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State, Regional Tournament Sites Selected

Henry Apple

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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 following is the list of schools that earned rights to host regional and state tournaments for winter, spring and some fall sports following Thursday's selection meeting at the Arkansas Activities Association's office in North Little Rock.

Not all tournaments received bids, and the AAA will fill those vacancies at a later date.

Basketball

Region, Feb. 22-25; State, Feb. 27-March 4

Class 7A

State: Van Buren

Class 6A

State: Lake Hamilton

Class 5A

State: Magnolia

Class 4A

North Region: West Fork

South Region: Nashville

East Region: Cave City

State: Nashville

Class 3A

Region 1: Charleston

Region 2: Rose Bud

Region 3: Riverside

Region 4: Prescott

State: Bald Knob

Class 2A

North: Carlisle

South: Magnet Cove

West/Central: Pangburn

State: Quitman

Class 1A

Region 1: Omaha

Region 2: Calico Rock

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School Bidders Announced For Tourneys

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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 following is a list of schools that have submitted bids to the Arkansas Activities Association to host state or regional tournaments for this winter, spring and some fall events. The AAA will announce which schools will earn the right to host these tournaments at 2 p.m. Thursday at its office in North Little Rock.

Not all tournaments received bids, and the AAA will fill those vacancies at a later date.

Basketball

Region, Feb. 22-25; State, Feb. 27-March 4

Class 7A

State: Van Buren

Class 6A

State: Lake Hamilton

Class 5A

State: Magnolia

Class 4A

North: Ozark, West Fork

South: Nashville

East: Cave City

State: Nashville

Class 3A

Region 1: Charleston, Jessieville, Mansfield

Region 2: Rose Bud

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A new date or a new home for cross country?

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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Will the Arkansas high school cross country championships be moved to a new day or a new location? The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn - Bentonville's Johnathan Prince (125), and Jessieville's Noah Eskew (808) push to the finish in the Lake Hamilton Invitational cross country meet at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Prince came in first and Eskew second. The Sentinel-Record/Mara Kuhn - Bentonville's Johnathan Prince (125), and Jessieville's Noah Eskew (808) push to the finish in the Lake Hamilton Invitational cross country meet at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, … Continue Reading ››

ALL-NWADG FALL STARS ANNOUNCED

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Sports Editor at NWA Media
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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The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette released its annual All-NWADG teams for volleyball, cross country, tennis and golf. The teams were selected based on their performances for the 2016 season. The candidates included athletes from the 12-county region of Western Arkansas. For the complete list of honorees, see the Saturday, Dec. 24 edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. There are also photo galleries of the players online at nwadg.com. volleyballteam

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week Oct. 17-23

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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Welcome to our second installment of ARPreps.com's Tweets of the Week.

In case you missed our first offering, click here.

In case you're not sure what he heck this is all about, it's all the best tweets from the past week from prep players and coaches in Northwest Arkansas. It's for entertainment purposes only and we'll only consider tweets that are 100 percent positive — although a little lighthearted trash talking between rivals can make the cut, too.

Just a quick note: We've tweaked it a little as far as the dates go, so each week now will run Monday-Sunday.

For the second … Continue Reading ››

Prep Rally #8

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Prep Rally Episode 8, takes a look at football games, Springdale High at Springdale Har-Ber, Rogers High at Rogers Heritage and others big match up this Friday night in Northwest Arkansas. It also take a look back at the 7A state girls golf tournament and ahead to the Chile Pepper Cross Country Invitational.  

NWA Cross Country Report

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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Many of Northwest Arkansas' cross country teams were scattered over a number of meets — and states — but many of them had good outings over the weekend.

• Rogers High's boys may have pulled off the biggest feat Saturday morning by winning the Crimson division of the Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan. The Mounties compiled 108 points to 192 for second-place finisher Olathe (Kan.) South.

Senior Diego Contreras led Rogers with his seventh-place finish as he covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 48.20 seconds, while David Salinas took 16th in 17:08.30.

Siloam Springs finished 36th in that division, while … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Cross Country Preview

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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One defending state cross country champion will have to rebuild, while the other appears to have reloaded for another competitive season.

Fayetteville's boys had all five runners finish in the top 20 en route to winning its state title last fall, but four of those have graduated. The Purple'Dogs, however, can regroup around sophomore Camren Fischer, who was last year's state runnerup.

Fayetteville, however, still has some competitive runners. Senior Ben Farrell and Joel Burgess and sophomore Nicholas Pilkington all finished in the top 30 last year.

"He's a good one," Fayetteville coach Michelle Fyfe said of Fischer. "But we're … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Finishes Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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Bentonville has been denied the opportunity to win a third consecutive MaxPreps Cup title this year.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ended Bentonville's run and claimed this year's claim to the nation's top athletic program. Jesuit finished with 1,122 points, while Bentonville had 958 points.

The MaxPreps Cup uses state championship performances and national rankings to determine the nation's top overall high school sports programs, and not all sports are used to determine this rankings. It is determined by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state level.

Points are also weighted, rewarding states that have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale hires new track coach

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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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Adam Bumsted
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Springdale hired Adam Bumsted as its girls track and cross country coach on Wednesday.

Bumsted spent the previous eight years coaching the girls teams at Lingle Junior High in Rogers, where he also assisted with the boys track team. He fills the void left by Kim Peek’s resignation and becomes Springdale’s sixth girls coach in seven years, adding his name to a lengthy list Peek, Sarah Cole, Godfrey Siamusiye, Paige Rollins and Moe Henry.

Bumsted’s Lingle girls won the 2015 conference cross country title, while the … Continue Reading ››