All posts by Mike Capshaw

Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.

Week 11 Notebook Class 5A and Below

screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-21-57-pm screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-22-28-pm   GREENLAND The Pirates finished 5-5 overall and 3-4 to take the No 5 seed from the 3A-1 Conference, but coach Lee Larkan isn’t pleased with the season as a whole. “We don’t really consider 5-5 and a fifth-place seed (as) a good season,” Larkan said. “I don’t even think a fifth seed should be in the playoffs. We’re not going to say the season was disaster, but in our minds, 5-5 is unacceptable.” Atkins (7-2-1) finished 6-1 to finish second in … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High’s Horton earns Athlete of the Week honors

Rogers senior Max Horton's performance in a 38-21 win over Springdale has earned him ARPreps.com's Athlete of the Week honors.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Max Horton, Rogers qaurterback, looks for a receiver in the second quarter against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 during the game in Whitey Smith Stadium in Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Max Horton, Rogers qaurterback, looks for a receiver in the second quarter against Springdale Har-Ber on Friday Sept. 23, 2016 during the game in Whitey Smith Stadium in Rogers.
Horton, a 6-foot-2, … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

No need to spend all day searching Twitter because we've already compiled the most intriguing, inspiring and entertaining tweets from Northwest Arkansas high school players and coaches into this simple list below.

The past week was filled with tons of great tweets and our search for more funny folks is ongoing, so if you have any suggested follows or a tweet worthy of consideration, always feel free to tag @NWACappy.

The Tweet of the Week comes from Bentonville West boys basketball coach Greg White, which comes as no surprise to anyone who follows Coach White because his Twitter game is always spot … Continue Reading ››

Week 10 Notebook Class 5A and Below

screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-40-31-pm screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-45-17-pm PRAIRIE GROVE Abshier offers players history lesson By winning at Lincoln on Friday, Prairie Grove has a chance to do something it hasn’t done since 2001: Finish 10-0 in the regular season.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
That 2001 squad is the … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com Tweets of the Week Oct. 24-30

We're only scratching the surface of the best tweets from NWA players and coaches, so please help us help make this even better by tagging @NWACappy with the next great tweet you see from one of your friends or coaches.

We thank players like Springdale quarterback Layne Hutchins for his support, and are biased in choosing this as the Tweet of the Week:

layne-hutchins We love tweets like this one from Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury, even if it actually appeared in our sister paper, the Pea Ridge Times. Jakota always has … Continue Reading ››

FULL BOX: SHILOH CHRISTIAN 37, GRAVETTE 0

After receiving official statistics from the game film, Shiloh Christian dominated every aspect of the game during a 37-0 victory against Gravette. It was the Saints' second consecutive shutout, which hasn't happened since 2006, according to SCS supporter Clif Anderson. It was senior night at Champions Stadium and senior Jace Herman had a whale of a game while wearing No. 41 in honor of injured classmate Lorenzo Lopez. Herman tied for the team lead with seven tackles, including a whopping six tackles for loss and two sacks. Senior Broc Berus also had six tackles, including one for a loss, a sack, a … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Minchew earns Athlete of the Week honors

Springdale High two-way starter Jayden Minchew was all over the field during a 39-12 win at Van Buren on Friday. The 6-foot, 185-pounder caught five passes for a team-high 81 yards and he also led team with 15 tackles from his free safety position.

Springdale WR/DB Jayden Minchew
Springdale WR/DB Jayden Minchew
Minchew's performance helped snap a three-game losing streak for the Bulldogs as they improved to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in 7A-West play.

Here's a look at other top performers from Week 8:

BROC BERUS, … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week Oct. 17-23

Welcome to our second installment of ARPreps.com's Tweets of the Week.

In case you missed our first offering, click here.

In case you're not sure what he heck this is all about, it's all the best tweets from the past week from prep players and coaches in Northwest Arkansas. It's for entertainment purposes only and we'll only consider tweets that are 100 percent positive — although a little lighthearted trash talking between rivals can make the cut, too.

Just a quick note: We've tweaked it a little as far as the dates go, so each week now will run Monday-Sunday.

For the second … Continue Reading ››