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Henry, Raiders eager to battle Batesville

Nettleton senior quarterback Deondre Henry has passed for 713 yards and 10 touchdowns so far this year. Henry and the Raiders will try to break a 16-year losing streak against Batesville at home on Friday in their 5A-East conference opener.

Cory Clark | The Sun

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — Nettleton senior quarterback Deondre Henry knows all about the streak. For 16 straight seasons, Batesville has beaten the Raiders on the football field.

Henry and the rest of the Raiders are eager to put . . . more »


Blazers' Snell expands running style

Valley View running back Ryder Snell (left) carries the football for a big gain during the Blazers’ season opener against the Searcy Lions on Sept. 1 at Central Dealership Stadium. Snell, a senior, leads the Blazers into their 5A-East conference opener Friday at Paragould.

Special to The Sun | Suzhannah Dolle

By Matthew V. Roberson, Sun staff writer

JONESBORO — Ryder Snell has never been afraid of a little contact.

If anything, he embraces the occasional head-to-head confrontation. But Snell, a senior at Valley View, has added a different dimension to his arsenal . . . more »


Hungry Warriors ready for league play

By Cory Clark, Sun Staff Writer

JONESBORO — If Westside wants to start 4A-3 conference play 1-0, the Warriors will have to accomplish a feat no team in school history has ever achieved.

The Warriors will have to beat Highland on its home field Friday to . . . more »


Cards support Weaver with 3 homers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Matheny enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals' best all-around game in a while so much, he wouldn't mind seeing a replay.

"I'll go rewatch it," Matheny said after the 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. "Good starting pitching, clean . . . more »