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7A-West All-Conference Team Announced

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
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The following is the list of players who were named to the 7A-West all-conference volleyball team for 2017:

NWADG Preps Spotlight — Lauren Hawks

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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.
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Prep Volleyball Notebook: Week 8

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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Fayetteville 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 ››

VOLLEYBALL: 7A Standings and Scenarios (with update)

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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11 of the 12 playoff berths are officially clinched. There is one postseason berth left in the West.
Here are the standings and seedings as we stand late Friday night.
WEST - Bentonville is the 1 seed in the West while Har-Ber/Fayetteville are the 2-3 seeds. Har-Ber is the 2 seed with a win or FAY loss. Fayetteville is the 2 seed with a win and a Har-Ber loss.
Springdale and Rogers are the 4th/5th seeds. Springdale plays Rogers Tuesday and the winner is the 4th, the loser is 5th. UPDATE - Per Henry Apple, there is another … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville volleyball players honored for career milestones

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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Golden Ball 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 ››

Prep Volleyball Notebook: Week 7

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
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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VBstandings Springdale Har-Ber 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 ››