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 Har-Ber 2017 Season Preview

COACH Larry Lawson

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 8-20, 4-10 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS Aryn Scoggins (Sr.), P Cearra McPherson (Jr.), Brooklyn Morgan (Sr.), Chloe Wheeler (Sr.)

THE SKINNY Expectations for Har-Ber this spring are to build off of last season and become more and more competitive in each game this year. Consistency is a priority for Larry Lawson’s club. He will need big outings from junior pitcher Cearra McPherson on a regular basis and offensive production from seniors Aryn Scoggins, a Crowder signee, Brooklyn Morgan and Chloe Wheeler. Lawson feels there are a number of seniors on the roster that can contribute and keep Har-Ber … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Ashlee Friend

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 3-22, 1-13 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS INF Whitnee Patterson (Sr.), INF Braden Meredith (Jr.), OF Bethany Counts (Sr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS UTIL Maycee Trolinger (Fr.)

THE SKINNY Ashlee Friend’s Lady Red’Dogs are largely a young group, but have a handful of juniors and seniors ready to contribute and provide leadership this spring. Overall, Friend feels Springdale is in a good place and is excited to see how her team performs. Whitnee Patterson is the headliner in Springdale’s order. Patterson hit a two-run homer in Springdale’s loss to Gentry this week and Friend likes her power in the three spot. Braden … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High 2017 Season Preview

COACH Scott Johnson (first season)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 20-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS INF/RHP Andrew Roach (Sr.), RHP/OF Tyler Turner (Sr.), C Ben Roach (So.), 1B Ryne Whitaker (Sr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS RHP/OF Tanner Sargent (So.), Layne Hutchins (Jr.)

THE SKINNY Fresh off a 20-win season under former coach Shohn Doty, first-year coach Scott Johnson feels like his team is in a good place and getting Springdale baseball back to what it used to be. Johnson knows his club’s strong point will be starting pitching with Andrew Roach and Tyler Turner heading the staff. Roach was Springdale’s innings leader last season, going 5-3 in 10 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber 2017 Season Preview

COACH Ron Bradley

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-12, 10-4 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS OF/RHP Blake Adams (6-1, 180, So.), OF/LHP Caleb Kimbel (6-1, 210, Sr.), 2B/SS Blaze Brothers (5-8, 175, Jr.), 3B/P Caleb Grace (5-11, 175, Sr.), C Lincoln Rasmussen (6-1, 175, Sr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS 3B/IF Kirby Jenkins (6-0, 170, So.), P Landon McAlister (So.)

THE SKINNY Coming off back-to-back state semifinal appearances under Ron Bradley, Har-Ber is looking to finally get over the hump and into the state finals. The Wildcats are headlined by sophomore Blake Adams, a 2019 University of Arkansas baseball commit, as well as seniors Caleb Grace and Caleb Kimbel. Bradley says … Continue Reading ››

State Basketball Scores – Feb. 21

Tuesday state high school basketball scores:

THE TOP LINE: Bentonville West 63, Rogers High 53

Coach Greg White and Bentonville West are heading to the state tournament. In its first year of existence, West clinched a state tournament berth with its 10-point win against Rogers Tuesday.

Garrett Wilmot scored a game-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Wolverines clinch on the road.

Boys

Springdale Har-Ber 53, Van Buren 45 Fayetteville 40, Springdale High 32 Bentonville High 49, Rogers Heritage 34 Jacksonville 90, Searcy 53 Watson Chapel 50, Camden Fairview 40 El Dorado 61, Lake Hamilton 39 North Little Rock 70, Bryant 61 Conway 60, Little Rock Catholic 38 Morrilton 69, Clarksville … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber This Week

Little went right for Springdale Har-Ber Friday, and Fayetteville continued surging as the state tournament approaches, knocking off the conference-leading Wildcats 71-53 to cap the next to last week of conference action.

Har-Ber got 15 points from Ryan Taylor and 14 from Tyler Garrett, but Har-Ber shot just 28 percent (14/50) in the loss. Four Purple'Dogs reached double figures as they won their fourth straight game and clinched a spot in the state tournament.

Har-Ber still sits at 10-2 in league play and holds the tiebreaker over Bentonville. The Wildcats need two wins to claim the league's top seed in the playoffs … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High This Week

Jeremy Price's young Springdale team dropped its fifth straight game Friday, falling to Van Buren, 47-34, behind Jordan West's game-high 18 points.

The Red'Dogs currently sit on the outside looking into the state tournament as the final week of the regular season begins. At 6-18 and 3-9 in league play, Springdale is still only a game behind Bentonville West in the standings with two games left, though. They'll need luck on their side to get in.

The Lady Red'Dogs had another setback at home Friday, losing to Jamilyn Kinney and Van Buren, 52-32. Springdale struggled mightily offensively, especially in the first quarter. … Continue Reading ››

State Basketball Scores – Feb. 14

Tuesday state high school basketball scores:

THE TOP LINE: Springdale High girls 64, Bentonville High 61

Lady Red'Dogs senior Haley Dougan's 3-pointer as time expired lifted Springdale to a big win at Bentonville High Tuesday, avenging a January home loss to the Lady Tigers in similar fashion. Dougan scored 15 points, rebounding from a pair of scoreless games last week.

BOYS

7A-CENTRAL Bryant 61, FS Southside 31 FS Northside 64, Conway 52 LR Central 71, Cabot 62 North Little Rock 66, Catholic 38 7A-WEST Bentonville 54, Springdale 43 Fayetteville 58, Heritage 41 Springdale Har-Ber 72, Bentonville West 49 Van Buren 47, Rogers 38 6A/5A-1 Farmington 56, Russellville 47 Harrison 67, Alma 58 Siloam Springs 40, Greenwood 39 6A/5A-2 Greenbrier … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High Basketball – Week of Feb. 13

Heather Hunsucker's Lady Red'Dogs rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Springdale Har-Ber with a 60-45 win against Bentonville West. The win moves Springdale to 12-11 overall and 6-4 in 7A-West play.

Marquesha Davis led all scorers with 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting and seven rebounds. Jeniya Gause and Sarah Vogel each added 10 points in the win as well. A big week lies ahead of Springdale. Hunsucker will need contributions all around.

The Red'Dogs came up short twice last week against Har-Ber and Bentonville West at home. Springdale gave up a pair of double-digit leads to the Wildcats in a 55-49 … Continue Reading ››