All posts by 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.

Bentonville High This Week

Bentonville High's boys have already secured a first-round bye in next week's Class 7A state tournament, but there's still another prize within the Tigers' grasp.

Thanks to Bentonville's win Friday over Rogers High and Fayetteville's victory over Springdale Har-Ber, the Tigers are back in a tie for first place in the 7A-West Conference standings.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Heritage's Ty Olsen takes a shot while Bentonville's Arman Akbar (33) defends Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017 at Rogers. Bentonville won 52-44. NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Heritage's Ty Olsen takes a shot … Continue Reading ››

State Scores


Cabot 61, Bryant 53 (OT)

FS Southside 61, LR Catholic 55

LR Central 57, Conway 45

North Little Rock 94, FS Northside 91 (3OT)


Bentonville 62, Rogers 31

Fayetteville 71, Springdale Har-Ber 53

Rogers Heritage 47, Bentonville West 46

Van Buren 47, Springdale 34


Alma 60, Clarksville 59

Harrison 81, Farmington 55


Beebe at Batesville

Greenbrier 41, Vilonia 37


LR Fair 49, LR Hall 45

LR Parkview 62, Maumelle 60

Pulaski Academy 59, Jacksonville 54

Sylvan Hills at LR Christian


LR Mills 69, White Hall 34

Pine Bluff 62, Watson Chapel 48


El Dorado 56, Magnolia 52

Hope 65, Camden Fairview 57

Hot Springs 71, Lake Hamilton 40



Cabot 56, Bryant 35

LR Central 67, Conway 61

Mount St. Mary 48, FS Southside … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Basketball — Week of Feb. 13

The last four games of the regular season have become a matter of survival for Bentonville West's boys.

The Wolverines (11-12, 4-6 7A-West) snapped out of a three-game tailspin Friday night by grinding out a 37-28 victory at Springdale High and improved their chances of going to the Class 7A state tournament in their inaugural season. West scored 17 points in the fourth quarter -- nine by Gabe Hornsby -- after being limited to just 20 points over the first three quarters of play.

The victory not only gives West a one-game lead over Springdale in the 7A-West standings, but the nine-point … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Basketball — Week of Feb. 13

Bentonville's girls enter this week really needing a win, in more ways than one.

With four games left in the regular-season schedule, the Lady Tigers (11-12, 4-6 7A-West) can clinch a berth in the state tournament with one more win and a Bentonville West loss. Bentonville, however, needs a win to improve its situation in the Class 7A state tournament seedings.

If the season ended now, the Lady Tigers would be the No. 6 seed and would likely face Conway or Fort Smith Northside in a first-round game.

There is not much room for error on Bentonville's side now, especially since its … Continue Reading ››

State Scores For Feb. 10



Cabot 59, Conway 50

FS Northside 83, Little Rock Catholic 52

Little Rock Central 68, Bryant 54

North Little Rock 83, FS Southside 46


Bentonville West 37, Springdale 28

Fayetteville 55, Rogers 41

Rogers Heritage 37, Van Buren 34

Springdale Har-Ber 65, Bentonville 63 (OT)


Farmington 70, Alma 45

Harrison 73, Clarksville 51

Siloam Springs 66, Russellville 49


Beebe 37, Mountain Home 33

Morrilton 70, Greenbrier 47

Searcy at Vilonia


Blytheville 74, Forrest City 47

Jonesboro 55, Paragould 40

Marion at Valley View

Nettleton 85, Greene Co. Tech 78

West Memphis 56, Wynne 34


Jacksonville 62, Little Rock Hall 48

LR Parkview 76, Sylvan Hills 65

Maumelle 92, LR Fair 81

Pulaski Academy 51, Little Rock Christian 45


Benton 55, Sheridan 46

LR Mills … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Hoops — Week Of Feb. 6

Bentonville West's boys may have hit a low spot last week, and the Wolverines must regroup fast.

West has lost five of its last six games and has gone from having a share of the 7A-West Conference lead to now having to fight for a spot in the Class 7A State tournament following its poorest offensive performance of the season -- a 36-25 loss at Van Buren.

The Wolverines, despite their offensive struggles, were still in the game through three quarters. West entered the fourth quarter with only a 23-21 deficit, but the Wolverines managed just four points over the final … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Hoops — Week of Feb. 6

This could be the make-or-break week for Bentonville High's boys as far as their place in the 7A-West Conference basketball standings is concerned.

The Tigers (11-9, 7-1) could find themselves anywhere from all alone in first place to down to third place by the end of the week, based on the results of two critical games.

Bentonville returns to action Tuesday night against a Van Buren team that has won six straight since the Pointers suffered a 67-47 loss to the Tigers to open league play last month. Then comes Springdale Har-Ber -- the only team to beat Bentonville in league … Continue Reading ››

State Scores for Feb. 3


Cabot 65, LR Catholic 40

Conway 67, FS Southside 55

FS Northside 69, Bryant 67 (OT)

North Little Rock 85, LR Central 80 (OT)


Bentonville 80, Fayetteville 70

Rogers Heritage 49, Springdale 35

Springdale Har-Ber 66, Rogers 46

Van Buren 36, Bentonville West 25


Farmington 63, Greenwood 56

Russellville at Harrison

Siloam Springs 70, Clarksville 63


Beebe at Vilonia

Greenbrier 74, Batesville 69

Morrilton 53, Searcy 39


Blytheville 58, Wynne 47

Forrest City 70, Valley View 67

Jonesboro 66, Marion 62

Nettleton 50, Paragould 32

West Memphis 62, Greene Co. Tech 49


LR Christian 47, LR Parkview 46

LR Fair 52, Sylvan Hills 39

LR Hall 68, Pulaski Academy 39

Maumelle 65, Jacksonville 63


LR Mills 88, LR McClellan 61

Pine Bluff 50, … Continue Reading ››