STAR CITY — Austin Powell’s teammates had already made the decision. They had committed nearly three weeks prior, but he was still technically undecided.
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The Arkansas Lady Cardinals won the Hoop Play National Championship in their first year of existence. The tournament was held the weekend of July 18-19 in Russellville. The team is comprised of eighth-, ninth- and 10th-graders from Watson Chapel, Pine Bluff, Dollarway, Jack Robey Junior High, Rison, Star City and Woodlawn. The Lady Cardinals lost their first game of the tourney to the Arkansas Sting by 15 points, and then defeated the Arkansas Chaos by 10. The team finished pool play with a 1-2 record after losing by five points to the Tennessee Team Dez. In bracket play, the Lady Cardinals knocked off the Arkansas Storm, 36-24. In the semifinals, edged out the Arkansas Hoyas, 39-35. The Lady Cardinals won a defensive battle with the Arkansas Intensity, 27-26, to win the championship. Those pictured are, first row from left, head coach Yolanda Scott, Amber Witherspoon, Kyamber Jackson, Kyaira Jackson and Jada Anderson; second row, Tymesha Cole, Sarah J. Linsy, Sana Ragland, Kierrie Brice, T’aja Williams and Kyaira Brice. Coaches Demetrice Nelson, left, and Charles Witherspoon are in the back row.
FAYETTEVILLE — The ex-girlfriend of an Arkansas basketball player who told police he knocked her to the ground at a Fayetteville night club said Wednesday she does not plan to press charges.
RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas-Monticello football team has been predicted to finish ninth during the 2015 season, according to the Great American Conference preseason coaches poll released on Tuesday.
FAYETTEVILLE — One of three Razorbacks basketball players arrested last week on forgery charges has been linked to two possible assaults near the University of Arkansas campus.
DUMAS, Texas — A comeback bid by White Hall came up just short as the team got bounced from the Babe Ruth 13-15 Year Old Southwest Regional tournament on Tuesday.
It’s that time of year.
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.