It’s that time of year.
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DUMAS, Texas — White Hall appeared to run into a buzz saw on Monday in the winners’ bracket final of the Babe Ruth 13-15 Year Old Southwest Regional tournament.
FORT SMITH — To a round of cheers, the Fort Smith School Board voted 7-0 to retire Southside High School’s Rebel mascot and “Dixie” fight song Monday night.
HOT SPRINGS — Just in time to promote Oaklawn Park’s generous upgrade to purses for the races leading up to the Arkansas Derby, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to racing this weekend.
The Pine Bluff Sharks went to Warren for the South Arkansas Swimming Association championship meet and returned home with several individual honors, as well as first place overall in the small team division.
DUMAS, Texas — For one inning Ray Harbison might have thought the first-round bye his White Hall baseball team received in the Babe Ruth 13-15 Year Old Southwest Regional was a curse as opposed to a blessing.
LITTLE ROCK — Weighing the yeas and nays of a roundtrip to Fayetteville, the request for media credentials for Arkansas’ Sept. 5 season opener is on hold.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football practice is still just over two weeks away. The season doesn’t begin for another month after that. In an effort to make the time pass more quickly we continue our series of counting down the 25 most important players to the Razorbacks success this season.
The Pine Bluff American-Eastern softball team finished runner-up in the second annual Searcy Classic this past weekend. Pine Bluff defeated Ozark, 7-5, in the semifinals to advance to the championship game with Khylah Cross’ two-run double, securing the victory. Sh’Lanyna Lawson pitched a complete game to earn the win. Aryah Turner collected two hits to lead the team at the plate. Talah Hunter, Allison Jackson and Lawson chipped in with a hit apiece. Pine Bluff lost 6-4 against Ozark in a winner-take-all championship game. Ta’Kia Jackson paced Pine Bluff at the plate with two hits. Amiya Helloms, Sushma Dadlani and Sydney Fooster chipped in with one hit each. The tourney served as a warm-up for Pine Bluff as it will compete in the Little League Softball 11-12 year old Southwest Regional on July 31-Aug. 5 in Waco, Texas. Pictured are; front row from left, Kemya Edgerton, Jaden Justiss, Dadlani, Cross and Helloms; back row, coach Carl Jackson, Hunter, Ta’Kia Jackson, Lawson, Allison Jackson, Turner, Fooster and manager Dedrick Cross. (Special to The Commercial)