Boys: Springdale 65, Southside 46

Chris Owens, Kyler Mahar and TreShawn Gause combined for 50 points as Springdale beat Southside 65-46 to snap a six-game losing streak and clinch a spot in the state tournament.

Owens scored a game-high 19, Mahar had 16 and Gause 15 to lead the Bulldogs (13-13, 4-9). Gause also played a stellar floor game, finishing with eight assists, six rebounds and three steals.

Mahar scored 12 of his 16 in the first half as the Bulldogs ended the second quarter on a 16-4 run to take control of the game. Alex Foree had a team-high 17 points and 15 rebounds for Southside … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 58, Southside 44

FORT SMITH — Springdale High punched its ticket to the state tournament with a 58-44 win at Fort Smith Southside on Tuesday, its second win in three games.

Springdale (13-13, 4-9) also kept itself in the running for the 7A-West’s No. 5 by beating Southside by double-digits after Southside won by 11 at Springdale in the teams’ first meeting. The Lady Bulldogs scored six points in the final minute to cancel out what would have been a Southside tiebreaker if it had been a single-digit game.

Junior Chasidee Owens scored a game-high 17 points for Springdale, while Ja’Vonda Daniels added 12 and made … Continue Reading ››

7A/6A Standings, Scenarios (Feb. 22 edition)

After six weeks of good weather, Jack Frost decided to mess with Arkansas prep basketball last week and if Sunday's snow sticks, he can affect makeup games on Monday. Hopefully, we can get all games in this week to finish the regular season.

Most tournament spots have been secured, but what seeds the teams will be are still in some doubt. The picture should be a little clearer after Tuesday.

Standings and scores for all four 7A/6A conferences are here.


7A-Central – Van Buren has clinched the one seed. Bryant has clinched a berth. Conway can clinch a berth with … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove swarms to 4A-1 Title

Michael Woods/NWADG -- Taylor Hartin (left) drives against Huntsville's Emily Phillips during Saturday's 4A-1 District Tournament championship game. Prairie Grove defeated Huntsville 42-39.
Kevin Froud screamed, stomped his feet and implored his team to drive to the basket.

No coach anywhere coaches harder than the Prairie Grove girls coach. And no coach gets more out of his or her team.

There are no seniors on the Lady Tigers' roster. The entire roster is comprised of players standing 5-foot nothing. There's not a single player that steps off the Prairie … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Northside 53, Springdale 46

SPRINGDALE — Dedric Patterson scored a team-high 15 points to lead Northside to a 53-46 road win, the Grizzlies’ seventh victory in their last eight games.

Northside (17-8, 7-4) trailed at halftime and at the end of the third quarter, but went on a 9-0 run early in the fourth to take the lead for good. Patterson scored seven during the spurt as the Grizzlies turned a deficit into a 47-42 lead.

TreShawn Gause scored a game-high 18 points for Springdale (8-16, 3-9) and was a large part of the reason the Bulldogs maintained the lead as long as they did.

Box Score

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Girls: Northside 78, Springdale 86

SPRINGDALE — Fort Smith Northside erased a halftime deficit in the third quarter, then pulled away in the fourth to survive a scare in a 78-66 road win at Springdale High.

The Lady Bears (24-1, 10-1 7A-West) trailed 40-33 at the half, but exploded for 45 second-half points and forced 14 Springdale turnovers after halftime as they re-took the lead and distanced themselves in the fourth for the win. The win kept Northside in position to claim the conference’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament.

Kira Sheperd scored a game-high 22 points and Aahliyah Jackson added 20 for Northside.

Springdale’s Ja’Vonda Daniels … Continue Reading ››

1975 Fayetteville State Champs To Be Honored

In the 1975 Arkansas high school basketball season, Fayetteville cut down the nets for what was then the Class AAA state championship. While it was wasn't the school's first state title - as the Purple Bulldogs had previously won a championship way back in 1948 - this team was in many ways the trendsetter for what would become a tradition-rich program for years to come.

Joe Kretschmar, the Arkansas High School Hall of Fame coach who passed away at the age of 75 in 2009. took over as head coach at Fayetteville in 1966 and had already established the Bulldogs as a consistent … Continue Reading ››

Star City girls win 100th straight conference game

The Star City girls' basketball team beat Monticello 70-30 Tuesday night to clinch the 4A-8 conference championship.

The win was also the Lady Bulldogs' 100th consecutive conference win.

Star City's last conference loss came more than seven years ago, when it lost to Dumas on Jan. 11, 2008.

According to the Arkansas Activities Association record book, that is by far the longest conference winning streak in Arkansas girls basketball history. The second-longest was a 47-game streak by Alpena from 2007-2012.

Updated district tournament pairings

Here are the current updated district tournament pairings after games were postponed following Monday's wintry blast:

District Basketball Tournament Schedules

4A-1 Conference

At Shiloh Christian



Game 1: Lincoln vs. Gravette, 4 p.m.

Game 3: Pea Ridge vs. Shiloh Christian, 7 p.m.


Game 2: Lincoln vs. Berryville, 5:30 p.m.

Game 4: Gentry vs. Gravette, 8:30 p.m.



Game 5: Berryville vs. Winner Game 3, 4 p.m.

Game 7: Gentry vs. Winner Game 1, 7 p.m.


Game 6: Prairie Grove vs. Winner Game 4, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8: Shiloh Christian vs. Winner Game 2, 8:30 p.m.



Game 9: Huntsville vs. Winner Game 7, 4 p.m.

Game 11: Prairie Grove vs. Winner Game 5, 7 p.m.


Game 10: … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

Bentonville's Jordan Martin.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.



Previous Rank: 1

Record: 23-1; Conference: 9-1

Last Week: W, 57-46 vs Bentonville; W, 61-45 at Heritage

This Week: Rogers, at Springdale

The Lady Bears are rolling. They’ve won nine straight and their only blemish the entire year was the conference opener at Fayetteville. Hard to see anything stopping their momentum during conference play.

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