Rapid Report: Shiloh Christian 77, Charleston 49

Broc Berus scored four touchdowns, and Shiloh Christian scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to pull away from Charleston and claim a wild victory over during Tuesday’s second game of the Hootens.com Kickoff Week at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Charleston, which had its 29-game win streak snapped, had made it a 43-36 game when Jackson Rowland and Mason Wisdom connected with 59-yard touchdown pass with 9 minutes, 36 seconds left in the third quarter before Shiloh Christian blew the game open. Berus, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior, scored on runs of 11 and 6 yards, then Jacob Plunkett returned an interception … Continue Reading ››

Mack, Springdale Top Defending 6A Champs

SPRINGDALE — Desiree Mack first noticed the plaque of program records in the Springdale High volleyball coaches’ office two years ago.

She’s since seen it countless times. And Tuesday, the senior outside hitter earned her place on it by recording a program-record 38 kills to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 3-2 (25-16, 21-25, 16-25, 25-23, 15-10) home win over defending Class 6A state champion Russellville.

“I’ve been trying to beat it since my sophomore year,” Mack said of Kristen Hilton’s previous record of 29 kills set in 2008.

The record-breaking performance helped the Lady Bulldogs (5-2) overcome a 2-1 deficit to earn … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Top 5: Nonconference Games

First-year Bentonville coach Jody Grant (left) and former Har-Ber standout Jake Hall against Webb City in 2013.
First-year Bentonville coach Jody Grant (left) and former Har-Ber standout Jake Hall against Webb City in 2013.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Top 5: Quarterbacks

Bentonville's Kasey Ford (left) and Fayetteville's Taylor Powell.
Bentonville's Kasey Ford (left) and Fayetteville's Taylor Powell.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s the schedule for the … Continue Reading ››

DOG DAYS: SHILOH CHRISTIAN’S JOHN MARCUS CARRUTHERS



For more on John Marcus Carruthers, check out Tuesday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

At A Glance

John Marcus Carruthers

School: Shiloh Christian

Class: Junior

Height: 5-8

Weight: 180

Position: Running back/safety

Notable: Rushed for 663 yards and 7 touchdowns last season as a sophomore. ... Accounted for more than 270 all-purpose yards against Jonesboro Westside in a first-round playoff game. ... Will start at strong safety this season as well as running back.

Chip Souza • @nwachip

7A-West Top 5: Defensive Linemen

Fort Smith Southside's Daevon Johnson (left) and Fayetteville's Eli Hale.
Fort Smith Southside's Daevon Johnson (left) and Fayetteville's Eli Hale.


High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Top 5: Offensive Linemen

High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s the schedule for the series.

Monday, Aug. 24 — Jerseys

Tuesday, Aug. 25 — RBs

Wednesday, Aug. 26 — LBs

Thursday, Aug. 27 — WRs

Friday, Aug. 28 — DBs

Saturday, Aug. 29 — OL

Sunday, Aug. 30 … Continue Reading ››

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