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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

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.

All-Arkansas Preps Girls Athlete Of The Year: Har-Ber standout in class of her own

posted: 06/08/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

After breaking records, Springdale Har-Ber senior Payton Stumbaugh decided to briefly break character following the 18th annual Arkansas High School Heptathlon on May 21-22 at Cabot.

All-Arkansas Preps Coach Of The Year: Basic training works for Howard

posted: 06/08/2014 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Johnecia Howard drew on personal experience when choosing a middle name for her second child.

Travs starter in complete control

posted: 06/08/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

Sam Selman pitched well Saturday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, but Drew Rucinski pitched a little better.

Pole vault does the trick for Spickes on final day

posted: 05/23/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

If Daniel Spickes needs any advice on how to hit a golf ball, the Rogers Heritage senior can turn to his uncle, PGA Tour member Ken Duke, an Arkadelphia native and Henderson State graduate.

Stumbaugh leaves no doubt who's tops on track

posted: 05/23/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Payton Stumbaugh has become a broken record.

Rogers Heritage senior plans to vault forward

posted: 05/22/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Rogers Heritage senior Daniel Spickes isn't the first-day leader of the 51st annual Arkansas High School Decathlon.

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