Analysis: From New Classifications To New Conferences

With the Arkansas Activities Association released the classification reports for the 2018-20 cycle, the next question on people's minds will be how does this affect the conferences in upcoming years.

Here's one man's shot in the dark on how things will shape up, under the AAA's current classification system. The following alignments are for football only.

Class 7A 

No schools moved in or out, so there will be no changes.

Class 6A

Say hello to newcomer Sylvan Hills, and say goodbye to Texarkana.

With this change, I think it will be safe to say that Little Rock Hall will move to the 6A-West and takes Texarkana's … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Report

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 12.54.25 PM Bentonville High

A win over conference leader Springdale Har-Ber had Bentonville in position for one of the 7A-West’s top two spots for the Class 7A state tournament.

The Tigers, however, were knocked out of contention with losses to Springdale and Rogers High and leaves Bentonville (8-5-1, 7-5) trying to regroup over the last week of the regular season. “The first half against Har-Ber was the best soccer we played all year,” Bentonvile coach Mike Devaney. “But that match made it difficult, emotionally and physically, to do it … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

7A-West GSoccer Bentonville High The weekend couldn’t have finished any better for Bentonville’s girls.

The Lady Tigers did what they were supposed to do in order to clinch the 7A-West Conference’s top seed for the Class 7A state tournament with a 4-1 victory Friday over Rogers High. But when Springdale Har-Ber claimed a 4-1 victory over Fayetteville that night, it meant Bentonville (17-2, 12-0) had earned an outright conference championship with two matches left to play.

“It’s a good feeling,” Lady Tigers coach Kristina Henry said. “It’s nice not having everything to go down to the … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (though April 28)

With just one week left in the regular season, most of the playoff berths in the spring sports (baseball, boys soccer, girls soccer, softball) have been clinched, but only a few seeds have been locked in. Here a look at how the conference races will likely play out. This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at every scenario, but just a generalized ideal of what may (or may not) happen in the final week of the regular season. There should be a better idea of scenarios after Tuesday’s game. BASEBALL 2017-04-28 7A Baseball Standings 7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the top … Continue Reading ››

Some State Records In Jeopardy

No matter how good the track and field performances have been this season, they won't be acknowledged as state records — unless those performances are done this week during the state track meets. It's a simple guideline the Arkansas Activities Association has gone by for years. So now that we've reached the state meets, what are the records most likely to be broken? Granted, we won't know what the weather conditions will be like when the meets are done, but here's a look at the records that could have a chance to be rewritten: Class 7A Look none other than the boys pole vault. Springdale … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report

5A:7A BB Leaders Week 4   standings Fayetteville The postseason picture is clear for the Purple’Dogs: Win one, and they’re No. 1.

With two games remaining in 7A-West play, Fayetteville remains atop the league standings with a 10-2 record.

Fayetteville has a nonconference tune-up at home against Stillwater, Okla., at 4:30 p.m. on Friday before wrapping up conference play with two games against Van Buren beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Bulldogs Stadium.

Van Buren (8-3 in 7A-West) has a make-up game today against Springdale … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Report

5A:7A SB Hitting Leaders 5A:7A SB Pitching Leaders   7A-West softball standings Rogers High The Lady Mounties (14-5, 10-1 7A-West Conference) remained in a first-place tie in the 7A-West Conference and avenged an earlier loss to Van Buren with a 3-2 road win Monday. Rogers won its fifth straight game by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning and left-hander Sadie Beeman made sure that was enough. Van Buren was responsible for the … Continue Reading ››

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