The weekend couldn’t have finished any better for Bentonville’s girls.
The Lady Tigers did what they were supposed to do in order to clinch the 7A-West Conference’s top seed for the Class 7A state tournament with a 4-1 victory Friday over Rogers High. But when Springdale Har-Ber claimed a 4-1 victory over Fayetteville that night, it meant Bentonville (17-2, 12-0) had earned an outright conference championship with two matches left to play.
“It’s a good feeling,” Lady Tigers coach Kristina Henry said. “It’s nice not having everything to go down to the … Continue Reading ››
With just one week left in the regular season, most of the playoff berths in the spring sports (baseball, boys soccer, girls soccer, softball) have been clinched, but only a few seeds have been locked in.
Here a look at how the conference races will likely play out. This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at every scenario, but just a generalized ideal of what may (or may not) happen in the final week of the regular season. There should be a better idea of scenarios after Tuesday’s game.
2017-04-28 7A Baseball Standings
Cabot is the top … Continue Reading ››
No matter how good the track and field performances have been this season, they won't be acknowledged as state records — unless those performances are done this week during the state track meets.
It's a simple guideline the Arkansas Activities Association has gone by for years. So now that we've reached the state meets, what are the records most likely to be broken?
Granted, we won't know what the weather conditions will be like when the meets are done, but here's a look at the records that could have a chance to be rewritten:
Look none other than the boys pole vault.
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The postseason picture is clear for the Purple’Dogs: Win one, and they’re No. 1.
With two games remaining in 7A-West play, Fayetteville remains atop the league standings with a 10-2 record.
Fayetteville has a nonconference tune-up at home against Stillwater, Okla., at 4:30 p.m. on Friday before wrapping up conference play with two games against Van Buren beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Bulldogs Stadium.
Van Buren (8-3 in 7A-West) has a make-up game today against Springdale … Continue Reading ››
A big week has become even bigger for Bentonville this week.
The Tigers (7-3-1, 6-3) were already scheduled to play a home match Tuesday against Springdale High and a Friday match at Rogers High. Now the Tigers started the week at home Monday against Springdale Har-Ber in a match that was postponed Friday because of inclement weather, and all of those teams are in the middle of a five-team race near the top of the 7A-West standings.
“It’s going to be a difficult week,” Bentonville … Continue Reading ››
One of the Lady Tigers’ season goals is within reach this week.
If Bentonville (14-2, 9-0) can sweep its three matches, beginning with Monday’s rescheduled home match against Springdale Har-Ber, the Lady Tigers can wrap up at least a share of the 7A-West Conference championship and the league’s No. 1 seed for the Class 7A girls state tournament, which begins May 11 at Fort Smith Southside.
“It will be good for us to come out and win these three,” Bentonville coach Kristina Henry said. “It’s a big week for us, and there’s … Continue Reading ››