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Looking ahead (Part 1): The 2016-18 Reclassification Cycle

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.
Another year of high school sports is officially in the books, and there is still three more months before the next one begins. Still, it didn't take long for some people to look beyond next season, especially when the Arkansas Activities Association released the classification numbers for the 2016-18 cycle on April 30. These numbers — consisting of a school's average number of students in grades 9-11 over a three-year span — determine a school's classification for those two school years. The next cycle marks the beginning of Bentonville West and a consolidated Jacksonville-North Pulaski high school, marking some of the noticeable … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Track Leaders

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.
The leaders have been updated through the 4A-1 Conference meet held Tuesday: Boys 100 Adler Goode (Sr.), Shiloh Christian$^10.80 Joey Saucier (Sr.), Rogers Heritage$^10.88 Keson Payton (Sr.), Bentonville$^10.92 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove$^10.97 Hunter Casebolt (Jr.), Elkins$^11.08 John David Horn (So.), Siloam Springs$^11.08 200 Joey Saucier (Sr.), Rogers Heritage$^22.01 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove$^22.20 Colter Clemence (Sr.), Bentonville^22.45 Adler Goode (Sr.), Shiloh Christian$^22.46 Zach Burton (Sr.), Springdale High^22.52 Brandon Shaw (Jr.), Rogers Heritage^22.84 400 Aaron Featherston (Sr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^49.81 Peyton Powell (Sr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^50.40 Billy Horton III (Jr.), Bentonville^50.82 Trey Coulter (So.), Fayetteville^51.23 Sydney Walker (Jr.), Prairie Grove^51.34 Taylor Michael (Jr.), Bentonville^51.37 800 TJ Sugg (Jr.), Springdale Har-Ber$^1:56.06 Jessie Ramirez (So.), Rogers High$^1:59.57 Miguel Contreras (Jr.), Bentonville$^2:00.76 Jordy Garcia (Jr.), Springdale High^2:01.87 Braden Sims (Sr.), Rogers High^2:01.98 Noah Antony … Continue Reading ››

A look into the 7A-West Conference track meet

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.
If everything goes as planned Thursday, there should be some interesting stories to tell when the 7A-West Conference track and field champioAN RUN-SDALE INVITnships take place at the Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville. The weather forecast at the moment appears to be fantastic, but hey, this is Arkansas. It can change in a heartbeat. Keep in mind that what I might write about may not even have a chance to transpire. The biggest reason is many athletes who have automatically qualified for a certain event at the Class 7A state meet will … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Automatic Qualifiers

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.
Here is the list of those athletes who have met or exceeded automatic qualifying performances for state meets in their respective classifications. These have now been updated through the Whitey Smith Relays Carnival. Boys 100 — Keson Payton, Bentonville (10.92); Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (11.12), Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (11.20). 200 — Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (22.64); Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (22.66) 800 — TJ Sugg, Springdale Har-Ber (2:01.22), Michael Harris, Elkins (2:06.37) 1,600 — Ian Smith, Rogers High (4:31.24) 3,200 — Collin Pilkington, Fayetteville (9:49.75), Jonathan Prince, Bentonville (9:50.33) 300 Hurdles — Tony Roller, Rogers High (40.75) 4X100 Relay — Rogers Heritage (Brandon Shaw, Eric Grom, Jesse … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Accolades Unveiled

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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7aGIRLS-with Story
Fayetteville senior Sydney Crockett.
Here are the all-state and all-conference selections for 7A-West girls basketball.

All-State

Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside

Jordan Martin, G, Sr., Bentonville

Tiarra McDonald, F, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Bailey Schalk, F, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Schuldt, P, Sr., Fayetteville

Kira Shepard, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Peyton Taylor, G, Sr., Bentonville

All-Conference

Jaynee Alston, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Madison Brittain, F, Jr., Bentonville

Sydney Crockett, G, Sr., Fayetteville

Jacie Higgins, G, Soph., Springdale Har-Ber

Lauren Holmes, G, Soph., Fayetteville Aahliyah Jackson, F, Jr., Fort Smith Northside Emily Jobst, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Accolades Unveiled

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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7aBOYS-with Story
Bentonville junior guard Malik Monk.
Here are the all-state, all-conference and all-defense lists for 7A-West boys basketball.

All-State

Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Lexus Hobbs, G, Jr., Rogers Heritage

Shakari Jones, G, Sr., Fort Smith Northside

Malik Monk, G, Jr., Bentonville

Chris Owens, G, Sr., Springdale High

Payton Willis, G, Jr., Fayetteville

All-Conference

Josh Breathitt, F, Jr., Fayetteville

Tevin Brewer, G, Soph., Fort Smith Northside

Mason Cline, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Tereke Eckwood, G, Sr., Springdale Har-Ber

Alex Foree, F, Sr., Fort Smith Southside

Milacio Freeland, … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls 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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AN BKG-BENT-VAN 002
Bentonville's Jordan Martin.
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West girls basketball power rankings.

1. FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE

Northsidegrizzly

Previous Rank: 1

Record: 23-1; Conference: 9-1

Last Week: W, 57-46 vs Bentonville; W, 61-45 at Heritage

This Week: Rogers, at Springdale

The Lady Bears are rolling. They’ve won nine straight and their only blemish the entire year was the conference opener at Fayetteville. Hard to see anything stopping their momentum during conference play.

  1. FAYETTEVILLE
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7A-West Boys 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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AN BKH-NORTH-FAY
Northside's Shakari Jones (right).
Here’s a new edition of the 7A-West boys basketball power rankings.

  1. BENTONVILLE


Bentonville-Tigers

Previous Rank: 1

Record: 15-6; Conference: 9-1

Last Week: W, 56-54 at Northside; W, 60-39 at Har-Ber

This Week: Springdale, at Rogers

Technically, Bentonville hasn’t clinched the conference title yet. But for all intents and purposes, barring any unforeseen slippage, the Tigers locked it up last week with two huge road wins, hanging on to beat a hot Northside team and routing Har-Ber for the second time in … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Fayetteville 60, Springdale 40

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-FAY-SDALE
Fayetteville's C.J. O'Grady.
SPRINGDALE — Josh Breathitt stood in the corner of the court in front of the Springdale High bench during pre-game warmups and made 3-pointer after 3-pointer.

Not much changed during the game for Breathitt. Or Fayetteville.

The Bulldogs knocked down 9 of 14 from 3-point range to out-gun Springdale and pull away in the second half for an impressive 60-40 road win.

Junior Payton Willis scored a game-high 14 for Fayetteville, while Breathitt scored 13 and knocked down all three of his 3-pointers to help lead the hot-shooting … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Fayetteville 70, Springdale 36

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-FAY-SDALE
Fayetteville's Lauren Holmes (right).
Sophomore Lauren Holmes scored a game-high 21 points as Fayetteville dominated from start to finish in a 70-36 blowout win to finish off a season sweep of Springdale High.

Fayetteville (17-6, 9-1), which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the week, put together a strong performance coming off a loss at Fort Smith Northside and a narrow win against Fort Smith Southside in its previous two games.

Fayetteville’s defense gave Springdale (11-12, 2-8) issues all night, especially senior center Lauren Schuldt, who finished with 13 points … Continue Reading ››