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Alma, Van Buren Install New Turf

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
Andrew Hutchinson
A pair of schools in the River Valley will be playing on new turf this season.

Alma and Van Buren have installed a new playing surface at their stadiums and have kept up with the progress on Twitter.

The 2015 season will be the Airedale's first on artificial turf, as they were the largest school in the state still playing on grass. Alma brings Arkansas' total to 67 high schools playing on turf.

According to Leland Barclay, a total of nine schools will have new turf this season.

The Pointers began installing their turf Aug. 4.

Boys: Alma 78, Springdale 70 (OT)

Jimmy Carter

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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ALMA — Austin Lee and Jake Folkerts combined for 56 points and scored 13 of Alma’s 15 points in overtime to lift the Airedales to a 78-70 win over Springdale High on Friday night.

Springdale (4-6) led 60-55 with less than three minutes left. Alma took a lead with less than a minute left, but Bulldog all-state guard Chris Owens answered with a tough fade-away jumper from the foul line to put Springdale ahead 62-61 with 34.5 seconds left.

The Bulldogs got a stop and Owens was fouled, but made just one of two at the line with 8.8 seconds left. Alma’s … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 73, Alma 67

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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ALMA — Springdale High started the game red-hot and built a big lead, then survived an Alma rally to hang on for a 73-67 road win and snap a two-game losing streak.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-3) scored on their first 10 possessions and shot 82 percent in the first quarter as they built a double-digit lead. Junior Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 19 points as the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) won while playing without junior all-state point guard Kierra Lang.

But it didn’t wind up an easy win despite Springdale jumping out to a 23-10 lead in the opening quarter. Alma knocked down … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 68, Bentonville 65

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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ALMA — The number of fouls Bentonville’s boys basketball team picked up Tuesday night didn’t settle too well with Tigers coach Jason McMahan.

Bentonville was whistled for 30 team fouls — 20 in the second half — and that lead to the Tigers’ first loss of the season as Alma claimed a 68-65 nonconference victory at Charles B. Dyer Gymnasium.

“A lot of that came from a lack of focus on our end and poor execution, compared to Alma’s great execution of its game plan,” McMahan said. “I think we got out of position and made some fouls.

“We had eight turnovers in … Continue Reading ››

Alma 28, Springdale 10

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-ALMA-SDALE
Alma quarterback Evan Burris.
SPRINGDALE — Alma senior quarterback Evan Burris threw four touchdown passes and accounted for 266 yards of total offense to lead the Airedales to a 28-10 road win over Springdale High.

Burris ran for a team-high 62 yards on 12 carries, but was even more effective throwing the ball. He completed 16 of 19 passes for 204 yards and the four touchdowns as Alma (2-0) took advantage of a Springdale secondary playing without injured starting free safety Gavin Schmidt (shoulder).

Springdale led in the second quarter … Continue Reading ››

Alma 28, Poteau (Okla.) 0

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
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Every time Poteau (Okla.) threatened to score, Alma's defense responded in a big way Thursday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in Fort Smith.

Thanks to several turnovers and fourth-down stops, the Airedales cruised to a 28-0 win in the final Hooten's Kickoff Classic game of the week.

Alma (1-0) jumped out to a 15-0 lead with 5:58 left in the first quarter, with a touchdown pass from Evan Burris to Heath Friddle, a two-point conversion and a one-yard run by Curtis Lloyd. Lloyd's touchdown came after he intercepted a Poteau pass at the Pirates' 33-yard line.



Poteau (0-1) had … Continue Reading ››

Week 1 Football Tidbits

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 the projects I took on this summer (voluntarily, I might add) was to compile the won-loss records for every high school football team in the state since 2001, just to see what interesting information might be revealed.

Why 2001, you might ask? In my mind, it's the beginning of the 21st century. You may beg to differ, but let's save that argument for another time.

Anyway, here are some things I gathered after my project was completed.

• A number of high schools have already reached and surpassed 100 wins during this time, but four more will have the opportunity to … Continue Reading ››