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Class 7A Spring Sports Standings

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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Right now, I am just adding conference games only. Later in the year, I will add in the overall records. Conference play for Class 7A school in baseball, softball and soccer will start up again after spring break. 2017-03-18 7A Baseball Standings 2017-03-18 7A Soccer Standings 2017-03-18 7A softball standings

VIDEO: Springdale High forward Carl Fitch

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Carl Fitch is Springdale's go-to player. Averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds per game this season, the junior is eager to get 7A-West play underway.

Springdale Har-Ber Volleyball Preview

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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When Shyrah Schisler took over the Springdale Har-Ber volleyball program, she wanted to institute a toughness about her girls, and a no-excuses type team. She's done just that. Last season was, literally, a banner year for the Lady Wildcats, finishing as the 7A runner-up with a 28-6-1 record. Har-Ber had to leap certain hurdles to get to the state finals, and Schisler couldn't have been more proud of her group. "As far as I know we had not beaten Bentonville for several years before I got here," she said. "Beating them in the semifinals last year was great for us. They're such … Continue Reading ››

7A-West Tennis Preview

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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Historically, Fayetteville has been known to produce state championship-level boys tennis teams, but coach Darin Phelan has that same feeling about the Lady Purple'Dogs this year. In 2016, he plans to send to the courts one of the strongest girls teams he's had since he's been coaching to compete for conference and possibly state championships. "I'm really excited about the girls program," he said. "We've got a chance to do something fun." Phelan has a solid group of returning players ready to make a run at a state title. Highlighting the team is his No. 1 player from last season, Cam Cupelli. … Continue Reading ››

Springdale High Volleyball Preview

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES • @NWATONYR Megan Thompson, head volleyball coach for Springdale High School, sets the schedule Monday Aug. 8, 2016 for volleyball practice at the school. This is Thompson first year as head coach for the Lady Bulldogs.
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Megan Thompson, head volleyball coach for Springdale High School, sets the schedule Monday Aug. 8, 2016 for volleyball practice at the school. This is Thompson first year as head coach for the Lady Bulldogs.
  One aspect of the Springdale High volleyball job Meagan Thompson … Continue Reading ››

Week 4 7A-West Preview

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Week 4 of the high school football season is here, which means 7A-West Conference play is upon us. Listen as Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Andrew Hutchinson previews Friday's four games.

Fayetteville tops Greenwood in scrimmage

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Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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The big takeaway from the Fayetteville vs. Greenwood preseason football scrimmage Monday at Smith-Robinson Stadium in Greenwood was this....

Fayetteville most definitely plans to put the hurry in Hurry-Up offense this season.

The Purple'Dogs needed a little bit of time to rev up the engines and get started, failing to score on their four possessions in the first quarter. But once the offense began to click, the fast-paced, up-tempo attack was off to the races.

In the first half of the scrimmage — the only half which featured varsity vs. varsity the entire way — Fayetteville went on a tear through the Greenwood … Continue Reading ››

Northwest Arkansas’ Playoff Possibilities

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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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With just one week remaining in the regular season, here are how football teams in Northwest Arkansas stand as far as playoff possibilities go.

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Bentonville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Fayetteville and a Fort Smith Northside win over Fort Smith Southside. Can finish as low as No. 4 seed with a loss to Fayetteville and a Northside win, but host a first-round playoff game.

Fayetteville: Can finish as high as No. 1 seed and earn first-round bye with a win over Bentonville and a Southside win over Northside. Can finish as … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Top QBs

Jimmy Carter

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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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Fayetteville quarterback Taylor Powell.
Four questions for four writers talking 7A-West football heading into the first week of conference play.

1. True or false: Fayetteville sophomore Taylor Powell is already one of the elite quarterbacks in the 7A-West?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer)True. He may be close to claiming the No. 1 spot by the end of the season and there’s a good chance he’ll be the league’s best next year. Look at what past Division I quarterbacks did or didn’t do as … Continue Reading ››

Roundtable: Who Are The 7A-West’s Title Contenders?

Andrew Hutchinson

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Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Fort Smith Northside middle linebacker Deontre Hardwick and Grizzlies coach Mike Falleur.
Four questions for four writers, talking 7A-West football heading into week five.

1. Finish this sentence: Springdale Har-Ber's 42-7 blowout win at Rogers High was                    ?

Jimmy Carter (Springdale beat writer) Not too shocking. Let me break it down. Har-Ber beat Owasso, Okla., 21-14 at a preseason scrimmage over in Tulsa. Granted, it was a scrimmage, but Owasso is one of … Continue Reading ››