JONESBORO — A couple of close sets went Brookland’s way Thursday as the Lady Bearcats defeated Westside 25-16, 25-23, 18-25, 25-23 in 4A-Northeast conference high school volleyball.

JONESBORO — Valley View finished few drives short of the end zone Friday night.

JONESBORO — Off-court concerns have proven more vexing this season than anything on the floor for Valley View volleyball coach Margie McGee.

BROOKLAND — Brookland closes its non-conference schedule Friday night against an opponent that has given a couple of the Bearcats’ new 5A-East football rivals plenty of trouble.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro’s volleyball winning streak reached 50 matches Tuesday night as the Lady Hurricane fought off a challenge from Marion for the 5A-East conference lead.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s 35-31 victory over Kansas State yielded some unlikely heroes along with the anticipated headliners for the Red Wolves.

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JONESBORO — Those familiar with Sun Belt Conference football already knew what Jonathan Adams Jr. can do.

JONESBORO — Hoxie put on another offensive display Friday night at Warrior Field.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Hurricane lost more than a football game Friday night at Cooksey-Johns Field.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s modern history with opponents from college football’s elite leagues began with Saturday’s foe.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro’s tour of the 7A-Central conference ends this evening with another opponent ranked among the state’s top 10.

Steven Hampton was fairly pleased with Nettleton’s offense last week at Pocahontas. He thought the Raiders’ defense played well, too, after yielding two early scores.

JONESBORO — Blake Anderson admits Arkansas State faces matchup issues in several positions as it prepares to play Kansas State, but there are some the Red Wolves’ seventh-year head coach considers to be in his team’s favor.

JONESBORO — Pass plays could be scarce Friday night at Warrior Field if Westside and Hoxie are able to play the way they prefer.

HIGHLAND — Abby Manley and Emma Scott finished with 11 kills each Tuesday as Westside swept Highland 25-16, 25-19, 26-24 in 4A-Northeast volleyball.

JONESBORO — Valley View’s defense passed its first test last week at Gosnell. Another exam awaits the Blazers on Friday as they make another trip to Mississippi County to take on Rivercrest.

JONESBORO — Logan Bonner and Layne Hatcher posted similar statistics Saturday night in Arkansas State’s 37-24 loss at Memphis.

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MEMPHIS – Memphis made the most of good field position during Saturday night's third quarter at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

JONESBORO — Nettleton held off West Memphis for a 25-22, 25-16, 24-26, 19-25, 17-15 victory in 5A-East volleyball Thursday night.

POCAHONTAS — Senior C.J. Palmer and sophomore Connor Baker combined for all five Pocahontas touchdowns Friday night, leading the Redskins to a 35-27 victory over Nettleton.

BROOKLAND — Westside won with what head coach Bobby Engle described as “our style of football” on Friday night.

JONESBORO — Blake Anderson was an assistant coach at North Carolina, and most of Arkansas State’s current players weren’t even in high school, the last time the Red Wolves played Memphis.

JONESBORO — Will Barre’ knew he would have opportunities to make big plays in Jonesboro’s season opener, just not so many.

Nettleton head coach Steven Hampton hopes his team’s defense won’t spend as much time on the field tonight against Pocahontas as it did when the teams met last season.

JONESBORO — While quarterback is the position that commands the most attention, it won’t be the only one where Arkansas State hopes to make good use of its depth this fall.

JONESBORO — Saraya Hewitt finished with nine kills and Taylor Abernathy added eight Tuesday to lead Jonesboro to a 25-8, 25-9, 25-13 sweep of Searcy in 5A-East volleyball.

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JONESBORO — Sean Cockrell figures the Valley View Blazers will need some time to answer the questions they have entering his seventh season as head football coach.

JONESBORO — Valley View improved to 3-0 overall and in 4A-Northeast conference volleyball Monday with a 25-6, 25-11, 25-9 sweep of Highland.

JONESBORO — Valley View’s Hunter Jowers fired a 4-under-par 67 Saturday to claim the individual championship in the boys’ division of the annual Hurricane Classic high school golf tournament at Jonesboro Country Club.

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JONESBORO — The calendar has turned to a page that, to Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, seemingly took forever to arrive.

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TRUMANN — Reese Owens pounded out 14 kills and added six digs Thursday to lead Valley View to a 25-10, 25-11, 25-14 sweep of Trumann in 4A-Northeast conference volleyball.

JONESBORO — Friday night’s season opener against Blytheville seemed more like a 5A-East conference game to Nettleton head coach Steven Hampton, and with good reason.