Mena’s Jewell Poses Threat To Record

Zach Jewell could have his name etched in the Class 4A state track and field record book when this season is over.

The senior sprinter from Mena poses a serious threat to the 100-meter dash mark following his performance Tuesday at the Mansfield Tiger Relays. Jewell turned in a winning time of 10.69 seconds and beat his closest competitor by more than 0.7 seconds.

That time eclipses the state record time of 10.70 set by Pine Bluff Dollarway's Henri Murphy during last year's state meet, as well as surpasses the state record in five of the seven classifications. However, the Arkansas Activities … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST SOFTBALL REPORT

7A-West Standings 4 3-31   SPRINGDALE Coach Ashlee Kemp called this year’s Springdale High softball team the most talented one she’s had in her tenure with the program. But the Lady Bulldogs (1-10, 0-3 7A-West) haven’t produced yet and now are facing the remainder of the season without their only experienced pitcher after junior Erika Ramirez abruptly quit Saturday in the midst of a tournament in Harrison. Springdale lost 18-0 at home against Fayetteville on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs struggled without Ramirez, with Braden Merideth and Bethany Counts, a duo which had only pitched … Continue Reading ››

Whitey Smith Relays Results

Tuesday at Rogers High

Boys

Team scores — 1. Fayetteville 149; 2. Springdale Har-Ber 148; 3. Rogers High 104; 4. Rogers Heritage 82; 5. Bentonville 46; 6. Fort Smith Southside 37; 7. Springdale High 34; 8. Van Buren 32; 9. Farmington 25; 10. Gentry 5.

100 —  1. Payton Copher, Har-Ber, 11.35; 2. Caleb Christensen, Van Buren, 11.60; 3. Brandon Shaw, Heritage, 11.62; 4. Tyran Triplett, Van Buren, 11.75; 5. Luke Waller, Fayetteville, 11.79; 6. Tyson Morris, Fayetteville, 12.00; 7. Caleb Williams, Farmington, 12.02; 8. Max Moore, … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Track Performances Update

NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through April 1, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the ar.milesplit.com website.

Coaches who have athletes with performances that should be included in this group should send the athlete's name (all four names if a relay event is involved) with the time or distance and where the performance took place to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports writer Henry Apple at happle@nwadg.com.

BOYS

100

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58

Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69

Jordan Jones, Smackover, 10.9*

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.9*

Robert Whitfield, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.92

200

Zach Jewell, Mena, 21.88

Travern Caldwell, … Continue Reading ››

This Week in Arkansas Track

Spring break brought a week of inactivity throughout the state, but track resumes this week with a pair of interesting meets.

The first one is the Whitey Smith Relays Carnival, which takes place today at Rogers High. It is unique because the entire meet consists of relay events, including those not normally run at normal meets.

The running events include the 4x200-meter relay, which was discontinued as an event at state meets years ago, as well as sprint medley relays and distance relays. Even events such as the hurdles and the field events are run in relay form, with schools putting together … Continue Reading ››

NWADG Boys Best of the Rest

Photo by David Beach -  Jordan Hemphill of Bentonville goes up for a dunk against Har-Ber at Har-Ber High School, Springdale, AR, on Friday, February 12, 2016. - Bentonville at Springdale Har-Ber, 7A Division basketball game.
Photo by David Beach - Jordan Hemphill of Bentonville goes up for a dunk against Har-Ber at Har-Ber High School, Springdale, AR, on Friday, February 12, 2016. - Bentonville at Springdale Har-Ber, 7A Division basketball game.


The All-NWADG teams were published online and in Sunday's paper, recognizing 12 of the … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST GIRLS NOTEBOOK

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Lady War Eagles can’t rest on 2-0 start Rogers Heritage started 7A-West Conference play with two victories before spring break, but coach Craig Frank said the Lady War Eagles have plenty of work left to do.

“We’ve still got 12 games left and we’re looking at it like we’re zero and zero,” Frank said. “We will focus on the next 12, not what we’ve done in the past. Being 2-0 is a great start, but we can’t rest on that. we’ve got to keep building on that."

Heritage … Continue Reading ››

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