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Fayetteville-Greenwood scrimmage

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

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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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to arpreps.com.
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Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville.
  Fayetteville and Greenwood faced off for the third consecutive year in a preseason scrimmage on Monday. The latest exhibition matchup, played at Harmon Stadium, had several sloppy moments early as both teams combined … Continue Reading ››

Wolverines Give Phillips A Moment To Shine

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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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Saints give fans sneak peak during scrimmage

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Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Shiloh Christian’s Blue/Gold Game on Friday was about “the fans, as much as anything,” but Saints coach Jeff Conaway still viewed it as a chance to improve. “We’ve been going up against the same offense and same defense for two weeks, so we were just kind of showing things off,” Conaway said. “That’s what tonight was for. We’ll evaluate the film and we’ll make some corrections and get better, but we’re not going to go over the top on this one.” For the most part, it was “ones vs. ones” with the first team offense going up … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Finishes Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

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 has been denied the opportunity to win a third consecutive MaxPreps Cup title this year.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ended Bentonville's run and claimed this year's claim to the nation's top athletic program. Jesuit finished with 1,122 points, while Bentonville had 958 points.

The MaxPreps Cup uses state championship performances and national rankings to determine the nation's top overall high school sports programs, and not all sports are used to determine this rankings. It is determined by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state level.

Points are also weighted, rewarding states that have … Continue Reading ››

Timing ‘Perfect’ For Father-Son Retreat

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Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Senior year is crucial for father-son relationships.
It’s often the last chance for the family patriarch to offer advice before a young boy becomes a man, and leaves the nest for college or a career.
That’s why Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway has a retreat for seniors-only and their fathers, just before the blur of their final year of high school begins.
The Saints returned Saturday from this year’s “Father-Son Retreat,” a three-day, two-night stay at War Eagle Resort in Tahlequah, Okla.
“It’s perfect [timing],” Conaway said. “As a young man going into your senior year, you begin to think, ‘What’s next?’ ‘Where am … Continue Reading ››

Southwest Elite 7-on-7: Pool Play Scores

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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The annual Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase starts Friday with pool play. The 32-team field will play games at Shiloh Christian (the host), Springdale High, Fayetteville High and Rogers High. Saturday's double-elimination tournament will be held entirely on Shiloh's campus.

For a preview of the event, click here.

We will be posting scores from all of the pool play games below.

NOTE: Games were delayed because of weather, so the times listed are when the games were scheduled to be played. The actual start times were later.

9 a.m.

Pool A

Jenks (Okla.) 17, Alma 16

Aurora Christian (Ill.) 20, Elkins 12

Pool B

Bixby (Okla.) 42, Rogers Heritage … Continue Reading ››

Defense Impresses In Springdale Spring Game

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

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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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SPRINGDALE — Mason Hutchins burst off the edge as the ball was snapped, beating the offensive line and making a beeline for Springdale quarterback Layne Hutchins (no relation).

The Bulldogs’ junior linebacker/defensive end arrived with force, sacking Hutchins for a 9-yard loss and potentially a safety. The play encapsulated two of the main takeaways from Springdale’s second spring game under coach Zak Clark: the defense is well ahead of where it was this time a year ago, while a young, new-look offensive line is still adjusting.