Several Springdale Sophomores Impressing


Springdale coach Shane Patrick has been impressed with several Bulldog sophomores.

Springdale High sophomores practiced separately from the team Wednesday on the first day of fall camp, but joined the varsity for the final two practices of the week.

Last year, quarterback Fuller Chandler, receiver/quarterback Drake Wymer and linebacker Sam Robinson all made sizeable impacts on varsity as sophomores.

The current group includes 54 sophomores. And while several, especially receiver Kyler Williams (5-7, 131) and linebacker Kamryn Dickerson (5-11, 207), have displayed potential, it remains to be seen … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale SG Chris Owens


Springdale senior shooting guard Chris Owens has offers from Oral Roberts and UAFS with interest from around 10 other Division I programs.

Springdale High senior Chris Owens’ recruitment took off this summer as he picked up an offer from Oral Roberts and interest from around 10 other Division I schools.

  The 6-foot-3 shooting guard got exposure playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team in the prestigious Nike EYBL this summer, an experience that featured several breakout games off the bench, including twice scoring 17 points and chipping in a … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale PG TreShawn Gause

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Springdale senior point guard TreShawn Gause recently picked up an Arkansas Tech offer after a busy summer playing AAU basketball.

Springdale High senior TreShawn Gause had a productive summer playing on the AAU basketball circuit for several teams, including the Arkansas Wings Select team.

The 5-foot-10 point guard picked up his first offer last week after impressing at an Arkansas Tech elite camp. He averaged 4.9 points as a junior while establishing himself as one of the top on-ball defenders in the  7A-West, but figures to play … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Cross Country Ranked in Regional Poll 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).

Tidbits: Springdale Opens Fall Camp


Springdale coach Shane Patrick on the first day of fall camp.

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.
  • Here’s what appeared to be … Continue Reading ››

4 Downs With Shiloh DC Greg Tibbitt

Shiloh Video 01 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 ››

Rogers High Girls Tennis Tang-Less

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 ››

A Look At How AAA Proposals Might Finish

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 ››

Clay makes it to 1st day of practice

Lake Hamilton football coach Jerry Clay

Lake Hamilton football coach Jerry Clay

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 ››

Purple’Dogs Begin To Answer Questions



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 ››

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