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Dog Days 2015: Gentry’s Jake Faulkenberry

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
Check out Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette for more on Jake Faulkenberry and the Gentry Pioneers.

At A Glance

Jake Faulkenberry

Gentry

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Class: Senior

Notable: Started on both offense and defense for the Pioneers. … Caught 22 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns. … Completed a reverse pass for 43 yards against West Fork last season. … Recorded 48 tackles and forced a fumble from his safety spot as a junior. … Will also play some linebacker this season in certain situations.

UPDATE: Heritage offense sputters in scrimmage

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

Rogers High tops LR Central in scrimmage

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.
Paul Nielsen

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Rogers High topped Central 10-7 in a preseason scrimmage Monday night at Whitey Smith Stadium. Rogers led 10-0 after two quarters and the two teams followed the junior varsity scrimmage with an eight-minute quarter that saw Central drive for a touchdown. Senior Joseph Sultemeier was the Mounties quarterback for the first three series, including a 80-yard touchdown drive highlighted by runs of 25 and 19 yards by fullback Christian Brummett. Junior Max Horton led the offense on the final two series of the first two quarters. Rogers worked out of the shotgun as the Mounties look to pass more out of the triple … Continue Reading ››

Tang returns for Rogers High

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.
Paul Nielsen

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Rogers High

Tang returns to Lady Mounties

Lady Mounties tennis player Katherine Tang teamed with her older sister, Tiffany, to win a pair of Class 7A and Overall Tennis doubles championships in 2012 and 2013 but the senior didn’t play last year while carrying a heavy load of Advanced Placement courses.

In fact, Lady Mounties coach Matt Fulton said Tang didn’t play any competitive tennis for a year. But it seems Tang hasn’t missed a beat. Tang will play singles and doubles during the regular season but she will team with Maddie McKinney in doubles in the postseason in what Fulton thinks is … Continue Reading ››

Bill Niven Retires

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.
Paul Nielsen

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Bill Niven's 44-year coaching career has come to an end as the Decatur girls coach is retiring. Niven coached boys basketball for over 40 years before coaching girls for the first time at Decatur. Along the way, Niven won a boys state championship at Hope, turned around a struggling Rogers High Mounties program in the 1990s, coached the Razorbacks of Texarkana High and took Green Forest’s boys to the state tournament for the first time in 15 seasons in 2008.

Saints come up short in semifinals loss to Arkadelphia

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

Clay Wilson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Arkadelphia to a 5-3 victory over Shiloh Christian in the Class 4A semifinals Tuesday at the University of Central Arkansas.

Wilson’s blast put the defending state champions ahead, but it was the work of Ty Kosters and Ty Jones that put the Badgers in position to defend their state title against Star City on Friday at the championship game in Fayetteville.

Kosters, a junior right-hander, pitched six strong innings of relief and Jones delivered a big pinch-hit two-out single in … Continue Reading ››

Is it time for AAA to revamp spring playoff format?

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
Every table at the hamburger restaurant was packed Friday in Russellville with mud-caked softball and baseball players. Torrential rain pounded outside.

Four baseball and softball games were postponed Friday, affecting 16 teams trying to get regional tournaments finished before the start of the next round of tournaments later this week.

We all know spring weather is  unpredictable. Sun can change to heavy rain quickly. And baseball and softball games greatly depend upon dry playing fields. Soccer is not as affected by rain, and now that so many high schools have field turf, spring rains are even less of a factor.  Almost the … Continue Reading ››