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Storey Ready to Concentrate on Senior Season

Leland Barclay

Leland Barclay is a freelance sports reporter and has been covering Arkansas high school sports since 1983. He is the author of the Almanac of Arkansas High School Football, a comprehensive historical guide to Arkansas high school football. Email him at Barclayalmanac@hotmail.com.

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3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP - GLEN ROSE VS CHARLESTON

CHARLESTON -- Quarterback Ty Storey was glad to sign a financial aid agreement with the University of Arkansas so he could put all of his focus on his final semester of high school.

“It’s definitely good to have it out of the way,” Storey said. “I wanted to get it out of the way. Now I can focus on this year.”

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Quarterback Picture Clearing Some At Heritage

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.
AN FBH HERT SHILOH

Junior Joel Brackett and sophomore Joe Britton are the front-runners for the starting quarterback spot midway through the second week of preseason workouts, Rogers Heritage coach Perry Escalante said.

The War Eagles started fall camp with four candidates, which included Brackett, Britton, junior Jake Qualls and sophomore Luke Heiligenthal.

"We're settled into two," Escalante said. "I feel pretty good about two. Joe's not getting a lot of reps there because he's playing safety. But when Joe comes in he looks pretty good. We're still not throwing the ball like we … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Games vs. Out-of-State Opponents

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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The Arkansas high school football season is 13 days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against out-of-state opponents.

Check back later for lists of the best non-conference games against in-state opponents and the best conference games.

1. Sept. 19 – Bergen Catholic (N.J.) @ Bentonville

The best non-conference game of the season will be a showdown of two star junior quarterbacks.

Bentonville’s Kasey Ford and Bergen Catholic’s Jarrett Guarantano are each rated as four-star prospects. Ford has an offer from Louisville and has drawn interest from Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, among others, … Continue Reading ››

Lake Hamilton player airlifted from practice

Sean Saunders

Sports Reporter at The Sentinel-Record
Sean Saunders is a sports writer for The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs.

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PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.

The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.

Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.

Q & A With Rogers Heritage Secondary Coach Cam Prock

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.
Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.



Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.

Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.

Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Wednesday Practice Notes

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 FBH-SDALE BACKFIELD

Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.

Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first day in full pads Wednesday.

  • Deandre Murray is set to suit up in the Pitt State backfield as a freshman, which leaves a big void to fill in the backfield. But two Springdale running backs provided the plays of the day offensively during the live team portion of practice Wednesday.


  • Junior Malcolm Neal broke a 32-yard touchdown run down the home sideline, getting to the edge and showcasing his 4.44 speed to beat the … Continue Reading ››

Forecasting The Future Of Springdale’s HOF

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 BKB SDALE F4

Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.

Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.

The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins and Meagan Pless-Anderson, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.

The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››

Several Springdale Sophomores Impressing

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 FBH-SDALE PRACTICE

Springdale coach Shane Patrick has been impressed with several Bulldog sophomores.

Springdale High sophomores practiced separately from the team Wednesday on the first day of fall camp, but joined the varsity for the final two practices of the week.

Last year, quarterback Fuller Chandler, receiver/quarterback Drake Wymer and linebacker Sam Robinson all made sizeable impacts on varsity as sophomores.

The current group includes 54 sophomores. And while several, especially receiver Kyler Williams (5-7, 131) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson (5-11, 207), have displayed potential, it remains to be seen … Continue Reading ››

Tidbits: Springdale Opens Fall Camp

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 FBH-SDALE PRACTICE

Springdale coach Shane Patrick on the first day of fall camp.

SPRINGDALE — Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first fall football practice Wednesday morning.
  • Football is finally back. Always a positive.
  • Springdale won’t be in full pads until next week, so I hesitate to make too many observations based on a practice with players just in helmets that focused heavily on installation. Obviously far from a finished or accurate product, which should be expected. There was some rust, but also some bright spots.
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4 Downs With Shiloh DC Greg Tibbitt

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.
Shiloh Video 01 Greg Tibbitt was named recently as Shiloh Christian's defensive coordinator on first-year coach Jeff Conaway's staff. Wednesday the Saints held their first fall practice of the season. Tibbitt coached with Conaway at Greene County Tech before taking a head coaching position at a small school in Louisiana. 1st Down -- What defense will you line up in this season? "We're going to line up in a 3-3 odd stack defense. We'll have 3 down linemen, 3 linebackers and 2 safeties over the top. 2nd Down -- Who have been some of the players who have stood out so far defensively? "I'm going … Continue Reading ››