ROGERS HIGH The Lady Mounties broke out of a recent hitting slump in a big way Tuesday afternoon. Rogers (16-7, 7-4 7A-West Conference) hit four home runs, including two by Sarah Hulsey in a 15-0 win over Fort Smith Northside. Rogers coach Mike Harper acknowledged the Lady Bears, who dropped to 1-10 in the 7A-West), isn’t like his team will see against league-leading Bentonville later in the week. But he was encouraged by their approach, after the Lady Mounties were shut out in back-to-back losses to Rogers Heritage and … Continue Reading ››
Weather could play a factor this year as storms are scheduled. The other factor is an athlete who is already an automatic qualifier for the state meet being held out in hopes of allowing a teammate an opportunity to qualify.
The most likely record to break is the boys pole vault, which currently stands at 16 feet by Fayetteville's Chris Adams in 1988. Springdale Har-Ber junior Zach McWhorter has already surpassed that mark this season, … Continue Reading ››
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58
Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69
Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.69
Cameron Grissom, Texarkana, 10.81
Kary Collier, Bentonville, 10.87
Payton Copher, Springdale Har-Ber, 10.87
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Springdale kicks off its second spring practice under coach Zak Clark today. The Bulldogs will hold nine practices before their spring game Friday, May 20.
Here are five things to watch over the course of the next four weeks.
- OL development
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SPRINGDALE A 7-0 start afforded Springdale a two-game lead in the 7A-West standings, but losses in two of the last three games have knocked the Bulldogs into a tie for first with Bentonville. The Bulldogs (14-4, 8-2) face the Tigers on Tuesday in a game that could wind up deciding the conference champion. Springdale beat Bentonville 5-0 at home in the teams’ first meeting thanks to five goals by senior Leo Araujo. A sprained ankle kept Araujo, who has a team-best 13 goals, out of a 3-0 … Continue Reading ››
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Here are some pre-spring football notes.
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Springdale recently wrapped up its offseason testing ahead of spring football practice, which starts Tuesday.
Here are the Bulldogs’ top performers in each testing category. Rising sophomores are not included.
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Bentonville, who was unranked in the MaxPreps Cup standings when the fall sports were completed, vaulted itself to the No. 6 spot after the winter sports were finished and is within striking distance of winning that title a third consecutive year. The two-time defending MaxPreps Cup champion finished fall sports with state titles in girls tennis and girls cross country and a state runnerup in boys cross country.
Bentonville, fueled by its state championships in boys and girls swimming and its runnerup finishes in boys basketball and wrestling, has … Continue Reading ››
Hobbs is a Springdale alum and played for legendary coach Jarrell Williams before graduating in 2000 and continuing his career at Arkansas Tech. He played against Springdale head coach Zak Clark while Clark was at Fayetteville and then again when Clark transferred to UCA.
As a coach, Hobbs won two state championships in three years at Charleston after previously serving as Van Buren’s defensive coordinator for five years.
“We’ve kept in contact and he has a tremendous work ethic,” Clark said. “He’s a great guy and he’s done … Continue Reading ››