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Robert Yates

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Horse Racing/High School Football Sports Reporter

A graduate of Little Rock Central and UALR, Robert Yates has been a sports reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 1985.His most memorable moments of reporting include Pine Bluff phenom Basil Shabazz scoring five touchdowns in the 1990 state championship game and the outpouring of community support after Kenyana Tolbert, a standout football player at North Little Rock, was paralyzed in a 1997 game.

Recent Stories by Robert Yates

Great American Conference Football: Ouachita Baptist shines behind Frazier in season opener

posted: 09/14/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

ARKADELPHIA -- Senior quarterback Kiehl Frazier looked right at home in his new home.

GAC Report: Ouachita to unveil changes

posted: 09/12/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Ouachita Baptist Coach Todd Knight said each season opener brings great anticipation, but noted Saturday's home date with Southern (Okla.) Nazarene is a little different.

CLASS 7A: North Little Rock settles in

posted: 09/05/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

A tumultuous day ended with a season-opening victory for North Little Rock.


posted: 08/22/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Christian hasn't had a winning season or made the playoffs since 2009, when tailback Michael Dyer was putting the finishing touches on his career state rushing record.

Pulaski County preview Little Rock Central: Numbers on rise, so are expectations

posted: 08/17/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A small picture hanging in the new office of Little Rock Central Coach Ellis "Scooter" Register captures a big moment for the football program.

Travs strike fast, rough up Appel

posted: 08/11/2014 3:01 a.m. Discuss

These are good times for the Arkansas Travelers.

War Memorial Fourth of July Classic: It's all how you finish

posted: 07/06/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Tyler Reynolds began the final round of the 2013 Fourth of July Championship 10 shots off the lead.

War Memorial Fourth of July Classic: Jenkins' blip opens door for leader

posted: 07/05/2014 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Tyler Reynolds shot a 4-under-par 60 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the 78th annual Fourth of July Championship on a pleasant Friday afternoon at War Memorial Golf Course in Little Rock.

Lone error leads to Travs' loss

posted: 06/22/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Springfield parlayed the game's only error into the go-ahead run in the eighth inning en route to a 5-4 victory over Arkansas before an announced crowd of 9,151 Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

All-Arkansas Preps Boys Athlete Of The Year: NLR receiver Hill does his homework

posted: 06/08/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

A new school was no problem for K.J. Hill, North Little Rock's gifted junior who excelled at wide receiver in football and at guard in basketball.


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