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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

GAC PREVIEW SOUTHERN ARKANSAS: SAU needs help from the defense

posted: 08/29/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

If Southern Arkansas contends for the Great American Conference championship this fall, improved defense will likely be the reason.

GAC PREVIEW ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO: Boll Weevils hoping changes allow for better finish in 2016

posted: 08/27/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Starting strong hasn't been the problem the last two seasons for Arkansas-Monticello. Finishing strong has.

Great American Conference report: Reddies all alone at the top

posted: 10/30/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

One play was the difference between a four-way tie for the Great American Conference lead and Henderson State retaining sole possession of first place.

Reddies knock off Wonder Boys

posted: 10/04/2015 4:45 a.m. Discuss

ARKADELPHIA -- Then there were none. Henderson State rode a career day from junior tailback Jaquan Cole and another strong defensive effort to a 17-7 Great American Conference victory over previously undefeated Arkansas Tech before an announced crowd of 6,507 on Saturday afternoon at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium.

GAC Report: SAU feels like now is its time

posted: 09/18/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

"It's Our Time" is Southern Arkansas' motto this fall.

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





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