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JONESBORO — Looking to build on the momentum from the most successful season in school history for both the men’s and women’s teams, Arkansas State cross country released their 2020 schedule on Tuesday.

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PARAGOULD — Pioneer baseball has been hitting the recruiting trail hard over the past few weeks, paying off with the addition of two utility players who can also spend time as pitchers.

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BALTIMORE — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2 million signing bonus, well below the slot value of $7,789,900 assigned to the No. 2 overall pick.

Ryan Jones won $25,000 after hitting his first hole-in-one on the 17th hole at Ridgepointe Country Club during the Rumble on the Ridge 36 hole, 2-man scramble, held over the weekend in Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — The Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced Monday its 2019-20 All-American Scholars, and Arkansas State placed six student-athletes on the prestigious list to tie the third most in the nation among all NCAA and NAIA institutions.

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Tate Baumgartner, 4, takes a big swing during his T-ball game at Joe Mack Campbell park. He is the son of Todd and Kimberly Baumgartner of Jonesboro.

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PARAGOULD — Crowley’s Ridge College head golf coach Adam Meeker has added the first golfer to his 2020 signing class with Ector (Texas) High School’s Austin Earl.

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PARAGOULD — Crowley’s Ridge College announced Thursday Kayla Smart will suit up for Crowley Ridge College’s 2020 volleyball squad.

JONESBORO — Palm Beach State College forward Tim Holland Jr. has signed a grant-in-aid to join the 2020-21 roster, Arkansas State men’s basketball head coach Mike Balado announced Wednesday.

PARAGOULD — Head hoops coach Chris Perkins announced Tuesday the addition of three Arkansas athletes to the Crowley’s Ridge College program.

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Jonesboro brothers Tom and Eddie Morgan competed in a World Association of Bench Press and Dead Lift powerlifting contest in Broken Arrow on May 23.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High School graduates Madison Shelton and Clara Parker are the recipients of the 2020 Christy Rankin Memorial Tennis Scholarship.

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Chloe Amick of Jonesboro, is learning to fish, and this 6 pounder is her biggest one yet. With her is her boyfriend, Jackson Henderson of Wynne. The fish was caught in a pond near Wynne. Chloe is the daughter of Martha Wilhoite of Jonesboro. Chloe and Jackson will be sophomores at Bethel Uni…

PINE BLUFF — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Athletics will suspend its men’s and women’s tennis programs for the upcoming season.

CONWAY — The University of Central Bears had their 11th Major League Baseball draft pick in the past eight years on Thursday night when junior pitcher Gavin Stone got the call from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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PARAGOULD — Lady Pioneer head coach Jordan Malone announced Thursday the addition of two more local players to her 2021 roster at Crowley’s Ridge College.

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BATESVILLE — With the resignation of Milton Williams, who served as the head men’s and women’s track & field coach, Lyon College Director of Athletics Kevin Jenkins has named Adam Trausch as the new head coach of both programs.

Garrett Davis, 8, shows off the fish he caught while fishing with his grandparents, Rick and Pat Kirby of Jonesboro, on Lake Wapanocca in Crittenden County. He is the son of Jeff and Amanda Davis of Jonesboro.

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State baseball program announced Tuesday that the dates have been set and registration is now open for the 2020 Tommy Raffo baseball camps.

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JONESBORO — Thea Rice, a Hot Springs native who played two seasons at Arkansas, will transfer to Arkansas State and join the team this fall, women’s tennis head coach Kel Lange announced Monday.

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas announced Friday it will expand its policy of playing in-state universities in sports to include Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas.

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THE COLONY, Texas — In her first competition since the COVID-19 pandemic ended the collegiate season, sophomore Olivia Schmidt of the Arkansas State women’s golf team finished tied for 10th among amateurs at the Texas Women’s Open, held Tuesday through Thursday this week.

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FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas announced Friday it will expand its policy of playing in-state universities in sports to include Arkansas State University and the University of Central Arkansas.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State women’s bowling team members Julia Huren, Taylor Davis, Averi Brown and Montana Meyer received All-Academic recognition, the Southland Bowling League announced Wednesday.

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Sloane and Bennett Robertson, ages 8 and 5, enjoy fishing with their aunt, Donna Dillin, on a pond in South Jonesboro. They are the children of Mitchell and Holly Robertson of Jonesboro.

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MCKENZIE, Tenn. — The Bethel University Wildcat Baseball program signed Noah Hawkins of Valley View High School in Jonesboro on Thursday.

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PARAGOULD — K.J. Corder signed with Chris Parker’s Pioneers Friday, opting to continue his collegiate career at Crowley’s Ridge College after finishing his time at National Park (Mo.) College.

Noah Hawkins, a 2020 graduate of Valley View High School, signed Thursday with Bethel University. Pictured are, from left: Anna Hawkins, mother; Libby Hawkins, sister; Noah Hawkins; Ella Hawkins, sister; and Justin Hawkins, father.

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JONESBORO — Officials from the Disc Golf Pro Tour and the Professional Disc Golf Association have announced the plan to restart the 2020 DGPT Season, and it includes a new date for the Play It Again Sports Jonesboro Open.

NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference has solidified its football postseason opportunities for the next six seasons with five bowl tie-ins beginning with the 2020 season.

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Kara Fowler (and her lab, Poncho) of Jonesboro caught her first brown trout on Saturday in Cotter. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun and it may be published in The Sun.

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JONESBORO — While the season ended just prior to the start of the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, the USTFCCCA announced on Tuesday that Arkansas State’s Camryn Newton-Smith is among those earning Indoor All-American honors for the 2020 season.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State student-athletes shined in the classroom in the 2020 spring semester, leading to the best single academic semester in school history.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson has received a restructured contract extension that runs through 2023, according to a news release issued Friday.

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David Wyatt Jr., 15, of Jonesboro, displays a trout he caught while fishing in the White River. If you have an interesting photo of people doing activities in Northeast Arkansas, email it to cwessel@jonesborosun.com and it may be published in The Sun.

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HOXIE — Hoxie High School graduate Cassidy Clayton signed to play basketball with the Williams Baptist University Lady Eagles on Friday afternoon.

JONESBORO — Hunter Roper, a Jonesboro native and Valley View graduate who played her freshman season at Xavier, will transfer to Arkansas State and join the team this fall, women’s tennis head coach Kel Lange announced today.

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PARAGOULD — Head Coach Brad Phillips and Assistant Coach Jessica Segraves have signed three student-athletes as the newest members of the 2020-21 Lady Pioneer Women’s Basketball team – Travia Woodruff, Mickayla Smith, and Kiyuana Foster.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State men’s basketball head coach Mike Balado announced Thursday that guard Mario Fantina has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2020-21 season.