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Arkansas’s bear population has made the news on more than one occasion in the last few weeks. Arkansas Game and Fish Biologists have had to relocate some black bears from a few towns in The Natural State recently, with one even taking a stroll on the University of Arkansas’s campus. The upti…

Arkansas’s bear population has made the news on more than one occasion in the last few weeks. Arkansas Game and Fish Biologists have had to relocate some black bears from a few towns in The Natural State recently, with one even taking a stroll on the University of Arkansas’s campus. The upti…

The Russellville Cyclones won a nine-hole match against the Dover Pirates and Pottsville Apaches on Monday at the Russellville Country Club.

Dardanelle Sand Lizards head basketball coach Russell Sturdivant said the introduction of a shot clock at the high school level of basketball was inevitable following the Arkansas Activities Association's 183-69 vote on Monday in favor of adding a 35-second clock beginning in the 2022-23 season.

When Taelon Peter left the Russellville Boys and Girls Club to pick up pizza for the kids, he had no idea he was coming back to a going-away party on Friday. Peter, a former Cyclone who spent his summer as a Youth Development Professional at the club, leaves to play basketball for Tennessee …

Americans seem to have fallen back in love with the outdoors during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. With organized sports, spectator-fueled events and formal schools being shuffled to the side to slow the spread of the virus, time in the outdoors seems to have become a rediscovered gem to many…

The Great American Conference Council of Presidents unanimously approved a plan to delay the start of all intercollegiate athletic practices until the week of August 31, with the launch of competition postponed until the week of September 28.

Russellville Cyclones alum Tony Jones landed back home after Tuesday's Board of Education Meeting inside Gardner Auditorium. Jones was hired to coach the wide receivers and defensive backs at Russellville Junior High School.

The Russellville Cyclones and Lady Cyclones golf teams will kick off their season at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the Russellville Country Club against the Pottsville Apaches.

It's never easy to be a first-year head coach, but Dover Pirates recent hire Will Cox has spent his inaugural offseason not only preparing his players for football season but battling the coronavirus outbreak restrictions on athletics.

Hector Wildcats alum and current Arkansas Tech University Wonder Boy Tanner Gaines has one more football season ahead of him — as a player at least. If things go according to plan, Gaines will be coaching football for a long time to come.

It's not easy training a football team during a pandemic, but fortunately, it's a problem every school is having to face this year, said Russellville Cyclones head coach Jeff Weaver.

Russellville graduate Taelon Peter entered the 2020 track season with a real chance to break the state high jump record, but when the coronavirus outbreak shut down schools, Peter saw his opportunity vanish before his eyes.

River Valley Now is proud to welcome veteran sports and community news journalist Travis Simpson to the team. With a wealth of experience in not just sports, but city, county and state news reporting and photography, Travis brings an excellent skill set to the table. 

Knee jerk reactions abound in our society. Right now, they seem to be the rule, not the exception, when dealing with the COVID-19 virus. The NCAA probably made the biggest knee jerk reaction of any by cancelling all winter/spring sport championships. While it is sad that March Madness isn’t …

Razorback basketball player Mason Jones has received one of the top honors in the college basketball as he was named SEC Player of the Year by the Associated Press. Jones was awarded Player of the Year despite the team finishing 11th out of 14 in the SEC. 

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs (28-3) have made their presence felt in class 2A recently and they look poised to do that again in 2020 as they defeated the Hector Lady Wildcats (8-21) 84-45 on Tuesday.

It wasn’t supposed to end this way, but someone forgot to inform the Jonesboro Hurricane (17-10).  Coach Wes Swift and his Jonesboro team handed Russellville (23-6) their first home loss of the season.  Unfortunately, for the Cyclones it was in the first round of the state tournament and sub…

The Pottsville Apaches (16-12) fell to Ozark (23-9) in the 4A North Regional regional final on Saturday night 44-38.  Pottsville has won 11 of their last 14 games, but Ozark has been two of their three losses during that span.