All posts by Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers Heritage, as well as West Fork and Gentry.

Prep Volleyball Notebook: Week 8

Fayetteville The Lady Bulldogs are in third place in 7A-West play heading into Tuesday’s regular season finale against Van Buren at home.

Fayetteville lost out on locking up the No. 2 seed from the conference with a 3-2 loss at Springdale Har-Ber last week. The Lady Bulldogs lost the final set by a narrow 20-18 margin.

“I think a close loss is only bad if you don’t learn from it,” said Fayetteville coach Jessica Phelan. “We can go back and look at things we can do to get better and we can really pay attention to those things to get ready for the … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook: Week 7

  Rogers High Cross Country The Mounties and Lady Mounties have similar issues as they head down the home stretch of the season, coach Carlton Efurd said.<br><br> Both teams have a solid top three runners, but are still searching for a consistent fourth and fifth to compete at the top of the top of the conference and state.<br><br> "My top three girls are doing great," Efurd said. "But we've gotta  close the gap between three, four and five if we're going to compete with the Bentonville's and Fayetteville's of the world."<br><br> Freshman Ali Nachtigal, along with teammates Emily Efurd and Anna Jeffcoat have been solid … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville volleyball players honored for career milestones

Golden Ball Athletes often get caught up in looking at their own personal statistics, but that's not the case for Bentonville's Emma Palasak and Baylee Barganier.<br><br> Both passed career statistical milestones earlier this year — Palasak for 1,000 kills and Barganier for 1,000 assists — and didn't even know it. <br><br> They were honored Tuesday night  for their achievement and presented with golden volleyballs in a surprise ceremony prior to the Lady Tigers' volleyball match at Tiger Arena.<br><br> "They had no idea it was coming, very humble, very excited," Bentonville coach Michelle Smith … Continue Reading ››

Prep Volleyball Notebook: Week 7

VBstandings Springdale Har-Ber The two teams with the longest active win streak in the 7A-West meet Tuesday in Wildcat Arena. Har-Ber rolls into this week following a pair of wins last week, including one against conference-leading Bentonville at home. It is the second consecutive season Har-Ber has beaten a nationally ranked team on its home floor. “I knew we’d be young this year with different people, different personnel,” Har-Ber coach Shyrah Schisler said. “We may not be very big, but we’ve found ways to play big. You want to keep getting better and … Continue Reading ››