On the night of Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith held its third annual Hall of Fame Induction. The event was held in the old gym, or the campus fitness center as it is better known to current students. People from all parts of the country came to show their honor and support for the former West-Ark Community College athletes. Inductees included current UAFS science teacher Paula Castro Abbot (volleyball), Bob Blaylock (basketball), Jim Jay (basketball), Brian Kellybrew (basketball), and DeWayne Shepard (basketball).
The UA Fort Smith men’s and women’s tennis teams startedtheir 2012 Spring season with difficult matches but are keeping their hopes high for an overall solid spring semester. The teams have already had to fight their toughest battles starting out the season falling to strong D1 and NAIA schools but head tennis Coach Bob Huckelbury believes that this will prepare them for whatever comes their way.
Parkour/freerunning (PK/FR) is a growing sport worldwide. Brands like UrbanFreeflow in Europe and AmericanParkour here in the States present opportunities for aspiring traceurs (parkour practitioners) to learn more about the sport with instructional videos, articles, and classes. The closest class to Fort Smith is one offered in Austin, TX by TexasParkour, Inc. The reason for this distance is that Austin has the closest facility with the equipment necessary to practice parkour in a controlled environment.
Heading into this spring's 5-on-5 basketball season, the clear pre-season favorite was The Captains. Led by team captain Brock Peters, The Captains cruised through last fall's 3-on-3 tournament on their way to a perfect record and a championship. Original 3-on-3 players Hayden and Matt Pryzbysz were joined by Brock Stepp, Scott Stewart, Denton Branson, Beau Branham and Shawn Womack for the spring season, hoping to defend their record and title.