Springdale Standouts Set For AAU Action

Springdale's Tyler Garrett and Chasidee Owens.
A number of Springdale High boys and girls basketball players are set to play for high-level AAU basketball teams this spring and summer.

Rising sophomore Tyler Garrett is playing on the Arkansas Wings Elite 15-and-under team after being brought up to play the final three varsity games for the Bulldogs as a freshman this spring. The 5-foot-10 guard scored 10 points in his high-school debut, then started both of Springdale’s state tournament games.

Senior Kyler Mahar is playing on the 17U Northwest Arkansas Wings Elite … Continue Reading ››

A look into the 7A-West Conference track meet

If everything goes as planned Thursday, there should be some interesting stories to tell when the 7A-West Conference track and field champioAN RUN-SDALE INVITnships take place at the Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville. The weather forecast at the moment appears to be fantastic, but hey, this is Arkansas. It can change in a heartbeat. Keep in mind that what I might write about may not even have a chance to transpire. The biggest reason is many athletes who have automatically qualified for a certain event at the Class 7A state meet will … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Maegan Kelley

Springdale senior Maegan Kelley.
Here’s a Q&A with Springdale High senior third baseman Maegan Kelley.

Kelley is hitting .465 with two home runs and 16 RBIs, all team-highs and career-highs.

Check out a feature on her in tomorrow’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Do you have any pre-game rituals, pre at-bat rituals or routines at the plate?

I don't really do anything before I bat except watch and time. But before the game, I have Mountain Dew. We have to talk like rednecks before every game.

Who’s probably the funniest person on the team?

I don’t … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Yani Bravo

Springdale senior Yani Bravo.
Here’s a Q&A with Springdale High senior Yani Bravo.

Bravo is a team captain for the Lady Bulldogs and has excelled since moving from forward to defender early in the season. She has scored two goals and has two assists this season. She will sign with Ecclesia College soon.

Check out a feature on Bravo in Sunday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Is there any special reasoning behind wearing No. 9?

I honestly wanted No. 3, but since was forward they were like, ‘No, 3’s for a defender.’ But I … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Daniels Signs

AN BKG-BENT-SDALE 007 Springdale High senior Ja’Vonda Daniels signed with Independence (Kan.) Community College on Wednesday.

The 5-foot-9 guard played an integral role in turning around the Springdale program during her career. She was a three-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs and led the team in scoring this year, averaging 11.2 points per game while playing both guard spots. She will play shooting guard at the next level after choosing the junior college program following a visit to the campus.

“I just felt good when I went on the visit,” Daniels said. “It helped … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Zach Burton

Springdale senior Zach Burton.
Senior Zach Burton is arguably the most well-rounded student-athlete at Springdale High.

Burton was voted a team captain and earned all-conference honors in football, contributed in basketball and was named the boys track MVP as a junior. He’s also been voted STUCO president and Color’s Day king by his classmates. And he earned a full academic scholarship to Ohio State.

Check out a feature on Burton in Thursday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Football, basketball or track? Which is your favorite?

Man, that’s the toughest question I always get asked. I … Continue Reading ››

Rogers’ Liddell Posts Thirds At Jesuit Relays

Rogers High distance runner Christian Liddell had a pair of third-place finishes Friday night during the 51st annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in Dallas. Liddell finished the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 20.96 seconds, then ran the 3,200 in a time of 9:10.94. Both performances are automatic state qualifying times, but they were done in a out-of-state meet and not a certified meet. Liddell was joined by Mountie teammates Ian Smith, who finished 28th in the 1,600 (4:35.89) and 28th in the 3,200 (9:53.65), and Austin Salazar, who was 16th in the 3,200 (9:44.50) and 43rd in the 3,200 (4:44.42).

Northwest Arkansas’ Automatic Qualifiers

Here is the list of those athletes who have met or exceeded automatic qualifying performances for state meets in their respective classifications. These have now been updated through the Whitey Smith Relays Carnival. Boys 100 — Keson Payton, Bentonville (10.92); Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (11.12), Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (11.20). 200 — Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (22.64); Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (22.66) 800 — TJ Sugg, Springdale Har-Ber (2:01.22), Michael Harris, Elkins (2:06.37) 1,600 — Ian Smith, Rogers High (4:31.24) 3,200 — Collin Pilkington, Fayetteville (9:49.75), Jonathan Prince, Bentonville (9:50.33) 300 Hurdles — Tony Roller, Rogers High (40.75) 4X100 Relay — Rogers Heritage (Brandon Shaw, Eric Grom, Jesse … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Accolades Unveiled

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Fayetteville senior Sydney Crockett.
Here are the all-state and all-conference selections for 7A-West girls basketball.


Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside

Jordan Martin, G, Sr., Bentonville

Tiarra McDonald, F, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Bailey Schalk, F, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Schuldt, P, Sr., Fayetteville

Kira Shepard, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Peyton Taylor, G, Sr., Bentonville


Jaynee Alston, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Madison Brittain, F, Jr., Bentonville

Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Jacie Higgins, G, Soph., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Holmes, G, Soph., Fayetteville Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside Emily Jobst, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Accolades Unveiled

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Bentonville junior guard Malik Monk.
Here are the all-state, all-conference and all-defense lists for 7A-West boys basketball.


Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lexus Hobbs, G, Jr., Rogers Heritage

Shakari Jones, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Malik Monk, G, Jr., Bentonville

Chris Owens, G, Sr., Springdale High

Payton Willis, G, Jr., Fayetteville


Josh Breathitt, F, Jr., Fayetteville

Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Alex Foree, F, Sr., Fort Smith Southside

Milacio Freeland, … Continue Reading ››

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