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NWA Fall Sports Notebook: Week 7

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

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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 High Cross Country The Mounties and Lady Mounties have similar issues as they head down the home stretch of the season, coach Carlton Efurd said.<br><br> Both teams have a solid top three runners, but are still searching for a consistent fourth and fifth to compete at the top of the top of the conference and state.<br><br> "My top three girls are doing great," Efurd said. "But we've gotta  close the gap between three, four and five if we're going to compete with the Bentonville's and Fayetteville's of the world."<br><br> Freshman Ali Nachtigal, along with teammates Emily Efurd and Anna Jeffcoat have been solid … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 6

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

A seventh-place finish at last weekend's Chile Pepper Festival helped Bentonville's boys cross country team attain its goal during the meet and had Tigers coach Mike Power encouraged.

"I think we have a strong team, and I think the boys know that," Power said. "They get their energy from within themselves. One of our goals was to finish in the top seven, and we just scraped into that because we knew were up against some pretty good teams.

"We hit some of our personal goals, and some of them we didn't quite hit. That's going to be our driving force in … Continue Reading ››

NWA Fall Sports Notebook — Week 5

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

While Bentonville's girls golf team enjoyed its first state championship Wednesday in Conway, coach Lindsey Davis was already looking ahead and liking what she saw.

That's because the Lady Tigers' top four golfers should be back next season. Lilly Thomas and Chloe Ellis are juniors this year, while Kinslee Miller is a sophomore and Sydney Billington is a freshman.

"I look to the future, and it looks bright," Davis said.

Thomas, who moved to Bentonville from Heber Springs in December, and Miller each earned all-state honors with their performances. Thomas finished with a two-day total of 158, while Miller shot a 163 … Continue Reading ››

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 ››