Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 12-6; Conference: 6-1
Last Week: W, 62-49 at Heritage; L, 49-46 vs Fayetteville; W, 72-48 vs Har-Ber (Tuesday)
This Week: Southside
Bentonville rebounded strong from its first conference loss of the year with the convincing home win over Har-Ber. Malik Monk cracked the 30-point mark again, but the Tigers' supporting cast was just as important. Bentonville's ability to make Har-Ber's defense pay for collapsing on Monk was huge. … Continue Reading ››
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 15-5; Conference: 7-0
Last Week: W, 65-39 vs Rogers; W, 58-46 at Bentonville
This Week: at Northside
Fayetteville completed the only perfect first half of 7A-West play, boys or girls, with a convincing win at Bentonville. Now comes arguably the Lady Bulldogs’ greatest test this season: Go on the road and play a motivated Northside team on a roll. A win Friday would go a long way toward locking up the conference … Continue Reading ››
Springdale High’s dive team set a program record Saturday.
Senior Julia Chandler and freshman Rebecca Martin qualified for state at the NWA 11-Dive Event at the HPER, becoming the Lady Bulldogs’ program-record fourth and fifth diving qualifiers this year. The duo joined junior Cadi Stair, sophomore Anna Spaulding and freshman Caroline Smith as Springdale's state-qualified divers, a sizeable accomplishment for the program.
Saturday wasn’t the only big day this month for Springdale dive.
Springdale won the Hendrix Invitational last week, with Stair capturing the individual title and Spaulding and Chandler finishing third and fourth, respectively. And Spaulding won the Siloam Springs Invitational.
A pair of Arkansas prep quarterbacks were honored by Parade Magazine on Friday.
Charleston's Ty Storey was named a first-team All-American and Pulaski Academy's Will Hefley was named an honorable mention All-American.
Storey, who is already enrolled at Arkansas, has won a slew of awards, including MaxPreps Small School Player of the Year and Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year, for his play in 2014.
Leading the Tigers to their second straight state title and 29th consecutive win, Storey accounted for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the Class 3A state title game, including the game-winning touchdown pass with 17 seconds left.