Category Archives: Volleyball

Bentonville Sweeps Shiloh Christian, Heritage At Cancer Challenge

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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Bentonville got off on the right foot by cruising to wins over Rogers Heritage and Shiloh Christian at the fifth annual Volley for Cancer scrimmage on Thursday evening at Tiger Arena.

The Lady Tigers, who finished second in Class 7 a year ago, won a tight first set 25-21 against 7A-West Conference foe Heritage, but cruised 25-10 in the second. They broke away from 4A Shiloh Christian early to win 25-13, 25-13.

Lady Tigers coach Michelle Smith was pleased with the play of several individuals, but junior outside hitter Sadie Pate definitely stood out.

"She was on tonight," Smith said. "She's come alive … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Desiree Mack

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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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AN VBH-SDALE MACK
Springdale junior Desiree Mack.
  Springdale High two-sport standout Desiree Mack is poised for a big junior year after a busy summer.

Mack traveled to Minnesota to compete in the USA Nationals volleyball tournament and also made trips to Las Vegas and Atlanta for AAU basketball. She is receiving volleyball interest from LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss and others, with basketball interest from Arkansas.

Mack and the Springdale volleyball team open up the season at home against Shiloh Christian on Monday. Check out a feature on Mack, recently named a team … Continue Reading ››

Lady War Eagles Dealing With Injury

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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Rogers Heritage volleyball coach Sarah Miser has a different outlook than she did less than a week ago heading into Thursday's Cancer Challenge Jamboree at Bentonville.

That's because outside hitter Lindsay Glynn has been sidelined for an undetermined period with a sore right foot. The 5-foot-6 junior had earned a spot in the starting lineup with her steady attack, but now she's walking around with a boot on her right foot.

"I got a text from her Friday to let me know she is in a boot and the doctor was concerned she might have torn something," Miser said.

That leaves Miser and … Continue Reading ››

A Look At How AAA Proposals Might Finish

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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I have used the last four Sunday editions of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers to break down the proposals that school administrators will vote on during the Arkansas Activities Association's annual meeting with the governing body this year. That meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Now on the eve of this meeting, here's what I see about to take shape in our capital city: Proposal No. 1 — Volleyball Events Defined I don't see any reason why this shouldn't pass, and by an overwhelming margin. It simply gives the director of any regular-season volleyball tournament the opportunity to … Continue Reading ››

Davis To Play At Arkansas

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 High senior volleyball player Kimi Davis recently committed to play volleyball at Arkansas. She received the offer at a UA camp and accepted later that day. Davis was a ball girl for the UA volleyball team when she was in the sixth through eighth grades.

Bentonville Brings Home CBS MaxPreps Cup Title

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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Bentonville High School was a runaway winner of the 2013-14 CBS MaxPreps Cup, which recognizes the nation's best overall high school sports program.

AN SOC-BENT-BRYANT GAMER
Bentonville's girls soccer team hoists up its Class 7A state championship trophy, one of eight state titles Bentonville won this year en route to capturing the MaxPreps Cup.

Bentonville finished the final MaxPreps Cup standings with 1,120 points, while Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X Catholic was a distant second with 985. Rounding out the top five were Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou with … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Summer #W2W4: Volleyball

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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AN VBH-BENT-SDALE 09-18
Springdale junior Desiree Mack.
The school year is ending, but Springdale High's athletes don't get the summer off. The following details the volleyball team's outlook for next season and summer program over the course of the next few months. It is the second of a four-part series that includes football (Monday: http://bit.ly/1m60358), girls basketball (June 10) and boys basketball (June 11). 2014 SCHEDULE Continue Reading ››

Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?

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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I had the opportunity Friday morning to spend a couple of hours in Farmington, where I spoke with athletic director Brad Blew and coaches Mike Adams, Beau Thompson and Brad Johnson about the school's upcoming move to Class 5A status. Farmington has played its final game in the 4A-1 Conference and will be a member of the 5A-West Conference when classes resume in August. One of the dramatic changes Farmington faces will be the lack of a natural rival in the new league, basically because it's so spread out throughout about one-fourth of the state. Farmington's new conference foes range in distance … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Makes MaxPreps Cup’s Top 10

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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One of my Twitter followers, Kurt Wayne, steered me Thursday night toward a story done late last month by concerning the MaxPreps Cup standings. Bentonville is ranked No. 10 in the MaxPreps Cup rankings, which  are compiled by giving schools points for a first- or second-place finish at the state level. There are some stipulations — a championship is worth more points for schools in higher classifications, schools in states with higher population get more points than those in lesser populated states, and a sport such as football gets more points than a sport such as tennis. The article, written by MaxPreps … Continue Reading ››

Six Springdale Athletes Sign

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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AN FBH-SDALE PARSONSSix Springdale High athletes were recognized in a signing ceremony Friday in Bulldog Gym. Cory Stewart (tennis) signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Neal Parsons (football) signed with Hendrix and Chelsea Baldwin (softball) signed with Ecclesia College. Marlen Reynoso (volleyball) is headed to Newbury College in Newbury, Mass., while the Bulldog soccer duo of Orsy Gonzalez and Bryan Lemus are headed to Missouri to Neosho County Community College and Crowder Community … Continue Reading ››