Woodlawn’s Johnson Wins Second Wrestling State Title

WOODLAWN – About three weeks ago, Woodlawn’s Dylan Johnson was sitting in a hospital bed battling a serious illness. This past Saturday, he was winning his second consecutive individual state title in wrestling. Johnson pinned Drew McCoy of Greenbrier in 3:23 in the Class 1A-5A 220-pound finals...

Cartwright, Nelson to Headline ‘Celebrate’ Event

RISON – Dr. Rick Cartwright, interim associate vice president for Agriculture – Extension and director of the Cooperative Extension Service, and 2016 Rural Advocate of the Year Rex Nelson will be the guest speakers at the Celebrate Cleveland County banquet to be held at 6 p.m. this Friday, Feb....

‘Cats Hammer Cougars for 3 Seed

BEARDEN – The Rison Wildcats had four players score in double figures as they used a balanced scoring attack to dominate the Lafayette County Cougars, 68-41, in the consolation game of the 7-2A East District Tournament Saturday at Bearden. The victory gave the Wildcats the no. 3 seed from the 7-2A East...

Woodlawn Board Approves Plaza Idea Outside Library

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School Board will get the plaza area it wanted in front of the new library/media center for less money than was originally proposed. During a special-called meeting Tuesday night, the board unanimously approved a motion by David Stover to spend up to $45,000 to proceed with the...

Jaggers Becomes County’s Third Miss Ark. Contestant

STUTTGART – Taylor Jaggers of Rison became the third Cleveland County resident within the past 11 years to qualify for the Miss Arkansas Pageant after winning the Miss Grand Prairie Pageant in Stuttgart this past Saturday night. Taylor is the daughter of Greg and Lynda Jaggers of Rison. She is a...

Late Run Lifts Wildcats Past Bears, 59-49

WOODLAWN – The Rison Wildcats ended the game on an 8-0 run as they held off the Woodlawn Bears for a 59-49 victory last Thursday night in a clash of Cleveland County rivals  at the Woodlawn gym. The victory avenged a loss the ‘Cats suffered earlier in January when the Bears erased a 13-point...

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