Bentonville Returns To National Spotlight

It was supposed to be a banner year for Bentonville's football team in 2014, so much that the Tigers were mentioned among some of the top teams in the country.

Early-season injuries and four straight losses to start the season combined to knock Bentonville out of the national picture. However, nine consecutive victories and a second straight Class 7A title later, the Tigers returned to national prominence.

Bentonville's football team not only enjoyed a second consecutive Class 7A state championship Saturday, but the Tigers also returned to the national polls after mounting nine consecutive victories.Continue Reading ››

Pulaski Academy 38, Wynne 28

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Will Hefley threw for 486 yards and four touchdowns as Pulaski Academy beat Wynne 38-28 in the Class 5A championship game.

The Bruins amassed 551 yards of offense, including 426 in the first half, en route to their fourth state title.

Hefley, a Tulsa commit, overcame two first-half interceptions and completed 36 of 56 passes (64.3 percent), earning most valuable player honors.

Pulaski Academy (13-1) had two 100-yard receivers. Will Hastings caught 14 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown, while Zack Kelley had 165 yards and three touchdowns on 11 receptions.

Cincinnati quarterback commit … Continue Reading ››

Girls Basketball: Springdale High 60, Mustang, Okla. 29

Junior Chasidee Owens scored a career-high 19 points to lead Springdale High to an impressive 60-29 victory over Mustang, Okla., in the third-place game of the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic on Saturday.

Springdale (4-1) bounced back strong from a 50-49 loss at the buzzer to Westmoore, Okla., in the semifinals Friday. The Lady Bulldogs led 32-11 at halftime and cruised to the win.

Owens led the way, earning all-tournament honors for her performance. Senior Ja’Vonda Daniels knocked down three 3-pointers and scored nine points for the Lady Bulldogs, while sophomore Haley Dougan added eight points.

Abby Niehues and Brandi Russell each scored five … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Lee’s Summit West, Mo., 54, Springdale High 53

Missouri State signee Jarred Dixon scored a game-high 26 points and hit two game-winning free throws with 16.2 seconds left to lift Lee's Summit West to a 54-53 victory in the third-place game at Fayetteville's Bulldog Classic on Saturday.

Springdale (3-3) hung in the game and even led late despite playing without senior all-state guard Chris Owens, who missed the game with the flu. Junior Kyler Mahar scored a team-high 18 points for the Bulldogs, while Tyler Tutt added 15 and TreShawn Gause 13.

Gause made 9 of 10 free throws, including two 29.6 seconds left to give Springdale a lead. But he … Continue Reading ››

7A State Title Game Recap

Bentonville beat Fayetteville 24-21 in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 7A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Tigers' win.

Back-to-Back for Bentonville

For the first time in school history, Bentonville has won back-to-back state championships.

The Tigers have reached the title game every year since 2010, but lost to Fayetteville in 2011 and 2012.

It is their fifth championship, all of which have come since 2001. Their last four have come since 2010.

Scroggins Named MVP

Cody Scroggins, an Arkansas baseball signee, was named most valuable player of the game after catching six passes for 66 yards … Continue Reading ››

6A State Title Game Recap

Pine Bluff cruised past Benton 51-10 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium to win the Class 6A state championship.

Here is a look back at the Zebras' win.

Championship No. 22

While the Arkansas Activities Association recognizes only nine, Pine Bluff claims 22 total state titles in its history.

Friday's win marked the Zebras' first since 1995, when they won three straight from 1993-1995.

Only Little Rock Central, with 30, has won more state championships in Arkansas history.

Skelton Named MVP

Talented junior Ladarius Skelton was named the most valuable player of the game after accounting for 285 yards and six touchdowns.

The quarterback completed 8 of 14 … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 24, Fayetteville 21

LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dylan Smith’s 6-yard touchdown run with 26 seconds remaining lifted Bentonville to a 24-21 win over Fayetteville in the Class 7A championship game.

It is the Tigers’ fourth title in seven years, but first against Fayetteville, which beat them in the title game in 2011 and 2012, since 2010.

Cody Scroggins was selected the most valuable player after catching six passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns and intercepting a pass on defense, while Smith finished with 145 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries.

His touchdown gave Bentonville (9-4) the lead after Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

Pine Bluff 51, Benton 10

LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ladarius Skelton accounted for 285 yards and six touchdowns as Pine Bluff cruised to a 51-10 win over Benton in the Class 6A championship game.

It is Pine Bluff’s ninth state title recognized by the Arkansas Activities Association, but first since 1995.

Skelton, selected the game’s most valuable player, had 166 yards and four touchdowns on 8-of-14 passing and 119 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries.

The Zebras (10-3) nearly had three 100-yard rushers, as Romar Reades had 106 yards and one touchdown on eight carries and Kentorius White had 96 yards on … Continue Reading ››

Bulldog Classic: Day 2 Results + Day 3 Schedule

Here are Friday's scores and Saturday's schedule for the Fayetteville Bulldog Classic.


Friday's Results

Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest 50, Mountain Home 36

Siloam Springs 60, Collierville, Tenn. 33

Little Rock Central 68, Farmington 49

Fayetteville 61, Prairie Grove 36

Saturday's Games

Seventh place, 11:30 a.m.: Mountain Home vs Collierville Consolation, 2:30 p.m.: Siloam Springs vs Hillcrest Third place, 10 a.m.: Farmington vs Prairie Grove Championship, 1 p.m.: Little Rock Central vs Fayetteville BOYS Friday's Results Little Rock Hall 74, Texas High 57 Siloam Springs 54, Liberty, Mo. 48 Kickapoo, Mo. 71, Springdale High 44 Fayetteville 76, Lee's Summit West 56 Saturday's Games Seventh place, 10 a.m.: Texas High vs Liberty Consolation, 1 p.m.: Siloam Springs vs Little Rock Hall Third place, … Continue Reading ››

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