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.

7A West Baseball Report

standings Rogers Heritage The War Eagles (6-16, 2-8 7A-West) lost back-to-back games to Bentonville West this week to slip into a tie for last place in the 7A-West Conference.

Heritage lost the games in diferent fashion. West scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to snatch the 5-4 win, while the Wolverines turned the second game into a rout, scoring 11 runs over the final two innings in the 17-3 win.

The War Eagles led 4-0 in the opener after three innings, but West scored two in the fifth, one in … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report

Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 11.02.52 AM standings Rogers High The Mounties (7-10, 2-6 7A-West) lost a tough 7A-West game at home in extra innings on Monday, but came back strong on Tuesday to notch a huge 5-1 win over then-co-leader Van Buren. "That's the rough thing, we haven't just been getting blown out," Rogers High coach Matt Melson said. "We've been close and you point to one or two simple things, controllable things. And we finally put a game together. "We got a … Continue Reading ››

7A West softball report

7A:5A SB Stat Leaders Week 2 Rogers High The Mounties bounced back from a tough loss to Van Buren on Monday in big way with a 15-0 win over Springdale High in three innings. Rogers (10-5, 6-1 7A-West) has reached the halway point of the league schedule in a three-way tie for first with Van Buren and Bentonville. However, the Lady Mounties face each of the other co-leaders on the road in the second half. Sarah Hulsey hit a grand slam on Tuesday and leads the Lady Mounties in several offensive categories. She … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report

7A-West BB Stat Leaders Week 2 Standings Fayetteville After a tumultuous preseason, the Bulldogs have been on a roll in 7A-West play. They’ve won seven straight games to get above .500 overall for the first time this season (10-9 overall, 5-1 7A-West). Four of those seven wins have been shutouts thanks to solid defensive play behind starting pitchers Hayes Cox and Miller Pleimann, who has thrown four consecutive one-hitters. This past week, Fayetteville swept Rogers High with Pleimann pitching the way to a … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Report

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 10.38.16 AM Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 10.38.38 AM Statistics are through Monday 4-4 games. Statistics provided by coaches. Rogers High The Lady Mounties (7-3, 4-0 7A-West Conference) snapped defending Class 7A state champion Bentonville's 37-game winning streak on Tuesday. While coach Mike Harper is pleased with the win, he's not going to make too much out of it. "Everybody feels good, we beat a good team and played well," Harper said. "I hope it gives us some confidence, but … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Softball Report

Bentonville High If Bentonville coach Kent Early had any concern about his team having a lull following spring break, it ended after three innings.

Early, however, said the week off probably did his players more good because it gave them a change to rest and regroup.

“The break is good for the kids because we use the term ‘grind,’” Early said. “We’ve been grinding since we won the state title. We came right back in the summer, and every one of these varsity kids and some of the JV kids came to the weight room four days a week.

“In the fall, we came … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Lady Mounties 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Aaron Crouch.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 9-11 overall, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Sienna Nealon (Sr.), Leslie Barrales (Soph.), Rosy Orellana (Sr.), Kendal Bittick (Sr.), Mary Treacy (Sr.), Emily Castro (Sr.), TOP NEWCOMERS: Mac Brace (Fresh.), Haley Arrick (Fresh.), Samantha Todd (Fresh.), Raquel Bujanda (Jr.), Maggie Folger (Fresh.). Syndey Figenskau (Sr.).

THE SKINNY: Aaron Crouch, who in his first year at Rogers and first season as a head coach, inherits a team that returns five starters. He's hopeful a strong off-season program in the fall will help prevent some injuries that plagued the Lady Mounties a year ago. Crouch said his seniors have been … Continue Reading ››