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NWA Football Report – Week 4

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beats are Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He is a 2015 University of Arkansas graduate.
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Bentonville High Tigers attempt to reach full strength

Bentonville was without three starters last week when the Tigers completed nonconference play with a 19-7 victory at Conway.

Senior tailback Jacob Clark, linebacker Jared Ritchie and defensive lineman Jack Patterson were on the sidelines last week with injuries, and Bentonville coach Jody Grant is hopeful his team will be in better health this week for its 7A-West Conference opener Friday at Fayetteville.

"Having those starters out affected us a little bit," Grant said. "But that's part of the game, and we just moved the next man up.

"It's the same situation this week. We're hoping to … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report – Week 3

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beats are Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He is a 2015 University of Arkansas graduate.
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Bentonville High Tigers hit road for first time Bentonville has enjoyed its first games at Tiger Stadium this season, but now it's time for the Tigers to hit the road. The first of two road games take place Friday night when Bentonville travels to Conway for its first regular-season nonconference game against an in-state opponent since the 2011 season opener at North Little Rock. "The opportunity presented itself with Conway this year," coach Jody Grant said. "Conway has been a real good program and well coached, and I thought it would be a good matchup for us before going into conference play. "We're looking forward … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report – Week 2

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beats are Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He is a 2015 University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to arpreps.com.
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Fayetteville head coach Bill Blankenship on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, during a scrimmage against Greenwood at Harmon Field in Fayetteville. For more information about the game, go to arpreps.com.
Fayetteville Bulldogs coach Bill Blankenship wants to see major improvement from week 1 to week 2, particularly in the areas of the game where Fayetteville … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Tennis Preview

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beats are Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He is a 2015 University of Arkansas graduate.
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Historically, Fayetteville has been known to produce state championship-level boys tennis teams, but coach Darin Phelan has that same feeling about the Lady Purple'Dogs this year. In 2016, he plans to send to the courts one of the strongest girls teams he's had since he's been coaching to compete for conference and possibly state championships. "I'm really excited about the girls program," he said. "We've got a chance to do something fun." Phelan has a solid group of returning players ready to make a run at a state title. Highlighting the team is his No. 1 player from last season, Cam Cupelli. … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Finishes Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

Henry Apple

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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Bentonville has been denied the opportunity to win a third consecutive MaxPreps Cup title this year.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ended Bentonville's run and claimed this year's claim to the nation's top athletic program. Jesuit finished with 1,122 points, while Bentonville had 958 points.

The MaxPreps Cup uses state championship performances and national rankings to determine the nation's top overall high school sports programs, and not all sports are used to determine this rankings. It is determined by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state level.

Points are also weighted, rewarding states that have … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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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SPRINGDALE

Springdale controls its own destiny with two 7A-West games remaining.

Win twice and the Bulldogs (15-5, 9-3) will clinch at least a share of the conference title and the West’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament. Springdale closes the regular season by hosting Fort Smith Southside, which it beat 8-0 in the first half of conference play, then playing at Rogers, which it rallied to beat 2-1 in the teams’ first meeting.

Springdale enters the final week tied in the loss column with Bentonville, but … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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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Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 5.35.39 PM SPRINGDALE A 7-0 start afforded Springdale a two-game lead in the 7A-West standings, but losses in two of the last three games have knocked the Bulldogs into a tie for first with Bentonville. The Bulldogs (14-4, 8-2) face the Tigers on Tuesday in a game that could wind up deciding the conference champion. Springdale beat Bentonville 5-0 at home in the teams’ first meeting thanks to five goals by senior Leo Araujo. A sprained ankle kept Araujo, who has a team-best 13 goals, out of a 3-0 … Continue Reading ››

Three schools make Top 15 in MaxPreps Cup standings

Henry Apple

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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The defending champion was down in the fall, but it’s not out yet.

Bentonville, who was unranked in the MaxPreps Cup standings when the fall sports were completed, vaulted itself to the No. 6 spot after the winter sports were finished and is within striking distance of winning that title a third consecutive year. The two-time defending MaxPreps Cup champion finished fall sports with state titles in girls tennis and girls cross country and a state runnerup in boys cross country.

Bentonville, fueled by its state championships in boys and girls swimming and its runnerup finishes in boys basketball and wrestling, has … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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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Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 1.54.24 AM SPRINGDALE The 7A-West frontrunner’s first conference loss of the year came with its top goal-scorer sidelined with a sprained ankle. Now Springdale is hoping senior forward Leo Araujo makes his return Tuesday at Har-Ber. The Bulldogs (13-3, 7-1) could’ve used his explosiveness in a 3-0 home loss to Heritage on Friday. Araujo has scored a team-best 12 goals this year, including five against Bentonville, three against Southside and the only goal in the Northside win. “We got good news from the doctor and he’s doing well, so … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Notebook

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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SPRINGDALE

Leo Araujo entered 7A-West play with two goals scored this season. Since, he’s scored 10 in six games.

The senior forward has provided a spark for the first-place Bulldogs (12-2, 6-0), which have won seven straight and are a win Tuesday against Rogers away from a perfect first half of conference play and what would be at least a two-game lead heading into the second half.

Araujo’s latest big game was a hat trick in Friday’s 8-0 win at Fort Smith Southside. But he wasn’t alone. … Continue Reading ››