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Bentonville West 2016-17 Boys Preview

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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.
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CENTERTON — A high school basketball team whose most experienced player is the coach's son is a rather common sight to see. Hayden White is no exception this year, but he receives that label by default. That's because the junior guard came over from Gravette with his father Greg, who will coach Bentonville West's boys basketball team in its inaugural year. Pictures by David Beach - Gabe Hornsby goes up for a layup against Gravette at Bentonville West High School on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Pictures by David Beach - … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Girls 2016-17 Preview

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.
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CENTERTON — Patience has become Randy Richardson's mantra as Bentonville West's girls begin their inaugural season.

Richardson, a long-time assistant at Bentonville High, would love nothing more than to have the high-intensity practices that he grown accustomed to while he was with the Lady Tigers. But with no seniors on this Lady Wolverines and nobody with varsity playing experience, he's having to change his philosophy somewhat as his young players grown into his new system.

David Beach - Special to the NWA Democrat-Gazette – Imani Montgomery takes a jumper at Bentonville West High School … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Springdale High basketball preview

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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SPRINGDALE HIGH BOYS 'Rebuilding' would be the term best used to describe Jeremy Price's Springdale team this winter. Last year, Price floored a senior-laden club in a loaded 7A-West. The Red'Dogs won their way into the state tournament as a 4-seed, where they knocked off Conway and played eventual state champion Cabot down to the wire on the Panthers' home court. Gone now are those seniors, and a cast of fresh faces will have to carry the load. "We lost, I think, 12 seniors last year," Price said. "It was good having that age and we had a few kids with a little experience, … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov 14-20

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Someone asked about the process behind our Tweets of the Week feature, which is entering its sixth week with the publishing of this post.

It's not an exact science, although we wish there was a better way to find the best tweets from NWA coaches and players each week. We look at rosters and begin searching for each player to see if they have a public Twitter account. Once found, we simply scroll through all of their tweets to try to find something — anything — that's interesting in some way. We cull out all the RTs (retweets) and look at … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Girls Preview

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.
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BENTONVILLE — There's always a certain amount of change that basketball teams deal with year in and year out because of different players, and Bentonville High girls coach Tom Halbmaier is no different in that matter.

"Our team changed a little bit," Halbmaier said. "Whenever you lose some good senior leadership and bring some youth in, there's always going to be a transitional phase. "In terms of the camaraderie and the chemistry, it's there. We just have to get more reps."

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Lauren Hargus, Bentonville junior, works her way around Meredith … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys Preview

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.
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BENTONVILLE — Nobody is probably more ready to get the regular season started than Bentonville High boys basketball coach Jason McMahan. The Tigers' offseason has been brutal enough.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS ¥ @NWAMICHAELW Springdale's David Carachure (2) tries to get past Bentonville defender Jordan Hemphill (3) during their game Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Springdale High School.
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Springdale's David Carachure (2) tries to get past Bentonville defender Jordan Hemphill (3) during their game Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Springdale High School.
Jordan Hemphill suffered a broken … Continue Reading ››

PREP BKB: Rogers Heritage boys preview

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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 Seth Stanley of Rogers Heritage makes a basket over Avery Benson of Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Jan. 29, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.
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Seth Stanley of Rogers Heritage makes a basket over Avery Benson of Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Jan. 29, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.
War Eagles more balanced Rogers Heritage returns just one player who saw significant playing time a year ago, but that hasn't dampened his … Continue Reading ››

PREP BKB: Rogers Heritage girls preview

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/ANDY SHUPE Brooke Menke (right) of Rogers Heritage drives to the basket as Jasmine Franklin of Fayetteville defends Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the second half of play in Bulldog Gymnasium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Brooke Menke (right) of Rogers Heritage drives to the basket as Jasmine Franklin of Fayetteville defends Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the second half of play in Bulldog Gymnasium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
Lady War … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber basketball preview

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Springdale Har-Ber boys The 7A-West is as wide open as its been in quite some time. And as of now, Springdale Har-Ber looks to be a serious preseason contender for the conference crown. Bowlin’s club finished under .500 last season in the loaded 7A-West as the Wildcats earned the league’s five seed in the state tournament. They then fell 56-53 to West Memphis in the opening round in Cabot. The conference isn’t nearly as loaded this winter, though, as Fayetteville and Bentonville stars Payton Willis and Malik Monk have moved on to Vanderbilt and Kentucky, respectively. Har-Ber returns one of the league's top guards … Continue Reading ››

PREP BKB: Rogers High boys team preview

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 Jake Benninghoff of Rogers makes a basket against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Feb. 5, 2016 during the game at Rogers.
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Jake Benninghoff of Rogers makes a basket against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Feb. 5, 2016 during the game at Rogers.
Mounties not long on experience Rogers High boys basketball coach Wayne Herren likes his team's athleticism, but almost none of his group knows what it's like to play nightly in the 7A-West Conference.

Only Jake Benninghoff, a 6-foot-3 senior, returns with significant … Continue Reading ››