Category Archives: Sports

Former J.C. basketball star still making news

James Anderson, the former Junction City High School basketball standout, on Thursday was named to the USA Men’s World University Games Team. He will be a junior this year at Oklahoma State University. At the tryouts Anderson competed with basketball … Continue reading

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Interviewing a legend

Photo by News-Times photographer Larry Singer. Me interviewing Barry Switzer. Only two men in the history of college and professional football have won a Super Bowl and a college national championship; one of them was in El Dorado Thursday night. … Continue reading

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I’ll be there tonight

I can’t wait. I grew up idolizing the Cowboys, Switzer and Jimmy Johnson.

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The voice of football to retire

It’s a sad day for me. John Madden is to football what the State of Liberty is to the United States. The man is football. I remember during the Cowboys heyday listening to Madden and Pat Summerall (another football great) … Continue reading

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Head football Hog coming to El Dorado

University of Arkansas Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino will be available for a 15-minute group interview session at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 26 at the El Dorado Golf and Country Club. Petrino will be in town as part of the … Continue reading

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Hogs upend Texas

I’m still enjoying the 67-61 win last night over Texas. Our basketball team looks legitimate this season — for once. Not since Nolan Richardson has “Hog Ball” been played so sweet. Woo Pig!

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Congratulations to the Junction City Dragons for their 10-8 victory over Des Arc Saturday in the state 2-A title game. The game was won off the foot of Darius Dixon, whose 26-yard field goal sealed the deal for the Dragons. … Continue reading

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Congrats and good luck to Dragons

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GO HOGS GO! — UPDATE

** UPDATE ** I’m not sure why, but there always seems to be a bit of magic when the Hogs play LSU. A 31-30 win sure looks good today. What a game! The season may be over, but at least … Continue reading

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Yankee stadium farewell

I’ve never been a huge baseball fan, but I know enough to recognize a momentous occasion in the sport when I see it. The New York Yankees are saying goodbye to their old stadium in the Bronx. Out with the … Continue reading

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OK, I know this isn’t a sports blog, and I swear I won’t make this a habit, but did you see that game last night? Whew. Former Hog Felix Jones ran more than 95 yards for a touchdown. He’s gonna … Continue reading

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An entertainment escape

Cowboys and Eagles battle on Monday Night Football tonight. It’ll be a good one. Having grown up near Dallas, I have to say, How ‘Bout Them Cowboys! Kick off at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN. By the way, the Boys are … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike cancels Hog game at Austin

From the UofA press office: FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas-Texas football game scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin has been postponed due to the weekend forecast of severe weather in Austin and … Continue reading

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Former Hog arrested

According to the Washington County, Ark., Sheriff’s Department, former Razorback and current Jacksonville Jaguar Matt Jones has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. Jones, 25, had been one of the most athletic and spirited Razorback quarterbacks in … Continue reading

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In case you hadn’t heard

I, for one, am glad the Lakers went down. Click here for more.

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