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NORFOLK, Va. — Another close game slipped away from Arkansas State in Saturday's Sun Belt Conference opener.

CABOT — Four different Cabot players scored a rushing touchdown Friday night as the fourth-ranked Panthers rolled past Jonesboro 37-6 in the 7A-Central conference opener for both teams.

BATESVILLE — Batesville's Jaiden Henderson returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown as time expired Friday night to give the Pioneers a stunning 34-28 victory over Nettleton in the 5A-East football opener for both teams.

JONESBORO — Valley View began 5A-East conference play Friday night with a 42-0 victory over Paragould on Homecoming at Central Dealerships Stadium.

JONESBORO — Trumann scored three touchdowns in the first 20 minutes of Friday's game and went on to beat Westside 34-8 in the 4A-3 conference opener for both teams at Warrior Stadium.

JONESBORO — Valley View kept its 5A-East conference record perfect Thursday with a 25-7, 25-9, 25-11 sweep of Searcy in high school volleyball.

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State Lettermen’s Club will induct four new members into A-State’s Hall of Honor during its annual banquet Friday, Oct. 7, at the Woodard McAlister Family Club inside the Johnny Allison Tower of Centennial Bank Stadium.

JONESBORO — Nettleton head coach Steven Hampton thought his team needed an open date last week after three hard-fought non-conference games.

CONWAY — Defending 6A-Central conference champion Conway defeated Jonesboro 25-13, 25-18, 25-23 Tuesday in high school volleyball.

JONESBORO — Westside’s Bobby Engle and Trumann’s Randy Phillips anticipate a wide-open race in the 4A-3 conference as the league’s eight members scramble for five state playoff berths.

BATESVILLE — Valley View’s Peyton Ellis shot 71 for medalist honors Tuesday as the Blazers edged Searcy by five strokes to win the 5A-East conference boys’ high school golf championship at Eagle Mountain.

JONESBORO — Few players in the Football Bowl Subdivision have produced more all-purpose yards than Arkansas State senior running back Johnnie Lang Jr. through three weeks of the 2022 season.

TRUMANN — Lanie Welch compiled a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs Monday to help Westside defeat Trumann 25-18, 25-18, 25-18 in 4A-Northeast conference high school volleyball.

HEBER SPRINGS — Alexander Lindley threw two touchdown passes and Parker Brown scored two rushing touchdowns Friday night to give Heber Springs a 28-13 victory over Westside.

JONESBORO — Like most of his teammates, Arkansas State offensive tackle Makilan Thomas has little to no experience against the Memphis Tigers.

BROOKLAND — Evan Polsgrove and Maddie Smith recorded 12 and 11 kills, respectively, as Brookland swept Westside 25-17, 25-12, 25-22 in 4A-Northeast conference high school volleyball Thursday night.

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JONESBORO — Jonesboro only needed a few yards to get away from its end zone and run out the clock late in the fourth quarter Friday night at Cooksey-Johns Field.

JONESBORO — Hope Huckabee was 14-of-15 serving with 12 kills, eight digs and four blocks Tuesday as Jonesboro swept North Little Rock 25-17, 25-22, 25-15 in 6A-Central conference high school volleyball.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State started last Saturday’s game strongly enough to stay within eight points of third-ranked Ohio State 10 minutes into the second quarter. The opening minutes of the second half were a different story, though.

WYNNE — Cassidi Campbell produced 11 kills and two solo blocks Monday to lead Wynne to a 28-26, 25-15, 25-16 victory over Jonesboro in high school volleyball.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — There was no need for an autopsy Saturday after the Arkansas State University football team’s 45-12 loss to third-ranked Ohio State.

JONESBORO — Nettleton refused to fade when Blytheville refused to fold Friday night at Raider Field.

WILSON — Carson Turley picked up a key first down with a fourth-down carry Friday night to help Valley View hold off Rivercrest 37-34 in high school football.

POCAHONTAS — Connor Baker accounted for six touchdowns and 316 yards of total offense Friday night to lead Pocahontas to a 47-28 victory over Brookland in non-conference football.

JONESBORO — Butch Jones hopes his youthful football team can block out what he described as "clutter and distractions" this afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.

BROOKLAND — Brookland scored 10 points in the first six-plus minutes of last Friday’s game against Gosnell, but only managed seven the remainder of the night as the visiting Pirates rallied for a 28-17 victory. Fatigue was part of the Bearcats’ problem as the game progressed, first-year head…

JONESBORO — Valley View played defense like a different team last Friday, which the Blazers were to a degree.

JONESBORO — Head coach Butch Jones likes having an opponent such as third-ranked Ohio State on Arkansas State’s football schedule, provided the Red Wolves’ non-conference slate has proper balance.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State's first play from scrimmage produced 17 yards, its first drive covered 70 yards to the end zone and the first quarter wrapped up with the Red Wolves leading by 16 points.

JONESBORO — Westside used big plays to reach the end zone during Friday's second half and found a way to keep Hoxie out when it mattered most.