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NWA Cross Country Report

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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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Many of Northwest Arkansas' cross country teams were scattered over a number of meets — and states — but many of them had good outings over the weekend.

• Rogers High's boys may have pulled off the biggest feat Saturday morning by winning the Crimson division of the Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan. The Mounties compiled 108 points to 192 for second-place finisher Olathe (Kan.) South.

Senior Diego Contreras led Rogers with his seventh-place finish as he covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 48.20 seconds, while David Salinas took 16th in 17:08.30.

Siloam Springs finished 36th in that division, while … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian-Springdale Scrimmage: Saints Analysis

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Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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Be sure to check out NWADG reporter Scottie Bordelon's analysis on Springdale's performance. SPRINGDALE — Zak Clark didn’t see the 2010 Shiloh Christian team that won its third consecutive state championship behind quarterback Kiehl Frazier. And despite the Springdale High coach’s Bulldogs beating Shiloh Christian 20-7 during the varsity portion of a benefit game on Tuesday night, Clark had high praise for this year’s version of the Saints. “I wasn’t around for their last state championship run … but it’s the best Shiloh team that I’ve seen,” Clark said. Specifically, Clark was impressed by senior quarterback Connor Reece and senior … Continue Reading ››

Springdale hires new track coach

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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Adam Bumsted
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Springdale hired Adam Bumsted as its girls track and cross country coach on Wednesday.

Bumsted spent the previous eight years coaching the girls teams at Lingle Junior High in Rogers, where he also assisted with the boys track team. He fills the void left by Kim Peek’s resignation and becomes Springdale’s sixth girls coach in seven years, adding his name to a lengthy list Peek, Sarah Cole, Godfrey Siamusiye, Paige Rollins and Moe Henry.

Bumsted’s Lingle girls won the 2015 conference cross country title, while the … Continue Reading ››

Springdale fills coaching vacancy

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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New Springdale coach Megan Thompson.
New Springdale coach Megan Thompson.


Springdale dipped into the junior-high ranks of another Class 7A school district to fill its varsity volleyball coaching opening Monday.

The Lady Bulldogs hired Megan Thompson, a two-time state champion as a player for Fort Smith Southside and the coach of Kimmons Junior High in Fort Smith for the past five years, to fill the void left by Kylie Moad’s resignation in mid-April.

“It’s definitely been a whirlwind, without a doubt,” Thompson said. “I’m very excited. Looking forward to a … Continue Reading ››

Changes aplenty on Springdale girls staff

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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Springdale’s girls basketball staff will look drastically different next season.

Lady Bulldogs coach Heather Hunsucker hired Ouachita Baptist assistant Michael Jennings in mid-May to replace Erin Gatling, who wanted to pursue a head-coaching job and accepted the ninth-grade gig at Siloam Springs on Thursday.

Jennings served as an assistant for the last two years at Ouachita, where he was responsible for scouting, game prep, post player development and the Lady Tigers' defense, according to his Ouachita bio.

In addition to Gatling’s departure, both of the programs’ graduate assistants will not return next season. Former Razorback Jhasmin Bowen took a college GA job at … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Lang signs with La. Tech

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/JASON IVESTER Kierra Lang, Springdale senior, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Bentonville High.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Kierra Lang, Springdale senior, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Bentonville High.


Kierra Lang graduated from Springdale High a little more than two weeks ago, but was back in Bulldog Gym on Monday to announce her college destination.

The all-state point guard faked out the crowd at her signing ceremony by first jokingly committing to Springdale. Moments later, she picked up a Louisiana Tech t-shirt off of the table in front … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Trio Signs

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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From left, Springdale's Carson Johnson, Kyler Johnston and Nick Been were recognized in a signing ceremony at the school Tuesday.
From left, Springdale's Carson Johnson, Kyler Johnston and Nick Been were recognized in a signing ceremony at the school Tuesday.


Carson Johnson signed with junior-college power Connors State in November, but didn’t have his signing ceremony until after he graduated from Springdale High.

The senior infielder’s reasoning was simple. He wanted to wait to have the ceremony with his teammates.

That’s what Johnson did Tuesday, when he was recognized in … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Hood signs with NorthArk

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/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Maya Hood looks for help against Siloam Springs Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Springdale's Maya Hood looks for help against Siloam Springs Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.


North Arkansas College’s women’s basketball roster will have a distinct Springdale flavor for the next few years.

Springdale senior post Maya Hood signed with NorthArk on Thursday night, joining guards Anna Gadison and Kyra Kahn as Lady Bulldogs who will play for the Harrison junior college.

Hood was a key addition to the Springdale roster after transferring from … Continue Reading ››

Springdale athletes earn state, conference accolades

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/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 had 14 spring-sport athletes who earned player of the year, all-state or all-conference recognition in baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and track and field.

In track and field, senior Ryann Goodsell was named … Continue Reading ››

Defense Impresses In Springdale Spring Game

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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SPRINGDALE — Mason Hutchins burst off the edge as the ball was snapped, beating the offensive line and making a beeline for Springdale quarterback Layne Hutchins (no relation).

The Bulldogs’ junior linebacker/defensive end arrived with force, sacking Hutchins for a 9-yard loss and potentially a safety. The play encapsulated two of the main takeaways from Springdale’s second spring game under coach Zak Clark: the defense is well ahead of where it was this time a year ago, while a young, new-look offensive line is still adjusting.