Bentonville's boys basketball team will join seven other teams from across the country to compete in the 31st annual Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions.
The three-day event will be held Jan. 15-17 at the JQH Arena on the Missouri State campus in Springfield, where last year's tournament had more than 10,000 people in attendance. A number of NBA and college players have participated in the tournament in previous years, including Lamar Odom, John Wall and Tyler Hansbrough.
Because the tournament is held in the middle of … Continue Reading ››
C. J. O'Grady makes a catch during action at the 7-on-7 Shootout of the South in Little Rock, June 21, 2014. (Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/CHRIS BRASHERS)
Pulaski Academy defeated Fayetteville 30-28 to win the 7-on-7 Shootout of the South Saturday afternoon in Little Rock.
Bruins quarterback Will Hefley won the Top Gun Award as the best quarterback in the tournament. Hefley … Continue Reading ››
Ben Mayes, the president of Shiloh Christian School, said Tuesday that more than 40 coaches from more than 20 states applied for the head football coaching position.
Mayes said after an exhaustive search, the list of candidates was whittled down to 8, then down to three finalists, then finally one as Jeff Conaway was formally introduced as the Saints' new coach.
At Tuesday night's introduction at the school, Mayes stressed repeatedly that Conaway, who was a former offensive coordinator at Shiloh for 4 seasons under former coach Josh Floyd, was "the right … Continue Reading ››
Jeff Conaway, a former offensive coordinator at Shiloh Christian, was named the Saints' head coach on Tuesday.
Jeff Conaway, a former offensive coordinator at Shiloh Christian, was named Tuesday as the Saints’ new head football coach.
Conaway replaces former coach Josh Floyd, who was hired two weeks ago as the new football coach at Hewitt-Trussville, Ala.
Conaway has been the head coach at Greene County Tech in Northeast Arkansas, where he compiled a 26-37 record, including 2-8 last season. The Eagles earned two playoff appearances in Conaway’s six seasons.
“After an exhaustive … Continue Reading ››
Now that spring football has come and gone and school is done for the year, let's have some fun and do a little early forecasting with the 7A-West Conference.
A quick disclaimer, I reserve the right to change this up a bit once we get a better look at these teams in 7-on-7 drills and summer practices!
7A West Conference
1) Bentonville - The defending champs deserve the top spot until someone knocks them off. There's plenty of talent to replace, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, but even more talent returns.
2) Fayetteville - A quick exit from the playoffs has … Continue Reading ››
1. Brooks Robinson
Position: Third Base
High School: Little Rock
Professional Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1955-77)
Notable: Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983; two-time World Series champion; American League MVP in 1964; 18-time All-Star selection; 16-time Gold Glove Award winner; MLB All-Century Team; jersey No. 5 retired by the Baltimore Orioles
Considered by many to be the best third baseman in baseball history, Robinson was selected as the best professional athlete from an Arkansas high school by a panel of reporters and spectators.
Playing his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore … Continue Reading ››
2. Don Hutson
Position: Wide Receiver
High School: Pine Bluff
Professional Teams: Green Bay Packers (1935-45)
Notable: Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963; three-time NFL champion; two-time NFL MVP (1941-42); eight-time First-Team All-Pro; NFL 1930s All-Decade Team; NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team; jersey No. 14 retired by Green Bay Packers
Hutson is widely considered the first modern wide receiver. When he retired, he held 18 major NFL records.
He still holds the record for most seasons leading the league in touchdowns, with nine, and his record of 99 … Continue Reading ››