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Time is right to support high school athletics

Subscriber onlyRosters, check. Brackets, check. Concession stands and hospitality rooms, double check. While some of you agonize over whether Arkansas will make the NCAA Tournament, many more will enhance their basketball experience by attending high school games this week. Regional and conference tournaments are scattered throughout the state, and an exciting 7A-West Conference race concludes on Friday. Continue reading...

Representing their home town

Subscriber onlyCelebrating four Pea Ridge High School senior athletes, their peers, teachers, coaches and families gathered in Blackhawk gym Wednesday, Feb. 7, to watch each sign letters of intent to accept scholarships play college football. Continue reading...

Jr. Lady Blackhawks are champs

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Blackhawks win two of three in District

Start Regions Thursday

Subscriber onlyThe Blackhawks suffered through one of their worst shooting slumps this season, but used a stout defense to take two of three contests in the 4A-1 District playoffs to advance to the 4A North Region Tournament this week in Berryville. Continue reading...

'Hawks start play in wide open regional competition

Subscriber onlyThe boys Blackhawk basketball team starts play Thursday night against a tough Subiaco team, and will have tough competition through out the weekend if they can get past the Trojans. Continue reading...

Statistics, statistics, statistics

Subscriber onlyWell, the regular season is over and now we are headed for the District, Regional and State playoffs. I have compiled some statistics though doing so reminds of something Mark Twain once said, I am paraphrasing here, "There are lies, then there are really bad lies, and then there are statistics." Stats don't tell the whole story of a team. For example.... Continue reading...

Seniors honored on Senior Night

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Blackhawks end regular season with a flourish

Subscriber onlyThough they had already clinched a conference championship and were all but certain to gain the No. 1 seed in this week's district playoffs, the 'Hawks came out ready to play this week. They swept Prairie Grove and Elkins to end the season with a sparkling 23-4 record, the most wins of any school in 4A. Continue reading...

Blackhawks do well on National Signing Day

Subscriber onlyNational Signing Day was Wednesday, Feb. 14. It is an event regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the football Blackhawks were a big part of it. Four senior players signed scholarships and national letters of intent to extend their football careers into college. Continue reading...