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Dogs knocked out of tournament in Arnold’s final game


Fayetteville coach Vance Arnold (center) argues Saturday, May 16, 2015, with the plate umpire after a check-swing was ruled a strikeout to end the game during the Dogs’ 3-2 loss to Conway in the Class 7A state semifinal game at Bulldog Field in Fayetteville.

Arnold has decided to retire as Bulldogs coach at the end of the season. He finishes with an career record of 583-247 over 28 seasons and leaves tied with former Pine Bluff coach Billy Bock with six state titles. He brought baseball back to FHS in 1988 after the school went without a baseball team from 1961-1987. Arnold had two 30-plus-win seasons, 15 20-plus-win seasons and played in eight title games. Just an incredible record.

About Andy Shupe

Andy Shupe was born at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., before moving to Berea, Ky., where he grew up. After graduating from Berea College with a degree in biology in 1993, Andy moved to Fayetteville and began working for the Northwest Arkansas Times as a clever ploy to enable him to see his beloved Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. In addition to photography, Andy enjoys baseball, working on old cars and marveling at how old that makes him sound.