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Springdale: 5 Things To Watch

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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  • Springdale Football 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.

    Latest posts by Jimmy Carter (see all)

    STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER --08/06/2014-- Springdale High junior running back Malcolm Neal during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium.
    STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER -- Springdale High senior Malcolm Neal has moved from running back to cornerback.


    Springdale High kicks off spring practice on Monday afternoon. Here are some pre-spring notes.

    • The Bulldogs will go through eight practices and a spring game in their first spring with new coach Zak Clark. The spring game is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.


    • There will be a lot … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Offseason Testing Leaders

    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 --08/06/2014-- Springdale High junior linebacker Sam Robinson during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium.
    STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER -- Springdale linebacker Sam Robinson.
    Springdale High recently wrapped up its offseason testing ahead of spring football practice, which starts Monday.

    Here are the Bulldogs’ top performers in each testing category.

    40-YARD DASH

    SHS 40

    BROAD JUMP

    SHS BROAD

    BENCH PRESS

    SHS BENCH

    SQUAT

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    New reclassification numbers causes changes in schools

    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.
    The Arkansas Activities Association released the numbers for the 2016-18 reclassification cycle Thursday. Here are some of changes that will take place, beginning in the fall of 2016. Class 7A — The emergence of Bentonville West causes West Memphis to drop to Class 6A. Because of the Bentonville split, Springdale High will now be the state's largest school in attendance, with a three-year average of 2440.33 students in grades 9-11. Class 6A — The new schools are West Memphis and Jacksonville, which will consolidate with Class 5A North Pulaski. Alma and Little Rock Parkview will drop out. Class 5A — Alma is back in … Continue Reading ››

    Bentonville hires new head coach

    Andrew Hutchinson

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

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    Bentonville has hired Jody Grant to replace Barry Lunney Sr. as the Tigers' next head coach.

    The move is a promotion for Grant, who has helped lead Bentonville to back-to-back state championships as the defensive coordinator.

    He had coaching stints at Clinton and Vilonia before coming to Bentonville in 2004. After two seasons at Lincoln Junior High, Grant was promoted to the high school staff.

    Last season, the Tigers held opponents to a 7A-West-low 118.6 passing yards. They also ranked second in total defense (262 yards/game) and points allowed (13.7 points/game).

    Bentonville Tied For Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

    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.
    Defending MaxPreps Cup champion Bentonville is in a tie for second place in the 2014-15 standings through the fall sports. Raleigh (N.C.) Cardinal Gibbons is in the lead with 628 points, while Bentonville and Carmel, Ind., both have 580 points. Hindsdale (Ill.) Central and Sioux Falls (S.D) Lincoln round out the top five with 530 and 468 points, respectively. The MaxPreps Cup standings are tabulated by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state (or section level if there is no state competition) finals. Not all sports are recognized in these standings. Points are also weighted, giving … Continue Reading ››

    Springdale Hires New Coordinators

    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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    New Springdale High football coach Zak Clark made two big additions to his staff Wednesday.

    The Bulldogs hired Fort Smith Southside co-defensive coordinator Leroy Hood as their new defensive coordinator, along with hiring Fayetteville offensive line coach and run-game coordinator Bryant Davis as their co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

    “Very excited to add two outstanding coaches at SHS,” Clark said Thursday night. “I've known Leroy for a long time and have admired his work ethic and rapport with kids. He's a guy the kids will be excited to play for. He's earned the opportunity to be a DC and we're excited … Continue Reading ››

    Fayetteville’s Greenlaw named captain, starter for Team USA

    Andrew Hutchinson

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

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    AN FBH-ROG-FAY 11-1

    Fayetteville standout and Arkansas signee Dre Greenlaw has been named a team captain and defensive starter for Team USA.

    He will play in Saturday's U-19 International Bowl against Canada, which can be watched on ESPN3 at 1 p.m. The game will be played at UT-Arlington's Maverick Stadium in Texas.

    Todd Gurley and Jameis Winston are both International Bowl alumni.

    The roster lists Greenlaw as a defensive back, but it is uncertain whether he will play safety or linebacker with the Razorbacks.

    Greenlaw is the only Arkansas player to participate in this year's International … Continue Reading ››

    NLR to forfeit 2013-2014 wins

    Andrew Hutchinson

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

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    North Little Rock will forfeit 10 football and at least 24 boys basketball wins after using an ineligible player during the 2013-2014 season, according to a release by the Arkansas Activities Association Thursday.

    The penalty comes after the high school self-reported the violation.

    The basketball wins also include an 89-81 victory over Springdale in the 2014 Class 7A state championship game. North Little Rock has turned its trophy over to the AAA.

    The football team reached the 2013 semifinals and lost to Cabot.

    It is uncertain whether or not Springdale will be declared … Continue Reading ››

    ARPreps 2015 National Signing Day

    Andrew Hutchinson

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

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    Follow along here as we keep you informed where every Arkansas high school football player has signed/committed.

    NCAA Division I (FBS)

    Parker Baldwin - Siloam Springs - ATH - San Diego State

    JaMario Bell - Junction City - DE/TE - Arkansas

    Luc Bequette - Little Rock Catholic - DT - Cal

    Austin Blair - North Little Rock - OL - Louisiana-Monroe

    Darveon Brown - Warren - WR - Arkansas State

    D.J. Brown - North Little Rock - RB - Northern Illinois

    Javier Carbonell - Bentonville - DT - Arkansas State

    Damani Carter – Fayetteville – DE – Army

    Emmanuel Cooper - Arkadelphia - DL - Memphis

    Jaqwis Dancy - Junction City … Continue Reading ››