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VIDEO: Malik Monk vs. Payton Willis

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Bentonville's Malik Monk and Fayetteville's Payton Willis squared off for the first time this season Friday night.

They are widely considered two of - if not THE - the best basketball players in the state and they didn't disappoint a sellout crowd at Bulldog Gym.

Monk, a Kentucky signee, scored 30 points and had six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one blocked shot.

However, it wasn't enough to give the Tigers a win, as they fell to the Bulldogs 60-55.

Willis, a Vanderbilt signee, had 18 points, six rebounds and two assists for Fayetteville.

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Josh Breathitt (23) of Fayetteville pulls down a rebound against Rogers Heritage Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the second half of play in Bulldog Gymnasium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Josh Breathitt (23) of Fayetteville pulls down a rebound against Rogers Heritage Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the second half of play in Bulldog Gymnasium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.


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7A-West Girls Power Rankings

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Northside's Aahliyah Jackson.
Northside's Aahliyah Jackson.


Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.



  1. FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE




Northsidegrizzly

Record: 20-1 Conference: 5-0

Previous Rank: 1

Last Week: W, 56-47 vs Rogers; W, 47-40 at Springdale

This Week: at Har-Ber; Southside

This Northside team wasn’t supposed to be this good. Sure, the Lady Bears had the conference’s top player in Aahliyah Jackson and experienced veteran Lauren Krissman coming back. But the roster was otherwise untested and unproven. Yet here they are, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Power Rankings

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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AN BKH-NORTH-BENT

Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.



  1. FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE




Northsidegrizzly

Record: 18-1 Conference: 3-0

Previous Rank: 2

Last Week: W, 56-51 vs Bentonville (OT); W, 67-45 at Heritage

This Week: Rogers, at Springdale

There still hasn’t been a team that matched up well with Aahliyah Jackson. She’s averaging 18.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 steals. She’s basically the LeBron of Arkansas girls high school basketball.

Against Fayetteville, she shook off early foul trouble and a scoreless first … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Power Rankings

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE DeMaunte Youngblood (12) of Fayetteville drives past Barry Nixon (22) and Gentrell Taylor of North Little Rock Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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DeMaunte Youngblood (12) of Fayetteville drives past Barry Nixon (22) and Gentrell Taylor of North Little Rock Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.


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Fayetteville Basketball In Rewind

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW Fayetteville's Spencer Brown (11) drives to the hoop past Springdale defender David Carachure (2) Friday, January 15, 2016 during their game at Springdale High School.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW
Fayetteville's Spencer Brown (11) drives to the hoop past Springdale defender David Carachure (2) Friday, January 15, 2016 during their game at Springdale High School.


Two weeks in, Fayetteville is the lone remaining undefeated boys team in 7A-West Conference play.

The Bulldogs (14-2, 3-0) have beaten some quality teams to accomplish the feat. And … Continue Reading ››

NWA athletes shine at Pittsburg meet

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Henry Apple

Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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Springdale Har-Ber sophomore Julianne Dillon set a meet record and became the current national leader in the girls 600-meter run with her performance Saturday at the Prentice Gudgen High School Invitational at Pittsburg State.
Julianne Dillon
Julianne Dillon
Dillon finished with a time of 1 minute, 28.54 seconds and smashed the previous meet record of 1:30.44 set in 2010. Her time also surpassed the previous national leader time of 1:31.74 by Sammy Watson of Rush-Henrietta (N.Y.) Sperry during the Houghton Invitational on Dec. 30. She was one of three local … Continue Reading ››

NWADG 7A-West Girls Poll

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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AN BKH-NORTH-BENT
Northside's Aahliyah Jackson (left).


Here is the NWADG’s 7A-West girls basketball poll.



  1. Fort Smith Northside (4) — 46


  2. Fayetteville (2) — 43


  3. Springdale — 31


  4. Springdale Har-Ber — 30


  5. Bentonville — 30


  6. Rogers — 17


  7. Fort Smith Southside — 10


  8. Rogers Heritage — 9




Har-Ber and Bentonville tied for fourth, but the site's formatting does not allow for repeating places, so Har-Ber is at No. 4 because it was voted in the top half of the conference more often. First-place votes are in parentheses. First-place votes counted for 8 points, second-place for 7 and so … Continue Reading ››

NWADG 7A-West Boys Poll

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Josh Breathitt (23) of Fayetteville scores in transition ahead of Muntrelle Dobbins (12) of North Little Rock Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Wildcat Arena at Har-Ber High School in Springdale. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Josh Breathitt (23) of Fayetteville scores in transition ahead of Muntrelle Dobbins (12) of North Little Rock Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Wildcat Arena at Har-Ber High School in Springdale. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.


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7A-West Boys Power Rankings

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Payton Willis (5) of Fayetteville drives to the lane as Gentrell Taylor of North Little Rock Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Payton Willis (5) of Fayetteville drives to the lane as Gentrell Taylor of North Little Rock Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, during the first half at Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.


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