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Tweets of the Week: Sainsbury’s Back, Back Again

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After a few weeks away from the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week spotlight, Pea Ridge's Jakota Sainsbury has returned with a bullet.

Sainsbury was a regular tweet of the week winner back when he was throwing touchdown passes for the Blackhawks' 4A state runner-up football team. He even became the first back-to-back tweet of the week winner back on Dec. 12. did make a few appearances here and there throughout basketball season, but the junior hadn't put out any tweets — that caught our eye anyway — that were worthy of the top spot.

He doesn't play basketball, so perhaps that … Continue Reading ››

State Well-Represented In MaxPreps Cup Standings

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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as 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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Three Arkansas schools have made their way into the top 10 in the MaxPreps Cup standings upon completion of the winter sports. 3/11/17 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and their team hold up the trophy after defeating North Little Rock during their Class 7A State Championship Basketball game Saturday in Hot Springs. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON
Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Stumbaugh sisters sizzle

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Sibling shenanigans is the topic of this week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week. Springdale Har-Ber's do-everything track athlete Olivia Stumbaugh celebrated National Siblings Day by sharing a video of big sis Payton Stumbaugh, a four-time All-American sprinter at the University of Arkansas, apparently attacking her screaming lil' sis with bacon grease.

Hopefully, it wasn't hot outta the fryin' pan. On a side note, research has shown bacon grease, when used as a perfume, may help attract boys: Runner-Up Elkins … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh’s Enos wrecks Tweets of the Week

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Shiloh Christian's Lia Enos lived a sophomore experience most enjoy: Getting a driver's license.

However, Enos' enjoyment quickly came crashing down when her first day driving resulted in her first automobile accident. For her hard-luck, bittersweet day — and for sharing it on social media — Enos earned ARPreps.com's Tweet of the Week honors:

Elkins' Colten Vaught, who's always an entertaining person to follow on Twitter, had two tweets worthy … Continue Reading ››

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 …

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 ››