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NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 3

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 High With only two matches remaining in the regular season, Bentonville girls golf coach Lindsey Davis is thrilled to see what her players have accomplished. The Lady Tigers continued their winning ways Tuesday with a victory over Rogers Heritage. Bentonville has been unbeaten so far this season, with the closest margin of victory being a two-stroke win (116-118) over Rogers High on Aug. 31. Junior Lilly Thomas and sophomore Kinslee Miller have provided the Lady Tigers with a solid one-two punch, including Tuesday's match when they both shot 37 over nine holes and shared medalist honors with Heritage's Chloe Kordsmeier. "Lilly has stepped … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 2

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 High Bentonville girls cross country coach Randy Ramaker wasn't too pleased with his runners' results during the Tiger Pride 5K last month, but a victory at the Saints Invitational in Springdale last weekend made him feel a little better. "Most of them performed at the same caliber or better over a hilly course instead of a flat course," Ramaker said. "That typically happens during the second meet as runners start to figure things out a little bit. "I was happy that many of them performed better than they did earlier. It was the first time for them to run against somebody besides … Continue Reading ››

New 2018-20 Conference Alignments Announced

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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The Arkansas Activities Association released its conference alignments for all sports but football Tuesday following a meeting of its board of directors.

These conference alignments are a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed July 31. These become effective at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Class 6A

Central — Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside, Little Rock Catholic/Mount St. Mary, Little Rock Central, North Little Rock

West — Bentonville, Bentonville West, Fayetteville, Rogers, Rogers Heritage, Springdale, Springdale Har-Ber, Van Buren

Class 5A

East — Greene Co. Tech, Jonesboro, Marion, Mountain Home, Nettleton, Paragould, Searcy, West Memphis

Central — Beebe, Jacksonville, Little Rock Hall, Little … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 1

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 High

Bentonville's boys tennis team came away from Arkansas Tech's courts with a little bit more than the inaugural Arkansas Team Tournament trophy last weekend.

The Tigers also came away with a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming weeks as the regular season progresses.

"I think this is going to get us ready for conference play a lot sooner than we normally would," Bentonville coach Nick Nersesian said. "It gave me the flexibility to mix and match with some people, in both doubles and singles, and chart the caliber of athletes we played.

"The kids are improving, and that's all I … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage cross country preview

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 — Jeff Shaw loves one thing he sees with his boys' team and that's not just more runners, but better quality as well.<br><br> The War Eagles return everyone who ran in last year's Class 7A state meet except one, which is a great place to start. But other have improved over the summer and will push those returners, Shaw said.<br><br> "We may have 12 to 15 boys fighting for those nine spots," Shaw said. "We've never had that. We've  usually had two or three and fill in with everybody else. Any of those guys by the end of the year could … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High cross country preview

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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Rogers' Braden Sell comes into the finish line Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, during the 28th annual Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at Agri Park in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the ceremony and the game.
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Rogers' Braden Sell comes into the finish line Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, during the 28th annual Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at Agri Park in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the ceremony and the game.
Rogers High cross country coach Carlton … Continue Reading ››

2018-20 Classifications Announced

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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The Arkansas Activities Association has announced the classification breakdown of the state's high schools for all sports except football as a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed during the annual meeting of the governing body July 31 in Little Rock.

This will become effective with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. The number beside each school's name is its average attendance in grades 9-11 over a three-year span (estimated in some instances, such as newer schools), and private schools must play one classification higher.

Conference assignments for each school will be announced at a later date.

Class 6A 1. … Continue Reading ››

State, Regional Tournament Sites Selected

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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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 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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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 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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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 ››