Prep Report: Saints Still Uncertain About Injuries

Less than 60 hours away from Friday's season opener at Elkins, Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway is uncertain about the status of two injured starters. Senior Chase Bowerman, a third-year starting center, suffered an ankle injury during the Saints’ scrimmage at Springdale High on Aug. 23. Senior receiver Tyler Roth, who caught 40 passes for 886 yards and 9 touchdowns last season, is recovering from a knee injury. “We’re not real sure yet, but we’ve got two more days to figure it out,” Conaway said. “With Chase, nothing was broken, so he’s recovering quickly, but we’re still day-to-day with those injuries.” [caption … Continue Reading ››

Bear’s Blog: Time To Settle In New Home

NOTE: The following is written by Rebecca "Bear" Brown, a former two-time all-state volleyball player at Bentonville High School who went on to play at Drake University and graduated in May. She is now embarking on a professional volleyball career after signing a contract with Amager Volleyball Klub in Copenhagen, Denmark. PHOTO • REBECCA BROWN This is the practice home for the Amager Volleyball Klub as its prepares for the upcoming season. PHOTO BY REBECCA BROWN
This is the practice home for the Amager Volleyball Klub as its … Continue Reading ››

Local Volleyball Report

Rogers High The Lady Mounties got off to a strong start, opening the season with a pair of sweeps under first-year coach Christina Lawrence. Rogers (2-0) swept at Alma 3-0, then did the same at Siloam Springs. The Lady Mounties now get to come home to take on Carl Junction, Mo. on Tuesday before starting 7A-West play on Thursday by hosting Springdale Har-Ber. Lawrence likes what she's seen thus far as they have made good progress defensively and from the service line. Rogers served up 13 aces in the win over Siloam Springs led by five from Alex Parish. "Our defense is night and … Continue Reading ››

2016 PREP QUICK GLANCE CAPSULES

Class 7A^br><br> BENTONVILLE HIGH TIGERS^br><br> 2015 RECORD 10-2^br><br> COACH Jody Grant^br><br> RETURNING STARTERS 6 offense, 2 defense^br><br> KEY PLAYERS RB Jacob Clark (Sr., 5-11, 195); WR Kam’ron Mays-Hunt (Jr., 6-2, 170); WR Clay Barganier (Sr., 5-9, 170); OL Jack Short (Sr., 6-4, 235); LB Destyn Adkins (Sr., 6-1, 190); DB Aaron Estrada (Sr., 5-10, 175); PK Hayden Moehring (Sr., 5-10, 185)^br><br> THE SKINNY The Tigers enter the season with a bitter taste in their mouths after having their string of consecutive conference championships (nine) and consecutive state championship appearances (five) end last fall. … Clark finished the season with 900 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns … … Continue Reading ››

PREP FB: Rogers High scrimmage

Rogers High football coach Mike Loyd walked away from Thursday's scrimmage pleased with his team's overall play against three solid Oklahoma opponents.

"I thought they did a great job offensively and got better defensively," Loyd said. "We went against three really good teams.Tahlequah will win eight or nine. Wagoner, their back-to-back defending state champions and we got after them. Hilldale won 12 games last year. They are both physical and I thought our kids competed well.

"That's comparable to the teams we're going to see. It was a good test for us."

The Mounties finished strong against Wagoner, the two-time defending Class 4A … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville/Siloam Springs and Springdale Har-Ber/NLR Scrimmages

Thursday was a big scrimmage night at Springdale Har-Ber as four teams – North Little Rock, Siloam Springs, Bentonville High and Har-Ber – all saw action just eight days away from the official opening of the season. Following split-field scrimmages for the first hour-and-a-half, the fun really began, pitting Bentonville against Siloam Springs and North Little Rock with Har-Ber. Here is a recap of the Bentonville-Siloam Springs scrimmage: It was relatively clear from the jump Bentonville was too … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Cross Country Preview

One defending state cross country champion will have to rebuild, while the other appears to have reloaded for another competitive season.

Fayetteville's boys had all five runners finish in the top 20 en route to winning its state title last fall, but four of those have graduated. The Purple'Dogs, however, can regroup around sophomore Camren Fischer, who was last year's state runnerup.

Fayetteville, however, still has some competitive runners. Senior Ben Farrell and Joel Burgess and sophomore Nicholas Pilkington all finished in the top 30 last year.

"He's a good one," Fayetteville coach Michelle Fyfe said of Fischer. "But we're … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian-Springdale Scrimmage: Saints Analysis

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 ››

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