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Fury tops Pirates in 12s' state final


Mike McKinney / Daily Press

The Pirates' Korbin Phillips (left) throws to first base to complete a double play against Mountain Home in Sunday's championship game of the Cal Ripken North Arkansas 12-year-olds' Major/70 State Tournament at FNB field at Bland Park. Mountain Home won the game 6-2.

Daily Press staff
Daily Press staff
The Mountain Home Fury used the longball and the relief pitching of Drew McGehee to knock off Paragould 6-2 and capture the Cal Ripken North Arkansas 12-year-old Major 70 State Championship on . . .


Lumberjacks capture Cal Ripkin state title


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The Lumberjacks of Paragould won the Cal Ripken North Arkansas 9-year-old State Tournament championship last weekend in Harrison. Team members are (from left): front -- Landon Taylor, Jax Heath, Cash Carpenter, Jett Sims, Kyler Willis; second row -- Andrew Wegner, Cooper Wolfenbarger, Foster Ash, Caleb Hambrick, Brooks Robinson, Luke Cancilla, Malachi Clifton; back -- coaches Breck Rushing, Ryan Carpenter, Ty Sims and Jason Wolfenbarger. Not pictured: Derek Runyan and coach Andy Runyan.

For the Daily Press
For the Daily Press
The Paragould Lumberjacks won the Cal Ripken 9-and-under North Arkansas State Championship on Saturday in Harrison, defeating the Harrison A's 11-1.
The victory marks the fifth consecutive . . .


GMC, Charleston reach Classic finals

Daily Press staff
Daily Press staff
Paragould clinched a berth in the Glen Sain GMC American Legion Classic finals, but will have to wait a few days to play for the championship.
Host GMC defeated Southeast Tropics of Scott City, . . .


Cardinals closer has torn elbow ligament

Associated Press
Associated Press
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks has a torn elbow ligament and the team says it's determining what to do with the hardest-throwing pitcher in the majors.
The Cardinals said . . .


Heaven hath no pearly gate

David Mosesso
Heaven hath no pearly gate. I know it. I was there. I've seen it. The gate is not made of pearl; it's galvanized steel.
That's right, I found heaven right here on earth and it's somewhere in Northeast Arkansas. If . . .


Jackson, GMC down Searcy in Classic


Mike McKinney / Daily Press

GMC's Jordan Jackson delivers a pitch to the plate against Searcy in Saturday's game in the Glen Sain GMC Classic at Orland Crail Field at Bland Park. Jackson picked up the win as Paragould defeated Searcy 11-1.

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Paragould got a solid outing from right-hander Jordan Jackson and erupted for a 10-run fourth to defeat Searcy 11-1 in the Glen Sain GMC American Legion Classic on Saturday at Bland Park.
The Paragould-Searcy . . .