Matthews Top Girls Golfer

ROGERS — After Brooke Matthews walked off the green on the first hole at the Class 7A Golf Tournament at the Lost Springs Golf and Country Club in October of 2013, Rogers High girls coach Brenda Alexander knew good things were in store for the Lady Mounties golfer. As a freshman, Matthews finished third at the state tournament that year but she missed going to the Overall Tournament after losing a three-player playoff on the first hole. There would be no such disappointment this year. Matthews improved her stroke average by an incredible six strokes in nine-hole regular season matches while winning medalist … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 78, Springdale 70 (OT)

ALMA — Austin Lee and Jake Folkerts combined for 56 points and scored 13 of Alma’s 15 points in overtime to lift the Airedales to a 78-70 win over Springdale High on Friday night.

Springdale (4-6) led 60-55 with less than three minutes left. Alma took a lead with less than a minute left, but Bulldog all-state guard Chris Owens answered with a tough fade-away jumper from the foul line to put Springdale ahead 62-61 with 34.5 seconds left.

The Bulldogs got a stop and Owens was fouled, but made just one of two at the line with 8.8 seconds left. Alma’s … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 73, Alma 67

ALMA — Springdale High started the game red-hot and built a big lead, then survived an Alma rally to hang on for a 73-67 road win and snap a two-game losing streak.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-3) scored on their first 10 possessions and shot 82 percent in the first quarter as they built a double-digit lead. Junior Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 19 points as the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) won while playing without junior all-state point guard Kierra Lang.

But it didn’t wind up an easy win despite Springdale jumping out to a 23-10 lead in the opening quarter. Alma knocked down … Continue Reading ››

Junction City 38, Hazen 6

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Junction City allowed only 157 yards in its 38-6 win over Hazen in the Class 2A championship game.

The Dragons’ 40th consecutive win gives them their third straight title and fifth in seven years. It is the fourth-longest winning streak in state history.

JaQwis Dancy, a Louisiana Tech commit, was selected as the game’s most valuable player after rushing for 139 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He also had a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Randall Holyfield completed 6 of 10 passes for 130 yards, while Keyundra Evans caught three passes … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Conway 72, Springdale High 33

Asia Willard scored a game-high 22 and Arkansas signee Jordan Danberry added 16 as Conway routed Springdale 72-33 to win the Wampus Cat Invitational's third-place game Saturday.

The defending 7A state champion Lady Wampus Cats built a big lead early and handed the Lady Bulldogs (5-3) their second lopsided loss against a defending state champion in as many days. Springdale struggled mightily without injured all-state point guard Kierra Lang (knee), committing 26 turnovers a day after having 27 in a 60-19 loss to … Continue Reading ››

4A State Title Game Recap

Warren cruised to a 48-14 win over Mena to claim the Class 4A state championship Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium.

Here is a look back at the Lumberjacks' win.

Stiff Defense by Warren

Warren's defense did not allow Mena's offense to get going until the Lumberjacks pulled their starters in the fourth quarter.

Through two and a half quarters, the Bearcats had five first downs, including two just before the half when Warren was playing a somewhat prevent-defense.

After that, the Lumberjacks had already enforced the mercy rule and pulled its starters, allowing Mena to score a pair of touchdowns and finish the game … Continue Reading ››

3A State Title Game Recap

Charleston used a touchdown in the final minute of the game to beat Smackover 33-26 Friday night at War Memorial Stadium to claim the Class 3A state championship

Here is a look back at the Tigers' win.

Perfect Again

The win capped another perfect season for Charleston, as the Tigers finished with a 14-0 record in 2014.

Last year, Charleston went 15-0 en route to the 3A title, meaning the Tigers now own a 29-game winning streak.

That is the second-longest active winning streak in the state, trailing only Junction City's 39-game streak. The Dragons could extend its streak to 40 games with a win … Continue Reading ››

Warren 48, Mena 14

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Kilay Cox’s 6-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter triggered the mercy rule in Warren’s 48-14 win over Mena in the Class 4A championship game.

It was Cox’s fourth score of the game. He finished with 214 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries and was selected as the game’s most valuable player.

Mena (12-3) managed only five first downs before the Lumberjacks (12-3) enforced the mercy rule. The Bearcats went three-and-out three times and Warren’s defense forced three turnovers.

Arkansas State wide receiver commit Jaylon Marshall caught five passes for 106 yards … Continue Reading ››

Turning Out The Lights at Massie Gym

Farmington played its final varsity basketball games at Myrl Massie Gymnasium on Friday. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals sent their home venue out in style, picking up a pair of wins over rival Prairie Grove. Massie Gym, which opened in 1984, is being replaced at Farmington by a brand-new state-of-the-art Cardinal Arena. The teams will play their first games in the new building next month. Here's footage of the 'Turning out the Lights' ceremony following the games. Athletic director Brad Blew welcomed back Farmington alumni (players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches, etc.) from over the years to help celebrate with the festivities. I'll give … Continue Reading ››

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