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BOYS: Rogers Heritage 65, Gentry 35

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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ROGERS — Rogers Heritage rode three solid scoring options to the best season in school history a year ago and the War Eagles used a similar recipe en route to a win over Gentry in a senior boys basketball benefit game Tuesday in War Eagle Arena.

Senior Connor Hirsh poured in a game-high 21 points, while Lexus Hobbs and Dane Olsen added 12 each as Heritage rolled to a 65-35 win.

The War Eagles scored the last seven points of the second quarter to claim a 36-21 halftime lead, then applied the knockout punch with a 9-0 spurt early in the third quarter.

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GIRLS: Rogers Heritage 55, Gentry 44

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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ROGERS — Rogers Heritage used a third-quarter 3-point barrage to pull away from Gentry en route to a 55-44 win over the Lady Pioneers in a senior girls basketball benefit game Tuesday night in War Eagle Arena.

Senior Emilie Jobst poured in a game-high 24 points, but she and teammate Sara Giesen combined to hit five 3-pointers in a 15-5 Heritage run to take control in the third quarter.

Gentry’s Rachel Lawrence drilled one of her five 3-pointers to start the second half and pull the Lady Pioneers into a 24-24 tie. But Jobst and Giesen took over to help Heritage pull away.

Giesen, … Continue Reading ››

The 7A-West’s 15 Best Perimeter Players

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 BKB-SILOAM-BENT
Bentonville's Malik Monk is a consensus top-10 player nationally in the class of 2016.
The 7A-West will be a deep, competitive league this season, thanks in large part to a wealth of talented perimeter players in the conference.

Here’s a look at some of the best.

1. MALIK MONK

Bentonville — Junior — 6-4

No. 1 is a no-brainer when he’s a consensus top-10 player nationally.

Monk combines NBA-level athleticism with an ever-improving skill set and ability as a playmaker. Bentonville lost its other top two guards from last … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Basketball Primer

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 BKB-BENT-HERT
Bentonville guard Malik Monk.
It’s finally November and high school basketball is only a few weeks away.

Here’s an early school-by-school breakdown of 7A-West boys teams as season openers get closer.

BENTONVILLE TIGERS

Bentonville-Tigers

2013-14 Record: 19-6 Conference: 12-2 (T-1st) State: Semifinals

Returning Starters: 3

Key Returnees G Malik Monk, Jr., 6-3 (22.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 70 3-pointers) F Tyler Robinson, Jr., 6-4 (5.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 60.4% FG) F Daniel Head, Sr., 6-3 (2.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 55% FG) F Ben Smith, Sr., 6-9 (4.6 … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Basketball Schedules & Rosters

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 senior Chris Owens and junior Kierra Lang.
Here's a look at Springdale High's boys and girls basketball schedules and rosters with the upcoming season less than a month away.

BULLDOG SCHEDULE

Sat., Nov. 15: Gravette (Benefit Game), 7 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 18: Shiloh Christian, 7 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 22: at Mountain Home, 5:30 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 25: at Russellville, 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 4: Texas High (Fayetteville Bulldog Classic), 4 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 5: Kickapoo, Mo./Little Rock Hall winner/loser (Fayetteville Bulldog Classic), TBA Sat., Dec. 7: TBA (Fayetteville Bulldog Classic), TBA Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 11-13: Blue … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville, Wheeler To Clash In Florida

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's boys basketball team has drawn Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler as its first-round opponent at the 42nd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic.

The game is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Central time on Dec. 19 at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. Tournament officials announced the field for the 17-team championship bracket and the first-round games last week.

Wheeler had a 29-6 record last year and finished the season as the Georgia Class 6A state runnerup. Its head coach is Doug Lipscomb, who will make his third trip to this tournament in the past eight seasons.

The Wildcats are … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Boys Must Adjust Basketball Schedule

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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High school basketball season is less than two months away, and Bentonville's boys coach Jason McMahan is still adjusting his team's schedule.

Moving games around is nothing new to basketball coaches, particularly when winter weather causes its share of problems, but this isn't a weather-related change.

McMahan announced earlier Monday that the Tigers have been invited to play in the 42nd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic, which will be played Dec. 18-23 in Fort Myers, Fla.

"It was just something we couldn't pass up," McMahan said Monday afternoon. "We will be going against some of the big schools that you hear about … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Desiree Mack

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 VBH-SDALE MACK
Springdale junior Desiree Mack.
  Springdale High two-sport standout Desiree Mack is poised for a big junior year after a busy summer.

Mack traveled to Minnesota to compete in the USA Nationals volleyball tournament and also made trips to Las Vegas and Atlanta for AAU basketball. She is receiving volleyball interest from LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss and others, with basketball interest from Arkansas.

Mack and the Springdale volleyball team open up the season at home against Shiloh Christian on Monday. Check out a feature on Mack, recently named a team … Continue Reading ››

Forecasting The Future Of Springdale’s HOF

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 BKB SDALE F4
Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.
Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.

The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins and Meagan Pless-Anderson, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.

The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››

Q&A: Springdale SG Chris Owens

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 BKB-SDALE-HARB
Springdale senior shooting guard Chris Owens has offers from Oral Roberts and UAFS with interest from around 10 other Division I programs.
Springdale High senior Chris Owens’ recruitment took off this summer as he picked up an offer from Oral Roberts and interest from around 10 other Division I schools.

  The 6-foot-3 shooting guard got exposure playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team in the prestigious Nike EYBL this summer, an experience that featured several breakout games off the bench, including twice scoring 17 points and chipping in a … Continue Reading ››