NWA athletes shine at Pittsburg meet

Springdale Har-Ber sophomore Julianne Dillon set a meet record and became the current national leader in the girls 600-meter run with her performance Saturday at the Prentice Gudgen High School Invitational at Pittsburg State.
Julianne Dillon
Julianne Dillon
Dillon finished with a time of 1 minute, 28.54 seconds and smashed the previous meet record of 1:30.44 set in 2010. Her time also surpassed the previous national leader time of 1:31.74 by Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) Sperry during the Houghton Invitational on Dec. 30. She was one of three local … Continue Reading ››

Latest 4A-1 Conference standings

Screen Shot 2016-01-13 at 8.45.35 AMHere are the current 4A-1 Conference basketball standings through Jan. 12, with scores of games already played and upcoming games listed below: BOYS SCORES (Conference games only) Monday, Dec. 14 Gentry 58, Pea Ridge 48 Tuesday, Dec. 15 Gravette 46, Lincoln 40 Berryville 67, Shiloh Christian 53 Thursday, Dec. 17 Pea Ridge 50, Lincoln 30 Gentry 58, Berryville 56 Friday, Dec. 18 Huntsville 77, Shiloh Christian 25 Tuesday, Jan. 5 Pea Ridge 73, Gravette 64 Prairie Grove 65, Shiloh Christian 49 Berryville 67, Lincoln 44 Huntsville 62, Gentry 55 Friday, Jan. 8 Huntsville 53, Lincoln 27 Pea Ridge 50, Prairie Grove 29 Gravette … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Basketball In Rewind

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Springdale vs Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.
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Springdale vs Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.


Both Springdale teams picked up big wins in 7A-West openers Friday at Rogers Heritage to cap off 2-0 weeks.

For the boys, senior Ishine McFarlane scored a career-high 21 and the Bulldogs took control with a fourth quarter flurry of 3-pointers to … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Gravette 67, Berryville 65 (OT)

Kyle Fox knew the game was in his hands from the moment he took the inbounds pass and headed down the court.

With the game tied at 65 and time winding down in overtime, Gravette's senior guard held onto the ball and never passed it. He eventually drove to the free-throw line and sank a bucket as time expired, giving the Lions a 67-65 win over Berryville in 4A-1 Conference action Friday night in Berryville.

Berryville had tied the game with 30 seconds left when Gravette coach Greg White said he called for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith's … Continue Reading ››

RECAP: ROGERS HIGH

The Rogers High Lady Mounties just missed pulling off an upset to start the 7A-West Conference slate when they fell 46-41 to Springdale Har-Ber in overtime Friday.

Free-throw shooting was the difference in the game. Ha-Ber made 21 of 27 (78 percent) while Rogers was only 12 of 26 (46 percent) from the line. The Lady Mounties had a chance to win the game in regulation but they could not get a shot off.

“I don’t want any of our kids to feel personally responsible," Early said. "But for whatever reason, maybe we lost our confidence, we couldn’t make our free … Continue Reading ››

SMALL SCHOOLS REPORT

The holidays are in the rearview mirror and basketball teams can focus their attention on the start to conference play.

The schools in Class 4A and under have already opened league play, while those in 5A/6A/7A opened league play this week.

Class 5A

Farmington drew the unenviable task of starting 5A-West play at home against Maumelle on Friday. The Cardinals fell behind early, then rallied in the second quarter before falling 82-61 to the ultra-talented Hornets.

Farmington's girls also fell Friday night 59-52 top open league play.

Class 4A

Huntsville's boys have proven that size does not matter as the Eagles are soaring … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Basketball: The Week That Was

  It took Bentonville's girls two minutes to get untracked during their 7A-West Conference opener Thursday night against Fort Smith Southside. The Lady Tigers were in high gear after that and enjoyed the start of league play with a 67-38 victory in Tiger Arena. After falling behind 4-0 in the first 80 seconds, Bentonville (12-1, 1-0) scored the next eight points and eventually outscored Southside 24-4 over the remainder of the first quarter. Bentonville's boys can't say the same. The Tigers played Thursday's game with Malik Monk on the bench, and they started 7A-West play on the wrong foot with … Continue Reading ››

FAYETTEVILLE WEEKLY REPORT

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Josh Breathitt, center, of Fayetteville scores around Zane King (12) of Springdale Har-Ber during the first half of play Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Fayetteville High.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Josh Breathitt, center, of Fayetteville scores around Zane King (12) of Springdale Har-Ber during the first half of play Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Fayetteville High.
Strong start by Purple’Dogs Kyle Adams probably couldn’t have dialed up a more impressive start to 7A-West Conference play for his Fayetteville boys’ basketball team if he tried. The Bulldogs … Continue Reading ››

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