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Donovan Lee

Donovan Lee, Sports Editor / HTV Station Manager

I am Donovan Lee, a Senior Mass Media major and Assistant Sports Editor for The Oracle. Besides writing for the paper, I am a recurring reporter for Henderson Television, a Resident Assistant on campus, a radio show host on KSWH-LP 102.5 FM The Pulse, and an Ellis College Senator for SGA. In my free time, I enjoy sports, men’s fashion, cooking, and being a percussionist.

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Donovan Whitten and Jaishon Davis 4A Playoffs

Miners suffer pitfall versus Badgers

Bauxite visits Arkadelphia, Badgers more than double score in victory
November 2, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR-- Head coach Trey Schucker and the Arkadelphia Badgers (6-3) played host to the Bauxite Miners last Friday, with the Badgers riding a three-game winning streak. Sophomore quarterback Donovan...

Christiane Uzoh rises for the attack.

[Photo] Hard(ing) to beat

November 1, 2021

Christiane Uzoh rises for the attack. Harding was able to go 2-0 over the Reddies on the regular season.

Left Wonder-ing

Left ‘Wonder-ing’

Reddies put a blunder on Wonder Boys’ homecoming in OT thriller
October 25, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR-- After an underwhelming homecoming performance against Harding a week prior, Henderson State (7-1 GAC) hit the road to visit Arkansas Tech for the Wonder Boys’ homecoming game. Although...

Madison Hatt sets up the attack

[Photo] Reddies annihilate Crimson Storm

October 25, 2021

Madison Hatt sets up the attack for the Reddies in their match versus Southern Nazarene.

Reddies outside hitter Christiane Uzoh rises

[Photo] Lady Bisons trample the Reddies

October 22, 2021

Reddies outside hitter Christiane Uzoh rises for the kill in their match against No. 23 Oklahoma Baptist.

Red Wave swimmer in a warm up

[Photo] Cardinals fly over the Wave

October 20, 2021

Red Wave swimmer in a warm up against Incarnate Word.

Reddies junior outside hitter Tyasia blocks

[Photo] Reddies turn it around

October 25, 2021

Reddies junior outside hitter Tyasia McGruder (left) and freshman middle blocker Brae Denton meet their opponents at the net for the block.

I can be that leader for Arkansas

“I can be that leader for Arkansas”

Huckabee-Sanders, Rutledge address Republicans in Arkadelphia
October 9, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR— On September 9, HSU was the host campus for the Clark County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Their special guest speakers, two familiar names to Arkansans, came to address...

Junior setter Taylor Scalzi serving

Two steps back, one step forward

Reddies earn ninth sweep of season, defeat Muleriders in three sets
October 9, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR-- Just days prior, Henderson State (12-4, 2-2 GAC) suffered two consecutives losses to begin their conference season. With a chance to regroup, the Reddies hosted Southern Arkansas on Tuesday...

Reddies take down SWOSU

[Photo] Reddies keep the ‘Dogs on a leash

October 9, 2021

Reddies take down SWOSU in a tough 3-1 victory.

Reddies Kick Off 2021 Season

Their Long Awaited Return

HSU Football Opens Their Season Against SWOSU
September 2, 2021

WEATHERFORD, OK-- It has not been the same for Reddies football since the fall of 2019. The sounds of referee whistles and pads smashing against each other have been missing, as players and coaches...

Bisons ruin Reddies’ title hopes

Bisons ruin Reddies’ title hopes

HSU Tennis falls to Harding in semifinal round of GAC tourney
May 4, 2021

BENTONVILLE, AR— The ladies of Reddies Tennis packed their gear and headed to northwest Arkansas to compete in the 2021 edition of the GAC tournament. Coming off a sweep of Oklahoma Baptist, the five-seed...

Queens of the green

Queens of the green

Reddie Golf earns first GAC title in since 2014, defeating six-year defending champs ATU
May 4, 2021

HOT SPRINGS, AR— With the conference title on the line and an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, Henderson State women’s golf took part in the GAC tournament, hosted by the Hot Springs Country Club. Day...

HSU is out of title contention after a 3-0 match defeat to Arkansas Tech.

Stopped in their tracks

History repeats itself, Reddies volleyball comes up empty-handed in GAC quarterfinals
April 12, 2021

RUSSELLVILLE, AR- After cruising their way to a first round victory over Southern Arkansas, Henderson State volleyball was adamant to advance past the quarterfinal round of the GAC tournament. Standing...

The Sporty Bowl wraps up the Reddies 2021 Spring practice schedule. The White Team prevailed over the Red Team, 17-13.

Sporty Bowl 2021

Final Spring practice showcases Reddies' talent ahead of 2021 football season
April 12, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR-- After not competing since 2019, the action on the gridiron was back at Henderson State for Spring football. The Reddies played their annual Red vs. White game, better known as the Sporty...

Spencer Taack tied his career-high of nine strikeouts in game two of the series with SAU.

Stuck in the middle

SAU takes series over HSU 2-1, after winning games one and three of the weekend
April 9, 2021

In the second series of the season, the Henderson State Reddies (14-10, 10-8 GAC) and the Southern Arkansas Muleriders (17-6) met with both teams in the midst of winning streaks. With Henderson State...

Reddies down the Muleriders in the first round of the GAC tournament, 3-1.

Henderson hat trick

Volleyball defeats SAU in first round of GAC tournament, advances to quarterfinal round vs. Arkansas Tech
April 8, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR- With all of the challenges that the 2021 season presented to Reddies volleyball (6-5, 5-5 GAC), the postseason has arrived and the quest for a long-awaited conference title is here. Third...

Reddies fall at UAM, ending their hopes of becoming repeat conference champs.

Agonizing defeat ends chance to repeat

Reddies eliminate in conference semis by Boll Weevils
March 8, 2021

BETHANY, OK-- The defending GAC champs had a different start to their tournament run this season. After getting back on track to finish the regular season, Henderson State (11-8, 9-8 GAC) tied up the third-seed...

Mitchell Ford took home an individual win at the Rattler Invitational.

Glory on the greens

HSU Golf sees success in two consecutive weeks from Ford, McNulty
March 8, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR-- As the season on the greens got into full swing, HSU Golf took part in the action. Their first stop of 2021: the Rattler Invitational in San Antonio, TX. Hardware returned to Henderson...

Struggles continue at SAU

Henderson's slump continues after loss in additional game
February 20, 2021

On Feb. 27, the program announced that they have added a new game to the schedule. The game will be a matchup between the Reddies and Southern Arkansas. The competition would take place in Magnolia on...

Back in action

Women's hoops returns to play, facing Harding in first game back
February 20, 2021

Following their road matchup versus Harding on Jan. 14, HSU women’s hoops took a step back for five games after contact tracing within the program. The Reddies’ hiatus was scheduled to end before their...

The Suns outshine the Reddies

Arkansas Tech remains unbeaten with a win over Henderson Feb. 9
February 20, 2021

For match number two of the Reddies’ (1-1) season, they had their work cut out for them against an Arkansas Tech (2-0) team riding a two-game winning streak. Not to mention, the match was held in Russellville,...

Reddies softball began their 2021 season on Jan. 29 against Delta State in a double-header.

Softball splits season-opening series

Reddies open season, break even with Delta State
February 1, 2021

Many things were left to wonder about in 2020. When the pandemic began, it ended a plethora of activities. Reddies softball happened to be a part of the lengthy list of programs to be halted for safety...

(Picture from 2019 season) Reddies Middle Blocker Bree Sanders in action.

Volleyball Does Some “Networking”

Reddies Win Season-Opening Match Over SAU, 3-1
January 27, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR- While most sports have only been on hiatus for ten months or less, Reddies Volleyball has been out of play for over a year. Since the sport is usually played in the Fall semester, the...

Courtesy of Reddie Athletics

OBU can’t solve a ‘Riddle’

Reddies’ Newcomers rise to the occasion in runaway win over Ravine rival
January 26, 2021

ARKADELPHIA, AR- In certain games, there is an expected amount of energy to be in the arena. Even without fans in attendance, just in warm ups, the intensity was high for the first meeting of 2021 between...

Arkansas Razorbacks

The Bayou Owns The Boot

LSU Defeats Arkansas for The 5th Straight Year
November 25, 2020

This year’s Battle of the Boot appeared to be more evenly matched than in years’ past. The defending national champion LSU Tigers (3-3) and the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-5), like the rest of college football,...

Arkadelphia Badgers Logo

Badgers Roll Over No. 1-Seed Bearcats

Arkadelphia's 27-Point Victory Extends Their Season
November 25, 2020

  After losing their final regular season game to Malvern, the Arkadelphia Badgers (8-1) had their work cut out for them to begin their playoff campaign.   Because they were tied heading...

Arkansas Razorbacks

Gators Feast in the Swamp

Florida Owns Arkansas in Frank’s Return to The Everglades
November 18, 2020

The Everglades is a familiar scene for Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks. He is no foreigner when it comes to the Florida Gators since he transferred from UF to enroll at Arkansas for the 2020-21 season. After...

Arkadelphia Badgers Logo

Badgers Run Wild in First Round

Arkadelphia Takes Care of Star City to Advance in State Playoffs
November 18, 2020

The first round of the Arkansas High School Football Playoffs began this past Friday. For Arkadelphia, it was a chance to set the foundation for their possible third title run in four years. For Star City,...

Number One No More

Number One No More

Clemson Tigers Fall at the Hands of Temporary Conference Foe
November 10, 2020

The top-ranked Clemson Tigers (7-1) took a trip to Indiana to face the fourth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) in what is, this year, an ACC matchup as the Irish have joined the ACC to allow for...

Can’t Spell Volunteers Without The “L”

Can’t Spell Volunteers Without The “L”

Razorbacks Secure Win No. 3 Courtesy of Tennessee
November 10, 2020

After their Halloween heroics fall short to the Aggies of Texas A&M, the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3) look to rebound with a win by way of the Tennessee Volunteers (2-4). The Vols traveled to Fayetteville...

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

Clemson’s Toughest Challenge Yet

The Nation’s #1 Team Goes to Battle Without Their Veteran Quarterback
November 3, 2020

After pushing for the college football season to go on through the pandemic, the possibility that evaded the Clemson Tigers finally caught up to them. Just days before their game against conference foe...

Did the Hogs have a horrific Halloween?

Did the Hogs have a horrific Halloween?

Razorbacks Late Game Efforts Weren’t Enough, Aggies Prevail 42-31
November 3, 2020

The Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3, SEC) loaded the buses and crossed state lines to renew their annual Southwest Classic versus the Texas A&M Aggies, who have won the last eight meetings between the two...

Stars Are Shining For Both LA and Tampa Bay in the World Series

Stars Are Shining For Both LA and Tampa Bay in the World Series

October 27, 2020

As the MLB World Series approaches in Game 6, the battle has given all the feels of a Western-style shootout, fit for the Arlington venue. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays are going back and...

Razorbacks Hit the Road for a Spooky Saturday to Face Texas A&M

Razorbacks Hit the Road for a Spooky Saturday to Face Texas A&M

October 27, 2020

Because of a bye week on the schedule, the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-2) will load up and take a trip down to the Lone Star State for their annual face off versus the Texas A&M Aggies (3-1). Due to COVID-19...

Not so easy to dodge

Not so easy to dodge

The MLB Race for the Pennant continues with some familiar faces and some new ones
October 20, 2020

“America’s Favorite Pastime” has continued its traditional “Hunt for October,” as the MLB season concludes and the World Series is on the horizon. The number of teams has dwindled week by week,...

Nick Saban and the unexpected results

Nick Saban and the unexpected results

How Nick Saban Found The Silver Lining of COVID-19
October 20, 2020

The biggest game of the season for the Crimson Tide had an unexpected result last week. The Alabama Crimson Tide were set to face off with the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama head coach Nick Saban delivered...

Bears get declawed in Jonesboro

Bears get declawed in Jonesboro

UCA Suffers Defeat At the Hands of A-State
October 13, 2020

Over the weekend, the college from Conway traveled upstate to renew a rivalry that was once a big-time spectacle in the Natural State: UCA vs. ASU.   The Saturday afternoon showdown took place...

The official logo of the National Womens Basketball League

Sleepless in Seattle

Storm Capture Their Second WNBA Title in Three Seasons
October 13, 2020

In a season unlike any other, the Seattle Storm made their journey into yet another WNBA Finals. In-game 3 it started looking to reach the pinnacle of success that they’ve sought after since their last...

Ford trudges on to victory in Hot Springs

Ford trudges on to victory in Hot Springs

October 7, 2020

Last weekend, the Hot Springs Country Club hosted an Amateur Invitational tournament. Several Reddies golfers participated in a chance to take home that trophy.   The 36-hole tournament kicked...

The official logo of the National Basketball League

Time to turn on the “Heat”

October 7, 2020

After taking a 0-2 deficit in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat were faced with odds that weren’t in their favor. For them, this would be a first in the 2020 rendition of the NBA Playoffs.   The...

The official logo of the National Womens Basketball League

Wilson is the ‘Ace in the Hole’

September 22, 2020

A’ja Wilson was named the WNBA MVP, and deservingly so. She and LV Aces have been on a hot streak through the bubble this season. Since being drafted first overall by the Aces in 2018, Wilson has built...

COVID put a lid on the rim

COVID put a lid on the rim

September 22, 2020

It’s springtime, and sports are at its peak. The NBA is going into its final stretch of the regular season. College football and the NFL season had just come to an end a few weeks back. One of the greatest...

Pandemic positivity

April 27, 2020

Athletes Find Ways to Pass the Time During Quarantine   On March 12, the United States government issued rules for all major assemblies to be halted due to the spread of COVID-19, also known...

No Need To Wonder

February 23, 2020

During an action-packed weekend for Henderson State Athletics, HSU baseball took to the diamond in conference play versus the Wonder Boys of Arkansas Tech. The Reddies (4-9, 2-4 GAC), coming off of a Wednesday...

HSU Sweeps Ouachita in Hoops Duel

February 23, 2020

Indeed, there is a thin line between love and hate. That line is Highway 67 in Arkadelphia, AR. The duel at Duke-Wells on Jan. 16 ended in an HSU victory. Henderson (17-7, 12-6 GAC) crossed enemy lines...

Better Late Than Ever

February 23, 2020

The Reddies (17-7, 12-6 GAC) walked across the road into the eye of the Ouachita Tigers for a hardwood face off in the Ravine. The first time around, Henderson defended the Duke Wells Gym as they handed...

Reddies Put The Dogs On A Leash

February 20, 2020

As the end to the regular season swiftly approaches, HSU men's hoops look to solidify themselves a powerhouse heading into the conference tournament. The Reddies faced Southwestern Oklahoma State last...

Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba

February 1, 2020

Four of the greatest letters in basketball history. We all have memories that connect us to him. Even those who have never watched a game know who he is. Whether you hate him or love him, you can't deny...

Duty, Honor, Country

November 6, 2019

As Reddies of the past and present made their way back to campus to commemorate yet another Homecoming, the HSU Black Alumni Chapter (BAC) kicked off their weekend festivities with the Black Alumni Banquet....

Terrifying Thursday for The Tigers

Terrifying Thursday for The Tigers

Reddies Volleyball Makes Quick Work of OBU
November 1, 2019

Henderson returned to Arkadelphia for a Thursday night Halloween match-up where they paid a visit to their neighboring rivals of Ouachita Baptist. The Reddies were coming off a three-match road trip...

Reddies Rattled On-Road

Reddies Rattled On-Road

Volleyball Goes 1-2 on Road Before Facing Ravine Rivals
October 31, 2019

Looking to build on six straight wins, the Reddies' streak was put to the test on the road. They would play three matches, traveling to Christian Brothers University, Northwestern Oklahoma and Southwestern...

The Pack Gets Some Reddie Spirit

October 30, 2019

Change is inevitable, but history remains forever. For Henderson, this is good news. After much speculation, the Board of Trustees held a meeting on Oct. 24 to make the decision that could rewrite history...

Reddies Show-ed Up And Show-ed Out

Reddies Weather The Storm For A 5-Game Win Streak
October 18, 2019

Reddies volleyball began their two-day homestand in Duke-Wells Gym Thursday night against the Southeastern Oklahoma Savage Storm. Coming off of a triumphant trip to Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene,...

Reddies’ Weekend More Than OK

Volleyball Dominates in Oklahoma
October 14, 2019

As Henderson went into Fall Break, the athletics teams geared up for trips across the state lines into Oklahoma. The football team would go to battle against Southwestern Oklahoma State, as the volleyball...

Will 2020 Bring a Perfect Season?

Men's Women's Hoops Look to Rebound From 2018-19 Season
October 14, 2019

Hoops season is approaching and Henderson women's hoops are gearing up for another prolific season. The Reddies return all five starters for the previous season, including senior guards Pink Jones, who...