FAYETTEVILLE - A pair of three-run innings was enough for Bentonville to win the Class 7A baseball state championship Friday night at Baum Stadium.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and third innings and Kasey Ford threw a complete game en route to a 6-5 win over Conway. It is Bentonville's second baseball title, with the other coming in 2002.
After a passed ball plated one run, Blake Werner it a two-run single to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead in the second.
Several schools in the lower classifications will wrap up their spring football workouts this week.
Gravette will hold its Orange-Black spring game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Lions Stadium. Fans of the Lion Destruction Crew can get an early glipse of the team as it heads into the summer.
A host of schools will hold spring games on Friday. Class 5A Farmington will go at it at 6 p.m. in its Red-White game, and down the road Prairie Grove will also wrap up spring with its Black-Gold game.
Also on Friday, West Fork will close its spring practices with a scrimmage.
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Clay Wilson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Arkadelphia to a 5-3 victory over Shiloh Christian in the Class 4A semifinals Tuesday at the University of Central Arkansas.
Wilson’s blast put the defending state champions ahead, but it was the work of Ty Kosters and Ty Jones that put the Badgers in position to defend their state title against Star City on Friday at the championship game in Fayetteville.
Kosters, a junior right-hander, pitched six strong innings of relief and Jones delivered a big pinch-hit two-out single in … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville senior McKenzie Dixon has been named the Arkansas girls soccer player of the year by Gatorade for the second consecutive year.
Photo by David J. Beach - McKenzie Dixon shoots the winning goal during game as Katie Miskin of Mount St. Marys tries to defend, Tiger Athletic Complex, … Continue Reading ››
Another team member, another record-breaking result for Bentonville's girls 4x800 relay team.
The Lady Tigers claimed the overall state record in that event Saturday night during the Meet of Champs at Cyclone Stadium in Russellville. The Lady Tigers' team of Sophie Quandt, Merrill Leak, Trinity Walker and Katy Kotoucek turned in a time of 9 minutes, 31.91 seconds and surpassed the previous mark of 9:36.98 set by Bentonville in 2008.
The time was also more than 5 seconds faster than what the Bentonville team had run to set the Class 7A state meet record just nine days earlier in Fayetteville, and nobody … Continue Reading ››
Bentonville has made its move toward becoming the first school to win the MaxPreps Cup — which is awarded to the nation's best high school athletic program — for a second consecutive year.
Bentonville, which was in a tie for second place through the fall sports season, now has 818 points after the winter sports have been tabulated. Carmel, Ind., the school that was tied with Bentonville, is in second place with 764 points, just six points ahead of fall sports leader Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh, N.C.
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