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.

Rogers Heritage volleyball preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ¥ @NWATONYR Brooklynn Head (27) Rogers Heritage sophomore defends a shot from Jessie Davis (16) Springdale High junior Thursday Sept. 1, 2016 in Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale.
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Brooklynn Head (27) Rogers Heritage sophomore defends a shot from Jessie Davis (16) Springdale High junior Thursday Sept. 1, 2016 in Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale.
ROGERS — Lady War Eagles coach Lindsey Biocic may not have a very experienced team this season, but she likes their work ethic to this point.<br><br> Biocic returns five … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage tennis preview

Emily Dillard returns as the Lady War Eagles tennis coach this season after stepping away from coaching for a year. She has a solid core four returning, even though none are seniors.<br><br> Junior Annie Stribling will likely play No. 1 singles. She caught Dillard's eye even as a freshman. The quartet of Stribling, Abby Snipes, Bernice Portal and Emily Gilchrist are four experienced players, who were on the team when Dillard coached two years ago.<br><br> "Rachel Grom is one who has caught my eye in summer practices," Dillard said. "She's a freshman. I think that means a lot to show that commitment, … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High tennis preview

The Rogers High Lady Mounties may return just one player who qualified for the state tournament, but that hasn't dampened coach Matt Fulton's enthusiasm for this year's group.<br><br> Junior Brittany Matthews qualified for the state tournament in singles last year, but should pair nicely with freshman Caroline Long at No. 1 doubles this season, Fulton said. <br><br> Junior Erica Jaggernauth, who moved to Rogers over the summer from Bixby, Okla., will likely play No. 1 singles. Senior Cameron Barr and three-year litter winner Kayla Haddock will also figure prominently high in the lineup.<br><br> Several talented freshman will also play key roles, too, , … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage golf preview

Jacob Winkel became Rogers Heritage's first golfer to qualify for the Overall State Golf Tournament last season, but now coach Jay Gilstrap is hoping his team can become a contender as well.<br><br> Senior Matt Cochran and junior Logan Rumsey are the lone holdovers, who played in the top five a year ago. Gilstrap is also excited about several underclassmen, who could develop into top flight golfers.<br><br> "Matt's a lefty, who's got a great personality for the game," said Gilstrap, who starts his 10th season with the War Eagles boys and 28th as a golf coach. "Logan is a player I saw as … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High golf preview

Rogers High boys golf coach Marcus Alexander can't help but be excited for the upcoming season. The Mounties return four of their top five and the lone newcomer posted the low score at the recent Springdale Bulldog Invitational.<br><br> Freshman Andrew Fakult fired a five-under par67 to earn medalist honors and lead the Mounties to the team victory as well with NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Trevor Brunson of Rogers watches his tee shot Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during play at Springdale Country Club. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the match.Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report

5A:7A BB Leaders Week 4   standings Fayetteville The postseason picture is clear for the Purple’Dogs: Win one, and they’re No. 1.

With two games remaining in 7A-West play, Fayetteville remains atop the league standings with a 10-2 record.

Fayetteville has a nonconference tune-up at home against Stillwater, Okla., at 4:30 p.m. on Friday before wrapping up conference play with two games against Van Buren beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Bulldogs Stadium.

Van Buren (8-3 in 7A-West) has a make-up game today against Springdale … Continue Reading ››