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10th-Grade Bearcats

The 10th-grade Arkansas Bearcats finished second in the Elite Championship bracket of the HoopPlayUSA National Championships this past weekend. Team members include (pictured in no particular order): Darrian evans, Kewon Douglass, Wayne Rouse, Cameron Girey, Brandon Lowe, Ja’Quavis Russell, Keith Peterson, Chris Slater, Derrick Marks, Amare Thompson and Carl Smith Jr. Coaches are Danny Evans and Christian Smith. (Special to The Commercial)

Junior Olympian

Torren Jackson, 9, of the Port City SPEED Track Club, will compete in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, from Monday through Aug. 2. Torren will run in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. He is the son of Robert and Sonya Jackson. (Special to The Commercial)

McIlroy challenged when it counts

LITTLE ROCK — Not on par with the “Drive,” or the “Miracle on Markham,” but Rory McIlroy’s response halfway through the final round of the British Open will stand for his defining moment until he crafts something better.