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March 23, 2017
El Dorado News Times

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Arkansas knocks off New Orleans 5-2

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas sophomore catcher Grant Koch of Fayetteville doubled, homered, knocked in three runs and joined six Arkansas pitchers in throwing the Razorbacks past the University of New Orleans Privateers 5-2 before 2,262 in Wednesday night’s non-conference game at Baum Stadium.

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Area teams to compete in tourneys

News-Times Staff EL DORADO - With spring break winding down, local baseball teams are getting back into the swing of things by competing in tournaments across the state this weekend.

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Arkansas to host New Orleans

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - With last season’s ending 13-game losing streak as an indelible lesson learned from momentum lost, the Arkansas Razorbacks aim to lose nothing tonight against the University of New Orleans Privateers from last weekend’s three -game SEC sweep over Mississippi State before their next SEC series this Friday through Sunday at Missouri.

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Area girls earn All-State honors

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - The Arkansas Activities Association released its All-State basketball teams last week. Five Union County girls were honored, including El Dorado’s Mekaylan Hicks. Hicks was joined by Junction City’s Nikayla Fisher and Jyrezhia Nathan, Smackover’s Sharnes McGhee and Strong’s LaDasia Williams.

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Arkansas coach discusses controversial loss

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - About every team except those blown out exit the NCAA Tournament devastated by a referee’s call that the losing team and especially its fans deems controversial.

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Buckaroos beat St. Stephens & St. Agnes

ORLANDO, Fla. - Smackover's baseball team opened play Sunday in the Wide World of Sports Classic. The Buckaroos knocked off St. Stephens & St. Agnes School of Alexandria, Va., 9-5 and improved to 5-7 on the season.

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Eighth-inning rally lifts Junction City to victory

News-Times Staff JUNCTION CITY - It wasn't pretty, but Junction City will take it. After squandering an 8-2 lead, Joe Lowe's two-run single in the bottom of the eighth gave the Dragons a come-from-behind walk-off 10-9 win in extra innings over Hamburg in Class 3A-4A District 12 action on Friday.

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Moving on: Razorbacks top Pirates

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Arkansas did just enough in the final minute to push its way through the NCAA Tournament's first round — aided by a couple of eye-catching calls and noncalls by the officiating crew, too. Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 on Friday in the first round of the South Region.

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El Dorado hosts Oil Belt Relays

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - A huge 22-team field congregated at Memorial Stadium Thursday for the Oil Belt Relays, which lasted well into the night. At the end of a long day, Texarkana and Genoa Central emerged as the boys and girls champions, respectively.

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Rebounding could be key for Razorbacks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - It isn’t just last Sunday’s 82-65 SEC Tournament championship game loss to Kentucky from which the Arkansas Razorbacks must rebound today.

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Smackover rolls past Hamburg

News-Times Staff SMACKOVER - Smackover continued their outstanding start to the season on Wednesday by cruising to a 15-5 win over Hamburg in Class 3A-4A District 12 action. Mallory Brewer fired a five-hitter and struck out 12 for the Lady Bucks (12-2, 5-0), who stayed unbeaten in league play.

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