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Pea Ridge 65, Gravette 62

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.

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Joey Hall
Randy Moll/NWADG Staff photo -- Pea Ridge sophomore Joey Hall (left) drives to the goal against Gravette. Hall scored 27 points in the Blackhawks; 65-62 win.
Sophomore Joey Hall drained a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds left as Pea Ridge maintained its hold on first place in the 4A-1 Conference standings. Hall, who finished with 27 points, and the Blackhawks worked almost a minute off the clock with the game tied at 62-62 before swishing a 3-pointer from the top of the key for the win. Austin White led Gravette with … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Wrestling Team 29-1

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.
Rogers High is off to its best start in school history after the Mounties wrestling team defeated Springdale High (64-12) and Springdale Har-Ber (36-30) Tuesday night.

Rogers is now 29-1 in dual matches and the Mounties won the Greenbrier Invitational Tournament last weekend, which featured the top teams in the state.

Mounties coach Ken Simmons said the dual victory against Har-Ber was the first in several seasons against the Wildcats.

"We didn't wrestle very well against Springdale, and I was worried going into the Har-Ber dual," Simmons said. "Madison (Montgomery) got us started with a big win and then Gary (Fredrick) and Christian … Continue Reading ››

Officials Make Correction

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- Officials in the Rogers Heritage-Fort Smith Southside boys game Tuesday night made a mistake, but they caught it just in time. Heritage's Connor Hirsh hit the front end of a one-and-one, but teammate Chris Coover was whistled for a foul late in the first half. Officials did not allow Hirsh to shoot his second free throw, but awarded the ball to Southside. However, officials caught the error during halftime and awarded Hirsh his second free throw, which he made to give the War Eagles a 24-19 lead, to start the second half. Federation rules state that is a correctable error … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Players Sign

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.
ROGERS — Rogers High baseball players Derek Sallee and Will Sanders will continue their baseball careers at the college level next year as both Mounties signed letters of intent Tuesday. Sallee signed with Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas while Sanders signed with Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia. Both players are expected to pitch in college . The right-handed Sallee was 3-1 last year with 3.67 ERA in 29 innings of work. He also batted .378. “I’m real proud of Derek because he has worked hard for us,” said Rogers coach Matt Melson. “He gave us some quality innings on the mound last year. … Continue Reading ››

High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian 63, Bentonville 55

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. 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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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Right when Bentonville's boys made their move to get back into Thursday's game, Wesleyan Christian had other ideas. Kwe Parker and Jalen Johnson did the damage in a 12-0 run in the third quarter, and the team from High Point, N.C., ended the Tigers' three-game winning streak with a 63-55 decision in the first round of the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. "For us, I think the pivotal point was when we cut it to three," Bentonville coach Jason McMahan said. "They made two hard shots behind that, which made it a seven-point differential. Then we let go … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Rogers Heritage 42, Rogers High 29

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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Rogers Heritage turned up the defense to knock off cold-shooting rival Rogers High on Tuesday night. Heritage held the Lady Mounties to just 25 percent shooting (9 of 35) from the floor, including an incredible 3-for-20 in the middle two quarters, en route to a 42-29 7A-West win at War Eagle Arena. Seniors Emilie Jobst and Sara Giesen combined for 29 points for Heritage (8-7, 1-1 7A-West) to equal all of Rogers’ offensive output, but Ramey couldn’t stop talking about his team’s defense in the matchup zone. The Lady War Eagles held Rogers (6-9, 0-2) to just three field goals in the second … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Rogers Heritage 55, Rogers High 44

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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The War Eagles got off to a red-hot start and held off a late Rogers charge to earn the 7A-West Conference win on Tuesday night. Heritage (10-5, 1-1) hit 4-of-4 3-pointers to build a 24-8 first-quarter lead. Chris Coover and Irvin Menendez hit two 3-pointers each off the bench in that quarter. But the Mounties (5-10, 0-2) clawed back in the second half, getting within seven with six minutes, 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But Connor Hirsh scored on a free-throw line jumper and a layup, then fed Julian Jensen for a layup to push the Heritage lead back to 13. Hirsh … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Bentonville 63, Fort Smith Southside 47

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. 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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FORT SMITH — Jason McMahan said he spent halftime Friday night reminding Bentonville's boys of what they had said the Tigers needed to do during their 7A-West Conference opener against Fort Smith Southside. "The pregame speech was them telling me what we needed to do," McMahan said. "So I went back and memorized almost exactly the way they said it, then gave it right back to them at halftime because they didn't do it." Bentonville got the message this time, then outscored Southside 40-21 over the second half en route to a 63-47 victory over the Rebels. The Tigers (6-3, 1-0) erased a … Continue Reading ››

Pea Ridge Rolls Past Gravette

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.
PEA RIDGE — Sophomore Westin Church scored 11 of his game-high 19 points the first seven minutes of the game as Pea Ridge jumped on Gravette early and often to post a 66-36 win in a 4A-1 Conference game. Pea Ridge hit 12 3-pointers in the game, including five each in the first and third quarters. Joey Hall and Zach Davis finished with 11 points each for Pea Ridge. Church opened the game with a 3-pointer and he ended the first quarter with another 3-pointer as the Blackhawks built a 23-8 lead. In between, Church had another 3-pointer and a stickback. The Pea … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Player Hospitalized

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.
Rogers junior Daniel Salvador was injured in the fourth quarter against NOAH Friday night in Siloam Springs and was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Salvador collided with a teammate and hit the court hard at midcourt with 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. He appeared to be unconscious for several seconds. An ambulance was called and Salvador left on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and he was on a back board. “All we know is that they are taking him to Washington Regional because they have the best neurologists,” Herren said following the game. “He was scared, … Continue Reading ››