PREP BASKETBALL SCORES 12-5

HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s results BOYS Arkadelphia 43, Woodlawn 29 Cedarville 37, Prairie Grove 35 Drew Central 61, Valley Springs 58 Earle 73, Buffalo Island 59 Genoa Central 50, Gurdon 45 Hamburg 58, Barton 50 Heber Springs 61, Star City 41 Helena-West Helena 44, Osceola 31 Marion 64, Blytheville 61 Pine Bluff 59, West Memphis 55 Rogers Heritage 69, West Plains, Mo., 54 Siloam Springs 60, Belton, Okla., 56 Strong 62, Parkers Chapel 49 Stuttgart 36, Clarendon 35 Timbo 54, Hillcrest 36 Two Rivers 55, Mountain Pine 20 Western Grove 64, Rose Bud 48 Barry Pruitt Classic Jonesboro Championship Jonesboro 52, Springdale Har-Ber 49 Third-place game Valley View 61, Cedar Ridge 60 Fifth-place game Forrest City 79, Bay 71 Seventh-place game Clarksville 62, Greene Co. Tech 43 Battle of the Border Episcopal … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Conway 72, Springdale 45

Alexis Tolefree scored a game-high 21 points and Conway outscored Springdale 39-16 in the second half to turn a tight game into a 72-45 blowout win Saturday.

The Wampus Cats (7-0) trailed 16-13 after a quarter and led just 33-29 at halftime, but broke the game open in the third quarter and outscored Springdale (1-3) 21-6 in the fourth for their second blowout win over the Lady Bulldogs in as many years.

Quintavia Thomas added 14 points for Conway. Desiree Mack scored a team-high … Continue Reading ››

6A title: Pine Bluff 28, Greenwood 21



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Pine Bluff’s defense did not give up a score in the second half and the Zebras held on for a 28-21 win over Greenwood in the Class 6A championship game.

It is the Zebras’ second consecutive state title and 10th in the modern playoff era.

Ladarius Skelton was named the game’s most valuable player for the second time after accounting for 296 all-purpose yards for Pine Bluff (13-0). He had 164 yards and one touchdown on the ground and 132 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Facing a fourth-and-14 at the Pine Bluff … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Nashville 42, Pea Ridge 20

From the Texarkana Gazette NASHVILLE, Ark.—Nashvlle punched its ticket to its ninth state championship game with a 42-20 win over an overmatched but scrappy Pea Ridge squad Friday night.

Nashville dominated on both sides of the ball, holding the Blackhawks to just 127 yards rushing — half of that in the fourth quarter — while racing out to 35-0 lead in first half of their Class 4A semifinal.

The Scrappers (14-0) will try for their fifth state championship when they take on Prairie Grove at 6:30 p.m. in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Nashville’s last state title came in 2007.

The Scrappers came … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 43, Cabot 33

Devon Young had another big scoring night to help Springdale High remain unbeaten in a 43-33 road win over Cabot on Friday night.

Young scored a game-high 15 points and knocked down three 3-pointers, giving him 11 made 3-pointers in four games for the Bulldogs (4-0). Springdale overcame a sluggish start and a 7-3 deficit after a quarter by outscoring Cabot 19-7 in the second quarter to take command, then relied on its defense the remainder of the game.

In addition to Young’s big night, senior forward Kyler Mahar scored a season-high 10 points for Springdale. Cabot 6-foot-8 junior Matt Stanley scored … Continue Reading ››

Cabot 52, Springdale 44

Junior Josie Vanoss scored a game-high 16 points to lead Cabot to a 52-44 home win over Springdale High on Friday night.

The Lady Panthers (3-3) jumped out to an early 14-5 lead after a quarter and led by 12 at halftime en route to the victory. Springdale (1-2) was sluggish in its first action since losing 64-58 in overtime to Little Rock Central, one of the state's top 7A contenders, on Nov. 25.

Senior Desiree Mack hit two 3-pointers and scored a team-high 11 along with senior Chasidee Owens, but the Lady Bulldogs started slow and never got it going in … Continue Reading ››

Pick’Em Poll – Week 14

Standings

Jimmy Carter: 146-49 overall, 11-4 last week

Chip Souza: 138-57 overall, 12-3 last week

Henry Apple: 138-57 overall, 9-6 last week

Paul Nielsen: 135-60 overall, 9-6 last week

Vernon Tarver: 133-62 overall, 11-4 last week

Rick Fires: 131-64 overall, 11-4 last week

Paul Boyd: 123-72 overall, 9-6 last week

Andrew Hutchinson: 121-74 overall, 9-6 last week

Graham Thomas: 120-75 overall, 6-9 last week

Fayetteville (11-2) vs. Springdale Har-Ber (11-1) CONSENSUS: Fayetteville (7-2)

Jimmy Carter: Springdale Har-Ber

Chip Souza: Fayetteville

Henry Apple: Springdale Har-Ber

Paul Nielsen: Fayetteville

Vernon Tarver: Fayetteville

Rick Fires: Fayetteville

Paul Boyd: Fayetteville

Andrew Hutchinson: Fayetteville

Graham Thomas: Fayetteville

Arkadelphia (8-5) at Prairie Grove (12-1) CONSENSUS: Prairie Grove (8-1)

Jimmy Carter: Prairie Grove

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PREP BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS Alpena 61, Bruno-Pyatt 55 Atkins 45, Abundant Life 21 Barton 70, DeWitt 52 Batesville 70, Harrisburg 34 Benton 62, Mena 19 Bergman 56, Green Forest 39 Berryville 57, Greenland 52 Blevins 70, Genoa Central 55 Bradford 63, Rural Special 40 Bradley 57, Fouke 42 Brinkley 88, Augusta 61 Calico Rock 58, Quitman 29 Carlisle 73, Palestine-Wheatley 43 Clarksville 63, Pottsville 40 Concord 76, SS Bee Branch 41 Cotter 58, Mountain View 40 Des Arc 70, Marvell 56 De Queen 26, Ashdown 22 Dollarway 70, Marianna 47 Doniphan, Mo., 86, Corning 59 Drew Central 75, Crossett 46 Earle 83, Marked Tree 53 El Dorado 79, Fairview 41 Emerson 72, Taylor 39 eStem 59, Central Ark. Christian 47 Fordyce 66, Strong 60 Fountain Lake 56, Jessieville 55, … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: PRAIRIE GROVE 50, STAR CITY 21

Blake Faulk ran for 250 yards and scored 4 touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a mercy-rule win in a third-round home playoff game Friday night.

The Tigers (12-1), winners of 12 straight games, led 14-0 and 20-7 before taking the game over behind a powerful ground game that compiled 398 yards on a rainy, cold night.

Prairie Grove will host Arkadelphia next week in a Class 4A state semifinal game. Arkadelphia knocked off No. 1 Dardanelle on Friday.

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