Milesplits.com 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).
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.
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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 ››
The Lady Mounties tennis team is in a rebuilding mode after winning the last three Class 7A State Championships. But for the first time in four years, Rogers will not have a Tang on the roster. Tiffany Tang has graduated after winning four 7A titles, two singles and two doubles, and four Overall Championships, two singles and two doubles.
Tiffany Tang, who is going to school at Rice but not playing tennis, teamed with her sister, Katherine, for the four doubles titles over the past two seasons.
But Katherine, who is a junior, is not playing tennis this year and instead is … Continue Reading ››
I have used the last four Sunday editions of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers to break down the proposals that school administrators will vote on during the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting with the governing body this year.
That meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
Now on the eve of this meeting, here's what I see about to take shape in our capital city:
Proposal No. 1 — Volleyball Events Defined
I don't see any reason why this shouldn't pass, and by an overwhelming margin.
It simply gives the director of any regular-season volleyball tournament the opportunity to … Continue Reading ››
PEARCY — Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay wasn’t about to let a dinged-up foot keep him out of the first football practice.
Clay was one of thousands of Arkansans gathering on fields Monday for the first day of practices, getting ready for the upcoming fall season though he was seen riding around in a golf cart on Summit Bank Field at Wolf Stadium.
“It’s not going to make that big of a difference,” said Clay of the foot injury. “I’m … Continue Reading ››
Nearly 160 players were in attendance for Fayetteville's first practice leading up to the 2014 season. That's a record number for the Purple Bulldogs, who showed plenty of energy and enthusiasm on the first day of drills.
The Purple'Dogs, like all teams, have plenty of questions that still need to be answered before the start of the season. The biggest is who will be playing quarterback once the first Friday in September rolls around.
Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton indicated that there will be a starting quarterback … Continue Reading ››
Another Springdale High guard earned a scholarship offer Friday.
Senior point guard TreShawn Gause picked up his first offer from Arkansas Tech after impressing coaches during the Wonder Boys’ elite camp in Russellville.
Gause averaged 4.9 points and 1.2 rebounds as a junior, a key member of Springdale’s state runner-up team. He spent the summer playing for various AAU teams, including the Arkansas Wings 17-and-under select team.
The 5-foot-10 class of 2015 prospect joins senior Chris Owens as Springdale guards with scholarship offers. … Continue Reading ››
Gravette hosted a team camp on Monday that drew both Farmington and Pea Ridge squads in addition to the Lions.
I spoke with coaches of all three teams, and all three gave the same answer when asked about the advantages of team camps as opposed to the rapidly growing trend of 7-on-7.
"I believe there are benefits to both. I think team camps are more beneficial because it's 11-on-11 and you can involve the linemen. We did a lot more team camps this year for that very reason, to get our linemen involved," Pea Ridge coach Tony Travis said.
Although … Continue Reading ››
Rogers High senior volleyball player Kimi Davis recently committed to play volleyball at Arkansas. She received the offer at a UA camp and accepted later that day. Davis was a ball girl for the UA volleyball team when she was in the sixth through eighth grades.