At the end of last season, the Pine Bluff Tigers felt like they had a pretty good opportunity to do well this year.
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Donald Griffin wasn’t sure how he’d hold up over six rounds in the ring.
LITTLE ROCK — Decades ago, when mutuel windows at Oaklawn Park were denomination-specific and the color of a ticket corresponded to a particular wager, a couple of guys with limited resources heard about a doctor from Little Rock who was in the know.
The second grade Arkansas Rising Stars won first place in the Elite Championship bracket. Pictured is coach Steve Barnett, coach Jayden Miller, Chauncey Haynes, Jayden Miller Jr., Kaden Higgins, Billy Reddick, Tommy Reddick and Jayden Shelton.
Eight athletes from the Port City SPEED Track and Field Club qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics July 28-August 2 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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)
WHITE HALL — Two years ago, the Pine Bluff Western Little League All-Stars were one win away from winning a state championship, but were beaten twice in the finale.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema made it clear last week the Razorbacks would not stray from their core beliefs as they move on from 2013.