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.

Lady War Eagles Dealing With Injury

Rogers Heritage volleyball coach Sarah Miser has a different outlook than she did less than a week ago heading into Thursday's Cancer Challenge Jamboree at Bentonville.

That's because outside hitter Lindsay Glynn has been sidelined for an undetermined period with a sore right foot. The 5-foot-6 junior had earned a spot in the starting lineup with her steady attack, but now she's walking around with a boot on her right foot.

"I got a text from her Friday to let me know she is in a boot and the doctor was concerned she might have torn something," Miser said.

That leaves Miser and … Continue Reading ››

Q & A With Rogers Heritage Secondary Coach Cam Prock

Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.
Rogers Heritage secondary coach instructs a player during a recent practice.

Rogers Heritage assistant football coach Cam Prock began his 36th year of coaching this fall, but he's experiencing a first. Prock, long known for his work with offense will coach defensive backs for the War Eagles this season.

Prock spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator n at Rogers High, but moved over to Heritage late in the spring.

Q-How many different places have you been in your coaching … Continue Reading ››

Heritage Newcomer Shows Potential

Howie Stettmeyer hasn't been with the Rogers Heritage football team for long, but War Eagle coaches liked what they saw at this weekend's Southwest Elite 7-on-7 Showcase.

Stettmeyer, who has never played football and home-schooled, came to Heritage coaches just before the dead periodĀ  expressing a desire to play football.

The 6-foor-4, 220-pound senior-to-beĀ  started with the team on Monday, but Heritage coach Perry Escalante said he's already showing some positive flashes.

"He's getting better and better," Escalante said. "He's a big target. We've not had a lot of time to drill with him. But he's getting better running routes, that's the thing … Continue Reading ››

Some Double Duty Necessary For War Eagles

Rogers Heritage may be the Class 7A school, but War Eagles football coach Perry Escalante said he will still ask a few players to see action on both sides of the football on Friday night in the fall. "It won't be like get a drink and go right back out there," Escalante said. "It will be more like a series here or there. I think it's something we have to do. But it will be several we ask to take snaps on both sides of the ball." Joey Saucier, who will be a senior, did it a year ago, starting at receiver … Continue Reading ››

Offensive Line Looks Solid For Heritage

Rogers Heritage offensive line coach Jason Upton is still searching for a fifth starter as spring practice comes to a close, but he's in much better shape than a year ago. This time last year, Upton was only sure about one spot in his starting offensive line. That was senior Hunter Chasteen. Now, he's only looking for Chasteen's replacement at left tackle. Kevin Merlos, who will be a senior in the fall, takes over the reins from Chasteen as a leader of the group. In addition, Noah Madryga started as a sophomore and is penciled in for the fall. Brandon DeMello , who … Continue Reading ››

Some Positions Taking Shape For Heritage

Rogers Heritage football coaches are searching for replacements this spring for a large graduating senior class that helped the War Eagles to back-to-back playoff appearances. Heritage coach Perry Escalante likes what he's seen from some of the open positions the past couple weeks, but there are a couple of spots that are still concerns. One position that's a current problem is receiver. "We got a lot of guys out there, but not a lot of guys who can catch the football right now," Escalante said. "You're not a receiver if you can't catch it. You're wearing a helmet." Junior speedster Joey Saucier (5-11, 192 … Continue Reading ››

Tough Day For 7A-West

Defending Class 7A state champion Fayetteville is the only 7A-West Conference team is the only team left after the opening day of the state baseball tournament Friday. The Purple Bulldogs (29-3) won the regular-season title and earned a first-round bye, but coach Vance Arnold watched his league colleagues struggle offensively in going 0-4. Fayetteville will take on Little Rock Central at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Tigers blanked Springdale Har-Ber 3-0 behind Vanderbilt commit Joey Abraham's 2-hitter. League runner-up Rogers Heritage fell 4-1 to Cabot, while Bentonville was shut out 3-0 by North Little Rock's Preston Oberling. Rogers High took an early lead against Fort … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Sweeps Siloam Springs

Junior Kacey Murphy tossed a one-hitter and struck out 18 to lead Rogers Heritage to a 7-0 win over Siloam Springs in the first game of a 7A/6A-West Conference baseball doubleheader Tuesday night. The left-hander allowed only a leadoff single in the fourth inning and one walk in the game to improve to 4-1. He also went 2-for-3 with a run batted in. Colton Wetzler and Logan Easley also added two hits and two RBIs apiece for Heritage. The War Eagles (13-4, 6-2 7A/6A-West) completed the sweep with a 17-1 win in the nightcap. Wetzler (4-1) pitched three scoreless innings to earn the win … Continue Reading ››