Fayetteville spring football: 5 Things To Watch

Another year of spring football practice is under way across Northwest Arkansas and throughout the state. For several teams, that means the same old routine this time of year. But at Fayetteville, this season's spring football practices signal many changes. The Purple'Dogs began spring drills in t-shirts and helmets this week and will put on the pads for the official start of the two-week spring practice on Monday. Here's 5 key things to pay attention to as Fayetteville football works its way through the spring: 1. Fast-paced attack The offense has plenty of experiences and weapons back for next season, led by junior … Continue Reading ››

Tang is back for Rogers High

Rising senior Katherine Tang will play tennis for Rogers High this fall, Lady Mounties girls tennis coach Matt Fulton said. Tang did not compete last fall. As a freshman and a sophomore, Tang teamed with her older sister, Tiffany, to win the Class 7A state doubles championship and the Overall doubles championship. Tiffany, who won four Class 7A and Overall championships (2 doubles-2 singles), is currently a student at Rice University

Smaller classification schools eye spring football

It’s not just the large schools that will be returning to the football field this month. Schools in the smaller classifications will also get a jump on the fall season. Some of the schools, particularly those who have a number of multi-sport players that are still involved in baseball or soccer, will delay the start of their spring football workouts until after the state tournaments for spring sports. For example, Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier will not start football practices until May 11, which is the same time Class 5A Farmington will also kick off its spring schedule. Pea Ridge, the defending 4A-1 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football Notes

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER --08/06/2014-- Springdale High junior running back Malcolm Neal during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium.
STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER -- Springdale High senior Malcolm Neal has moved from running back to cornerback.

Springdale High kicks off spring practice on Monday afternoon. Here are some pre-spring notes.

  • The Bulldogs will go through eight practices and a spring game in their first spring with new coach Zak Clark. The spring game is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 5 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.

  • There will be a lot … Continue Reading ››

New reclassification numbers causes changes in schools

The Arkansas Activities Association released the numbers for the 2016-18 reclassification cycle Thursday. Here are some of changes that will take place, beginning in the fall of 2016. Class 7A — The emergence of Bentonville West causes West Memphis to drop to Class 6A. Because of the Bentonville split, Springdale High will now be the state's largest school in attendance, with a three-year average of 2440.33 students in grades 9-11. Class 6A — The new schools are West Memphis and Jacksonville, which will consolidate with Class 5A North Pulaski. Alma and Little Rock Parkview will drop out. Class 5A — Alma is back in … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Track Leaders

The leaders have been updated through the 4A-1 Conference meet held Tuesday: Boys 100 Adler Goode (Sr.), Shiloh Christian$^10.80 Joey Saucier (Sr.), Rogers Heritage$^10.88 Keson Payton (Sr.), Bentonville$^10.92 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove$^10.97 Hunter Casebolt (Jr.), Elkins$^11.08 John David Horn (So.), Siloam Springs$^11.08 200 Joey Saucier (Sr.), Rogers Heritage$^22.01 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove$^22.20 Colter Clemence (Sr.), Bentonville^22.45 Adler Goode (Sr.), Shiloh Christian$^22.46 Zach Burton (Sr.), Springdale High^22.52 Brandon Shaw (Jr.), Rogers Heritage^22.84 400 Aaron Featherston (Sr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^49.81 Peyton Powell (Sr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^50.40 Billy Horton III (Jr.), Bentonville^50.82 Trey Coulter (So.), Fayetteville^51.23 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove^51.34 Taylor Michael (Jr.), Bentonville^51.37 800 TJ Sugg (Jr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^1:56.06 Jessie Ramirez (So.), Rogers High$^1:59.57 Miguel Contreras (Jr.), Bentonville$^2:00.76 Jordy Garcia (Jr.), Springdale High^2:01.87 Braden Sims (Sr.), Rogers High^2:01.98 Noah Antony … Continue Reading ››

10 Springdale Athletes Sign

Springdale's Chris Owens
SPRINGDALE — Basketball standouts Chris Owens and TreShawn Gause highlighted a 10-athlete signing ceremony at Springdale High on Tuesday morning.

Owens signed with Pittsburg State, while Gause inked with Eastern Arizona College.

Owens will move on after a stellar two-sport career for the Bulldogs, highlighted by earning all-state basketball honors his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged a team-high 12.6 points for Springdale’s Class 7A state runner-up team. This year, he averaged 20.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, both team-highs.

Several schools came into … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Standouts Set For AAU Action

Springdale's Tyler Garrett and Chasidee Owens.
A number of Springdale High boys and girls basketball players are set to play for high-level AAU basketball teams this spring and summer.

Rising sophomore Tyler Garrett is playing on the Arkansas Wings Elite 15-and-under team after being brought up to play the final three varsity games for the Bulldogs as a freshman this spring. The 5-foot-10 guard scored 10 points in his high-school debut, then started both of Springdale’s state tournament games.

Senior Kyler Mahar is playing on the 17U Northwest Arkansas Wings Elite … Continue Reading ››

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