Rogers Heritage turned up the defense to knock off cold-shooting rival Rogers High on Tuesday night. Heritage held the Lady Mounties to just 25 percent shooting (9 of 35) from the floor, including an incredible 3-for-20 in the middle two quarters, en route to a 42-29 7A-West win at War Eagle Arena. Seniors Emilie Jobst and Sara Giesen combined for 29 points for Heritage (8-7, 1-1 7A-West) to equal all of Rogers’ offensive output, but Ramey couldn’t stop talking about his team’s defense in the matchup zone. The Lady War Eagles held Rogers (6-9, 0-2) to just three field goals in the second … Continue Reading ››
The War Eagles got off to a red-hot start and held off a late Rogers charge to earn the 7A-West Conference win on Tuesday night. Heritage (10-5, 1-1) hit 4-of-4 3-pointers to build a 24-8 first-quarter lead. Chris Coover and Irvin Menendez hit two 3-pointers each off the bench in that quarter. But the Mounties (5-10, 0-2) clawed back in the second half, getting within seven with six minutes, 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But Connor Hirsh scored on a free-throw line jumper and a layup, then fed Julian Jensen for a layup to push the Heritage lead back to 13. Hirsh … Continue Reading ››
FORT SMITH — Jason McMahan said he spent halftime Friday night reminding Bentonville's boys of what they had said the Tigers needed to do during their 7A-West Conference opener against Fort Smith Southside. "The pregame speech was them telling me what we needed to do," McMahan said. "So I went back and memorized almost exactly the way they said it, then gave it right back to them at halftime because they didn't do it." Bentonville got the message this time, then outscored Southside 40-21 over the second half en route to a 63-47 victory over the Rebels. The Tigers (6-3, 1-0) erased a … Continue Reading ››
Sports Reporter at Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
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 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 ››
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.
Fayetteville offensive coordinator
Homewood-Flossmoor, Ill. assistant
Horatio head coach
Little Rock McClellan football assistant/head baseball coach
Norman (Okla.) North head coach
Prairie Grove assistant
These 11 applicants who had applied before Dec. 11.
South Gibson County, Tenn., assistant coach
Stigler, Okla. line coach
Cave City defensive coordinator
Spencer … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
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 ››
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.
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.
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).