Former Springdale High football coach Jarrell Williams watches the Red-White spring football game May 17 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium in Springdale.
Rogers High Mounties wrap drills
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Bentonville West High School quarterback Dakota McDonald (2) leaps for a pass during a spring football game, Friday, May 25, 2018 at Wolverine Stadium at Bentonville West High School in Centerton.
CENTERTON -- Even with starting quarterback Will Jarrett absent, Bentonville West's offense managed to compile 50 points in its spring game Friday night.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Jeb Brown (10), quarterback, tosses the ball under pressure from Isaiah Tibbs Thursday, May 24, 2018, as Rogers Heritage holds it's Spring scrimmage at Gates Stadium.
ROGERS -- Rogers Heritage football coach Tony Travis said he tried to split the teams up as evenly as possible for Thursday's scrimmage to close spring practice.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Bentonville High School Preston Crawford (1) reacts after a touchdown during the spring football game, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville.
BENTONVILLE -- Each time Bentonville High's football team needed somebody to kick the ball Thursday night, Sam Younger and Elliot Nimrod both raced onto the field to take their turn.
Bryan Hutson said he did some thorough research on Elkins before he applied for the school's head football coaching vacancy.
Greenwood pitcher Connor Noland throws to a Benton batter Saturday, May 19, 2018, during the Class 6A baseball state championship game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
Connor Noland felt right at home on the Baum Stadium pitching mound.
Nashville catcher Colton Patterson (right) congratulates Scrappers pitcher Tyler Hanson after an out to end the third inning Saturday in the Class 4A baseball championship at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Hanson pitched a shutout in a 4-0 victory over Shiloh Christian.
Tyler Hanson walked out of the bullpen in right field, looked at his coach and gave him a little nod before the start of the Class 4A baseball state championship game.
Three out of four wasn't bad for Parkers Chapel in 2018.
Central Arkansas Christian’s Claire Vest (9) and Berryville’s Abby Thurman (26) attempt to possess the ball during Saturday’s Class 4A girls soccer state championship match at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. CAC shut out Berryville 6-0 for its third consecutive title and eighth overall.
Make it three consecutive girls soccer state titles for the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs.
Hot Springs Lakeside had come up short in four previous trips to the boys state soccer championship game with Coach Chris Moses seeing the last three from the sideline.
After falling short last season in the title game, Warren worked its way back and picked up its first boys soccer championship.
Winning a state championship is quite an accomplishment, especially when it comes against a rival team.
Farmington’s Eliana Marano jumps back to first base ahead of the throw to Greenbrier’s Shelby Coats during the Lady Panthers’ 3-2 victory in the Class 5A state softball championship game Saturday at the Benton Sports Complex.
Jaylee Engelkes saw the ball leave her bat, and she just knew the swing hadn't helped her cause.
Kaitlyn Howard made an early relief appearance Saturday afternoon, which eventually allowed the Sheridan Lady Jackets to put an early end to the Class 6A state championship game.
Grace Bryant and the Benton Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals left Rose Bud stranded Saturday afternoon.
Courtesy Photo "The Sound of Music" continues at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville through Sunday afternoon.
‘Sound of Music’ tour traditional, delightfulPosted: May 19, 2018 at 11:35 a.m.
The national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved classic "The Sound of Music" wraps up its stay in Fayetteville this weekend with three more performances at the Walton Arts Center. I'll be honest, I've heard mixed reviews on the production. I've even heard it go so far as people have left at intermission because they were so disappointed. I'm not sure what day they attended the musical or what may have been going on on stage for that performance, but I'll say the opening night showing to a full house on Tuesday was, without a doubt, not worth walking out of.
Springdale Har-Ber shortstop Mac McCroskey slides in to score ahead of a tag from Conway catcher Jack Stroth in the fifth inning of Har-Ber’s 6-0 victory over Conway in the Class 7A state championship game.
FAYETTEVILLE -- Blake Adams and his Springdale Har-Ber teammates lived with the bitter taste of losing in the state championship game last season for a year.
Rogers midfielder Skylurr Patrick (3) and Bryant’s Abbey Inman (21) fight for possession of the ball during the Class 7A girls state soccer championship Friday at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. Patrick had all three goals for Rogers as it won 3-2 in overtime.
Skylurr Patrick went looking for people to celebrate with after she scored the winning goal to give Rogers High a 3-2 overtime win over Bryant and the Class 7A girls state soccer title on Friday morning at Razorback Field.
Make it five straight for the Siloam Springs girls.
Bentonville shortstop Morgan Nelson (left) avoids colliding with center fielder Jenna Wildeman as she catches a fly ball against Bentonville West in Friday’s Class 7A softball championship game at Benton.
It was the gamble Kent Early had to take, and he was willing to take it.
The Russellville Cyclones are again the state champions in Class 6A.
Fort Smith Northside midfielder Jose Paredes (right) drives the ball past goalkeeper Anthony Garcia for a score as Willie Hernandez (left) covers during the Class 7A boys state soccer championship Friday at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. Paredes had a goal and an assist to earn the MVP award as Northside won 6-2, denying Rogers a second consecutive state title.
Fort Smith Northside picked a good day to play its best soccer.
Harding Academy senior Dalton Koch continued to make a big impact for the Wildcats on Friday in the Class 3A state baseball championship game.
Sylvan Hills walked its way to its first state championship since 2008.
The Woodlawn Bears maintained their dominance Friday in the Class 1A state baseball championship game at Baum Stadium.
Taylor players celebrate after the final out in Friday’s 2-1 victory over Concord in the Class 1A softball championship game in Benton. It was the fifth state title for the Lady Tigers.
Back-to-back run-scoring singles from freshman Madison Morton and junior Preslie Morgan in the fifth inning carried Taylor to a 2-1 victory over Concord in Friday's championship game of the Class 1A softball state tournament at the Benton Sports Complex.
Freshman Kassie Rhodes provided the power and the pitching to lead Quitman to a 7-4 victory Poyen in the 2A state softball championship game at the Benton Sports Complex.
The bottom third of Bauxite's batting order backed a solid pitching effort from senior Bailey Buffington in handing the Lady Miners a 5-2 victory over Pottsville on Friday afternoon in the Class 4A softball state championship game at the Benton Sports Complex.
Chaz Poppy entered exclusive territory this season.
Claire Luallen (right) of Maumelle crosses the fi nish line ahead of Little Rock Parkview’s Johnaya Givens (center) in the 800-meter run Thursday at the state high school heptathlon in Cabot. Luallen, who fi nished with a time of 2 minutes, 38.31 seconds in the event, won the decathlon by 39 points over Tai’Sheka Porchia of Camden Fairview. For more photos, visit arkansasonline.com/galleries.
CABOT -- Claire Luallen capped her high school track and field career in style.
Lake Hamilton’s Haze Farmer won the decathlon by 98 points over Tre Green of Ashdown. For more photos, visit arkansasonline.com/ galleries.
CABOT -- The third time was the charm for Haze Farmer.
Bentonville High senior Nicole Hendrix signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Hendrix College in Conway.
Cailey Cochran pitches for Bentonville High against Bentonville West at Bentonville West's Wolverine Athletic Complex in Centerton. The two teams will meet for the fourth time this season at 5:30 p.m. today in the Class 7A state softball championship game at Benton High School.
Bentonville High and Bentonville West have faced each other six times in softball over the past two seasons, which adds up to more meetings between those two teams than in any other sport involving the two schools that are just seven miles apart.
Greenwood’s Peyton Holt (left) tags out a baserunner during the 2017 Class 6A state baseball tournament in Benton. Holt has hit with more power this season and the Bulldogs have benefited, earning a spot in Saturday’s Class 6A state championship game.
GREENWOOD -- Peyton Holt has taken his game to a high level this season for the Greenwood baseball team.
Shiloh Christian’s Connor Clark has been strong on the mound and at the plate to help the Saints return to the state title game. He is hitting a team-high .446 and tied for the team lead with 31 RBIs. He also is 3-1 with eight saves on the mound.
SPRINGDALE -- Connor Clark and the rest of the Shiloh Christian Saints haven't forgotten last year's loss to Nashville in the Class 4A state baseball finals.
FARMINGTON -- Carley Antwine graduated on Tuesday night from Farmington High School, where she was a standout student-athlete.
Doug Greenwood has been named the new head football coach at Gravette. Greenwood has spent the last five years at Jenks, Okla.
Doug Greenwood has spent the last 25 years as a football coach, but he hasn't had the opportunity to become a head coach -- until now.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO Springdale High School wide receiver Bryndell Cook (9) makes a catch as cornerback James Arce (29) tackles during the Red-White spring football game, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium at Springdale High School in Springdale.
SPRINGDALE -- It was difficult to tell the players without a program, but there was no mistaking who will carry the bulk of Springdale High's offense this season.
Doug Greenwood has been named Gravette's new head football coach during Thursday's school board meeting.