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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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Tweets of the Week: Stumbaugh sisters sizzle

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Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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Sibling shenanigans is the topic of this week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week. Springdale Har-Ber's do-everything track athlete Olivia Stumbaugh celebrated National Siblings Day by sharing a video of big sis Payton Stumbaugh, a four-time All-American sprinter at the University of Arkansas, apparently attacking her screaming lil' sis with bacon grease.

Hopefully, it wasn't hot outta the fryin' pan. On a side note, research has shown bacon grease, when used as a perfume, may help attract boys: Runner-Up Elkins … Continue Reading ››

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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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

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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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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

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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

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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 ››