NWA Media 7A-West Boys Poll

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Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Here is NWA Media’s 7A-West boys basketball poll, which ran in Sunday’s papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Bentonville (5) — 47


  2. Fayetteville (1) — 40


  3. Fort Smith Northside — 38


  4. Springdale Har-Ber — 31


  5. Springdale High — 24


  6. Rogers Heritage — 18


  7. Fort Smith Southside — 10


  8. Rogers High — 8


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter’s ballot looked.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. Fayetteville
  2. Bentonville
  3. FS Northside
  4. Springdale Har-Ber
  5. Springdale
  6. Rogers Heritage
  7. FS Southside
  8. Rogers
Paul Boyd (Rogers Heritage beat writer)
  1. Bentonville
  2. FS Northside
  3. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

NWA Media 7A-West Girls Poll

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Fort Smith Northside coach Rickey Smith.
Here is NWA Media's 7A-West girls basketball poll, which ran in Sunday's papers as part of a comprehensive pre-conference preview.

  1. Fort Smith Northside (6) — 48


  2. Fayetteville — 42


  3. Springdale High — 34


  4. Bentonville — 31


  5. Springdale Har-Ber — 25


  6. Fort Smith Southside — 17


  7. Rogers High — 13


  8. Rogers Heritage — 6


First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so on.

And here is how each NWA Media voter's ballot turned out.

Henry Apple (Bentonville beat writer)

  1. FS Northside
  2. Fayetteville
  3. Bentonville
  4. Springdale
  5. Springdale Har-Ber
  6. FS Southside
  7. Rogers
  8. Rogers Heritage
Paul Boyd … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Player Hospitalized

Rogers junior Daniel Salvador was injured in the fourth quarter against NOAH Friday night in Siloam Springs and was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Salvador collided with a teammate and hit the court hard at midcourt with 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. He appeared to be unconscious for several seconds. An ambulance was called and Salvador left on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and he was on a back board. “All we know is that they are taking him to Washington Regional because they have the best neurologists,” Herren said following the game. “He was scared, … Continue Reading ››

How About Some Playoff Changes For 2015?

We are less than a month removed from when Dylan Smith's 6-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining gave Bentonville a 24-21 win over Fayetteville in the Class 7A state championship game. There's still been plenty of time for me to ponder over that Dec. 6 game at War Memorial Stadium. We're now eight months away from a new football season, but I do know some changes I would like to see done concerning the state playoffs before the next season is upon us. AN FBH-FAY-BENT STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Bentonville senior … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: Springdale Football Coaching Applicants

Here are the 20 candidates who had applied for the Springdale High football head coaching vacancy as of Wednesday morning.

The position will likely be filled between Jan. 6-13, per athletic director Wayne Stehlik.

These are the nine new applicants who applied for the job after Dec. 11, in alphabetical order.

Zak Clark

Fayetteville offensive coordinator

Jeremy Flowers

Homewood-Flossmoor, Ill. assistant

Mark King

Horatio head coach

Eric Redmon

N/A

Cornelius Roberts

Little Rock McClellan football assistant/head baseball coach

Wade Standley

Norman (Okla.) North head coach

Ronald Travis

N/A

Max Washausen

Prairie Grove assistant

Ronald Young

Warren assistant

These 11 applicants who had applied before Dec. 11.

Les Boyum

South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach

Jeff Broyles

Stigler, Okla. line coach

Kole Carpenter

Cave City defensive coordinator

Duane Friesen

N/A

Spencer … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 47, Bentonville 45

NEOSHO, Mo. — Haley Dougan was supposed to be a decoy on Springdale High's final play in the Neosho Holiday Classic championship game Wednesday.

She wound up the hero.

Dougan's putback at the buzzer capped a 10-0 Springdale run in the closing minutes and lifted the Lady Bulldogs to a 47-45 comeback win over 7A-West foe Bentonville in the tournament title game.

It was the second … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 51, McDonald County, Mo. 49

Chasidee Owens’ steal and game-winning fast-break layup with seven seconds left highlighted a furious Springdale High rally for a 51-49 win over McDonald County, Mo., in the semifinals of the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

Springdale (8-3) closed the game with a 16-4 run after trailing 45-35 with just 2:29 left. It was the second straight year the Lady Bulldogs beat McDonald County in the tournament semfinals in the final seconds. And for the second year, Lady Bulldog guard Ja’Vonda Daniels played a key role.

Last year, Daniels’ steal and layup at the buzzer won the game for Springdale. This year, … Continue Reading ››

Matthews Top Girls Golfer

ROGERS — After Brooke Matthews walked off the green on the first hole at the Class 7A Golf Tournament at the Lost Springs Golf and Country Club in October of 2013, Rogers High girls coach Brenda Alexander knew good things were in store for the Lady Mounties golfer. As a freshman, Matthews finished third at the state tournament that year but she missed going to the Overall Tournament after losing a three-player playoff on the first hole. There would be no such disappointment this year. Matthews improved her stroke average by an incredible six strokes in nine-hole regular season matches while winning medalist … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 78, Springdale 70 (OT)

ALMA — Austin Lee and Jake Folkerts combined for 56 points and scored 13 of Alma’s 15 points in overtime to lift the Airedales to a 78-70 win over Springdale High on Friday night.

Springdale (4-6) led 60-55 with less than three minutes left. Alma took a lead with less than a minute left, but Bulldog all-state guard Chris Owens answered with a tough fade-away jumper from the foul line to put Springdale ahead 62-61 with 34.5 seconds left.

The Bulldogs got a stop and Owens was fouled, but made just one of two at the line with 8.8 seconds left. Alma’s … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 73, Alma 67

ALMA — Springdale High started the game red-hot and built a big lead, then survived an Alma rally to hang on for a 73-67 road win and snap a two-game losing streak.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-3) scored on their first 10 possessions and shot 82 percent in the first quarter as they built a double-digit lead. Junior Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 19 points as the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) won while playing without junior all-state point guard Kierra Lang.

But it didn’t wind up an easy win despite Springdale jumping out to a 23-10 lead in the opening quarter. Alma knocked down … Continue Reading ››

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