Girls Basketball: Springdale 43, Deer Creek 33

Chasidee Owens and Ryann Goodsell each scored 11 points to lead Springdale High to a 43-33 victory over two-time defending Oklahoma Class 5A state champion Deer Creek in the first round of the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic.

Springdale (3-0) used strong defense to take a 12-4 lead after the first quarter and a 28-13 halftime lead, then cruised to the win in the second half to remain unbeaten.

Sydney Manni scored a game-high … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 63, Texas High 46

Senior Chris Owens scored a game-high 25 points and Springdale High knocked down free throws late to pull away for a 63-46 win over Texas High in the first round of Fayetteville's Bulldog Classic.

The Bulldogs (3-1) knocked down 25 of 34 free throws in the win, helping compensate for 15 turnovers against Texas High's full-court pressure.

Springdale led 20-3 after one quarter, but Texas High used a 16-3 run to get back into … Continue Reading ››

Father, Son each get wins at Van Buren tourney

Monday’s opening night of the 2014 Citizens Bank Classic at Van Buren High School was special for the Loyd family.

Randy Loyd, Van Buren’s longtime boys’ coach and athletic director, invited Pea Ridge this year to the tournament, coached by his son, Trent.

Both the Pointers and the Blackhawks opened the tournament Monday with victories before a large contingent of family and friends. Van Buren whipped Shiloh Christian 65-22 while Pea Ridge downed Greenwood 73-57.

“It was a cool experience. It was neat to look up into the stands and see so many family members cheering our team,” Trent Loyd, who played for … Continue Reading ››

Week 13 Scoreboard

Class 7A

Bentonville 42, North Little Rock 10 (FINAL)

Fayetteville 56, Fort Smith Southside 14 (FINAL)

Class 6A

Benton 44, El Dorado 6 (FINAL)

Pine Bluff 35, Jonesboro 24 (FINAL)

Class 5A

Pulaski Academy 42, Batesville 25 (FINAL)

Wynne 35, Beebe 28 (FINAL)

Class 4A

Dardanelle 35, Nashville 19 (FINAL)

Malvern 48, Clinton 35 (FINAL)

Mena 34, Arkadelphia 27 (FINAL)

Warren 47, Shiloh Christian 21 (FINAL)

Class 3A

Booneville 63, Hoxie 47 (FINAL)

Charleston 49, Osceola 22 (FINAL)

Episcopal Collegiate 47, Mayflower 34 (FINAL)

Smackover 49, Fordyce 14 (FINAL)

Class 2A

Earle 34, Brinkley 0 (FINAL)

Hazen 22, Rison 14 (FINAL)

Junction City 48, Des Arc 0 (FINAL)

McCrory 26, Cross County 22 (FINAL)

Fayetteville-Fort Smith Southside… Here They Go Again

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The Class 7A state semifinals matchup drawing the most attention tonight is no doubt taking place in the central part of the state, as perennial power Bentonville heads to War Memorial Stadium to face 7A-East Conference champion North Little Rock. With the 7A-West having what some consider to be a 'down' year, the Charging Wildcats (10-1) could have this postseason penciled in as the one where the streak of championships in the West finally ends.

But while many eyes will be focused on Bentonville-North Little Rock, it's the other … Continue Reading ››

ESPN 99.5 FM Classic: Star Watch

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Bentonville guard Malik Monk.
Several of the best high school basketball players in the nation will be in Bentonville on Saturday evening competing in the ESPN 99.5 Classic.

Here’s a look at the top college prospects who were featured in the marquee showcase’s two games at Bentonville’s Tiger Arena.

GAME 1: COLUMBIA (MO.) HICKMAN 67, ARKANSAS BAPTIST 41

JIMMY WHITT

Columbia Hickman, Senior, G, 6-4, 170

Commitment status: Signed with Arkansas

Class of 2015 recruiting rankings: ESPN No. 68 overall, No. 9 PG … Rivals No. 51 overall … 247 Sports No. … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Girls Def. Prairie Grove

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 ››

Boys: Rogers 68, Prairie Grove 29

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 ››

Springdale-Russellville Notes + Observations

Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s basketball trip to Russellville. The Lady Bulldogs won 64-51 to improve to 2-0, while the Bulldogs lost 64-51 to drop to 2-1.

GIRLS

  • Springdale was stuck in cruise control in this one for the better part of three quarters before turning it on and blowing Russellville out. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 15-13 after a quarter, led just 32-30 at halftime and trailed 40-38 midway through the third. Some of that may have had to do with the start of the game being delayed more than 30 minutes because the … Continue Reading ››

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