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Fayetteville’s Lauren Holmes ...

Fayetteville’s Lauren Holmes (from left) (athlete of the year), Bentonville Haas Hall’s Tori Willis (newcomer of the year) and Fayetteville’s Rebecca Boushelle (runner of the year)

Springdale High’s Leo ...

Springdale High’s Leo Araujo (left) (player of the year) and Springdale High’s Jose Vega (newcomer of the year)

Fayetteville’s Hannah Davis ...

Fayetteville’s Hannah Davis (from left) (player of the year), Siloam Springs’ Brent Crenshaw (coach of the year) and Bentonville’s Merrill Leak (newcomer of the year)

Bentonville’s Maddy Prough ...

Bentonville’s Maddy Prough (from left) (player of the year), Bentonville’s Kent Early (coach of the year) and Rogers High’s Alex McManus (newcomer of the year).

Springdale Har-Ber’s Brady ...

Springdale Har-Ber’s Brady Patrick (from left) (player of the year), Shiloh Christian’s Moe Henry (coach of the year) and Springdale High’s Andrew Roach (newcomer of the year).

Fayetteville football coach ...

Fayetteville football coach Daryl Patton talks to his team Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, during a practice at War Memorial Stadium.

Bryan Pratt, Bentonville ...

Bryan Pratt, Bentonville West football coach, speaks with his team May 18.

Taylor Powell, Fayetteville ...

Taylor Powell, Fayetteville quarterback, tosses the ball back to a referee Nov. 6 at Harmon Play Field in Fayetteville. The Bulldogs will open their football season at home Sept. 2 against Blue Springs (Mo.) North.

Pine Bluff football ...

Pine Bluff football coach Bobby Bolding.

Poyen’s Lathan Wylie, ...

Poyen’s Lathan Wylie, playing for the South team, leaps to pull in a wild throw from the catcher as Greenbrier’s Cody McKnight safely steals second base for the North team Tuesday during the first inning of the Central Arkansas All-Star Game at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock. The South defeated the North 8-3.

Magnolia players pile ...

Magnolia players pile on the infield after beating Sylvan Hills 4-1 to win the Class 5A state championship Saturday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Booneville’s Trent Wooldridge ...

Booneville’s Trent Wooldridge (right) is tagged out at home by Horatio’s Cole Boyd to end a Bearcats’ threat during Saturday’s Class 3A state title game. The Lions put an end to Booneville’s 10-game winning streak with a 7-0 victory.

Baserunner Maggie Hicks ...

Baserunner Maggie Hicks (right) is greeted by Corbin Talbert after scoring a run for Sheridan in Saturday’s Class 6A state softball final at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. The Lady Yellowjackets beat Benton 6-0 to win the title after losing in the championship game the past two seasons.

Harrison coach Chris ...

Harrison coach Chris Pratt directs his team against Pulaski Academy Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the Class 5A state championship game at Razorback Field in Fayetteville.

A dejected Haley ...

A dejected Haley Borgeteien-James of Gentry reacts to a fourth Central Arkansas Christian goal during the Lady Mustangs’ 4-1 victory in the Class 4A girls championship Saturday in Fayetteville.

Benji Mahan, Fayetteville ...

Benji Mahan, Fayetteville interim head football coach, speaks Friday during first period action of the Purple and White Scrimmage on of the Purple and White Scrimmage at the high school.

Bentonville senior goalkeeper ...

Bentonville senior goalkeeper Ben Barron makes a save during the Tigers’ 2-0 victory over Springdale on Friday during the Class 7A boys soccer state championship game at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. It was Bentonville’s third consecutive title.

Junior Lauren Holly ...

Junior Lauren Holly (left) of Bentonville celebrates after scoring past Cabot freshman goalkeeper Maggie Martin in the Class 7A girls soccer championship game Friday at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. Bentonville won its fourth girls title in five years.

Siloam Springs players ...

Siloam Springs players celebrate after a goal in Friday’s 2-0 victory over Russellville in the Class 6A boys soccer championship game at Razorback Field in Fayetteville. Siloam Springs won the boys and girls 6A titles Friday.

Rachel Prochazka (left) ...

Rachel Prochazka (left) of Russellville tries to steal the ball from Audrey Maxwell of Siloam Springs during Friday’s Class 6A girls soccer state championship game.

Sylvan Hills sophomore ...

Sylvan Hills sophomore catcher Nick Fakouri

Keelah Griffith (far ...

Keelah Griffith (far left) is grabbed by her Bentonville teammates after hitting a three-run home run in Class 7A state softball championship game against North Little Rock at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Charging Wildcats 12-1.

Bryant left fielder ...

Bryant left fielder Evan Lee connects for a two-run home run against Conway Friday, May 20, 2016, during the Class 7A state championship game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Jonesboro pitcher Skyler ...

Jonesboro pitcher Skyler Boyle (right) gets a hug from Tate Snider after holding league rival Mountain Home to just three hits in the Hurricane’s 8-1 victory in the Class 6A state championship game.