Category Archives: Swimming & Diving

New 2018-20 Conference Alignments 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.
Henry Apple
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

Central — Beebe, Jacksonville, Little Rock Hall, Little … Continue Reading ››

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.
Henry Apple
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.

Class 6A 1. … Continue Reading ››

State Well-Represented In MaxPreps Cup Standings

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.
Henry Apple
Three Arkansas schools have made their way into the top 10 in the MaxPreps Cup standings upon completion of the winter sports. 3/11/17 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and their team hold up the trophy after defeating North Little Rock during their Class 7A State Championship Basketball game Saturday in Hot Springs. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON
Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and … Continue Reading ››

NWA Swimmers Earn All-American Consideration

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.
Henry Apple
Five Northwest Arkansas individual swimmers and two relay teams have qualified for All-American standards or have earned consideration for the honor by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association with their performances Saturday during the Arkansas High School Swim and Dive Championships.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Hayden Harlow of Bentonville swims in the boys 100 yard breaststroke Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 during the class 6A-7A state swim meet at the Bentonville Community Center. Harlow won with a time of 55.84 sec. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Hayden Harlow of Bentonville … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF  Seth Stanley (34) takes a shot    Wednesday Feb. 14 2017 for Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF
Seth Stanley (34) takes a shot Wednesday Feb. 14 2017 for Rogers.
The War Eagles picked up a huge win at Bentonville West on Friday thanks to Seth Stanley's game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. Heritage enters the final week of the regular season in fourth place in the 7A-West Conference standings.<br><br> Heritage (15-10, 7-5 7A-West) faces the two co-leaders this week, playing at Bentonville on Tuesday and … 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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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Rogers forward Madison Sandor and Fayetteville guard Wyvette Maybetter vie for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, during the second half of play in Bulldog Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
The Lady Mounties basketball team enter the final week of … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage sports this week – Feb. 13

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 War Eagles picked up a big 37-34 win over Van Buren on Friday to pull into a fourth-place tie with the Pointers in the 7A-West Conference.<br><br> Rogers Heritage (14-9, 6-4 7A-West) plays host to Fayetteville on Tuesday, then travels to Bentonville West on Friday in a huge week for the War Eagles.<br><br> The Lady War Eagles (6-17, 0-10) are searching for their first league win and have lost 10 straight.<br><br> The Heritage wrestling team finished fourth out of 14 teams in the Big West Conference tournament over the weekend and will prepare for the Class 6A-7A state tournament this weekend.<br><br> The War Eagles … Continue Reading ››