FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville didn’t make earning another impressive home win easy on itself Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs’ struggles at the free-throw line for most of the night kept them from putting Springdale High away. But sophomore Kylee Coulter stepped up and knocked down foul shots when they counted.
Coulter made all four of her free throws in the final 80 seconds to help Fayetteville hold off Springdale for a 51-44 win to remain unbeaten in 7A-West play.
Springdale High senior Lauren Lamaestra is making her claim as the best female swimmer in program history.
Lamaestra is in the midst of an impressive senior season and has already qualified for state individually in the 200 IM, 50 free, 100 breast and 100 back, along with qualifying as part of the 200 medley relay. She has also participated on Springdale’s cheer and track teams.
Read a feature on Lamaestra in Sunday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Right when Bentonville's boys made their move to get back into Thursday's game, Wesleyan Christian had other ideas.
Kwe Parker and Jalen Johnson did the damage in a 12-0 run in the third quarter, and the team from High Point, N.C., ended the Tigers' three-game winning streak with a 63-55 decision in the first round of the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions.
"For us, I think the pivotal point was when we cut it to three," Bentonville coach Jason McMahan said. "They made two hard shots behind that, which made it a seven-point differential. Then we let go … Continue Reading ››
The Arkansas Activities Association has chosen the following locations as host sites for state and regional tournaments Thursday afternoon at its office in North Little Rock.
They are as follows:
BASKETBALLRegion, February 25-28Class 4A
Region 1: Danville
Region 2: Rose Bud
Region 3: Manila
Region 4: Fordyce
North: Buffalo Island Central
South: Parkers Chapel
East: Mount Ida
West: Johnson County Westside
Region 1: Scranton
Region 2: Hillcrest
Region 3: Bradford
Region 4: Emerson
State, March 3-7
Class 7A: Springdale Har-Ber
Class 6A: Siloam Springs
Class 5A: Greene County Tech
Class 4A: Ozark
Class 3A: Cossatot River
Class 2A: Pangburn
Class 1A: Kirby at Nashville
BASEBALLRegion, May 8-11Class 4A
Region 1: Lavaca
Region 2: Bald Knob
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A change in scenery has made a huge impact for Caleb Kirk.
The Huntsville senior has grown three inches since last season, and has moved from shooting guard to the low block, although he still lauches shots from beyond the arc on occasion.
“I was about 6-2 last year, but I’m 6-5 this year, so Coach (Jim) Stafford has used me in the … Continue Reading ››
Rogers Heritage turned up the defense to knock off cold-shooting rival Rogers High on Tuesday night.
Heritage held the Lady Mounties to just 25 percent shooting (9 of 35) from the floor, including an incredible 3-for-20 in the middle two quarters, en route to a 42-29 7A-West win at War Eagle Arena.
Seniors Emilie Jobst and Sara Giesen combined for 29 points for Heritage (8-7, 1-1 7A-West) to equal all of Rogers’ offensive output, but Ramey couldn’t stop talking about his team’s defense in the matchup zone.
The Lady War Eagles held Rogers (6-9, 0-2) to just three field goals in the second … Continue Reading ››
The War Eagles got off to a red-hot start and held off a late Rogers charge to earn the 7A-West Conference win on Tuesday night.
Heritage (10-5, 1-1) hit 4-of-4 3-pointers to build a 24-8 first-quarter lead. Chris Coover and Irvin Menendez hit two 3-pointers each off the bench in that quarter.
But the Mounties (5-10, 0-2) clawed back in the second half, getting within seven with six minutes, 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
But Connor Hirsh scored on a free-throw line jumper and a layup, then fed Julian Jensen for a layup to push the Heritage lead back to 13.
Hirsh … Continue Reading ››
BENTONVILLE — Malik Monk was on pace for nearly 50 points and had a shot to outscore Fort Smith Northside by himself entering the fourth quarter Friday night.
But Bentonville didn't need him to.
Monk finished with a game-high 38 points despite sitting the final six minutes as the Tigers dominated in an impressive 82-47 mercy rule win over a Northside team expected to contend for the 7A-West Conference title.
Monk came out hot and knocked down two 3-pointers in the opening minutes to help set the tone. … Continue Reading ››
Springdale High senior receiver Zach Burton is hearing from multiple schools with less than a month until National Signing Day.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is receiving interest from Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, Pitt State, Central Missouri and Hendrix.
“I’m hoping that either Northwest or UCM offer,” Burton said.
He’s visited Northwest Missouri State and plans to visit Central Missouri, Missouri State and Hendrix in the future. All the schools are recruiting him as a receiver after he successfully transitioned to offense after playing safety as a … Continue Reading ››