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USSSA Champions

The Star City 12-year-old All-Stars won the USSSA state championship in Conway June 20-21, defeating Maumelle, Conway, Monticello, Ozark, Central Arkansas and Wynne 7-6 in the championsihp game. Team members include: front from left, Zavon Blackmon, Jaxon Hoyt, Caleb Muckleroy, Abby Myers, Nic Haley; middle row from left, Hunter Davis, Contrevion Thomas, P.J. Humphrey; third row, coach Brian McVay, John Grace, Bradyn Curtis, coach Greg Haley, Brandon McVay, Marvion Scott and coach Philip Humphrey. (Special to The Commercial)

Mizzou wraps up season

FAYETTEVILLE — You can probably count on one hand how many things are intimidating about the Missouri football program. The stadium is a concrete jungle. The players, save a couple every now and again, aren’t quite the caliber as at most of the rest of the Southeastern Conference. The system is ordinary.

Back-to-Back Champions

The Pine Bluff Twins Elite All-Stars defeated Lonoke 13-3 on Wednesday to win their second straight Senior Babe Ruth state championship in El Dorado. The Twins went undefeated in bracket play, beating Union County 7-4 and Lonoke 7-3 before Wednesday’s final. The Twins will represent the Arkansas South in the Southwest Regional Senior Babe Ruth tournament July 17-21 in Rogers. Team members include: front from left, Brandon Little, Braylon Jones, Kirel Young, J’Mar Johnson, Adam Graham and Kenneth Gatewood; back row from left, statistician Stanley Jones, Bernard Black, coach Dave Thompson, student coach Ti’Montai Bolden, Jordan O’Guinn Ja’Kobi Jackson, Jaylon DeShazier, Michael Roberts, Jaylen Jackson and manager Ernest Wooten. Not picutred: Tre Harris, Landen Colson, coach Derrick Doolittle, Kenny Starks, Marcus Toney, student coach Trevor Langford and director of baseball operations Cameo Stokes. (Special to The Commercial)