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'Marathon Boy': Striders pay tribute to fallen runner

November 20, 2014

Jacob Wells ran his first marathon in 2003 at the inaugural Little Rock Marathon. He has run well over 100 marathons and countless other races earning the nickname “Marathon Boy”.

On Nov. 1, 2014, Jacob collapsed at mile 19 during the Midsouth Championship Marathon in Wynne, Arkansas. He suffered from cardiac arrest and CPR was quickly administered as they prepared to medevac him to the ICU of the Methodist Hospital in Memphis.

He was treated there for several days, but on Nov. 7, he had finished his final race.

Pro Football Weekend Recap, Nov. 13 - Nov. 17

November 18, 2014

Thursday Night Football 11/13

Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9

Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his team’s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.

Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7

Dempsey heading to Harding

November 17, 2014

HASKELL — When deciding on where she wanted to play college softball next season, Harmony Grove senior Kristen Dempsey wanted to attend a program where she felt the most at home.

And for the Dempsey that place was Harding University in Searcy.

“When I got up there,” Dempsey started, “it just felt like one of the best atmospheres I have ever been in.

“I wanted to go somewhere where it felt most like home.

“And when I walked on campus, it felt like home for me.”

Dempsey signed her letter of intent on Tuesday inside the old gymnasium at Harmony Grove.

Knight ready to call the Hogs

November 17, 2014

BRYANT – After leading the Bryant Hornets to their third 7A state title in five years, senior Hornet Blaine Knight is reaping the rewards of being named the 7A Tournament MVP after a 10-0 Bryant shutout of the Fayetteville Purple Dogs in the 7A state championship game this past season. On Friday at Bryant High School, Knight signed a national letter of intent with the Arkansas Razorbacks to play baseball.

Williams to be a Cotton Blossom

November 15, 2014

BRYANT — Starting out as a pitcher for the Bryant Lady Hornets, senior Jordan Williams won’t be in the circle when she goes to the next level. On Wednesday, Williams signed a national letter of intent to play softball for the Arkansas-Monticello Cotton Blossoms at Bryant High School.

According to Williams, there was no other place she would rather go than Monticello, where she’ll major in science with plans to become a coach.

Pro Football Recap, Nov. 6 - Nov. 9

November 11, 2014

Thursday 11/6
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3

The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.

Sunday 11/9/14
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14

It's been a while

November 11, 2014

So it’s been a while. The Benton Panthers’ 39-36 victory over the Pine Bluff Zebras this past Thursday night marked the first time in history Benton has finished the regular season undefeated. The closest the Panthers came before this season was in 1977 when Benton started the year 8-0-1 before losing to 4A Conference opponent Texarkana 16-13. What happened in 1977 you may ask? Well, that was the last time the Panthers won a state championship, their only other state title coming in 1916.

Lady Hornets take 4th at state, Hornets 6th

November 11, 2014

HOT SPRINGS – Behind an All-State performance by senior Caitlyn Bell, the Bryant Lady Hornet cross country team took fourth place in the team standings at the 7A State Championship held at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Bentonville won the title with 47 points followed by Rogers (52), Fayetteville (73), Bryant (135), Heritage (144), Har-Ber (178), and Cabot (182). There were 12 teams and 107 runners in the race.

Benton beats Pine Bluff 39-36 to win 6A South title

November 7, 2014

Pictured above is kicker Grant Hinze and girlfriend Jessica Allbritton. Hinze was awarded the game ball after kicking a 42-yard field goal with .7 seconds remaining in the game to secure the win for the Panthers.

VIDEO: Bill O'Brien explains decision to start Ryan Mallett

November 7, 2014

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