Rogers High junior Hannah Martin set the Class 5A-7A state girls indoor high jump record — twice.
During Saturday's meet at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Martin broke the record by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. She then raised the bar an inch and cleared 5-7 to break the record she had just set.
It broke the previous mark set 20 years ago by Fayetteville's Keely Yarbrough.
For her performance, Martin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.
Here's a look at other top performances from the past week:
THE TOP LINE: Springdale Har-Ber girls 49, Springdale High 34
First-year Har-Ber coach Jaime Green and the Lady Wildcats earned a big win at rival Springdale High Tuesday. Guard Maci Mains returned from a foot injury to score eight points and lead Har-Ber to its third win in 7A-West play.
Bryant 56, LR Catholic 42
FS Northside 75, LR Central 64
FS Southside 66, Cabot 32
North Little Rock 58, Conway 51
Bentonville 61, Van Buren 35
Fayetteville 68, Bentonville West 54
Rogers Heritage 51, Rogers 32
Springdale Har-Ber 55, Springdale 49
Alma 60, Siloam Springs 56
Clarksville 59, Farmington 50
Harrison 70, Greenwood 52
Greenbrier 73, Searcy … Continue Reading ››
Thanks to last week's signing day, there are far fewer recruiting-related tweets to post here.
Of course, there were dozens — if not more — of tweets from signing ceremonies and because there were too many to count, we're going to skip posting them all here.
Otherwise, we wouldn't have space for other awesome tweets, like this one from Springdale Har-Ber's Zane King. It was posted shortly after the New England Patriots rallied from a 25-point, third quarter deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI.
Bentonville West's boys may have hit a low spot last week, and the Wolverines must regroup fast.
West has lost five of its last six games and has gone from having a share of the 7A-West Conference lead to now having to fight for a spot in the Class 7A State tournament following its poorest offensive performance of the season -- a 36-25 loss at Van Buren.
The Wolverines, despite their offensive struggles, were still in the game through three quarters. West entered the fourth quarter with only a 23-21 deficit, but the Wolverines managed just four points over the final … Continue Reading ››
This could be the make-or-break week for Bentonville High's boys as far as their place in the 7A-West Conference basketball standings is concerned.
The Tigers (11-9, 7-1) could find themselves anywhere from all alone in first place to down to third place by the end of the week, based on the results of two critical games.
Bentonville returns to action Tuesday night against a Van Buren team that has won six straight since the Pointers suffered a 67-47 loss to the Tigers to open league play last month. Then comes Springdale Har-Ber -- the only team to beat Bentonville in league … Continue Reading ››
It's getting near make or break time for the Fayetteville boys' basketball team.
The Purple'Dogs (7-13, 2-6 7A-West) sit in 7th place in the conference standings and need to make a move to position themselves for one of the six postseason spots from the 7A-West.
Fayetteville visits Bentonville West on Tuesday and then hosts Rogers High on Friday. The Wolverines defeated Fayetteville, 59-48 at Bulldog Arena back on Jan. 10, while the Purple'Dogs handled the Mounties in Rogers, 78-53 on Jan. 13
Two wins this week would set Fayetteville up in much better position with two more weeks and four more games left. … Continue Reading ››
The opening night of the second round of 7A-West play went largely without a hitch for Scott Bowlin's Wildcats Friday night.
Har-Ber cruised to a 66-46 win against Rogers High at home behind 18 points from junior Tyler Garrett and 16 from Tylor Perry. Four players finished in double figures as Har-Ber won its 11th game in its last 12 tries. The Wildcats sit at 7-1 in league play.
Rogers' Kelsey Richmond and Elise Randels combined for 25 points in Friday's win at Har-Ber. The Lady Wildcats, as a team, scored just 25 points, none in the fourth quarter. Senior Karrington Whaley … Continue Reading ››
Heather Hunsucker's Lady Red'Dogs opened the second half of 7A-West play in impressive fashion. Springdale's win at Rogers Heritage Friday was its fourth road win in league play in five tries.
Marquesha Davis scored a game-high 21 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and also came away with seven steals in the 52-35 win. Davis averaged 23 points, 16 rebounds and 5.5 steals in two games against the Lady War Eagles.
The second half of 7A-West play didn't begin as well for the Red'Dogs, who fell at Heritage, 49-35. In the teams' first meeting, Springdale held Heritage scoreless the final 7 minutes of regulation … Continue Reading ››