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BENTONVILLE The Lady Tigers (26-1, 13-0) tied a school record for victories in a single season with their 3-0 victory Tuesday over Rogers Heritage, as well as clinched the 7A-West Conference title and the league’s No. 1 seed for the Class 7A state tournament. There’s just one thing left for Bentonville to do before the regular season is over, and the Lady Tigers have never done it before: complete an unblemished run through conference play. Bentonville will try to complete that run Thursday with a home game against … Continue Reading ››

Prep Track Notebook

Two records were rewritten and four more were broken as the week of state track meets began Monday with the Class 1A meet in Harrison and the Class 2A meet in England.

Jacksonville Lighthouse's Jordan McNair revised his Class 1A state meet record when he ran the boys 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds, surpassing the 11.08 time he set last year. Meanwhile, Matthew Standridge of Caddo Hills raised the bar on his state record in the boys pole vault when he cleared 15 feet, surpassing the 14-2 mark he set last year.

Meanwhile, England's B.J. Thompson broke the Class 2A state meet … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Performances Update

NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through May 5, 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.



Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58

Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.69

Jordan Jones, Smackover, 10.73*

Cameron Grissom, Texarkana, 10.81


Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 21.66

Zach Jewell, Mena, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s McFarlane commits to Kansas JUCO

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Ishine McFarlane (32) and Kyler Mahar of Springdale celebrate after defeating Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.
Ishine McFarlane (32) and Kyler Mahar of Springdale celebrate after defeating Rogers Heritage on Friday Jan. 8, 2016 during the game in War Eagle Arena at Rogers Heritage.

Springdale senior Ishine McFarlane committed to Allen Community College on Monday and plans to sign with the Kansas junior college in the near future.

The … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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Springdale controls its own destiny with two 7A-West games remaining.

Win twice and the Bulldogs (15-5, 9-3) will clinch at least a share of the conference title and the West’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament. Springdale closes the regular season by hosting Fort Smith Southside, which it beat 8-0 in the first half of conference play, then playing at Rogers, which it rallied to beat 2-1 in the teams’ first meeting.

Springdale enters the final week tied in the loss column with Bentonville, but … Continue Reading ››


7A-WEST GIRLS STANDINGS TEAM^OVERALL^CONFERENCE Bentonville^14-4^11-0 Fayetteville^13-3-1^11-1 Rogers Heritage^13-7^6-6 FS Northside^14-7^6-6 Springdale Har-Ber^4-9^4-7 FS Southside^8-9^4-7 Rogers^6-11^3-8 Springdale^2-15-2^0-11 BENTONVILLE Lady Tigers coach Kristina Henry could see both good and bad in her team getting an unexpected day off last week.

Bentonville (14-4, 11-0) had its home game Friday night against Rogers High called off because of inclement weather. That game has now been scheduled for May 9 at the Tiger Athletic Complex.

“It hurts because we could have planned something different as far as training if we knew we weren’t going to play,” Henry said. “We would also prefer not to play on in wet, sloppy conditions.

“On the good side, it allows us to be … Continue Reading ››

Wanted: Home for Bentonville West game

Ah, the growing pains of a first-year football team.

Bentonville West, which begins play next fall, agreed to play a Sept. 9 game against Little Rock Central at War Memorial Stadium. There's just one problem — nobody consulted with Little Rock Catholic about it.

Catholic calls War Memorial Stadium its home field and has top priority over other high schools. The Rockets have scheduled a Sept. 9 home game against Jacksonville, leaving West coach Bryan Pratt and Central coach Scooter Register exploring other options.

Pratt, whose team began spring workouts Monday, said he can't play a Thursday night game that week because his … Continue Reading ››

Mack headlines 6 Springdale signees

NWA Democrat Gazette/TONY REYES Jackson State signee Desiree Mack at Springdale's signing ceremony Friday.

SPRINGDALE — Desiree Mack’s Springdale High volleyball coaches used a unique motivational tactic her sophomore year.

Amanda Williford and Ashlee Kemp kept a folder on the bench with two school logos on separate pages: LSU and a small in-state college. Depending on how Mack was playing, they would hold up a corresponding page.

“I’ve always wanted to go to a Division I school like LSU, so I had to mature and get my attitude right … Continue Reading ››

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