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Rogers Heritage 2017 Season 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/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015-- Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015--
Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
COACH: Christhian Saavedra.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 13-9 overall, 10-4 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Pedro Garcia (Sr.), Erol Banuelos (Sr.), Chris Cano (Jr.), Angel Castro (Sr.), Brian Pardo (Jr.), Charlie Hernandez (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Victor Calderon (Fresh.).

THE SKINNY: The … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High 2017 Season 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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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --05/14/2015-- Rogers Jessie Ramirez, left, Bayron Anderson and Bryant's Krishna Gurung leap for a ball during the first round of the 7A boys soccer tournament being held at Cabot High School this weekend.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --05/14/2015--
Rogers Jessie Ramirez, left, Bayron Anderson and Bryant's Krishna Gurung leap for a ball during the first round of the 7A boys soccer tournament being held at Cabot High School this weekend.
COACH: Steve Peck.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 14-8 overall, 7-7 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Willie Hernandez (Jr.), Alex Valdez (Sr.), … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Boys 2017 Season Preview

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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 John Marshall

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

KEY PLAYERS F Tyler Guentz (Jr.), D Ethan Stockdale (Soph.), MF George Shultz (Jr.), GK Joel Garcia (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS MF Tom Shultz (Fr.), M Brayden Douthit (Soph.), MF/F Blake McDoulett (Soph.).

THE SKINNY Marshall, a former head coach at Springdale Har-Ber, returns to the ranks after spending last year as an assistant for Bentonville's girls team. He inherits four players that did see playing time at Bentonville last year in Guentz, Stockdale, Shultz and Garcia. The Wolverines are already off to a good start with a 3-0 victory over Green Forest … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys 2017 Season Preview

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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 Michael Devaney (13th season at Bentonville; 130-74-17 overall)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 16-5-1 overall, 9-5 7A-West (third in conference; won state title)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this season. NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Boys Season Preview

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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COACH Cory Butler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 11-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS FORW Ivan Feutes (Sr.) MF Caed Tyler (Sr.), MF Jesus Zizumbo (Jr.), D/MF Juan Mejia (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS FORW Esteban Fuentes (So.)

THE SKINNY Har-Ber gained a lot of experience from last season and Butler believes it can pay dividends this year. Butler says his players have a greater understanding of what it takes to win. Jesus Zizumbo, Har-Ber’s star placekicker on the football team, has stood out from a leadership standpoint. Caed Tyler, a Ouachita Baptist signee, is another captain and leader for Har-Ber likely to have a prodcutive season. Practices have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High Boys 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH Donald Beeler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-6, 11-3 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS MF Salvador Gonzalez (Jr.), MF Jose Vega (So.), GK Andres Aldaco (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS Hiereberto Razo (So.)

THE SKINNY The Red’Dogs have a good portion of last year’s conference title and state runner-up team back and are gearing up for another deep run in the state playoffs. Beeler says a number of players on the roster are ready to step in and fill the void left by departed seniors. Competing for conference title is goal No. 1, and making a run at a state title is within reach as well. Beeler says his … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season 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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COACH:Skye Stover.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 15-10, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS:Micayla Faught (Sr.), Sarah Setzer (Jr.), Macie Bowman (Jr.), Grace Brackett (Jr.), Felicity Auxier (Soph.), Kate Mellon (Sr.), Amy Perez (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Grace Rodriguez (Fresh.), Josie Stitt (Fresh.), Pam Seiler (Fresh.), Lanee Knight (Fresh.), Kierra Mahmens (Fresh).

THE SKINNY:The Lady War Eagles returns a few with varsity experience, after losing in the state tournament quarterfinals a year ago. But they have a new coach. Skye Stover spent the past two seasons as the head girls soccer coach at Texarkana. Stover said he has an abundance of attackers, which means figuring out the defense … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High this week

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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The Lady Mounties rallied from a big halftime deficit to claim a 53-49 road win against Springdale High on Friday to grab the No. 3 seed in this week's state tournament..<br><br> Rogers High (17-10, 9-5 7A-West) will take on Mount St. Mary on Thursday afternoon at 1 in a first-round state tournament matchup in Van Buren..<br><br> The Rogers boys failed to qualify for the state tournament and finished 7-20 overall and 0-14 in the league..<br><br> The Rogers High springs sports kick off this week as the baseball team hosts Alma on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. The Lady Mounties softball team is slated to … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Schedules (Baseball, Softball, Soccer)

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.
With the State Basketball Tournaments getting underway this week, so are spring sports as baseball, softball and soccer start their regular season. In two weeks, conference games will be underway in Class 7A. Here are the schedules for both 7A Conference (Central and West) in baseball, softball and soccer (Boys and Girls are separate files). Good luck to the teams this season. 2017 7A Softball conference schedule 2017 7A Baseball conference schedule 2017 7A … <a href=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, 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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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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