Storey Named MaxPreps Small Schools POY

Former Charleston quarterback Ty Storey has been named MaxPreps’ 2014 Small Schools Player of the Year.

Storey, who is already enrolled at Arkansas, capped his high school career last month with a dominant performance in the Tigers’ 33-26 win over Smackover in the Class 3A state championship game.

Accounting for all but 17 yards of Charleston’s offense, the four-star recruit threw for 218 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

On the Tigers’ final drive of the game, he accounted for all 55 yards, including nine carries for 51 yards and the game-winning four-yard touchdown pass with 17 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Hires Clark

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New Springdale football coach Zak Clark.
Springdale High named Fayetteville offensive coordinator Zak Clark its new head football coach at a Friday morning pep rally.

Clark becomes the Bulldogs’ fourth coach in the past decade, filling the void left by Shane Patrick’s resignation in November following an 0-10 season and third straight year without a playoff appearance. Clark spent the previous five years as an assistant at Fayetteville, his alma mater.

Clark, who started 10 games at quarterback for Arkansas in 2001 before … Continue Reading ››

Soehner Attends National Combine

Sometimes, being invited to a big-time event falls short of expectations. That was Dylan Soehner's experience at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl combine in San Antonio, Texas last week. The 6-foot-7 tight end from Prairie Grove was among some of the nation's top underclassmen who were tested in a series of drills prior to the annual All-American Bowl that showcases the nation's top seniors. The underclassmen were tested in the 40-yard dash, shuttle, vertical jumps, and one-on-one drills. "Usually, the combines are held in the Alamodome, but they were held outside this year because of the bowl game between UCLA and Kansas State," … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Siloam Springs 51, Springdale 44

Siloam Springs senior Mayse Pippen scored a team-high 11 points to lead a balanced attack as the Lady Panthers’ veterans took control down the stretch in a 51-44 home victory over Springdale.

Siloam Springs (10-3) took the lead early in the second quarter and never gave it up. The Lady Panthers capped off the win by sinking all six of their free throw attempts in the final two minutes to seal it.

Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs (9-4), which had all-state point guard Kierra Lang back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a month … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 47, Siloam Springs 39

AN BKH-SDALE-SILOAM SILOAM SPRINGS — Chris Owens’ stat line wasn’t very pretty through three quarters at Siloam Springs on Tuesday night.

Springdale High’s all-state guard was 0 of 10 from the floor and on the bench to start the fourth quarter. But he more than made up for it in the clutch.

Owens scored nine of his 12 points in the final four minutes, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead Springdale to a 47-39 win over Siloam Springs in the nonconference finale for both teams.

Owens’ first made shot of the night was a 3-pointer … Continue Reading ››

Pea Ridge Rolls Past Gravette

PEA RIDGE — Sophomore Westin Church scored 11 of his game-high 19 points the first seven minutes of the game as Pea Ridge jumped on Gravette early and often to post a 66-36 win in a 4A-1 Conference game. Pea Ridge hit 12 3-pointers in the game, including five each in the first and third quarters. Joey Hall and Zach Davis finished with 11 points each for Pea Ridge. Church opened the game with a 3-pointer and he ended the first quarter with another 3-pointer as the Blackhawks built a 23-8 lead. In between, Church had another 3-pointer and a stickback. The Pea … Continue Reading ››

Tigers, Trojans To Meet In Missouri Tournament

Bentonville's boys basketball team has drawn High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian as its first-round opponent in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, which takes place Jan. 15-17 at the JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo. The game will be the last of four first-round games to be played, with a scheduled starting time of 9:30 p.m. The other first-round games are Springfield (Mo.) Parkview vs. Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI at 5 p.m.; Chino Hills (Calif.) vs. Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy at 6:30 p.m., and Waynesville, Mo. vs. Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd at 8 p.m. The two teams also … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Boys Players, Newcomers, Games

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Bentonville's Malik Monk.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West boys conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a complete breakdown of the players and games, including stats, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Bentonville at Fayetteville, Feb. 27

— Fort Smith Northside at Bentonville, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale Har-Ber at Springdale High, Feb. 10

— Bentonville at Springdale High, Jan. 20

Top 5 Players

— Keyshawn Dorsey, Fort Smith Northside

— Tereke Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber

— Malik Monk, Bentonville

— Chris Owens, Springdale High

— Payton Willis, … Continue Reading ››

Top 7A-West Girls Players, Newcomers, Games

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Fayetteville's Sydney Crockett.
Here are NWA Media's five best players, newcomers and games entering 7A-West girls conference play.

Check Sunday's Northwest Arkansas Newspaper for a breakdown of the players and games, including stats, notes, accolades and scouting reports.

Top 5 Games

— Fort Smith Northside at Fayetteville, Jan. 9

— Springdale High at Springdale Har-Ber, Jan. 13

— Fort Smith Southside at Rogers High, Jan. 16

— Fayetteville at Springdale High, Feb. 13

— Springdale High at Bentonville, Feb. 17

Top 5 Players

— Sydney Crockett, Fayetteville

— Kierra Lang, Springdale High

— Jordan Martin, Bentonville

— Tiarra McDonald, Fort … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Boys Poll

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Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Here is NWA Media’s 7A-West boys basketball poll, which ran in Sunday’s papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Bentonville (5) — 47


  2. Fayetteville (1) — 40


  3. Fort Smith Northside — 38


  4. Springdale Har-Ber — 31


  5. Springdale High — 24


  6. Rogers Heritage — 18


  7. Fort Smith Southside — 10


  8. Rogers High — 8


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter’s ballot looked.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. Fayetteville
  2. Bentonville
  3. FS Northside
  4. Springdale Har-Ber
  5. Springdale
  6. Rogers Heritage
  7. FS Southside
  8. Rogers
Paul Boyd (Rogers Heritage beat writer)
  1. Bentonville
  2. FS Northside
  3. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

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