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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.
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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.

Class 6A 1. … Continue Reading ››

Final State’s Best Performances Of 2017

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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State’s Best Performances Of 2017

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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CLASS 3A STATE TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

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Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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CLASS 3A

At Prescott High School

BOYS

TEAM SCORES 1. Prescott, 109; 2. Genoa Central, 68.5; 3. Bald Knob, 61.5; 4. Junction City, 51; 5. Jessieville, 50; 6. Lake Village, 43; 7. Clinton, 36; 8. Greenland, 34; 9. Green Forest, 25; 10. Rivercrest, 21.

100 1. C.J. Johnson, Junction City, 11.09; 2. Najee Dorsey, Lake Village, 11.24; 3. Russell Mitchell, KIPP Delta, 11.27.

200 1. C.J. Johnson, Junction City, 22.52; 2. Bryce Dodd, Clinton, 22.91; 3. Najee Dorsey, Lake Village, 22.97.

400 1. Jamozyia Williamson, Prescott, 50.22; 2. Ryan Johnson, Prescott, 50.51; 3. … Continue Reading ››

Complete 7A state meet results

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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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at Springdale Har-Ber Thursday's results Boys Team scores — 1. Bentonville High 107; 2. Springdale Har-Ber 95; 3. Fayetteville 86; 4. Rogers High 69; 5. Conway 59; 6. Bryant 52; 7. North Little Rock 43; 8. Bentonville West 33; 9. Cabot 32.5; 10. Rogers Heritage 19.5; 11. Fort Smith Southside 17; 12. Van Buren 16; 13. Fort Smith Northside 14; 14. Little Rock Central 11; 15. Springdale High 4; 16. Little Rock Catholic 1. 100 — 1. Kennedy Lightner, NLR, 11.14; 2. Jadon Jackson, West, 11.47; 3. Tre Norwood, FS Northside, 11.58; 4. Caleb Christensen, Van Buren, 11.68; 5. Jadyn Loudermilk, Bentonville, 11.94; 6. … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Sainsbury’s Back, Back Again

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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After a few weeks away from the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week spotlight, Pea Ridge's Jakota Sainsbury has returned with a bullet.

Sainsbury was a regular tweet of the week winner back when he was throwing touchdown passes for the Blackhawks' 4A state runner-up football team. He even became the first back-to-back tweet of the week winner back on Dec. 12. did make a few appearances here and there throughout basketball season, but the junior hadn't put out any tweets — that caught our eye anyway — that were worthy of the top spot.

He doesn't play basketball, so perhaps that … Continue Reading ››

Some State Records In Jeopardy

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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No matter how good the track and field performances have been this season, they won't be acknowledged as state records — unless those performances are done this week during the state track meets. It's a simple guideline the Arkansas Activities Association has gone by for years. So now that we've reached the state meets, what are the records most likely to be broken? Granted, we won't know what the weather conditions will be like when the meets are done, but here's a look at the records that could have a chance to be rewritten: Class 7A Look none other than the boys pole vault. Springdale … Continue Reading ››