The Lady Bulldogs are in third place in 7A-West play heading into Tuesday’s regular season finale against Van Buren at home.
Fayetteville lost out on locking up the No. 2 seed from the conference with a 3-2 loss at Springdale Har-Ber last week. The Lady Bulldogs lost the final set by a narrow 20-18 margin.
“I think a close loss is only bad if you don’t learn from it,” said Fayetteville coach Jessica Phelan. “We can go back and look at things we can do to get better and we can really pay attention to those things to get ready for the … 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.
Athletes often get caught up in looking at their own personal statistics, but that's not the case for Bentonville's Emma Palasak and Baylee Barganier.<br><br>
Both passed career statistical milestones earlier this year — Palasak for 1,000 kills and Barganier for 1,000 assists — and didn't even know it. <br><br>
They were honored Tuesday night for their achievement and presented with golden volleyballs in a surprise ceremony prior to the Lady Tigers' volleyball match at Tiger Arena.<br><br>
"They had no idea it was coming, very humble, very excited," Bentonville coach Michelle Smith … Continue Reading ››
The two teams with the longest active win streak in the 7A-West meet Tuesday in Wildcat Arena.
Har-Ber rolls into this week following a pair of wins last week, including one against conference-leading Bentonville at home. It is the second consecutive season Har-Ber has beaten a nationally ranked team on its home floor.
“I knew we’d be young this year with different people, different personnel,” Har-Ber coach Shyrah Schisler said. “We may not be very big, but we’ve found ways to play big. You want to keep getting better and … Continue Reading ››
Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Bentonville dominated from the opening serve to sweep Fayetteville 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday. It was Lady Tigers' coach Michelle Smith's 300th career win, equaling the feat Lady Bulldogs coach Jessica Phelan achieved at Bentonville last season. CLICK HERE to read more and see more photos from the game.