Fayetteville tops Greenwood in scrimmage

The big takeaway from the Fayetteville vs. Greenwood preseason football scrimmage Monday at Smith-Robinson Stadium in Greenwood was this....

Fayetteville most definitely plans to put the hurry in Hurry-Up offense this season.

The Purple'Dogs needed a little bit of time to rev up the engines and get started, failing to score on their four possessions in the first quarter. But once the offense began to click, the fast-paced, up-tempo attack was off to the races.

In the first half of the scrimmage — the only half which featured varsity vs. varsity the entire way — Fayetteville went on a tear through the Greenwood … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High tops LR Central in scrimmage

Rogers High topped Central 10-7 in a preseason scrimmage Monday night at Whitey Smith Stadium. Rogers led 10-0 after two quarters and the two teams followed the junior varsity scrimmage with an eight-minute quarter that saw Central drive for a touchdown. Senior Joseph Sultemeier was the Mounties quarterback for the first three series, including a 80-yard touchdown drive highlighted by runs of 25 and 19 yards by fullback Christian Brummett. Junior Max Horton led the offense on the final two series of the first two quarters. Rogers worked out of the shotgun as the Mounties look to pass more out of the triple … Continue Reading ››

Dog Days: Greenland’s Mason Miller

Check Monday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on Greenland's Mason Miller and the Pirates.

At A Glance

Mason Miller

School: Greenland

Class: Senior

Position: WR/S

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

Notable: Entering his third year as a starter at receiver and safety. … Led the team with more than 500 receiving yards. … Plans to attend the University of Arkansas and potentially major in engineering after graduation.

7A-West Top 5: Jerseys

Springdale Har-Ber's Trey Smith (left) and Fayetteville's Taylor Powell.

High school football season is getting close to kicking off, which means another year of high-level competition in the 7A-West.

The conference has claimed 10 straight state titles and the league figures to again have multiple contenders this fall. This is a look at the conference’s top players, games and more as September approaches fast. These rankings were made with input from other writers, coaches and players from around the league.

Here’s the schedule for the series.

Monday, Aug. 24 — Jerseys

Tuesday, Aug. … Continue Reading ››

Dog Days: West Fork’s Brayden Burnett

For more on West Fork's Brayden Burnett, check out the feature in Saturday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

At A Glance

Brayden Burnett

School: West Fork

Class: Senior

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Position: LB/RB

Notable: Burnett finished with 97 tackles from his middle linebacker position and rushed for a team-high 598 yards and scored eight touchdowns to earn all-conference honors last season.

— Paul Boyd • @NWAPaulB

Dog Days: Huntsville’s Sam Roddy

Check out Sunday's Dog Days feature on Huntsville senior RB/SS Sam Roddy.

At A Glance

Sam Roddy

School: Huntsville

Height: 5-8

Weight: 150

Class: Senior

Notable: Two-way starter for the Eagles. ... Rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown against Green Forest last season. ... Played primarily on defense last season, but will start both on offense and defense this season. ... Is a wood cutter off the field.

Tang returns for Rogers High

Rogers High

Tang returns to Lady Mounties

Lady Mounties tennis player Katherine Tang teamed with her older sister, Tiffany, to win a pair of Class 7A and Overall Tennis doubles championships in 2012 and 2013 but the senior didn’t play last year while carrying a heavy load of Advanced Placement courses.

In fact, Lady Mounties coach Matt Fulton said Tang didn’t play any competitive tennis for a year. But it seems Tang hasn’t missed a beat. Tang will play singles and doubles during the regular season but she will team with Maddie McKinney in doubles in the postseason in what Fulton thinks is … Continue Reading ››

AAA announces mixed conference districts

The Arkansas Activities Association board of directors approved and announced its list of mixed conference districts for the 2016-18 reclassification cycle. The mixed conference districts will be utilized for regular-season play in volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer in hopes of cutting down travel for schools. Schools will return to their respective conferences for postseason tournaments. Schools that wish to change their district assignments will need to send their appeal to the AAA office by Sept. 10. Class 5A/6A:  District 1 — Alma, Clarksville, Farmington, Greenwood, Harrison, Russellville, Siloam Springs District 2 — Batesville, Beebe, Greenbrier, Morrilton, Mountain Home, Searcy, Vilonia District 3 — Blytheville, Forrest … Continue Reading ››

Waldron wins AAA appeal; Genoa Central denied

Waldron superintendent Gary Wayman expressed great relief as he returned to his school from the Arkansas Activities Association office in North Little Rock. Waldron took its conference appeal before the AAA board of directors, and it was approved by a unanimous decision. Waldron, currently in the 4A-7 Conference, will swap places with Pulaski Robinson and move to the 4A-4 for the 2016-18 reclassification cycle. "It's a good day for our school," Wayman said Thursday afternoon. "We wanted the move, and Pulaski Robinson wanted the move. It's going to help us a bunch." Waldron has its travel cut by one-third over the next two … Continue Reading ››

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