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Springdale High 2017 Season Preview

Scottie Bordelon

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.
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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

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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.
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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 ››

Fayetteville This Week

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Three More

The Lady Bulldogs (27-2), winners of 19 straight, are three wins away from a state championship. They won the 7A-West with the program’s ninth undefeated conference championship run. They earned a bye into the quarterfinals and will take on the Conway (4th-Central)/Springdale Har-Ber (5th-West) winner at 4 p.m. on Friday.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville wing Grayce Spangler (3) reaches to score over Springdale guard Destiny Jackson (12) Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during the first half in Bulldog Arena. Spangler hit a 3-pointer that began a 16-0 run to close out last Friday's 47-38 come-from-behind … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Rogers High this week

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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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The Lady Mounties rallied from a big halftime deficit to claim a 53-49 road win against Springdale High on Friday to grab the No. 3 seed in this week's state tournament..<br><br> Rogers High (17-10, 9-5 7A-West) will take on Mount St. Mary on Thursday afternoon at 1 in a first-round state tournament matchup in Van Buren..<br><br> The Rogers boys failed to qualify for the state tournament and finished 7-20 overall and 0-14 in the league..<br><br> The Rogers High springs sports kick off this week as the baseball team hosts Alma on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. The Lady Mounties softball team is slated to … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Schedules (Baseball, Softball, Soccer)

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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.
With the State Basketball Tournaments getting underway this week, so are spring sports as baseball, softball and soccer start their regular season. In two weeks, conference games will be underway in Class 7A. Here are the schedules for both 7A Conference (Central and West) in baseball, softball and soccer (Boys and Girls are separate files). Good luck to the teams this season. 2017 7A Softball conference schedule 2017 7A Baseball conference schedule 2017 7A … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Rogers High this week

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

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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/ANDY SHUPE Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
The Lady Mounties basketball team enter the final week of … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville’s Coulters win Tweet of the Week

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This week, we're taking a little different approach by giving fictitious (aka make believe) awards for each of the tweets that we highlight.

Of course, we're begin as we always do with the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week, which also could have won the award for the "Best HBD tweet" if it hadn't been filled with so much irony. (Note for readers over 40: "HBD" stands for Happy Birthday)

Fayetteville's Blake Coulter sent the tweet to his sister, Kylee Coulter. The irony is in the sad fact that Kylee — a University of Nebraska-Omaha basketball signee — underwent knee surgery on Tuesday. Also, … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week 2.7.17

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Thanks to last week's signing day, there are far fewer recruiting-related tweets to post here.

Of course, there were dozens — if not more — of tweets from signing ceremonies and because there were too many to count, we're going to skip posting them all here.

Otherwise, we wouldn't have space for other awesome tweets, like this one from Springdale Har-Ber's Zane King. It was posted shortly after the New England Patriots rallied from a 25-point, third quarter deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI.

King's well-timed tweet was spot on, especially when considering how … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week 1.31.17

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Also known as "National Signing Day," Wednesday marks the beginning of the week-long national signing period. That's crowded Twitter timelines more than usual with visits, offers and pledges for the past few weeks.

We'll get to all of those in a bit.

But first, the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove junior softball player Ali Edgar. She's been a regular with her witty tweets, but this one was extra funny — especially because she's tweeting about a teacher named "Mileham." That may be Tigers baseball coach Chris Mileham, which makes the exchange even more comical:

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Tweets of the Week: W2.17

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With national signing day just around the corner on Feb. 1, we've got several exciting recruiting-related tweets to get to, so we're diving right into the other top tweets from the past week.

Besides, no one really reads all the usual jibber jabber blah blah blah that typically leads this thing off.

This week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove softball player Madison Brockman.

It's simple, but simply perfection. Well, other than the minor grammatical hiccup. (Madison, because your thief is unknown, it should be "whomever.")

But who (or is it whom?? smh) friggin' cares. This is Twitter, not English 101 … Continue Reading ››