Springdale High Girls 2017 Season Preview

COACH Donald Beeler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 5-17-2, 1-13-1 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS Lissett Navarro (Sr.), MF Jessica Paez (Jr.), Zoe Downum (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS MF Jessica Alvarado (So.), Samantha Shaddox (Fr.)

THE SKINNY Shuffling and rearranging. Finding different roles and understanding player strengths. Heading into a new season, Beeler is throwing in some changes, hoping the Lady Red'Dogs will respond to certain tweaks. Rosacela Razo, Springdale's leading goal-scorer last season, is now at centerback. Razo, Navarro, Paez and Downum – who scored the game-winner at Greenwood earlier this season – are the leaders for Springdale, who won only one game at home last season versus … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Girls 2017 Season Preview

COACH Fabrizio Campagnola

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 8-8, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS Makayla Davis, Vanessa Reynoso

TOP NEWCOMERS Faith Snow, Kearstin Whitfield, Arlene Delgado

THE SKINNY Campagnola understands his girls can make a considerable run this season. His group is young and talented, but learning how to play together will be the key. In his first season coaching the Har-Ber girls program, Campagnola is learning about his players and vice versa, and is excited to get started. Keeping their feet on the ground and taking things one day and one match at a time is the goal. Playing each game with "the same fighting spirit" … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Lady Mounties 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Aaron Crouch.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 9-11 overall, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Sienna Nealon (Sr.), Leslie Barrales (Soph.), Rosy Orellana (Sr.), Kendal Bittick (Sr.), Mary Treacy (Sr.), Emily Castro (Sr.), TOP NEWCOMERS: Mac Brace (Fresh.), Haley Arrick (Fresh.), Samantha Todd (Fresh.), Raquel Bujanda (Jr.), Maggie Folger (Fresh.). Syndey Figenskau (Sr.).

THE SKINNY: Aaron Crouch, who in his first year at Rogers and first season as a head coach, inherits a team that returns five starters. He's hopeful a strong off-season program in the fall will help prevent some injuries that plagued the Lady Mounties a year ago. Crouch said his seniors have been … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 2017 Season Preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015-- Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015--
Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
COACH: Christhian Saavedra.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 13-9 overall, 10-4 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Pedro Garcia (Sr.), Erol Banuelos (Sr.), Chris Cano (Jr.), Angel Castro (Sr.), Brian Pardo (Jr.), Charlie Hernandez (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Victor Calderon (Fresh.).

THE SKINNY: The … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH John Marshall

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

KEY PLAYERS F Tyler Guentz (Jr.), D Ethan Stockdale (Soph.), MF George Shultz (Jr.), GK Joel Garcia (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS MF Tom Shultz (Fr.), M Brayden Douthit (Soph.), MF/F Blake McDoulett (Soph.).

THE SKINNY Marshall, a former head coach at Springdale Har-Ber, returns to the ranks after spending last year as an assistant for Bentonville's girls team. He inherits four players that did see playing time at Bentonville last year in Guentz, Stockdale, Shultz and Garcia. The Wolverines are already off to a good start with a 3-0 victory over Green Forest … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH Michael Devaney (13th season at Bentonville; 130-74-17 overall)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 16-5-1 overall, 9-5 7A-West (third in conference; won state title)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this season. NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville Lady Bulldogs 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Fayetteville softball

COACH Jason Shirey

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 7-18, 5-9 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS C Baylee Andrews (Sr.), 1B Katy Beth Ezell (Sr.), CF Morgan Stratton (Jr.), SS Emily Lyles (Jr.), RHP/OF Maggie Mabry (Sr.), RHP/OF … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Boys Season Preview

COACH Cory Butler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 11-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS FORW Ivan Feutes (Sr.) MF Caed Tyler (Sr.), MF Jesus Zizumbo (Jr.), D/MF Juan Mejia (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS FORW Esteban Fuentes (So.)

THE SKINNY Har-Ber gained a lot of experience from last season and Butler believes it can pay dividends this year. Butler says his players have a greater understanding of what it takes to win. Jesus Zizumbo, Har-Ber’s star placekicker on the football team, has stood out from a leadership standpoint. Caed Tyler, a Ouachita Baptist signee, is another captain and leader for Har-Ber likely to have a prodcutive season. Practices have … Continue Reading ››

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