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 ››

Boys: Springdale 61, Raytown, Mo., 59

Chris Owens hit a 70-foot game-winner at the buzzer to lift Springdale High to an improbable 61-59 comeback victory over Raytown, Mo., at the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament on Friday.

Owens' game-winner capped Springdale's 13-0 game-ending run after trailing 59-48 with just 1:37 left. Springdale trailed 46-39 entering the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs (4-4) snapped a three-game skid with the victory. Owens scored a game-high 19 points, senior Wyatt Norris hit three 3-pointers and had a career-high 13 points, senior Tyler Tutt added 11 and senior TreShawn Gause 10.

Brandon Sublett and Jailen Gill each scored 17 for Raytown, while Derrick Walker added … Continue Reading ››

Charleston 33, Smackover 26

LITTLE ROCK (AP) – Ty Storey’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Taylor King with 17 seconds left gave Charleston a 33-26 win over Smackover in the Class 3A championship game.

It is the Tigers’ fifth state title in school history and third in four years.

Storey, an Arkansas signee, accounted for all but 17 yards of Charleston’s offense and was selected as the game’s most valuable player.

He completed 24 of 38 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries.

King finished with 101 yards … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Greenwood 60, Springdale 19

CONWAY — Senior Megan Hartness outscored Springdale High by herself, finishing with a game-high 24 points as defending Class 6A state champion Greenwood dominated from start to finish in a 60-19 victory in the Wampus Cat Invitational semifinals.

Springdale (5-2) shot just 20 percent from the floor and turned the ball over a season-high 27 times in the blowout loss.

Springdale was down 30-11 when it lost … Continue Reading ››

3A State Final – Live Blogging

9:54 p.m. -- Thanks for joining me and others on the live blog. Thanks to NWA Media Sports Editor Chip Souza for saying yes to this. It was a blast. Time to head back to Fort Smith and prepare for ACT test monitoring in the morning. Good night. 9:51 p.m. -- A little early but I think it will be safe to predict that Charleston's Ty Storey will be the game's MVP. A well earned choice by the way. Give this Smackover team credit. They would have made a worthy champion as well. But the difference in the game was Storey. He … Continue Reading ››

Coaching Search Q&A With Springdale AD Wayne Stehlik

Springdale High is in the midst of a coaching search to fill the head coaching vacancy left by Shane Patrick’s resignation in late November.

Here is a Q&A with Springdale Public Schools athletic director Wayne Stehlik on the progress of the search to fill the position.

Here is a list of candidates who had applied as of Thursday.

Check for a story on the coaching search in Friday’s Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.

NWA Media: Where are you at in the process?

Wayne Stehlik: We’re getting phone calls from lots of interested coaches, having conversations with some. Then we have some coaches that are putting their … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Park Hill, Mo., 66, Springdale High 48

Wichita State signee Landry Shamet scored a game-high 23 and Southern Illinois signee Deionte Wilson added 20 as Park Hill broke open a tight game in the second half for a 66-48 victory in the first round of the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament Thursday.

Park Hill (3-0) led 32-28 at halftime, then outscored Springdale 19-7 in the third quarter.

Senior guard TreShawn Gause scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulldogs (3-4), which dropped their third straight game. Seniors Chris Owens and Tyler Tutt each scored 11.

Springdale will face another stiff test tomorrow when it plays Raytown, Mo., which is led by … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Football Head Coaching Applicants

Here are the 11 candidates who had applied for the Springdale High football head coaching vacancy as of Thursday afternoon.

This list does not include potential candidates who have not formally applied yet.

Check tomorrow's Northwest Arkansas Newspapers for a story on the coaching search.

Les Boyum

Current: South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach

Past: Arkansas Tech OL coach

Jeff Broyles

Current: Stigler, Okla. line coach

Past: Poteau, Okla. head coach

Kole Carpenter Current: Cave City defensive coordinator Past: Dardanelle assistant Duane Friesen Current: N/A Spencer Hill Current: Highland head coach Bryan Hutson Current: Paris head coach Marcus Jones Current: Siloam Springs defensive coordinator Past: Benton head coach, Camden Fairview defensive coordinator Brent Marley Current: Victory Christian, Okla., head coach Farrell Shelton Current: Eureka, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Chandler To Transfer To Har-Ber

Fuller Chandler
Springdale High all-conference quarterback Fuller Chandler turned in paperwork to transfer to crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber on Wednesday morning.

Chandler is expected to transfer to Har-Ber following the end of the fall semester, pending the paperwork being approved. He already lives in Har-Ber’s school district and was attending Springdale as part of the law academy.

Chandler becomes the third high-profile Bulldog boys athlete to transfer in the last seven months, including the second to Har-Ber. Senior point guard Tereke Eckwood leads the Wildcats’ basketball team a year after … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 68, Bentonville 65

ALMA — The number of fouls Bentonville’s boys basketball team picked up Tuesday night didn’t settle too well with Tigers coach Jason McMahan.

Bentonville was whistled for 30 team fouls — 20 in the second half — and that lead to the Tigers’ first loss of the season as Alma claimed a 68-65 nonconference victory at Charles B. Dyer Gymnasium.

“A lot of that came from a lack of focus on our end and poor execution, compared to Alma’s great execution of its game plan,” McMahan said. “I think we got out of position and made some fouls.

“We had eight turnovers in … Continue Reading ››

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