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Wonder Boys Headed to NCAA D-II Sweet 16

Wonder Boys Headed to NCAA D-II Sweet 16

"Not again."

That's all that Arkansas Tech head coach Doug Karleskint could think when the final shot went in the air.

He had lost an NCAA Division II Tournament game at the buzzer to Tarleton State when he was an assistant coach at Northwest Missouri State. He had seen his Wonder Boys lose in overtime in the NCAA Division II Tournament regional semifinals one year ago.

This time Tarleton State's last-second shot was no good. This time was different, and Arkansas Tech is going to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament in men's basketball for the first time in school history.

The nationally 15th-ranked Wonder Boys defeated the nationally ninth-ranked Tarleton State Texans 64-63 in overtime in the NCAA Division II Tournament South Central Regional semifinals at D.L. Ligon Coliseum in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sunday night.

Recreation and Parks Department Adult Summer Softball Registration

Recreation and Parks Department Adult Summer Softball Registration

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will register teams for the Summer Adult Softball League starting March 12 and ending at 5:00 pm on March 23.  Teams that register must pay the entry fee and submit an entry form and a team roster.  Necessary forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office or at www.eteamz.com/rsvlparksdepartment.  Call 968-1272 for more information.

'Battle on the Bayou' softball tournament

'Battle on the Bayou' softball tournament

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the 17th annual “Battle on the Bayou” softball tournament at Pleasant View Park on Saturday, April 7.

The USSSA sanctioned tournament is for men E and C/D teams and women D and below teams.

The entry fee will be $160 plus the sanctioning fee.  The deadline is Wednesday, April 4 at noon.  Contact the Hughes Center - 968-1272 or 880-1519 or email russellvillearsoftball@hotmail.com

Russellville Recreation and Parks announces softball tournament

Russellville Recreation and Parks announces softball tournament

Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Adult Summer Softball Registration

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will register teams for the Summer Adult Softball League starting March 12 and ending at 5:00 pm on March 23.  Teams that register must pay the entry fee and submit an entry form and a team roster.  Necessary forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office or at www.eteamz.com/rsvlparksdepartment.  Call 968-1272 for more information. 

 “Battle on the Bayou” Softball Tournament

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will hold the 17th annual “Battle on the Bayou” softball tournament at Pleasant View Park on Saturday, April 7.  The USSSA sanctioned tournament is for men E and C/D teams and women D and below teams.  The entry fee will be $160 plus the sanctionin

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.

Arkansas Tech Ice Skating

Arkansas Tech students had some chilly fun this afternoon.  They grabbed their coats and gloves and hit the ice for an afternoon of ice skating.

The ice skating was free for students wanting to take a break from the books and relax.  After some time on the ice-- students could warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.

The temporary rink was on campus as part of WonderWeek-- a week designed to promote school spirit and campus unity.