WHITE HALL — One of the biggest struggles for White Hall soon-to-be senior Daniel Sprinkle is trying to stay humble and even keeled despite his recent accomplishments.
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At the end of last season, the Pine Bluff Tigers felt like they had a pretty good opportunity to do well this year.
The White Hall 14 and under all-star team won the South Arkansas state tournament on July 12 after defeating Union County 5-3 in eight innings in the championship game. The team travels to Weimar, Texas today to compete in the Southwest Regional tournament. Front Row: Zach Harbison, Wes Harp, Zack Motsinger, Walker Bailey, Carson Alexander, Baylor Owen. Back Row: Manager Jeff Johnson, Garrett Dennis, Tyler Greer, Reese Wilkerson, coach Ray Harbison, Bradley Reece, Ryan Ruff, Adam Johnston, coach Buddy Owen.
Pine Bluff Seabrook scored nine runs in the top of the third inning and Jakobi Jackson struck out 10 batters in six innings as they defeated White Hall 10-5 in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state championship Wednesday night at Taylor Field.
By Sam Pierce
Seabrook nearly cost itself a championship opportunity Monday night — giving up the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning — but rebounded in the top of the eighth with two runs to defeat Pine Bluff Northern 4-2 in extra innings in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Taylor Field.
It took five innings and a 1-0 deficit, but the Pine Bluff Northern’s bats finally woke from their slumber as the team scored 15 runs on nine hits over the final two innings to defeat Arkansas Pulpwood of Camden 15-1 in the 15-year-old Babe Ruth state tournament at Taylor Field on Saturday.
Soon-to-be ninth grader Layne Hartsfield tallied three RBIs and went four innings on the mound as White Hall defeated Hamburg 10-2 in the first round of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Taylor Field on Friday.
MONTICELLO — Joe Fakouri’s refereeing career began by pure accident.
On Friday evening, legendary Dollarway football coach Lee Hardman will be inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at the Hot Springs Convention Center.