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Anderson satisfied with first spring drills

Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson observes a pass skeleton drill during Monday’s practice.

Kevin Turbeville | The Sun

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Blake Anderson is all about effort.

For the past five weeks, the new Arkansas State football coach has hustled his players onto the field, hustled them through rigorous drills and hustled them . . . more »


All-star basketball rosters set

Jonesboro boys' basketball coach Wes Swift (center) has been selected as head coach for the East All-Stars in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game to be played at Conway in June.

Rob Holt | The Sun

CONWAY — Four coaches and six players from The Sun circulation area have been selected to participate in the 59th annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball games in June.

Jonesboro coach Wes Swift is the head coach of the East boys' . . . more »


Bopp planning to sign with WKU

Paragould Daily Press

MARMADUKE — After graduation, Marmaduke High School basketball standout Sidnee Bopp is headed to the Bluegrass State.

Bopp, an all-state point guard who led Marmaduke to the Class 2A final four this season, confirmed Wednesday she has . . . more »


Area baseball roundup

Walnut Ridge 4, Sloan-Hendrix 2

IMBODEN — League champion Walnut Ridge completed its run through the 2A-2 baseball conference Wednesday, beating Sloan-Hendrix 4-2 behind Will Weir's complete-game pitching performance.

Weir (3-2) scattered eight hits, . . . more »


Area softball roundup

MARMADUKE — Buffalo Island Central wrapped up an outright 2A-3 softball conference title with a 9-7 victory over Marmaduke on Wednesday.

BIC (17-0, 14-0) finished the conference season with a perfect record and sent second-place Marmaduke to its second conf . . . more »


Blue Mountain signs Wright

PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech senior Nathan Wright signed a letter of intent Wednesday to continue playing baseball as a pitcher and first baseman at Blue Mountain College. . . . more »


Mineral Area signs GCT’s Crisher

PARAGOULD — Greene County Tech volleyball player Sonya Crisher went into her senior season with a new dedication to the sport. . . . more »


A-State golf team finishes ninth

SAUCIER, Miss. — Arkansas State finished ninth out of 10 teams in the Sun Belt Conference men's golf championships, shooting a combined 895 (302-299-294) over three days. . . . more »