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Prep Wrestling: Big West Conference 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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FORT SMITH — Springdale Har-Ber claimed the Arkansas Wrestling Coaches/Officials Association Dual State title last weekend and the Wildcats will be the favorite to win the upcoming Big West Conference tournament, which begins Friday at Fort Smith Southside. But Har-Ber coach Nika West wants to make sure his team is focused on this event and not the upcoming state tournament.

"My main focus is to keep their attention on this tournament and to go out and perform to the best of their ability," West said."A win here or there can change seedings for the state tournament."

"We've got to worry about Friday, then … Continue Reading ››

7A/6A Conference Standings through Feb. 6

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Van Buren High School and an high school prep historian who been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … when he was in high school.

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There are only 3 weeks left in the season. A few playoff spots have been officially clinched. On the other hand, the battle for the 3-6 seeds is totally jumbled in the 7A-West boys and 2 games separate 3rd place from last place. Going to be a fun 3 weeks. 2016-02-06 7A-6A BKB standings  

Rogers High: The Week Ahead

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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Like the rest of the 7A-West, the Mounties and Lady Mounties are off Tuesday before they start the second half of the league season when Springdale Har-Ber visits Friday.

The Lady Mounties (9-11, 2-5) lost at Har-Ber in overtime to start West play. Rogers lost several close games in the first half and Lady Mounties coach Preston Early is optimistic entering the final seven games.

"One of the biggest positives for us was that we were in all of our games, except one, deep into the second half," Early said. "We were one, two possessions away in all of our games except … Continue Reading ››

7A/6A Conference Standings Through January 30

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Van Buren High School and an high school prep historian who been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … when he was in high school.

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There will be a few make up games in the 7A/6A-Central and the 7A/6A-East on Tuesday. Those two conferences will be then back on schedule. The West has not lost a game due to weather so there are no games on Tuesday, which is designated as a make-up date in the West, East and Central. The 6A-South has a regular slate of games schedule for Tuesday. The South's makeup date is Friday Feb. 26. 2016-01-31 7A-6A BKB standings

Weekly 7A-West Swimming Notes

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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Time is running short for local high school swimmers to qualify for the state meet. Bentonville is hosting a meet today at 3:30 p.m. at the Bentonville Community Center while a meet is scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Jones Center in Springdale.

The district swim and dive meet is in Bentonville Feb. 17 while the state meet is also hosted by the Tigers and Lady Tigers Feb. 26-27.

Winter weather in central Arkansas forced many schools from competition last week as a meet in Conway was cancelled. But Rogers High and Rogers Heritage both swam at the Clarksville Invitational on Tuesday.

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Updated 7A/6A Hoop Standings (through Jan. 23)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Van Buren High School and an high school prep historian who been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … when he was in high school.

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There will be a lot of make-up games over the next couple of weeks (The South will make up its lost games at the end of February) 2016-01-23 7A-6A BKB standings

Rogers High Recap

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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It was a tough week for the Rogers High girls basketball team as the Lady Mounties lost 56-47 at Fort Smith Northside and 58-48 at home to Bentonville on Friday night.

Rogers was in both games late and Lady Mounties coach Preston Early said that is something the team can build on.

"We had a chance to cut it to three one time (against Bentonville)," Early said. "We had some mini runs. We could have folded, but we fought it some. But bottom line, our defense wasn't the caliber it would take to win the game." Madison Sandor led Rogers against the Lady … Continue Reading ››