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Springdale’s Been commits to Bacone

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

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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.
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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.
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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 Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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Red Dog Q&A: Carson Johnson

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.
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Senior Carson Johnson has been one of Springdale’s leaders in the Bulldogs’ best season since the school district split in 2006.

The leadoff-hitting infielder is batting .422 with 16 stolen bases, 13 RBIs and a gaudy .677 on-base percentage. He is a four-year starter, three-year leadoff hitter and committed to Warner, Okla.-based Connors State in November.

Here’s a Q&A with Johnson. Read a feature on him in Thursday’s Northwest Arkansas-Democrat Gazette.

Have you always worn No. 6?

For two years I’ve worn 6. I used to wear 24.

Why’d you switch?

I wanted 24 but a senior had it and it … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST REPORT: WEEK 2

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 Tyler Blackston, Springdale Har-Ber shortstop, tags out Bentonville runner Dalton Herrera at second on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
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Tyler Blackston, Springdale Har-Ber shortstop, tags out Bentonville runner Dalton Herrera at second on Monday March 28, 2016 during the game at Bentonville's Tiger Athletic Complex.
7A-West Baseball Springdale Har-Ber Springdale Har-Ber will participate in a tournament at Springfield, Mo., after splitting two games with … Continue Reading ››