Author: Bradley Linam

ISAIAH SATEGNA Highly recruited Fayetteville Wide Receiver and speedster Isaiah Sategna led the Bulldogs receiving corps last year with 814 yards receiving. Sategna is a standout at both football and track and has received scholarship offers from almost 30 schools including Texas A&M, Arkansas, LSU, USC, Oregon, Auburn and Baylor, just to name a few. Sategna recently committed to play football and run track for the Oregon Ducks after having previously committed to the Texas A&M Aggies. However, before he begins that journey at the next level, he has some unfinished business at Fayetteville. “Our main goal is to always…

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After just a few minutes into our interview with Rhett South, it is apparent that he has a love for the game of golf and also the great outdoors. The Farmington Cardinal golf stand-out hit his first golf ball at the age of three, according to his mother. Rhett stopped playing baseball at the age of 10, putting his entire focus on his golf game. Apparently, that decision paid off for him as he says, “I haven’t looked back since.” That focus on one sport led to many successes on the course and ultimately the chance to compete beyond high…

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GAME CHANGER WITH KEITH KILGORE BY BRADLEY LINAM | PHOTO BY MARK STRICKLAND PHOTOS Being an athletic administrator requires long hours, lots of organization and the ability to make tough decisions in a sometimes thankless occupation. The start of the pandemic made the role of athletic director harder than ever before. 2020 was a year that changed the course of high school athletics in the state of Arkansas and will not soon be forgotten. In August of 2020, athletic directors had a monumental task at hand in order to get student-athletes back in competition– safely. This took buy-in from coaches…

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UNBREAKABLE BOND Tiger Pride Runs Deep for Alpe & Wright Families BY BRADLEY LINAM | PHOTO BY MARK STRICKLAND PHOTOS Arkansas roots run deep for the Wright family of Bentonville, Arkansas. Robin Alpe Wright grew up in Bentonville and graduated in 1994 from Bentonville High School where she played basketball and slow pitch softball. Wright’s husband, Dan Wright, grew up in Batesville, Arkansas and came to the University of Arkansas and played for legendary Arkansas baseball coach Norm DeBriyn from 1997 to 1999. Dan pitched in the major leagues for the Chicago White Sox and is now a Major League…

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