High School Sports

After Axing Jeff Long, Jayhawks Should Roll the Dice on Arkansas Prep Coach Kevin Kelley

Arkansas' most successful high school coach spoke with Andy Staples about what it would take for him to take command of Kansas football.

Greenwood Bulldogs’ Janitor Captures Heart of Nation with ESPN’s Help

Move aside, LeBron, Neymar and Tom. This Arkansan and Greenwood Bulldog is now America's No. 1 most heartwarming sports story.

Future Hog Austin Ledbetter Shines in Prime Time vs Deion Sanders’ Team

The Razorback baseball commit staked his claim as the Tom Brady of local prep football. Does Ledbetter also want to play football for the Hogs?

Football as a COVID-19 Preventive? Gov. Hutchinson Thinks So.

The Arkansas governor argued that playing high school football this fall should lead to fewer, not more, COVID-19 cases.

Most Detailed Joseph Pinion Scouting Report Known to Man

While awaiting to see how his full recruiting class gels on the court, Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman is still bearing down strong on...

Insanely Detailed Scouting Report: 4-Star Arkansan Derrian Ford

Magnolia's Derrian Ford, a Top 40 player in the class of 2020, has become a star with skills perfected by Mason Jones and Kris Dunn.

Kevin Kelley Explains How Chad Morris and Staff Can Up Their Game

Pulaski Academy head coach Kevin Kelley is the most polarizing high school football coach in the state of Arkansas. There's no denying his teams,...

The King Cotton Classic, Jackie Ridgle & Jason Kidd

By Evin Demirel (originally written for Delta Crossroads magazine) Pine Bluff’s King Cotton Classic is back. In the 1980s and early 1990s, the high school...

The Legacies of LRCH Coaches Eddie Boone & Oliver Fitzpatrick

In November 2018, Little Rock Central High School's field house was dedicated to coaches Eddie Boone and Oliver Fitzpatrick. Boone was a pioneering coach...

Riley Johns: Little Rock Central High’s First Black Tiger

Remembering Riley Johns, LRCH's black trainer and groundskeeper of the Jim Crow era The history of race in the South is an often ugly, usually...

The Arkansas Gazette Cheered Black Football Teams in the 1920s

This article about Little Rock Gibbs (then a high school) vs. Manassas High in football is proof Arkansas Gazette, October 30, 1926 One Little Rock-Memphis...

Original Audio of Prescott McRae-Forrest City Lincoln Broadcast Circa Early 1960s

Snippets from the earliest known extant recording of an African-American sports event in Arkansas. Click below to hear some excerpts from a KTPA (Prescott) broadcaster...
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