SPORTS STORY >> Week 8 crucial and not so much

By RAY BENTON AND GRAHAM POWELL Leader sports staff CABOT HOSTS MHHS Week eight of the high school football season should be meaningful for every team in playoff contention, but it’s not. The Cabot Panthers play a meaningless mismatch against Mountain Home at Panther Stadium on Friday. The Panthers (7-0, 4-0) host a Bomber team that did manage to snap […]

SPORTS STORY >> McDonald brings JHS gift from NFL

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Tampa Bay nose guard Clinton McDonald came back to his high school alma mater Friday night as an official representative of the National Football League. As part of the NFL’s Golden Football Campaign, which honors high schools that are home to at least one Super Bowl winner, McDonald presented Jacksonville coach Barry Hickingbotham with […]

SPORTS STORY >> ’Rabbits earn win at Helena

By GRAHAM POWELL  Leader sportswriter Lonoke took care of the football Friday night at Helena-West Helena Central, and broke its four-game losing streak as a result with a hard-fought 26-16 victory over the Cougars. It was the Jackrabbits’ first win since week two, and their first 4A-2 Conference victory of the season. The win was crucial to keeping Lonoke’s playoff […]

SPORTS STORY >> Rested Bears take on Lions

By RAY BENTON  Leader sports editor Sylvan Hills comes off the bye week created by the elimination of the North Pulaski football program late last spring, and the time off came at a great time for the Bears. This Friday, Sylvan Hills embarks on a three-week stretch to close the regular season that includes all three of the other playoff […]