State Finals at one site great for baseball fans

Since 1999, thanks to the Arkansas Activities Association and its member schools, high school baseball fans will be in Nirvana this weekend. For the 18th straight season, baseball championships in all classifications will be played at one site. All but one (2011 at UCA’s Bear Stadium) of those years have been at Baum Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus. Soccer and softball will play their finals here as well. Just like football and basketball, playing the finals at one site gives fans across the state to see the best teams in each classification battle for a state championship. HereContinue Reading ››

Springdale Duo Signs

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Two Springdale basketball standouts signed with colleges Thursday afternoon.

Forward Ishine McFarlane inked with Allen Community College, choosing the Kansas junior college over several other schools. Guard Devon Young signed with the track program at Kansas City-based Avilla University, where he also plans to continue his basketball career.

McFarlane earned all-conference honors as a senior for Springdale. The 6-foot-5 big averaged a team-best 13.5 points in conference play and had four games of 20-plus points in conference action. He’ll primarily play small forward, potentially mixed with some time at power forward, … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Track Performances Update

NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through the Meet of Champs, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the ar.milesplit.com website.

BOYS

100

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58

Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.69

Jordan Jones, Smackover, 10.73*

Cameron Grissom, Texarkana, 10.81

200

Zach Jewell, Mena, 21.37

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 21.66

Andre Jones, Malvern, 22.02

Travern Caldwell, Crossett, 22.1*

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 22.12

400

Nick Hilson, Nettleton, 48.58

Tevin Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber, 48.71

Billy Horton III, Bentonville, 48.90

Garrett Slaughter, Forrest City, 49.58

Devin Dougherty, Bentonville, 49.76

800

Kieran Taylor, Little Rock Catholic, 1:54.05

TJ Sugg, Springdale Har-Ber, 1:55.54

Joe Sartini, Hot Springs, 1:56.57

Christian White, Alma, … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Been commits to Bacone

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.


Springdale senior center fielder Nick Been verbally committed to Bacone College on Friday.

Been chose the NAIA program in Muskogee, Okla., a day after RHP and teammate Kyler Johnston also announced his plans to continue … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report: Week 7

7A-West Hitting Leaders 7A-West Pitching Leaders conference standings Springdale High Shohn Doty and Springdale know the date, time and location of their first-round playoff game. Whether the Bulldogs (19-10) play Little Rock Catholic, Bryant or Conway at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday is still up in the air. Springdale is locked into the West’s No. 6 seed, but that trio of teams is still competing for the Central’s second seed, which won’t be … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Johnston commits to Bacone

COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston
COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston


Springdale senior Kyler Johnston verbally committed to Bacone College on Thursday afternoon.

The senior right-hander becomes Springdale’s second baseball player to commit or sign this year, joining infielder Carson Johnson, who signed with Connors State in November. Johnston will be joined at the Muskogee, Okla., school by teammate Payton Morris, who signed with the school’s wrestling program and also plans to walk on to the baseball team.

Johnston has been Springdale’s Tuesday starter in … Continue Reading ››

Goodsell wins 3rd state title in discus

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.
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Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.


Springdale senior Ryann Goodsell won her third state championship in four years with a career-best throw in the discus Thursday at the Class 7A state track and field meet in Conway.

Goodsell finished first with … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST SOFTBALL REPORT

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BENTONVILLE The Lady Tigers (26-1, 13-0) tied a school record for victories in a single season with their 3-0 victory Tuesday over Rogers Heritage, as well as clinched the 7A-West Conference title and the league’s No. 1 seed for the Class 7A state tournament. There’s just one thing left for Bentonville to do before the regular season is over, and the Lady Tigers have never done it before: complete an unblemished run through conference play. Bentonville will try to complete that run Thursday with a home game against … Continue Reading ››

Prep Track Notebook

Two records were rewritten and four more were broken as the week of state track meets began Monday with the Class 1A meet in Harrison and the Class 2A meet in England.

Jacksonville Lighthouse's Jordan McNair revised his Class 1A state meet record when he ran the boys 100-meter dash in 10.99 seconds, surpassing the 11.08 time he set last year. Meanwhile, Matthew Standridge of Caddo Hills raised the bar on his state record in the boys pole vault when he cleared 15 feet, surpassing the 14-2 mark he set last year.

Meanwhile, England's B.J. Thompson broke the Class 2A state meet … Continue Reading ››

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