Fayetteville notebook, playoff edition – Bryant Week

AN FBH-FAY SCRIMMAGE 8-26   Eight and nine seasons ago when Daryl Patton made this same trip, the feeling was much different. Patton, a former quarterback and head coach at Bryant who basically built the Hornets into a consistent top-tier program before heading to Fayetteville before the 2003 season, knew the homecoming trips back to Bryant during the playoffs in 2006 and 2007 were a big deal. This time around, as Fayetteville prepares to visit Hornet Stadium in the Class 7A quarterfinals on Friday, the Patton side story has run its course. "It's about one … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll – Week 12 (Playoff Round 2)

Standings Jimmy Carter: 126-39 overall, 9-6 last week Henry Apple: 119-46 overall, 11-4 last week Chip Souza: 118-47 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Nielsen: 117-48 overall, 12-3 last week Vernon Tarver: 113-52 overall, 12-3 last week Rick Fires: 112-53 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 106-59 overall, 12-3 last week Graham Thomas: 105-60 overall, 10-5 last week Andrew Hutchinson: 103-62 overall, 7-8 last week North Little Rock (7-4) at Bentonville (9-1) CONSENSUS: Bentonville (8-1) Jimmy Carter: Bentonville Henry Apple: Bentonville Chip Souza: Bentonville Paul Nielsen: North Little Rock Vernon Tarver: Bentonville Rick Fires: Bentonville Paul Boyd: Bentonville Graham Thomas: Bentonville Andrew Hutchinson: Bentonville Conway (6-5) at Springdale Har-Ber (9-1) CONSENSUS: Har-Ber (9-0) Fayetteville (9-2) at … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Basketball Preview

Fayetteville coach Kyle Adams (left) and Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Fayetteville coach Kyle Adams (left) and Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.

Malik Monk generates more hype and attention at Bentonville than any other player in the state in recent history. Fayetteville has a deep, experienced team that already looks like a potential championship favorite.

Those two programs feature two of the most talented teams in the state. They should compete for a 7A-West Conference title and potentially a state championship.

But the 7A-West always has title contenders. When you go around the conference this … Continue Reading ››

Best of the West: Boys Basketball Team


This year, the 7A-West will feature a potential future lottery pick, a sharpshooter headed to one of the best programs in the SEC and a wealth of other talent with bright futures.

With that in mind, here is an attempt to create the best team pooling the talent from the conference’s eight programs into a 10-man rotation. Keep in mind, this isn’t necessarily the league’s absolute 10 best players, even though all the conference’s clear-cut top talent is represented on the list. Fit is taken into context to an extent.


G — … Continue Reading ››

Springdale 57, Farmington 51

FARMINGTON — Jeremy Price’s Springdale High head coaching debut looked like it was going to end in a loss after 28 minutes at Farmington on Tuesday.

Then Springdale flipped a switch, scoring 11 straight points to take a lead in the final minute, weathering a cold-blooded Matt Thomas 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and then pulling away in overtime.

It all added up to a wild but welcome 57-51 overtime victory for Springdale.

“I’ll take it anyway I can get it, but yeah, that’s pretty stressful,” Price said.

Thomas scored a game-high 28 points for the Cardinals (0-1), which led 24-9 midway … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 23, Dover 8 — Box Score

Shiloh Christian Saints 23

Dover Pirates 8

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
Dover Pirates 0 0 8 0 0 8
Shiloh Christian Saints 7 14 2 0 0 23


Shiloh — Berus 3 run (Boo kick), 6:00.


Shiloh — Fulgham 27 pass from Reece (Carter kick), 5:10. Shiloh — Reece 3 run (Boo kick), 1:00.


Shiloh — Safety, 9:28. Dover — Sharp 94 pass from Price (Price pass to Cheak), 3:17
dover pirates Shiloh Christian Saints
First downs 11 19
Rushes-Yards 35-36 35-71
Passing yards 161 356
Comp-Att-Int 5-11-0 24-32-0
Punts 2-28 2-10.5
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 7-69 10-105


RUSHING — Dover: Dale 8-24, Srutka 9-10, Price 13-5, Cheak 1-3, Talkington 1-2, TEAM 2-(minus 4), Sharp 1-(minus 8). Shiloh Christian: Carruthers 6-41, Berus 10-36, Plunkett 4-17, TEAM 2-(minus 6), Reece 13-(minus 27). PASSING — Dover: Price 5-11-0-161. Shiloh Christian: Reece 24-32-0-356. RECEIVING — Dover: Sharp 2-122, Cheak … Continue Reading ››

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