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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as 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.

Division I Football Report: Week 8

Screen Shot 2017-10-18 at 11.26.56 AMBentonville High

One thing Bentonville wants to stress more these days is the need to score more points in the early stages of its games.

The Tigers (5-2, 4-0) had scored only three points during the first quarter of their first six games. That changed last week when Bentonville scored two touchdowns en route to its 49-21 win over Springdale High.

Nathan Lyons completed touchdown passes of 17 yards to Harrison Campbell and 64 yards to Kam'Ron Mays-Hunt in the first quarter. Lyons wound up career-high marks … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 6

Bentonville High

A seventh-place finish at last weekend's Chile Pepper Festival helped Bentonville's boys cross country team attain its goal during the meet and had Tigers coach Mike Power encouraged.

"I think we have a strong team, and I think the boys know that," Power said. "They get their energy from within themselves. One of our goals was to finish in the top seven, and we just scraped into that because we knew were up against some pretty good teams.

"We hit some of our personal goals, and some of them we didn't quite hit. That's going to be our driving force in … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 5

Bentonville High

While Bentonville's girls golf team enjoyed its first state championship Wednesday in Conway, coach Lindsey Davis was already looking ahead and liking what she saw.

That's because the Lady Tigers' top four golfers should be back next season. Lilly Thomas and Chloe Ellis are juniors this year, while Kinslee Miller is a sophomore and Sydney Billington is a freshman.

"I look to the future, and it looks bright," Davis said.

Thomas, who moved to Bentonville from Heber Springs in December, and Miller each earned all-state honors with their performances. Thomas finished with a two-day total of 158, while Miller shot a 163 … Continue Reading ››