Red Dog Q&A: Desiree Mack

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Springdale junior Desiree Mack.

  Springdale High two-sport standout Desiree Mack is poised for a big junior year after a busy summer.

Mack traveled to Minnesota to compete in the USA Nationals volleyball tournament and also made trips to Las Vegas and Atlanta for AAU basketball. She is receiving volleyball interest from LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss and others, with basketball interest from Arkansas.

Mack and the Springdale volleyball team open up the season at home against Shiloh Christian on Monday. Check out a feature on Mack, recently named a team … Continue Reading ››

Quarterback Picture Clearing Some At Heritage

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Junior Joel Brackett and sophomore Joe Britton are the front-runners for the starting quarterback spot midway through the second week of preseason workouts, Rogers Heritage coach Perry Escalante said.

The War Eagles started fall camp with four candidates, which included Brackett, Britton, junior Jake Qualls and sophomore Luke Heiligenthal.

"We're settled into two," Escalante said. "I feel pretty good about two. Joe's not getting a lot of reps there because he's playing safety. But when Joe comes in he looks pretty good. We're still not throwing the ball like we … Continue Reading ››

Lady War Eagles Dealing With Injury

Rogers Heritage volleyball coach Sarah Miser has a different outlook than she did less than a week ago heading into Thursday's Cancer Challenge Jamboree at Bentonville.

That's because outside hitter Lindsay Glynn has been sidelined for an undetermined period with a sore right foot. The 5-foot-6 junior had earned a spot in the starting lineup with her steady attack, but now she's walking around with a boot on her right foot.

"I got a text from her Friday to let me know she is in a boot and the doctor was concerned she might have torn something," Miser said.

That leaves Miser and … Continue Reading ››

Top 10 Games vs. Out-of-State Opponents

The Arkansas high school football season is 13 days away, with six teams in action on Labor Day. Today, we look at the best non-conference games against out-of-state opponents.

Check back later for lists of the best non-conference games against in-state opponents and the best conference games.

1. Sept. 19 – Bergen Catholic (N.J.) @ Bentonville

The best non-conference game of the season will be a showdown of two star junior quarterbacks.

Bentonville’s Kasey Ford and Bergen Catholic’s Jarrett Guarantano are each rated as four-star prospects. Ford has an offer from Louisville and has drawn interest from Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas, among others, … Continue Reading ››

Lake Hamilton player airlifted from practice

PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.

The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.

Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.

Q & A With Rogers Heritage Secondary Coach Cam Prock

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.



Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.

Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.

Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Wednesday Practice Notes

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Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.

Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first day in full pads Wednesday.

  • Deandre Murray is set to suit up in the Pitt State backfield as a freshman, which leaves a big void to fill in the backfield. But two Springdale running backs provided the plays of the day offensively during the live team portion of practice Wednesday.


  • Junior Malcolm Neal broke a 32-yard touchdown run down the home sideline, getting to the edge and showcasing his 4.44 speed to beat the … Continue Reading ››

Forecasting The Future Of Springdale’s HOF

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Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.

Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.

The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins and Meagan Pless-Anderson, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.

The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››

Several Springdale Sophomores Impressing

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Springdale coach Shane Patrick has been impressed with several Bulldog sophomores.

Springdale High sophomores practiced separately from the team Wednesday on the first day of fall camp, but joined the varsity for the final two practices of the week.

Last year, quarterback Fuller Chandler, receiver/quarterback Drake Wymer and linebacker Sam Robinson all made sizeable impacts on varsity as sophomores.

The current group includes 54 sophomores. And while several, especially receiver Kyler Williams (5-7, 131) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson (5-11, 207), have displayed potential, it remains to be seen … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale SG Chris Owens

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Springdale senior shooting guard Chris Owens has offers from Oral Roberts and UAFS with interest from around 10 other Division I programs.

Springdale High senior Chris Owens’ recruitment took off this summer as he picked up an offer from Oral Roberts and interest from around 10 other Division I schools.

  The 6-foot-3 shooting guard got exposure playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team in the prestigious Nike EYBL this summer, an experience that featured several breakout games off the bench, including twice scoring 17 points and chipping in a … Continue Reading ››

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