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Wally Hall

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Assistant Managing Editor/Sports

Wally Hall is the managing sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he is a member and past president of the Football Writers Association of America, member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, past president and current executive committee and board member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, and voter for the Heisman Trophy. He has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year 10 times and has been inducted into the Arkansas Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

Recent Stories by Wally Hall

Like It Is: Justify truly in horse racing's spotlight

posted: 05/22/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Watching Saturday's Preakness was like watching the 2004 Belmont Stakes, but instead of Eddington, with Jerry Bailey riding, and Rock Hard Ten, ridden by Alex Solis, not allowing the favorite, Smarty Jones, to relax it was Good Magic forcing Justify to keep a strong pace.

Like it is: Justify responds when buttons pushed

posted: 05/20/2018 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Bob Baffert was confident to the point of being smug, but that's usual on any day that ends in Y.

Like it is: Compromise great for all of Arkansas

posted: 05/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

With a new logo in the background, and just feet away from a memorial saluting every Arkansan who has won the Medal of Honor, a compromise was announced.

Like it is: No need to overthink it: Justify's the pick

posted: 05/17/2018 2:37 a.m. Discuss

There is absolutely no reason to believe anyone other than Justify will win the Preakness, and that he will go into the Belmont as the overwhelming favorite to become the second horse this decade to win the Triple Crown.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: Temper excitement a bit for betting parlays

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Years and years ago a roommate named Charlie had a penchant for betting on games. Said it made them more interesting.

Like it is: Johnson, love of Boston drive rooting interests

posted: 05/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

There are people, good people, who love the NBA. They prefer it over the alleged amateurs who play college basketball.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: Mom's a blessing, even in face of Alzheimer's

posted: 05/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

At first, mom fought it.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: Golfer Duke heeds when Arkansas calls

posted: 05/10/2018 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Ken Duke is a great golfer, but he's a greater Arkansan.

Like It Is: Diverse board's impactful decision coming

posted: 05/09/2018 2:18 a.m. Comments 16

In two weeks the UA board of trustees will meet with an agenda that includes a gag order for themselves and probably the future of games in Little Rock.

Like it is: WALLY HALL: Too early to crown impressive Justify

posted: 05/08/2018 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Every year, because of the big fields, horses run into trouble in the Kentucky Derby. Always.






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