BELLA VISTA — Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith spent his two-week hiatus traveling across the Midwest in what he called a “Griswold summer vacation.”
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The third-grade Arkansas Rising Stars won the fourth-grade Bronze Championshp bracket of the HoopPlayUSA National Championships, held last weekend. Team members include (pictured in no particular order): coaches Steve Barnett and Jayden Miller, Torren Jackson, Jayden Miller Jr., Khamani Cooper, Xavier Nelson, Jabrae Shaw, Kelcy Morris, Anton Pierce, Jayden Martin, William Howell, Tommy Reddick, X’Zaevion Barnett and Michael Reddick. (Special to The Commercial)
BELLA VISTA — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema isn’t shy about sharing his feelings.
While many baseball and softball teams go through district and state tournaments, the Pine Bluff American-Eastern Big League Softball team already has a regional spot in tow.
The White Hall Babe Ruth 14-and-under baseball team has played just four games together this season.
Kenn Dickson gave his players on the 15-year-old Seabrook Babe Ruth team a few days to enjoy winning the South Arkansas state tournament last week at Taylor Field.
I think it was Wednesday when my old church brother Justin Blackmon came to mind.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff will apparently go Vegas in December.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas was among the Southeastern Conference’s worst defenses last season, struggling to keep opponents from piling up yards and stepping into the end zone in its first year under Bret Bielema.