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JONESBORO — Jonesboro didn’t flinch when El Dorado took a 13-point lead midway through the third quarter of Friday night’s 6A-East conference opener at Cooksey-Johns Field.

JONESBORO — Cameron Scarlett threw three touchdown passes, each to a different receiver, and also ran for a score Friday night as Nettleton rolled past Batesville 26-7 in the 5A-East conference opener at Raider Field.

PARAGOULD — Valley View did all of its scoring in the first half Friday night to rout Paragould 35-6 in the 5A-East conference opener.

TRUMANN — Eli Evett scored on a 2-yard run in the second overtime Friday night to lift Trumann to a 20-17 victory over Westside in 4A-3 conference football.

JONESBORO — Natalie Supine recorded nine kills on a .727 hitting percentage as Valley View swept Highland 25-9, 25-8, 25-13 in 4A-Northeast volleyball Thursday.

JONESBORO — Seven home games, including a trio of in-state foes, dot the calendar for the 2021-22 non-conference schedule for the Arkansas State women’s basketball team.

JONESBORO — While Arkansas State was suffering through a seven-touchdown loss last Saturday, the Red Wolves’ next opponent was pushing a Power Five foe into the fourth quarter for the second consecutive week.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro opens 6A-East conference play tonight against an opponent that is viewed as a likely contender along with the Hurricane.

JONESBORO — Nettleton’s primary method of moving the football remains the running ability of quarterback Cameron Scarlett and running back Koby Bradley, who have combined for 701 yards rushing and eight touchdowns in the Raiders’ 3-0 start.

JONESBORO — Defending Class 4A state golf champions Valley View and Brookland are going back to the state tournament after earning the team titles Wednesday in the 4A-3 conference tournament at RidgePointe Country Club.

PARAGOULD — While the games Valley View won earlier this month won’t put the Blazers in the state football playoffs, those experiences might prove valuable when the score is close in 5A-East conference play.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro celebrated senior night Tuesday with a 25-8, 25-21, 25-19 sweep of Nettleton in 5A-East conference high school volleyball at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s depth chart before the first three games did not indicate a definite starter at quarterback, only that it would be James Blackman or Layne Hatcher.

JONESBORO — Five Valley View players had six or more kills Monday as the Lady Blazers defeated Westside 25-18, 25-17, 25-12 in 4A-Northeast volleyball at Blazer Arena.

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SEATTLE — Defensive issues surfaced again Saturday for Arkansas State as the Red Wolves ventured to the Pacific Northwest for their first road game of the season.

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JONESBORO — A holding penalty that nullified a go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter was only a temporary obstacle Friday night for Nettleton.

PIGGOTT — Marked Tree scored in all three phases of the game Friday night to defeat Piggott 44-24 in high school football.

LONOKE — Lonoke took the lead for good in the second quarter Friday night and went on to defeat Newport 29-20 in high school football.

TRUMANN — Five different players scoring rushing touchdowns Friday night for Trumann as the Wildcats routed Paragould 42-8.

JONESBORO — Elery Alexander says he never looks at the point spread. He knows when Arkansas State is considered the underdog, though.

BROOKLAND — Brookland won two close sets to finish a 25-19, 16-25, 25-23, 25-23 victory over Westside in 4A-Northeast volleyball Thursday.

JONESBORO — Seven home games, including the second home tournament since 1993-94, headline the Arkansas State men’s basketball non-conference schedule under fifth-year head coach Mike Balado.

BROOKLAND — Brookland’s rushing statistics were more in line with head coach Eric Munoz’s expectations in the Bearcats’ second game of the season.

JONESBORO — Valley View improved to 20-1 in boys’ high school golf Tuesday with victories over Highland and Westside at RidgePointe Country Club.

JONESBORO — Head coach Butch Jones took note of what he described as a lackluster Tuesday practice as Arkansas State prepared to play Memphis.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State scored more points in Saturday night's football game against Memphis than in any of its previous 59 meetings with the Tigers.

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JONESBORO — A running play seemed likely with Nettleton facing third and goal at the Mountain Home 3-yard line in the final minute of a tie game Friday night at Raider Field.

PARAGOULD — Christian Barber threw three touchdown passes Friday night as Greene County Tech rolled past Harrisburg 47-6.

WALNUT RIDGE — Kai Watson scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter, to lift Walnut Ridge to an 18-14 victory over East Poinsett County on Friday night.

BAUXITE — Eli Alcorn accounted for 243 yards of total offense Friday night to lead Newport to an 18-13 victory over Bauxite.

PARAGOULD — Connor Baker gained 165 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries Friday night as Pocahontas routed Paragould 45-21.

JONESBORO — Penalties aside, Nettleton coach Steven Hampton liked what he saw in the Raiders’ opening game two weeks ago.