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State, Regional Tournament Sites 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 are the locations who were rewarded state and regional tournament sites by the Arkansas Activities Association during Thursday's meeting in North Little Rock. BASKETBALL Region, February 24-27 Class 4A North:         Prairie Grove South:        Dumas East:         Riverview Class 3A Region 1:    Lavaca Region 2:    Cedar Ridge Region 3:    Yellville-Summit Region 4:    Centerpoint Class 2A North:         Sloan-Hendrix South:        Lafayette County East:        Hazen West:         Quitman Class 1A Region 1:    Alpena Region 2:    Bay Region 3:    Greers Ferry West Side Region 4:    Caddo Hills State, March 1-5 Class 7A:     Cabot Class 6A:     Russellville Class 5A:     HS Lakeside/Hot Springs (Bank of the Ozarks Arena) Class 4A:     Malvern Class 3A:     Jessieville Class 2A:     Marmaduke Class 1A: … Continue Reading ››

Red Dog Q&A: Tre Ponce

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 WRE-SDALE PONCE
Tre Ponce.
Junior Tre Ponce is Springdale High's top wrestler and one of the state's best wrestlers in the 106-pound class.

He has a 23-5 record and has won tournaments at Fayetteville and Seneca, Mo. Last year, he placed fourth at state in the 106.

Read Monday's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a feature on Ponce.

What’s the most weight you’ve had to drop the morning of a weigh-in?

Maybe like three pounds, but even then it wasn’t a tough cut because I know what to eat and what not to eat. Like carbs, … Continue Reading ››

Rogers, Har-Ber, Heritage To Participate In Dual State Tournament

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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AN WRE DIAMOND STATE DUALS

Arkansas will host its seventh high school wrestling state tournament in a few weeks, but coaches are trying to see the sport take another step forward on Saturday.

The inaugural Arkansas Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Class 6A-7A Dual State Tournament will be held at Van Buren.

The event is not sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association, but Springdale Har-Ber wrestling coach Nika West said he and others are hoping to see that change in the near future.

"Other states have a regular bracket state tournament and a dual … Continue Reading ››