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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

Bears look to go to another level

posted: 08/27/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Sylvan Hills Coach Jim Withrow said he believes his program is on solid ground after recording eight victories and reaching the playoffs for the third consecutive year last fall.

Shootout of the South 7-on-7: PA turns in a repeat performance

posted: 06/21/2015 2:05 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski Academy sophomore Layne Hatcher threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Zack Kelley with 1:20 remaining to lift the Bruins to a 50-42 victory over DeSoto Central of Southaven, Miss., in the championship game of the 11th annual Shootout of the South passing tournament Saturday afternoon.

Add another title to Lunney's legacy

posted: 12/07/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Will eight be enough?

PA close enough to perfect in 1st half

posted: 11/08/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Sylvan Hills didn't have a problem moving the ball against Pulaski Academy, but stopping the high-flying Bruins was nearly impossible.

Class 4A: Dollarway takes down Warren, earns top seed

posted: 11/07/2014 2:47 a.m. Discuss


GAC report: Arkansans carry load for Tigers

updated: 11/06/2014 7 p.m. Discuss

Ouachita Baptist's best start in 100 years has a decidedly local flavor.

7A/6A-CENTRAL: 41-point 1st half enough for Cats

posted: 11/01/2014 2:15 a.m. Discuss

RUSSELLVILLE -- No Week 9 stumble this time.

GAC Report: SAU left with being a spoiler

posted: 10/31/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Southern Arkansas probably won't win the Great American Conference title, but the Muleriders will have a say in who does.

27-game GAC run stopped

posted: 10/26/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

ARKADELPHIA -- Right call, right player.

It's ground against the pass when Bisons, Reddies meet

posted: 10/24/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

One play kept Harding and Henderson State from meeting in the Great American Conference "Game of the Year."



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