All posts by Mike Capshaw

Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.

7A-West Softball Report

Softball standings 5A:7A SB Hitting Leaders 5A:7A SB Pitching Leaders Rogers High The Lady Mounties (12-5, 8-1 7A-West) kept a hold on a share of first place in the 7A-West thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over crosstown rival Rogers Heritage on Tuesday.

Left-hander Sadie Beeman pitched the shutout, striking out seven and walking none. She improved to 8-5 with a 2.76 ERA, while striking out 56 and walking just 13 in 76 innings.

Courtney … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

standings Bentonville

Many soccer coaches will say that a two-goal lead is the most dangerous one to have.

Could the same be said about a two-game lead, which is something Bentonville owns in the 7A-West Conference standings after the Lady Tigers claimed a 1-0 victory Friday over Fayetteville?

“It depends on how you look at it,” Bentonville coach Kristina Henry said. “I think the rest of the conference is good enough to knock us off. We don’t want to be too comfortable with it.

“If we don’t continue to make progress with each match, we might lose … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Stumbaugh sisters sizzle

Sibling shenanigans is the topic of this week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week. Springdale Har-Ber's do-everything track athlete Olivia Stumbaugh celebrated National Siblings Day by sharing a video of big sis Payton Stumbaugh, a four-time All-American sprinter at the University of Arkansas, apparently attacking her screaming lil' sis with bacon grease.

Hopefully, it wasn't hot outta the fryin' pan. On a side note, research has shown bacon grease, when used as a perfume, may help attract boys: Runner-Up Elkins … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

Bentonville Bentonville had one streak broken last week, but the more important streak stayed alive.

The Lady Tigers allowed their first goal in 7A-West Conference play Thursday night against Rogers Heritage. Bentonville, however, had a 3-0 lead before it happened and won the match to remain unbeaten in league play, but that goal caught the Lady Tigers’ attention.

“It served as a wakeup call,” coach Kristina Henry said. “We fell asleep and looked away for a moment. All of a sudden, there was the ball and in the goal. We can not lose focus.”

Bentonville (11-2, 6-0) )spent the weekend playing in a tournament … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Pleimann named Athlete of the Week

Fayetteville's Miller Pleimann was the clear choice as ARPreps.com's Athlete of the Week.

Pleimann, a junior-right-hander, has thrown four consecutive one-hitters, but none more impressive than his outing during a 1-0 home victory against Rogers High in nine innings.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK  Fayetteville High School pitcher Miller Pleinmann pitches Monday, April 3, 2017, in the first inning of play against Rogers High School at Bulldog Field in Fayetteville. NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Fayetteville High School pitcher Miller Pleinmann pitches Monday, April 3, 2017, in the first … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh’s Enos wrecks Tweets of the Week

Shiloh Christian's Lia Enos lived a sophomore experience most enjoy: Getting a driver's license.

However, Enos' enjoyment quickly came crashing down when her first day driving resulted in her first automobile accident. For her hard-luck, bittersweet day — and for sharing it on social media — Enos earned ARPreps.com's Tweet of the Week honors:

Elkins' Colten Vaught, who's always an entertaining person to follow on Twitter, had two tweets worthy … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

Fayetteville The Lady Bulldogs (8-2, 3-1 7A-West) have won four of their past five games with a 1-0 loss at Bentonville High on March 14 serving as the sole setback.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville goal keeper Gracie Cape (left) has four shutouts in the first 10 matches this season and has allowed just two goals in four 7A-West matches.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Fayetteville goal keeper Gracie Cape (left) has four shutouts in the first 10 matches this season and has allowed just two goals in four 7A-West matches.
They’ve outscored opponents 10-1 in … Continue Reading ››

Farmington’s Gregg ‘perfect’ for Athlete of the Week

There were two players we focused in on for ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week honors, but Farmington's Tyler Gregg had a pitching performance that put the senior over the top.

MIKE CAPSHAW/NWA Democrat-Gazette Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
MIKE CAPSHAW/NWA Democrat-Gazette
Farmington's Tyler Gregg pitched a perfect game against Clarksville.
In addition to hitting for considerable power during recent games, Gregg fired a perfect game during a 13-0 victory over Clarksville. He needed just 56 pitches, including 39 strikes, to surrender all 15 batters he faced. That included … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …