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2014 State Championship Results

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
Andrew Hutchinson
The 2014 Arkansas high school baseball, softball and soccer state championship games were played Friday and Saturday in Fayetteville. Here are the results. Baseball
  • 7A: Bryant 10, Fayetteville 0 (6)
  • 6A: Russellville 2, Marion 0
  • 5A: White Hall 3, Pulaski Academy 1
  • 4A: Arkadelphia 15, Ashdown 1 (5)
  • 3A: Genoa Central 3, Fordyce 0
  • 2A: Junction City 13, Walnut Ridge 2
  • 1A: South Side Bee Branch 7, Armorel 3
Softball
  • 7A: North Little Rock 2, Bentonville 1
  • 6A: Benton 4, Sheridan 2
  • 5A: White Hall 7, Vilonia 3
  • 4A: Brookland 5, Mena 2
  • 3A: Balk Knob 3, Harding Academy 0
  • 2A: Foreman 8, Junction City 5
  • 1A: Midland 3, Viola 0
Boys' Soccer

Har-Ber Benefits From Makeup Game

Rick Fires

Rick Fires

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.
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Springdale Har-Ber benefited from a makeup game after most teams had finished with conference play. It was against Bentonville, the team the Wildcats will challenge for the Class 7A state championship Saturday at noon at Razorback Field. Bentonville (16-0-1) used a late goal by Tolliver Davis to win 1-0 and stay unbeaten. Har-Ber coach Nelson Medina said afterward he hoped his team could use the effort as a springboard to the state tournament. That's exactly what's happened for the Wildcats, who've reached the state finals as a No. 6 seed from the West. "We had high expectations coming into the season, but it was … Continue Reading ››

Dixon Keeps Gatorade Tradition In Bentonville

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 road to becoming Gatorade's girls soccer player of the year for Arkansas still makes a prominent stop in Bentonville.

Tayler Estrada won that award for three straight years before she graduated last year and took her talents to Kansas. Two other Lady Tigers — April Miller and Kelly O'Connor — earned that honor in previous years.

Now it's McKenzie Dixon's turn to continue that tradition.

Gatorade recogniAN SOC-HERT-BENTzed the 5-foot-7 junior forward as Arkansas' player of the year in a press release Tuesday. Dixon has scored … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Still Best In Boys Soccer

Vernon Tarver

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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I've spent the past couple of days covering the Class 7A State Boys Soccer Tournament at Harmon Stadium in Fayetteville. So far the tournament has produced some great matches and props to the folks at Fayetteville for putting together a well-run tournament. While FS Northside - the defending 7A champ - is still standing and in my opinion appears to be as good as anyone, overall the power of the 7A-West Conference in boys soccer can't be denied. Springdale Har-Ber, a 6 seed, along with No. 2 seed Springdale High and 7A-West Conference champion Bentonville have all advanced to Saturday's semifinals. This … Continue Reading ››

Soccer Coaches Address Controversy

Rick Fires

Rick Fires

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Rick Fires is a sports reporter and columnist for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale Har-Ber, as well as Lincoln and Prairie Grove.
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Boys soccer coaches in the 7A/6A-West cleared the air and presented a united front Monday following a controversy regarding buffer games for red cards. The issue came to a head last week after Springdale added a game with Harrison to absorb a red card by Orsy Gonzalez, who was sent off during a conference game with Fayetteville. The move was made to make Gonzalez eligible for its conference showdown with Springdale Har-Ber, but the Arkansas Activities Association stepped in and ruled Gonzalez ineligible for the matchup. Earlier in the year, Rogers added a game with Huntsville after two of its players received … Continue Reading ››

REVISED STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

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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After a day of shuffling and reshuffling state tournament games because of rainouts and graduations, the AAA has released its updated state tournament pairings. Here are the revised pairings for state tournaments involving Northwest Arkansas teams. Softball Class 7A At City of Colleges Park, Conway Friday Game 1: Rogers High, No. 4 West, vs. Fort Smith Southside, No. 5 Central, 12 p.m. Game 2: Fort Smith Southside, No. 4 Central, vs. Bryant, No. 5 West, 2:30 p.m. Game 3: Conway, No. 3 Central, vs. Rogers Heritage, No. 6 West, 12 p.m. Game 4: Springdale Har-Ber, No. 3 West, vs. Mount Saint Mary, No. 6 Central, 2:30 p.m. Saturday Game 5: North … Continue Reading ››

AAA Ruling Affects Soccer Showdown

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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ANSOC-SILOAM-SDALE
Springdale senior Orsy Gonzalez (5) against Siloam Springs.
Springdale High will be without one of its best players for a pivotal Friday showdown at Springdale Har-Ber after a ruling by the Arkansas Activities Association, the state's high school sports governing body. Senior defender Orsy Gonzalez was red-carded after a collision with a Fayetteville player in the final two minutes of a 4-2 Springdale win last week, a penalty that, by AAA rule, … Continue Reading ››

Six Springdale Athletes Sign

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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AN FBH-SDALE PARSONSSix Springdale High athletes were recognized in a signing ceremony Friday in Bulldog Gym. Cory Stewart (tennis) signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Neal Parsons (football) signed with Hendrix and Chelsea Baldwin (softball) signed with Ecclesia College. Marlen Reynoso (volleyball) is headed to Newbury College in Newbury, Mass., while the Bulldog soccer duo of Orsy Gonzalez and Bryan Lemus are headed to Missouri to Neosho County Community College and Crowder Community … Continue Reading ››

Boys Soccer: Bentonville Edges Rogers High

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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Wyatt D’Spain made the most of a deflection and scored with more than eight minutes remaining as Bentonville edged Rogers High during 7A/6A-West action Tuesday at Whitey Smith Stadium. Eric Johnson made a long inbounds throw to Josh Howard, whose kick was deflected off a Rogers defender. The ball then went right to D’Spain, who fired it into the goal for Bentonville (9-0-1, 2-0). The Tigers return to action Friday with a home match against Rogers Heritage.