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Pea Ridge Rolls Past Gravette

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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PEA RIDGE — Sophomore Westin Church scored 11 of his game-high 19 points the first seven minutes of the game as Pea Ridge jumped on Gravette early and often to post a 66-36 win in a 4A-1 Conference game. Pea Ridge hit 12 3-pointers in the game, including five each in the first and third quarters. Joey Hall and Zach Davis finished with 11 points each for Pea Ridge. Church opened the game with a 3-pointer and he ended the first quarter with another 3-pointer as the Blackhawks built a 23-8 lead. In between, Church had another 3-pointer and a stickback. The Pea … Continue Reading ››

Rogers High Player Hospitalized

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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Rogers junior Daniel Salvador was injured in the fourth quarter against NOAH Friday night in Siloam Springs and was taken to Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville. Salvador collided with a teammate and hit the court hard at midcourt with 6 minutes, 55 seconds left in the game. He appeared to be unconscious for several seconds. An ambulance was called and Salvador left on a stretcher wearing a neck brace and he was on a back board. “All we know is that they are taking him to Washington Regional because they have the best neurologists,” Herren said following the game. “He was scared, … Continue Reading ››

UPDATE: Springdale Football Coaching Applicants

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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Here are the 20 candidates who had applied for the Springdale High football head coaching vacancy as of Wednesday morning.

The position will likely be filled between Jan. 6-13, per athletic director Wayne Stehlik.

These are the nine new applicants who applied for the job after Dec. 11, in alphabetical order.

Zak Clark

Fayetteville offensive coordinator

Jeremy Flowers

Homewood-Flossmoor, Ill. assistant

Mark King

Horatio head coach

Eric Redmon

N/A

Cornelius Roberts

Little Rock McClellan football assistant/head baseball coach

Wade Standley

Norman (Okla.) North head coach

Ronald Travis

N/A

Max Washausen

Prairie Grove assistant

Ronald Young

Warren assistant

These 11 applicants who had applied before Dec. 11.

Les Boyum

South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach

Jeff Broyles

Stigler, Okla. line coach

Kole Carpenter

Cave City defensive coordinator

Duane Friesen

N/A

Spencer … Continue Reading ››

Matthews Top Girls Golfer

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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ROGERS — After Brooke Matthews walked off the green on the first hole at the Class 7A Golf Tournament at the Lost Springs Golf and Country Club in October of 2013, Rogers High girls coach Brenda Alexander knew good things were in store for the Lady Mounties golfer. As a freshman, Matthews finished third at the state tournament that year but she missed going to the Overall Tournament after losing a three-player playoff on the first hole. There would be no such disappointment this year. Matthews improved her stroke average by an incredible six strokes in nine-hole regular season matches while winning medalist … Continue Reading ››

3A State Final – Live Blogging

Walter Woodie

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.

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9:54 p.m. -- Thanks for joining me and others on the live blog. Thanks to NWA Media Sports Editor Chip Souza for saying yes to this. It was a blast. Time to head back to Fort Smith and prepare for ACT test monitoring in the morning. Good night. 9:51 p.m. -- A little early but I think it will be safe to predict that Charleston's Ty Storey will be the game's MVP. A well earned choice by the way. Give this Smackover team credit. They would have made a worthy champion as well. But the difference in the game was Storey. He … Continue Reading ››

Lake Hamilton player airlifted from practice

Sean Saunders

Sean Saunders

Sports Reporter at The Sentinel-Record
Sean Saunders is a sports writer for The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs.
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PEARCY — A Lake Hamilton football player collapsed from a head injury during football practice Thursday night and was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as precaution, Lake Hamilton coach Jerry Clay said.

The player collapsed while running drills and complained of “feeling woozy,” Clay said. Paramedics were then called to the scene, working with the staff to prepare for the LifeNet helicopter.

Clay declined to give the player’s name over the phone, a call made just before the helicopter arrived. The Sentinel-Record will be following up on the story Friday.

Rogers High Cross Country Ranked in Regional Poll

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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Milesplits.com has ranked the top teams in the Southeast based on the times on returning cross country runners and the Mounties are No. 1 in a region that covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Rogers returns an average time of 16:05, which is just ahead of No. 2 ranked El Paso, Texas Eastwood and Southlake Carroll, Texas. The Mounties top retuning runners are Christian Liddell (15:49), Ian Smith (15:51), Austin Salazar (15:52), Taylor Bryant (16:23) and Jessie Ramirez (16:31).

Rogers High Girls Tennis Tang-Less

Paul Nielsen

Paul Nielsen

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Paul Nielsen is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Rogers High, as well as Pea Ridge and Decatur.
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The Lady Mounties tennis team is in a rebuilding mode after winning the last three Class 7A State Championships. But for the first time in four years, Rogers will not have a Tang on the roster. Tiffany Tang has graduated after winning four 7A titles, two singles and two doubles, and four Overall Championships, two singles and two doubles. Tiffany Tang, who is going to school at Rice but not playing tennis, teamed with her sister, Katherine, for the four doubles titles over the past two seasons. But Katherine, who is a junior, is not playing tennis this year and instead is … Continue Reading ››

WATN: Former Foes Teamed Up At UA

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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By Paul Boyd NWA Media Allyson Twiggs Dyer and Blair Savage-Lansden were tied together because of basketball for several years, but they have taken different paths later in life. The two were bitter rivals in high school, but became teammates at Arkansas.
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Allyson Twiggs-Dyer
Twiggs Dyer put her basketball career behind her quickly after Arkansas lost to Washington in the NCAA Tournament in 1995. “I left my shoes in the hotel room in Seattle,” she said. “I was done. I had played a ton of basketball, and it was a great … Continue Reading ››

Who are Arkansas preps’ greatest pros?

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
Andrew Hutchinson
PrepPros Did you know eight professional hall of fame players graduated from Arkansas high schools?

It was a difficult task selecting the 10 best professional players who played high school sports in The Natural State. A diverse panel of reporters and spectators came up with the list we will unveil over the course of the next week.

Our list is packed with talented athletes. It was so packed, in fact, the honorable mention list includes:

- Little Rock Parkview's Keith Jackson Sr., a Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowl tight end in the … Continue Reading ››