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New 2018-20 Conference Alignments Announced

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Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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The Arkansas Activities Association released its conference alignments for all sports but football Tuesday following a meeting of its board of directors.

These conference alignments are a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed July 31. These become effective at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Class 6A

Central — Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside, Little Rock Catholic/Mount St. Mary, Little Rock Central, North Little Rock

West — Bentonville, Bentonville West, Fayetteville, Rogers, Rogers Heritage, Springdale, Springdale Har-Ber, Van Buren

Class 5A

East — Greene Co. Tech, Jonesboro, Marion, Mountain Home, Nettleton, Paragould, Searcy, West Memphis

Central — Beebe, Jacksonville, Little Rock Hall, Little … Continue Reading ››

2018-20 Classifications Announced

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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The Arkansas Activities Association has announced the classification breakdown of the state's high schools for all sports except football as a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed during the annual meeting of the governing body July 31 in Little Rock.

This will become effective with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. The number beside each school's name is its average attendance in grades 9-11 over a three-year span (estimated in some instances, such as newer schools), and private schools must play one classification higher.

Conference assignments for each school will be announced at a later date.

Class 6A 1. … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps Spotlight: Springdale Har-Ber’s Blake Thompson

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Springdale Har-Ber senior outfielder Blake Thompson discusses his senior season and the Wildcats going for their first state title Friday vs. Cabot. Coach Ron Bradley also details Thompson's impact and improvement:

7A Spring Standings (through May 5)

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Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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The regular season for baseball and softball is done (as are the seeds). Though there are only a handful of makeup games for soccer on Monday, all seemingly play a role in playoffs in both the 7A-Central and 7A-West. BASEBALL 2017-05-06 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Though Bryant and North Little Rock lost, NLR gets the 2 seed and first-round bye while Bryant is the 3 seed via head-to-head tiebreaker (split, NLR won by 5+, Bryant by 4). Conway is the four seed, Catholic 5 and Southside beat Northside to claim the sixth seed via … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Baseball Report

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Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers Heritage, as well as West Fork and Gentry.
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Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 1.44.28 PM Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 1.45.25 PM Standings Rogers High The Mounties will enter the Class 7A state tournament red-hot, having won 10 of their last 12 games and seven straight conference games. A big reason for the recent success is their starting pitching. Rogers (15-11) will be the No. 5 seed from the 7A-West and play Conway, the No. 4 seed from the 7A-Central at noon … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (through May 3)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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The regular season for baseball and softball wrap up on Friday while a handful of makeup games will finish the soccer season on Monday. Though there a few berths still left to be clinch, there is a lot of seeding left to be decided. BASEBALL 2017-05-03 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Bryant is the 2 seed with a win over Conway or a North Little Rock loss to Cabot. North Little Rock is the 2 seed with a win and Bryant loss. Conway is the fourth seed and Catholic is the fifth seed. Northside and Southside will … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Sainsbury’s Back, Back Again

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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After a few weeks away from the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week spotlight, Pea Ridge's Jakota Sainsbury has returned with a bullet.

Sainsbury was a regular tweet of the week winner back when he was throwing touchdown passes for the Blackhawks' 4A state runner-up football team. He even became the first back-to-back tweet of the week winner back on Dec. 12. did make a few appearances here and there throughout basketball season, but the junior hadn't put out any tweets — that caught our eye anyway — that were worthy of the top spot.

He doesn't play basketball, so perhaps that … Continue Reading ››