The Sideline:Kids triathlon, Greenbrier's Paxton Wallace and Vilonia's Zack Mitchell

Registration continues for Kids Triathlon

Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 1, for the First Security Conway Kids Triathlon on Aug. 2 at Hendrix College.

Youth, ages 6-15 can register online at www.conwaykidstri.com as long as spots are still available. 

The Conway Kids’ Triathlon is an event for all abilities.  Ages 6-10 complete a 50-yard swim, 2-mile bike and half-mile run.  Ages 11-15 complete a 100-yard swim, 4-mile bike and mile run. 

Wallace gets hit in baseball trials

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Paxton Wallace of Greenbrier went 1 for 2 and played third base in the Red Team’s 6-2 victory over the Blue in Thursday’s exhibition game at the USA Baseball 15U trials. The Red and the Blue are tied at 2-2 going into the final game of the series. The 20-man roster for the 15U world tournament in Mexico will be announced this weekend.

Vilonia’s Mitchell on A-A team

Zack Mitchell of Vilonia has been named to the USA College Football Preseason Division II All-America team.

Mitchell, a senior safety for Ouachita Baptist UIniversity, was an honorable mention selection.

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David Grimes: About the championship snd a trivia question

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