Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.
UPDATED Feb. 19 12:05 p.m. - Corrects Conway-Bryant tiebreaker.
With one week left, all but two playoff berths have been clinched, but where those teams will be seeded will be decided over the next two games. Here is a brief (but not comprehensive) look at playoff scenarios and potential seeding for the two 7A conferences:
7A-Central Boys – North Little Rock has earned a first-round bye and will clinch the 1 seed with … Continue Reading ››
Rogers High junior Hannah Martin set the Class 5A-7A state girls indoor high jump record — twice.
During Saturday's meet at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Martin broke the record by clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. She then raised the bar an inch and cleared 5-7 to break the record she had just set.
It broke the previous mark set 20 years ago by Fayetteville's Keely Yarbrough.
For her performance, Martin is the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week.
Here's a look at other top performances from the past week:
The War Eagles basketball team will try to bounce back from Friday's 56-43 loss at Van Buren, but they will have to do it on the road as Heritage faces Fayetteville in Bulldog Arena on Tuesday.
Heritage (9-7, 1-2 7A-West) doesn't have a league win away from War Eagle Arena yet this season. Its lone 7A-West win came Tuesday at home against crosstown rival Rogers High. Fayetteville is also 1-2 in the league, after falling to Bentonville 56-44 on Saturday at home in a make-up game.
The Lady War Eagles (6-10, 0-3) will be looking for their first league win period. … Continue Reading ››
Both the Rogers Heritage War Eagles and Lady War Eagles had their 7A-West Conference openers get away in the fourth quarter on Friday.
The Heritage boys (8-6, 0-1 7A-West) actually led by one early in the final quarter before going scoreless over the final five-plus minutes. The Lady War Eagles (6-8, 0-1) were able to stay in contact until the Lady Red Bulldogs pulled way for the easy win.
Heritage will play host to crosstown rival Rogers High on Tuesday, then play at Van Buren on Friday.
The Heritage wrestlers finished third in the Crain Automotive Invitational in Fayetteville on Saturday, but will … Continue Reading ››
The Lady Mounties picked up a tough win to begin 7A-West Conference play, but it doesn't slow down with games at crosstown rival Rogers Heritage and against league favorite Fayetteville this week.
Rogers High (9-5, 1-0 7A-West Conference) hit 9 of 15 3-pointers and made plays down the stretch to open league play with a 54-52 win over Springdale Har-Ber. The Lady Mounties also benefited from having senior leading scorer Elise Randels back from a dislocated left thumb. She added nine points, despite still having the left hand wrapped.
Farmington’s Matt Wilson has been named the ARPreps.com Athlete of the Week after leading the Cardinals to the Tony Chachere’s Classic title over the weekend.
The senior sharpshooter averaged 29.3 points per game during the three-day event in Farmington and averaged more than 30 points per game during the Cardinals' four games last week.
Wilson becomes the first player from his high school and first non-football honoree of our weekly award during the 2016-17 school year.
Wilson scored 27 points … Continue Reading ››
Pea Ridge senior running back Zaine Holley has rushed for more than 3,000 yards the past two seasons and leads the Blackhawks' into the Class 4A state championship against Warren.
Click on this link to a feature on Holley: Zaine Brings The Pain
Welcome to the latest installment of ARPreps.com's Tweets of the Week.
If this is your first time to check out this feature, then here's the skinny: To save you all time, we comb through all the best tweets from high school players and coaches in Northwest Arkansas and compile them all here for your reading enjoyment.
This week's Tweet of the Week comes from Prairie Grove running back/safety Anthony Johnson, who added a slight dig into his birthday wishes for Pea Ridge quarterback Jakota Sainsbury: