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State Champions

White Hall took home the 15-year-old Junior Babe Ruth South Arkansas state tournament championship after winning seven straight elimination games. The team defeated McGehee twice on Wednesday to win the tourney, which was played in Camden. White Hall will travel to Dumas, Texas, to play in the Southwest Regional tournament, beginning on Friday, July 24. Those pictured are: front row (from left), Walker Bailey, Zach Harbison, Remington Curtis, Tyler Greer, Bryce Kincaid, Carson Alexander and Sam West; and back row, coach Chris Dennis, coach Bob Bailey, Garrett Dennis, Ryan Ruff, Dutton Day, Layne Hartsfield, Colby Bayird and manager Ray Harbison. (Special to The Commercial)

Cats vs. Dogs Again: Bulldogs close out Goblins

JACKSONVILLE – It will be a showdown between two Jefferson County teams in the semifinals of the 5A state tournament as White Hall survived a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh inning en route to a 5-2 win over Harrison on Saturday at Hickingbotham Field.

Archer rallies Bulldogs past Warriors

JACKSONVILLE — Senior Justin Archer hit a two-out single in the top of the seventh inning, that plated three runs as the White Hall Bulldogs defeated Little Rock Christian 6-3 in the first round of the 5A state tournament at Shireman Field on Friday.