Lake Hamilton player airlifted from practice

PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.

The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.

Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.

Q & A With Rogers Heritage Secondary Coach Cam Prock

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.
Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.

Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.

Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.

Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Wednesday Practice Notes

Springdale junior running back Malcolm Neal.
Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first day in full pads Wednesday.

  • Deandre Murray is set to suit up in the Pitt State backfield as a freshman, which leaves a big void to fill in the backfield. But two Springdale running backs provided the plays of the day offensively during the live team portion of practice Wednesday.

  • Junior Malcolm Neal broke a 32-yard touchdown run down the home sideline, getting to the edge and showcasing his 4.44 speed to beat the … Continue Reading ››

Forecasting The Future Of Springdale’s HOF

Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.
Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.

The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins and Meagan Pless-Anderson, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.

The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››

Several Springdale Sophomores Impressing

Springdale coach Shane Patrick has been impressed with several Bulldog sophomores.
Springdale High sophomores practiced separately from the team Wednesday on the first day of fall camp, but joined the varsity for the final two practices of the week.

Last year, quarterback Fuller Chandler, receiver/quarterback Drake Wymer and linebacker Sam Robinson all made sizeable impacts on varsity as sophomores.

The current group includes 54 sophomores. And while several, especially receiver Kyler Williams (5-7, 131) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson (5-11, 207), have displayed potential, it remains to be seen … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale SG Chris Owens

Springdale senior shooting guard Chris Owens has offers from Oral Roberts and UAFS with interest from around 10 other Division I programs.
Springdale High senior Chris Owens’ recruitment took off this summer as he picked up an offer from Oral Roberts and interest from around 10 other Division I schools.

  The 6-foot-3 shooting guard got exposure playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team in the prestigious Nike EYBL this summer, an experience that featured several breakout games off the bench, including twice scoring 17 points and chipping in a … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale PG TreShawn Gause

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Springdale senior point guard TreShawn Gause recently picked up an Arkansas Tech offer after a busy summer playing AAU basketball.
Springdale High senior TreShawn Gause had a productive summer playing on the AAU basketball circuit for several teams, including the Arkansas Wings Select team.

The 5-foot-10 point guard picked up his first offer last week after impressing at an Arkansas Tech elite camp. He averaged 4.9 points as a junior while establishing himself as one of the top on-ball defenders in the  7A-West, but figures to play … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Cross Country Ranked in Regional Poll has ranked the top teams in the Southeast based on the times on returning cross country runners and the Mounties are No. 1 in a region that covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Rogers returns an average time of 16:05, which is just ahead of No. 2 ranked El Paso, Texas Eastwood and Southlake Carroll, Texas. The Mounties top retuning runners are Christian Liddell (15:49), Ian Smith (15:51), Austin Salazar (15:52), Taylor Bryant (16:23) and Jessie Ramirez (16:31).

Tidbits: Springdale Opens Fall Camp

Springdale coach Shane Patrick on the first day of fall camp.
SPRINGDALE — Tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s first fall football practice Wednesday morning.
  • Football is finally back. Always a positive.
  • Springdale won’t be in full pads until next week, so I hesitate to make too many observations based on a practice with players just in helmets that focused heavily on installation. Obviously far from a finished or accurate product, which should be expected. There was some rust, but also some bright spots.
  • Here’s what appeared to be … Continue Reading ››

4 Downs With Shiloh DC Greg Tibbitt

Shiloh Video 01 Greg Tibbitt was named recently as Shiloh Christian's defensive coordinator on first-year coach Jeff Conaway's staff. Wednesday the Saints held their first fall practice of the season. Tibbitt coached with Conaway at Greene County Tech before taking a head coaching position at a small school in Louisiana. 1st Down -- What defense will you line up in this season? "We're going to line up in a 3-3 odd stack defense. We'll have 3 down linemen, 3 linebackers and 2 safeties over the top. 2nd Down -- Who have been some of the players who have stood out so far defensively? "I'm going … Continue Reading ››

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