Pick’Em Poll – Playoff Round 3

Playoff Round 3 Games Bentonville High at Fayetteville Bryant at North Little Rock Pine Bluff at Greenwood Benton at Russellville Gosnell at Prairie Grove Hamburg at Pea Ridge Shiloh Christian at Dardanelle Centerpoint at Charleston Mount Ida at Danville Arkansas at Missouri Tennessee at Vanderbilt Michigan at Ohio State Washington at Washington State Kansas City at Denver Green Bay at Philadelphia PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 126-53 overall, 9-6 last week Paul Boyd: 122-57 overall, 10-5 last week Rick Fires: 120-59 overall, 9-6 last week Vernon Tarver: 116-63 overall, 11-4 last week Henry Apple: 116-63 overall, 9-6 last week Chip Souza: 114-65 overall, 10-5 last week Scottie Bordelon: 110-69 overall, 8-7 last week Mike Capshaw: 109-70 overall, 10-5 last week Bentonville High … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove’s Laird earns Athlete of the Week honors

Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove Zeke Laird
Prairie Grove senior quarterback/linebacker Zeke Laird starred on offense, defense and special teams to earn ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors.

The first-year starting quarterback accounted for five touchdowns as the Tigers piled up 520 yards during a 61-13 home win against Central Arkansas Christian. Laird was 7-of-9 passing for 156 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two touchdowns. He also booted six extra points.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Zeke Laird of Prairie … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Springdale High basketball preview

SPRINGDALE HIGH BOYS 'Rebuilding' would be the term best used to describe Jeremy Price's Springdale team this winter. Last year, Price floored a senior-laden club in a loaded 7A-West. The Red'Dogs won their way into the state tournament as a 4-seed, where they knocked off Conway and played eventual state champion Cabot down to the wire on the Panthers' home court. Gone now are those seniors, and a cast of fresh faces will have to carry the load. "We lost, I think, 12 seniors last year," Price said. "It was good having that age and we had a few kids with a little experience, … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov 14-20

Someone asked about the process behind our Tweets of the Week feature, which is entering its sixth week with the publishing of this post.

It's not an exact science, although we wish there was a better way to find the best tweets from NWA coaches and players each week. We look at rosters and begin searching for each player to see if they have a public Twitter account. Once found, we simply scroll through all of their tweets to try to find something — anything — that's interesting in some way. We cull out all the RTs (retweets) and look at … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Girls Preview

BENTONVILLE — There's always a certain amount of change that basketball teams deal with year in and year out because of different players, and Bentonville High girls coach Tom Halbmaier is no different in that matter.

"Our team changed a little bit," Halbmaier said. "Whenever you lose some good senior leadership and bring some youth in, there's always going to be a transitional phase. "In terms of the camaraderie and the chemistry, it's there. We just have to get more reps."

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Lauren Hargus, Bentonville junior, works her way around Meredith … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys Preview

BENTONVILLE — Nobody is probably more ready to get the regular season started than Bentonville High boys basketball coach Jason McMahan. The Tigers' offseason has been brutal enough.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS ¥ @NWAMICHAELW Springdale's David Carachure (2) tries to get past Bentonville defender Jordan Hemphill (3) during their game Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Springdale High School.
Springdale's David Carachure (2) tries to get past Bentonville defender Jordan Hemphill (3) during their game Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Springdale High School.
Jordan Hemphill suffered a broken … Continue Reading ››

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