FAYETTEVILLE - Tye Brown's two-out single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth gave Star City its first baseball state championship in school history Friday.
The play beat Arkadelphia 4-3 and ended the Badgers' quest for a third straight state title.
Arkadelphia got on the board first, with an RBI double by Austin Bethell in the second, but the Bulldogs responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third.
Austin Powell's RBI single tied the game, then William Wynn scored on a wild pitch to take the lead.
The lead lasted until the … Continue Reading ››
Several schools in the lower classifications will wrap up their spring football workouts this week.
Gravette will hold its Orange-Black spring game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Lions Stadium. Fans of the Lion Destruction Crew can get an early glipse of the team as it heads into the summer.
A host of schools will hold spring games on Friday. Class 5A Farmington will go at it at 6 p.m. in its Red-White game, and down the road Prairie Grove will also wrap up spring with its Black-Gold game.
Also on Friday, West Fork will close its spring practices with a scrimmage.
Shiloh Christian will … Continue Reading ››
Clay Wilson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Arkadelphia to a 5-3 victory over Shiloh Christian in the Class 4A semifinals Tuesday at the University of Central Arkansas.
Wilson’s blast put the defending state champions ahead, but it was the work of Ty Kosters and Ty Jones that put the Badgers in position to defend their state title against Star City on Friday at the championship game in Fayetteville.
Kosters, a junior right-hander, pitched six strong innings of relief and Jones delivered a big pinch-hit two-out single in … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville senior McKenzie Dixon has been named the Arkansas girls soccer player of the year by Gatorade for the second consecutive year.
Photo by David J. Beach - McKenzie Dixon shoots the winning goal during game as Katie Miskin of Mount St. Marys tries to defend, Tiger Athletic Complex, … Continue Reading ››
Another team member, another record-breaking result for Bentonville's girls 4x800 relay team.
The Lady Tigers claimed the overall state record in that event Saturday night during the Meet of Champs at Cyclone Stadium in Russellville. The Lady Tigers' team of Sophie Quandt, Merrill Leak, Trinity Walker and Katy Kotoucek turned in a time of 9 minutes, 31.91 seconds and surpassed the previous mark of 9:36.98 set by Bentonville in 2008.
The time was also more than 5 seconds faster than what the Bentonville team had run to set the Class 7A state meet record just nine days earlier in Fayetteville, and nobody … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville has made its move toward becoming the first school to win the MaxPreps Cup — which is awarded to the nation's best high school athletic program — for a second consecutive year.
Bentonville, which was in a tie for second place through the fall sports season, now has 818 points after the winter sports have been tabulated. Carmel, Ind., the school that was tied with Bentonville, is in second place with 764 points, just six points ahead of fall sports leader Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh, N.C.
Rounding out the top 10 schools … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville's football team will take the field against a pair of new out-of-state opponents during the 2015 season under first-year head coach Jody Grant.
The two-time defending Class 7A state champions will take on Valor Christian of Highland Ranch, Colo., in a Sept. 11 game at Tiger Stadium, then will host James Rickards of Tallahassee, Fla., the following week. Both games will have 7 p.m. kickoffs.
Valor Christian takes the place of Broken Arrow, Okla., which elected to break its contract with Bentonville in order to play a game against a Texas high … Continue Reading ››