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Preseason 7A-West Power Rankings

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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Fayetteville guard Payton Willis.
Here's the preseason edition of the 7A-West Conference boys basketball power rankings.

Should be a tight race between the top five teams. Wouldn’t be a shock if they all finished with eight to 11 conference wins and the race came down to the wire. Ties are no fun for power rankings, but it’s not hard to envision a logjam of tied teams when it’s all said and done.

But anyway. … These rankings will be updated periodically during the nonconference portion of the schedule and then on a … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Dre Greenlaw added another chapter to his big play career at Fayetteville.

Greenlaw, coined ‘Big Play Dre’ for his key interceptions and special teams plays over the past two seasons, turned his attention to offense Friday and sparked Fayetteville to a 35-14 win over Cabot at Harmon Stadium.

The victory for the Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs sets up a quarterfinal matchup with 7A-Central champion Conway.

“I knew they had a couple of plays (on offense) put in for me,” Greenlaw … Continue Reading ››

The 7A-West’s 15 Best Perimeter Players

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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Bentonville's Malik Monk is a consensus top-10 player nationally in the class of 2016.
The 7A-West will be a deep, competitive league this season, thanks in large part to a wealth of talented perimeter players in the conference.

Here’s a look at some of the best.

1. MALIK MONK

Bentonville — Junior — 6-4

No. 1 is a no-brainer when he’s a consensus top-10 player nationally.

Monk combines NBA-level athleticism with an ever-improving skill set and ability as a playmaker. Bentonville lost its other top two guards from last … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 45, Fayetteville 2

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. 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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BENTONVILLE — When Destyn Adkins fell on a fumble and ended Fayetteville’s first possession, it appeared as a simple break for Bentonville at the time.

Little did anybody at Tiger Stadium know that it was a sign of things to come Friday night. Bentonville’s defense accounted for five turnovers and turned one into a score, and the Tigers rolled to a 45-2 victory over Fayetteville in the regular-season finale for both 7A-West Conference teams.

“You never think that this is going to happen,” Bentonville coach Barry Lunney said. “You never sit and think the other team is … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Basketball Primer

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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Bentonville guard Malik Monk.
It’s finally November and high school basketball is only a few weeks away.

Here’s an early school-by-school breakdown of 7A-West boys teams as season openers get closer.

BENTONVILLE TIGERS

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2013-14 Record: 19-6 Conference: 12-2 (T-1st) State: Semifinals

Returning Starters: 3

Key Returnees G Malik Monk, Jr., 6-3 (22.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 70 3-pointers) F Tyler Robinson, Jr., 6-4 (5.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 60.4% FG) F Daniel Head, Sr., 6-3 (2.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 55% FG) F Ben Smith, Sr., 6-9 (4.6 … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Previewing The 7A-West’s Huge Week 10

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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Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell (left) and Bentonville quarterback Kasey Ford.
Four questions for four writers breaking down a pivotal week 10 in the 7A-West.

1. Fort Smith Northside and Fort Smith Southside wasn't viewed as a high-stakes game at the beginning of the year, but is now a huge showdown with a lot on the line. Who you got and why?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)Southside has the best defense in the conference, but Northside’s is also very good and has several playmakers, which doesn’t bode well … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Playoff Possibilities

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. 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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With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.

7A-West

Bentonville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Fayetteville and a Fort Smith Northside win over Fort Smith Southside. Can finish as low as No. 4 seed with a loss to Fayetteville and a Northside win, but host a first-round playoff game.

Fayetteville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Bentonville and a Southside win over Northside. Can finish as … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 45, Rogers 7

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.

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FAYETTEVILLE — A pair of onside kicks turned the tide Friday night.

Fayetteville turned two onside kicks — including one by Rogers High — into 14 points the final 4 minutes, 43 seconds of the first half as the Bulldogs defeated the Mounties 45-7 in a 7A-West Conference game at Harmon Field.

After Rogers cut the Fayetteville lead to 17-7, the Mounties attempted an onside kick but Garret Wuehler picked up the football at midfield and the senior raced to the end zone for a 24-7 lead. The kick bounced high around the 50 and Wuehler grabbed the football and outran the … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Is The 7A-West’s Best RB?

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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Springdale Har-Ber running back Luke Hannon.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

1. Last week, the roundtable discussed top quarterbacks in the 7A-West. Who are the best running backs you've seen in the conference this year?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) Fort Smith Northside’s Justin Curry and Rogers Heritage’s Joey Saucier are probably the most talented running backs in the league. Both have speed, moves and size. Har-Ber’s Luke Hannon is good. Wildcats junior Sione Nasila is one … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 51, Rogers Heritage 16

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers Heritage, as well as West Fork and Gentry.

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ROGERS — Fayetteville moved the ball through the air and on the ground with regularity to roll over Rogers Heritage 51-16 in 7A-West Conference football on Friday night in Gates Stadium.

The Purple Bulldogs (7-1, 4-1 7A-West) got a strong effort from sophomore quarterback Taylor Powell, completing 15 of 22 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown.

Sophomore running back Terrance Powell also keyed a potent running attack with 149 yards on only nine carries, including a 79-yard touchdown run

Fayetteville coach Daryl Patton said cashing in on a Heritage turnover on the first possession was key.

“Getting the … Continue Reading ››