Heber Springs boys and Monticello girls won 1A-4A state indoor track and field championships Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.
The Panthers were 10 points better than runner-up Crossett, while the Billies edged Des Arc by two points.
On the boys' side, Heber Springs was led by a 1-2 finish in the 800m, with senior Malachi Cannon winning (2:00.19) and sophomore Jesse Applewhite finished second (2:09.15). Cannon also won the 1,600m with a time of 4:35.91, more than seven seconds faster than the runner-up, and finished second in the 3,200m.
The Panthers also won the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.
FARMINGTON — Beau Thompson turned to a familiar strategy that resulted in a stunning upset Friday night in 5A-West Conference play.
Last season, the Cardinals won a number of games by putting the ball in sophomore Matt Thomas' hands late in games. Thomas has a knack for getting to the rim or drawing fouls and is almost automatic from the free-throw line.
It was a ploy that worked to perfection again in Friday's 59-56 win over previously undefeated Maumelle in Cardinal Arena on Color's Day.
Thomas scored 9 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, including 5-of-5 from the free-throw line. … Continue Reading ››
North Little Rock will forfeit 10 football and at least 24 boys basketball wins after using an ineligible player during the 2013-2014 season, according to a release by the Arkansas Activities Association Thursday.
The penalty comes after the high school self-reported the violation.
The basketball wins also include an 89-81 victory over Springdale in the 2014 Class 7A state championship game. North Little Rock has turned its trophy over to the AAA.
The football team reached the 2013 semifinals and lost to Cabot.
National signing day for football was Wednesday, but Chris Owens is more concerned with the spring signing period in April.
The Springdale High senior two-sport standout had multiple offers for football, but wants to play basketball at the next level. And a stellar senior season is helping that cause.
Owens is averaging 20.1 points and 6.3 rebounds, both team-highs, a year after earning all-state honors for a 7A state runner-up Bulldog team. This year, Owens is shooting 50 percent from inside the 3-point line and is also … Continue Reading ››
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 12-6; Conference: 6-1
Last Week: W, 62-49 at Heritage; L, 49-46 vs Fayetteville; W, 72-48 vs Har-Ber (Tuesday)
This Week: Southside
Bentonville rebounded strong from its first conference loss of the year with the convincing home win over Har-Ber. Malik Monk cracked the 30-point mark again, but the Tigers' supporting cast was just as important. Bentonville's ability to make Har-Ber's defense pay for collapsing on Monk was huge. … Continue Reading ››