Coaching Search Q&A With Springdale AD Wayne Stehlik

Springdale High is in the midst of a coaching search to fill the head coaching vacancy left by Shane Patrick’s resignation in late November.

Here is a Q&A with Springdale Public Schools athletic director Wayne Stehlik on the progress of the search to fill the position.

Here is a list of candidates who had applied as of Thursday.

Check for a story on the coaching search in Friday’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

NWA Media: Where are you at in the process?

Wayne Stehlik: We’re getting phone calls from lots of interested coaches, having conversations with some. Then we have some coaches that are putting their … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Park Hill, Mo., 66, Springdale High 48

Wichita State signee Landry Shamet scored a game-high 23 and Southern Illinois signee Deionte Wilson added 20 as Park Hill broke open a tight game in the second half for a 66-48 victory in the first round of the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament Thursday.

Park Hill (3-0) led 32-28 at halftime, then outscored Springdale 19-7 in the third quarter.

Senior guard TreShawn Gause scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulldogs (3-4), which dropped their third straight game. Seniors Chris Owens and Tyler Tutt each scored 11.

Springdale will face another stiff test tomorrow when it plays Raytown, Mo., which is led by … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football Head Coaching Applicants

Here are the 11 candidates who had applied for the Springdale High football head coaching vacancy as of Thursday afternoon.

This list does not include potential candidates who have not formally applied yet.

Check tomorrow's Northwest Arkansas Newspapers for a story on the coaching search.

Les Boyum

Current: South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach

Past: Arkansas Tech OL coach

Jeff Broyles

Current: Stigler, Okla. line coach

Past: Poteau, Okla. head coach

Kole Carpenter Current: Cave City defensive coordinator Past: Dardanelle assistant Duane Friesen Current: N/A Spencer Hill Current: Highland head coach Bryan Hutson Current: Paris head coach Marcus Jones Current: Siloam Springs defensive coordinator Past: Benton head coach, Camden Fairview defensive coordinator Brent Marley Current: Victory Christian, Okla., head coach Farrell Shelton Current: Eureka, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Chandler To Transfer To Har-Ber

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Fuller Chandler
Springdale High all-conference quarterback Fuller Chandler turned in paperwork to transfer to crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber on Wednesday morning.

Chandler is expected to transfer to Har-Ber following the end of the fall semester, pending the paperwork being approved. He already lives in Har-Ber’s school district and was attending Springdale as part of the law academy.

Chandler becomes the third high-profile Bulldog boys athlete to transfer in the last seven months, including the second to Har-Ber. Senior point guard Tereke Eckwood leads the Wildcats’ basketball team a year after … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 68, Bentonville 65

ALMA — The number of fouls Bentonville’s boys basketball team picked up Tuesday night didn’t settle too well with Tigers coach Jason McMahan.

Bentonville was whistled for 30 team fouls — 20 in the second half — and that lead to the Tigers’ first loss of the season as Alma claimed a 68-65 nonconference victory at Charles B. Dyer Gymnasium.

“A lot of that came from a lack of focus on our end and poor execution, compared to Alma’s great execution of its game plan,” McMahan said. “I think we got out of position and made some fouls.

“We had eight turnovers in … Continue Reading ››

5A State Title Game Recap

Pulaski Academy hung on to beat Wynne 38-28 Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 5A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Bruins' win.

Bruins Eclipse 700 (Again)

By scoring 38 points Saturday, Pulaski Academy ended the season with 704 points, becoming the seventh team in Arkansas history to eclipse 700 in a single season.

The 704 points rank fifth in state history, but only second in school history, as the 2011 Bruins team scored 721 points.

Of the seven 700-point seasons, the Bruins own three of them, as they also scored 700 points in 2008. All three seasons, … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale High 53, Lake Hamilton 21

Springdale High routed Lake Hamilton 53-21 in the first round of Conway’s Wampus Cat Invitational on Monday to set up the first of two potential matchups with defending state champions.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-1) will face reigning 6A champ Greenwood in the second round Friday. A victory in that matchup could lead to a championship-game showdown with host and defending 7A champ Conway.

Junior Kierra Lang scored a game-high 16 points and Springdale led 28-9 at halftime in the blowout. Ja’Vonda Daniels added nine points and Chasidee Owens eight as nine Lady Bulldogs scored in the win. Katie Carpenter and Hailey HumphreysContinue Reading ››

7A-West Football Awards

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Arkansas commit and Fayetteville standout Dre Greenlaw.
Here is the complete list of the 7A-West’s all-state and all-conference selections along with conference player and coach of the year awards.

The selections were made by league coaches.

Coach of the year: Jeff Williams, Fort Smith Southside

Outstanding back: Dre Greenlaw, Fayetteville

Outstanding lineman: Daytrieon Dean, Fort Smith Northside

Outstanding specialist: Andrew Barley, FS Southside

Outstanding kicker: Bennett Moehring, Bentonville

Outstanding punter: Eric Grom, Rogers Heritage Offensive newcomer of the year: Trey Smith, Springdale Har-Ber Defensive newcomer of the year: Jose Pargo, FS Northside ALL-STATE OFFENSE QB: Grant Hood, FS Northside, … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Returns To National Spotlight

It was supposed to be a banner year for Bentonville's football team in 2014, so much that the Tigers were mentioned among some of the top teams in the country.

Early-season injuries and four straight losses to start the season combined to knock Bentonville out of the national picture. However, nine consecutive victories and a second straight Class 7A title later, the Tigers returned to national prominence.

Bentonville's football team not only enjoyed a second consecutive Class 7A state championship Saturday, but the Tigers also returned to the national polls after mounting nine consecutive victories.Continue Reading ››

Pulaski Academy 38, Wynne 28



LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Will Hefley threw for 486 yards and four touchdowns as Pulaski Academy beat Wynne 38-28 in the Class 5A championship game.

The Bruins amassed 551 yards of offense, including 426 in the first half, en route to their fourth state title.

Hefley, a Tulsa commit, overcame two first-half interceptions and completed 36 of 56 passes (64.3 percent), earning most valuable player honors.

Pulaski Academy (13-1) had two 100-yard receivers. Will Hastings caught 14 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown, while Zack Kelley had 165 yards and three touchdowns on 11 receptions.

Cincinnati quarterback commit … Continue Reading ››

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