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<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Brandon Hunter, driver of the No. 1/4, and Rob Powell, driver of the No. 33, navigate Turn 4 during Saturday’s races at Crawford County Speedway.</p>

Racing: Wheeler grabs another win; TSS hosts super event

Jul 20, 2016 10:07am

Crawford County Speedway had a big night of racing as it worked in four make-up races in addition to a regular slate of racing on Saturday night.

Racing resumes on Thursday at Tri-State...

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<p>photo by GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL • The Van Buren track and field team descends upon the Meet of Champs in Russellville today. The squad fields 10 athletes including (standing, from left) Irasema Sandoval, Shiann Earnhart, Danae Goodwin, Madi Chitwood, Julia Clark, Karlee Hart, Katie Barnwell, (kneeling, from left) Caleb Christensen, Emilio Medina and Chole Auldridge (not pictured).</p>

Prep Track: Pointers head to Meet of Champs

May 14, 2016 11:37am

Van Buren arrives in Russellville today with its second-largest ensemble for the Meet of Champs as 10 will compete.

The team will field two relay teams and five more will compete in...

<p>photo by VONDA NORWOOD • The Van Buren Pointers basketball team pose with coach Randy Loyd, who just earned his 700th career win as Van Buren defeated Little Rock Catholic on Jan. 23 at Clair Bates Arena.</p>

Prep Basketball: ‘It’s been 22 great years’

May 14, 2016 11:37am

When Randy Loyd made the coaching move from small-school County Line in tiny Branch in 1994 to the boys basketball coach at Van Buren, which was playing in the state’s largest classification, he...

<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Alma’s Chance Billings pitched the first couple of innings for the Mountainburg-Alma 13-15 baseball game at Alma on Tuesday (May 10).</p>

Extra Pics for May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 11:28am

photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Alma’s Chance Billings pitched the first couple of innings for the Mountainburg-Alma 13-15 baseball game at Alma on Tuesday (May 10).



Prep Baseball: Airedales’ resilience keeps team afloat

Updated: May 13, 2016 9:17am

The Alma Airedales definitely took some lumps early in their final season in Class 6A in the pitching-rich 7A/6A-Central.

Within a span of just over two weeks to start off April, they...

College Baseball: It’s all or nothing for Razorbacks

May 13, 2016 9:15am

FAYETTEVILLE - Dave Van Horn spoke for all of about five minutes in advance of his team’s weekend series with Alabama.

The Arkansas baseball coach usually goes about twice as long, at least...

Prep Basketball: VB’s Loyd retires from coaching

May 11, 2016 12:35pm

Longtime boys basketball coach at Van Buren Randy Loyd is retiring from coaching to enter administration full time.

​The Van Buren Board of Education accepted Superintendent Harold Jeffcoat’...

Prep Softball: Lady Pointers earn top seeding

May 11, 2016 12:07pm

Van Buren’s Lady Pointers completed their first big goal, capturing the No. 1 7A seed from the 7A/6A-Central at next week’s 7A State Tournament.

Now, the Lady Pointers are working at taking...

Prep Baseball: Season ends for Pointers

May 11, 2016 12:07pm

The Conway Wampus Cats had a lot at stake in the final game of the 7A/6A-Central schedule, and they played like it.

Conway staked Collin Cahill to an early lead and the senior headed to...

<p>photo JAMIE MITCHELL • Alma’s Dillion Majors can’t get to the bag before Siloam Spring’s Zac Bolstad faceplants the base in a head first slide at first on April 22 in the third inning at Alma. Judah Dean, Majors and rest of the Airedales head to the state tournament on Thursday.</p>

Prep Baseball: Dean, Alma ready for state tourney

May 11, 2016 12:07pm

You can learn a lot by just stopping to smell the roses.

In a sense, that may have been what happened with the Alma Airedales’ baseball season. Without a rose bush, of course.


<p>photo by TAMMY HOBSON • Johnny Gregory races around the track at Crawford County Speedway on Saturday (May 7). The vehicles of Gregory and Bobby Mulkey locked up together and went off the track. Gregory’s No. 81 was totaled and Mulkey’s car flipped. Both drivers checked out okay, but Gregory was later transported to the hospital for a concussion.</p>

Racing: Wheeler wins second feature

Updated: May 11, 2016 12:17pm

Billy Wheeler won his second feature race as he defeated Jamison English in the Grand National feature race on Saturday (April 23) at Crawford County Speedway.

Jamison English, who has a...

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