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Greatest Pros No. 9: Sidney Moncrief

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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bucks20,spt,kas,19. Sidney Moncrief Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

High School: Little Rock Hall

College: Arkansas

Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (1979-90); Atlanta Hawks (1990-91)

Notable: Two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year; five-time NBA All-Star; jersey No. 4 is retired by the Milwaukee Bucks

Many people in Arkansas remember Moncrief as one of “The Triplets” that led Arkansas to the 1978 Final Four, but he also had a successful NBA career.

He was the back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year in 1983 and 1984 and played in the All-Star game five times.

Moncrief averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per … Continue Reading ››

Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?

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 had the opportunity Friday morning to spend a couple of hours in Farmington, where I spoke with athletic director Brad Blew and coaches Mike Adams, Beau Thompson and Brad Johnson about the school's upcoming move to Class 5A status. Farmington has played its final game in the 4A-1 Conference and will be a member of the 5A-West Conference when classes resume in August. One of the dramatic changes Farmington faces will be the lack of a natural rival in the new league, basically because it's so spread out throughout about one-fourth of the state. Farmington's new conference foes range in distance … Continue Reading ››

SHS Male Athlete of the Semester: D.J. Evans

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's D.J. Evans (22) soars to the basket avoiding Northside's Stephon Barron (24) Senior D.J. Evans is the NWA Media Springdale High Male Athlete of the Semester for the spring 2014 semester. Evans was the heart and soul of Springdale's state runner-up basketball team this spring. Chris Owens emerged as a go-to scorer and Tereke Eckwood saved the Bulldogs with clutch play multiple times, but Evans made Springdale go. He was the most electric player on the court most of the … Continue Reading ››

Owens Picks Up Basketball, Football Offers

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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  Chris Owens (Springdale 24) flies past the Northside defense and lays it in. Chris Owens picked up his first Division I basketball offer and his first football offer in a span of 24 hours. The Springdale High 6-foot-3 shooting guard was offered a basketball scholarship by Oral Roberts on Friday afternoon. The class of 2014 prospect picked up the offer shortly after visiting ORU earlier this month. Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Owens Visits Oral Roberts

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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Chris Owens (Springdale 24) flies past the Northside defense and lays it in. Springdale High shooting guard Chris Owens traveled across the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line for a college visit Wednesday. The 6-foot-3 class of 2015 prospect visited Oral Roberts, making the trip to Tulsa to check out the Summit League program coached by head coach Scott Sutton and assistant Sean Sutton, sons of former Arkansas and Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton. The Golden Eagles have made five NCAA Tournament … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Owens Drawing SEC Interest

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 FBH-SDALE SPRING GAME Springdale High rising senior Chris Owens is already drawing interest from multiple Division I basketball programs. He added an SEC football program to the list Tuesday when Ole Miss stopped by the school to meet with the 6-foot-3 cornerback. Owens finished his junior season with 29 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. He will also … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Duo Competing in EYBL

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 High rising senior guards Chris Owens and Tereke Eckwood have a chance to showcase their skills against the best talent in the nation this spring and summer. The Class of 2015 duo is playing AAU basketball for some of the top teams in the country in the 17-and-under circuit of the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). Owens is playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team, while Eckwood is a new … Continue Reading ››

Monk scores 59 in AAU game

Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Online Sports Editor at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, NWA Media
Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
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Malik Monk (Bentonville) The legend of Bentonville guard Malik Monk is growing fast. Monk scored 59 points Saturday for the Arkansas Wings. He made 15 of 27 field goal attempts, including 10 of 18 attempts from 3-point range in the Wings' 98-91 loss to All Ohio Red at Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League in Sacramento, Calif. The sophomore also made 19 of 23 free throw attempts and grabbed 9 rebounds while playing 39 minutes. Monk is already considered one of the top recruits nationally. He has offers from Kansas, Florida, Baylor and homestate Arkansas. NWA Media … Continue Reading ››