Preseason 7A-West Power Rankings

Fayetteville guard Payton Willis.
Here's the preseason edition of the 7A-West Conference boys basketball power rankings.

Should be a tight race between the top five teams. Wouldn’t be a shock if they all finished with eight to 11 conference wins and the race came down to the wire. Ties are no fun for power rankings, but it’s not hard to envision a logjam of tied teams when it’s all said and done.

But anyway. … These rankings will be updated periodically during the nonconference portion of the schedule and then on a … Continue Reading ››

20 Springdale Basketball Predictions

Springdale guards Kierra Lang and Chris Owens.
Here are 20 predictions for the upcoming Springdale High basketball season, split into boys and girls sections.


1. Chris Owens will average more than 18 points per game.

He averaged 12.6 last year, but almost 16 down the stretch of the season. So 18 should be very doable with him becoming the undisputed focal point of the offense. He could wind up pushing 20 per.

2. Tyler Tutt will make more than 35 3-pointers.

Expect Tutt to be much more … Continue Reading ››

Revisiting 13 Springdale Football Predictions

Springdale quarterback Fuller Chandler.
Here’s a look back at 13 Springdale football predictions made before the season began.

1. Junior quarterback Fuller Chandler will throw for more than 1,750 yards in his second year as a starter, a significant increase from the 1,110 he passed for as a sophomore.

TRUE — He finished with 2,447 yards. I thought this was a fairly bold prediction. It would have been more than a 150-percent jump from his sophomore production, but he wound up more than doubling that production. He … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Goes 2-0 In Benefit Games

Springdale High went 2-0 in benefit games against Gravette on Saturday.


All 15 Lady Bulldogs played and 10 scored in a 76-19 rout.

Junior forward Desiree Mack scored a team-high 13 points to lead four Springdale players in double figures. Senior guard Ja’Vonda Daniels had 12 points, sophomore post Peanut Brown added 11 and junior point guard Kierra Lang 10.

Springdale got off to a quick start, forcing 10 first-quarter turnovers en route to a 30-7 lead after one. The Lady Bulldogs substituted freely in both halves, mass subbing groups of five and playing every player on the roster … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 62, Brookland 31

BENTONVILLE — Jordan Martin had 23 points to lead Bentonville to a 62-31 victory in Saturday's girls benefit basketball game in Tiger Arena.

The Lady Tigers started pulling away in the second quarter, when they outscored Brookland 15-6 and claimed a 26-17 halftime lead. Bentonville then blew it open with a 19-7 run in the third quarter.

Martin hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range as the Lady Tigers hit 9 of 17 from beyond the arc. Bentonville hit 23 of 46 of its field-goal attempts, while Brookland connected on only 12 of 41 shots, including 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

Peyton … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14


FAYETTEVILLE — Dre Greenlaw added another chapter to his big play career at Fayetteville.

Greenlaw, coined ‘Big Play Dre’ for his key interceptions and special teams plays over the past two seasons, turned his attention to offense Friday and sparked Fayetteville to a 35-14 win over Cabot at Harmon Stadium.

The victory for the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs sets up a quarterfinal matchup with 7A-Central champion Conway.

“I knew they had a couple of plays (on offense) put in for me,” Greenlaw … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove 41, Lonoke 24

PRAIRIE GROVE — An offensive takeaway gave Prairie Grove a big spark Friday night.

Prairie Grove receiver Isaac Disney took a pass away from Lonoke defensive back Deondray Joiner and raced the final 10 yards for a go-ahead touchdown as Prairie Grove defeated Lonoke 41-24 in a first round playoff game. Disney’s touchdown gave Prairie Grove a 28-24 lead as the Tigers scored the game’s final 27 points.

“It was a little bit under thrown and we both went up for it,” Disney said. “He got it first, but I just jerked it away from him. Then I just ran for my … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 43, Jonesboro Westside 15

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 ››

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