FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Josh Liddell didn’t have time to think about the first significant action of his career. And it was probably best.
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WHITE HALL — After a hard-fought, comeback win over Hamburg on Friday night, White Hall coach Marc Stringer was concerned about how his team would start off against DeWitt on Saturday.
MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team closed out the 2014 portion of its schedule with a 73-62 win over Philander Smith at home on Saturday afternoon.
The AAU Arkansas Mustangs returned to the CASA Women’s Shelter for the second straight year to spread some cheer and blessings to others. The boys are all students at Jack Robey Junior High. Pictured, in order from left to right, D’Vonte Jackson, McKinley Avery, Drayton Noble, Tavari Dixson, Derrick Sloan Jr., Chandler Tate, Caleb Sloan and Justin Tillar. Coaches are Otis Johnson and Vincent Tate. Not pictured, Jyrimee Thompson and Cameron Crane. (Special to The Commercial)
LITTLE ROCK — Whether Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and other high-profile underclassmen invoke Matt Barkley’s name, the former USC quarterback casts a long shadow over the race for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.
Q. My 17-year-old son texts while he is driving. I’ve asked him to stop several times, but he says he’s a good driver and nothing will happen to him. I’m really frightened, especially with the holiday traffic. Could you please explain why so many young people don’t think it’s a problem?
FAYETTEVILLE — Anton Beard is the shortest player on Arkansas’ men’s basketball roster, but it hasn’t taken long for the Razorbacks to realize that means nothing to the freshman.
One more in-state prospect signed a financial aid agreement with Arkansas this week. Tight end Will Gragg, who is the younger brother of former Arkansas tight end Chris Gragg, will enroll in classes in January.
A good shooter needs just one shot to fall to catch fire. Dollarway learned that the hard way on Friday night.