Category Archives: Softball

7A-West Softball Report

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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Bentonville High If Bentonville coach Kent Early had any concern about his team having a lull following spring break, it ended after three innings.

Early, however, said the week off probably did his players more good because it gave them a change to rest and regroup.

“The break is good for the kids because we use the term ‘grind,’” Early said. “We’ve been grinding since we won the state title. We came right back in the summer, and every one of these varsity kids and some of the JV kids came to the weight room four days a week.

“In the fall, we came … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Hutchins Lucks Out, Again

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Sports writer at NWA Media
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Springdale High’s Layne Hutchins becomes our first back-to-back winner of the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week (disclaimer: and it’s not just because we had lunch together.)

It’s also the first time we’ve had two tweets take the honor, but as readers will see below, both tweets together is what makes Hutchins extra lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.

Here’s the first …

And the second …

NWADG Preps Spotlight — Haley Cornell

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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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Class 7A Spring Sports Standings

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.
Right now, I am just adding conference games only. Later in the year, I will add in the overall records. Conference play for Class 7A school in baseball, softball and soccer will start up again after spring break. 2017-03-18 7A Baseball Standings 2017-03-18 7A Soccer Standings 2017-03-18 7A softball standings

7A-West Softball Notebook

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Sports writer at NWA Media
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Rogers Heritage The Lady War Eagles started 7A-West Conference play well with a 12-1 win over Springdale High on Tuesday.

Heritage's Lora Brown led the offensive barrage going 3-for-4, including two home runs, and six RBIs. Brittney Dean also had three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice for Heritage (3-1), which banged out 12 hits. Pitcher Sarah Pollock allowed just one hit and one run (unearned), while striking out nine and walking two.

Heritage's lone loss thus far came to Greenwood 8-7, but the Lady War Eagles battled back from an early 7-2 deficit and had the tying run on … Continue Reading ››

Video profile: Farmington’s Alyssa Reed

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Profile of Farmington sophomore catcher and clean-up hitter Alyssa Reed. Interviews with Farmington junior pitcher Paige Devecsery, senior first baseman Callie Harper, coach Randy Osnes and Reed.

Tweets of the Week: Hairless Hutchins takes top honor

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Springdale High quarterback Layne Hutchins is a regular in the Tweets of the Week feature.

But his recent tweet after a horrible haircut by teammate Isaiah Nichols is our ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week because it was funny and cost Hutchins any semblance of a decent do for the next few weeks. Here are the honorable mentions tweets featuring made-up awards: Best “Ohhh babbyy!” Tweet

Athlete of the Week: Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin

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Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin's dominating double-double vaulted the Lady Bulldogs into the Class 7A State Championship.

The 6-foot-1 junior forward was 5-of-7 from the floor to finished with 13 points in a 49-40 win over Little Rock Central. She also had a whopping 19 rebounds, including 11 of team’s 22 offensive boards, in only 20 minutes of action. In the quarterfinals, Franklin had 10 points.

For her effort, Franklin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.

Here's a look at other top performers and performances from the past week: Paige Devecsery, Farmington, junior right-hander pitched a complete-game one-hitter and … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville Lady Bulldogs 2017 Season Preview

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TEAM Fayetteville softball

COACH Jason Shirey

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 7-18, 5-9 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS C Baylee Andrews (Sr.), 1B Katy Beth Ezell (Sr.), CF Morgan Stratton (Jr.), SS Emily Lyles (Jr.), RHP/OF Maggie Mabry (Sr.), RHP/OF … Continue Reading ››