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All Stars named

Pictured above are memberd of the White Hall Jr. Babe Ruth All Star team. They are (bottom row, left to right, Bailey Smith, John Wesley Shelton, Chase Bryan, Garrett Blaylock, Jordan Gober and Caleb Carr; (top row, left to right) manager Bruce Chavis, coach Chris Bryan, Gavin Bailey, Chris Castaneda, Antoine Luster, Cade Canada, Dutton Day, Jared Chavis and coach Skip Carr.

Wingstop, PBNB eliminated

NASHVILLE, Ark. — A couple of one-run losses eliminated American Legion teams Pine Bluff National Bank and Wingstop from their respective Dixie Baseball state tournaments Sunday.

Smart Dodge escapes jam, wins

WHITE HALL – Daniel Sprinkle pitched a complete game and the Smart Dodge American Legion baseball team escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh as it defeated Sylvan Hills 6-4 Friday night at the White Hall High School baseball field.

Local man places in fishing tournament

RUSSELLVILLE – Josh Hilton of Clarksville weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Arkie Division event on Lake Dardanelle. For his victory, Hilton earned $3,289. "I pre-fished every morning before work for a week for this tournament," said Hilton. "I had to be to work by 8:15 a.m. , so got up and fished from 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. making a 20-mile run up the river. I thought I was onto something, and then they dropped the water level by two feet. "I started in the area that I found during practice, but by 11 a.m. I only had five little ones, so I decided to fish my way back down the river. I pulled into an area with half an hour left in the tournament and caught all the fish I weighed in about 10 minutes. They were stacked and ready to eat." According to Hilton, his honey hole was near the Illinois Bayou. It was a ledge where the bass were schooling and chasing baitfish. "I guess all they needed was for the sun to come out to start biting. "It's an area I have never fished before in my life," Hilton went on to say. "I spotted it one morning crossing the bridge. Between my co-angler and I we must have caught about 15 keepers. I was able to cull seven or eight times. It all just happened so fast. It was a good day of fishing." Hilton said that he was fishing with 10-inch worms, football jigs and topwater baits to catch his fish. Rounding out the top 10 pros were: 2 nd : Bradley Lequieu, Little Rock, Ark., five bass, 17-15, $1,644 3 rd : Steven Powell, Dardanelle, Ark., five bass, 17-7, $1,097 4 th : Kirk Warren, Russelville, Ark., five bass, 17-5, $767