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Youth Baseball Begins

Youth baseball teams started action the week of April 8 with games at the Stone County Recreation Center. April 12 coach-pitch games saw matchups of the Gammill Oil and Ozark Adult Personal Care teams, followed by Stone Bank versus Clinton Stockyards. See a photo page in the April 18, 2018 issue. ...

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State Finals

See the March 14, 2018 issue for coverage of the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets in the 3A basketball state finals, including game story, photo page and two sponsor pages with additional photos. ...

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Lady Yellowjackets Vie For State Title

The Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets won the 3A Region 3 Championship at Melbourne Feb. 24 and have advanced to the title game in the 3A State Tournament. They will play Charleston for the state championship March 9 at Hot Springs. Game time is 4:15. See regional and state game stories and photos in the Feb. 28 and Mar. 7 issues. State finals coverage will be in the March 14 issue. ...

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Shirl Williams In 61st Year As Referee

Just how long has he been a ref, anyway? It’s a question uttered at many a high school basketball game when Shirl Williams takes the floor with a whistle in hand. The answer: 60 years! In this his 61st season, he hadn’t planned to schedule any work but then agreed to serve on a back-up basis. He has called games on 12-15 nights, he said last Friday as he prepared to travel to Rural Special for another night ...

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Softball

A batter for Mitchell's Main Street Pharmacy hits the ball during a softball game May 2 at the Stone County Recreation Center. See the May 10, 2017 issue for more photos from the game. ...

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Youth Baseball

Players in the coach-pitch baseball age division race to home plate during games April 27 in Mountain View. See more photos in the May 3, 2017 issue. ...

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Lady Yellowjackets Make State Final Four

Mountain View senior girls made it to the “final four” in the Class 3A State Tournament last week, winning two games before falling 57-31 to Valley Springs in the semi-finals Saturday night at Bald Knob. The Lady Tigers set the tone early Saturday, attacking offensively from all angles, defending tenaciously and rebounding aggressively. Coupled with Mountain View’s shots not falling, the scenario for the La ...

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Swimmers Compete in Fall Meets

Heston and Katie Coon of Mountain View have competed in two swimming events this fall. Most recently, the two went to Springdale Dec. 3-4 for the Aquahawgs Santa Splash USA meet. Heston placed third in the 100 free with a 51.03, fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 50 free with a 23.73, eighth in the 200 free, and 11th in the 200IM. In the 50 and 100 free he qualifies to swim in the Am Elite meet in Oklahoma ...

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AJRA Finals Weekend

The Arkansas Junior Rodeo Association held its finals weekend with competitors including Lesley Jennings, pictured in the barrel racing event. See the Oct. 26, 2016 issue for a photo page on rodeo action. ...

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Mountain View Cruises to 43-0 Win

Mountain View extended its winning streak to five games and remained unbeaten in conference play with a 43-0 win over the Green Forest Tigers Friday night at Homecoming. The Yellowjackets used a strong rushing attack to score on every offensive possession but one in the first half. It started when the Yellowjackets won the coin toss, elected to receive and proceeded on an 8-play, 67 yard drive to take an ea ...

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