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Looking ahead (Part 4) — The 2016-18 Reclassification Cycle

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
NOTE: The following is the fourth part of a series focusing on the 2016-18 reclassification cycle and how it will affect schools throughout the state. This will address Class 3A and 4A basketball, baseball and softball, as well as the mixed districts inside those two classes.

There is a lot of mystery that could surround the thought of mixing the state's Class 4A and 3A schools placing them into districts, the result of Proposal No. 4 being passed during the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting with the governing body.

The thought behind this was to cut down on travel, and the only … Continue Reading ››

Stamps Takes Fayetteville Assistant Job

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
STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Brad Stamps, Springdale head coach, call out to his team against Shiloh Christian Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale. Springdale won 68-39.
STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Brad Stamps, Springdale head coach, call out to his team against Shiloh Christian Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale. Springdale won 68-39.
Springdale High head boys basketball coach Brad Stamps is headed home to coach at his alma mater after being hired as Fayetteville’s assistant coach Thursday.

The hire is pending … Continue Reading ››

US Basketball invites Monk to Training Camp

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
Bentonville standout Malik Monk is among 24 high school and college players to earn invitations to the US Basketball U19 World Championship Team men's training camp. AN BKH-NORTH-BENTMonk, a 6-foot-4 rising senior guard, will head to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the camp, which runs from June 12-26 and is used to determine the 12-man roster for the United States' U19 team. There will be two days with two practices each day once training camp begins before the team roster will be announced. More on this story will be in … Continue Reading ››

Looking Ahead (Part 2) — The 2016-18 Reclassification Cycle

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
NOTE: The following is the second part in a series concerning the next reclassification cycle and how it could affect schools. This one focuses on those in Class 5A and 6A schools. Will it be East/West or North/South? It's probably the biggest question for those involved with the 16 Class 6A football teams in the 2016-18 reclassification cycle.  As mentioned in the first part of this series, the Class 6A teams will not be in mixed conferences with the Class 7A for the first time since the 2010-11 season. Now comes time to figure out how they will be split into their respective … Continue Reading ››

Looking ahead (Part 1): The 2016-18 Reclassification Cycle

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
Another year of high school sports is officially in the books, and there is still three more months before the next one begins. Still, it didn't take long for some people to look beyond next season, especially when the Arkansas Activities Association released the classification numbers for the 2016-18 cycle on April 30. These numbers — consisting of a school's average number of students in grades 9-11 over a three-year span — determine a school's classification for those two school years. The next cycle marks the beginning of Bentonville West and a consolidated Jacksonville-North Pulaski high school, marking some of the noticeable … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville vaults into MaxPreps Cup standings lead

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
Bentonville has made its move toward becoming the first school to win the MaxPreps Cup — which is awarded to the nation's best high school athletic program — for a second consecutive year. Bentonville-TigersBentonville, which was in a tie for second place through the fall sports season, now has 818 points after the winter sports have been tabulated. Carmel, Ind., the school that was tied with Bentonville, is in second place with 764 points, just six points ahead of fall sports leader Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh, N.C. Rounding out the top 10 schools … Continue Reading ››

New reclassification numbers causes changes in schools

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
Henry Apple
The Arkansas Activities Association released the numbers for the 2016-18 reclassification cycle Thursday. Here are some of changes that will take place, beginning in the fall of 2016. Class 7A — The emergence of Bentonville West causes West Memphis to drop to Class 6A. Because of the Bentonville split, Springdale High will now be the state's largest school in attendance, with a three-year average of 2440.33 students in grades 9-11. Class 6A — The new schools are West Memphis and Jacksonville, which will consolidate with Class 5A North Pulaski. Alma and Little Rock Parkview will drop out. Class 5A — Alma is back in … Continue Reading ››

10 Springdale Athletes Sign

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
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Springdale's Chris Owens
SPRINGDALE — Basketball standouts Chris Owens and TreShawn Gause highlighted a 10-athlete signing ceremony at Springdale High on Tuesday morning.

Owens signed with Pittsburg State, while Gause inked with Eastern Arizona College.

Owens will move on after a stellar two-sport career for the Bulldogs, highlighted by earning all-state basketball honors his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged a team-high 12.6 points for Springdale’s Class 7A state runner-up team. This year, he averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, both team-highs.

Several schools came into … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Standouts Set For AAU Action

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
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Springdale's Tyler Garrett and Chasidee Owens.
A number of Springdale High boys and girls basketball players are set to play for high-level AAU basketball teams this spring and summer.

Rising sophomore Tyler Garrett is playing on the Arkansas Wings Elite 15-and-under team after being brought up to play the final three varsity games for the Bulldogs as a freshman this spring. The 5-foot-10 guard scored 10 points in his high-school debut, then started both of Springdale’s state tournament games.

Senior Kyler Mahar is playing on the 17U Northwest Arkansas Wings Elite … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Daniels Signs

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
AN BKG-BENT-SDALE 007 Springdale High senior Ja’Vonda Daniels signed with Independence (Kan.) Community College on Wednesday.

The 5-foot-9 guard played an integral role in turning around the Springdale program during her career. She was a three-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs and led the team in scoring this year, averaging 11.2 points per game while playing both guard spots. She will play shooting guard at the next level after choosing the junior college program following a visit to the campus.

“I just felt good when I went on the visit,” Daniels said. “It helped … Continue Reading ››