Woodlawn’s Hume Pulls Off Huge Upset for 2nd State Title

WOODLAWN – Woodlawn’s Tyson Hume pulled off one of the state’s biggest high school wrestling upsets of the year Saturday when he knocked off previously unbeaten Michael Crockett of Pulaski Acadmey, 8-6, to win the 126 lbs. division state championship at the Class 1A-5A State Wrestling Tournament in...

Kingsland’s Clements Headed to Hall of Fame

By Stan Sadler RISON – Among the most intense and competitive sports rivalries in the history of Cleveland County was between the Kingsland Greyhounds and Woodlawn Bears during a stretch of time from the late 1950s through the early 1960s. And the players and fans of that hotly contested basketball...

Storm Knocks Out Power Across County

Monday Morning Ice Storm Snaps Trees, Branches; Closes Schools RISON – The first significant winter storm of the season hit Cleveland County Monday morning leaving thousands without power and blocking several roadways with toppled trees and broken branches. The storm consisted mostly of freezing rain...

Rison To Pursue Community Development Plan

RISON – An effort to develop a long-range community development plan for Rison and the surrounding area will soon get underway following a meeting last Thursday with Dr. Mark Peterson, a professor of community and economic development with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension in Little...

Bears’ 3-Pointers Beat ‘Dogs, 53-42

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn Bears used four 3-pointers in the first quarter to get off to a quick start before having to pull away late for a 53-42 win over the Hampton Bulldogs Tuesday night at the Woodlawn Gym. Woodlawn improved to 5-7 in 7-2A East play with the win, and could still finish as high as the...

Dermott, Bearden Race Past Wildcats

RISON – The Dermott Rams started the game at full throttle Tuesday night as they raced by the Rison Wildcats,  76-55, in a 7-2A East matchup at the Rison Gym. After Rison hit the first basket of the game to go up 2-0, it was all Dermott after that. The Rams used their pressure defense and fast-paced...

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