University of Arkansas fall graduation

Graduates participate in the University of Arkansas fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Barnhill Arena on the university campus in Fayetteville. After shooting last year’s fall commencement in a miserable cold rain, this year was so much more pleasant. Yet, the rain made for some nice photographs as the graduates made their way […]

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Washington Elementary spelling bee

Aiden Kelly, 10, a fifth-grader at Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville, right, reacts to winning the school’s annual spelling bee Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, alongside his mother, Jeananne Kelly, and 3-year-old brother, Cooper, in the school’s gymnasium. Aiden will represent the school in the county spelling bee in January. It’s always difficult to get a […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage

Parishioners lead a large crowd while walking with an Our Lady of Guadalupe stature during the ninth-annual pilgrimage walk to celebrate The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Fayetteville. Worshipers walked from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville to St. Raphael Church in Springdale. After last year’s event was canceled […]

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Arkansas flies past Dayton, 69-55

Arkansas’ Bobby Portis (10) dunks the ball against Dayton during the second half Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Portis finished with 18 points in the win. Dayton has been a small-school powerhouse in recent years, so we expected a good game, but Arkansas’ defense was suffocating.

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152nd Battle of Prairie Grove

A Confederate soldier runs up a hill followed by Federal soldiers during a re-enactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. This is the 152nd anniversary of the battle which took place Dec. 7, 1862 between 12,000 Confederate and 10,000 Federal soldiers. I had such […]

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Arkansas pulls away from scrappy Iona, 94-77, to go to 6-0

Arkansas’ Michael Qualls, right, collects a loose ball as Iona’s A.J. English, left, applies pressure during the second half of the Razorbacks’ 94-77 win Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. Those who are not familiar with Iona might have predicted another cupcake win for Arkansas, but Iona is a very good […]

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Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

Lisa Norman of Arvest Bank, left, waves to the crowd as she walks alongside the bank’s float during the 18th annual Christmas Parade of the Ozarks Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, on Emma Avenue in Springdale. The parade’s theme was “Silent Night” and featured floats from area businesses and organizations. It’s always tricky to shoot, well, […]

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Warren outruns Shiloh Christian, 47-21, in quarterfinals

Trent Broughton (23) of Warren carries the ball to the goal line as Ben Olsen (8) and Jarred Moore, center, of Shiloh Christian reach to make the tackle during the first half of play Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Champions Stadium in Springdale. I’m so accustomed to seeing Shiloh Christian blowout its opponents that it’s […]

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Fordyce blasts West Fork, 28-6

Louie Crawford, right, of West Fork reaches to bring down Caleb Hartgen (7) of Fordyce during the first half Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, of the state 3A playoff game in West Fork. A friend of mine grew up in Fordyce and was a cheerleader and a member of the marching band at Fordyce High School, […]

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Arkansas rips Danny Manning’s Deacons

Arkansas’ Rashad Madden (00) drives between Wake Forest’s Greg McClinton (11) and Devin Thomas (2) during the first half Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville. A game against a familiar team from the Atlantic Coast Conference was one to look forward to. Even though Wake Forest is down right now and […]

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