Farmington’s Gregg ‘perfect’ for Athlete of the Week

There were two players we focused in on for Athlete of the Week honors, but Farmington's Tyler Gregg had a pitching performance that put the senior over the top.

MIKE CAPSHAW/NWA Democrat-Gazette Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
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Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
In addition to hitting for considerable power during recent games, Gregg fired a perfect game during a 13-0 victory over Clarksville. He needed just 56 pitches, including 39 strikes, to surrender all 15 batters he faced. That included … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Report

Bentonville High If Bentonville coach Kent Early had any concern about his team having a lull following spring break, it ended after three innings.

Early, however, said the week off probably did his players more good because it gave them a change to rest and regroup.

“The break is good for the kids because we use the term ‘grind,’” Early said. “We’ve been grinding since we won the state title. We came right back in the summer, and every one of these varsity kids and some of the JV kids came to the weight room four days a week.

“In the fall, we came … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …

7A-West Boys Soccer Report

Bentonville High

Bentonville coach Mike Devaney provided his team with a little history lesson before the Tigers (3-0-1, 2-0 7A-West Conference) headed to spring break and a week off from action.

The Tigers were reminded of what happened last year, when they headed into spring break unbeaten in 7A-West Conference play. Bentonville returned, only to suffer losses against Springdale Har-Ber and Springdale High — the two teams that Tigers will face on the road this week.

“I wanted the men to be in that frame of mind that, when we returned to school, that if we’re not ready to play we could be … Continue Reading ››

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