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Style of Rogers sophomore fashions a state title

story.lead_photo.captionBentonville’s Ella Coleman returns a ball during her match against Fort Smith Northside’s Kate Files in the Class 6A girls state championship match Tuesday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock. More photos available online at arkansasonline. com/1014tennis.
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A sophomore got the best of a senior in the Class 6A state boys singles tennis championship.

Rogers sophomore Collin Matthews defeated Little Rock Central senior Jake Maxson 6-2, 7-6 to win the Class 6A boys title on Tuesday afternoon at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.

Matthews kept his game plan simple going into the match.

“I was trying to win the state title and trying to stay consistent,” Matthews said. “I was going to do whatever it takes.”

Maxson led the first set 2-1, but Matthews went on to score the set’s final five points to go ahead 1-0 in

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Kittery’s Rogers Park a gift that became a hidden gem – News – seacoastonline.com

Kittery, Maine, is a town of many hidden gems. Some residents – including myself – would prefer to keep these treasures secret so they don’t become spoiled, overcrowded tourist attractions.

But as popular as picturesque Rogers Park may be to local townsfolk, and dog owners especially, there are probably few who know and appreciate the story behind it.

This thickly wooded site overlooking Spruce Creek is fortunately tucked into a corner of Kittery mostly known by locals only, and not far at all from the shopping outlets for which the town is famous. It’s a spot where visitors can actually get a sense of what the area might have been like 400 years ago.

What many folks might not realize is the park was a gift from a local family whose ancestors came to America almost that long ago, aboard the Mayflower. Specifically, these 27 acres were handed over to

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Christopher John Rogers Offers Beauty Escapism With Flying Braids and Two-Tone Lips

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher John Rogers.

Much like last season, hairstylist Naeemah LaFond provided an array of head-turning hair looks. “They’re very playful and whimsical, yet still have that air of chic and powerful woven throughout that we have come to associate with the CJR woman,” she says of conceptualizing the collection’s hair looks. Using Amika’s Headstrong Intense Hold Hairspray, she sculpted sky-reaching styles, such as the towering Afros and chandelier-like braids. “The towering crown look was a labor of love inspired by the Zulu women of South Africa and their traditional braided headdresses,” says LaFond, adding that she wrapped pre-loc-ed hair extensions around a cylinder base and added pieces of textured hair to “break up the texture and make it feel more lived-in.”

For the flying braids, which were inspired by LaFond’s daughter, Milah, she was going for a nostalgia meets futurism. “Creating this look reminded me of getting

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