Rogers High Lady Mounties 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Aaron Crouch.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 9-11 overall, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Sienna Nealon (Sr.), Leslie Barrales (Soph.), Rosy Orellana (Sr.), Kendal Bittick (Sr.), Mary Treacy (Sr.), Emily Castro (Sr.), TOP NEWCOMERS: Mac Brace (Fresh.), Haley Arrick (Fresh.), Samantha Todd (Fresh.), Raquel Bujanda (Jr.), Maggie Folger (Fresh.). Syndey Figenskau (Sr.).

THE SKINNY: Aaron Crouch, who in his first year at Rogers and first season as a head coach, inherits a team that returns five starters. He's hopeful a strong off-season program in the fall will help prevent some injuries that plagued the Lady Mounties a year ago. Crouch said his seniors have been … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage 2017 Season Preview

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015-- Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER --03/20/2015--
Rogers Heritage sophomore Erol Banuelos works his way around the Bentonville defense on Friday, March 20, 2015, at David Gates Stadium in Rogers.
COACH: Christhian Saavedra.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 13-9 overall, 10-4 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS: Pedro Garcia (Sr.), Erol Banuelos (Sr.), Chris Cano (Jr.), Angel Castro (Sr.), Brian Pardo (Jr.), Charlie Hernandez (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Victor Calderon (Fresh.).

THE SKINNY: The … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville West Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH John Marshall

LAST YEAR’S RECORD This is the Wolverines' inaugural season.

KEY PLAYERS F Tyler Guentz (Jr.), D Ethan Stockdale (Soph.), MF George Shultz (Jr.), GK Joel Garcia (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS MF Tom Shultz (Fr.), M Brayden Douthit (Soph.), MF/F Blake McDoulett (Soph.).

THE SKINNY Marshall, a former head coach at Springdale Har-Ber, returns to the ranks after spending last year as an assistant for Bentonville's girls team. He inherits four players that did see playing time at Bentonville last year in Guentz, Stockdale, Shultz and Garcia. The Wolverines are already off to a good start with a 3-0 victory over Green Forest … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville High Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH Michael Devaney (13th season at Bentonville; 130-74-17 overall)

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 16-5-1 overall, 9-5 7A-West (third in conference; won state title)

NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this season. NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER
Bentonville's Sam Uzere battles a Springdale player for possession during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship. Uzere is one of the experienced players the Tigers will count on this … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville Lady Bulldogs 2017 Season Preview

TEAM Fayetteville softball

COACH Jason Shirey

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE - Fayetteville coach Jason Shirey speaks to his team before the start of play against Rogers Friday, April 10, 2015, at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville.
LAST YEAR’S RECORDS 7-18, 5-9 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS C Baylee Andrews (Sr.), 1B Katy Beth Ezell (Sr.), CF Morgan Stratton (Jr.), SS Emily Lyles (Jr.), RHP/OF Maggie Mabry (Sr.), RHP/OF … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Har-Ber Boys Season Preview

COACH Cory Butler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 11-11, 7-7 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS FORW Ivan Feutes (Sr.) MF Caed Tyler (Sr.), MF Jesus Zizumbo (Jr.), D/MF Juan Mejia (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS FORW Esteban Fuentes (So.)

THE SKINNY Har-Ber gained a lot of experience from last season and Butler believes it can pay dividends this year. Butler says his players have a greater understanding of what it takes to win. Jesus Zizumbo, Har-Ber’s star placekicker on the football team, has stood out from a leadership standpoint. Caed Tyler, a Ouachita Baptist signee, is another captain and leader for Har-Ber likely to have a prodcutive season. Practices have … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High Boys 2017 Season Preview

COACH Donald Beeler

LAST YEAR’S RECORD 19-6, 11-3 7A-West

KEY PLAYERS MF Salvador Gonzalez (Jr.), MF Jose Vega (So.), GK Andres Aldaco (Jr.)

TOP NEWCOMERS Hiereberto Razo (So.)

THE SKINNY The Red’Dogs have a good portion of last year’s conference title and state runner-up team back and are gearing up for another deep run in the state playoffs. Beeler says a number of players on the roster are ready to step in and fill the void left by departed seniors. Competing for conference title is goal No. 1, and making a run at a state title is within reach as well. Beeler says his … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

COACH:Skye Stover.

LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 15-10, 6-8 7A-West.

KEY PERFORMERS:Micayla Faught (Sr.), Sarah Setzer (Jr.), Macie Bowman (Jr.), Grace Brackett (Jr.), Felicity Auxier (Soph.), Kate Mellon (Sr.), Amy Perez (Sr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Grace Rodriguez (Fresh.), Josie Stitt (Fresh.), Pam Seiler (Fresh.), Lanee Knight (Fresh.), Kierra Mahmens (Fresh).

THE SKINNY:The Lady War Eagles returns a few with varsity experience, after losing in the state tournament quarterfinals a year ago. But they have a new coach. Skye Stover spent the past two seasons as the head girls soccer coach at Texarkana. Stover said he has an abundance of attackers, which means figuring out the defense … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage Lady War Eagles 2017 Season Preview

COACH: Jeff Shaw.

LAST YEAR'S FINISH: Finished 12th at the Class 7A state meet, scoring 9.5 points.

KEY PERFORMERS: Maddi Ware (Sr.), Meredith Lakis (Sr.), Belen Guzman (Jr.).

TOP NEWCOMERS: Tayonna Wilson (Soph.), Nicole Morrison (Sr.).Kaitlyn Craft (Soph).

THE SKINNY: Wilson is the fastest female athlete Heritage has ever had, Shaw said. She will be busy in the sprints and horizontal jumps.Wilson set the 200 meter school record in the conference meet as a freshman, but didn't qualify for the state meet. Ware could push to 3200, after running the 800 and mile last season. Morrison moved from Eureka Springs and could be … Continue Reading ››

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