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State, Regional Tournament Sites Selected

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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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School Bidders Announced For Tourneys

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 a list of schools that have submitted bids to the Arkansas Activities Association to host state or regional tournaments for this winter, spring and some fall events. The AAA will announce which schools will earn the right to host these tournaments at 2 p.m. Thursday at its 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: Ozark, West Fork

South: Nashville

East: Cave City

State: Nashville

Class 3A

Region 1: Charleston, Jessieville, Mansfield

Region 2: Rose Bud

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Tiger Relays out for 2017 track season

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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BENTONVILLE — Northwest Arkansas' high school outdoor track and field schedule for 2017 will have a noticeable void in it. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Isabel Neal of Bentonville reacts after clearing 12 feet 7 inches on her second attempt in the pole vault on Thursday March 17, 2016 during the Tiger Relays track and field meet at the Tiger Athletic Complex in Bentonville. Neal won the event and set a new meet and school record with the jump. NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF
Isabel Neal of Bentonville reacts after clearing … Continue Reading ››

ARPreps.com Tweets of the Week Oct. 24-30

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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We're only scratching the surface of the best tweets from NWA players and coaches, so please help us help make this even better by tagging @NWACappy with the next great tweet you see from one of your friends or coaches.

We thank players like Springdale quarterback Layne Hutchins for his support, and are biased in choosing this as the Tweet of the Week:

layne-hutchins We love tweets like this one from Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury, even if it actually appeared in our sister paper, the Pea Ridge Times. Jakota always has … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Finishes Second In MaxPreps Cup Standings

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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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Bentonville has been denied the opportunity to win a third consecutive MaxPreps Cup title this year.

Portland (Ore.) Jesuit ended Bentonville's run and claimed this year's claim to the nation's top athletic program. Jesuit finished with 1,122 points, while Bentonville had 958 points.

The MaxPreps Cup uses state championship performances and national rankings to determine the nation's top overall high school sports programs, and not all sports are used to determine this rankings. It is determined by ranking all schools that win a state championship or finish second at the state level.

Points are also weighted, rewarding states that have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale hires new track coach

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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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Adam Bumsted
Adam Bumsted


Springdale hired Adam Bumsted as its girls track and cross country coach on Wednesday.

Bumsted spent the previous eight years coaching the girls teams at Lingle Junior High in Rogers, where he also assisted with the boys track team. He fills the void left by Kim Peek’s resignation and becomes Springdale’s sixth girls coach in seven years, adding his name to a lengthy list Peek, Sarah Cole, Godfrey Siamusiye, Paige Rollins and Moe Henry.

Bumsted’s Lingle girls won the 2015 conference cross country title, while the … Continue Reading ››

Springdale athletes earn state, conference accolades

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/JASON IVESTER Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.
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Springdale's Ryann Goodsell competes in the discus on Thursday, April 29, 2016, during the 7A-West conference track meet at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville.


Springdale had 14 spring-sport athletes who earned player of the year, all-state or all-conference recognition in baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer and track and field.

In track and field, senior Ryann Goodsell was named … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Duo Signs

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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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Two Springdale basketball standouts signed with colleges Thursday afternoon.

Forward Ishine McFarlane inked with Allen Community College, choosing the Kansas junior college over several other schools. Guard Devon Young signed with the track program at Kansas City-based Avilla University, where he also plans to continue his basketball career.

McFarlane earned all-conference honors as a senior for Springdale. The 6-foot-5 big averaged a team-best 13.5 points in conference play and had four games of 20-plus points in conference action. He’ll primarily play small forward, potentially mixed with some time at power forward, … Continue Reading ››

Arkansas’ Best Track Performances Update

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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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NOTE: These are the state's best performances in high school outdoor track meets through the Meet of Champs, based off of meets that were covered or whose results were included on the ar.milesplit.com website.

BOYS

100

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 10.58

Zach Jewell, Mena, 10.69

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 10.69

Jordan Jones, Smackover, 10.73*

Cameron Grissom, Texarkana, 10.81

200

Zach Jewell, Mena, 21.37

Timothy Stuckey, Texarkana, 21.66

Andre Jones, Malvern, 22.02

Travern Caldwell, Crossett, 22.1*

Jordan McNair, Jacksonville Lighthouse, 22.12

400

Nick Hilson, Nettleton, 48.58

Tevin Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber, 48.71

Billy Horton III, Bentonville, 48.90

Garrett Slaughter, Forrest City, 49.58

Devin Dougherty, Bentonville, 49.76

800

Kieran Taylor, Little Rock Catholic, 1:54.05

TJ Sugg, Springdale Har-Ber, 1:55.54

Joe Sartini, Hot Springs, 1:56.57

Christian White, Alma, … Continue Reading ››

Prep Track Notebook — May 10

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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When is a track record not truly a record?

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --5/5/2016-- Springdale Har-Ber pole vaulter Zach McWhorter clears 16 feet, 9 inches on his third attempt to break the a 7A State pole vault record during the Class 7A High School State Track Thursday in Conway. It was one of 20 state meet records broken last week. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --5/5/2016--
Springdale Har-Ber pole vaulter Zach McWhorter clears 16 feet, 9 inches on his third attempt to break the a 7A State pole vault record during … Continue Reading ››