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Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

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Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

Athlete of the Week: Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin

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Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin's dominating double-double vaulted the Lady Bulldogs into the Class 7A State Championship.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward was 5-of-7 from the floor to finished with 13 points in a 49-40 win over Little Rock Central. She also had a whopping 19 rebounds, including 11 of team’s 22 offensive boards, in only 20 minutes of action. In the quarterfinals, Franklin had 10 points.

For her effort, Franklin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performers and performances from the past week: Paige Devecsery, Farmington, junior right-hander pitched a complete-game one-hitter and … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville This Week

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Three More

The Lady Bulldogs (27-2), winners of 19 straight, are three wins away from a state championship. They won the 7A-West with the program’s ninth undefeated conference championship run. They earned a bye into the quarterfinals and will take on the Conway (4th-Central)/Springdale Har-Ber (5th-West) winner at 4 p.m. on Friday.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville wing Grayce Spangler (3) reaches to score over Springdale guard Destiny Jackson (12) Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during the first half in Bulldog Arena. Spangler hit a 3-pointer that began a 16-0 run to close out last Friday's 47-38 come-from-behind … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage this week

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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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The War Eagles basketball team lost its  regular-season finale to 7A-West co-champion Springdale Har-Ber, but their season's not over.<br><br> Heritage (15-12, 7-7 7A-West) will be the No. 5 seed from the West and will take on defending state champion Cabot in the first round of the state tournament in Van Buren on Wednesday evening at 8:30.. If Heritage wins its first-round game, the War Eagles would face Har-Ber, again on Friday evening at 5:30..<br><br> The Lady War Eagles finished 6-21 and 0-14 in the 7A-West..<br><br> The Heritage spring sports open this week. The softball team hosts Siloam Springs on Tuesday. The War Eagle … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High this week

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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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The Lady Mounties rallied from a big halftime deficit to claim a 53-49 road win against Springdale High on Friday to grab the No. 3 seed in this week's state tournament..<br><br> Rogers High (17-10, 9-5 7A-West) will take on Mount St. Mary on Thursday afternoon at 1 in a first-round state tournament matchup in Van Buren..<br><br> The Rogers boys failed to qualify for the state tournament and finished 7-20 overall and 0-14 in the league..<br><br> The Rogers High springs sports kick off this week as the baseball team hosts Alma on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. The Lady Mounties softball team is slated to … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Basketball Standings (with Likely State Tournament Seeds)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.
2017-02-24 7A Basketball Standings
Here is my disclaimer - my numbers are unofficial. The athletic directors and AAA officials will make the final determinations as what the seeds are as well as settle any tiebreakers.
Having said there, here is what I have (unofficially) for seeds.
BOYS (in order of seeding) Central - North Little Rock, FS Northside, LR Central, Cabot, Conway, & Bryant. West - Springdale Har-Ber, Bentonville, Van Buren, Fayetteville, Rogers Heritage, & Bentonville West.
We have a couple of close tiebreakers in the 7A-Central Boys and the 7A-West Boys. In fact, the … Continue Reading ››