7A-West Girls Power Rankings

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Lauren Holmes (33) of Fayetteville drives past Abigayle Jackson of Little Rock Central Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Lauren Holmes (33) of Fayetteville drives past Abigayle Jackson of Little Rock Central Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.


Here’s the year’s first edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.



  1. FAYETTEVILLE




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PROVIDENCE ACADEMY BASKETBALL ON THE RISE



Austin and Lisa Bivens can trace their basketball roots back to the same tree.

The husband and wife duo, now the boys and girls basketball coaches at Rogers-based Providence Academy, have legendary Guy-Perkins coach John Hutchcraft as their common denominator. There are not many better mentors in the state than Hutchcraft, whose team garners a ton of ink in the Arkansas state high school sports record book.

For more on this story, see Thursday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story at nwadg.com

High School Swimming Notebook

A month long break from competition for local high school swimmers will come to an end today as teams take part in the John Brown Swim and Dive Invitational in Siloam Springs and at the Fayetteville Invitational Saturday at the Jones Center in Springdale.

Springdale Har-Ber is off to a solid start as the Wildcats have two individuals and two relay teams with state qualifying times.

Senior John Palmer has qualified in the 100 fly, the 100 free and the 200 free while Heath Brames has qualified in the 200 free, 200 IM,500 free and the 100 free. Palmer, Brames, Brandon Greenlee … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 48, Siloam Springs 35

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Kyler Mahar makes a lay-up in front of  Siloam Springs' Noah Karp Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Kyler Mahar makes a lay-up in front of Siloam Springs' Noah Karp Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.


SPRINGDALE — Kyle Snavely hit a few hook shots in the opening minutes to push Siloam Springs to an early lead at Springdale High on Tuesday.

But Siloam didn’t have an answer when Springdale began to make life difficult for the Panthers’ 6-foot-6 standout center.

Springdale’s bigs impacted the … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 67, Siloam Springs 45

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Chasidee Owens ((CQ)) goes for a rebound in front of Siloam Springs' Kenlie Noel ((CQ)) Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Chasidee Owens ((CQ)) goes for a rebound in front of Siloam Springs' Kenlie Noel ((CQ)) Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.


Springdale closed with a dominant 19-4 run to turn a tight game into a 60-40 win over Siloam Springs in Siloam's Holiday Classic last week.

Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs didn't waste any time, blitzing Siloam from the opening tip in the rematch. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

4A-1 Conference Standings Update

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.56.50 PMHere are the current 4A-1 Conference basketball standings through Jan. 5, 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 This Week

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Devon Young goes up for a shot while Rogers' Harrison Heffley defends Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 at the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic. Springdale won 55-41.
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Springdale's Devon Young goes up for a shot while Rogers' Harrison Heffley defends Thursday Dec. 31, 2015 at the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic. Springdale won 55-41.


Springdale propelled itself into the new year with a convincing win over one Rogers school, a 55-41 win over Rogers to win Siloam Springs’ Holiday Classic last week.

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SMALL SCHOOLS REPORT

Prairie Grove back at full strength

The Lady Tigers played most of the first half of the season with two starters on the bench. But with the new year came good news that both Parker Lopez and Maddie Hartin are back on the court.

Lopez missed the most time with a shoulder injury, and is slowly getting herself back into playing shape, coach Kevin Froud said. As far Hartin, a concussion shelved her for several games, but she’s also back.

“Parker is still not in the shape we need her to be in, but she’s making progress,” Froud said. “She missed about a … Continue Reading ››

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