SPORTS>>Lady Jackrabbits survive

By KELLY FENTONLeader sports editorEven when the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits fell behind by eight points early to Stuttgart on Wednesday night, no one really believed they wouldn’t come back.And when they finally took the lead after a 7-0 run in the second period, it seemed order had been restored. But Stuttgart wasn’t about to roll over for anybody, even big, […]

SPORTS>>Lonoke boys show up flat as Ricebirds take over first

By KELLY FENTONLeader sports editorLonoke’s game with Stuttgart started 24 hours late due to bad weather on Tuesday.But all indications were that the Jackrabbits never did show up for it. The Ricebirds completed a regular-season sweep of Lonoke with a 64-46 dismantling of the Jackrabbits on Wednesday night at Lonoke.The loss in the battle for first in the 2-4A Conference […]

SPORTS>>Family affair

By Jason KingLeader sportswriterThere are several new faces on Abundant Life’s girls’ basketball team this season, but few new names.That’s because Lady Owl seniors Brittany Sharp, Andrea Venus and Hannah Pastor have been joined by their sophomore sisters. And they’re not just teammates, they’re courtmates as well. While the seniors make up an experienced core of returning starters at the […]

SPORTS>>All-Stars named for volleyball, football games

The Arkansas Activities Association has released the rosters for both the football and volleyball All-Star games this June in Fayetteville.Quarterback Rollins Elam and linebacker/receiver Joel Harris of Lonoke, lineman Matt Jackson of Cabot, lineman Michaiah Davis of Jacksonville and lineman Tyler Wahlin of Beebe will play on the East squad in the June 26 All-Star game. Kick off is set […]