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April 27, 2017
El Dorado News Times

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Trojans ready for postseason

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff EL DORADO - Perhaps it would be wise to expect the unexpected when the 7-2A East District Tournament opens today at Parkers Chapel.

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Arkansas to open series against Mississippi

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Whether surging with momentum after winning a 10-inning 6-5 thriller over the Kansas State Wildcats on a wild pitch in the 10th inning after little-used freshman reliever Jacob Kostyshock struck out one of K-State’s best hitters to end a scoreless 10th with the bases loaded, or exhausted from playing 10 innings then busing home in the rain to a 3 a.m. Fayetteville arrival, the Arkansas Razorbacks are scheduled to commence a three-game SEC West series with the Ole Miss Rebels tonight.

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El Dorado knocks off Magnolia

News-Times Staff EL DORADO - Senior Tristen Lewis legged out an infield single with two outs in the seventh to drive in the game-winning run Tuesday as El Dorado edged Magnolia 4-3 at the El Dorado Recreation Complex. The Lady Wildcats improved to 12-8 on the season.

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Magnolia downs El Dorado

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff EL DORADO - The last two days have been forgettable for El Dorado. A day after being held without a hit in a loss to Sheridan, Magnolia spoiled the Wildcats’ Senior Day by rolling to an 11-1 win on Tuesday in Class 5A-6A District 6 play.

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Phelps pitches PC past Junction City

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - Courtney Phelps set another milestone in her career at Parkers Chapel, as the senior surpassed 800 strikeouts in her career to lead the Lady Trojans to a 9-0 win over Junction City on Tuesday.

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Benton tops Lady Cats

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - Benton exploded for three second-half goals and pulled away to a 5-1 girls soccer victory over El Dorado Tuesday at the EHS Soccer Complex. The Lady Wildcats fell to 16-3 overall while the Lady Panthers improved to 12-5.

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Junction City downs Parkers Chapel

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - It would seem that if opponents don’t get to Keelan Hodge in the opening inning, they may not get to him at all. Six days after going the distance in a win at Smackover, Hodge combined with Joe Lowe and Logan Disotell on a one-hitter, as Junction City downed Parkers Chapel 11-1 in six innings in the regular season finale for both schools.

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Lady Wildcats cruise past Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS - El Dorado stole 15 bases in just four innings Monday in a 19-1 victory over Hot Springs in softball action. The Lady Wildats improved to 11-8 overall and 6-2 in league play.

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Razorbacks ready to take on Kansas State

By Nate Allen Special to News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - The Arkansas Razorbacks were minus key relief pitcher Dominic Taccolini while losing 2 of 3 in last weekend’s SEC West series at Auburn and they’ll be without Taccolini when they play the Kansas State Wildcats in a nonconference game tonight in Kansas City.

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El Dorado athletes earn All-Star status

EL DORADO - The Arkansas Activities Association released the selected participants for the Arkansas High All-Star Basketball Games, which will be played on the Central Arkansas campus in Conway during the summer. Three El Dorado athletes - Daniel Gafford, Czar Perry and Mekaylan Hicks were selected to play in the game. El Dorado boys coach Gary Simmons, who led the Wildcats to a 6A state runner-up season, will be an assistant coach.

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Lady Cats cruise past Hope 17-8

HOPE - El Dorado's softball team traveled to Hope on Friday and pounded out a 17-8 win over the Lady Bobcats. The Lady Wildcats improved to 10-8 overall and 5-2 in conference.

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Richard signs to run at SAU

By Tony Burns Sports Editor EL DORADO - Add up all the miles Chloee Richard has run while training in her career, the El Dorado senior could’ve run to Magnolia and back several times. All those miles added up to another trip to Magnolia as Richard signed to compete in cross country and track and field at Southern Arkansas University on Thursday.

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Smackover rips up Fordyce

News-Times Staff FORDYCE - Smackover sewed up a share of the 8-3A conference crown on Friday, as the Bucks banged out 13 hits en route to a 13-2 win over Fordyce.

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