Central Baptist College head men’s basketball coach Clint Galyean has announced 10 newcomers for the Mustangs’ 2020-21 season. CBC is coming off a 22-9 season that saw them go 16-6 in American Midwest Conference play, win the AMC regular season title, post a 15-1 record at home and be select…

Dear Athletic Support: Every time we travel, my son gets constipated. I know this sounds silly, but since he’s currently on a travel-league baseball team, it’s actually pretty serious. The worst part is the constipation impacts his play. Generally, he won’t go number two the entire time we’r…

Central Baptist College head baseball coach Aaron Brister has announced another signee to his 2021 recruiting class. Conway product Caleb Hiegel will join the Mustangs this fall.

Arkansas high school football teams can begin non-contact team drills with helmets next week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced in his regular coronavirus briefing at the State Capitol on Friday. The move comes after weeks of unclear messaging on the future of high school contact sports in the s…

Lanman, Phillips, Thomas join CBC baseball

The COVID-19 pandemic may have postponed practices and games, but the number of Cedar Hill High School football players committing to universities remains consistent.

The University of Central Arkansas Bears were the top pick in the 2020 Southland Conference football preseason poll released Wednesday amid the “Virtual Media Day” activities for the 11 football-playing schools. The SLC preseason team is presented by Hercules Tires.

The Southland Conference has announced its member institutions will not participate in volleyball and soccer competition through Aug. 31, 2020. Beginning Sept. 1, Southland members will have the discretion to participate in non-conference volleyball and soccer competition prior to the Confer…

The United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 1,313 teams, including Hendrix College, have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-2020 season, topping last year’s record by almost 200 teams. 232 programs receiv…

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter is on the high school track team. She’s a very good athlete (at least she was, before the world shut down). She triple jumps, pole vaults, and runs the 4x100 meter relay. She hates the running and begs her coach constantly to pull her from the race. To make…

Central Baptist College Director of Soccer Operations Lance Gordon has announced another addition to his 2020 recruiting class. Miguel Becerra, Jr., will join the Mustangs this fall.

The Fieldhouse Fury won the 10U USSSA Global World Series held in Conway over the weekend. The event was a four-day tournament hosting teams from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Texas. In bracket play, the Fury went 4-0 scoring 52 runs and only allowing 10. Pictured …

The Southeastern Conference announced it will honor the scholarships of all SEC scholarship athletes unwilling because of concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus to participate in intercollegiate athletics for the fall semester starting in August.

University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek admitted Thursday on a Zoom press conference his spring optimism that this college football and other fall sports season would be played has waned to “mediocre” in July.

Nearly 200 leftover WMA deer hunt permits for Arkansas wildlife management areas will be available for purchase beginning 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 14. These permits cover modern gun, muzzleloader and mobility-impaired hunts that weren’t awarded through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s an…

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Hendrix College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for Scholar All-American honors.

Conway will host Arkansas’ edition of the Global World Series, a youth baseball tournament organized by United States Specialty Sports Association’s Arkansas branch, from July 16-19.

In his Baltimore Orioles uniform, now former Arkansas Razorbacks All-American outfielder Heston Kjerstad was reintroduced Wednesday on an Orioles Zoom press conference as an officially signed first-round draft choice selected second in the entire draft.

Central Baptist College baseball coach Aaron Brister has announced another addition to his 2020 recruiting class. Fredrick Marsh will join the Mustangs this fall.

Two-year University of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball letterman Reggie Chaney announced Monday his transfer to the University of Houston.

Dear Athletic Support: My daughter had her first softball tournament of the summer last weekend. It felt so good to be back out on the field, but things were definitely different. I don’t know if it was the masks all the girls were wearing or what, but my daughter just didn’t seem as sharp a…

One day and two rounds after first-round drafting touted high school pitching prospect Mick Abel, the Philadelphia Phillies happily raised cain.

Central Baptist College baseball coach Aaron Brister has announced two more signings for his 2021 recruiting class. Braeden Wolford and Trevor Durr will join the Mustangs for the upcoming season.

Jeremy Simon has been named the new head coach of Vilonia High School’s girls’ basketball team, the Vilonia School District announced in a press release on Saturday. Simon, Vilonia’s boys’ basketball coach since 2018, will lead both programs for the upcoming school year.

Stunning those involved in the pre-Major League mock drafts, Arkansas Razorbacks junior outfielder Heston Kjerstad was selected by the Baltimore Orioles as the No. 2 pick in the entire first round of Wednesday’s first night of the Major League Baseball draft.

Two Conway High School coaches have been named outstanding coaches for the 2019-2020 year by the Arkansas High School Coaches Association (AHSCA). Brian “Salty” Longing, Conway’s boys basketball coach, won the Lowell Manning Award for most outstanding coach in all sports and the Boys Basketb…

Long an advocate of the Razorbacks athletically competing against instate schools, Arkansas Baseball Coach Dave Van Horn wasted no time scheduling Arkansas State and the University of Central Arkansas.

The Conway School District took two coaches from Searcy’s 2019 5A state football championship staff Tuesday, officially hiring the head coach of that team, Mark Kelley, as offensive coordinator and also adding defensive assistant Lance Little.

Friday’s disclosure that University of Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek approves Razorbacks coaches except football scheduling competition with the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the University of Central Arkansas Bears doesn’t much affect two Razorbacks sports.

Today we will profile two more of the six inductees from the Wampus Cat Sports Hall of Fame class of 2020. Here we have a coach and one of his best players.

The Buffalo River Elk Festival, originally planned for June 26-27 has been canceled, according to a social media post today from the festival planning committee. The cancellation was in accordance with Arkansas Department of Health guidelines amid the continuing battle to slow the spread of …

The Wampus Cat Sports Hall of Fame class of 2020 induction banquet was scheduled for May but was postponed due to COVID-19.

Over a 40-minute press conference Wednesday, Arkansas Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek outlined the plan to return some Razorbacks athletes to campus in Fayetteville on June 8 for strength and conditioning training leading into active the fall season sports headlined by football.

Dear Athletic Support: My 8-year-old son’s baseball team started practicing again a week or so back. The sound of bats cracking and gloves popping fit perfectly with the warm, almost-summer day. For one brief moment, things finally felt like they were back to “normal.” Then I noticed the mas…

Central Baptist College baseball coach Dr. Aaron Brister has announced the addition of another transfer to his 2021 recruiting class. Danial Martinez will join the Mustangs this fall.

The University of Central Arkansas athletics program was recently awarded the prestigious Southland Conference Institutional Academic Performance Award.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on possible changes to fishing regulations for 2021. Changes to general fishing rules, rules for commercial anglers and fish farms are all being evaluated before the Fisheries Division formally proposes them to the Commissio…

Searcy High School head football coach Mark Kelley has chosen to leave the school after leading the Lions to their first state championship since 1933, saying in his resignation letter that he had “accepted a teaching/coaching position with Conway Public Schools.”

A friend of mine who grew up in Yell County was a regular visitor of the creeks that zig-zag through the Ozark and Ouachita mountains. One of his favorite fishing, swimming and paddling spots was Big Piney Creek in Pope County.

For his incredible 16 games in the coronavirus pandemic abbreviated college baseball season, Arkansas junior outfielder Heston Kjerstad of Amarillo, Texas Tuesday was named first-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Thanks to a proclamation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced earlier this week, anyone may fish in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout stamp from noon Friday, June 12, through midnight Sunday night, June 14. The proclamation was read at today’s online commission meeting by Megan Perkins…

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