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ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 7-13

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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As much as anything, social media gives people a voice on social trends and issues.

Our country is in the midst of the most divisive issue in Twitter's decade-long history.

We were hesitant to tackle tweets about the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in order to keep this space light and fun, but the election is what's on many people's minds as much, of not more, than the Arkansas high school football playoffs.

Now that Trump is President-elect, let's take a look at NWA coaches and players to offer their voice through the most thoughtful, inspiring and entertaining tweets.

But … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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No need to spend all day searching Twitter because we've already compiled the most intriguing, inspiring and entertaining tweets from Northwest Arkansas high school players and coaches into this simple list below.

The past week was filled with tons of great tweets and our search for more funny folks is ongoing, so if you have any suggested follows or a tweet worthy of consideration, always feel free to tag @NWACappy.

The Tweet of the Week comes from Bentonville West boys basketball coach Greg White, which comes as no surprise to anyone who follows Coach White because his Twitter game is always spot … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Finishes Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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Bentonville has been denied the opportunity to win a third consecutive MaxPreps Cup title this year.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ended Bentonville's run and claimed this year's claim to the nation's top athletic program. Jesuit finished with 1,122 points, while Bentonville had 958 points.

The MaxPreps Cup uses state championship performances and national rankings to determine the nation's top overall high school sports programs, and not all sports are used to determine this rankings. It is determined by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state level.

Points are also weighted, rewarding states that have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Trio Signs

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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From left, Springdale's Carson Johnson, Kyler Johnston and Nick Been were recognized in a signing ceremony at the school Tuesday.
From left, Springdale's Carson Johnson, Kyler Johnston and Nick Been were recognized in a signing ceremony at the school Tuesday.


Carson Johnson signed with junior-college power Connors State in November, but didn’t have his signing ceremony until after he graduated from Springdale High.

The senior infielder’s reasoning was simple. He wanted to wait to have the ceremony with his teammates.

That’s what Johnson did Tuesday, when he was recognized in … Continue Reading ››

Springdale athletes earn state, conference accolades

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.


Springdale had 14 spring-sport athletes who earned player of the year, all-state or all-conference recognition in baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and track and field.

In track and field, senior Ryann Goodsell was named … Continue Reading ››

State Finals at one site great for baseball fans

Walter Woodie

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.
Since 1999, thanks to the Arkansas Activities Association and its member schools, high school baseball fans will be in Nirvana this weekend. For the 18th straight season, baseball championships in all classifications will be played at one site. All but one (2011 at UCA’s Bear Stadium) of those years have been at Baum Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus. Soccer and softball will play their finals here as well. Just like football and basketball, playing the finals at one site gives fans across the state to see the best teams in each classification battle for a state championship. HereContinue Reading ››

Springdale’s Been commits to Bacone

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.
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Nick Been of Springdale hits a single on Monday March 14, 2016 during the game against Rogers Heritage at Veterans Park in Rogers.


Springdale senior center fielder Nick Been verbally committed to Bacone College on Friday.

Been chose the NAIA program in Muskogee, Okla., a day after RHP and teammate Kyler Johnston also announced his plans to continue … Continue Reading ››

7A West Baseball Report: Week 7

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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7A-West Hitting Leaders 7A-West Pitching Leaders conference standings Springdale High Shohn Doty and Springdale know the date, time and location of their first-round playoff game. Whether the Bulldogs (19-10) play Little Rock Catholic, Bryant or Conway at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday is still up in the air. Springdale is locked into the West’s No. 6 seed, but that trio of teams is still competing for the Central’s second seed, which won’t be … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Johnston commits to Bacone

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.
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COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston
COURTESY PHOTO — Springdale senior Kyler Johnston


Springdale senior Kyler Johnston verbally committed to Bacone College on Thursday afternoon.

The senior right-hander becomes Springdale’s second baseball player to commit or sign this year, joining infielder Carson Johnson, who signed with Connors State in November. Johnston will be joined at the Muskogee, Okla., school by teammate Payton Morris, who signed with the school’s wrestling program and also plans to walk on to the baseball team.

Johnston has been Springdale’s Tuesday starter in … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Baseball Report: Week 6

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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7A-West Hitting Leaders7A-West Pitching Leaders NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Joey Savin Fayetteville pitcher, is greeted by teammates after the final out against Rogers Hertage Monday, April 18, 2016 in Fayetteville. Savin held the War Eagles to one run on five hits in the Bulldogs 6-1 victory. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR
Joey Savin Fayetteville pitcher, is greeted by teammates after the final out against Rogers … Continue Reading ››