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Gibson, Pappas charge to front of Big 'I'


Matthew V. Roberson | The Sun

Devyn Pappas sends a shot toward the hole during Thursday’s first round of the Trusted Choice Big “I” state qualifier at RidgePointe Country Club. Pappas, a Valley View High School standout, fired a 67 Thursday and is in third place, two strokes behind leader Wil Gibson of Jonesboro.

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Devyn Pappas doesn't want a repeat of last year. So he took some preventative measures on Thursday.

Pappas fired a 6-under-par 67 and is two strokes off the pace set by leader Wil Gibson during . . .


Burnside planning to play for Arkansas


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Former Paragould High School star Braxton Burnside is transferring from Missouri to Arkansas for her final two seasons of college softball.

By Cole Turbeville, Paxton News Bureau

PARAGOULD — Braxton Burnside is heading to The Hill.

After spending the first two years of her college softball career at Missouri, the former Paragould standout announced her decision to transfer to the University of . . .


Brewers beat error-prone Cardinals 11-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brent Suter turned a quick mistake into a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The left-hander pitched seven strong innings, Manny Pina homered and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on a season-high four errors by St. Louis in an 11-3 victory . . .


Grizzlies draft Jackson with fourth overall pick

MEMPHIS (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. is so excited about heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft that he doesn't care where he plays.

"It could be the 5, the 4, the 3, the 2, the 1," Jackson said Thursday night in a conference . . .