Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 10-5; Conference: 4-0
Last Week: W, 52-45 at Springdale; W, 63-30 vs Rogers
This Week: at Heritage, Fayetteville
Bentonville is winning by an average margin of 22.8 points in 7A-West play, with the Springdale game the only victory decided by fewer than 15 points. The Tigers will round out the first half of conference play with games against three probable playoff teams, but … Continue Reading ››
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.
Previous Rank: 1
Record: 13-5; Conference: 5-0
Last Week: W, 62-46 vs Har-Ber; W, 49-30 at Heritage
This Week: Rogers, at Bentonville
Fayetteville just keeps rolling. The Lady Bulldogs have won three of their last four games by double digits and should finish the first half of conference play 6-1, at worst. It’s becoming more and more apparent how much depth and athleticism the team has. … Continue Reading ››
Springdale High won the dive meet in impressive fashion at the Hendrix Invitational in Conway on Friday.
Cadi Stair won the individual title, while fellow Springdale divers Anna Spaulding and Julia Chandler finished third and fourth, respectively, to pave the way for Springdale to take home the team title. The trio had already qualified for the state dive meet prior to the weekend.
The Springdale swim team competed at Hendrix on Saturday and recorded 19 personal bests. Senior Lauren Lamaestra won the 100 backstroke.
The Bulldogs will compete in the Bentonville Invitational at the Jones Center on Thursday.
Aahliyah Jackson and Kira Shepard each scored 19 points to lead Northside to a wire-to-wire 69-49 win over Springdale High.
It was the fourth straight win for the Lady Bears (18-1, 4-1), while shorthanded Springdale (10-8, 1-4) dropped its fourth in a row. The Lady Bulldogs were without their starting backcourt of junior Kierra Lang (ankle) and senior Ja'Vonda Daniels (flu) for the second straight game and couldn't overcome an early 15-4 Northside lead.
FORT SMITH- Officials in the Rogers Heritage-Fort Smith Southside boys game Tuesday night made a mistake, but they caught it just in time.
Heritage's Connor Hirsh hit the front end of a one-and-one, but teammate Chris Coover was whistled for a foul late in the first half. Officials did not allow Hirsh to shoot his second free throw, but awarded the ball to Southside.
However, officials caught the error during halftime and awarded Hirsh his second free throw, which he made to give the War Eagles a 24-19 lead, to start the second half.
Federation rules state that is a correctable error … Continue Reading ››
SPRINGDALE — The Bulldog Gym crowd reached a crescendo when Chris Owens scored to tie the game at 36 midway through the fourth quarter.
It was the first time Springdale High pulled even with Bentonville all night. Malik Monk made sure it was the last.
Monk finished an alley-oop dunk with authority moments later, then came up with a steal and threw down a reverse, double-clutch jam on the next possession to quiet the Springdale fans and put Bentonville back in command.
Peyton Taylor scored a game-high 16 points to lead Bentonville to a blowout win at Springdale High and help avenge a last-second nonconference loss on a buzzer-beater in December.
Taylor was efficient on the offensive end and provided a lift for the Lady Tigers (11-6, 2-2), who had to play the final three-plus quarters of their 47-45 loss to Springdale in the Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic without her after an injury.
Madison Brittain and Jordan Martin each added 13 for Bentonville, which shot 51 percent.
Springdale (10-7, 1-3) struggled mightily on offense without its starting backcourt of junior Kierra Lang (ankle) and senior … Continue Reading ››
"Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this ... and totally redeem yourself!"
Anybody who has watched the movie "Dumb And Dumber" can just about quote that line. For those who haven't, it's what Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) screams at Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) following a trade of the van for a moped.
It's also one of the first things that popped into my mind after I saw the Arkansas Activities Association's announcement for this year's coaching staffs for the All-Star football and volleyball games.
How else can you explain why Bryan Ross of … Continue Reading ››
ROGERS — Rogers High baseball players Derek Sallee and Will Sanders will continue their baseball careers at the college level next year as both Mounties signed letters of intent Tuesday.
Sallee signed with Allen Community College in Iola, Kansas while Sanders signed with Ouachita Baptist in Arkadelphia. Both players are expected to pitch in college .
The right-handed Sallee was 3-1 last year with 3.67 ERA in 29 innings of work. He also batted .378.
“I’m real proud of Derek because he has worked hard for us,” said Rogers coach Matt Melson. “He gave us some quality innings on the mound last year. … Continue Reading ››