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Red Dog Q&A: Zach Burton

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Jimmy Carter

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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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Springdale senior Zach Burton.
Senior Zach Burton is arguably the most well-rounded student-athlete at Springdale High.

Burton was voted a team captain and earned all-conference honors in football, contributed in basketball and was named the boys track MVP as a junior. He’s also been voted STUCO president and Color’s Day king by his classmates. And he earned a full academic scholarship to Ohio State.

Check out a feature on Burton in Thursday’s Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Football, basketball or track? Which is your favorite?

Man, that’s the toughest question I always get asked. I … Continue Reading ››

Rogers’ Liddell Posts Thirds At Jesuit Relays

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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Rogers High distance runner Christian Liddell had a pair of third-place finishes Friday night during the 51st annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays in Dallas. Liddell finished the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 20.96 seconds, then ran the 3,200 in a time of 9:10.94. Both performances are automatic state qualifying times, but they were done in a out-of-state meet and not a certified meet. Liddell was joined by Mountie teammates Ian Smith, who finished 28th in the 1,600 (4:35.89) and 28th in the 3,200 (9:53.65), and Austin Salazar, who was 16th in the 3,200 (9:44.50) and 43rd in the 3,200 (4:44.42).

Northwest Arkansas’ Automatic Qualifiers

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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Here is the list of those athletes who have met or exceeded automatic qualifying performances for state meets in their respective classifications. These have now been updated through the Whitey Smith Relays Carnival. Boys 100 — Keson Payton, Bentonville (10.92); Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (11.12), Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (11.20). 200 — Adler Goode, Shiloh Christian (22.64); Sydney Walker, Prairie Grove (22.66) 800 — TJ Sugg, Springdale Har-Ber (2:01.22), Michael Harris, Elkins (2:06.37) 1,600 — Ian Smith, Rogers High (4:31.24) 3,200 — Collin Pilkington, Fayetteville (9:49.75), Jonathan Prince, Bentonville (9:50.33) 300 Hurdles — Tony Roller, Rogers High (40.75) 4X100 Relay — Rogers Heritage (Brandon Shaw, Eric Grom, Jesse … Continue Reading ››

Har-Ber’s Dillon Out Of Indoor State Meet

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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FAYETTEVILLE — Springdale Har-Ber senior sprinter Amanda Dillon was noticeably absent among the heat sheets during the state indoor track meet for Class 5A-7A schools at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

Dillon was in attendance Saturday, but only as a spectator. She was there to watch her younger sister Josie, a freshman, run in the girls 800 and finished third.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE - Har-Ber's Amanda Dillon comes in to win a heat of the 400 meters during the Class 5A-7A State Indoor track meet … Continue Reading ››

Heber Springs boys, Monticello girls win 1A-4A indoor titles

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Andrew Hutchinson

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Heber Springs boys and Monticello girls won 1A-4A state indoor track and field championships Friday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville.

The Panthers were 10 points better than runner-up Crossett, while the Billies edged Des Arc by two points.

On the boys' side, Heber Springs was led by a 1-2 finish in the 800m, with senior Malachi Cannon winning (2:00.19) and sophomore Jesse Applewhite finished second (2:09.15). Cannon also won the 1,600m with a time of 4:35.91, more than seven seconds faster than the runner-up, and finished second in the 3,200m.

The Panthers also won the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.

On … Continue Reading ››

Indoor Track Season Kicks Off

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 came away with the highest finishes of any Northwest Arkansas competitors Saturday during the Arkansas High School Invitational held Saturday at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville. Bentonville's girls took second place in the 4x800-meter relay with a time of 9 minutes, 52.03 seconds, while Greenland's girls took sixth at 10:40.71. On the boys side, senior Joshua Kruse finished third in the 3,000 with his time of 9:15.33. Other Northwest Arkansas athletes who finished in the top 10 in their events include:

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• Olivia Thomas, Fayetteville, tied for fourth in high jump (5 feet, 3 inches) • Jade Donnell, Bentonville, … Continue Reading ››

State, Regional Tournament Host Sites 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 chosen the following locations as host sites for state and regional tournaments Thursday afternoon at its office in North Little Rock. They are as follows: BASKETBALL Region, February 25-28 Class 4A North: Pottsville South: Monticello East:  Trumann Class 3A Region 1: Danville Region 2: Rose Bud Region 3: Manila Region 4: Fordyce Class 2A North: Buffalo Island Central South: Parkers Chapel East: Mount Ida West:  Johnson County Westside Class 1A Region 1: Scranton Region 2: Hillcrest Region 3: Bradford Region 4: Emerson State, March 3-7 Class 7A: Springdale Har-Ber Class 6A: Siloam Springs Class 5A: Greene County Tech Class 4A: Ozark Class 3A: Cossatot River Class 2A: Pangburn Class 1A: Kirby at Nashville BASEBALL Region, May 8-11 Class 4A North: Dover East: Pocahontas South: Malvern Class 3A Region 1: Lavaca Region 2: Bald Knob Region … Continue Reading ››

School Bids For Regional, State Tourneys 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 following is a list of schools who have made bids to the Arkansas Activities Association to host regional and state tournaments in sports other than football. The AAA will announce the host sites at 4 p.m. Thursday at its office in North Little Rock. BASKETBALL Region, February 25-28 Class 4A North: Lincoln, Ozark, Pottsville South: Mena, Monticello East: Heber Springs, Highland, Pocahontas, Riverview, Trumann Class 3A Region 1: Danville Region 2: Cedar Ridge, Perryville, Rose Bud Region 3: Bergman, Manila Region 4: Centerpoint, Cossatot River, Drew Central, Fordyce, Prescott Class 2A North: Buffalo Island Central, Marmaduke, Pangburn, Sloan-Hendrix South: Gurdon, Parkers Chapel East: Augusta, Carlisle, Mount Ida West: Conway Christian, Westside Johnson County Class 1A Region 1: Scranton Region … Continue Reading ››

Forecasting The Future Of Springdale’s HOF

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

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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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Springdale class of 2014 guard D.J. Evans (left) and class of 2015 guard Chris Owens have a good shot at being future inductions into the Springdale High Athletic Hall of Fame.
Springdale High held an induction ceremony for the 10 newest members of the school’s athletic hall of fame Saturday night.

The list of honorees included two former Bulldog athletes, Paige Farrell-Rollins and Meagan Pless-Anderson, who graduated in 2004 and were first-ballot inductees.

The Springdale graduating class of 2014 won’t be eligible until 2024, but here’s a look at … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Brings Home CBS MaxPreps Cup Title

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 High School was a runaway winner of the 2013-14 CBS MaxPreps Cup, which recognizes the nation's best overall high school sports program.

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Bentonville's girls soccer team hoists up its Class 7A state championship trophy, one of eight state titles Bentonville won this year en route to capturing the MaxPreps Cup.

Bentonville finished the final MaxPreps Cup standings with 1,120 points, while Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X Catholic was a distant second with 985. Rounding out the top five were Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou with … Continue Reading ››