Fayetteville-Greenwood scrimmage

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to arpreps.com.
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Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville.
  Fayetteville and Greenwood faced off for the third consecutive year in a preseason scrimmage on Monday. The latest exhibition matchup, played at Harmon Stadium, had several sloppy moments early as both teams combined … Continue Reading ››

Bear’s Blog: My First Week in Denmark

NOTE: The following was written by Rebecca "Bear" Brown, a former two-time all-state volleyball player at Bentonville High School who went on to play at Drake University and graduated in May. She is now embarking on a professional volleyball career after signing a contract with Amager Volleyball Klub in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I have officially been in Denmark for a full week and it already oddly feels like home.

Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown
I owe a lot of that "home" feeling to my host family. They have treated … Continue Reading ››

Saints give fans sneak peak during scrimmage

Shiloh Christian’s Blue/Gold Game on Friday was about “the fans, as much as anything,” but Saints coach Jeff Conaway still viewed it as a chance to improve. “We’ve been going up against the same offense and same defense for two weeks, so we were just kind of showing things off,” Conaway said. “That’s what tonight was for. We’ll evaluate the film and we’ll make some corrections and get better, but we’re not going to go over the top on this one.” For the most part, it was “ones vs. ones” with the first team offense going up … Continue Reading ››

2016 Bentonville West Lady Wolverines Preview

CENTERTON — Julie Rowan is ready for school to start so her first Bentonville West volleyball team can finally settle in its new home and have a normal practice session. The last five weeks of preseason workouts have been anything but that for the Lady Wolverines. Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 12.05.11 AM "We'll be really excited once school starts," Rowan said. "I think we will be ready to settle in a routine. Right now, everything just feels out of sorts. "Nobody is quite sure what to expect from one day to the next. … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST GOLF PREVIEW

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Kate Robertson of Bentonville hits toward the green on the fourth fairway Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 during the Wildcat Invitational at the Springdale Country Club.
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Kate Robertson of Bentonville hits toward the green on the fourth fairway Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 during the Wildcat Invitational at the Springdale Country Club.
  Fayetteville enters the 2016 boys’ high school golf season as the three-time defending Class 7A state champion. The Purple Bulldogs now expect nothing short of another title as … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Volleyball Preview

When Shyrah Schisler took over the Springdale Har-Ber volleyball program, she wanted to institute a toughness about her girls, and a no-excuses type team. She's done just that. Last season was, literally, a banner year for the Lady Wildcats, finishing as the 7A runner-up with a 28-6-1 record. Har-Ber had to leap certain hurdles to get to the state finals, and Schisler couldn't have been more proud of her group. "As far as I know we had not beaten Bentonville for several years before I got here," she said. "Beating them in the semifinals last year was great for us. They're such … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW CJ Landram, from Rogers Heritage goes up to spike the ball during practice Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Rogers Heritage.
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CJ Landram, from Rogers Heritage goes up to spike the ball during practice Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Rogers Heritage.
ROGERS — It's a new day for the Rogers Heritage volleyball team.

The core group that helped lead the Lady War Eagles to consecutive state quarterfinal appearances is gone, along with their coach.

But new coach Lindsey Layes said she's … Continue Reading ››

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