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Hawkins keeps A-State alive

Arkansas State senior pitcher Chandler Hawkins goes through his windup during Thursday’s Sun Belt Conference tournament game against Georgia Southern in Troy, Ala. Hawkins pitched a career-high 7 2⁄3 innings and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts as the Red Wolves advanced with a 6-1 victory.

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By Dan McDonald, Special to The Sun

TROY, Ala. — Arkansas State knew it needed a big effort to keep its season alive, but the Red Wolves also knew they were facing the Sun Belt Conference's most free-swinging team.

With that knowledge, there was . . . more »


Lady Rams aim for 5A state title

Paragould head coach Bill Schatzley talks to his players during Monday’s state softball semifinal against White Hall in Hot Springs. The Lady Rams play Vilonia today for the state championship in Fayetteville.

Cole Turbeville | Paxton News Bureau

By Cole Turbeville, Paxton News Bureau

PARAGOULD — The Paragould Lady Rams will look to make history in Fayetteville today, chasing the program's first state softball title. The Lady Rams will take on Vilonia in the Class 5A state finals at 12:30 p.m. at Bogle . . . more »


Harrisburg’s Sharp signs with WBC

By Ben Cowens, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — About 10 years ago, "On the Front Row with Budro" served as a vehicle to jumpstart Arizona Sharp's baseball career.

On Thursday morning Sharp held a signing ceremony with Williams Baptist College on the very same . . . more »


Mickelson, Manley lead Westside award winners

JONESBORO — Chase Mickelson and Madison Manley won the John E. Hill Award as Westside's top male and female senior athletes during the school's athletic banquet Sunday at Arkansas State University's Centennial Hall.

Mickelson was also recognized as al . . . more »


A-State qualifies 16 for NCAA West prelims

AUSTIN, Texas — Entrants for the NCAA West Preliminary Championships were finalized Thursday and the Arkansas State University track and field program will send 11 men and five women to the May 28-30 meet at the University of Texas.

"We've got a great group . . . more »


Carr 13th in state decathlon

CABOT — Westside senior Michael Carr finished 13th out of 73 competitors in the Arkansas high school decathlon Thursday.

Carr finished with 5,095 points in the decathlon, which is a two-day, 10-event competition. The four-time Class 4A state pole vault champion . . . more »