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Rogers High this week

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Fayetteville’s Coulters win Tweet of the Week

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This week, we're taking a little different approach by giving fictitious (aka make believe) awards for each of the tweets that we highlight.

Of course, we're begin as we always do with the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week, which also could have won the award for the "Best HBD tweet" if it hadn't been filled with so much irony. (Note for readers over 40: "HBD" stands for Happy Birthday)

Fayetteville's Blake Coulter sent the tweet to his sister, Kylee Coulter. The irony is in the sad fact that Kylee — a University of Nebraska-Omaha basketball signee — underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. Also, … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week 2.7.17

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Thanks to last week's signing day, there are far fewer recruiting-related tweets to post here.

Of course, there were dozens — if not more — of tweets from signing ceremonies and because there were too many to count, we're going to skip posting them all here.

Otherwise, we wouldn't have space for other awesome tweets, like this one from Springdale Har-Ber's Zane King. It was posted shortly after the New England Patriots rallied from a 25-point, third quarter deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI.

King's well-timed tweet was spot on, especially when considering how … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week 1.31.17

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Also known as "National Signing Day," Wednesday marks the beginning of the week-long national signing period. That's crowded Twitter timelines more than usual with visits, offers and pledges for the past few weeks.

We'll get to all of those in a bit.

But first, the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove junior softball player Ali Edgar. She's been a regular with her witty tweets, but this one was extra funny — especially because she's tweeting about a teacher named "Mileham." That may be Tigers baseball coach Chris Mileham, which makes the exchange even more comical:

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Tweets of the Week: W2.17

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With national signing day just around the corner on Feb. 1, we've got several exciting recruiting-related tweets to get to, so we're diving right into the other top tweets from the past week.

Besides, no one really reads all the usual jibber jabber blah blah blah that typically leads this thing off.

This week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove softball player Madison Brockman.

It's simple, but simply perfection. Well, other than the minor grammatical hiccup. (Madison, because your thief is unknown, it should be "whomever.")

But who (or is it whom?? smh) friggin' cares. This is Twitter, not English 101 … Continue Reading ››

State, Regional Tournament Sites Selected

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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and 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 following is the list of schools that earned rights to host regional and state tournaments for winter, spring and some fall sports following Thursday's selection meeting at the Arkansas Activities Association's office in North Little Rock.

Not all tournaments received bids, and the AAA will fill those vacancies at a later date.

Basketball

Region, Feb. 22-25; State, Feb. 27-March 4

Class 7A

State: Van Buren

Class 6A

State: Lake Hamilton

Class 5A

State: Magnolia

Class 4A

North Region: West Fork

South Region: Nashville

East Region: Cave City

State: Nashville

Class 3A

Region 1: Charleston

Region 2: Rose Bud

Region 3: Riverside

Region 4: Prescott

State: Bald Knob

Class 2A

North: Carlisle

South: Magnet Cove

West/Central: Pangburn

State: Quitman

Class 1A

Region 1: Omaha

Region 2: Calico Rock

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School Bidders Announced For Tourneys

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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and 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 following is a list of schools that have submitted bids to the Arkansas Activities Association to host state or regional tournaments for this winter, spring and some fall events. The AAA will announce which schools will earn the right to host these tournaments at 2 p.m. Thursday at its office in North Little Rock.

Not all tournaments received bids, and the AAA will fill those vacancies at a later date.

Basketball

Region, Feb. 22-25; State, Feb. 27-March 4

Class 7A

State: Van Buren

Class 6A

State: Lake Hamilton

Class 5A

State: Magnolia

Class 4A

North: Ozark, West Fork

South: Nashville

East: Cave City

State: Nashville

Class 3A

Region 1: Charleston, Jessieville, Mansfield

Region 2: Rose Bud

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3A/4A This Week 1.9.17

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Photo by Randy Moll Prairie Grove senior Isaac Disney has missed the past five games with a torn labrum. In this shot from last January, Disney  puts one up under the basket while defended by Cole Cripps, Gentry junior, and Matt Juilleratt, Gentry senior, during play between the two teams in Gentry on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Photo by Randy Moll
Prairie Grove senior Isaac Disney has missed the past five games with a torn labrum. In this shot from last January, Disney puts one up under the … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 7-13

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As much as anything, social media gives people a voice on social trends and issues.

Our country is in the midst of the most divisive issue in Twitter's decade-long history.

We were hesitant to tackle tweets about the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in order to keep this space light and fun, but the election is what's on many people's minds as much, of not more, than the Arkansas high school football playoffs.

Now that Trump is President-elect, let's take a look at NWA coaches and players to offer their voice through the most thoughtful, inspiring and entertaining tweets.

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ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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No need to spend all day searching Twitter because we've already compiled the most intriguing, inspiring and entertaining tweets from Northwest Arkansas high school players and coaches into this simple list below.

The past week was filled with tons of great tweets and our search for more funny folks is ongoing, so if you have any suggested follows or a tweet worthy of consideration, always feel free to tag @NWACappy.

The Tweet of the Week comes from Bentonville West boys basketball coach Greg White, which comes as no surprise to anyone who follows Coach White because his Twitter game is always spot … Continue Reading ››