Girls: Springdale 55, U.S. Grant 10

Springdale High ended a three-game losing in blowout fashion Thursday, leading U.S. Grant 31-2 after a quarter en route to a 55-10 victory in first-round action at Durant's Lion Classic in southwest Oklahoma.

Senior Anna Gadison led Springdale with eight points as 14 Lady Bulldogs scored in the blowout win. Grant failed to score more than four in a quarter.

The Lady Bulldogs (2-3) snapped a three-game skid and set up a semifinal matchup with Mustang, Okla., a team the Lady … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 56, Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest 54

Kyler Mahar scored a season-high 17 points and Springdale used a late 6-0 run to pull away from Springfield Hillcrest for a 56-54 win in the opening round of the Bulldog Classic on Thursday.

The Bulldogs (5-0) broke open a game tied at 50 with three minutes left on baskets by Mahar, Ishine McFarlane and Devon Young in quick succession to advance to a 5:30 p.m. semifinal meeting with North Little Rock tomorrow. Hillcrest had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but couldn't get a shot … Continue Reading ››


HIGH SCHOOL Tuesday’s results BOYS Abundant Life 51, Mount Vernon-Enola 43 Atkins 73, Mansfield 58 Barton 48, DeWitt 36 Bauxite 48, Harding Academy 40 Bentonville 77, Alma 49 Bigelow 63, Hector 54 Blevins 48, Lafayette County 36 Bradley 58, Taylor 21 Camden Harmony Grove 55, Hampton 42 Cedar Ridge 60, Bradford 35 Clarendon 50, Brinkley 44 Conway St. Joseph 58, Western Yell Co. 31 County Line 54, Mulberry 23 Crossett 73, Lake Village 64 Deer 62, St. Joe 40 Dermott 64, Strong 39 DeWitt 42, Barton 9 Dollarway 55, McGehee 34 Drew Central 85, Bearden 73 Earle 78, Riverside 44 El Dorado 97, Magnolia 72 Emerson 79, Sparkman 29 Episcopal Collegiate 74, Jessieville 59 Eureka Springs 50, Johnson Co. Westside 16 Forman 73, Dierks 70 Fountain Lake 32, … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Powell named Arkansas Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year

Ella May Powell may be only 15 years old, but her skill and tenacity belie her years.
Fayetteville volleyball coach Jessica Phelan said her sophomore setter knew exactly what to do no matter the situation and the results speak for themselves. Powell led the Lady Purple Bulldogs (34-3-1) to the Class 7A state title, their second in school history, and was honored Tuesday as the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year for volleyball.
The team took on the personality of the smooth, yet hard-nosed Powell, Phelan said. It was especially evident as Fayetteville rallied from a 2-1 deficit in both the semifinals and … Continue Reading ››


Here's the final tally of the ARPreps Pick'Em Poll, which ran throughout the entire high school football season and consisted of high school, college and pro football picks the last 14 weeks. Final Standings Jimmy Carter: 159-51 overall, 13-2 last week Chip Souza: 150-60 overall, 12-3 last week Henry Apple: 149-61 overall, 11-4 last week Vernon Tarver: 146-64 overall, 13-2 last week Paul Nielsen: 143-67 overall, 8-7 last week Rick Fires: 142-68 overall, 11-4 last week Paul Boyd: 135-75 overall, 12-3 last week Graham Thomas: 132-78 overall, 12-3 last week Andrew Hutchinson: 132-78 overall, 11-4 last week  


NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Joey Savin (12) of Fayetteville makes his third interception of the game over Trey Smith of Har-Ber Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, during the first half of the Class 7A state championship game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Visit to see more photographs from the game. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Joey Savin (12) of Fayetteville makes his third interception of the game over Trey Smith of Har-Ber Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, during the first half of the Class 7A state championship game at War Memorial … Continue Reading ››

7A title: Fayetteville 28, Springdale Har-Ber 7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Fayetteville and Springdale Har-Ber had powerful offenses throughout the season. But in their Class 7A state championship showdown, defense stole the show as the teams combined to force nine turnovers. And it was the Bulldogs getting the most of the defensive day, getting five Fuller Chandler interceptions and adding another fumble recovery on a bad snap in a 28-7 victory at War Memorial Stadium.

Senior safety Joey Savin set a state finals record with three interceptions and Fayetteville set a finals record forcing six, as the Purple'Dogs wore down Har-Ber and added … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville teams win tournament titles

VAN BUREN — The highly anticipated Fayetteville-Van Buren matchup turned into a Payton Willis-Jaylynn Dye showdown for most of the Citizen's Bank Classic championship game Saturday.

When Dye fouled out late, it was Van Buren's Mitchell Smith, a Missouri signee, answering Fayetteville's Willis, a Vanderbilt signee, as two of the top teams in Class 7A duked it out in a thriller.

In the end, it was Willis who made the plays when they mattered most, scoring a late and-1 and then sinking the two game-winning free throws with 4.5 seconds left to lift Fayetteville to a 60-58 win and tournament title.

“I was … Continue Reading ››


HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s results BOYS Arkadelphia 43, Woodlawn 29 Cedarville 37, Prairie Grove 35 Drew Central 61, Valley Springs 58 Earle 73, Buffalo Island 59 Genoa Central 50, Gurdon 45 Hamburg 58, Barton 50 Heber Springs 61, Star City 41 Helena-West Helena 44, Osceola 31 Marion 64, Blytheville 61 Pine Bluff 59, West Memphis 55 Rogers Heritage 69, West Plains, Mo., 54 Siloam Springs 60, Belton, Okla., 56 Strong 62, Parkers Chapel 49 Stuttgart 36, Clarendon 35 Timbo 54, Hillcrest 36 Two Rivers 55, Mountain Pine 20 Western Grove 64, Rose Bud 48 Barry Pruitt Classic Jonesboro Championship Jonesboro 52, Springdale Har-Ber 49 Third-place game Valley View 61, Cedar Ridge 60 Fifth-place game Forrest City 79, Bay 71 Seventh-place game Clarksville 62, Greene Co. Tech 43 Battle of the Border Episcopal … Continue Reading ››

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