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Sylacauga knocks off Mountain Home to advance to play for championship

After defeating Pine Bluff Northern Monday night by a final of 8-3, Mountain Home advanced to the semifinals, where they would face off against Sylacauga, Ala. Heading into the match-up Tuesday evening, both teams knew it was either win or go home. Mountain Home held their own in the game, but Sylacauga outlasted them, winning by a final score of 8-5.

Pine Bluff Northern eliminates White Hall in a local showdown

In previous match ups this season, the White Hall All Stars have had the advantage over Pine Bluff Northern, defeating them twice in the state tournament. But Pine Bluff would get a chance to redeem themselves Monday morning, as they squared off with White Hall in an elimination game of the 2016 Babe Ruth Southwest Regional. Pine Bluff put the previous games behind them and came out with a win, beating White Hall 7-6.

Golden Lions picked to finish fifth in the Western Division

Recently, the Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2016 pre-season predictions, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Golden Lions didn’t fare well. Coming off of one of the worst seasons in Head Coach Monte Coleman’s tenure (2-9,1-8) the Golen Lions were picked to finish fifth in the Western Division.

Dishonoring our dutiful shepherds

In the wake of the Pine Bluff City Council’s decision to revoke any commendations for officers who participated in the standoff and justified killing of Monroe Isadore, some perspective is warranted. Despite an amazing transformation over the last three years, many people believe the PBPD is biased and broken. This decision is emblematic of those feelings.

The Golden Lions of the diamond finsih the regular with solid victory

Finishing the regular season off strongly is always the objective when heading into the post season. It’s also always better to send your seniors out with a win on senior day instead of a loss. The 2015-2016 Western Division champion UAPB Golden Lions did just that by knocking off the Alcorn State Braves in the regular season finale at the Torii Hunter Complex by a final score of 15-6.

Heart surgery patient may be depressed

Q. My husband had heart by-pass surgery two months ago and appears to be recovering well physically. However, he’s lost interest in most of his usual activities and complains frequently about being tired and depressed, and that is not improving at all. Could his depression be related to his heart surgery?

Dissapointing loss for Pine Bluff brings season to an end

Just as in basketball, the Pine Bluff High Zebras baseball team opened up the 2016 6A state tournament squaring off against the Mountain Home Blue Bombers. However, this time around the Bombers were the ones who were celebrating in the end. Mountain Home ended Pine Bluff’s hopes of a 6A title run by defeating the Zebras by a final score of 8-6.

UCA picks apart UAPB for unchallenged win

The last non-conference game of the regular season wasn’t very pleasing for the Golden Lions. Tuesday evening, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (20-23) hosted the University of Central Arkansas (22-23), and the Bears were able to jump out and stay on top of the Golden Lions to win by a final score of 9-0.

Tips for helping Mom feel less depressed

Q. My mother is in her late 80s. She is asking me to come home and live nearby because she is depressed. I’ve begged her to take medication, but she won’t. Although I’m divorced, I have a settled life in another state. I don’t want to relocate right now. What can I do at 55 to satisfy my mother and keep my own independence?

Body image

Body image. A topic fraught with danger! While I certainly don’t have the answers to deep-seated psychological issues, I’d like to — ever so gingerly — dip a toe into these waters.