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.

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 ››