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Happy Campers

Riverview Raiders' wide receiver J.T. Smith speaks to aspiring football players on Tuesday during the team's annual youth camp.

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Oaklawn Runners enjoy banner run at Pimlico

Whitmore caught Oaklawn-raced A.P. Indian - a finalist for 2016 male sprint champion - on the outside near the wire to win the Maryland Sprint by a half-length under Ricardo Santana Jr., Oaklawn's leading rider the last five years.

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Oaklawn stakes winners enjoyed a banner weekend at Pimlico, with Terra Promessa taking the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares Friday, Recruiting Ready the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes for 3-year-old sprinter . . . more »


Harding to host hoops camps

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The Harding University Bison Basketball coaching staff will be hosting its annual basketball camp for boys entering first - through sixth-grades on June 12-14.
Each camper will receive a camp basketball, T-shirt and individual skill dev . . . more »


3 area coaches to lead All-Star teams

Bald Knob softball coach Todd Finley was one of three area coaches to be named to lead All-Star squads in their respective East teams. Searcy girls soccer coach Larry Stamps and Beebe head boys soccer coach Tyler Woods were also selected.

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Coaching staffs are preparing for the 2017 Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Baseball, Softball and Soccer games to be held June 20-21.
This will mark the 14th year for basebal . . . more »


Mills, Humes earn All-America honors

Outfielder Payton Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorMillsText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color, of Rockwall, Texas, hit .399 with six home runs and a team-leading 59 RBIs.

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Two members of Harding's softball team became the first two Lady Bisons ever to earn All-America honors on Wednesday.
Freshman pitcher/designated player Autumn Humes earned Division II CCA first-team honors, and sophomore outfielder Pey . . . more »


Rain again washes out tournament

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STATESBORO, Ga. - The Arkansas State baseball team will now open play at the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday at 2 p.m. (CT) after being postponed for the second consecutive day due to poor field conditions and the threat of . . . more »


Special Olympics begins today at Harding

Opening ceremonies for the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games will be held tonight at 7:30 at Harding University.

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As has been the case for many years, Harding University is hosting the Special Olympics Summer Games with opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches from across the state.
The organiza . . . more »


Top Coach

Searcy head coach Jerry Evans embraces Brad Brown after winning a state championship last season. Evans was named the state's Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

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By Bruce Guthrie Sports@thedailycitizen.com
When Searcy head wrestling coach Jerry Evans got the news that he had been named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Coach (NWCA) of the Year for the state of Arkansas, his initial reaction was a resounding and und . . . more »


Harding to host basketball June camps

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Registration is Monday, June 15 at 8 a.m. at the Rhodes-Reaves Field House on the campus of Harding University.
Harding will also host its Individual Basketball Camp on June 14-17.
This camp open for boys entering fifth- through 12th-gr . . . more »


HU's Humes earns DII Freshman of the Year

Autumn Humes is tied for first in the NCAA with 16 shutouts, while her 33 wins and 292 strikeouts rank third and seventh, respectively. She posted a 33-3 mark with a 1.19 ERA and seven saves, leading the GAC in those categories.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Harding University's Autumn Humes was named the 2017 Schutt Sports / NFCA Division II National Freshman of the Year. She was presented the award on Wednesday evening at the NCAA Division II Championship banquet in Roa . . . more »


Hannah, Chalk get AAA All-Star nods

Adrian Hannah hit .333. He hit one home run and drove in 16 in 72 at-bats. He had an on-base percentage of .505.

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Searcy's Adrian Hannah and Rose Bud's Bradley Chalk were named to play in the 2017 All-Star game on June 20 at UCA.
The two were both strong at the plate and on the mound for their respective teams.
"Chalky is beyond dese . . . more »


Special Run

Law enforcement officials from White County and the Searcy Police Department participate in the final legs of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The final leg leads to opening ceremonies of the Arkansas Special Olympics at Harding Unversity's First Security Stadium.

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