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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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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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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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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 ››

Q&A: Springdale PG TreShawn Gause

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 point guard TreShawn Gause recently picked up an Arkansas Tech offer after a busy summer playing AAU basketball.
Springdale High senior TreShawn Gause had a productive summer playing on the AAU basketball circuit for several teams, including the Arkansas Wings Select team.

The 5-foot-10 point guard picked up his first offer last week after impressing at an Arkansas Tech elite camp. He averaged 4.9 points as a junior while establishing himself as one of the top on-ball defenders in the  7A-West, but figures to play … Continue Reading ››

A Look At How AAA Proposals Might Finish

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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I have used the last four Sunday editions of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers to break down the proposals that school administrators will vote on during the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting with the governing body this year. That meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Now on the eve of this meeting, here's what I see about to take shape in our capital city: Proposal No. 1 — Volleyball Events Defined I don't see any reason why this shouldn't pass, and by an overwhelming margin. It simply gives the director of any regular-season volleyball tournament the opportunity to … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Guard Picks Up Offer

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 guard TreShawn Gause.
Another Springdale High guard earned a scholarship offer Friday.

Senior point guard TreShawn Gause picked up his first offer from Arkansas Tech after impressing coaches during the Wonder Boys’ elite camp in Russellville.

Gause averaged 4.9 points and 1.2 rebounds as a junior, a key member of Springdale’s state runner-up team. He spent the summer playing for various AAU teams, including the Arkansas Wings 17-and-under select team.

The 5-foot-10 class of 2015 prospect joins senior Chris Owens as Springdale guards with scholarship offers. … Continue Reading ››

Gravette Hires Springdale Assistant

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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New Gravette head basketball coach Greg White.
Gravette hired Springdale High assistant Greg White as its new boys basketball coach Monday night.

White takes over for Dustin Peters, who resigned July 14 after five years at the school to take the girls head coaching job at Scranton. White returns to a varsity head coaching position after spending five years in the Springdale school district, including the last three seasons as Springdale’s varsity assistant.

He developed and coached the senior class that led the Bulldogs to a state runner-up finish in … Continue Reading ››

Monk Scores 40 in AAU Game

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Malik Monk had another stellar performance in an AAU game Friday, scoring 40 points in the Arkansas Wings' 90-88 win in the Peach Jam.

The outing drew attention from ESPN basketball insider Jeff Goodman. Here are a few of his tweets.



Peters’ Resignation Leaves Vacancy At Gravette

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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Dustin Peters has elected to step down as Gravette's boys basketball coach in order to become the new girls basketball coach at Scranton.

Peters turned in resignation Monday morning at Gravette, where he had been the last five years. The Lions finished 20-9 last season under Peters, where they finished third in the 4A-1 Conference and reached the Class 4A North Region Tournament.

Peters said it was a family decision that swayed him to taking the new position.

"Ozark called and gave my wife a good job last year, and I want to be living with my wife and kids," Peters said. "It's … Continue Reading ››