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Looking ahead (Part 1): The 2016-18 Reclassification Cycle

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.
Henry Apple
Another year of high school sports is officially in the books, and there is still three more months before the next one begins. Still, it didn't take long for some people to look beyond next season, especially when the Arkansas Activities Association released the classification numbers for the 2016-18 cycle on April 30. These numbers — consisting of a school's average number of students in grades 9-11 over a three-year span — determine a school's classification for those two school years. The next cycle marks the beginning of Bentonville West and a consolidated Jacksonville-North Pulaski high school, marking some of the noticeable … Continue Reading ››

NLR Football Bus Accident

Andrew Hutchinson

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.
Andrew Hutchinson
school bus wreck

One of two buses carrying the North Little Rock football team was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 Thursday.

The Charging Wildcats were on their way to War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock to play Little Rock Catholic in their first game of the 2014 season when the accident occurred.

None of the players were injured, but offensive coordinator Blake Pizan suffered head lacerations and was treated at UAMS.