JONESBORO — Coach Wes Swift recalled a preseason conversation with senior guards Keyln McBride and Ryan Rouse when asked about the Jonesboro Hurricane closing the season with 20 consecutive victories and a Class 5A state championship.

Jonesboro’s Jesus Rodriguez (4) and Batesville’s Fernando Acosta battle for possession of the ball during Tuesday’s 5A-East boys’ soccer game at Cooksey-Johns Field. Jonesboro won 4-0.

JONESBORO — After enjoying a couple of his best games against Auburn this season, Desi Sills is planning to suit up for the Tigers next year.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State begins an eight-game road swing this evening after salvaging the final game of its weekend Sun Belt Conference baseball series with Texas-Arlington.

BROOKLAND — Helena Garcia homered twice in the first game and Keirstin Hammett belted two home runs in the second to lead Brookland to a doubleheader sweep of Westside in 4A-3 softball Friday.

BROOKLAND — Jonesboro shook off an early 3-0 deficit Friday to defeat Brookland 7-3 in high school baseball.

SEARCY — Jonesboro scored twice in the second half Friday night to defeat Searcy 2-0 and extend its winning streak to six games in boys’ soccer.

JONESBORO — The defense held the upper hand for a long time in Arkansas State’s Pack Day spring football game Saturday afternoon.

JONESBORO — When Arkansas State’s Bennett Pascoe and Pauline Meyer toe the start line, there’s a good chance something big is about to happen.

JONESBORO — Facing a two-run deficit in the ninth inning, Arkansas State had the winning run at the plate and nobody out, but could not complete the rally, falling to Texas-Arlington 7-5 Friday night at Tomlinson Stadium.

JONESBORO — The Disc Golf Pro Tour is back in town this weekend as the fifth annual Jonesboro Open returns to its normal place on the professional schedule.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jennifer Sullivan, a former Jonesboro High School basketball standout, has been named head coach of the Florida Atlantic women’s basketball team, as announced by FAU Vice President and Director of Athletics Brian White on Thursday.

RUSSELLVILLE — The third annual Arkansas Sports Media High School Basketball Super Team, released Thursday afternoon, includes the first 3-time members of the team.

JONESBORO — Jonesboro swept Nettleton in a 5A-East baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Raider Field, winning the first game 14-1 before taking the second 17-5.

JONESBORO — Jose Rodriguez scored two goals in the first half Tuesday night to lead Jonesboro to a 4-0 victory over Nettleton in 5A-East boys’ soccer at Raider Field.

JONESBORO — Eden White launched three home runs in the first game and Kate Golden belted a grand slam home run in the second to help Nettleton sweep Jonesboro in a 5A-East softball doubleheader Tuesday.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Third-ranked Mississippi State shrugged off an early deficit to defeat Arkansas State 18-10 Tuesday night.

MANILA — Manila senior Connor Jackson ran his first 5K race in Harrisburg when he was nine years old. One of these days, a few years down the road, he would like to give ultramarathons a try. Over the next few years, Jackson will log many of his miles in and around Florence, Ala.

JONESBORO — Valley View soccer coach Ron Teat describes Hayes Webb as a player with the speed to play an outside position and the stamina to stay on the field for a long time.

JONESBORO — After struggling with hip problems during her junior season, Jonesboro’s Lakiya Scott never expected to be the focal point of a college signing ceremony in Don Riggs Hurricane Gym.

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nebraska defeated Arkansas State 4-1 Saturday night in a best-of-7 Baker match to win the National Collegiate Bowling Championship.

BROOKLAND — Brookland’s Emma Bassett and Livvie Campbell will remain teammates beyond their high school graduation.

JONESBORO — Butch Jones described Arkansas State’s 11th practice of spring football, one that included the Red Wolves’ second scrimmage, as a productive session.

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Valley View bounced back from a loss Friday night to win twice Saturday in the Morris Hunter Invitational softball tournament.

TUCKERMAN — Jayden Shannon and David Platt combined on a no-hitter Friday as Tuckerman nipped Melbourne 1-0 in a 2A-2 baseball showdown.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier will soon add international tournament experience to his expanding basketball resumé.

JONESBORO — Coach Tommy Raffo didn’t have to search for something positive when asked to reflect on Arkansas State’s performance last weekend.

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a 2-0 sweep of North Carolina A&T Thursday afternoon, the Arkansas State bowling team won the Region 3 bracket to advance to the NCAA Bowling Final Four that begins this morning.

JONESBORO — Nettleton’s Wakiryah Daniels will move from one winning program to another when she makes the transition from high school to junior college basketball.

JONESBORO — Valley View and Westside split a 4A-3 softball doubleheader Tuesday, the visiting Lady Blazers taking the first game 10-2 and the Lady Warriors bouncing back to prevail 3-1 in the second.

BROOKLAND — Brookland ran its winning streak to 14 games with Saturday’s 10-8 victory over Lonoke.

BROOKLAND — Brookland’s Elizabeth Walton belted two home runs while driving in seven runs in the first game of a 4A-3 softball doubleheader Thursday, propelling the Lady Bearcats to a 13-3 victory over Trumann.

JONESBORO — Annie Camp prevailed in the boys’ division while Greene County Tech claimed the girls’ team title Thursday night in the Jonesboro Junior Invitational track and field meet at Cooksey-Johns Field.