BENTONVILLE — Little Rock Catholic was perfect Tuesday afternoon.
The Catholic freshmen doubles team of Henry Nolan and Stephen Weeks needed just 38 minutes to win the Class 7A doubles tennis championship and give the Rockets the points needed to win the Class 7A team championship.
Then just several minutes later, Parker Stearns completed the Catholic sweep by winning the singles championship in straight sets.
Catholic, which was tied for second place entering the day with four points, finished with 14 points. Fayetteville finished in second with seven points while Rogers High took third place with five points.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Luke Hannon of Springdale Har-Ber holds up a football Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, after making a touchdown catch at the close of the first half of play against Fayetteville at Wildcat Stadium in Springdale. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs … Continue Reading ››
Here are a few figures from Heritage's 20-0 loss to Fort Smith Southside on Friday:
16 — tackles by senior defensive back Peyton Stewart, including 11 solos, to take over team lead.
13 — tackles by senior linebacker Garrett Sheetz, including 12 solos.
10 — Quarters Heritage has now gone without a touchdown.
74 — Rushing yards for Heritage, second lowest total this season.
3 — Turnovers forced by the War Eagles defense.
156 — Yards of total offense for the War Eagles.
2.47 — Average yards on first down by Heritage.
388 — Total offense by Fort Smith Southside, a season high yielded by Heritage.
67 — Plays by Southside, … Continue Reading ››
The Rogers Heritage defense got some early momentum and forced three Fort Smith Southside turnovers, but the War Eagles lost three more players to injury and fell 20-0 to the Rebels on Friday night.
Heritage coach Perry Escalante his team, which dropped to 0-7 and 0-4 7A-West Conference, is struggling physically.
"We're just physically beat up," Escalante said. "We had three more starters go down. That's up over 20-plus kids injured. I'm hoping we get some of those back. But golly, we're just beat to a pulp. We're running out of people."
In addition, Heritage finishes the season with the top three teams … Continue Reading ››