El Dorado News

May 27, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Arkansas pulls out of Puerto Rico Classic

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times ROGERS - Arkansas had been on the list of teams scheduled to play in the Puerto Rico Basketball Classic, but the Razorbacks no longer are headed there with the Classic still in limbo from facility damage wreaked by Hurricane Maria last September.

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Cinderella slipper fits for Downum

In sports, it’s called a Cinderella Story when an unlikely athlete comes out of nowhere to achieve things few thought were possible. The glass slipper fit Alexis Downum this past fall during the high school tennis season. Downum, a senior, was the No. 2 singles player at El Dorado. After missing a chunk of the season, she returned to the court after her second surgery and ended up earning All-State honors for the Lady Wildcats. Now, months later, the pride in what she accomplished hasn’t grown old.

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'I like to hit people'

Some believe sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. There’s also research that says, basically, sarcastic people are simply smarter than you. If asked, Meredith Coan would probably concur with the latter.

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Clark finishes in third place at heptathlon

CABOT - El Dorado’s Breya Clark finished third in the Arkansas Heptathlon Thursday. The junior scored 4,087 points in the two-day competition to finish behind Maumelle’s Claire Luallen (4,164) and Camden Fairview’s Tai’sheka Porchia (4,125). Sophomore LaDiamond Maker finished 17th in her first heptathlon, which featured 81 competitors.

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Arkansas to face DePaul in regional opener

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - As a first time national seed hosting their first-ever NCAA regional tournament, the nationally 13-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks women’s softball team completes today’s first round of the four-team double-elimination Fayetteville Regional at Bogle Park playing the Big East Tournament champion DePaul University Blue Demons, 35-15. Game time is set for 4 p.m.

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Speed Merchants

Trojans obliterate stolen base record in march to finals

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff In seasons past, Parkers Chapel coach Mark Looney had the luxury of having players who could change the game with one swing of the bat.

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Razorbacks seek series win against Bulldogs

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - An SEC West title and probably a national seed for NCAA Regionals dangle out there for the Arkansas Razorbacks to grasp in their final regular season three-game SEC series starting tonight in Athens, Ga., against the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Gilbert to play softball at North Arkansas College

Smackover senior Lexi Gilbert admitted she wasn’t sure if her dream of playing softball in college was realistic. But, sometimes dreams really do come true. Gilbert announced she will continue her softball career at North Arkansas College, a junior college located in Harrison.

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Clark sets sights on heptathlon

El Dorado’s Breya Clark finished 12th as a last-minute entry into the Arkansas High School Heptathlon last year. With a year to prepare, the junior believes she can do even better this year.

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