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A-State short in historic shootout

Arkansas State quarterback Fredi Knighten (9) tries to elude Louisiana-Lafayette’s Remaine Douglas during Tuesday night’s game in Lafayette, La. Knighten accounted for 405 total yards and four touchdowns in ASU’s 55-40 loss to UL Lafayette.

Leslie Westbrook | The Daily Advertiser

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun sports writer

LAFAYETTE, La. — Arkansas State fell short in its showdown at Louisiana-Lafayette, but not without an offensive explosion of historic proportion.

Not since 1987 had ASU and its opponent combined for more . . . more »


ASU, Gamble top picks for SBC coaches

Arkansas State guard Aundrea Gamble, shown during last season’s Sun Belt Conference tournament final against Western Kentucky in New Orleans, was announced as the league’s Preseason Player of the Year on Wednesday.

Bill Haber | AP

JONESBORO — Arkansas State junior guard Aundrea Gamble was named the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Player of the Year and the Red Wolves were picked first in the preseason poll announced Wednesday morning.

Gamble and ASU senior guard Hanna Qedan were both named . . . more »


Pirates, Redskins fight it out for 4A-3 advantage

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

POCAHONTAS — Gosnell started the season with expectations of competing for a second straight 4A-3 conference championship. Pocahontas entered the season with a new head coach for the first time in 34 years.

Combined, the . . . more »


Best 7 Under The Sun football

By Cory Clark, Sun staff writer

1. Jonesboro (5-2, 3-1 7A/6A-East): Thanks to Wynne's loss to Batesville, a team Jonesboro has defeated, the Hurricane moves into the top spot in this week's Best 7. Jonesboro's only two losses this year have come against the . . . more »


Best 7 Under The Sun volleyball

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer

1. Valley View (25-6): A convincing sweep against Piggott on Tuesday (25-5, 25-16, 25-7) only solidifies Valley View's hold on the top spot in the rankings. The Lady Blazers have beaten the No. 2 team four times this season and . . . more »