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January 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Lady Dragons fall short at Fordyce

FORDYCE - A poor second quarter proved to be the downfall for Junction City's senior girls, who fell at Fordyce 58-46 on Monday. The Lady Dragons dropped to 9-10 overall and 1-2 in league play.

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Junction City slips through Fordyce

FORDYCE - JaRodney Tubbs scored 22 points and hit four crucial free throws as Junction City won at Fordyce 52-49 Monday night. The Dragons upped their record to 10-6 on the season.

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El Dorado records split with DeQueen

By Tony Burns Sports Editor El Dorado’s varsity boys never trailed Friday, blasting DeQueen 83-41 in a mercy-rule victory at Wildcat Arena. In varsity girls, the Lady Wildcats let a fourth-quarter lead slip away and fell short 46-43.

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Junction City, Parkers Chapel, Strong collect wins

News-Times Staff CROSSETT - Junction City used the one-two punch of Bryanna Raye and Jada Archie to collect a road win in Class 3A-4A District 12 action on Friday night, as the duo combined for 47 points to lead the Lady Dragons to a 69-56 win over Crossett.

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Razorbacks, Rebels to meet in SEC clash

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Though today’s SEC game is home instead of road where these Razorbacks wallow 0-3, it seems they still must play much better defense and shoot free throws with much better accuracy lest they suffer a similar fate against coach Andy Kennedy’s Ole Miss Rebels that they did Wednesday night at Florida.

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Strong knocks off Parkers Chapel

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - The combination of Dynasty Davis and solid defense proved to be the key to success for Strong on Thursday night, as the Lady Bulldogs knocked off Parkers Chapel 44-22 in a battle of Union County rivals.

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Split won't alter plans of gymnast

By Tony Burns Sports Editor According to an article on ESPN.com, USA Gymnastics announced Thursday that it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, a longtime training ground for the country's elite gymnasts and also a site where former national medical coordinator Larry Nassar sexually assaulted gymnasts.

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Razorbacks could be short-handed for Rebels

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas lost more than another SEC road game Wednesday night. The Razorbacks (12-6, 2-4 in the SEC) may have lost their two four-year seniors coming home for Saturday’s SEC game against the Ole Miss Rebels during their 88-73 loss in Gainesville, Fla., to the Florida Gators.

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Allen leads Florida past Arkansas 88-73

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — KeVaughn Allen ended a three-week shooting slump by scoring a season-high 28 points, reaching double figures for the first time in 2018, and Florida used a fast start to beat Arkansas 88-73 on Wednesday night.

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Road-weary Hogs to visit Gainesville

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - For an Arkansas Razorbacks team that is winless on the road in the SEC and desperate to atone for a rare conference loss in Walton Arena two games ago to LSU, Gainesville, Fla., is a tough place to start.

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Razorbacks looking to correct struggles on road in conference

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - As the two four-year seniors in Arkansas’ six-man senior class, North Little Rock High grad Anton Beard and Forrest City High grad Trey Thompson have played for Razorbacks teams that struggled on the road like this one, but also the 5-4 and 6-3 SEC road teams of 2015 and 2017 that went 27-9 and 26-10 overall.

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New Arkansas coordinators span generations

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - New Arkansas coach Chad Morris hired coordinators spanning generations. John Chavis, 61, and a defensive coaching icon who has coordinated SEC defenses at Tennessee, LSU, Texas A&M and now Arkansas, began his coaching career at Alabama A&M in 1980, five years before 31-year-old offensive coordinator Joe Craddock was born.

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