7A-West Boys Soccer Report

Fayetteville

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.”

Freshman forward Sullivan Witte, who scored the team’s lone goal in … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

Fayetteville The Lady Bulldogs (8-2, 3-1 7A-West) have won four of their past five games with a 1-0 loss at Bentonville High on March 14 serving as the sole setback.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville goal keeper Gracie Cape (left) has four shutouts in the first 10 matches this season and has allowed just two goals in four 7A-West matches.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Fayetteville goal keeper Gracie Cape (left) has four shutouts in the first 10 matches this season and has allowed just two goals in four 7A-West matches.
They’ve outscored opponents 10-1 in … Continue Reading ››

Farmington’s Gregg ‘perfect’ for Athlete of the Week

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.

MIKE CAPSHAW/NWA Democrat-Gazette Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
MIKE CAPSHAW/NWA Democrat-Gazette
Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
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 ››

7A-West Softball Report

Bentonville High 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.

“In the fall, we came … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …

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