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IMBODEN — Cade Grisham scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Wednesday to lead Sloan-Hendrix to a 62-45 victory over Tuckerman in 2A-2 conference senior boys’ basketball.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State pitchers struggled to find the strike zone often enough last spring as the Red Wolves issued the most walks and had the worst team earned run average in the Sun Belt Conference.

IMBODEN — Shanley Williams scored 24 points on eight 3-pointers Wednesday as Tuckerman cruised past Sloan-Hendrix 58-32 in 2A-2 senior girls’ basketball.

PARAGOULD — Paragould High School senior Christian Cox is ready for any role on Lyon College’s offensive line.

MANILA — Three players scored in double figures Tuesday for Manila as the Lions edged Walnut Ridge 50-44 in a key 3A-3 conference game.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State is the team to beat in Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball going into this week’s games.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro had too much firepower for Nettleton even on a night when Hurricane head coach Wes Swift was disappointed in his team’s defense.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro coach Jodi Christenberry would rather not have senior point guard Ereauna Hardaway defend the opposition’s top scorer all over the court, given Hardaway’s responsibilities on offense, but sometimes she considers it a necessity.

LONOKE — Wynne erased a 17-0 deficit Tuesday night to defeat Lonoke 57-53 and take the 4A-5 conference lead in senior girls’ basketball.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier became a four-time winner this season when the Sun Belt Conference announced its Player of the Week in men’s basketball Tuesday.

TRUMANN — Kaydence Jones scored 20 points Monday night as Trumann defeated Valley View 44-37 for its fifth consecutive victory in 4A-3 conference senior girls’ basketball.

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JONESBORO — Jonesboro continued its winning ways in 5A-East conference boys' basketball Friday night before adding another out-of-state victory to its résumé Saturday afternoon.

BATESVILLE — Nettleton's Brandon Anderson drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night to give the Raiders a 67-64 victory over Batesville in 5A-East conference senior boys' basketball.

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Hurricane returned to the MaxPreps national high school basketball rankings Thursday, moving into the 50-team list at No. 47.

WEST MEMPHIS — Ereauna Hardaway scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack Tuesday night for Jonesboro as the Lady Hurricane cruised past West Memphis 51-32 in 5A-East conference senior girls’ basketball.

JONESBORO — Coach Mike Balado expects Arkansas State to have every available player in uniform tonight as the Red Wolves open a two-game home stand with Texas-Arlington.

JONESBORO — Destinee Rogers is eager to see how her team handles the challenge of playing away from home this week.

JONESBORO — Rising statistics and a growing string of Sun Belt Conference awards reflect Norchad Omier’s performance on the basketball court over the past month.

HOXIE — Cade Forrester and Mason Woodard scored 21 points each Monday night as Hoxie knocked off Walnut Ridge 63-52 in senior boys’ basketball, handing the Bobcats their first 3A-3 conference loss of the season.

JONESBORO — West Memphis opened the fourth quarter on an eight-point run and went on to defeat Nettleton 43-37 in 5A-East conference senior boys' basketball Friday night.

SOUTHSIDE — Blytheville outscored Southside 17-4 in the fourth quarter Thursday to seal a 50-32 victory in 4A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball, the 10th in a row for the Chickasaws.

JONESBORO — Jireh Washington’s late heroics Thursday night created an opportunity for Arkansas State to earn a weekend sweep this afternoon.

LITTLE ROCK — State tournament sites in several high school sports were determined Thursday through a vote by the Arkansas Activities Association Board of Directors.

PARAGOULD — Jonesboro defeated Paragould 74-43 in 5A-East conference senior boys’ basketball Tuesday, extending its winning streak to 28 games against in-state opponents.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State interim coach Destinee Rogers wouldn’t be surprised to see a few wrinkles from Appalachian State this evening.

PARAGOULD — Carson DeFries scored 21 points on seven 3-point baskets Tuesday to lead Paragould to a 50-43 victory over Jonesboro in 5A-East conference senior girls’ basketball.

JONESBORO — A rivalry that had been controlled by Valley View in recent seasons went Westside’s way Tuesday night at Blazer Arena.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State swept the weekly Sun Belt Conference basketball honors Tuesday, Norchad Omier winning the men’s player of the week award for the third time in four weeks and Keya Patton earning women’s player of the week honors.

PARAGOULD — David Gunn, a former Arkansas State University assistant football coach who has more than three decades of experience in athletics, was hired Monday night by the Paragould School District as its new school improvement specialist, head football coach and district boys and girls at…

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JONESBORO — Trailing by one point late in Monday’s game at Blazer Arena, Westside patiently moved the ball around the court for nearly a minute in search of the right shot.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock won’t play this week and, barring a chance meeting in the conference tournament in March, won’t meet again as Sun Belt Conference rivals in men’s basketball.

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BLYTHEVILLE — Tyree Jackson scored 17 points and Rashaud Marshall added 14 Monday to lead Blytheville to a 47-36 victory over Brookland in 4A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball.

MONROE, La. — Arkansas State made the plays that mattered most in the second half of Saturday's game at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State struggled offensively for about five minutes Saturday afternoon, missing nine of its first 10 shots from the field.

JONESBORO — The bottom line was all that mattered to Nettleton boys' basketball coach Aaron Deaton late Friday night.

JONESBORO — Nettleton and Greene County Tech gave up points grudgingly in their 5A-East conference girls' basketball opener Friday at Raider Gym.