February 24, 2018

It’s Friday morning.

National Park College sophomore Pierre Adair drags himself out of bed, ready for a full day ahead. After kissing his fiancé, Courtney, and his children goodbye, the 30-year-old puts in a full day’s work at his construction job. Just as soon as he’s finished creating the buildings of the future, Adair is back in his car and on his way to Hot Springs to build on his education and to lay the groundwork for central Arkansas’ newest basketball team.

After practice, Adair mak...

January 5, 2018

For the second time in as many match-ups, it took National Park College and Champion Christian College two overtime periods to settle the score in Hot Springs' newest and most-exciting athletic rivalry. 

This time, it was the Nighthawks who reigned victorious with a 113-106 win Tuesday at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs. 

In a game aptly dubbed the "Battle of Bathhouse Row," National Park opened the first half with four three-pointers, building a lead as large as 11 points. The Tigers...

December 21, 2017

A one-two punch from Mount Ida juniors Madison Smith and Julie Burke proved to be too much for Mountain Pine to overcome as the Lady Lions defeated the Lady Red Devils, 51-26, in Mountain Pine Wednesday night.  

The Lady Lions (1-2) burst out of the gate in the first quarter, dismantling Mountain Pine's defense early with Smith and Burke adding nine and six points, respectively. 

Thanks in part to six first-quarter points from senior Summer Godwin, the Lady Red Devils (3-7, 1-2 Class 7-2A West) ba...

December 21, 2017

A 21-0 run start sparked a dominant 75-21 victory for Mountain Pine Wednesday night, defeating Mount Ida and extending the team's winning streak to eight games. 

"What I wanted to do from the jump was come out, apply defensive pressure and establish our dominance from the gate," Mountain Pine head coach LaMont Page said. "Our goal is to hold every team we play under double figures every quarter. If we can execute a press like that every night, we'll be fine."

Red Devils senior Dafavioun...

December 17, 2017

Mountain Pine snapped a four-game losing streak in a big way Friday, utilizing a 21-point performance from senior Summer Godwin to down Magnet Cove, 50-33.

Despite some early foul trouble, the Lady Red Devils (3-6, 1-2 Class 7-2A) started strong, utilizing aggressive defense and taking advantage of Magnet Cove turnovers to build an 11-9 first-quarter lead and outscored the Lady Panthers, 17-5, in the second quarter, to take a 28-14 lead into halftime.

Out of the break, the Lady Red Devil...

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