McCrory’s Tarzan Alumbaugh earns MaxPreps All-American honors

By Chris Hudgison

MCCRORY, Ark. (KAIT) - A McCrory multisport standout earns a national accolade in baseball. Jaguar IF/P Tarzan Alumbaugh is a MaxPreps Small Schools All-American. Tarzan was one of just 30 players on the First Team.

To learn more about Tarzan's accolade and outstanding junior season, continue reading at KAIT8 News.


Lady Pointers working on building off solid showing in 2018

By Buck Ringgold

One of the most important things Van Buren volleyball coach Brent Reeves believed his team achieved last season was to gain some early confidence.

Especially in the rugged 6A-West Conference, as the Lady Pointers finished the first half of conference play with a 5-2 record. Van Buren went on to an 8-6 finish in the 6A-West and picked up 18 total wins, including an opening-round 6A state tournament win.

"I tell you, I think one of the most important things that happened last year was I think they really started to step up and believe they could win some games. ... I think that's good, I think that's a big step for any team really, just to have that belief and that they absolutely can," Reeves said.

Now the Lady Pointers, who resumed off-season workouts Monday following the dead period, are wanting to build off that solid 2018.

To follow the rest of the Lady Pointers' story, visit Times Record.

December 4, 1999: Harrison kicker and game MVP Tommy Edwards jumps into the arms of place holder Tyler Lee following Edward's last second field goal to defeat Alma 10-7 in the state 4a football championships Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.

Edwards' intensity made a difference in Harrison

By Henry Apple

HARRISON -- Students with a desire to play high school sports in this north-central Arkansas city have one common goal, and Tommy Edwards was no different.

"All I knew was to be a Goblin," he said. "That's the way we grew up."

Tommy Tice, who coached football at Harrison from 1982 to 2011, said the community had been blessed with a number of great athletes during his time there, and Edwards was definitely near the top of that list. He noted, however, there was something different about Edwards, who played basketball and football for 3 years before he graduated in 2000.

To read more about Tommy Edwards' athletic legacy as a Golden Goblin and his lasting impact at Harrison High School, visit the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.