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Lindsey, Williams Provide Spring-Game Highlights

Jimmy Carter

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.
Jimmy Carter

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER --Springdale High School's Jack Lindsey makes a pass Thursday May 21, 2015 during the Bulldogs' spring scrimmage.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER --Springdale High School's Jack Lindsey makes a pass Thursday May 21, 2015 during the Bulldogs' spring scrimmage.
SPRINGDALE — Jack Lindsey enrolled at Springdale High on March 10.

It didn’t take the Fayetteville quarterback transfer long to figure out receiver Kyler Williams had the potential to be a go-to target.

That’s exactly what Williams was Thursday night during the Bulldogs’ spring game, catching four passes for 157 yards, including … Continue Reading ››

Spring games wrap up workouts

Chip Souza

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.
Chip Souza
Several schools in the lower classifications will wrap up their spring football workouts this week. Gravette will hold its Orange-Black spring game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Lions Stadium. Fans of the Lion Destruction Crew can get an early glipse of the team as it heads into the summer. A host of schools will hold spring games on Friday. Class 5A Farmington will go at it at 6 p.m. in its Red-White game, and down the road Prairie Grove will also wrap up spring with its Black-Gold game. Also on Friday, West Fork will close its spring practices with a scrimmage. Shiloh Christian will … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville vaults into MaxPreps Cup standings lead

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.
Henry Apple
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 ››

Tigers add out-of-state foes to 2015 schedule

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.
Henry Apple
Bentonville's football team will take the field against a pair of new out-of-state opponents during the 2015 season under first-year head coach Jody Grant. The two-time defending Class 7A state champions will take on Valor Christian Bentonville-Tigersof Highland Ranch, Colo., in a Sept. 11 game at Tiger Stadium, then will host James Rickards of Tallahassee, Fla., the following week. Both games will have 7 p.m. kickoffs. Valor Christian takes the place of Broken Arrow, Okla., which elected to break its contract with Bentonville in order to play a game against a Texas high … Continue Reading ››

Har-Ber spring football: Five things to watch

Rick Fires

Rick Fires

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.
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SPRINGDALE — Har-Ber expects to regain its elite status this fall after dropping to 3-8 and allowing over 40 points per game last year. Here are five things to watch as the Wildcats work they way through spring drills. Improve the passing game Har-Ber struggled mightily with its passing game, which put a lot of pressure on its rushing attack. Har-Ber should be much better at quarterback with the transfer of Fuller Chandler from Springdale High, where he threw for 2,447 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. The all-conference quarterback should have some athletic young receivers as targets. “We tried everything last year … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Spring Football: Five Things To Watch

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.
Henry Apple
Eight weeks after he was given a promotion to head coach, Jody Grant will lead Bentonville's football team to the Tigers' first spring practice Monday afternoon. 12/6/14 Arkansas Demorcrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Bentonville's QB Kasey Ford scrambles for yardage in the second half during the  Class 7A state championship football game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. 12/6/14
Arkansas Demorcrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON
Bentonville's QB Kasey Ford scrambles for yardage in the second half during the Class 7A state championship football game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage: 5 Things To Watch In Spring Football

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.
Paul Boyd
STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF  Perry Escalante, head coach, talks to War Eagles players on the first day of practice Tuesday Aug. 5 2014.
STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF
Perry Escalante, head coach, talks to War Eagles players on the first day of practice Tuesday Aug. 5 2014.
Rogers Heritage begins spring football practice Monday evening. Workouts will continue for the next two weeks with a spring scrimmage slated for May 22. Here are five things to watch for: Searching For A Tailback One of the War Eagles' top priorities will be … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville spring football: 5 Things To Watch

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Another year of spring football practice is under way across Northwest Arkansas and throughout the state. For several teams, that means the same old routine this time of year. But at Fayetteville, this season's spring football practices signal many changes. The Purple'Dogs began spring drills in t-shirts and helmets this week and will put on the pads for the official start of the two-week spring practice on Monday. Here's 5 key things to pay attention to as Fayetteville football works its way through the spring: 1. Fast-paced attack The offense has plenty of experiences and weapons back for next season, led by junior … Continue Reading ››

Smaller classification schools eye spring football

Chip Souza

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.
Chip Souza
It’s not just the large schools that will be returning to the football field this month. Schools in the smaller classifications will also get a jump on the fall season. Some of the schools, particularly those who have a number of multi-sport players that are still involved in baseball or soccer, will delay the start of their spring football workouts until after the state tournaments for spring sports. For example, Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier will not start football practices until May 11, which is the same time Class 5A Farmington will also kick off its spring schedule. Pea Ridge, the defending 4A-1 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale: 5 Things To Watch

Jimmy Carter

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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STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER --07/11/2014-- Springdale's Kyler Williams tries to escape a Bentonville tackle on Friday, July 11, 2014, during the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale.
STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER --
Springdale's Kyler Williams tries to escape a Bentonville tackle on Friday, July 11, 2014, during the Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale.
Springdale High kicks off spring football practice this afternoon under first-year coach Zak Clark. Here are five things to watch over the next three weeks for the Bulldogs.

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