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Volleyball teams adjust to new district format

Valley View’s Gia Tricarico (right) and teammate Abbi McGee chase a loose ball during Thursday’s match against Jonesboro at Blazer Gym. This season, Jonesboro and Valley View are in the same combined classification district for regular-season play.

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By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — The new high school volleyball season has brought plenty of changes.

With 2016 being a reclassification year, some teams in the area have moved up or down a classification while everyone is playing in . . . more »


Anderson talks up Red Wolves

Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson demonstrates how to place a bid Thursday before the live auction at the Touchdown Club Banquet in the Convocation Center.

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By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Arkansas State took a more hands-on approach to its Touchdown Club banquet.

After years of inviting guest speakers to its annual banquet to help kick off football season, ASU decided to keep the . . . more »


A-State volleyball opens with sweep

FORT WORTH, Texas — Arkansas State opened its volleyball season Friday with a 25-19, 25-15, 25-16 sweep of Northwestern State in the TCU Invitational.

The Red Wolves hit .316 and held the Lady Demons (0-2) to a .042 attacking percentage. Senior setter Mall . . . more »


Cook makes cut in Web.com tourney

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. — Austin Cook fired a 2-under-par 69 Friday to make the cut in the Web.com Portland Open on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club's Witch Hollow course.

Cook, a former Jonesboro High School and University of Arkansas golfer, recorded an even-par 71 in . . . more »