With a bye week looming and the start of the playoffs coming in two weeks, Junction City has much to look forward to as it prepares to go for a third straight 2A state title.However, before the Dragons can begin to turn their attention towards that, they must contend with their 8-2A finale on Friday...
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Picture: Touchdown: El Dorado receiver Maketrion Shelton hauls in a touchdown reception over the outstretched arms of P...
Touchdown: El Dorado receiver Maketrion Shelton hauls in a touchdown reception over the outstretched arms of P...
When Benton opened the season with a 14-14 tie with rival Bryant, the question around Class 6A was, are the Panthers for real or was the result the product of an emotional cross-county season opener? Eight games into the season, there’s no longer a question. Benton is for real. El Dorado gets...
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After this evening, Smackover will know if it has obtained one of its chief goals.The Buckaroos hit the road to battle the McGehee Owls with the winner claiming the 6-3A league crown. So this qualifies as a big game, and Smackover coach Brian Strickland believes his squad is ready for the challenge....
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Picture: Looking at his options: Strong running back Isaiah Ellison (10) runs down the field while quarterback Javonte ...
Looking at his options: Strong running back Isaiah Ellison (10) runs down the field while quarterback Javonte ...
In many ways, the Strong Bulldogs are playing for nothing more than pride and to properly represent their school and community.Due to coach Craig O’Neal’s team being 3-5 overall and 2-4 against 8-2A opposition their chances of qualifying for the playoffs remain slim, even if they upset t...
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Although the playoffs officially start in two weeks, they begin tonight for Parkers Chapel.In search of their second straight trip to the postseason, the Trojans (2-5, 1-4) play host to Hermitage (2-5, 2-3) tonight in an 8-2A showdown that will go a long way towards determining the 8-2A’s No....
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Heading into their road contest this evening against Woodlawn, the Junction City Dragons are 7-0 overall and 6-0 against 8-2A opposition. Coach David Carpenter’s team hasn’t received a true challenge since their season-opening victory over Smackover.What Junction City has accomplished th...
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Directions to Benton are providedFor fans wishing to travel to tonight’s 6A-South contest between El Dorado and Benton, the El Dorado Athletic Department has offered the following directions.Take 167 to Sheridan and turn left on Highway No. 35. Stay on Highway No. 35 until in Benton.At the fir...
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  FAYETTEVILLE -  Though first in the nation, not to mention first in the SEC, the Mississippi State Bulldogs rank last in SEC pass defense, a media member told Arkansas Razorbacks offensive coordinator Jim Chaney Thursday.Really? Could have fooled him, said Chaney, preparing the off...
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HOOTENS.COM GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 7 Mount Ida at No. 3 GurdonThis is the 7-2A title game. Both teams are similar in styles, running first to set up the pass. Mount Ida juniors Cody Robertson and Austin Hickman have rushed for 708 and 529 yards, respectively. Junior Jesse Lowery has produced 1,140 all-...
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Pictured are El Dorado's purple fifth and sixth pee wee Cats, who went undefeated on their way to capturing the second annual Warren Harshaw Pee Wee Football Classic earlier this month. Pictured in the front row from left to right are: Jatavion Russell, McKenzie Pate, Jackie Washington, Landyn Harri...
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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.James, who returned to the Cavs and his native Ohio this summer af...
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FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Charleston has spent most of the season as the team to beat in Class 3A.Led by standout quarterback Ty Storey, the top-ranked Tigers (8-0) will have a perfect opportunity to prove their spot among the state championship contenders when they host defending Class 4A champion...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.Florida State overcame a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straigh...
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Picture: Giants win title: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansa...
Giants win title: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansa...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.James Shields, Nori Aoki and Jason Frasor of the AL c...
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Picture: Rivalry renewed: At left, in an Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls a p...
Rivalry renewed: At left, in an Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls a p...
DENVER (AP) — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001.Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start...
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LITTLE ROCK – Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission earlier this month approved a budget increase for the Coal Pile Habitat Restoration project in Desha County. The project is located along the Arkansas River and is a popular backwater fishing area.The $70,000 increase comes...
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By The Arkansas Game & Fish CommissionSouth-Central ArkansasOuachita River Oxbows(Updated 9-17-2014) Jaret Rushing said the cool front that moved through slowed the fishing down. Bass, crappie and bream all slowed, but should move into their fall patterns and begin moving to shallower water and...
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