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Lentz 'excited' for All-Star weekend

Marmaduke's Natalie Lentz is looking forward to Saturday's high school girls All-Star basketball game at UCA in Conway. Lentz is a member of the East All-Star squad.

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By Cole Turbeville Cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
Marmaduke basketball standout Natalie Lentz gets one last chance to hit the hardwood before closing the book on her high school career.
The Lady Greyhound guard earned a spot on the East roster for the 2018 Ark . . . more »


Tournament champs

Paragould's 5-6 year-old T-Ball All-Stars -- the Lumberjacks -- won the Cal Ripken District championship last weekend in Pocahontas. The Lumberjacks defeated the host team 18-2 in the semifinals Sunday, then took a 20-13 victory over Osceola (Predmore) in championship game. They next play in the Cal Ripken state T-Ball tournament this weekend at Osceola. Team members are (from left): front -- Paxton McGowan, Carson Grimes, Jace Runyan, Bradek Smith, Kolt Blake, Jett Driskill, Miles Mann, Boyd McNeil, Wrigley Ferguson, Bryson Hampton, Barrett Herget and Arya Patel; and back -- coaches Jimmy Smith, Brandon McNeil, Aaron Ferguson and Matt McGowan. Paragould players chosen to the All-Tournament team at Pocahontas included: Paxton McGowan, Boyd McNeil, Bradek Smith, Miles Mann, Carson Grimes and Bryson Hampton.

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GMC rallies, tops Searcy on walk-off single

Daily Press staff
Paragould Glen Sain GMC edged Searcy 4-3 on Zach Kibler's walk-off single Tuesday night in the first game of a Sr. American Legion doubleheader at Orland Crail Field.
Searcy starter Austin Williams took a 3-2 lead into the seventh but surrendered . . . more »


Paragould's Quinn to play in All-Star game

Lady Ram soccer standout Anna Quinn is set to play in the girls' East-West All-Star game on Friday at UCA in Conway.

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By Cole Turbeville Cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
When it came to All-Star weekend selections, Paragould's Anna Quinn found her name on not one, but two lists this season.
The multi-sport standout was invited to play in both the volleyball and soccer All-Sta . . . more »


District runner-up

District runner-upThe Paragould Warriors finished second in the Cal Ripken District 1 10-year-old tournament last weekend at Batesville. Team members are (from left): front --Avery Dearing, Dawson Langston, Jacob Huffman, Hayden Payne; second row -- Tucker Beasley, Isaac Howard, Wyatt Eckles, Parker Thompson, Kannon Ring, Asher Griffin; back -- coaches Bucky Beasley, Eddie Howard, Sam Mangrum and head coach Larry Huffman. The Cal Ripken 10's state tournament is in Mountain Home on June 29-July 1.

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Paragould's Burnside transfers to Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE – Head coach Courtney Deifel has announced the addition of Braxton Burnside to the University of Arkansas softball team. The Paragould High School graduate spent the first two seasons of her collegiate career at Missouri and jo . . . more »


That's Kowar with a K: 13 in Gators' 6-1 CWS win over Texas

By Eric Olson Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 62/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday.
Kowar (10 . . . more »


GMC captures 3rd in MH Classic

By Neal Denton Special To The Daily Press
MOUNTAIN HOME -- Paragould's Glen Sain GMC scored early and often and held off Fort Smith Sportsman's Forsgren team 12-7 to secure third place at the 32nd annual Mickey Huskey Twin Lakes Classic on Sunday at Cooper Park.
Co . . . more »