Rogers High found its touch from the perimeter Tuesday night. After making just one 3-pointer in its first two games of the year, the Lady Mounties hit five 3-pointers in the first half against Prairie Grove to start an easy victory over the Lady Tigers in King Arena. Brooke Sagely led Rogers with 13 points behind one 3-pointer while Madison Sandor finished with 10 points after hitting two 3-pointers. Five different Rogers players had at least one 3-pointer. “It was nice to see the ball go in the hole,” said Rogers coach Preston Early. “It took some pressure off and we relaxed.” Rogers led … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Rogers High was a different team Tuesday night. Just 24 hours after suffering an 18-point loss at Huntsville, the Mounties dished it out and Prairie Grove was on the receiving end. Rogers scored the game’s first 11 points and the Mounties never looked back in posting a 68-29 victory over the Tigers. Ten different Rogers players scored with Josh Boaz leading the way with 13 points while Milacio Freeland added 10. Carson McCullough and George Black both added eight points each for the Mounties (2-1). “Very proud of our guys,” said Rogers coach Wayne Herren. “I liked how we played hard. … Continue Reading ››
Malvern unleashed a powerful running game as Jamari McCollum and Montae Hernandez combined for more than 300 yards as the Leopards knocked off previously unbeaten Pea Ridge on Friday in Blackhawks Stadium. Hernandez rushed for 163 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, and McCollum scored three touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards as the Leopards (9-3) piled up almost 500 … Continue Reading ››
BENTONVILLE — Kasey Ford faked the handoff to Dylan Smith, then drifted to his right as he appeared to be looking for an open receiver Friday night. What Bryant’s defense didn’t know at the time that Smith was actually the intended receiver on the play. Bentonville’s senior tailback broke away into the end zone and made the 21-yard catch for a go-ahead touchdown, and the Tigers went on to post a 17-7 during Class 7A State Playoff quarterfinal action in Tiger Stadium. Smith’s catch and Bennett Moehring’s extra-point kick gave Bentonville (7-4) a 10-7 cushion with 7 minutes, 48 seconds remaining. The … Continue Reading ››
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.
PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.
The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.
Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.
Milesplits.com has ranked the top teams in the Southeast based on the times on returning cross country runners and the Mounties are No. 1 in a region that covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Rogers returns an average time of 16:05, which is just ahead of No. 2 ranked El Paso, Texas Eastwood and Southlake Carroll, Texas. The Mounties top retuning runners are Christian Liddell (15:49), Ian Smith (15:51), Austin Salazar (15:52), Taylor Bryant (16:23) and Jessie Ramirez (16:31).
The Lady Mounties tennis team is in a rebuilding mode after winning the last three Class 7A State Championships. But for the first time in four years, Rogers will not have a Tang on the roster. Tiffany Tang has graduated after winning four 7A titles, two singles and two doubles, and four Overall Championships, two singles and two doubles. Tiffany Tang, who is going to school at Rice but not playing tennis, teamed with her sister, Katherine, for the four doubles titles over the past two seasons. But Katherine, who is a junior, is not playing tennis this year and instead is … Continue Reading ››
By Paul Boyd NWA Media Allyson Twiggs Dyer and Blair Savage-Lansden were tied together because of basketball for several years, but they have taken different paths later in life. The two were bitter rivals in high school, but became teammates at Arkansas. Twiggs Dyer put her basketball career behind her quickly after Arkansas lost to Washington in the NCAA Tournament in 1995. “I left my shoes in the hotel room in Seattle,” she said. “I was done. I had played a ton of basketball, and it was a great … Continue Reading ››
Did you know eight professional hall of fame players graduated from Arkansas high schools?
It was a difficult task selecting the 10 best professional players who played high school sports in The Natural State. A diverse panel of reporters and spectators came up with the list we will unveil over the course of the next week.
Our list is packed with talented athletes. It was so packed, in fact, the honorable mention list includes:
- Little Rock Parkview's Keith Jackson Sr., a Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl tight end in the … Continue Reading ››
Some thoughts from Fayetteville's Purple-White game as the Bulldogs wrapped up spring drills Friday at Harmon Stadium... * The 2014 Bulldogs appear to be a headed back towards a more balanced offensive attack. While there are plenty of playmakers in the passing game, like Class of 2015 tight end C.J. O'Grady and wide receiver Garland Allison, the running game looks to be a big part of the plans this fall. Fayetteville could use as many as five different tailbacks this season, and junior-to-be Terrance Rock - who led the spring game with 67 yards on 10 carries - could battle Luke Rapert … Continue Reading ››
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