Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?

I had the opportunity Friday morning to spend a couple of hours in Farmington, where I spoke with athletic director Brad Blew and coaches Mike Adams, Beau Thompson and Brad Johnson about the school's upcoming move to Class 5A status. Farmington has played its final game in the 4A-1 Conference and will be a member of the 5A-West Conference when classes resume in August. One of the dramatic changes Farmington faces will be the lack of a natural rival in the new league, basically because it's so spread out throughout about one-fourth of the state. Farmington's new conference foes range in distance … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Summer #W2W4: Football

Springdale junior quarterback Fuller Chandler in the Bulldogs' spring game.
The school year is almost over, but Springdale High's athletes don't get the summer off. The following "Summer What To Watch For" details the football team's outlook for next season and summer program over the course of the next few months. It is the first of a four-part series that includes volleyball (Tuesday), girls basketball (Wednesday) and boys basketball (Thursday). 2014 … Continue Reading ››


AN BBH-HARB ROGERSSpringdale Har-Ber junior left-handed pitcher Weston Rogers was named the All-NWA Media Newcomer of the Year for Class 7A/6A schools. Rogers missed last season with an elbow injury, but returned this season to help the Wildcats advance to the 7A state tournament. He has verbally committed to Arkansas. The complete list of All-NWA Media baseball selections are in Sunday's print editions or online at www.nwaonline.com

Fayetteville Bulldogs Spring Wrap

Some thoughts from Fayetteville's Purple-White game as the Bulldogs wrapped up spring drills Friday at Harmon Stadium... * The 2014 Bulldogs appear to be a headed back towards a more balanced offensive attack. While there are plenty of playmakers in the passing game, like Class of 2015 tight end  C.J. O'Grady and wide receiver Garland Allison, the running game looks to be a big part of the plans this fall. Fayetteville could use as many as five different tailbacks this season, and junior-to-be Terrance Rock - who led the spring game with 67 yards on 10 carries - could battle Luke Rapert … Continue Reading ››

SHS Male Athlete of the Semester: D.J. Evans

Springdale's D.J. Evans (22) soars to the basket avoiding Northside's Stephon Barron (24) Senior D.J. Evans is the NWA Media Springdale High Male Athlete of the Semester for the spring 2014 semester. Evans was the heart and soul of Springdale's state runner-up basketball team this spring. Chris Owens emerged as a go-to scorer and Tereke Eckwood saved the Bulldogs with clutch play multiple times, but Evans made Springdale go. He was the most electric player on the court most of the … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas High School Sports Blog