Category Archives: Track & Field

Bentonville West Boys 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH Dave Anderson

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Wolverines' inaugural season.

KEY ATHLETES James Milholen (Jr.), Stefan Banda (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS Jadon Jackson (Soph.), Murray Burns (Jr.)

THE SKINNY Anderson admits things might be interesting at the start of the new track season. The team members weren't selected until December, and practices weren't held until January. In the meantime, Anderson was his team will do a lot of experimenting during the March meets in hopes that they will be able to make some noise during the latter part of the season. Milholen, who finished sixth in the 400 meters during the … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Girls 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH Todd Boddie

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Lady Wolverines' inaugural season.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Bailye Pratt of Bentonville West competes in the long jump Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the meet. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Bailye Pratt of Bentonville West competes in the long jump Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH Mike Power

LAST YEAR’S FINISH Took fifth in the Class 7A state meet with 68.5 points.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Matthew Keown of Bentonville competes in the pole vault Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the meet. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Matthew Keown of Bentonville competes in the pole vault Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Girls 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH Randy Ramaker

LAST YEAR’S FINISH Took second place at the Class 7A state meet with 112 points.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Katie Andrews (right) of Bentonville leads the field Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the 3,200 meters during the 7A West Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the meet. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Katie Andrews (right) of Bentonville leads the field Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the 3,200 meters during the 7A West Conference Outdoor Track and … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH: Jeff Shaw.

LAST YEAR'S FINISH: Finished 12th at the Class 7A state meet, scoring 9.5 points.

KEY PERFORMERS: Maddi Ware (Sr.), Meredith Lakis (Sr.), Belen Guzman (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Tayonna Wilson (Soph.), Nicole Morrison (Sr.).Kaitlyn Craft (Soph).

THE SKINNY: Wilson is the fastest female athlete Heritage has ever had, Shaw said. She will be busy in the sprints and horizontal jumps.Wilson set the 200 meter school record in the conference meet as a freshman, but didn't qualify for the state meet. Ware could push to 3200, after running the 800 and mile last season. Morrison moved from Eureka Springs and could be … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

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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COACH: Jay Miles.

LAST YEAR"S FINISH: Finished seventh in the Class 7A state meet with 27.5 points.

KEY PERFORMERS: Liam Alderson (Jr.), Josh Palacios (Sr.), Kyle Fairchild (Jr.), Javier Hernandez (Sr.), James Parker (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Jacob Thompson (Sr.), Adolfo Hertado (Soph.).

THE SKINNY: Alderson made the finals in the 110 hurdles at the state meet as a sophomore and could contend this year. He's also making strides in the 300 hurdles, as well. Thompson moved from Green Forest and did well in the 800 meters at the indoor state meet. Hernandez, Parker and Thompson have given Miles reason to be excited about … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High 2017 Season Preview

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/Michael Woods --05/07/2015--w@NWAMICHAELW... Rogers high jumper Jake Benninghoff clears the bar during the boys high jump Thursday at the 7A State Championship track and field meet in Fayetteville.  Benninghoff took first place with a jump of 6-08.00.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/Michael Woods --05/07/2015--w@NWAMICHAELW... Rogers high jumper Jake Benninghoff clears the bar during the boys high jump Thursday at the 7A State Championship track and field meet in Fayetteville. Benninghoff took first place with a jump of 6-08.00.
COACH: Carlton Efurd.

LAST YEAR'S FINISH: Finished sixth with 43.5 points … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Lady Mounties 2017 Season Preview

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 Hannah Martin of Rogers celebrates clearing the ball at 5 feet, 7 inches for a new state record in the high jump Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship in the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the meet. NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE
Hannah Martin of Rogers celebrates clearing the ball at 5 feet, 7 inches for a new state record in the high jump Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, during the 5A-7A State Indoor Championship … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville This Week

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Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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Three More

The Lady Bulldogs (27-2), winners of 19 straight, are three wins away from a state championship. They won the 7A-West with the program’s ninth undefeated conference championship run. They earned a bye into the quarterfinals and will take on the Conway (4th-Central)/Springdale Har-Ber (5th-West) winner at 4 p.m. on Friday.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Fayetteville wing Grayce Spangler (3) reaches to score over Springdale guard Destiny Jackson (12) Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during the first half in Bulldog Arena. Spangler hit a 3-pointer that began a 16-0 run to close out last Friday's 47-38 come-from-behind … <a href=Continue Reading ››