Are Coach Ejections Ever A Good Thing?

We've all seen them at one time or another. A coach, fired up over a blown call, has finally had enough and let's the referee or official have a piece of his mind. The official then reacts by throwing the coach out of the game, the arena, the stadium, wherever the field might be. And this usually leads to a big crowd reaction, a coach storming off the scene and a heated situation that is usually talked about in the local schools, papers, radio stations, TVs and barber shops for days to come. These coaching ejections are often frowned upon by many. … Continue Reading ››

Springdale’s Owens Drawing SEC Interest

AN FBH-SDALE SPRING GAME Springdale High rising senior Chris Owens is already drawing interest from multiple Division I basketball programs. He added an SEC football program to the list Tuesday when Ole Miss stopped by the school to meet with the 6-foot-3 cornerback. Owens finished his junior season with 29 tackles, four pass breakups, two interceptions and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. He will also … Continue Reading ››


Today's first round games in the 4A-North Regional baseball tournament have been moved from Lincoln and the game times have changed as well. The bracket has been split into two sites today with games at Farmington and Prairie Grove, said Lincoln coach Brad Harris. Games today will be played at 4 and 6:30 to get the tournament back on schedule. Saturday and Monday games will return to Lincoln under the original time. Here is the revised schedule: Prep Baseball 4A-North Regional Tournament Today At Farmington Game 1: Lincoln vs. Pottsville, 4 p.m. Game 2: Farmington vs. Booneville, 6:30 p.m. At Prairie Grove Game 3: Pea Ridge vs. Dover, 4 p.m. Game … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Makes MaxPreps Cup’s Top 10

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 ››

AAA Ruling Affects Soccer Showdown

Springdale senior Orsy Gonzalez (5) against Siloam Springs.
Springdale High will be without one of its best players for a pivotal Friday showdown at Springdale Har-Ber after a ruling by the Arkansas Activities Association, the state's high school sports governing body. Senior defender Orsy Gonzalez was red-carded after a collision with a Fayetteville player in the final two minutes of a 4-2 Springdale win last week, a penalty that, by AAA rule, … Continue Reading ››


Shiloh Christian will return to the 4A-1 Conference this season after two years in the 5A-West.

WR Adler Goode is one of several top returning skill position players for Shiloh Christian this season.
The Saints were 6-4-1 last season and advanced to the 5A state playoffs. A number of top skill position players will return this season, including WR Adler Goode, who is drawing college interest, said coach Josh Floyd. Floyd said the service academies as well as UCA have all stopped in this spring to check in … Continue Reading ››


AN BBH LINC MARRUFO FEATThe state championship push begins tomorrow for Class 4A and below baseball and softball teams as they open regional tournament play across the state.

A number of Northwest Arkansas teams will be in action starting at 10 a.m. and games will be played all day Friday. Saturday's semifinals and Monday's third place and championship games will be at noon and 2:30 both days. The top 4 teams in the 4A and 3A regionals advance to state tournament play next week. The 3A baseball and softball tournaments in … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Duo Competing in EYBL

AN BKB SDALE F4 Springdale High rising senior guards Chris Owens and Tereke Eckwood have a chance to showcase their skills against the best talent in the nation this spring and summer. The Class of 2015 duo is playing AAU basketball for some of the top teams in the country in the 17-and-under circuit of the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). Owens is playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team, while Eckwood is a new … Continue Reading ››


We haven't officially closed the books on the 2013-14 school year just yet. There are still several weeks left in the spring sports season, including regional and state tournaments. But football is in the air. Next week schools will start spring practices that will set in motion their plans for the fall. In the spring, anything is possible. The 2014 season will have a number of intriguing storylines. Among the  things to keep an eye on: • Springdale Har-Ber will finally have its very own stadium. Progress is being made on getting it ready as we write. They will no longer share Jarrell … Continue Reading ››

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