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Fayetteville caper earns Tweet of Week

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Anytime a player can get one over on their coach, it’s worth an extra laugh.

Fayetteville sophomore hoops standout Sasha Goforth showed that she and teammates Jasmine Franklin and Coriah Beck have brains to go along with basketball ability by posing for photos in order to steal a breather during a workout for coach Vic Rimmer.

Sure many athletes have cut through yards on distance runs through neighborhoods or done other nefarious things behind coaches' backs to lighten their workout load, but this may be the first time technology was used so brilliantly to do so.

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New 2018-20 Conference Alignments Announced

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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 Arkansas Activities Association released its conference alignments for all sports but football Tuesday following a meeting of its board of directors.

These conference alignments are a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed July 31. These become effective at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

Class 6A

Central — Bryant, Cabot, Conway, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside, Little Rock Catholic/Mount St. Mary, Little Rock Central, North Little Rock

West — Bentonville, Bentonville West, Fayetteville, Rogers, Rogers Heritage, Springdale, Springdale Har-Ber, Van Buren

Class 5A

East — Greene Co. Tech, Jonesboro, Marion, Mountain Home, Nettleton, Paragould, Searcy, West Memphis

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2018-20 Classifications Announced

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 Arkansas Activities Association has announced the classification breakdown of the state's high schools for all sports except football as a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed during the annual meeting of the governing body July 31 in Little Rock.

This will become effective with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. The number beside each school's name is its average attendance in grades 9-11 over a three-year span (estimated in some instances, such as newer schools), and private schools must play one classification higher.

Conference assignments for each school will be announced at a later date.

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Class 7A State Championship — Tale of the Tape

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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 Spring Standings (through May 5)

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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.

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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.

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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 ››

7A-West Softball Report

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5A:7A SB Leaders   7awestsoftballstandings Bentonville High Bentonville wants to break a trend Thursday — in a good way.

The Lady Tigers (25-1 overall, 12-1 7A-West) have won four conference championships since 2010, and they have achieved each title in even-numbered years. Bentonville can change that trend with a win at Bentonville West.

“That’s what we are going for,” Bentonville coach Kent Early said. “It was one of the goals we had before the season started because we’ve never had a repeat conference champion before. It would … Continue Reading ››