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Class 7A Basketball Standings (with Likely State Tournament Seeds)

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.
2017-02-24 7A Basketball Standings
Here is my disclaimer - my numbers are unofficial. The athletic directors and AAA officials will make the final determinations as what the seeds are as well as settle any tiebreakers.
Having said there, here is what I have (unofficially) for seeds.
BOYS (in order of seeding) Central - North Little Rock, FS Northside, LR Central, Cabot, Conway, & Bryant. West - Springdale Har-Ber, Bentonville, Van Buren, Fayetteville, Rogers Heritage, & Bentonville West.
We have a couple of close tiebreakers in the 7A-Central Boys and the 7A-West Boys. In fact, the … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: Stanley adds scoring punch for Heritage

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Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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Heritage’s Stanley earns Athlete of the Week honors

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Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley hit the kind of shot many basketball players can only dream about.

It wasn’t a swish, like most would have envisioned, but it still got the job done.

Stanley, a junior shooting guard, banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the War Eagles to a 47-46 win against Bentonville West. The 6-foot-5, 175-pounder’s buzzer-beater and his 21-point performance during the win has earned him ARPreps.com Athlete of the … Continue Reading ››

State Basketball Scores – Feb. 21

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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Tuesday state high school basketball scores:

THE TOP LINE: Bentonville West 63, Rogers High 53

Coach Greg White and Bentonville West are heading to the state tournament. In its first year of existence, West clinched a state tournament berth with its 10-point win against Rogers Tuesday.

Garrett Wilmot scored a game-high 24 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the Wolverines clinch on the road.

Boys

Springdale Har-Ber 53, Van Buren 45 Fayetteville 40, Springdale High 32 Bentonville High 49, Rogers Heritage 34 Jacksonville 90, Searcy 53 Watson Chapel 50, Camden Fairview 40 El Dorado 61, Lake Hamilton 39 North Little Rock 70, Bryant 61 Conway 60, Little Rock Catholic 38 Morrilton 69, Clarksville … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville This Week

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Everything has rolled in Fayetteville’s favor the past two weeks of the basketball season.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville forward Brennon Lewis (top) collides with  Rogers guard R.J. Roberson Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the first half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
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Fayetteville forward Brennon Lewis (top) collides with Rogers guard R.J. Roberson Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the first half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
The Bulldogs have won … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber This Week

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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Little went right for Springdale Har-Ber Friday, and Fayetteville continued surging as the state tournament approaches, knocking off the conference-leading Wildcats 71-53 to cap the next to last week of conference action.

Har-Ber got 15 points from Ryan Taylor and 14 from Tyler Garrett, but Har-Ber shot just 28 percent (14/50) in the loss. Four Purple'Dogs reached double figures as they won their fourth straight game and clinched a spot in the state tournament.

Har-Ber still sits at 10-2 in league play and holds the tiebreaker over Bentonville. The Wildcats need two wins to claim the league's top seed in the playoffs … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High This Week

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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Jeremy Price's young Springdale team dropped its fifth straight game Friday, falling to Van Buren, 47-34, behind Jordan West's game-high 18 points.

The Red'Dogs currently sit on the outside looking into the state tournament as the final week of the regular season begins. At 6-18 and 3-9 in league play, Springdale is still only a game behind Bentonville West in the standings with two games left, though. They'll need luck on their side to get in.

The Lady Red'Dogs had another setback at home Friday, losing to Jamilyn Kinney and Van Buren, 52-32. Springdale struggled mightily offensively, especially in the first quarter. … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West This Week

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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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The magic number for Bentonville West's boys remains at one for now.

The Wolverines (11-14, 4-8) will earn their first berth to the Class 7A state tournament with one more win or one more Springdale High loss.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Cobe Muldrew of Bentonville West drives past Trey Costantini of Bentonville on Friday Jan. 27, 2017 during the game in Bentonville's Tiger Arena. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Cobe Muldrew of Bentonville West drives past Trey Costantini of Bentonville on Friday Jan. 27, 2017 during the game … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF  Seth Stanley (34) takes a shot    Wednesday Feb. 14 2017 for Rogers.
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Seth Stanley (34) takes a shot Wednesday Feb. 14 2017 for Rogers.
The War Eagles picked up a huge win at Bentonville West on Friday thanks to Seth Stanley's game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Heritage enters the final week of the regular season in fourth place in the 7A-West Conference standings.<br><br> Heritage (15-10, 7-5 7A-West) faces the two co-leaders this week, playing at Bentonville on Tuesday and … Continue Reading ››