Shiloh Christian 43, Jonesboro Westside 15

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David Beach/Special to NWA Media -- John-Marcus Carruthers celebrates a touchdown against Jonesboro Westside.


The Saints scored on five of their six first half possessions and rolled to a big win in a first-round Class 4A state playoff game.

Sophomore RB John-Marcus Carruthers had 272 all purpose yards, including 138 rushing, and scored two touchdowns. Sophomore QB Connor Reece fired three touchdown passes for Shiloh Christian (8-3).

Cody Banda led the Warriors with 112 yards rushing.

The Saints will travel to Pocahontas next week for a second round playoff game. Westside … Continue Reading ››

Second Round Playoff Matchups

Class 7A

Rogers Heritage at Fort Smith Southside

Fayetteville at Conway

Bryant at Bentonville

Fort Smith Northside at North Little Rock

Class 6A

Little Rock Parkview at Benton

El Dorado at Greenwood

Siloam Springs at Pine Bluff

Alma at Jonesboro

Class 5A

Camden Fairview at Pulaski Academy

Greenbrier at Batesville

Wynne at Maumelle

Beebe at Hot Springs

Class 4A

Malvern at Pea Ridge

Clinton at Dollarway

Star City at Mena

Arkadelphia at Gosnell

Prairie Grove at Nashville

Hamburg at Dardanelle

Shiloh Christian at Pocahontas

Heber Springs at Warren

Class 3A

Fouke at Charleston

Melbourne at Osceola

Booneville at Prescott

Hoxie at McGehee

Fordyce at … Continue Reading ››

Week 11 Scoreboard

If you don't see your school's score listed or if you see an error, tweet @arpreps or comment below. Class 7A Rogers Heritage 35, Little Rock Central 26 (FINAL) Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14 (FINAL) Bryant 28, Springdale Har-Ber 27 (FINAL) Fort Smith Northside 24, Little Rock Catholic 14 (FINAL) Class 6A Little Rock Parkview 47, Searcy 27 (FINAL) El Dorado 52, Marion 6 (FINAL) Siloam Springs 26, Texarkana 13 (FINAL) Alma 14, Lake Hamilton 7 (FINAL) Class 5A Pulaski Academy 49, Blytheville 21 (FINAL) Camden Fairview 61, Harrison 54 (FINAL) Batesville 33, Jacksonville 14 (FINAL) Greenbrier 36, Watson Chapel 28 (FINAL) Maumelle 24, White Hall 21 (FINAL) Wynne 54, Sylvan Hills 7 (FINAL) Hot Springs 47, Little Rock Christian 35 (FINAL) Beebe 49, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Basketball Notes

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Springdale's Kierra Lang and Chris Owens.
Springdale High basketball is just a few days away from tipping off the season with benefit games against Gravette.

There will be preseason previews in the Sunday and Monday papers, but in the meantime here are some notes on both teams.

GIRLS

  • This team has a lot of talent. Coach Heather Hunsucker counted 10 players who could have a chance to play collegiately, including five who should get Division I looks. The key for the Lady Bulldogs will be staying healthy and gelling as … Continue Reading ››

Owens Will Sign In Spring

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Springdale guard Chris Owens.
The early signing period began Wednesday, but Springdale High’s Chris Owens won’t sign until the spring.

The 6-foot-3 senior guard is weighing options as the start of his senior season approaches.

He holds offers from Oral Roberts and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He is also receiving interest from Southeast Missouri State, Central Arkansas, Tulsa, Southern Illinois, Mercer, Texas State, Denver and several other programs.

“If I wait until then I can see everything on the table, see all my opportunities,” Owens said.

Owens averaged a team-high 12.6 … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: School District Says Springdale’s Patrick Not Reassigned Yet

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Shane Patrick went 18-34 in five seasons at Springdale.
UPDATE: Springdale Public Schools communications director Rick Schaeffer retracted his earlier statement that Springdale High football coach Shane Patrick had been reassigned within the school district Wednesday.

“It has not happened yet,” Schaeffer said late Wednesday afternoon.

Patrick did meet with SPS athletic director Wayne Stehlik on Wednesday afternoon. Patrick declined to speculate on whether he expected to be reassigned, but expressed confidence in his coaching status.

“Obviously the district can reassign me if that’s what they choose to do, but I left … Continue Reading ››

BOYS: Rogers Heritage 65, Gentry 35

ROGERS — Rogers Heritage rode three solid scoring options to the best season in school history a year ago and the War Eagles used a similar recipe en route to a win over Gentry in a senior boys basketball benefit game Tuesday in War Eagle Arena.

Senior Connor Hirsh poured in a game-high 21 points, while Lexus Hobbs and Dane Olsen added 12 each as Heritage rolled to a 65-35 win.

The War Eagles scored the last seven points of the second quarter to claim a 36-21 halftime lead, then applied the knockout punch with a 9-0 spurt early in the third quarter.

The … Continue Reading ››

GIRLS: Rogers Heritage 55, Gentry 44

ROGERS — Rogers Heritage used a third-quarter 3-point barrage to pull away from Gentry en route to a 55-44 win over the Lady Pioneers in a senior girls basketball benefit game Tuesday night in War Eagle Arena.

Senior Emilie Jobst poured in a game-high 24 points, but she and teammate Sara Giesen combined to hit five 3-pointers in a 15-5 Heritage run to take control in the third quarter.

Gentry’s Rachel Lawrence drilled one of her five 3-pointers to start the second half and pull the Lady Pioneers into a 24-24 tie. But Jobst and Giesen took over to help Heritage pull away.

Giesen, … Continue Reading ››

The 7A-West’s 15 Best Perimeter Players

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Bentonville's Malik Monk is a consensus top-10 player nationally in the class of 2016.
The 7A-West will be a deep, competitive league this season, thanks in large part to a wealth of talented perimeter players in the conference.

Here’s a look at some of the best.

1. MALIK MONK

Bentonville — Junior — 6-4

No. 1 is a no-brainer when he’s a consensus top-10 player nationally.

Monk combines NBA-level athleticism with an ever-improving skill set and ability as a playmaker. Bentonville lost its other top two guards from last … Continue Reading ››

Class 3A Playoff Bracket a mess

One of the great things about the growth of the internet over the last 20 years is that you can get information so much easier, and without even leaving the comforts of your computer desk and chair.

In the pre-internet days, you actually had to, you know, leave your house to go the local school, college, library or county court house to find a source or document. Or, if travel was a consideration, you would call and request someone at those locations to mail or fax a copy of the document to you.

In that no-so-distant past, sports reporters like me would … Continue Reading ››

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