Ridings ties for 4th, Molder 5 strokes back
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - It's been a good weekend on the PGA tour for a couple of Arkansas golfers.
Former Razorback Tag Ridings finished in a tie for fourth place Sunday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 66 on the par-70 TPC River Highlands Course on the final day for a four-round total of 264. That was just six strokes off the pace set by winner Kenny Perry.
Ridings will collect $193,500 for his finish.
Bryce Molder of Conway was five strokes behind Ridings, at 269, and will get $75,300 for his performance.
Naturals start 2nd-half well, Travs not so well
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' two teams in the Class AA Texas League are headed in different directions as the second half of the league's season gets under way.
With only five games of the second half played, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of Springdale are on top of the league's North Division with a 3-1 record, a half game ahead of Springfield.
The Arkansas Travelers, who play at North Little Rock, have a 2-3 record in the second half, and are in third place in the division, a half-game ahead of Tulsa and a game and a half behind the Naturals.
The Travelers dropped another game to the Naturals on Sunday, losing 7-3 at Springdale after being beaten by the Naturals 4-3 in 10 innings the day before.
Arkansas Twisters top Rio Grande 57-54 on FG
HIDALGO, Texas (AP) - The Arkansas team in the Arena Football 2 league has added another win to its record, a 57-54 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Dorados on a final-seconds field goal.
Rowan Taylor kicked the field goal from 12 yards out with 1.4 seconds on the clock Saturday night.
Aaron Fairooz caught 5 passes for Twisters touchdowns, amassing 124 receiving yards.
The Dorados (6-5) led 40-27 at the half. The Twisters (9-4) tied the game early in the second half on two touchdown catches by Fairooz. Eric Ware later returned a kickoff for a Twisters score.
Sebastian Co. school drops football, cites numbers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Low numbers of 2 kinds - players and district finances - have prompted the Hartford School District in southern Sebastian County to drop its football program.
The Hartford district, put on the state Education Department's financial-distress list last year, won't mount a football team this fall.
Superintendent Chris Rink said that, in addition to faculty cuts that had given the team three different coaches in each of the three most recent seasons, students weren't turning out for the team. Rink said the team had only 14 players for the last four games of the 2009 season.
"We just didn't see the numbers materializing for us to play," Rink said last week.
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