Har-Ber rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Springdale 8-7 on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs led 7-4 after scoring five runs in the top of the seventh.
“It was a good game,” Har-Ber coach Lynn Lawson said. “We had two teams working hard to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for state. It is going to come down to the last games of the conference season as to who makes the tournament and who does not.”
Nobody had broken the 2-minute barrier in the boys 800-meter run this season until Springdale Har-Ber senior TJ Sugg did it Thursday during the Joe Roberts Invitational in Springdale. Sugg finished with a time of 1 minute, 59.70 seconds, and Bentonville's Zerai Belai barely missed it with his time of 2:00.06.
Sugg, the Baylor signee who has been recovering from a knee injury, admitted that Belai pushed in on the back stretch during the final lap. That helped set up a great race at the end.
NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through April 23, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the ar.milesplit.com website.
Coaches who have athletes with performances that should be included in this group should send the athlete's name (all four names if a relay event is involved) with the time or distance and where the performance took place to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports writer Henry Apple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7A-WEST GIRLS STANDINGS
A trip to Tulsa over the weekend didn’t help Bentonville’s record, but it may pay off dividends down the road.
The Lady Tigers (11-4, 8-0) played three of Oklahoma’s largest schools and came with losses. Bentonville was shut out against Tulsa Union (3-0) and Broken Arrow (2-0), then dropped a 3-2 decision to Jenks.
“It runs the record, but I thought we played well,” coach Kristina Henry said. “The girls responded well and we were able to work on some things when we were under pressure and had to force the issue. I think we … Continue Reading ››
The 7A-West frontrunner’s first conference loss of the year came with its top goal-scorer sidelined with a sprained ankle.
Now Springdale is hoping senior forward Leo Araujo makes his return Tuesday at Har-Ber. The Bulldogs (13-3, 7-1) could’ve used his explosiveness in a 3-0 home loss to Heritage on Friday. Araujo has scored a team-best 12 goals this year, including five against Bentonville, three against Southside and the only goal in the Northside win.
“We got good news from the doctor and he’s doing well, so … Continue Reading ››
Greenland track and field standout Cheyenne Lyons signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday.
Lyons, an all-state runner, is in the midst of an impressive senior season after being a key part of Greenland’s 3A state champion 4x800-relay teams the last three years. The team set a state record her sophomore year and then broke it last year. Individually, she finished second in the state in the 800 last year.
In addition to the 4x800 and the 800, Lyons runs the 4x100, 4x400 and the 400 for Greenland, … Continue Reading ››
The Lady War Eagles bounced back from their first 7A-West Conference loss, but it took a while.
Heritage (12-6, 6-1 7A-West Conference) led Springdale Har-Ber only 2-1 and even trailed 1-0 for a bit on Tuesday. Lady War Eagles coach Tiffany Taylor even admitted to being a little anxious. But Heritage finally broke the game open with an eight-run fifth inning aided by four walks and a hit batsman.
“I think we left maybe 12 runners on base,” Taylor said. “It was nice to finally be … Continue Reading ››