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Tim Cooper has been a member of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports department since October 1988 and began reporting on high school sports full time in 1993. Cooper, a native of Malvern, attended Henderson State
University and worked three years as a sports writer at the Paris News in Paris, Texas, from 1985 to 1988.

Recent Stories by Tim Cooper

Second Thoughts: Homer gives brother-in-law right to gloat

posted: 05/24/2018 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Excuse Brandon Crawford if he's a little overbearing and over the top at the next family gathering with his brother-in-law, Gerrit Cole. Crawford will have a lot to talk about, and with good reason.

Second Thoughts: About-face done by Hall for honoree

posted: 05/23/2018 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A bronze plaque honoring soccer star Brandi Chastain got a red card after a social media outcry over its unflattering portrayal of the athlete.

CLASS 6A SOFTBALL: Howard enters; Sheridan takes over

posted: 05/20/2018 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Kaitlyn Howard made an early relief appearance Saturday afternoon, which eventually allowed the Sheridan Lady Jackets to put an early end to the Class 6A state championship game.

CLASS 3A SOFTBALL : Benton HG dances around trouble for 9 innings

posted: 05/20/2018 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Grace Bryant and the Benton Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals left Rose Bud stranded Saturday afternoon.

CLASS 1A SOFTBALL : Taylor manufactures state title

posted: 05/19/2018 2:25 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Back-to-back run-scoring singles from freshman Madison Morton and junior Preslie Morgan in the fifth inning carried Taylor to a 2-1 victory over Concord in Friday's championship game of the Class 1A softball state tournament at the Benton Sports Complex.

CLASS 2A SOFTBALL : Rhodes, Quitman take down Poyen

posted: 05/19/2018 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Freshman Kassie Rhodes provided the power and the pitching to lead Quitman to a 7-4 victory Poyen in the 2A state softball championship game at the Benton Sports Complex.

CLASS 4A SOFTBALL : Solid pitching, bottom of batting order secure Bauxite win

posted: 05/19/2018 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The bottom third of Bauxite's batting order backed a solid pitching effort from senior Bailey Buffington in handing the Lady Miners a 5-2 victory over Pottsville on Friday afternoon in the Class 4A softball state championship game at the Benton Sports Complex.

Sylvan Hills' Poppy enters major-league company

posted: 05/18/2018 2:07 a.m. Comments 2

Chaz Poppy entered exclusive territory this season.

Battery mates aim for storybook ending at Conway

posted: 05/17/2018 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Jordan Wicks and Jack Stroth have been playing an extended game of catch for the past decade.

Second Thoughts: Votto vents on sad state of the Reds

posted: 05/17/2018 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The Cincinnati Reds have been one of the worst teams in baseball since they last made the playoffs in 2013, and Joey Votto has every right to be frustrated. However, the five-time All-Star wishes he wasn't so candid in expressing that frustration last week.






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