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Rogers High This Week Jan. 9

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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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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.

Rogers coach Preston Early wasn't surprised to see the game go down the … Continue Reading ››

Farmington’s Wilson named Athlete of the Week

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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.
Farmignton senior guard Matt Wilson.
Farmignton senior guard Matt Wilson.
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 ››

VIDEO: Zaine Brings the Pain

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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

ARPreps.com’s Tweets of the Week: Nov. 21-27

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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:

anthony-johnson-totw Sainsbury, who showed class in his reply … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO — FAYETTEVILLE DANIEL WILLITS PROFILE

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Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Fayetteville defensive tackle Daniel Willits has emerged as a key player in his senior season. The Purple'Dogs are on another state championship run and Willits is a big reason why.  

Prep Rally #19

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Prep Rally #19 looks back at last Friday night's games and the the up and coming playoffs. We talk about last weeks 7A west conference cross country meet and the Northwest Arkansas Jr High Football championhip football game. We also show some of our sideline photos from last Friday night.  

BOX SCORE – FS Southside vs. FS Northside

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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.
The Grizzlies not only ended an 11-game losing streak, they also ended the Mavericks season with the impressive win. Northside (7-2) is the second seed from the 7A-Central and will have a first-round bye next week. The Grizzlies will host the Bentonville-LR Catholic winner Nov. 18 in the 7A Quarterfinals. 2016-11-04-northside-southside-full-box-score

RECAP: PEA RIDGE 30, SHILOH CHRISTIAN 13 W/STATS

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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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Pea Ridge took a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter and made it stand up for a 30-13 win over Shiloh Christian. The win wrapped up the No. 2 playoff seed for the Blackhawks, who will host Arkadelphia in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs next week. Drew Winn rushed for 124 yards on 11 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, including a 73-yard touchdown run on the Blackhawks' second offensive play. Zaine Holley added 79 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns for Pea Ridge (9-1, 6-1). Shiloh Christian (8-2, 5-2) trailed 15-7, but pulled within 15-13 … Continue Reading ››