Boys: Huntsville 77, Pea Ridge 59

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Michael Woods/NWADG -- Huntsville's River Gosvener (left) drives around Nick Hardy of Pea Ridge during Tuesday night's game in Huntsville. Gosvener scored 24 points to lead the Eagles to a 77-59 win.
It was only fitting that on the night longtime Huntsville coach Jim Stafford had the court in Charles Berry Gymnasium named after him, that the Eagles locked down the 4A-1's top seed for next week's district tournament.

River Gosvener scored 24 points and kick-started an 11-0 run that helped the Eagles take the lead for good against … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Har-Ber 61, Springdale 55 (OT)

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Har-Ber's Jacie Higgins (left).
SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber made all 11 of its free throws in overtime to pull away for 61-55 win at Springdale, earning the season sweep in the rivalry.

Paige Redmond scored a game-high 16 points, while Bailey Schalk had 13 and Carlye Bohannan and Jacie Higgins each scored 12 for the Lady Wildcats (18-5, 7-2).

Har-Ber led for most of the game and was up by eight in the fourth quarter before Springdale used a 12-0 run to rally and go up 48-46 with less … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Har-Ber 78, Springdale 54

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Tereke Eckwood (with ball).
SPRINGDALE — Tereke Eckwood earned all-state honors at Springdale High, but had never even been in the Bulldog Gym visitor’s locker room before Tuesday night.

But once he got out on the court, he did what he’d done many times before in the familiar setting. He led his team to a convincing win.

Eckwood scored 16 in his return to Springdale as the Wildcats broke open a tight game in the second half for a 78-54 blowout win over the Bulldogs.

Springdale trailed by four at … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Chasidee Owens

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Chasidee Owens.
Chasidee Owens has taken on an expanded role for Springdale High as a junior, serving as a primary ballhandler and often guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter player.

Owens is averaging 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game, all career-highs, this year. She earned all-tournament honors at the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic in December. She’s made three game-winning shots over the last three years. Her brother, Chris, is a senior all-state guard for the Bulldogs’ boys team.

Read a feature on Owens in tomorrow’s … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

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Northside's Aahliyah Jackson (left).
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.

  1. FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE


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Previous Rank: 2

Record: 21-1; Conference: 7-1

Last Week: W, 62-52 vs Fayetteville

This Week: Bentonville, at Heritage

Northside earned the tiebreaker Friday with its double-digit win. The Lady Bears appear to be in great shape, barring any letdowns.

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Bulldog Purple head Previous Rank: 1 Record: 15-6; Conference: 7-1 Last Week: L, 62-52 at Northside This Week: Southside, at Springdale The … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

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Bentonville's Jordan Hemphill (right).
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.

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Previous Rank: 1

Record: 13-6; Conference: 7-1

Last Week: W, 72-48 vs Har-Ber; W, 83-58 vs Southside

This Week: at Northside, at Har-Ber

Bentonville will take two giant steps toward locking up the conference title if it wins both games this week. The Tigers beat Northside and Har-Ber by a combined 59 points at home, but both matchups figure to be closer on the road. Still, Bentonville … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Tre Ponce

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Tre Ponce.
Junior Tre Ponce is Springdale High's top wrestler and one of the state's best wrestlers in the 106-pound class.

He has a 23-5 record and has won tournaments at Fayetteville and Seneca, Mo. Last year, he placed fourth at state in the 106.

Read Monday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a feature on Ponce.

What’s the most weight you’ve had to drop the morning of a weigh-in?

Maybe like three pounds, but even then it wasn’t a tough cut because I know what to eat and what not to eat. Like carbs, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Sets Another Program Record

Springdale High set a program record for a second straight week Friday.

The boys and girls’ 200 medley relay teams each qualified for state, giving the Bulldogs a program-record 15 state qualifiers for its swim and dive teams.

“It’s something we’ve been pushing for for the last six years,” coach Matt Hervey said.

The girls relay team of Lauren Lamaestra, Allee Staggs, Jenna Morris and Micah Sutherland qualified first, then the boys team of Spencer Chiang, Andrew Fogg, Eric Brumfield and Robby Hoskins followed it up by qualifying five minutes later.

“That’s probably the most fun meet I’ve been a part of in a … Continue Reading ››

Har-Ber’s Dillon Out Of Indoor State Meet

FAYETTEVILLE — Springdale Har-Ber senior sprinter Amanda Dillon was noticeably absent among the heat sheets during the state indoor track meet for Class 5A-7A schools at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Dillon was in attendance Saturday, but only as a spectator. She was there to watch her younger sister Josie, a freshman, run in the girls 800 and finished third.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE - Har-Ber's Amanda Dillon comes in to win a heat of the 400 meters during the Class 5A-7A State Indoor track meet … Continue Reading ››

Heber Springs boys, Monticello girls win 1A-4A indoor titles

Heber Springs boys and Monticello girls won 1A-4A state indoor track and field championships Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

The Panthers were 10 points better than runner-up Crossett, while the Billies edged Des Arc by two points.

On the boys' side, Heber Springs was led by a 1-2 finish in the 800m, with senior Malachi Cannon winning (2:00.19) and sophomore Jesse Applewhite finished second (2:09.15). Cannon also won the 1,600m with a time of 4:35.91, more than seven seconds faster than the runner-up, and finished second in the 3,200m.

The Panthers also won the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.

On … Continue Reading ››

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