June 16, 2018

When it comes to youth softball in Arkansas, few match the potential and versatility of Farmington native Ava “Tootie” Garcia. From state championships to national championships and everything in between, when the nine-year-old athlete steps on the field, everything she touches turns to gold. 

"Tootie loves softball more than anything," said coach and uncle Joel Garcia. "She started playing when she was five years old and she loves the challenge that it brings. She's a natural athlete a...

May 16, 2018

From the moment he picked up a baseball for the first time, everyone knew that there was something special about eight-year-old P.J. Powell. In just a few short years, the talented Marked Tree second grader has taken Northeast Arkansas by storm and is quickly making a name for himself on the national level.

"P.J. has always been really athletic," Patrick Powell Sr. said. "At four years old, he was playing baseball and looked like he had the hang of it. Each year, he's stuck with it and gotten bet...

April 27, 2018

Three Mountain Pine students will continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level--and they won't have to go far to do it.

On Friday, in the largest signing day in school history, Mountain Pine seniors Tyler Zander, Dafavioun Haywood and Tanay Tash inked their future, signing to play college basketball at National Park College and Champion Christian College, respectively. 

Tyler Zander signed with National Park College in Hot Springs and joins a Nighthawks squad that eagerly eyes its...

April 26, 2018

If you want to find one of the brightest basketball stars in Arkansas, look no further than Fort Smith, where eight-year-old Damonte "Bubba Spiro" Manion is tearing up the basketball court and drawing attention beyond the Natural State. 

“Damonte is, hands down, the best in the area and will soon be among some of the ranked in the country,” 42 Sports owner Allen Russell said. “He has played against some of the top second-grade teams in the country and did his thing.”

As a member of the Diamond Sta...

April 4, 2018

For the first time since 2007, Hot Springs and Fountain Lake will face off on the football field... but it's more than just a game.

On Tuesday, in a press conference at the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, representatives from both schools announced an action-packed event dubbed the First Security Bank Kickoff Classic, which will include competitive activities for more than 700 students between the two districts leading up to Garland County's first high school football game of the season on Thurs...

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