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Murphy Jones Complex dedicated at Watson Chapel

Murphy Jones Complex dedicated at Watson Chapel

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- The all-new Murphy Jones Field House will be dedicated at 4:40 pm on March 2 at the Watson Chapel School Varsity baseball field.

The state-of-the-art field house was made possible by funds from the Jones family of Sissy's Log Cabin. The facility will be used for baseball.

The first game played using the new facility will be Watson Chapel vs. Bryant, which will start immediately after the dedication ceremony.

Watson Chapel High School is located at 4000 Camden Road in Pine Bluff.

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

Camden native one of 40 signees to play football at Tech

Camden native one of 40 signees to play football at Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Tech University Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Steve Mullins announced the signing of 40 student-athletes to National Football Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

The group of 40 signees includes players from eight different states, including 18 high school players from the state of Arkansas. Among the state of Arkansas signees are three players from Class 7A State semifinalist North Little Rock and Dardanelle High School All-State kicker/punter Randy Velazquez.

Here is list of this year’s signees.

Name                                Pos.      Hgt.  Wgt.    Hometown (High School)

Six NLRHS players sign letters of intent

Six NLRHS players sign letters of intent

On Wednesday, February 1 at 8:15 am in the NLRHS Arena.... NLR Football will have six players signing National Letters of Intent to play college football.

Kendall Williams- Arkansas Tech University
Larry Wilbourn- Arkansas Tech University
Quincey Thomas- Arkansas Tech University
Jonanthan Parks- the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Kaylon Cooper- Northeast Mississippi Community College
Herb Crossgrow- Arkansas Baptist

CF girls fall to AAA Academy in semifinals

CF girls fall to AAA Academy in semifinals

By: Kelly Blair, Camden News

The Camden Fairview Lady Cardinals did a very good job of slowing down the high scoring AAA Academy Lady Stallions in the semifinals of the 2011 Holiday Classic on Tuesday. The problem for the home team was scoring any points themselves.

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Steve Browning named interim athletic director

Steve Browning named interim athletic director

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University President Dr. David Rankin has announced the appointment of Steve Browning as interim director of athletics effective December 1.

The appointment comes four months after SAU Director of Athletics Jay Adcox passed away after battling cancer. Rankin has been serving as interim director of athletics.

“Steve Browning has been a very successful coach and a dedicated Mulerider,” Rankin said. “We are very pleased that he has accepted this important responsibility.”

Browning is a familiar face at SAU. He was named head coach of the Mulerider baseball program in June 2010 after 10 seasons as an assistant coach.