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10th-Grade Bearcats

The 10th-grade Arkansas Bearcats finished second in the Elite Championship bracket of the HoopPlayUSA National Championships this past weekend. Team members include (pictured in no particular order): Darrian evans, Kewon Douglass, Wayne Rouse, Cameron Girey, Brandon Lowe, Ja’Quavis Russell, Keith Peterson, Chris Slater, Derrick Marks, Amare Thompson and Carl Smith Jr. Coaches are Danny Evans and Christian Smith. (Special to The Commercial)

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.

McKenzie, Bucher accomplish goal

During Friday’s modified shootout at the Harbor Oaks Golf Course, Star City native Cameron McKenzie leaned over and said, “If we can finish in second place, I will be happy.”

A tribute to my Willie

She never wore a frilly cap. She never wore a ruffled white apron over a black uniform with matching shoes because she wasn’t a real maid. Most of all, she was my babysitter and friend. She wore dresses she had sewn herself from feed sacks and navy felt house shoes when her feet ‘got to botherin.’ She was a heavyset woman with a large lap and bosom to cradle my head. She always smelled of Faultless Starch and I thought it was the best smell in the world. Her name was Willie Mae. And I loved her.

We mourn Israeli teens, but what about Americans?

Last week, the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who had been abducted and shot to death while hitchhiking were found in a field near Hebron. While Israel mourned their deaths, leaders in the United States offered their condolences and prayers. Senators and members of Congress took to Twitter and Facebook to mourn the deaths and to reaffirm their support for Israel. The boys’ names were reported nationally, and cable news extensively covered the incident. The president issued a statement.