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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: Hurley leaves British Open at the altar

posted: 06/30/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Billy Hurley III won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday and earned a spot in the British Open. That left him in a tough spot because his sister, Megan, is to be married in Virginia on the Saturday of the Open.

Second Thoughts: Sharapova looks to ace Harvard

posted: 06/29/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Maria Sharapova's tweet says it best: "Not sure how this happened but Hey Harvard! Can't wait to start the program!"

Second Thoughts: King: Time for 'sexes' battles over

posted: 06/26/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs on Sept. 20, 1973, to win the "Battle of the Sexes II" showdown. However, the former tennis player does not think it is a good idea at present to match the best female player in the world against a retired male tennis player.

Maertens, Freeman connect early, often

posted: 06/25/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Allie Freeman capped a stellar week for Episcopal Collegiate on Friday night, earning MVP honors of the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's All-Star football game.

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR BASKETBALL: BOYS: Old rivals battle, rally together for East

posted: 06/24/2016 1:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Hunter Daley and Kelvin Robinson have seen plenty of each other during the past four years as competitors in the 3A-5 Conference. On Thursday, they turned out to be pretty good teammates.

GIRLS SOCCER: Rice pops on hot day for East

posted: 06/23/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Maddie Rice said she caught a bit of a break when she did not have to play the first 20 minutes of the girls Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star soccer game Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER: Hall's Gomez gets it, shoots it, scores

posted: 06/23/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Roberto Gomez got a pleasant surprise to end his soccer career.

Riverview tandem together 1 last time

posted: 06/23/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Erykah Johns and Madison Riley played on a Riverview Lady Raiders team that has won 76 of its past 77 games. One more victory on the high school level, they say, would be a perfect way to go out.

Robinson says this won't be goodbye

posted: 06/23/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Kelvin Robinson wants to impress the home crowd one more time at tonight's Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star boys basketball game, but the 6-1 guard promises it will not be his final opportunity to perform in Arkansas.

Second Thoughts: USGA ruling sparks active Arnie's story

posted: 06/23/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Arnold Palmer didn't make a live television appearance at Bay Hill. For the first time, he didn't hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the Masters. He struggles with mobility, which kept him from attending the U.S. Open.

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