Tag Archives: Pea Ridge Blackhawks

3A/4A This Week 1.16.17

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
Following his 31-point outburst during a 74-43 win over Prairie Grove last Tuesday, Pea Ridge’s Matt Thomas revealed what possibly had led to his big night.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES @NWATONYR Matt Thomas (20) of Pea Ridge drives to the basket as Josh Ezell (32) of Shiloh Christian defends Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Champions Gymnasium in Springdale.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES @NWATONYR
Matt Thomas (20) of Pea Ridge drives to the basket as Josh Ezell (32) of Shiloh Christian defends Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 at Champions Gymnasium in Springdale.
Tyler Cody, our manager … Continue Reading ››

Week 12 Notebook Class 5A and Below

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
GRAVETTE For its second consecutive five-hour plus bus ride, Gravette’s travel itinerary isn’t changing much. The Lions won 37-27 at Pocahontas last Friday and head to Hamburg this Friday.

They traveled nearly 600 miles round trip to Pocahontas and will trek nearly 700 miles for the round trip to Hamburg.

“It’s about 15 minutes farther, so we’ll leave at 7:45 Friday morning, which about 15 minutes earlier (than last week),” said Gravette coach Bill Harrelson. “We’ll stop at (Arkansas-Monticello) instead of Harding to do (a walk-through). And we’ll get home about 4:30 (a.m.), which is about 15 minutes later than … Continue Reading ››

Week 11 Notebook Class 5A and Below

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-21-57-pm screen-shot-2016-11-09-at-4-22-28-pm   GREENLAND The Pirates finished 5-5 overall and 3-4 to take the No 5 seed from the 3A-1 Conference, but coach Lee Larkan isn’t pleased with the season as a whole. “We don’t really consider 5-5 and a fifth-place seed (as) a good season,” Larkan said. “I don’t even think a fifth seed should be in the playoffs. We’re not going to say the season was disaster, but in our minds, 5-5 is unacceptable.” Atkins (7-2-1) finished 6-1 to finish second in … Continue Reading ››

Week 10 Notebook Class 5A and Below

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-40-31-pm screen-shot-2016-11-02-at-4-45-17-pm PRAIRIE GROVE Abshier offers players history lesson By winning at Lincoln on Friday, Prairie Grove has a chance to do something it hasn’t done since 2001: Finish 10-0 in the regular season.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
Prairie Grove coach Danny Abshier said Isaac Disney's explosiveness has helped this year's team exceed expectations.
That 2001 squad is the … Continue Reading ››

WEEK 9 NOTEBOOK CLASS 5A AND BELOW

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
stat-leaders tackle-leaders SHILOH CHRISTIAN Broc Berus averages 11.4 yards per carry, which is more than a first down each time Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway dials up his No. 12.

Photos by David Beach - Broc Berus (12)of the Saints  runs with the ball as Dustin Burton (28) of Prairie Grove comes up from behind for a tackle, at Champion Photos by David Beach - Broc Berus (12)of … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below Week 8

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
passing-leaders rushing-leaders receiving-leaders tackles-leaders       FARMINGTON Cards Look To Stay in Playoff Hunt Farmington has yet to consecutive games, but a victory at Maumelle on Friday would keep the Cardinals in the 5A-West playoff picture. “This is our fourth homecoming in a row, so we’re seeing a lot of queens crowned,” said Farmington coach Mike Adams. The Cardinals rushed for 304 yards to spoil Vilonia’s … Continue Reading ››

Prep Report Class 5A and Below Week 7

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
stat-leaders-1 stat-leaders-2 PEA RIDGE Blackhawks Ready For Showdown

Pea Ridge is eager for the challenge Friday in a battle of unbeaten teams teams at Prairie Grove. Both teams are 6-0 and co-leaders in the 4A-1 Conference.

“Prairie Grove is really, really good, but we’re proud of the way we’ve played as well,” Pea Ridge coach Stephen Neal said. “This is what what high football is all about. Two real good teams going at each other.”

Pea Ridge (6-0, 3-0) was able to overcome a … Continue Reading ››

PREP REPORT CLASS 5A AND BELOW WEEK 5

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
Chip Souza

Latest posts by Chip Souza (see all)

week-5-stat-leaders week-5-tackle-leaders Shiloh Christian ready for rivalry game Prairie Grove and Shiloh Christian will hook up in a battle of unbeaten teams at Champions Stadium on Friday night. In the past 10 years, the series is even at 5-5. “It’s a big game, everyone knows that,” said Shiloh Christian coach Jeff Conaway. “It’s obviously the game of the week with two 5-0 teams an it’s been a very good rivalry. “Our guys are going to be excited and up for the game, but … Continue Reading ››

PREP REPORT CLASS 5A AND BELOW — WEEK 3

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
Coming off a 44-42 win at 5A Little Rock Christian in Week 2 and a 35-22 win at a 3A Elkins in Week 1, the Saints finally get to play at home and against a fellow 4A opponent.

But that doesn’t mean the final non-conference game will be breeze as Pottsville has averaged nearly nine wins in each of the past six seasons under coach Bryan Rust. The Apaches opened this season with a 35-21 home win against Fountain Lake before losing 21-6 at Class 5A Vilonia this past week.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MITCHELL … <a href=Continue Reading ››

PREP REPORT CLASS 5A AND BELOW

Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike

Mike Capshaw

Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
Mike Capshaw
Follow Mike
Following a physical, 21-20 overtime win against Ozark, Gravette coach Bill Harrelson is happy to report no new injuries. However, the Lions will continue to be without receiver/safety Chris Childress, who suffered a knee injury during preseason practices, when they travel to Booneville for another stiff non-conference test at 7 p.m. Friday. “We’re still going to miss Chris Childress, but we did feel fortunate to get out (of Friday’s win) without any injuries,” Harrelson said. Photo by Randy Moll Kilby Roberts, Gravette quarterback, hands off to Austin O'Brien during Friday night's (Sept. 2, 2016) … <a href=Continue Reading ››