Springdale High’s dive team set a program record Saturday.
Senior Julia Chandler and freshman Rebecca Martin qualified for state at the NWA 11-Dive Event at the HPER, becoming the Lady Bulldogs’ program-record fourth and fifth diving qualifiers this year. The duo joined junior Cadi Stair, sophomore Anna Spaulding and freshman Caroline Smith as Springdale's state-qualified divers, a sizeable accomplishment for the program.
Saturday wasn’t the only big day this month for Springdale dive.
Springdale won the Hendrix Invitational last week, with Stair capturing the individual title and Spaulding and Chandler finishing third and fourth, respectively. And Spaulding won the Siloam Springs Invitational.
A pair of Arkansas prep quarterbacks were honored by Parade Magazine on Friday.
Charleston's Ty Storey was named a first-team All-American and Pulaski Academy's Will Hefley was named an honorable mention All-American.
Storey, who is already enrolled at Arkansas, has won a slew of awards, including MaxPreps Small School Player of the Year and Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year, for his play in 2014.
Leading the Tigers to their second straight state title and 29th consecutive win, Storey accounted for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the Class 3A state title game, including the game-winning touchdown pass with 17 seconds left.
Johnson County Westside's Delanei Hurt recorded a quadruple double in the Lady Rebels 60-46 win against Union Christian in a 2A-4 Conference game Thursday night.
Hurt, a junior, had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks and 10 assists.
"That would be the first quadruple double I have ever seen," said Westside coach Steve Golden. "Delanei is so unselfish sand he never gets the attention or spot light. But there was no hiding her abilities."
Danville senior Jay Trusty eclipsed the 2,000-point mark during the Little Johns' 56-25 win over Booneville Thursday night.
Because of the large margin of victory, Trusty did not get to play very much and scored only 14 points, giving him a career total of 2,006.
He needs just 13 points to move into eighth place in Arkansas history, according to the Arkansas Activities Association's record book. That would move him past Rector's Allan Pruett, who scored 2,018 points from 1963-1966.
Coming into the game against Booneville, Trusty was averaging 30.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.7 steals, 2.4 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.
Springdale High guard Tyler Tutt is in the midst of a standout senior season for the Bulldogs.
Tutt is averaging 9.6 points and has scored in double figures 10 times this season after seven double-digit scoring efforts his sophomore and junior seasons. He has already made more 3-pointers this year (32) than he made his sophomore and junior seasons combined (31).
Read Friday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a feature on Tutt.
Rogers High linebacker Collin Mayer is scheduled to sign to play football at Hendrix College next week and the former Mounties linebacker will see a lot of local faces when he suits up in August.
The 2014 Hendrix roster featured nine players from Benton (4) and Washington County (5), which was 13 percent of the Warriors roster. Seven of those nine players are underclassmen as only former Rogers High player Casey Caton and former Fayetteville player Graham Senor were a seniors.
Hendrix restarted its football program in 2013 and the Warriors were 6-4 last season
Rogers High is off to its best start in school history after the Mounties wrestling team defeated Springdale High (64-12) and Springdale Har-Ber (36-30) Tuesday night.
Rogers is now 29-1 in dual matches and the Mounties won the Greenbrier Invitational Tournament last weekend, which featured the top teams in the state.
Mounties coach Ken Simmons said the dual victory against Har-Ber was the first in several seasons against the Wildcats.
"We didn't wrestle very well against Springdale, and I was worried going into the Har-Ber dual," Simmons said. "Madison (Montgomery) got us started with a big win and then Gary (Fredrick) and Christian … Continue Reading ››