SPORTS >> Camera’s lens reveals Falcons on the upswing

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorNorth Pulaski’s Saturday film sessions are a lot more fun to watch than people might think.Though the Falcons are 0-3 entering Friday’s 5A-Southeast Conference opener with Little Rock McClellan, film study has revealed the kind of growth first-year coach Rick Russell thinks he can build on.“It didn’t seem anything like what it felt like on Friday […]

SPORTS >> Red Devils hoping to erase mistakes against Bombers

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorIt is probably a week for mental reps at Jacksonville.The Red Devils travel to Mountain Home for their 6A-East Conference opener Friday night and are coming off a 24-14 loss to Mills that included four lost fumbles and two interceptions.It may have been wet and muddy at Jan Crow Stadium last week, but Red Devils coach […]

SPORTS >> Jackrabbits try to regain strength

By JASON KINGLeader sports writerInjuries can be the difference in a season.Lonoke coach Doug Bost found out Friday how having some of his best players out can make for a struggle when the Jackrabbits fell 21-7 to rival Central Arkansas Christian.With the 2-4A Conference opener at Heber Springs on Friday, Bost is optimistic about the return of three of his […]

SPORTS >> Hurting Cabot meets Conway

By TODD TRAUBLeader sports editorA week ago, Cabot had depth it could brag about.This week, depth is a concern.Starting senior linebackers Michael James and Spencer Neumann are nursing injuries that could cause them to miss the 7A-Central Conference opener against Conway at Panther Stadium on Friday.“Last year we came in 3-0 and they came in 0-3 and we struggled to […]