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NWADG Preps Spotlight: Emma Welch

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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7A-West Girls Soccer Report

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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7awestgirlssoccerstandings Fayetteville Last week played out perfectly for the Lady Purple’Dogs (16-4, 11-3).

They won three matches in four days to finish runner-up in 7A-West play, thus earning the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye for this week’s state tournament in Fort Smith. They outscored those three opponents 13-1 and posted two shutout last week, bring this season’s shutout total to nine.

Thanks to the bye, Fayetteville gets a full-week off to rest its regulars heading into its opener on Friday at 2 p.m against the winner of a match between Fort Smith Southside, the … Continue Reading ››

7A Spring Standings (through May 5)

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.
The regular season for baseball and softball is done (as are the seeds). Though there are only a handful of makeup games for soccer on Monday, all seemingly play a role in playoffs in both the 7A-Central and 7A-West. BASEBALL 2017-05-06 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Though Bryant and North Little Rock lost, NLR gets the 2 seed and first-round bye while Bryant is the 3 seed via head-to-head tiebreaker (split, NLR won by 5+, Bryant by 4). Conway is the four seed, Catholic 5 and Southside beat Northside to claim the sixth seed via … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (through May 3)

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.
The regular season for baseball and softball wrap up on Friday while a handful of makeup games will finish the soccer season on Monday. Though there a few berths still left to be clinch, there is a lot of seeding left to be decided. BASEBALL 2017-05-03 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Bryant is the 2 seed with a win over Conway or a North Little Rock loss to Cabot. North Little Rock is the 2 seed with a win and Bryant loss. Conway is the fourth seed and Catholic is the fifth seed. Northside and Southside will … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Sainsbury’s Back, Back Again

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After a few weeks away from the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week spotlight, Pea Ridge's Jakota Sainsbury has returned with a bullet.

Sainsbury was a regular tweet of the week winner back when he was throwing touchdown passes for the Blackhawks' 4A state runner-up football team. He even became the first back-to-back tweet of the week winner back on Dec. 12. did make a few appearances here and there throughout basketball season, but the junior hadn't put out any tweets — that caught our eye anyway — that were worthy of the top spot.

He doesn't play basketball, so perhaps that … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Boys Soccer Report

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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Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 12.54.25 PM Bentonville High

A win over conference leader Springdale Har-Ber had Bentonville in position for one of the 7A-West’s top two spots for the Class 7A state tournament.

The Tigers, however, were knocked out of contention with losses to Springdale and Rogers High and leaves Bentonville (8-5-1, 7-5) trying to regroup over the last week of the regular season. “The first half against Har-Ber was the best soccer we played all year,” Bentonvile coach Mike Devaney. “But that match made it difficult, emotionally and physically, to do it … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Girls Soccer Report

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7A-West GSoccer Bentonville High The weekend couldn’t have finished any better for Bentonville’s girls.

The Lady Tigers did what they were supposed to do in order to clinch the 7A-West Conference’s top seed for the Class 7A state tournament with a 4-1 victory Friday over Rogers High. But when Springdale Har-Ber claimed a 4-1 victory over Fayetteville that night, it meant Bentonville (17-2, 12-0) had earned an outright conference championship with two matches left to play.

“It’s a good feeling,” Lady Tigers coach Kristina Henry said. “It’s nice not having everything to go down to the … Continue Reading ››