Springdale High senior Jessica Salas is heading into the 7A state cross country meet fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 7A-West Conference meet last week.
Salas, Springdale’s top runner, ran a 19:42.8 at the conference meet and hopes to record a top-five state finish while bettering the personal-record 19:35 she ran at the event last year. She won her season-opening meet at Shiloh Christian.
Check out a feature on Salas in Thursday’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Last game of the year for both teams. Winner avoids a last-place conference finish. Rogers is a seven-point favorite, per Hootens. But the majority of people in this week’s NWA Media poll will pick Springdale to win. Obviously neither of those will really matter Friday night.
Should be a high-scoring game. Rogers has the worst pass defense (182.3 yards per game) in the conference. Springdale quarterback Fuller Chandler leads the conference with 2,098 yards. Springdale has the worst run defense … Continue Reading ››
NOTE: This is not a post about playoff seeding possibilities. It only looks at conference champion possibilities. If there is a three-way tie in which head-to-head match ups still yields a three-way tie, then all three are considered conference champions (and the No. 1 seed is determined by a tie breaker). However, if there is a tie atop of the standings and the head-to-head match ups yield a clear champion, then that team is considered the conference champion (and will also earn a No. 1 seed in the playoffs). For a complete breakdown of all playoff scenarios, click here.
Several adjectives could be affixed to Friday's 4A-1 showdown as Shiloh Christian visits Pea Ridge for the first time in the new Blackhawks Stadium.
For the Blackhawks, the game could be billed as the Road to Redemption. Last season Pea Ridge was 1-9 and had to forfeit two games. The Blackhawks had some key injuries and never seemed to get it going after the loss of an exceptional senior class from the year before, including star RB Dayton Winn.
Shiloh Christian could use the "back where we belong" theme. The Saints dominated Class 4A for three straight years from 2008-10, winning three … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville, Fayetteville, Northside and Southside are tied for 1st with a 5-1 record. All four teams will get a home playoff game – the winners get a 1st round bye and a 2nd round home game while the losers will host a 1st round game.
That sets up a two-game showdown Friday for the top 4 seeds – Fayetteville at Bentonville, Northside at Southside. That will decide seeds 1-4. All four teams can be the 1-2-3-4 seeds depending on the outcomes.
With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.
Bentonville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Fayetteville and a Fort Smith Northside win over Fort Smith Southside. Can finish as low as No. 4 seed with a loss to Fayetteville and a Northside win, but host a first-round playoff game.
Fayetteville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Bentonville and a Southside win over Northside. Can finish as … Continue Reading ››