All posts by Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.

Springdale High 37, Conway 30 w/Stats

Springdale High avenged last season's playoff lost to Conway on the road Friday night, beating the Wampus Cats 37-30. The Bulldogs were led by receiver Kyler Willams, who caught seven passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Erick Mendez had a solid night also, rushing 28 times for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Layne Hutchins, in his high school debut, threw for 179 yards and three scores without a turnover. The Springdale defense also held Conway in check on the ground. The Wampus Cats rushed for 27 yards on 15 carries, and turned the ball over four times, three through … Continue Reading ››

Recap: Springdale Har-Ber 47, Fort Smith Southside 0 w/Stats

SPRINGDALE – Springdale Har-Ber started fast and let its defense carry it Friday night, opening the season with a 47-0 drubbing of Fort Smith Southside at Wildcat Stadium. Har-Ber took the lead on the Mavericks' first offensive play from scrimmage when defensive back Brock Pounders returned Southside's Graves Schmidly's pass 23 yards for a touchdown 10 seconds into the game. Har-Ber forced three turnovers and gave up just 25 yards of offense in the opening 24 minutes The Wildcats led 33-0 at halftime and cruised. It is the first time Southside has been shutout in a game since Oct. 23, 2015 – … Continue Reading ››

NWA Football Report

Bentonville High Scrimmage opens Tigers' eyes Bentonville coach Jody Grant said last week's scrimmage against Siloam Springs opened their eyes and brought up some things the Tigers needed to address before Friday's season opener against Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst. "We've worked on protecting our quarterback a little better," Grant said. "We realized there were some issues there. "I thought we ran the ball pretty good in the scrimmage. That is an emphasis that we really want to be good at, so we've had a refocus in that area." Grant said the team has also addressed issues that has plagued Bentonville during early games in previous … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville/Siloam Springs and Springdale Har-Ber/NLR Scrimmages

Thursday was a big scrimmage night at Springdale Har-Ber as four teams – North Little Rock, Siloam Springs, Bentonville High and Har-Ber – all saw action just eight days away from the official opening of the season. Following split-field scrimmages for the first hour-and-a-half, the fun really began, pitting Bentonville against Siloam Springs and North Little Rock with Har-Ber. Here is a recap of the Bentonville-Siloam Springs scrimmage: It was relatively clear from the jump Bentonville was too … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Volleyball Preview

When Shyrah Schisler took over the Springdale Har-Ber volleyball program, she wanted to institute a toughness about her girls, and a no-excuses type team. She's done just that. Last season was, literally, a banner year for the Lady Wildcats, finishing as the 7A runner-up with a 28-6-1 record. Har-Ber had to leap certain hurdles to get to the state finals, and Schisler couldn't have been more proud of her group. "As far as I know we had not beaten Bentonville for several years before I got here," she said. "Beating them in the semifinals last year was great for us. They're such … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Tennis Preview

Historically, Fayetteville has been known to produce state championship-level boys tennis teams, but coach Darin Phelan has that same feeling about the Lady Purple'Dogs this year. In 2016, he plans to send to the courts one of the strongest girls teams he's had since he's been coaching to compete for conference and possibly state championships. "I'm really excited about the girls program," he said. "We've got a chance to do something fun." Phelan has a solid group of returning players ready to make a run at a state title. Highlighting the team is his No. 1 player from last season, Cam Cupelli. … Continue Reading ››