Springdale’s Patrick Resigns

Springdale coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning.
Springdale High head football coach Shane Patrick resigned Thursday morning and was reassigned within the school district.

Patrick announced his resignation to the team Thursday morning and also resigned his associate athletic director title. He was reassigned to an associate principal position at Southwest Junior High.

His resignation came less than two weeks after the Bulldogs completed their first winless season since going 0-0-3 in 1916. Springdale was 18-34 during his five-year tenure.

“We will begin a search for a new head football … Continue Reading ››

OT: Springdale-Shiloh Notes + Observations

Springdale senior guard Tyler Tutt.
Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s 68-39 win over Shiloh Christian in its season opener.

  • Springdale played really well for about 20 minutes in this one, not so great in the second quarter and first four minutes of the third. But all in all, it was a solid performance for a season opener and provided glimpses of what this team can be.

  • Senior Chris Owens was dominant on the offensive end. He made his game-high 24 points look easy. And he … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 68, Shiloh Christian 39

Springdale's Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points against Shiloh Christian.
SPRINGDALE — Springdale High senior all-state guard Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points to spark the Bulldogs to a convincing 68-39 season-opening win over Shiloh Christian in Bulldog Gym.

Owens was assertive and efficient on the offensive end, hitting 9 of 17 shots to lead a Springdale team that returns only three contributors from its state runner-up team a year ago.

Owens scored 13 of his points in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs (1-0) jumped out to … Continue Reading ››

Preseason 7A-West Power Rankings

Fayetteville guard Payton Willis.
Here's the preseason edition of the 7A-West Conference boys basketball power rankings.

Should be a tight race between the top five teams. Wouldn’t be a shock if they all finished with eight to 11 conference wins and the race came down to the wire. Ties are no fun for power rankings, but it’s not hard to envision a logjam of tied teams when it’s all said and done.

But anyway. … These rankings will be updated periodically during the nonconference portion of the schedule and then on a … Continue Reading ››

20 Springdale Basketball Predictions

Springdale guards Kierra Lang and Chris Owens.
Here are 20 predictions for the upcoming Springdale High basketball season, split into boys and girls sections.


1. Chris Owens will average more than 18 points per game.

He averaged 12.6 last year, but almost 16 down the stretch of the season. So 18 should be very doable with him becoming the undisputed focal point of the offense. He could wind up pushing 20 per.

2. Tyler Tutt will make more than 35 3-pointers.

Expect Tutt to be much more … Continue Reading ››

Revisiting 13 Springdale Football Predictions

Springdale quarterback Fuller Chandler.
Here’s a look back at 13 Springdale football predictions made before the season began.

1. Junior quarterback Fuller Chandler will throw for more than 1,750 yards in his second year as a starter, a significant increase from the 1,110 he passed for as a sophomore.

TRUE — He finished with 2,447 yards. I thought this was a fairly bold prediction. It would have been more than a 150-percent jump from his sophomore production, but he wound up more than doubling that production. He … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Goes 2-0 In Benefit Games

Springdale High went 2-0 in benefit games against Gravette on Saturday.


All 15 Lady Bulldogs played and 10 scored in a 76-19 rout.

Junior forward Desiree Mack scored a team-high 13 points to lead four Springdale players in double figures. Senior guard Ja’Vonda Daniels had 12 points, sophomore post Peanut Brown added 11 and junior point guard Kierra Lang 10.

Springdale got off to a quick start, forcing 10 first-quarter turnovers en route to a 30-7 lead after one. The Lady Bulldogs substituted freely in both halves, mass subbing groups of five and playing every player on the roster … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 62, Brookland 31

BENTONVILLE — Jordan Martin had 23 points to lead Bentonville to a 62-31 victory in Saturday's girls benefit basketball game in Tiger Arena.

The Lady Tigers started pulling away in the second quarter, when they outscored Brookland 15-6 and claimed a 26-17 halftime lead. Bentonville then blew it open with a 19-7 run in the third quarter.

Martin hit 4 of 7 from 3-point range as the Lady Tigers hit 9 of 17 from beyond the arc. Bentonville hit 23 of 46 of its field-goal attempts, while Brookland connected on only 12 of 41 shots, including 2 of 12 from 3-point range.

Peyton … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14


FAYETTEVILLE — Dre Greenlaw added another chapter to his big play career at Fayetteville.

Greenlaw, coined ‘Big Play Dre’ for his key interceptions and special teams plays over the past two seasons, turned his attention to offense Friday and sparked Fayetteville to a 35-14 win over Cabot at Harmon Stadium.

The victory for the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs sets up a quarterfinal matchup with 7A-Central champion Conway.

“I knew they had a couple of plays (on offense) put in for me,” Greenlaw … Continue Reading ››

Prairie Grove 41, Lonoke 24

PRAIRIE GROVE — An offensive takeaway gave Prairie Grove a big spark Friday night.

Prairie Grove receiver Isaac Disney took a pass away from Lonoke defensive back Deondray Joiner and raced the final 10 yards for a go-ahead touchdown as Prairie Grove defeated Lonoke 41-24 in a first round playoff game. Disney’s touchdown gave Prairie Grove a 28-24 lead as the Tigers scored the game’s final 27 points.

“It was a little bit under thrown and we both went up for it,” Disney said. “He got it first, but I just jerked it away from him. Then I just ran for my … Continue Reading ››

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