It’s not often an adoption makes headlines, but it does when it means one of the top teams in the state just got even stronger.
The Arkansas Activities Association ruled Thursday that Salisu Yahaya is immediately eligible to play after his adoption became official. The 6-foot-7 senior forward joins a Jonesboro team loaded with talent.
Brad Bobo, who hosts a radio show in Northeast Arkansas, was the first to tweet out the scoop:
The Twitter account @ARHoopsDillon has followed the Hurricanes and the process as closely as anyone. Here are his thoughts … Continue Reading ››
The Tiger enjoyed a banner week, notching a big dual win over Sprngdale Har-Ber on Thursday, then finishing third in the Branson (Mo.) Invitational on Saturday.
Bentonville coach James Rappe said his team bounced back, after a sub-par first round in Branson to come within 4.5 points of second-place Seneca, a defending state champion in Missouri.
"You've got to take into account the level of competition," Rappe said. "We didn't win as many, but that's OK. You've got to have those kind of matches in a season. You've got to be tested. After that first round, we kind of got woke up … Continue Reading ››
Farmington's Matt Wilson was the clear choice for ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week, his second time to win the award this season.
The senior guard and Delta State signee broke his own single-game scoring record when he put up 50 points in a 69-58 victory over Clarksville on Friday. Wilson hit eight 3-pointers in the game and hit the 50-point mark with a steal and a layup to close out the win.
The previous week, Wilson set … Continue Reading ››
Tuesday high school basketball scores from around the state:
Springdale Har-Ber 75, Bentonville West 49
Bentonville High 50, Springdale High 35
Van Buren 56, Rogers High 33
Rogers Heritage 50, Fayetteville 46
Bryant 47, Fort Smith Southside 46
Alma 61, Farmington 56
Fort Smith Northside 57, Conway 47
Cabot 57, Little Rock Central 55
Pea Ridge 71, Gentry 59
Little Rock Parkview 54, Little Rock Fair 34
Prairie Grove 56, West Fork 44
Siloam Springs 57, Russellville 46
Elkins 57, Haas Hall 52
Jessieville 56, Bismarck 39
Jonesboro 61, Blytheville 44
Ozark 50. Charleston 53
Pocahontas 79, Piggott 68
Forrest City 93, Greene County Tech 79
East Poinsett County 65, Marked Tree 62
Osceola 75, Riverside 65
Manila 65, Brookland 49
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Both the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals picked up a pair of wins last week, winning games at Greenwood and at home against Clarksville.
The Farmington boys sit at 13-3 overall and 2-0 in 5A/6A district play. Senior guard Matt Wilson went for a school record 50 points in the win against Clarksville, just over a week after scoring 49 in a win against Siloam Springs.
Wilson will need another big effort this week as Farmington visits Alma on Tuesday, another top contender in the 5A/6A District 1. The Cardinals then close out the week on Friday at Russellville.
The Lady Cardinals also are … Continue Reading ››