NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS @NWAMICHAELW Springdale Har-Ber's Ben Fears (at left) has found success in high school wrestling despite the challenges of being diagnosed with autism. The senior will be a Class 6A-7A state title contender in the 182-pound weight class.
Looks can be deceiving, and that description fits Springdale Har-Ber wrestler Ben Fears.
Baptist Prep didn't need a high-scoring performance from junior guard Isaac McBride on Saturday against Maumelle, but the Eagles got one anyway and they used it to coast to an easy victory.
Even in an eventual 54-point victory against an overmatched opponent Saturday afternoon, Mills Coach Raymond Cooper had his concerns.
West Memphis used a 21-1 run in the second half en route to a 72-47 victory over Wynne in 6A/5A-3 Conference play.
EL DORADO 62, PULASKI ACADEMY 59
Kearah Conley (52) of Springdale fouls Shania Wilson (00) of Bentonville West as she shoots in Springdale’s 56-53 victory Friday night in Springdale.
SPRINGDALE -- Springdale High junior Marquesha Davis was the highest-scoring player on the court Friday night, but it was not until the fourth quarter before she really did her damage.
Springdale Har-Ber’s Austin Garrett (1) shoots a layup as Bentonville High’s Michael Shanks (11) defends Friday at Bentonville High School in Bentonville.
BENTONVILLE -- A third-quarter skirmish provided all the spark Springdale Har-Ber needed Friday night.
Franklin powers Lady Bulldogs past Lady MountiesPosted: Jan 13, 2018 at 3:56 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville used a dominating third quarter Friday night to run past Rogers High.
Lady Pointers pull away from Lady War EaglesPosted: Jan 13, 2018 at 3:54 a.m.
ROGERS -- KJ Stewart's putback at the buzzer gave the Pointers a huge 42-41 road win and snapped Heritage's 12-game winning streak Friday night in War Eagle Arena.
Airedales cruise to blowout win over PanthersPosted: Jan 13, 2018 at 3:52 a.m.
ALMA -- Siloam Springs coach Timothy Rippy had one message for his team as it entered Friday's game against Alma: Play tough defense.
GRAVETTE -- Though Gravette held the lead from the early first quarter on, the team needed to stave off a comeback by Shiloh Christian in the Lions' 61-52 victory over the Saints Friday night.
Jalen Brown delivered for the Cabot Panthers in the second overtime.
It didn't look like it was going to be Little Rock Central's night with the Tigers trailing Bryant 31-8 early in the second quarter of Friday's home game against Bryant.
Top-ranked Mills did not have the best beginning Friday night, but the Comets' start was much better than what Little Rock McClellan could muster.
The new year hasn't been kind to Little Rock Hall, but the Warriors have reason to be optimistic about their chances the rest of the way after picking up a pivotal road victory Friday night at Little Rock Christian.
Isaiah Joe scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Fort Smith Northside (12-5, 3-0 7A-Central) pulled away for a 67-50 victory over Little Rock Catholic (7-8, 1-2) on Friday night.
A defensive adjustment early in the second quarter paid off for Little Rock Parkview.
Mikalen Hawkins made his sixth three-pointer to start the fourth quarter to break a 29-29 tie, leading Little Rock Fair to a 54-39 victory over visiting Pulaski Academy on Friday night in 6A/5A-4 play.
Conway Coach Ashley Nance was concerned with her team having a letdown Friday night against Cabot.
Springdale High’s Marquesha Davis (24) goes up for a double-clutch layup while Alli Clifton of Bentonville West attempts to block her shot Friday at Bulldog Gymnasium in Springdale.
SPRINGDALE — Springdale star Marquesha Davis was the highest-scoring player on the court Friday night, but it was not until the fourth quarter before the junior really did her damage.
Prior to his arrival at Marion, Coach Nathan Clayborn had never heard of Detric Reeves.
Springdale Har-Ber boys basketball coach Scott Bowlin directs his team against Webb City, Mo., in a game earlier this season. Har-Ber has won nine straight games heading into a 7A-West Conference showdown tonight at Bentonville High.
One down, one to go
NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES @NWATONYR Rogers High's Jake Turner started his season off last weekend by winning his weight class at the Butler (Mo.) Invitational. The defending Class 6A-7A state champion at 138 pounds had been sidelined by an injury.
ROGERS HIGH -- The junior was slowed in December by injury but went 5-0 Saturday to win the 145-pound weight class at the Butler (Mo.) Invitational.
Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley (34) puts in a layup Tuesday as Rogers High’s Drew Miller (12) and Elliot Paschal (11) defend at Rogers High’s King Arena.
Lady Mounties earn hard-fought win against Lady War EaglesPosted: Jan 10, 2018 at 4:05 a.m.
ROGERS -- Rogers Heritage had an answer for a Rogers High challenge Tuesday night in King Arena.
Springdale High’s Marquesha Davis (24) comes down with a rebound over Springdale Har-Ber’s Sophie Nelson (30) and Kennedy Fotenopolus on Tuesday in Springdale.
Har-Ber boys win ninth straight gamePosted: Jan 10, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.
SPRINGDALE -- Springdale Har-Ber should've know it was in trouble when Marquesha Davis opened Tuesday's game with three consecutive baskets.
Lady Bulldogs withstand Lady Wolverines’ second-half comebackPosted: Jan 10, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.
CENTERTON -- The frustration mounted on Fayetteville boys basketball coach Kyle Adams' face Tuesday night as his team picked up seven team fouls before the first 3 minutes of its 7A-West Conference game.
Clarksville tops Lady Panthers in OTPosted: Jan 10, 2018 at 3:58 a.m.
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Siloam Springs overcame a mostly flat performance for three quarters with a solid fourth quarter Tuesday night against Clarksville.
A fast start gave Mills enough of a cushion to pick up a 6A/5A-5 Conference victory Tuesday night.
Caleb London's shooting took down No. 2 North Little Rock on Tuesday night.
A near-perfect fourth quarter brought No. 2 Conway back from a 12-point deficit to stun top-ranked North Little Rock 69-64 Tuesday night at the Charging Wildcats Arena.
Guards Justice Hill and Will Strickland led the offense, and senior center Kalin Bennett spearheaded the defense in Little Rock Christian's 61-48 victory over Little Rock Parkview at Warrior Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
Rickey Smith has used his bench mainly to wear other teams down or mop up after a blowout victory in his 24 years coaching Fort Smith Northside.
Pulaski Academy did not score until there was 4:10 left in the first quarter but finally got going to nab a 54-52 road victory over Little Rock Hall at Cirks Arena on Tuesday night.