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Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

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Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings

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Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.
Right now, I am just adding conference games only. Later in the year, I will add in the overall records. Conference play for Class 7A school in baseball, softball and soccer will start up again after spring break. 2017-03-18 7A Baseball Standings 2017-03-18 7A Soccer Standings 2017-03-18 7A softball standings

Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

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Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

Athlete of the Week: Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin

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Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin's dominating double-double vaulted the Lady Bulldogs into the Class 7A State Championship.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward was 5-of-7 from the floor to finished with 13 points in a 49-40 win over Little Rock Central. She also had a whopping 19 rebounds, including 11 of team’s 22 offensive boards, in only 20 minutes of action. In the quarterfinals, Franklin had 10 points.

For her effort, Franklin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performers and performances from the past week: Paige Devecsery, Farmington, junior right-hander pitched a complete-game one-hitter and … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 2017 season preview

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Paul Boyd is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers Heritage, as well as West Fork and Gentry.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
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Logan Easley of Rogers Hertage throws against Fayetteville Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs won 6-1.
COACH: Mitch Cameron.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 10-18 overall, 4-10 7A-West.

KEY PLAYERS: P/INF Logan Easley (Sr.), P/OF Dylan Qualls (Jr.), UT/P Noah Guill (Sr.), 1B/3B Kaleb Gavin (Sr.) TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Ben Pollock (Fresh.), INF Alec Almeda (Fresh.), OF Alex Nowak (Soph.). THE SKINNY: Heritage … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High 2017 Season Preview

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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McKayden Templeton, Rogers freshman reliever, pitches against Greenwood Friday March 4, 2016 during the game at Veterans Park in Rogers.
COACH: Matt Melson LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 19-8 overall, 9-5 7A-West. KEY PLAYERS: CF Grayson Lee (Sr.), P/INF McKayden Templeton (Soph.), 3B Max Horton (Sr.), C/OF Colin McWhorter (Jr.)., P Mason Mitchell (Sr.). TOP NEWCOMERS: INF Sal Jacobo (Fresh.), OF Quade … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville High 2017 Season Preview

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
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Bentonville's Bryce Davis safely steals second as the throw gets away from Fayetteville second baseman Quin Rudzinski on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Bentonville.
COACH Scott Gallagher LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 18-15, 8-6 7A-West KEY PLAYERS C Alex Blagg (5-10, 170, Sr.), SS/P Hayes Cox (5-10, 170), RHP/OF Jackson Sloan (6-3, 175, Sr.), Miller Pleimann (6-3, 175, Jr.), Teddy Asp (6-0, 170, … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High 2017 Season Preview

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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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COACH Todd Abbott (13th season — 214-138 overall; 107-63 conference)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt tries to get a handle on the ball as Fort Smith Southside's Spencer Plunkett slides into second base Monday April 4, 2016. Bentonville lost 5-1.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Bentonville's Kam'ron Mays-Hunt tries to get a handle on the ball as Fort Smith Southside's Spencer Plunkett slides into second base Monday April 4, 2016. Bentonville lost 5-1.


LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-9; 11-3 7A-West (conference champion; state quarterfinals)

KEY PLAYERS 2B/SS Justin Hines (Sr.); P Jacob … Continue Reading ››

Farmington 2017 Season Preview

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COACH Jay Harper

Farmington senior Tyler Gregg threw two no-hitters while posting 0.98 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 49.2 innings last season. He also led team in HRs (6) and RBIs (36). Photo by Mike Capshaw/NWADG
Farmington senior Tyler Gregg threw two no-hitters while posting 0.98 ERA with 82 strikeouts in 49.2 innings last season. He also led team in HRs (6) and RBIs (36). Photo by Mike Capshaw/NWADG
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 19-9, 7-7 5A-West

KEY PLAYERS Tyler Gregg (RHP, DH), Blake Putnam (2B), Trenton McChristian (CF), Ryan Larkin (3B), Ben … Continue Reading ››