Malvern 45, Pea Ridge 14

David Beach/Special to NWA Media -- Pea Ridge quarterback Seth Brumley covers up the ball after a long gain on Friday against Malvern in a Class 4A state playoff game.

Malvern unleashed a powerful running game as Jamari McCollum and Montae Hernandez combined for more than 300 yards as the Leopards knocked off previously unbeaten Pea Ridge on Friday in Blackhawks Stadium.

Hernandez rushed for 163 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, and McCollum scored three touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards as the Leopards (9-3) piled up almost 500 … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 17, Bryant 7

BENTONVILLE — Kasey Ford faked the handoff to Dylan Smith, then drifted to his right as he appeared to be looking for an open receiver Friday night.

What Bryant’s defense didn’t know at the time that Smith was actually the intended receiver on the play. Bentonville’s senior tailback broke away into the end zone and made the 21-yard catch for a go-ahead touchdown, and the Tigers went on to post a 17-7 during Class 7A State Playoff quarterfinal action in Tiger Stadium.

Smith’s catch and Bennett Moehring’s extra-point kick gave Bentonville (7-4) a 10-7 cushion with 7 minutes, 48 seconds remaining. The … Continue Reading ››

Third Round Playoff Matchups

Class 7A Fayetteville at Fort Smith Southside Bentonville at North Little Rock Class 6A El Dorado at Benton Pine Bluff at Jonesboro Class 5A Batesville at Pulaski Academy Beebe at Wynne Class 4A Clinton at Malvern Arkadelphia at Mena Dardanelle at Nashville Warren at Shiloh Christian Class 3A Osceola at Charleston Hoxie at Booneville Fordyce at Smackover Episcopal Collegiate at Mayflower Class 2A Des Arc at Junction City Brinkley at Earle Rison at Hazen McCrory at Cross County

Week 12 Scoreboard

Class 7A

Fort Smith Southside 30, Rogers Heritage 28 (FINAL)

Fayetteville 42, Conway 35 (FINAL)

Bentonville 17, Bryant 7 (FINAL)

North Little Rock 56, Fort Smith Northside 29 (FINAL)

Class 6A

Benton 49, Little Rock Parkview 28 (FINAL)

El Dorado 24, Greenwood 14 (FINAL)

Pine Bluff 41, Siloam Springs 7 (FINAL)

Jonesboro 32, Alma 27 (FINAL)

Class 5A

Pulaski Academy 44, Camden Fairview 6 (FINAL)

Batesville 41, Greenbrier 18 (FINAL)

Wynne 27, Maumelle 17 (FINAL)

Beebe 42, Hot Springs 35 (FINAL)

Class 4A

Malvern 45, Pea Ridge 6 (FINAL)

Clinton 21, Dollarway 20 (FINAL)

Mena 34, Star City 24 (FINAL)

Arkadelphia 7, Gosnell 6 … Continue Reading ››

Two of State’s Best on Display in Bentonville

Two of Arkansas' top basketball players took the court in Bentonville Thursday night.

In the girls' game, Conway's Jordan Danberry scored a career-high 37 points in the Wampus Cats' 92-89 overtime win over Bentonville.

After scoring 16 first-half points, the Arkansas commit began the second half with a pair of air balls, forcing Conway head coach Ashley Nance to pull her out of the game.

The four-minute break paid off, as Danberry scored five points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth.

Her 14-point second half included a three-pointer under the one-minute mark and a pair of free throws that tied the … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 76, Conway 55

BENTONVILLE — Jason McMahan just wanted Bentonville's boys basketball team to go out and have a little fun during Thursday's benefit game against Conway.

Malik Monk listened and provided most of the first-half thrills as the Tigers rolled to a 76-55 victory in Tiger Arena. Monk scored 21 of his 25 points in the first half, including an alley-oop dunk on a pass from Trent Carter and another breakaway slam.

"That's obviously what he can do so well: attack and get to the basket," McMahan said. "Our offense starts with him."

Conway did manage to keep things close throughout the first half as … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Swim Qualifies 5 For State In First Meet

Springdale High senior Lauren Lamaestra qualified for state in three events in her first meet of the season to highlight a productive Springdale Invitational for the Lady Bulldogs on Thursday.

Springdale’s girls team finished fifth at the event with 158 points.

More importantly, the Lady Bulldogs qualified five for the state meet. Lamaestra qualified individually in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breastroke, while she, Allee Staggs, Jenna Morris and Stephanie Brito qualified in the 200-yard medley relay. Staggs qualified individually in the 100-yard breaststroke and Morris qualified in the 200-yard IM.

“That exceeded expectations,” coach Matt Hervey said. “I thought we’d be close … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Patrick Resigns

Springdale coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning.
Springdale High head football coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning and was reassigned within the school district.

Patrick announced his resignation to the team Thursday morning and also resigned his associate athletic director title. He was reassigned to an associate principal position at Southwest Junior High.

His resignation came less than two weeks after the Bulldogs completed their first winless season since going 0-0-3 in 1916. Springdale was 18-34 during his five-year tenure.

“We will begin a search for a new head football … Continue Reading ››

OT: Springdale-Shiloh Notes + Observations

Springdale senior guard Tyler Tutt.
Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s 68-39 win over Shiloh Christian in its season opener.

  • Springdale played really well for about 20 minutes in this one, not so great in the second quarter and first four minutes of the third. But all in all, it was a solid performance for a season opener and provided glimpses of what this team can be.

  • Senior Chris Owens was dominant on the offensive end. He made his game-high 24 points look easy. And he … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 68, Shiloh Christian 39

Springdale's Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points against Shiloh Christian.
SPRINGDALE — Springdale High senior all-state guard Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points to spark the Bulldogs to a convincing 68-39 season-opening win over Shiloh Christian in Bulldog Gym.

Owens was assertive and efficient on the offensive end, hitting 9 of 17 shots to lead a Springdale team that returns only three contributors from its state runner-up team a year ago.

Owens scored 13 of his points in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs (1-0) jumped out to … Continue Reading ››

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