7A-West Softball Notebook

Rogers Heritage The Lady War Eagles started 7A-West Conference play well with a 12-1 win over Springdale High on Tuesday.

Heritage's Lora Brown led the offensive barrage going 3-for-4, including two home runs, and six RBIs. Brittney Dean also had three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for Heritage (3-1), which banged out 12 hits. Pitcher Sarah Pollock allowed just one hit and one run (unearned), while striking out nine and walking two.

Heritage's lone loss thus far came to Greenwood 8-7, but the Lady War Eagles battled back from an early 7-2 deficit and had the tying run on … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

7A-West Girls Soccer Notebook

Fayetteville The Lady Purple'Dogs are 5-1 heading into Tuesday's home match against Bentonville, which is the 7A-West opener. Cabot handed Fayetteville its only setback, a 4-0 loss on Friday. But it bounced back with a 1-0 win against Maumelle on Saturday during the Harrison Tournament.

It was Fayetteville's second tourney after it won the Fort Smith Tournament the previous weekend. With 12 seniors gone off of last season's 7A state semifinalist team, winning a tourney was a welcome start to the season.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville coach Joe Thoma speaks to his players Tuesday, April 12, 2016, before … <a href=Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Notebook

Fayetteville

Joe Thoma is back leading the boys’ program, which he began in 1990, after coaching the Fayetteville girls team only the past several seasons.

“It’s been a lot of fun coaching them again,” Thoma said. “It feels like we’re kinda of back to where we started and we had a fun opening weekend.”

After opening the season by losing against Bryant 5-4 on shootouts (the match ended 0-0) and 2-1 against DeQueen, the Bulldogs (3-2) have won three straight matches heading into Tuesday’s 7A-West Conference opener against Bentonville at 5:30 p.m. Harmon Field.

With 14 seniors lost to graduation off last season’s squad … Continue Reading ››

Athlete of the Week: Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin

Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin's dominating double-double vaulted the Lady Bulldogs into the Class 7A State Championship.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward was 5-of-7 from the floor to finished with 13 points in a 49-40 win over Little Rock Central. She also had a whopping 19 rebounds, including 11 of team’s 22 offensive boards, in only 20 minutes of action. In the quarterfinals, Franklin had 10 points.

For her effort, Franklin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performers and performances from the past week: Paige Devecsery, Farmington, junior right-hander pitched a complete-game one-hitter and … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH Dave Anderson

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Wolverines' inaugural season.

KEY ATHLETES James Milholen (Jr.), Stefan Banda (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS Jadon Jackson (Soph.), Murray Burns (Jr.)

THE SKINNY Anderson admits things might be interesting at the start of the new track season. The team members weren't selected until December, and practices weren't held until January. In the meantime, Anderson was his team will do a lot of experimenting during the March meets in hopes that they will be able to make some noise during the latter part of the season. Milholen, who finished sixth in the 400 meters during the … Continue Reading ››

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