Consecutive losses against Rogers High and Rogers Heritage last week dropped the Bulldogs below .500 with a 4-5 overall record. Even more vital, they dipped to 1-3 in 7A-West play, but coach Joe Thoma is encouraged by his young squad’s progression.
“We’re learning and we’re trying to become a good team and we’re almost there,” Thoma said. “It’s a process and it’s a young group with only three that played varsity for us last year. We’re just learning on the job and it’s exciting because they’re really giving it their all.”
There were two players we focused in on for ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors, but Farmington's Tyler Gregg had a pitching performance that put the senior over the top.
In addition to hitting for considerable power during recent games, Gregg fired a perfect game during a 13-0 victory over Clarksville. He needed just 56 pitches, including 39 strikes, to surrender all 15 batters he faced. That included … Continue Reading ››
If Bentonville coach Kent Early had any concern about his team having a lull following spring break, it ended after three innings.
Early, however, said the week off probably did his players more good because it gave them a change to rest and regroup.
“The break is good for the kids because we use the term ‘grind,’” Early said. “We’ve been grinding since we won the state title. We came right back in the summer, and every one of these varsity kids and some of the JV kids came to the weight room four days a week.