teams.

Bentonville won the match, but not before a couple of Van...

Lady Pointer Volleyball: Van Buren wins benefit contest

Sep 10, 2014 11:37am

Van Buren returns several experienced players for the upcoming volleyball season.

To get them prepared, coach Stephanie Hill put together a rugged schedule, and first up for the Pointerettes...

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