LONOKE — Dollarway-Monticello was a matchup some people expected to see in Hot Springs for the 4A state championship, but two upsets in the regional finals turned it into a quarterfinal.
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The energy Arkansas-Pine Bluff played with was unmistakable.
JONESBORO — Sheridan set the tempo exactly where it wanted, and then Little Rock Hall turned up its defensive speed.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A 21-3 run in the first half and 24 points by Alabama senior Trevor Releford was too much to overcome, as Arkansas suffered an 83-58 setback against the Crimson Tide on the final day of SEC regular season play at Coleman Coliseum.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas had a chance to sprint into the Southeastern Conference Tournament with momentum and, perhaps, an NCAA Tournament berth secured with a win in its regular season finale at Alabama.
SHERIDAN — Watson Chapel will compete for the championship of the Sheridan Invitational baseball tournament with an 8-1 victory over Malvern Saturday.
Going into Saturday’s game against Mississippi Valley State, the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s basketball team wanted to set the tone early and try to get a spark before heading to Houston for the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament.
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ALMA — The much-needed lift Watson Chapel got in the middle of the first quarter lasted only a few minutes.