NWA Cross Country Report

Many of Northwest Arkansas' cross country teams were scattered over a number of meets — and states — but many of them had good outings over the weekend.

• Rogers High's boys may have pulled off the biggest feat Saturday morning by winning the Crimson division of the Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan. The Mounties compiled 108 points to 192 for second-place finisher Olathe (Kan.) South.

Senior Diego Contreras led Rogers with his seventh-place finish as he covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 48.20 seconds, while David Salinas took 16th in 17:08.30.

Siloam Springs finished 36th in that division, while … Continue Reading ››

Southside 23, Conway 20 (With Stats)

After opening the seasons with big losses to Springdale Har-Ber and Greenwood, the Southside Mavericks have bounced back in a big way with consecutive wins, including a 23-20 7A-Central opener against Conway Friday night. The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) used a late third quarter touchdown to take the lead and the defense did the rest, never allowing the Wampus Cats to cross midfield in the final quarter to get the win. Brandon Ulrich, who has played sparingly this season, led the way with the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Ulrich led Mavericks in receptions with 4 … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Springdale Har-Ber 56, Rogers High 14

Springdale Har-Ber used a strong second half to blow out Rogers High to open 7A-West Conference play with a 56-14 win at Whitey Smith Stadium.

The Wildcats broke away from a 21-14 halftime lead with three third-quarter touchdowns engineered by quarterback Payton Copher. The junior ran for one and threw for two in that quarter to give the Wildcats (3-1) a 42-14 advantage.

Copher ran for two touchdowns and threw for two in the game. Receiver Trey Smith also caught three touchdown passes.

Rogers (3-1) got a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown by Clark Tichy and Grayson Lee scored on a 1-yard … Continue Reading ››

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