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McIlroy challenged when it counts

LITTLE ROCK — Not on par with the “Drive,” or the “Miracle on Markham,” but Rory McIlroy’s response halfway through the final round of the British Open will stand for his defining moment until he crafts something better.

First Place

The Arkansas Bearcats seventh grade team finished in first place of the seventh grade bronze division in the HoopPlayUSA Nationals in Conway this weekend. They defeated the Texas Bulls 62-57 in the championship game. Players pictured are Mekel Kentle, Charles Harris, Kaleb Higgins, Javarious Brown, Jaden Crater, Jamarion Brown, Dewanje Hogan, Timquorian Johnson, Berkarion Black, Jamarcus Brown, Davion Graham, and Marquise Anderson. Also pictured is coach Brian Cal, team founders Jarrett Bell and Charles Woods; and staff Trenton Harris and Jordan Crater.

White Hall routs Rosston

WHITE HALL — Colby Donaldson hit two of White Hall’s home runs in the second inning as the host 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars scored 11 runs en route to a 13-1 victory over Rosston in four innings on Saturday night in the Little League state tournament.

Hit the Ground Running

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Devil’s Den houses the football coaches’ offices at Mississippi Valley State and is just adjacent to the expanding Rice-Totten Stadium. But new head coach Rick Comegy has spent very little time wondering when construction of the new press box or any other addition to the stadium will be completed.

Basic steps can ensure a safe ATV ride

I couldn’t even begin to count the number of children I have seen critically injured in all-terrain vehicle crashes in my 20-plus years as a surgeon at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. But I can tell you what I almost always hear from their parents: They wish their child had been wearing the right helmet or been better educated on how to ride the vehicle safely.

Seabrook rebounds, edges Northern in extras

Seabrook nearly cost itself a championship opportunity Monday night — giving up the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning — but rebounded in the top of the eighth with two runs to defeat Pine Bluff Northern 4-2 in extra innings in the Babe Ruth 15-year-old state tournament at Taylor Field.