The Star City girls' basketball team beat Monticello 70-30 Tuesday night to clinch the 4A-8 conference championship.
The win was also the Lady Bulldogs' 100th consecutive conference win.
Star City's last conference loss came more than seven years ago, when it lost to Dumas on Jan. 11, 2008.
According to the Arkansas Activities Association record book, that is by far the longest conference winning streak in Arkansas girls basketball history. The second-longest was a 47-game streak by Alpena from 2007-2012.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.
1. FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 23-1; Conference: 9-1
Last Week: W, 57-46 vs Bentonville; W, 61-45 at Heritage
This Week: Rogers, at Springdale
The Lady Bears are rolling. They’ve won nine straight and their only blemish the entire year was the conference opener at Fayetteville. Hard to see anything stopping their momentum during conference play.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 15-6; Conference: 9-1
Last Week: W, 56-54 at Northside; W, 60-39 at Har-Ber
This Week: Springdale, at Rogers
Technically, Bentonville hasn’t clinched the conference title yet. But for all intents and purposes, barring any unforeseen slippage, the Tigers locked it up last week with two huge road wins, hanging on to beat a hot Northside team and routing Har-Ber for the second time in … Continue Reading ››
Though there are still two weeks (and four games) left in the regular season, most of the spots for the 7A and 6A state tournaments have been secured.
In Class 7A, 9 boys teams and 8 girls teams know they will be playing in the postseason. In Class 6A, 8 teams in both the boys and girls division have postseason berths. That means only 3 or 4 slots per division are still available.
Here is a look at who is in and what a few teams have to do to wrap up a postseason berth. (Standings through Feb. 13 games are Continue Reading ››
Sophomore Lauren Holmes scored a game-high 21 points as Fayetteville dominated from start to finish in a 70-36 blowout win to finish off a season sweep of Springdale High.
Fayetteville (17-6, 9-1), which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the week, put together a strong performance coming off a loss at Fort Smith Northside and a narrow win against Fort Smith Southside in its previous two games.
Fayetteville’s defense gave Springdale (11-12, 2-8) issues all night, especially senior center Lauren Schuldt, who finished with 13 points … Continue Reading ››
New Springdale High football coach Zak Clark made two big additions to his staff Wednesday.
The Bulldogs hired Fort Smith Southside co-defensive coordinator Leroy Hood as their new defensive coordinator, along with hiring Fayetteville offensive line coach and run-game coordinator Bryant Davis as their co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
“Very excited to add two outstanding coaches at SHS,” Clark said Thursday night. “I've known Leroy for a long time and have admired his work ethic and rapport with kids. He's a guy the kids will be excited to play for. He's earned the opportunity to be a DC and we're excited … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville senior golfers Hanna Brauburger and Wade Schaller took top honors Tuesday in the Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, Fla.
The pair went on to compete in the ACE Group Classic Official Pro-Am Wednesday at TwinEagles Golf Club. Brauburger and Schaller were part of a foursome that won the Pro-Am with an official score of 51. Brauburger also won the Women’s Long Drive competition for the day.
Invited to represent The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, Brauburger and Schaller competed in the playoff event Monday. … Continue Reading ››
It was only fitting that on the night longtime Huntsville coach Jim Stafford had the court in Charles Berry Gymnasium named after him, that the Eagles locked down the 4A-1's top seed for next week's district tournament.
River Gosvener scored 24 points and kick-started an 11-0 run that helped the Eagles take the lead for good against … Continue Reading ››