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Red Dog Q&A: Tyler Tutt

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 BKH-SHILOH-SDALE
Springdale senior Tyler Tutt.
Springdale High guard Tyler Tutt is in the midst of a standout senior season for the Bulldogs.

Tutt is averaging 9.6 points and has scored in double figures 10 times this season after seven double-digit scoring efforts his sophomore and junior seasons. He has already made more 3-pointers this year (32) than he made his sophomore and junior seasons combined (31).

Read Friday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a feature on Tutt.

You wear No. 3 because you’re a shooter?

No, I think it was Dwyane Wade. A long … Continue Reading ››

JC Westside girls rolling

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.

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The Lady Rebels (19-4, 10-0) are in firm control of the 2A-4 Conference race with four games left in the regular season.

Five players are averaging five or more points a game and McKenna Mainard is the leading scorer with 11.7 points a game. Marlee Stepp hit 6 of 11 3-point attempts and finished with 20 points in Tuesday's 64-36 win against Hartford.

Guard Hailey Weathers is averaging five assists and 2.5 steals a game for the Lady Rebels.

"I have had this group of girls since they were very young," said Coach Steve Golden. "We have a team GPA of 3.7 and … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Bentonville 62, Rogers Heritage 49

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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ROGERS — Bentonville was just too much for Rogers Heritage to handle Tuesday night.

Malik Monk poured in a game-high 30 points, while the Tigers’ inside tandem of Tyler Robinson and Ben Smith controlled the paint to carry Bentonville to a 62-49 win over the War Eagles in 7A-West Conference basketball play in War Eagle Arena.

Marcus Breedlove’s 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter pulled Heritage to within 42-37, but Bentonville (11-5, 5-0 7A-West) responded with a 10-2 run to put away the pesky War Eagles (13-6, 4-2).

The 6-foot-4 Monk, heralded as one of the top juniors in the country, didn’t score … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 64, Southside 42

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 — Kyler Mahar caught the pass at the free-throw line and fired a pass to the right wing without hesitation.

Seconds later, Tyler Tutt swished a 3-pointer to give Springdale High an early 7-0 lead and prompt a Fort Smith Southside timeout. Ball movement was back for the Bulldogs.

Southside struggled to slow Springdale’s crisp offense the rest of the night as the Bulldogs cruised to a 64-42 home win Tuesday.

“Our movement was really good on offense,” Springdale coach Brad Stamps said. “We talked about coming in, if we could get the ball in the heart of their defense, we were … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Southside 49, Springdale 38

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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Whitney O’Dell scored 16 and Shaniah Bishop added 12 as Fort Smith Southside used perfect clutch free-throw shooting to pull away late for a crucial 49-38 road win over Springdale.

The Lady Rebels (8-11, 2-4) made all 12 of their free throws in the fourth quarter to earn a key win, positioning themselves ahead of Springdale in the final playoff spot for the moment after close losses to Rogers Heritage and Springdale Har-Ber.

“We feel like we gave those away, so tonight we played a little looser,” Southside coach Sherry White said. “Feels great. It’s a big win. Good time to start … Continue Reading ››

Updated 4A-1 Conference standings

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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The second round of games in the 4A-1 Conference are under way and there were several key games played Friday night.

The Huntsville girls rallied in the final 11 seconds to knock off Prairie Grove 40-38. The Lady Eagles trailed by 3 points 38-35 before Miranda Campbell hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 22 seconds left. After a Prairie Grove miss, Campbell rebounded and drove down to hit a 14-foot jumper for the win. The victory kept Huntsville tied atop the league standings with Berryville, which routed Shiloh Christian on Friday.

On the boys side, Huntsville eeked out a narrow road win over … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

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's Malik Monk against Springdale.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.

  1. BENTONVILLE


Bentonville-Tigers

Previous Rank: 1

Record: 10-5; Conference: 4-0

Last Week: W, 52-45 at Springdale; W, 63-30 vs Rogers

This Week: at Heritage, Fayetteville

Bentonville is winning by an average margin of 22.8 points in 7A-West play, with the Springdale game the only victory decided by fewer than 15 points. The Tigers will round out the first half of conference play with games against three probable playoff teams, but … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

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's Pink Jones against Har-Ber.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.

  1. FAYETTEVILLE


Bulldog Purple head

Previous Rank: 1

Record: 13-5; Conference: 5-0

Last Week: W, 62-46 vs Har-Ber; W, 49-30 at Heritage

This Week: Rogers, at Bentonville

Fayetteville just keeps rolling. The Lady Bulldogs have won three of their last four games by double digits and should finish the first half of conference play 6-1, at worst. It’s becoming more and more apparent how much depth and athleticism the team has. … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Northside 58, Springdale 50

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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FORT SMITH — The final three minutes of Springdale High's crucial game at Fort Smith Northside featured their fair share of drama Friday.

Springdale coach Brad Stamps was whistled for a technical at a key juncture with less than three minutes left, then the game was momentarily halted as a Springdale trainer was escorted off the bench.

On the court, Tevin Brewer scored 20 points as Northside locked up a big 58-50 home victory in … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Northside 69, Springdale 49

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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Aahliyah Jackson and Kira Shepard each scored 19 points to lead Northside to a wire-to-wire 69-49 win over Springdale High.

It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Bears (18-1, 4-1), while shorthanded Springdale (10-8, 1-4) dropped its fourth in a row. The Lady Bulldogs were without their starting backcourt of junior Kierra Lang (ankle) and senior Ja'Vonda Daniels (flu) for the second straight game and couldn't overcome an early 15-4 Northside lead.

But … Continue Reading ››