State’s Best Performances Of 2017

BOYS 100 Jadon Jackson, Bentonville West                                       10.74 Nick Porter, North Little Rock                                              11.00 Travis McKnight, Pine Bluff                                                    11.03 Payton Copher, Springdale Har-Ber                                 11.10 Caleb Christensen, Van Buren                                              11.16 Dandrea Green, Magnolia                                                       11.20 Britton Alley, Cabot                                                                    11.20 Cooper Elliot, Pea Ridge                                                          11.21 200 Kennedy Lightner, North Little Rock                               21.75 Travis McKnight, Pine Bluff                                                   22.41 Vontarius Ware, Springdale Har-Ber                              22.58 Keeton Calvin, Helena-West Helena Central            22.68 Jadon Jackson, Bentonville West                                      22.75 Payton Copher, Springdale Har-Ber                                22.86 Nick Porter, North Little Rock                                             22.93 Cooper Elliot, Pea Ridge                                                         23.02 400 Kennedy Lightner, North Little Rock                              49.50 Tevin Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber                               49.70 Devin Dougherty, Bentonville High                                49.79 Caleb Edwards, Springdale Har-Ber                               … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Notebook

Rogers Heritage The Lady War Eagles started 7A-West Conference play well with a 12-1 win over Springdale High on Tuesday.

Heritage's Lora Brown led the offensive barrage going 3-for-4, including two home runs, and six RBIs. Brittney Dean also had three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for Heritage (3-1), which banged out 12 hits. Pitcher Sarah Pollock allowed just one hit and one run (unearned), while striking out nine and walking two.

Heritage's lone loss thus far came to Greenwood 8-7, but the Lady War Eagles battled back from an early 7-2 deficit and had the tying run on … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

7A-West Girls Soccer Notebook

Fayetteville The Lady Purple'Dogs are 5-1 heading into Tuesday's home match against Bentonville, which is the 7A-West opener. Cabot handed Fayetteville its only setback, a 4-0 loss on Friday. But it bounced back with a 1-0 win against Maumelle on Saturday during the Harrison Tournament.

It was Fayetteville's second tourney after it won the Fort Smith Tournament the previous weekend. With 12 seniors gone off of last season's 7A state semifinalist team, winning a tourney was a welcome start to the season.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville coach Joe Thoma speaks to his players Tuesday, April 12, 2016, before … <a href=Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Notebook


Joe Thoma is back leading the boys’ program, which he began in 1990, after coaching the Fayetteville girls team only the past several seasons.

“It’s been a lot of fun coaching them again,” Thoma said. “It feels like we’re kinda of back to where we started and we had a fun opening weekend.”

After opening the season by losing against Bryant 5-4 on shootouts (the match ended 0-0) and 2-1 against DeQueen, the Bulldogs (3-2) have won three straight matches heading into Tuesday’s 7A-West Conference opener against Bentonville at 5:30 p.m. Harmon Field.

With 14 seniors lost to graduation off last season’s squad … Continue Reading ››

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