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7A-WEST GIRLS NOTEBOOK

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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Bentonville Bentonville’s girls came back from spring break ready to score goals — in bunches.

The Lady Tigers (7-1, 4-0) celebrated their home opener with a 7-1 victory over Springdale Har-Ber, then came back to record a 4-0 road win over Springdale High to remain unbeaten in 7A-West Conference play.

Coach Kristina Henry was more surprised with how many players scored against Har-Ber than she was the margin of victory. Seven different players scored a goal, including four in a 7-minute span in the second half that forced the sportsmanship rule.

“That’s not normal, but it’s nice,” Henry said. “They came back from spring … Continue Reading ››

7A-WEST GIRLS NOTEBOOK

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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Lady War Eagles can’t rest on 2-0 start Rogers Heritage started 7A-West Conference play with two victories before spring break, but coach Craig Frank said the Lady War Eagles have plenty of work left to do.

“We’ve still got 12 games left and we’re looking at it like we’re zero and zero,” Frank said. “We will focus on the next 12, not what we’ve done in the past. Being 2-0 is a great start, but we can’t rest on that. we’ve got to keep building on that."

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7A-West Boys Soccer Notebook

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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Cristian Banuelos (11) of Rogers Heritage directs the ball past Ricardo Vargas (13) of Northwest Classen Saturday, March 5, 2016, during the first half of play at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
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Cristian Banuelos (11) of Rogers Heritage directs the ball past Ricardo Vargas (13) of Northwest Classen Saturday, March 5, 2016, during the first half of play at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.


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7A-West Boys Soccer Notebook

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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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Bentonville coach Mike Devaney, left, speaks to his team before the start of the first overtime Saturday, May 21, 2011, of the Class 7A state championship game with Catholic at Razorback Field on the University of Arkansas campus.
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Bentonville coach Mike Devaney, left, speaks to his team before the start of the first overtime Saturday, May 21, 2011, of the Class 7A state championship game with Catholic at Razorback Field on the University of Arkansas campus.


Tigers’ back four stand … Continue Reading ››

GIRLS SOCCER REPORT

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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Rogers Heritage senior Hannah Markel had a goal and three assists in an 8-0 win over Jonesboro.
Rogers Heritage senior Hannah Markel had a goal and three assists in an 8-0 win over Jonesboro.
Lady War Eagles claim Paragould Invitational title Rogers Heritage found the back of the net often over the weekend in northeast Arkansas to cruise to the Paragould Invitational title.

Senior Emily Seiler scored a hat trick as the Lady War Eagles blanked Class 6A Jonesboro 8-0 in the finals on Saturday.

Heritage (4-1) went 4-0 on the … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 4, Siloam Springs 0

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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Senior Felix Vargas scored two goals as Springdale opened its season with a 4-0 shutout win at home over Siloam Springs on Tuesday.

Sophomore standout Luis Garcia and junior Tony Cristobal each added goals of their own for the Bulldogs (1-0). Sophomore Ricardo Pozos got the start at goalkeeper as the Bulldogs put together an impressive defensive effort in the win.

Springdale will play next in the NWA Showcase this weekend.

Springdale Spring Preview: Girls Soccer

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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This is the final installment of a four-part series previewing Springdale’s spring sports. Baseball was previewed Saturday, softball on Sunday and boys soccer was previewed Monday.

TEAM CAPSULE

2015 record: 3-15 Conference record: 0-14, 8th place State: DNQ

Key Returners

M Jessica Paez (Soph., 4 goals)

F Chela Razo (Jr.)

D Mariana Pacheco (Sr.)

D Vanessa Herrera (Sr.)

Key Newcomers

M Jessica Alvarado (Fr.)

D De'Sire Perez  (Fr.)

D Lissett Navarro (Jr.)

GK Cinthia Sanchez (Soph.)

Q&A WITH COACH DAVID McKELLIPS

Who do you count on for leadership?

Jessica Paez, a sophomore. She is a talented player and works extremely hard at practice not only for herself but for the entire team. She leads by example.

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Bentonville Spring Sports Previews

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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When Bentonville's baseball team opens its 2016 baseball season Tuesday, it will be in a position that it hasn't experienced in 13 years.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Starter Kasey Ford of Bentonville delivers against Conway Friday, May 22, 2015, during the third inning of the Class 7A state championship game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Starter Kasey Ford of Bentonville delivers against Conway Friday, May 22, 2015, during the third inning of the Class 7A state championship … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High spring sports preview

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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Tony Roller, Rogers, competes in the hurdles Thursday, March 12, 2015 during the Springdale Invitational Track Meet at Springdale Har-Ber track in Springdale.
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Tony Roller, Rogers, competes in the hurdles Thursday, March 12, 2015 during the Springdale Invitational Track Meet at Springdale Har-Ber track in Springdale.
Rogers boys track coach Carlton Efurd liked the way his team performed at the indoor state meet, which could lead to a strong effort outdoors.
The Mounties aren't as strong in the distance … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Spring Preview: Boys Soccer

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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Felix Vargas (7), of Springdale, take the ball up the pitch Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
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Felix Vargas (7), of Springdale, take the ball up the pitch Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.


This is the third installment of a four-part series previewing Springdale’s spring sports. Baseball was previewed Saturday, softball on Sunday and girls soccer will be previewed Tuesday.

TEAM CAPSULE

2015 record: 14-7-1 Conference record: 8-6, 4th place State: Quarterfinals

Key returners:

F/M … Continue Reading ››