Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 8.
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ALMA — The much-needed lift Watson Chapel got in the middle of the first quarter lasted only a few minutes.
JONESBORO — A hot start by Mountain Home — thanks to four three-pointers in the first quarter — was quickly put on ice as Pine Bluff rallied and defeated the Bombers 65-48 in the first round of the 6A state tournament Friday night at Jonesboro High School.
WHITE HALL— The White Hall Bulldogs (0-1) led 2-1 entering the final inning, but couldn’t hold on as the Arkadelphia Badgers (1-0) rallied for two runs in the top half of the inning in a 3-2 win on Friday.
WOODLAWN — The Woodlawn baseball team won its season opener at home on Friday.
The biggest problem this season for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball team has been its inconsistency.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas women’s basketball coach Tom Collen has been fired after completing his seventh season with the program.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas basketball remained the poster child for road futility when its struggles outside Bud Walton Arena continued a few weeks ago.