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Second in State

The Pine Bluff American-Eastern 9- and 10-year-old Little League Softball team finished second in the state tournament in Piggott this past weekend. Players include: front row from left, ShaKyra Davis, Destiny Jones, Khylah Cross, McKenzie Allmond, Breianna Cochran, Hannah Wooldridge, Mallory Smith; back row, Maya Rouse, Stormie Barber, Allison Jackson, Je'la Gray and Rolonda Willis. Coaches are Lauren Brown, Scott Pinckard and Christy Pinckard. (Special to The Commercial)

State Champs

The Pine Bluff American-Eastern softball team won the Little League 11- and 12-year-old state championship recently by beating Piggott 13-1. Pine Bluff will represent Arkansas in the Southwest Regional Tournament in Waco, Texas, starting July 26. Team members include: kneeling in front, Jordan Runion and Makenzie Cochran; standing in middle row, Leigha Prather, Caroline Braswell, Ashaunti Stinson, Callie Bradley, Sierra Johnson, Haley Gifford, Courtney Resinger, Autumn Otwell, Taylor Allen and Maddy Rushing; back row, coaches Todd Cochran, Tony Resinger and Michael Rushing. (Special to The Commercial)

Pot of Gold

LITTLE ROCK — David Shopher of McGehee fished each year in the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza since its inception but never made it in the money until Saturday, when he won an hourly weigh-in.