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Boys: Rogers 68, Prairie Grove 29

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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ROGERS — Rogers High was a different team Tuesday night.

Just 24 hours after suffering an 18-point loss at Huntsville, the Mounties dished it out and Prairie Grove was on the receiving end.

Rogers scored the game’s first 11 points and the Mounties never looked back in posting a 68-29 victory over the Tigers. Ten different Rogers players scored with Josh Boaz leading the way with 13 points while Milacio Freeland added 10. Carson McCullough and George Black both added eight points each for the Mounties (2-1).

“Very proud of our guys,” said Rogers coach Wayne Herren. “I liked how we played hard. … Continue Reading ››

Springdale-Russellville Notes + Observations

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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Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s basketball trip to Russellville. The Lady Bulldogs won 64-51 to improve to 2-0, while the Bulldogs lost 64-51 to drop to 2-1.

GIRLS

  • Springdale was stuck in cruise control in this one for the better part of three quarters before turning it on and blowing Russellville out. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 15-13 after a quarter, led just 32-30 at halftime and trailed 40-38 midway through the third. Some of that may have had to do with the start of the game being delayed more than 30 minutes because the … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Russellville 64, Springdale 51

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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Andy Campbell and Kentrell Scott each scored 19 points to lead Russellville to a 64-51 victory Thursday night.

The Cyclones (0-2) built a lead early in the second quarter and Springdale (2-1) couldn’t catch up.

The Bulldogs struggled early to solve Russellville’s zone defense, which focused on slowing Springdale senior Chris Owens. And when they were able to get into a better flow offensively, they didn’t get stops as Campbell and Kris Patrick, who finished … Continue Reading ››

Girls Basketball: Springdale 64, Russellville 51

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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RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville led midway through the third quarter before Springdale High junior guard Kierra Lang helped wake Springdale up and led the Lady Bulldogs to a 64-51 win Tuesday night.

Lang scored nine of her 16 points during a 24-1 Springdale run spanning the latter stages of the third quarter and an early portion of the fourth. The run included 17 straight Lady Bulldog points and turned a 40-38 deficit into a big lead.

But maybe more important was Lang’s defense on Russellville guard Alyssa Owens during the run. Owens scored all 18 of her points in the second and third quarters … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 48, Mountain Home 34

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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Seniors Chris Owens and TreShawn Gause combined for 39 points to lead Springdale High to a 48-34 road victory at Mountain Home on Saturday.

Owens scored 10 of his game-and season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, while Gause finished with 11 points as the Bulldogs (2-0) cruised to the double-digit victory. Springdale led 23-9 at halftime.

The Bulldogs play at Russellville on Tuesday.

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Girls Basketball: Springdale 52, Mountain Home 31

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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Springdale High jumped out to a 17-3 lead after one quarter and 12 Lady Bulldogs scored in a season-opening 52-31 win at Mountain Home on Saturday afternoon.

Senior guard Ja'Vonda Daniels was the only Springdale player to score in double figures, knocking down two 3-pointers and finishing with a game-high 14 points as the Lady Bulldogs (1-0) showcased their depth in the blowout. Junior post Ryann Goodsell and sophomore post Precious Brown each scored six points.

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Two of State’s Best on Display in Bentonville

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Two of Arkansas' top basketball players took the court in Bentonville Thursday night.

In the girls' game, Conway's Jordan Danberry scored a career-high 37 points in the Wampus Cats' 92-89 overtime win over Bentonville.

After scoring 16 first-half points, the Arkansas commit began the second half with a pair of air balls, forcing Conway head coach Ashley Nance to pull her out of the game.

The four-minute break paid off, as Danberry scored five points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth.

Her 14-point second half included a three-pointer under the one-minute mark and a pair of free throws that tied the … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 76, Conway 55

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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BENTONVILLE — Jason McMahan just wanted Bentonville's boys basketball team to go out and have a little fun during Thursday's benefit game against Conway.

Malik Monk listened and provided most of the first-half thrills as the Tigers rolled to a 76-55 victory in Tiger Arena. Monk scored 21 of his 25 points in the first half, including an alley-oop dunk on a pass from Trent Carter and another breakaway slam.

"That's obviously what he can do so well: attack and get to the basket," McMahan said. "Our offense starts with him."

Conway did manage to keep things close throughout the first half as … Continue Reading ››

OT: Springdale-Shiloh Notes + Observations

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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AN BKH-SHILOH-SDALE
Springdale senior guard Tyler Tutt.
Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s 68-39 win over Shiloh Christian in its season opener.

  • Springdale played really well for about 20 minutes in this one, not so great in the second quarter and first four minutes of the third. But all in all, it was a solid performance for a season opener and provided glimpses of what this team can be.


  • Senior Chris Owens was dominant on the offensive end. He made his game-high 24 points look easy. And he … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 68, Shiloh Christian 39

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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AN BKH-SHILOH-SDALE
Springdale's Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points against Shiloh Christian.
SPRINGDALE — Springdale High senior all-state guard Chris Owens scored a game-high 24 points to spark the Bulldogs to a convincing 68-39 season-opening win over Shiloh Christian in Bulldog Gym.

Owens was assertive and efficient on the offensive end, hitting 9 of 17 shots to lead a Springdale team that returns only three contributors from its state runner-up team a year ago.

Owens scored 13 of his points in the opening quarter as the Bulldogs (1-0) jumped out to … Continue Reading ››