ALL-NWA MEDIA COACH OF THE YEAR 5A&BELOW: ANDY LOYD

AN BBH-GREEN LOYDGreenland coach Andy Loyd was selected the All-NWA Media Coach of the Year for schools in Class 5A and below. Loyd led the Pirates to the 3A-1 Conference and district tournament titles this season. The complete list of All-NWA Media baseball selections are in Sunday's print editions or online at www.nwaonline.com

Fayetteville Bulldogs Spring Wrap

Some thoughts from Fayetteville's Purple-White game as the Bulldogs wrapped up spring drills Friday at Harmon Stadium... * The 2014 Bulldogs appear to be a headed back towards a more balanced offensive attack. While there are plenty of playmakers in the passing game, like Class of 2015 tight end  C.J. O'Grady and wide receiver Garland Allison, the running game looks to be a big part of the plans this fall. Fayetteville could use as many as five different tailbacks this season, and junior-to-be Terrance Rock - who led the spring game with 67 yards on 10 carries - could battle Luke Rapert … Continue Reading ››

SHS Male Athlete of the Semester: D.J. Evans

Springdale's D.J. Evans (22) soars to the basket avoiding Northside's Stephon Barron (24) Senior D.J. Evans is the NWA Media Springdale High Male Athlete of the Semester for the spring 2014 semester. Evans was the heart and soul of Springdale's state runner-up basketball team this spring. Chris Owens emerged as a go-to scorer and Tereke Eckwood saved the Bulldogs with clutch play multiple times, but Evans made Springdale go. He was the most electric player on the court most of the … Continue Reading ››

SHS Female Athlete of the Semester: Ryann Goodsell

AN RUN-SDALE GOODSELL 4 MON 4-28 Sophomore Ryann Goodsell is the NWA Media Springdale High Female Athlete of the Semester for the spring 2014 semester. Goodsell successfully defended her state title in the discus a week after resetting her own school record in the event with a throw of 132 feet in the 7A-West Conference meet. She is undefeated in the state of Arkansas through her first two years of high school, with most wins … Continue Reading ››

Reports: Gragg transferring to Dumas

PINE BLUFF AT BRYANT The state's top football recruit is transferring. Tight end Will Gragg will play his senior season at Class 4A Dumas, where his father, Kelvin, was recently named superintendent, according to reports. Gragg is leaving Class 6A Pine Bluff, where he helped the Zebras to a state runner-up finish as a junior. Gragg caught 36 passes for 367 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end is one of the state's most heralded recruits in recent years, holding more than 40 scholarship offers before the end of … Continue Reading ››

Offensive Line Looks Solid For Heritage

Rogers Heritage offensive line coach Jason Upton is still searching for a fifth starter as spring practice comes to a close, but he's in much better shape than a year ago. This time last year, Upton was only sure about one spot in his starting offensive line. That was senior Hunter Chasteen. Now, he's only looking for Chasteen's replacement at left tackle. Kevin Merlos, who will be a senior in the fall, takes over the reins from Chasteen as a leader of the group. In addition, Noah Madryga started as a sophomore and is penciled in for the fall. Brandon DeMello , who … Continue Reading ››

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