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Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

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Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

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Bentonville High Bentonville has yet to use the same starting lineup twice through its first six matches of the season, but that hasn’t been a bad thing for the Lady Tigers. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Kristina Henry, Bentonville head coach, huddles with her team at halftime on Saturday May 14, 2016 during the girls soccer class 7A state semifinal game against Bryant at Springdale Har-Ber's Wildcat Stadium. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Kristina Henry, Bentonville head coach, huddles with her team at halftime on Saturday May 14, 2016 during the girls soccer class … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Report

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Bentonville High

Bentonville coach Mike Devaney provided his team with a little history lesson before the Tigers (3-0-1, 2-0 7A-West Conference) headed to spring break and a week off from action.

The Tigers were reminded of what happened last year, when they headed into spring break unbeaten in 7A-West Conference play. Bentonville returned, only to suffer losses against Springdale Har-Ber and Springdale High — the two teams that Tigers will face on the road this week.

“I wanted the men to be in that frame of mind that, when we returned to school, that if we’re not ready to play we could be … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.
Right now, I am just adding conference games only. Later in the year, I will add in the overall records. Conference play for Class 7A school in baseball, softball and soccer will start up again after spring break. 2017-03-18 7A Baseball Standings 2017-03-18 7A Soccer Standings 2017-03-18 7A softball standings

Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

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Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

7A-West Girls Soccer Notebook

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Fayetteville The Lady Purple'Dogs are 5-1 heading into Tuesday's home match against Bentonville, which is the 7A-West opener. Cabot handed Fayetteville its only setback, a 4-0 loss on Friday. But it bounced back with a 1-0 win against Maumelle on Saturday during the Harrison Tournament.

It was Fayetteville's second tourney after it won the Fort Smith Tournament the previous weekend. With 12 seniors gone off of last season's 7A state semifinalist team, winning a tourney was a welcome start to the season.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville coach Joe Thoma speaks to his players Tuesday, April 12, 2016, before … <a href=Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Notebook

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon

Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Fayetteville

Joe Thoma is back leading the boys’ program, which he began in 1990, after coaching the Fayetteville girls team only the past several seasons.

“It’s been a lot of fun coaching them again,” Thoma said. “It feels like we’re kinda of back to where we started and we had a fun opening weekend.”

After opening the season by losing against Bryant 5-4 on shootouts (the match ended 0-0) and 2-1 against DeQueen, the Bulldogs (3-2) have won three straight matches heading into Tuesday’s 7A-West Conference opener against Bentonville at 5:30 p.m. Harmon Field.

With 14 seniors lost to graduation off last season’s squad … Continue Reading ››

Athlete of the Week: Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin

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Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin's dominating double-double vaulted the Lady Bulldogs into the Class 7A State Championship.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward was 5-of-7 from the floor to finished with 13 points in a 49-40 win over Little Rock Central. She also had a whopping 19 rebounds, including 11 of team’s 22 offensive boards, in only 20 minutes of action. In the quarterfinals, Franklin had 10 points.

For her effort, Franklin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performers and performances from the past week: Paige Devecsery, Farmington, junior right-hander pitched a complete-game one-hitter and … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Girls 2017 Season Preview

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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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COACH Zach Nidiffer

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Lady Wolverines' inaugural season.

KEY PLAYERS F/MF Alissa Carlson (Jr.); F/MF Rachel Higgins (Soph.)

TOP NEWCOMERS D Emma Ferrigni (Fr.)

THE SKINNY Nidiffer was chosen to guide West's girls after winning a state championship last year at Claremore, Okla., and said the transition to starting a new program has been amazing. "It's a rare opportunity to start a brand new program, a new school," he said. "We started out kind of rough with girls from all over the place but we've been able to practice in offseason since August, and it's starting to come together." Nidiffer said … Continue Reading ››