Boys: Fayetteville 60, Springdale 40

Fayetteville's C.J. O'Grady.
SPRINGDALE — Josh Breathitt stood in the corner of the court in front of the Springdale High bench during pre-game warmups and made 3-pointer after 3-pointer.

Not much changed during the game for Breathitt. Or Fayetteville.

The Bulldogs knocked down 9 of 14 from 3-point range to out-gun Springdale and pull away in the second half for an impressive 60-40 road win.

Junior Payton Willis scored a game-high 14 for Fayetteville, while Breathitt scored 13 and knocked down all three of his 3-pointers to help lead the hot-shooting … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Fayetteville 70, Springdale 36

Fayetteville's Lauren Holmes (right).
Sophomore Lauren Holmes scored a game-high 21 points as Fayetteville dominated from start to finish in a 70-36 blowout win to finish off a season sweep of Springdale High.

Fayetteville (17-6, 9-1), which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the week, put together a strong performance coming off a loss at Fort Smith Northside and a narrow win against Fort Smith Southside in its previous two games.

Fayetteville’s defense gave Springdale (11-12, 2-8) issues all night, especially senior center Lauren Schuldt, who finished with 13 points … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Hires New Coordinators

New Springdale High football coach Zak Clark made two big additions to his staff Wednesday.

The Bulldogs hired Fort Smith Southside co-defensive coordinator Leroy Hood as their new defensive coordinator, along with hiring Fayetteville offensive line coach and run-game coordinator Bryant Davis as their co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

“Very excited to add two outstanding coaches at SHS,” Clark said Thursday night. “I've known Leroy for a long time and have admired his work ethic and rapport with kids. He's a guy the kids will be excited to play for. He's earned the opportunity to be a DC and we're excited … Continue Reading ››

Brauburger, Schaller victorious in Florida

Bentonville senior golfers Hanna Brauburger and Wade Schaller took top honors Tuesday in the  Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge in Naples, Fla.

Hanna Brauburger and Wade Schaller

The pair went on to compete in the ACE Group Classic Official Pro-Am Wednesday at TwinEagles Golf Club. Brauburger and Schaller were part of a foursome that won the Pro-Am with an official score of 51. Brauburger also won the Women’s Long Drive competition for the day.

Invited to represent The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas, Brauburger and Schaller competed in the playoff event Monday. … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Huntsville 77, Pea Ridge 59

Michael Woods/NWADG -- Huntsville's River Gosvener (left) drives around Nick Hardy of Pea Ridge during Tuesday night's game in Huntsville. Gosvener scored 24 points to lead the Eagles to a 77-59 win.
It was only fitting that on the night longtime Huntsville coach Jim Stafford had the court in Charles Berry Gymnasium named after him, that the Eagles locked down the 4A-1's top seed for next week's district tournament.

River Gosvener scored 24 points and kick-started an 11-0 run that helped the Eagles take the lead for good against … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Har-Ber 61, Springdale 55 (OT)

Har-Ber's Jacie Higgins (left).
SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber made all 11 of its free throws in overtime to pull away for 61-55 win at Springdale, earning the season sweep in the rivalry.

Paige Redmond scored a game-high 16 points, while Bailey Schalk had 13 and Carlye Bohannan and Jacie Higgins each scored 12 for the Lady Wildcats (18-5, 7-2).

Har-Ber led for most of the game and was up by eight in the fourth quarter before Springdale used a 12-0 run to rally and go up 48-46 with less … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Har-Ber 78, Springdale 54

Tereke Eckwood (with ball).
SPRINGDALE — Tereke Eckwood earned all-state honors at Springdale High, but had never even been in the Bulldog Gym visitor’s locker room before Tuesday night.

But once he got out on the court, he did what he’d done many times before in the familiar setting. He led his team to a convincing win.

Eckwood scored 16 in his return to Springdale as the Wildcats broke open a tight game in the second half for a 78-54 blowout win over the Bulldogs.

Springdale trailed by four at … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Chasidee Owens

Chasidee Owens.
Chasidee Owens has taken on an expanded role for Springdale High as a junior, serving as a primary ballhandler and often guarding the opposing team’s best perimeter player.

Owens is averaging 8.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game, all career-highs, this year. She earned all-tournament honors at the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic in December. She’s made three game-winning shots over the last three years. Her brother, Chris, is a senior all-state guard for the Bulldogs’ boys team.

Read a feature on Owens in tomorrow’s … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

Northside's Aahliyah Jackson (left).
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.



Previous Rank: 2

Record: 21-1; Conference: 7-1

Last Week: W, 62-52 vs Fayetteville

This Week: Bentonville, at Heritage

Northside earned the tiebreaker Friday with its double-digit win. The Lady Bears appear to be in great shape, barring any letdowns.

Bulldog Purple head Previous Rank: 1 Record: 15-6; Conference: 7-1 Last Week: L, 62-52 at Northside This Week: Southside, at Springdale The … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

Bentonville's Jordan Hemphill (right).
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.



Previous Rank: 1

Record: 13-6; Conference: 7-1

Last Week: W, 72-48 vs Har-Ber; W, 83-58 vs Southside

This Week: at Northside, at Har-Ber

Bentonville will take two giant steps toward locking up the conference title if it wins both games this week. The Tigers beat Northside and Har-Ber by a combined 59 points at home, but both matchups figure to be closer on the road. Still, Bentonville … Continue Reading ››

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