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.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.
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 ››
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.
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.
FARMINGTON — Beau Thompson turned to a familiar strategy that resulted in a stunning upset Friday night in 5A-West Conference play.
Last season, the Cardinals won a number of games by putting the ball in sophomore Matt Thomas' hands late in games. Thomas has a knack for getting to the rim or drawing fouls and is almost automatic from the free-throw line.
It was a ploy that worked to perfection again in Friday's 59-56 win over previously undefeated Maumelle in Cardinal Arena on Color's Day.
Thomas scored 9 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, including 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. … Continue Reading ››