Prep Report Class 5A and Below – Week 5

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Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier.
Abshier expects Gravette will be toughest opponent yet
Prairie Grove is perfect (4-0, 1-0) heading into Friday’s pivotal 4A-1 game at Gravette, a team Tigers coach Danny Abshier said looks familiar on film.

“It’s the same thing we always see (at Gravette),” Abshier said. “It’s a classy bunch and classic (coach) Billy Harrelson team. He always puts out a good bunch that goes hard and coach Harrelson and … Continue Reading ››

Bear’s Blog: Preseason In Poland

Rebecca BrownNOTE: The following is written by Rebecca “Bear” Brown, a former two-time all-state volleyball player at Bentonville High School who went on to play at Drake University and graduated in May. She is now embarking on a professional volleyball career after signing a contract with Amager Volleyball Klub in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This past week we went to Gliwice, Poland, from Wednesday to Sunday for a preseason camp. img_2844Before we left for the trip, I was advised by the … Continue Reading ››

Kyler Williams named Athlete of the Week

Even before Saturday night’s tragic event, there was little debate over who deserved to be named the Athlete of the Week.NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers Heritage Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ‚Ä¢ @NWATONYR
Kyler Williams (3) of Springdale celebrates a touchdown with teammates Elaiu Andrike (71) and Calob Reed (51) against Rogers … Continue Reading ››

NWA Volleyball Report

Springdale Har-Ber Lady Wildcats take Jenks Invitational The Lady Wildcats reeled off six wins, one by forfeit, at the Jenks Invitational over the weekend and enter the second half of 7A-West play on a 10-match win streak, 21-2 overall and 7-0 in conference.

Har-Ber is now 10-1 in neutral court matches this season.

Lauren Thompson paced Har-Ber offensively, totaling 81 kills in the five matches. Klaire Trainor had 63 and Paige Williams added 49.

Coach Shyrah Schisler’s club returns home Tuesday to face Rogers. The Lady Wildcats swept Rogers on the road in the teams’ first meeting 25-18, 25-15, 25-22. Thompson and Trainor combined for … Continue Reading ››

NWA Cross Country Report

Many of Northwest Arkansas' cross country teams were scattered over a number of meets — and states — but many of them had good outings over the weekend.

• Rogers High's boys may have pulled off the biggest feat Saturday morning by winning the Crimson division of the Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan. The Mounties compiled 108 points to 192 for second-place finisher Olathe (Kan.) South.

Senior Diego Contreras led Rogers with his seventh-place finish as he covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 48.20 seconds, while David Salinas took 16th in 17:08.30.

Siloam Springs finished 36th in that division, while … Continue Reading ››

Southside 23, Conway 20 (With Stats)

After opening the seasons with big losses to Springdale Har-Ber and Greenwood, the Southside Mavericks have bounced back in a big way with consecutive wins, including a 23-20 7A-Central opener against Conway Friday night. The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) used a late third quarter touchdown to take the lead and the defense did the rest, never allowing the Wampus Cats to cross midfield in the final quarter to get the win. Brandon Ulrich, who has played sparingly this season, led the way with the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Ulrich led Mavericks in receptions with 4 … Continue Reading ››

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