After Steven Howell hit the walk-off single that propelled the Pine Bluff Western Little League past White Hall in the 11-and-12-year-old Little League state championship, he cried tears of joy.
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SILOAM SPRINGS — The Seabrook All-Stars pulled off two straight wins in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old Southwest Regional, but unearned errors in its latest outing cost them a chance to move closer to a championship.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas forward Bobby Portis didn’t accomplish everything he wanted during the LeBron James Skills Academy earlier this month.
LITTLE ROCK — Inspired by the SEC’s announcement that all 14 schools will play football on the conference’s new network during the first four weeks of the season, the exercise in long-range planning was to identify the must-see game of the week while dealing with some self-imposed parameters.
The I Promise Stars, a group of Pine Bluff natives, recently competed in the Lonoke Community Center Summer Basketball League and won the regular-season title with an 11-2 record as well as the postseason tournament. Team members are, in no particular order; Theodis “Scooda” Fuller, Dantral Hence, Quincy Pridgeon, Jarvis Gunter, Antonio Scott, De’Andre Williams, Chandler Savage and manager John Proctor Jr. Not pictured: Jevon Barnes, Will Farris and George Davis. The team also plans on participating in the upcoming Pine Bluff Fall Basketball League in September. (Special to The Commercial)
BRYANT — The Pine Bluff Braves waited through a month’s worth of rainouts before returning to the field Sunday and beating the Bryant All-Stars 5-0 in semipro baseball at Bishop Park. The game ended after five innings because of the 2-hour time limit.
SILOAM SPRINGS — Jakobi Jackson helped the 15-year-old Pine Bluff Seabrook team stay alive in the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional on Saturday night.
JONESBORO — Months after carrying Arkansas State within a point of an automatic NCAA women’s basketball tournament bid, Brian Boyer was rewarded with a new three-year contract, the university announced Saturday.
Whatever it takes, Bob Moss is willing to inject plenty of enthusiasm in Arkansas-Pine Bluff athletes.