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ARPreps Spotlight: Springdale Har-Ber’s Blake Thompson

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

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)

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.
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

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

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.
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 ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (though April 28)

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.
With just one week left in the regular season, most of the playoff berths in the spring sports (baseball, boys soccer, girls soccer, softball) have been clinched, but only a few seeds have been locked in. Here a look at how the conference races will likely play out. This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at every scenario, but just a generalized ideal of what may (or may not) happen in the final week of the regular season. There should be a better idea of scenarios after Tuesday’s game. BASEBALL 2017-04-28 7A Baseball Standings 7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the top … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

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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5A:7A BB Leaders Week 4   standings Fayetteville The postseason picture is clear for the Purple’Dogs: Win one, and they’re No. 1.

With two games remaining in 7A-West play, Fayetteville remains atop the league standings with a 10-2 record.

Fayetteville has a nonconference tune-up at home against Stillwater, Okla., at 4:30 p.m. on Friday before wrapping up conference play with two games against Van Buren beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Bulldogs Stadium.

Van Buren (8-3 in 7A-West) has a make-up game today against Springdale … Continue Reading ››