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Springdale athletes earn state, conference accolades

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
Jimmy Carter
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 had 14 spring-sport athletes who earned player of the year, all-state or all-conference recognition in baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and track and field.

In track and field, senior Ryann Goodsell was named … Continue Reading ››

State Finals at one site great for baseball fans

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Van Buren High School and an high school prep historian who been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … when he was in high school.

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Since 1999, thanks to the Arkansas Activities Association and its member schools, high school baseball fans will be in Nirvana this weekend. For the 18th straight season, baseball championships in all classifications will be played at one site. All but one (2011 at UCA’s Bear Stadium) of those years have been at Baum Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus. Soccer and softball will play their finals here as well. Just like football and basketball, playing the finals at one site gives fans across the state to see the best teams in each classification battle for a state championship. HereContinue Reading ››

Springdale’s Been commits to Bacone

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
Jimmy Carter
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.


Springdale senior center fielder Nick Been verbally committed to Bacone College on Friday.

Been chose the NAIA program in Muskogee, Okla., a day after RHP and teammate Kyler Johnston also announced his plans to continue … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report: Week 7

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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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

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
Jimmy Carter
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 ››

7A-West Baseball Report: Week 6

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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7A-West Hitting Leaders7A-West Pitching Leaders NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Joey Savin Fayetteville pitcher, is greeted by teammates after the final out against Rogers Hertage Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. Savin held the War Eagles to one run on five hits in the Bulldogs 6-1 victory. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Joey Savin Fayetteville pitcher, is greeted by teammates after the final out against Rogers … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST REPORT: WEEK 5

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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Blaze Brothers, Springdale Har-Ber second baseman, fields a Bentonville ground ball on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
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Blaze Brothers, Springdale Har-Ber second baseman, fields a Bentonville ground ball on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
standings 7A-West Stats Week 5 Springdale Har-Ber The Har-Ber Wildcats are the leaders … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Baseball Report: Week 4

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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7A-West Leaders Week 4

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Brady Patrick pitches for Springdale Har-Ber on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game against Bentonville at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
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Brady Patrick pitches for Springdale Har-Ber on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game against Bentonville at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
7A-West baseball SPRINGDALE HAR-BER Har-Ber didn’t need a late comeback Wednesday to beat … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST BASEBALL REPORT: WEEK 3

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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7A-West Stat Leaders  
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Harrison Heffley, Rogers pitcher, confers with catcher Jackson Field on Friday March 4, 2016 during the game against Greenwood at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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Harrison Heffley, Rogers pitcher, confers with catcher Jackson Field on Friday March 4, 2016 during the game against Greenwood at Veterans Park in Rogers.
7A-West standings ROGERS HIGH Mounties coach Matt Melson tried to … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: LUKE’S JOURNEY

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the four daily newspapers in Northwest Arkansas. His primary beat is Shiloh Christian. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas.
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