SPORTS STORY >> Kingsley will see increased role for Hogs

By NATE ALLEN Special to The Leader FAYETTEVILLE – Without his good friend and former AAU teammate Bobby Portis, Razorback post player Moses Kingsley must transform from project to foundation in his third year. Those obviously are Arkansas coach Mike Anderson’s expectations. On Monday’s SEC basketball coaches summer teleconference, he discussed the impact that Kingsley and sophomore point guard Anton […]

SPORTS STORY >> Cabot explodes in late innings for win

By GRAHAM POWELLLeader sportswriter The Cabot Centennial Bank junior American legion team’s game with Jacksonville’s Gwatney Chevrolet Blue team was tied at 2-2 after four innings of play, but it was all Cabot in the final three innings, as Centennial Bank routed Gwatney Blue 13-2 Tuesday at Dupree Park in Jacksonville. Cabot (19-4) scored the game’s first two runs in […]

SPORTS STORY >> Jacksonville athletics fills four more open spots

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Jacksonville High School has now filled all but one of the many coaching positions left open at the end of last school year, and some of the new hires, plus other departures from North Pulaski, means that all JHS and NPHS springs sports will combine in the 2015-16 school year. “All the spring sports […]

SPORTS STORY >> Gwatney gets its payback

By GRAHAM POWELL Leader sportswriter The last time the Jacksonville and Cabot senior American Legion teams played each other, Jacksonville gave up a big lead and Cabot won on a three-RBI, walk-off triple. On Tuesday, it was Gwatney Chevrolet that won via walk-off, as the Chevy Boys knocked off Centennial Bank 8-7 in eight innings at Dupree Park. Jacksonville (9-5) […]