7A West Baseball Report: Week 7

7A-West Hitting Leaders 7A-West Pitching Leaders conference standings Springdale High Shohn Doty and Springdale know the date, time and location of their first-round playoff game. Whether the Bulldogs (19-10) play Little Rock Catholic, Bryant or Conway at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday is still up in the air. Springdale is locked into the West’s No. 6 seed, but that trio of teams is still competing for the Central’s second seed, which won’t be … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Johnston commits to Bacone

COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston
COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston


Springdale senior Kyler Johnston verbally committed to Bacone College on Thursday afternoon.

The senior right-hander becomes Springdale’s second baseball player to commit or sign this year, joining infielder Carson Johnson, who signed with Connors State in November. Johnston will be joined at the Muskogee, Okla., school by teammate Payton Morris, who signed with the school’s wrestling program and also plans to walk on to the baseball team.

Johnston has been Springdale’s Tuesday starter in … Continue Reading ››

Goodsell wins 3rd state title in discus

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.
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Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.


Springdale senior Ryann Goodsell won her third state championship in four years with a career-best throw in the discus Thursday at the Class 7A state track and field meet in Conway.

Goodsell finished first with … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST SOFTBALL REPORT

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BENTONVILLE The Lady Tigers (26-1, 13-0) tied a school record for victories in a single season with their 3-0 victory Tuesday over Rogers Heritage, as well as clinched the 7A-West Conference title and the league’s No. 1 seed for the Class 7A state tournament. There’s just one thing left for Bentonville to do before the regular season is over, and the Lady Tigers have never done it before: complete an unblemished run through conference play. Bentonville will try to complete that run Thursday with a home game against … Continue Reading ››

Prep Track Notebook

Two records were rewritten and four more were broken as the week of state track meets began Monday with the Class 1A meet in Harrison and the Class 2A meet in England.

Jacksonville Lighthouse's Jordan McNair revised his Class 1A state meet record when he ran the boys 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds, surpassing the 11.08 time he set last year. Meanwhile, Matthew Standridge of Caddo Hills raised the bar on his state record in the boys pole vault when he cleared 15 feet, surpassing the 14-2 mark he set last year.

Meanwhile, England's B.J. Thompson broke the Class 2A state meet … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Performances Update

NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through April 28, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the ar.milesplit.com website.

Coaches who have athletes with performances that should be included in this group should send the athlete's name (all four names if a relay event is involved) with the time or distance and where the performance took place to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports writer Henry Apple at happle@nwadg.com.

BOYS

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Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58

Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.69

Jordan Jones, Smackover, 10.73*

Cameron Grissom, Texarkana, 10.81

200

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 21.66

Zach Jewell, Mena, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s McFarlane commits to Kansas JUCO

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Ishine McFarlane (32) and Kyler Mahar of Springdale celebrate after defeating Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.
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Ishine McFarlane (32) and Kyler Mahar of Springdale celebrate after defeating Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.


Springdale senior Ishine McFarlane committed to Allen Community College on Monday and plans to sign with the Kansas junior college in the near future.

The … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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SPRINGDALE

Springdale controls its own destiny with two 7A-West games remaining.

Win twice and the Bulldogs (15-5, 9-3) will clinch at least a share of the conference title and the West’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament. Springdale closes the regular season by hosting Fort Smith Southside, which it beat 8-0 in the first half of conference play, then playing at Rogers, which it rallied to beat 2-1 in the teams’ first meeting.

Springdale enters the final week tied in the loss column with Bentonville, but … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST GIRLS SOCCER

7A-WEST GIRLS STANDINGS TEAM^OVERALL^CONFERENCE Bentonville^14-4^11-0 Fayetteville^13-3-1^11-1 Rogers Heritage^13-7^6-6 FS Northside^14-7^6-6 Springdale Har-Ber^4-9^4-7 FS Southside^8-9^4-7 Rogers^6-11^3-8 Springdale^2-15-2^0-11 BENTONVILLE Lady Tigers coach Kristina Henry could see both good and bad in her team getting an unexpected day off last week.

Bentonville (14-4, 11-0) had its home game Friday night against Rogers High called off because of inclement weather. That game has now been scheduled for May 9 at the Tiger Athletic Complex.

“It hurts because we could have planned something different as far as training if we knew we weren’t going to play,” Henry said. “We would also prefer not to play on in wet, sloppy conditions.

“On the good side, it allows us to be … Continue Reading ››

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