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Bentonville vaults into MaxPreps Cup standings lead

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.
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 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.
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

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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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

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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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

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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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 ››

7A-West Girls Accolades Unveiled

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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Fayetteville senior Sydney Crockett.
Here are the all-state and all-conference selections for 7A-West girls basketball.

All-State

Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside

Jordan Martin, G, Sr., Bentonville

Tiarra McDonald, F, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Bailey Schalk, F, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Schuldt, P, Sr., Fayetteville

Kira Shepard, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Peyton Taylor, G, Sr., Bentonville

All-Conference

Jaynee Alston, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Madison Brittain, F, Jr., Bentonville

Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Jacie Higgins, G, Soph., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Holmes, G, Soph., Fayetteville Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside Emily Jobst, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Accolades Unveiled

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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Bentonville junior guard Malik Monk.
Here are the all-state, all-conference and all-defense lists for 7A-West boys basketball.

All-State

Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lexus Hobbs, G, Jr., Rogers Heritage

Shakari Jones, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Malik Monk, G, Jr., Bentonville

Chris Owens, G, Sr., Springdale High

Payton Willis, G, Jr., Fayetteville

All-Conference

Josh Breathitt, F, Jr., Fayetteville

Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Alex Foree, F, Sr., Fort Smith Southside

Milacio Freeland, … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A and 6A Tournament parings almost set

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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 All that is left to decide is the 7A-West boys 2-3-4 seeds. An explanation of that scenario, as well as a few tiebreaks, in a bit.

Girls: Rogers 65, Springdale 60

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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Brooke Sagely scored a team-high 25 points and knocked down clutch free throws late to help Rogers High outlast Springdale High in its season finale.

Sagely made 13 of 14 free throws and also grabbed eight rebounds as the Lady Mounties (9-18, 3-11) held off Springdale down the stretch after rallying from a double-digit first-half deficit.

Rogers trailed 31-20 in the second quarter, but went on a 29-10 run to take the lead and control of the game. The Lady Mounties finished off a season sweep of the Lady Bulldogs in their final game.

Callie King added 13 and Samantha Brown 11 for Rogers.

Chasidee … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 61, Rogers 45

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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SPRINGDALE — Springdale High’s seniors finished their final game in Bulldog Gym in impressive fashion.

And the Bulldogs got a glimpse of a bright future, too.

Senior Chris Owens scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Bulldogs in double figures in a 61-45 win over Rogers High.

Fellow seniors Tyler Tutt and TreShawn Gause joined Owens in double figures, scoring 11 and 10, respectively. And so did freshman Tyler Garrett, scoring an impressive 10 points and also chipping in three rebounds, three steals and two assists in about 10 minutes off the bench in his Springdale debut after … Continue Reading ››