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Get ready for Riverfest with half-price tickets

Get ready for Riverfest with half-price tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Riverfest is upon us once again, and it's time to get your tickets! They're on sale at half price at participating Walgreens stores, and they're good for all three days of the celebration.

This year's festival is Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. More information is available at www.riverfestarkansas.com.

Hot Springs man reels in $5K prize at DeGray tourney

Hot Springs man reels in $5K prize at DeGray tourney

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Boater Dakota Lucy of Hot Springs, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces March 26 to win $5,505 in the BFL Arkie Division tournament on DeGray Lake. Lucy fished points on a Carolina rig with green lizards to sack his limit.

Robert Bogard Jr., of Conway, Ark., caught a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces March 26 to win $1,753 in the Co-angler Division. Bogard used Humdinger lizards on a Carolina rig to haul in his limit.

UCA to take on Sam Houston State Saturday

UCA to take on Sam Houston State Saturday

CONWAY, Ark. -- The UCA Bears  are preparing for a match against Sam Houston State's Bearkats on Saturday in Conway. The Bears, 5-19, are rebounding from a 67-81 loss to McNeese State last Saturday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.

Arkansans hog Olympic Squad

Arkansans hog Olympic Squad

LITTLE ROCK – Half of the 2011 Junior Olympic Shotgun Team is from Arkansas.

Those five also are current or recent members of teams that compete in the Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program, created and managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The announcement came in late January from USA Shooting, the governing body of Olympic shooting events.

“This is a great honor for student athletes involved in the sport of trap shooting, and is the first stage on the road to achieving an Olympic dream,” said Chuck Woodson, AYSSP coordinator.

Wrestling Match

Wrestling Match

The Charging Wildcat Wrestling Team at North Little Rock High School will host Conway in a dual wrestling match on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in the North Little Rock High School Arena. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m. Only North Little Rock and AAA passes will be honored.  Admission will be $3.00 per person.  This is a fund raising event to help with wrestling team entry fees to other competitions.