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February 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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West Side Christian advances to finals

By Tony Burns Sports Editor West Side Christian will play in both championship games today at the Warrior Center in the AACS South District Tournament. The Warriors beat Hope’s Garrett Memorial 64-51 in one semifinal on Friday.

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Arkansas falls to Tennessee

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Some very good to great SEC women’s basketball teams have trounced the Arkansas Razorbacks women this season.

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Perimeter defense key for Razorbacks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Traditionally the Vanderbilt Commodores would be the SEC’s most feared men’s basketball team shooting a game of H-O-R-S-E.

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McKinney, Wilson eager to make return

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Not completely healthy even while earning All-SEC honors pitching for the 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks, and so plagued by a hip injury in 2016 and redshirting in 2017 after Tommy John elbow surgery, Keaton McKinney is proving himself fit again.

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Strong ends regular season with sweep

News-Times Staff STRONG - Dynasty Davis scored 22 of her 28 points in the second half, as Strong closed out the regular season with a 52-30 win over Rison in Class 1A-2A District 16 action on Thursday night. In the nightcap, the Bulldogs finished off a sweep of the Wildcats with an 82-66 victory.

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El Dorado standouts finalize college plans

By Tony Burns Sports Editor El Dorado’s Terry Hampton missed his entire senior season of football due to a knee injury. But, the talented defensive lineman highlighted the college football signing day Wednesday when he officially signed a scholarship to play at Arkansas State University. Hampton led a talented class of Wildcats, who signed to play collegiate football, joining Taliq Ellis (OBU), Kentravious Moore (OBU), Mon-Tré Marshall (Henderson State), Denzel Walter (Henderson State) and Tyrek Rucks (SAU).

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Strong’s Smith signs with Henderson State

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff Trey Smith spent much of his senior season wreaking havoc in opposing backfields. Thanks to that ability to disrupt offenses, the Strong standout will get the opportunity to continue his career at the collegiate level. On Wednesday, Smith signed with Henderson State.

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Junction City’s Frazier signs with Arkansas-Monticello

By Jason Avery News-Times Staff In 2017, Junction City’s warp-speed offense generated over 6,000 yards of total offense and scored 637 points. As a member of the Dragons’ offensive line, Noreaga Frazier played a pivotal role in Junction City’s success, and he will be getting the opportunity to further his career at the collegiate level. On Wednesday, Frazier signed with Arkansas-Monticello.

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Morris pleased with additions to recruiting class

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - Even if he had more time to recruit them, the eight players he added with Wednesday’s start of the February signing period and the eight he signed in the Dec. 20 early signing period would be a recruiting class he wanted to sign, new Arkansas coach Chad Morris said Wednesday.

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Junction City, Smackover split conference games

By Tony Burns Sports Editor JUNCTION CITY - Sharnes McGhee scored 26 points Tuesday to lead Smackover’s varsity girls past Junction City 56-50 in overtime. The Lady Dragons converted on just 14-of-39 at the free throw line in the loss.

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Trojans split with Cougars

News-Times Staff PARKERS CHAPEL - Parkers Chapel concluded their respective regular seasons on Tuesday night by splitting with Lafayette County in Class 1A-2A District 15 play.

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Arkansas ready for football additions

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - At least six recruits are expected to sign with the Arkansas Razorbacks in today’s start of the national signing period and join the eight signed during the December early signing period as new coach Chad Morris’ Razorbacks’ football newcomers class of 2018.

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Razorbacks down Gamecocks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - On an icy Tuesday night in Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas Razorbacks rediscovered their basketball footing to stop a two-game losing skid and extend the South Carolina Gamecocks skidding to a fourth straight defeat.

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Hogs to host Gamecocks

By Nate Allen Special to the News-Times FAYETTEVILLE - An Arkansas Razorbacks team bedeviled the last two games by opponents shooting them to bits with sprees of threes can’t afford defensively to overcompensate outside against South Carolina tonight.

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