SPORTS STORY >> Gwatney wins half of weekend series

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Jacksonville senior American Legion team split a pair of games with Paragould’s Glen Sain Automotive squad at Dupree Park over the weekend. Jacksonville’s Gwatney Chevrolet team won 6-2 on Saturday, then lost 5-2 on Sunday. Jacksonville lefty Brandon Hawkins threw five innings of shutout baseball until yielding two runs on four walks and […]

SPORTS STORY >> Cabot junior wins sprints

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Cabot sprinter Britton Alley, who will be a junior at CHS in the upcoming school year, won three state championships at the USA Track and Field’s Arkansas Association Junior Olympics at UALR on Saturday. Alley won the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter dash races in the 15-16-year-old division. Alley pulled away to big leads and […]

SPORTS STORY >> CMS student finds target

By GRAHAM POWELL Leader sportswriter Archery, though one of the oldest sports activities historically, has seen a rise in participation in recent years, especially among today’s youth. Lance Schichtl, who’s one of three archery coaches at Cabot Junior High South, says the school’s archery club numbers continue to grow, and one of the club’s rising stars is 13-year-old Kayla Jones, […]

SPORTS STORY >> Triple play lifts C-Bank

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor A triple play thwarted a potentially huge Beebe rally and a walk-off walk sealed the game in Cabot’s favor, as the Centennial Bank junior American Legion team overcame a tough challenge from Beebe’s O’Reilly’s Auto Parts at Cabot City Park on Monday, winning 6-5. Cabot led 5-1 going into the third inning, but Beebe […]