All posts by Mike Capshaw

Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.

Heritage’s Stanley earns Athlete of the Week honors

Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley hit the kind of shot many basketball players can only dream about.

It wasn’t a swish, like most would have envisioned, but it still got the job done.

Stanley, a junior shooting guard, banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the War Eagles to a 47-46 win against Bentonville West. The 6-foot-5, 175-pounder’s buzzer-beater and his 21-point performance during the win has earned him Athlete of the … Continue Reading ››

Har-Ber’s Perry named Athlete of the Week

Springdale Har-Ber's Tylor Perry is a human highlight reel, but it was his game-winning layup in overtime that earned the sophomore point guard Athlete of the Week honors. Perry drove the left side of the lane and put the shot off the glass with 2.7 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats to a 67-65 win on Friday and sole possession of first place in the 7A-West Conference standings. Perry led all scorers with 25 points and … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Coulters win Tweet of the Week

This week, we're taking a little different approach by giving fictitious (aka make believe) awards for each of the tweets that we highlight.

Of course, we're begin as we always do with the Tweet of the Week, which also could have won the award for the "Best HBD tweet" if it hadn't been filled with so much irony. (Note for readers over 40: "HBD" stands for Happy Birthday)

Fayetteville's Blake Coulter sent the tweet to his sister, Kylee Coulter. The irony is in the sad fact that Kylee — a University of Nebraska-Omaha basketball signee — underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. Also, … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High’s Martin jumps to Athlete of the Week honors

Rogers High junior Hannah Martin set the Class 5A-7A state girls indoor high jump record — twice.

During Saturday's meet at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Martin broke the record by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. She then raised the bar an inch and cleared 5-7 to break the record she had just set.

It broke the previous mark set 20 years ago by Fayetteville's Keely Yarbrough.

For her performance, Martin is the Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performances from the past week:

• Springdale Har-Ber’s relay team of De’Sire Perez, Kalyn … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week 2.7.17

Thanks to last week's signing day, there are far fewer recruiting-related tweets to post here.

Of course, there were dozens — if not more — of tweets from signing ceremonies and because there were too many to count, we're going to skip posting them all here.

Otherwise, we wouldn't have space for other awesome tweets, like this one from Springdale Har-Ber's Zane King. It was posted shortly after the New England Patriots rallied from a 25-point, third quarter deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI.

King's well-timed tweet was spot on, especially when considering how … Continue Reading ››