Bentonville West boys job draws 19 applicants

Bentonville athletic director Scott Passmore said Monday afternoon he has 19 people that have officially applied for the new West boys basketball coaching job.

Passmore said he hopes to begin the interview process Thursday with those who have already applied, but he would welcome applicants this week from anybody else who is interested in the position.

The following are those who have officially applied online as of Monday:

• Nick Bradford, Missouri Southern men's assistant coach

• Matt Busch, Watson Chapel boys head coach

• Derek Shaw, Mountain Pine boys head coach

• TK Smith, Ecclesia College men's head coach

• Chuck Davis, Elkins boys assistant coach

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Springdale Har-Ber beat Foley, Ala., 10-1 Monday night in its first game of the Gulf Coast Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Brady Patrick struck out 12 in six innings to earn the victory for Har-Ber (3-1). Blaze Brothers, Caleb Kimbel and Brandon Still each had two hits for the Wildcats while Brothers, Adam Scoggins and Caleb Grace drove in two runs apiece.

Har-Ber continues tournament play today with games at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Springdale coach Heather Hunsucker Q&A

Head basketball coach of the Lady Bulldogs Heather Hunsucker against Van Buren at Springdale High School, Springdale, AR January 25, 2013
Head basketball coach of the Lady Bulldogs Heather Hunsucker against Van Buren at Springdale High School, Springdale, AR January 25, 2013

Here is a season-in-review Q&A with Springdale girls basketball coach Heather Hunsucker on the Lady Bulldogs’ best season in more than a decade (17 wins, 10 in conference), the seniors who elevated the program over the course of their career, the early state tournament exit, team … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Track Performances Update

NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through March 18, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the website.

Coaches who have athletes with performances that should be included in this group should send the athlete's name (all four names if a relay event is involved) with the time or distance and where the performance took place to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports writer Henry Apple at



Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.88

Chris Kershner, Dardanelle, 10.98

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 11.00

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville, 11.04

Brandon Shaw, Rogers Heritage, 11.05

200 Zach Jewell, Mena, 22.30

Andre Jones, Malvern, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Report

7A-WEST Softball Standings Lady Mounties rolling over opponents Rogers High softball has outscored its first five opponents by a combined score of 56-2, but Lady Mounties coach Mike Harper is most proud of the number his pitchers have allowed. "I'm really proud of our pitching, giving up only two runs in five games," Harper said "The defense has been solid behind them, too. Nothing to complain about." Rogers pitchers have tossed four shutouts, allowing both runs in a 20-2 blowout of Conway.Senior Ashlyn Lang has thrown a pair of 5-inning perfect games, but … Continue Reading ››

This Week in Arkansas track

Jada Baylark put herself in the Arkansas high school track record book last year when she went 39 feet, 4.75 inches in the girls triple in the Class 6A meet, then followed that with a leap of 40-7.5 in the Meet of Champs.

The Little Rock Parkview senior standout could be on the verge of doing it some more this spring. She was close to record times in the 100 meters and the 100 hurdles Tuesday night during the Hornet Relays in Bryant.

Baylark turned in a 100 time of 11.99 seconds, which is slightly slower than the Class 6A state meet … Continue Reading ››

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