Category Archives: Track & Field

Rogers High 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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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

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Paul Boyd

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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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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 ››

Gorilla High School Classic Results

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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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PITTSBURG, Kan. -- Here are the results of Arkansas athletes competing Sunday in the Gorilla High School Classic at Pittsburg State:

BOYS

60 -- 3. Jadon Jackson, Bentonville West, 7.05; 7. Payton Copher, Springdale Har-Ber, 7.16

200 -- 4. Jadon Jackson, Bentonville West, 22.89; 8. Tevin Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber, 23.03

400 -- 3. Tevin Eckwood, Springdale Har-Ber, 49.61; 5. Devin Dougherty, Bentonville, 50.29

600 -- 1. James Milholen, Bentonville West, 1:17.80.

800 -- 1. Ethan Carney, Springdale Har-Ber, 1:58.17; 2. Zerai Belai, Bentonville High, 2:00.02; 5. Juan Gomez, Springdale Har-Ber, 2:01.63; 7. Trey Coulter, Fayetteville, 2:04.81; 8. Nicholas Brophy, Bentonville, … Continue Reading ››

State, Regional Tournament Sites Selected

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

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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 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 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 ››