The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette released its annual All-NWADG teams for volleyball, cross country, tennis and golf. The teams were selected based on their performances for the 2016 season. The candidates included athletes from the 12-county region of Western Arkansas. For the complete list of honorees, see the Saturday, Dec. 24 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. There are also photo galleries of the players online at volleyballteam’s Tweets of the Week: Dec. 12-18

We strive to spread the love between towns with the Tweets of the Week.

We really do.

But it seems like someone from Pea Ridge nails an awesome tweet more weeks than not. That's the case again this week thanks to a gem by Pea Ridge boys basketball coach Trent Loyd, who also had our first "Tweet of the Week" when we began this feature 10 weeks ago.

This time, Loyd arguably posted the Tweet of the Year. The timing and everything else was perfect as the entire Twitter-verse was enthralled when former Bentonville star Malik Monk scored 47 points for Kentucky … Continue Reading ››

Farmington’s Wilson named Athlete of the Week

Farmington’s Matt Wilson has been named the Athlete of the Week after leading the Cardinals to the Tony Chachere’s Classic title over the weekend.
Farmignton senior guard Matt Wilson.
Farmignton senior guard Matt Wilson.
The senior sharpshooter averaged 29.3 points per game during the three-day event in Farmington and averaged more than 30 points per game during the Cardinals' four games last week. Wilson becomes the first player from his high school and first non-football honoree of our weekly award during the 2016-17 school year. Wilson scored 27 points … Continue Reading ››’s Tweets of the Week: Dec. 5-11

He didn't come home with a state championship, but Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury earned — perhaps — an award almost as distinguished when he became the first player to repeat Tweet of the Week honors.

Less than 48 hours after Sainsbury and the Blackhawks lost 54-37 to Warren in the Class 4A state championship, the junior took to Twitter with this masterpiece that showed he still kept his sense of humor despite the defeat.

jakota-sainsbury-totw There was plenty for everyone to tweet about over the past week, but let's take a … Continue Reading ››

A Crazy Way To Win For St. Joe

St. Joe's senior boys celebrated their first win of the season Friday night as the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and defeated district rival Bruno-Pyatt 54-52 on the Patriots' home floor.

What transpired before St. Joe's late rally is what makes this story so interesting.

The two schools were tied early in the fourth quarter when a St. Joe player was whistled for a foul and drew the ire of Wildcats coach Joe McKinney.

McKinney then received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected from the game. That left St. Joe (1-12) without a coach until a man, pictured … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Powell earns Athlete of the Week honors

The cherry of a performance Taylor Powell put on top of his incredible career has earned him Athlete of the Week honors.

Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell during Friday night's game at Hornet stadium in Bryant.
Special to the Democrat-Gazette/JIMMY JONES
Powell won a second consecutive 7A state championship and the Most Valuable Player award after leading the Bulldogs’ to a 53-19 victory against North Little … Continue Reading ››

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