7A-West Girls Power Rankings

Fayetteville's Blu Jones drives against Bentonville.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.


Previous Rank: 1

Record: 15-5; Conference: 7-0

Last Week: W, 65-39 vs Rogers; W, 58-46 at Bentonville

This Week: at Northside

Fayetteville completed the only perfect first half of 7A-West play, boys or girls, with a convincing win at Bentonville. Now comes arguably the Lady Bulldogs’ greatest test this season: Go on the road and play a motivated Northside team on a roll. A win Friday would go a long way toward locking up the conference … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps 2015 National Signing Day

Follow along here as we keep you informed where every Arkansas high school football player has signed/committed.

NCAA Division I (FBS)

Parker Baldwin - Siloam Springs - ATH - San Diego State

JaMario Bell - Junction City - DE/TE - Arkansas

Luc Bequette - Little Rock Catholic - DT - Cal

Austin Blair - North Little Rock - OL - Louisiana-Monroe

Darveon Brown - Warren - WR - Arkansas State

D.J. Brown - North Little Rock - RB - Northern Illinois

Javier Carbonell - Bentonville - DT - Arkansas State

Damani Carter – Fayetteville – DE – Army

Emmanuel Cooper - Arkadelphia - DL - Memphis

Jaqwis Dancy - Junction City … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Dive Sets Program Record

Springdale High’s dive team set a program record Saturday.

Senior Julia Chandler and freshman Rebecca Martin qualified for state at the NWA 11-Dive Event at the HPER, becoming the Lady Bulldogs’ program-record fourth and fifth diving qualifiers this year. The duo joined junior Cadi Stair, sophomore Anna Spaulding and freshman Caroline Smith as Springdale's state-qualified divers, a sizeable accomplishment for the program.

Saturday wasn’t the only big day this month for Springdale dive.

Springdale won the Hendrix Invitational last week, with Stair capturing the individual title and Spaulding and Chandler finishing third and fourth, respectively. And Spaulding won the Siloam Springs Invitational.

Arkansas QBs earn Parade All-America honors

A pair of Arkansas prep quarterbacks were honored by Parade Magazine on Friday.

Charleston's Ty Storey was named a first-team All-American and Pulaski Academy's Will Hefley was named an honorable mention All-American.

Storey, who is already enrolled at Arkansas, has won a slew of awards, including MaxPreps Small School Player of the Year and Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year, for his play in 2014.

Leading the Tigers to their second straight state title and 29th consecutive win, Storey accounted for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the Class 3A state title game, including the game-winning touchdown pass with 17 seconds left.

The performance … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Pea Ridge 65, Gravette 62

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 ››

Guy-Perkins’ Hutchcraft selected as McDonald’s coach

Guy-Perkins basketball head coach John Hutchcraft has been selected to be the head coach of the girls' East team in this year's McDonald's All-American game.

He will be assisted by Conway girls' head coach Ashley Nance, who is also his daughter, and Fayetteville girls' head coach Vic Rimmer, who is one of his former players.

It will be the first time an Arkansas coach has been selected to coach in the girls' McDonald's All-American game, which will be played April 1 at the United Center in Chicago.

Since taking the job in 1978, Hutchcraft has won nine state titles (five girls and four … Continue Reading ››

JC Westside’s Hurt Records Quadruple Double

Johnson County Westside's Delanei Hurt recorded a quadruple double in the Lady Rebels 60-46 win against Union Christian in a 2A-4 Conference game Thursday night.

Hurt, a junior, had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks and 10 assists.

"That would be the first quadruple double I have ever seen," said Westside coach Steve Golden. "Delanei is so unselfish sand he never gets the attention or spot light. But there was no hiding her abilities."

Westside is 20-4 overall and 11-0 in conference.

Danville’s Trusty eclipses 2,000 points

Danville senior Jay Trusty eclipsed the 2,000-point mark during the Little Johns' 56-25 win over Booneville Thursday night.

Because of the large margin of victory, Trusty did not get to play very much and scored only 14 points, giving him a career total of 2,006.

He needs just 13 points to move into eighth place in Arkansas history, according to the Arkansas Activities Association's record book. That would move him past Rector's Allan Pruett, who scored 2,018 points from 1963-1966.

Coming into the game against Booneville, Trusty was averaging 30.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.7 steals, 2.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

He will … Continue Reading ››

Helena-West Helena’s Stackhouse drops 52

Helena-West Helena's Kevonshaye Stackhouse scored 52 points in the Lady Cougars' 67-62 double overtime win over Lonoke Tuesday.

Only a sophomore, Stackhouse is averaging 28 points per game and had only 12 points at halftime of her 52-point performance.

She matched her first-half total in the third quarter alone, then notched 13 in the fourth quarter, with the last two coming at the buzzer to force the first overtime.

Half of Stackhouse's points came from the free throw line, as she made 26 of 31 (83.9 percent) attempts.

The outing shattered her previous single-game high of 37 and ranks third in state history - … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Tyler Tutt

Springdale senior Tyler Tutt.
Springdale High guard Tyler Tutt is in the midst of a standout senior season for the Bulldogs.

Tutt is averaging 9.6 points and has scored in double figures 10 times this season after seven double-digit scoring efforts his sophomore and junior seasons. He has already made more 3-pointers this year (32) than he made his sophomore and junior seasons combined (31).

Read Friday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a feature on Tutt.

You wear No. 3 because you’re a shooter?

No, I think it was Dwyane Wade. A long … Continue Reading ››

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