All posts by Henry Apple

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.

Complete 7A state meet results

at Springdale Har-Ber Thursday's results Boys Team scores — 1. Bentonville High 107; 2. Springdale Har-Ber 95; 3. Fayetteville 86; 4. Rogers High 69; 5. Conway 59; 6. Bryant 52; 7. North Little Rock 43; 8. Bentonville West 33; 9. Cabot 32.5; 10. Rogers Heritage 19.5; 11. Fort Smith Southside 17; 12. Van Buren 16; 13. Fort Smith Northside 14; 14. Little Rock Central 11; 15. Springdale High 4; 16. Little Rock Catholic 1. 100 — 1. Kennedy Lightner, NLR, 11.14; 2. Jadon Jackson, West, 11.47; 3. Tre Norwood, FS Northside, 11.58; 4. Caleb Christensen, Van Buren, 11.68; 5. Jadyn Loudermilk, Bentonville, 11.94; 6. … Continue Reading ››

Analysis: From New Classifications To New Conferences

With the Arkansas Activities Association released the classification reports for the 2018-20 cycle, the next question on people's minds will be how does this affect the conferences in upcoming years.

Here's one man's shot in the dark on how things will shape up, under the AAA's current classification system. The following alignments are for football only.

Class 7A 

No schools moved in or out, so there will be no changes.

Class 6A

Say hello to newcomer Sylvan Hills, and say goodbye to Texarkana.

With this change, I think it will be safe to say that Little Rock Hall will move to the 6A-West and takes Texarkana's … Continue Reading ››

Some State Records In Jeopardy

No matter how good the track and field performances have been this season, they won't be acknowledged as state records — unless those performances are done this week during the state track meets. It's a simple guideline the Arkansas Activities Association has gone by for years. So now that we've reached the state meets, what are the records most likely to be broken? Granted, we won't know what the weather conditions will be like when the meets are done, but here's a look at the records that could have a chance to be rewritten: Class 7A Look none other than the boys pole vault. Springdale … Continue Reading ››