Bentonville High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Kent Early (12th season at Bentonville; 14th overall)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 30-1 overall, 14-0 7A-West (conference and 7A state champions)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Madison Prough pitches Tuesday April 5, 2016 against Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Madison Prough pitches Tuesday April 5, 2016 against Rogers.
KEY PLAYERS P Maddy Prough (Sr.), C Haley Cornell (Jr.), 2B/OF Tymber Riley (Jr.), SS Payton Wildeman (Sr.), 3B Jordan Gartman (Sr.), OF Keelah Griffin (), CF Jenna Wildeman (Soph.), 1B/OF Megan Crownover (Soph.)

TOP NEWCOMERS P/1B Morgan Nelson (Sr.); C/3B Alyssa "A.J." Downey … Continue Reading ››

Farmington Lady Cardinals 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Farmington softball

COACH Randy Osnes

Senior Brandy Wallace returns at third base and to anchor the offense for the Lady Cardinals this season. Photo by Mike Capshaw
Senior Brandy Wallace returns at third base and to anchor the offense for the Lady Cardinals this season. Photo by Mike Capshaw
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 20-10, 10-4 5A-West

KEY PLAYERS RHP Paige Devecsery (Jr.), 3B Brandy Wallace (Sr.), 1B Callie Harper (Sr.), C Alyssa Reed (So.), OF Madison Parrish (So.)

TOP NEWCOMERS IF/RHP McKenzi Bogan (Fr.), OF Cambre Strange (Fr.), OF/C Paige Anderson (Fr.)

THE SKINNY The … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber 2017 Season Preview

COACH Larry Lawson

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 8-20, 4-10 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS Aryn Scoggins (Sr.), P Cearra McPherson (Jr.), Brooklyn Morgan (Sr.), Chloe Wheeler (Sr.)

THE SKINNY Expectations for Har-Ber this spring are to build off of last season and become more and more competitive in each game this year. Consistency is a priority for Larry Lawson’s club. He will need big outings from junior pitcher Cearra McPherson on a regular basis and offensive production from seniors Aryn Scoggins, a Crowder signee, Brooklyn Morgan and Chloe Wheeler. Lawson feels there are a number of seniors on the roster that can contribute and keep Har-Ber … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Ashlee Friend

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 3-22, 1-13 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS INF Whitnee Patterson (Sr.), INF Braden Meredith (Jr.), OF Bethany Counts (Sr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS UTIL Maycee Trolinger (Fr.)

THE SKINNY Ashlee Friend’s Lady Red’Dogs are largely a young group, but have a handful of juniors and seniors ready to contribute and provide leadership this spring. Overall, Friend feels Springdale is in a good place and is excited to see how her team performs. Whitnee Patterson is the headliner in Springdale’s order. Patterson hit a two-run homer in Springdale’s loss to Gentry this week and Friend likes her power in the three spot. Braden … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 2017 season preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER --  Rogers Heritage's Sarah Pollock pitches against Rogers High School Tuesday April 21, 2015.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER -- Rogers Heritage's Sarah Pollock pitches against Rogers High School Tuesday April 21, 2015.
COACH: Tiffany Taylor.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 19-8, 11-3 7A-West.

KEY PLAYERS: OF Brittney Dean (Sr., .409 19 RBIs), P Sarah Pollock (.316 1 HR, 14 RBIs, 16-7 1.96 ERA, 146 Ks 139.2 IP Jr.), C/UT Alexa Enos (Jr.), UT Kelsey Hamlin (Sr.), 3B Mika Polumbo (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: P Kayla Paulo (Fresh.), OF Karli … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 2017 season preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
COACH: Mitch Cameron.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 10-18 overall, 4-10 7A-West.

KEY PLAYERS: P/INF Logan Easley (Sr.), P/OF Dylan Qualls (Jr.), UT/P Noah Guill (Sr.), 1B/3B Kaleb Gavin (Sr.) TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Ben Pollock (Fresh.), INF Alec Almeda (Fresh.), OF Alex Nowak (Soph.). THE SKINNY: Heritage … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West 2017 Season Preview

COACH Anthony Cantrell

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Lady Wolverines' inaugural season

KEY PLAYERS OF Karlie Stafford (Jr.), OF Jazmine Dodd (Jr.), IF Anna Griffin (Jr.), P/UT Brittany Crowson, IF Emily Roberson (Soph.)

TOP NEWCOMERS P/UT Hallie Wacaser (Fr.), P/IF Emma Wood (Soph.)

THE SKINNY Cantrell comes to West after a 19-year tenure at North Little Rock, which includes seven years as the school's softball coach. Under his guidance, the Lady Charging Wildcats won three straight state championships before he went into an administrative role last year. ... Crowson saw pitching experience as a freshman at Bentonville two seasons ago and is … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High 2017 Season Preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
COACH: Matt Melson LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 19-8 overall, 9-5 7A-West. KEY PLAYERS: CF Grayson Lee (Sr.), P/INF McKayden Templeton (Soph.), 3B Max Horton (Sr.), C/OF Colin McWhorter (Jr.)., P Mason Mitchell (Sr.). TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Sal Jacobo (Fresh.), OF Quade … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville High 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Fayetteville baseball
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
COACH Scott Gallagher LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 18-15, 8-6 7A-West KEY PLAYERS C Alex Blagg (5-10, 170, Sr.), SS/P Hayes Cox (5-10, 170), RHP/OF Jackson Sloan (6-3, 175, Sr.), Miller Pleimann (6-3, 175, Jr.), Teddy Asp (6-0, 170, … Continue Reading ››

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