Bentonville Makes MaxPreps Cup’s Top 10

One of my Twitter followers, Kurt Wayne, steered me Thursday night toward a story done late last month by concerning the MaxPreps Cup standings. Bentonville is ranked No. 10 in the MaxPreps Cup rankings, which  are compiled by giving schools points for a first- or second-place finish at the state level. There are some stipulations — a championship is worth more points for schools in higher classifications, schools in states with higher population get more points than those in lesser populated states, and a sport such as football gets more points than a sport such as tennis. The article, written by MaxPreps … Continue Reading ››

AAA Ruling Affects Soccer Showdown

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Springdale senior Orsy Gonzalez (5) against Siloam Springs.

Springdale High will be without one of its best players for a pivotal Friday showdown at Springdale Har-Ber after a ruling by the Arkansas Activities Association, the state's high school sports governing body. Senior defender Orsy Gonzalez was red-carded after a collision with a Fayetteville player in the final two minutes of a 4-2 Springdale win last week, a penalty that, by AAA rule, … Continue Reading ››

SHILOH READY TO OPEN SPRING PRACTICE

Shiloh Christian will return to the 4A-1 Conference this season after two years in the 5A-West.

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WR Adler Goode is one of several top returning skill position players for Shiloh Christian this season.

The Saints were 6-4-1 last season and advanced to the 5A state playoffs. A number of top skill position players will return this season, including WR Adler Goode, who is drawing college interest, said coach Josh Floyd. Floyd said the service academies as well as UCA have all stopped in this spring to check in … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS START FRIDAY; 3A PPD

AN BBH LINC MARRUFO FEATThe state championship push begins tomorrow for Class 4A and below baseball and softball teams as they open regional tournament play across the state.

A number of Northwest Arkansas teams will be in action starting at 10 a.m. and games will be played all day Friday. Saturday's semifinals and Monday's third place and championship games will be at noon and 2:30 both days. The top 4 teams in the 4A and 3A regionals advance to state tournament play next week. The 3A baseball and softball tournaments in … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Duo Competing in EYBL

AN BKB SDALE F4 Springdale High rising senior guards Chris Owens and Tereke Eckwood have a chance to showcase their skills against the best talent in the nation this spring and summer. The Class of 2015 duo is playing AAU basketball for some of the top teams in the country in the 17-and-under circuit of the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). Owens is playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team, while Eckwood is a new … Continue Reading ››

FOOTBALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

We haven't officially closed the books on the 2013-14 school year just yet. There are still several weeks left in the spring sports season, including regional and state tournaments. But football is in the air. Next week schools will start spring practices that will set in motion their plans for the fall. In the spring, anything is possible. The 2014 season will have a number of intriguing storylines. Among the  things to keep an eye on: • Springdale Har-Ber will finally have its very own stadium. Progress is being made on getting it ready as we write. They will no longer share Jarrell … Continue Reading ››

Six Springdale Athletes Sign

AN FBH-SDALE PARSONSSix Springdale High athletes were recognized in a signing ceremony Friday in Bulldog Gym. Cory Stewart (tennis) signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Neal Parsons (football) signed with Hendrix and Chelsea Baldwin (softball) signed with Ecclesia College. Marlen Reynoso (volleyball) is headed to Newbury College in Newbury, Mass., while the Bulldog soccer duo of Orsy Gonzalez and Bryan Lemus are headed to Missouri to Neosho County Community College and Crowder Community … Continue Reading ››

Arkansans pack tornado benefit game

baseball-WITH STORY An overflow crowd helped raise more than $129,000 for tornado relief efforts Tuesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. An announced attendance of 8,014 showed up for an exhibition baseball game between Mayflower and Vilonia at the home of the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. According to KTHV, a total of $129,261 was raised at the game in addition to more than $4,000 donated in gift cards. Attendance to the game was free as fans were encouraged to instead donate to the cities affected most by the April 27 tornado. Fifteen … Continue Reading ››

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