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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.

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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.

Greenwood pitcher Connor ...

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.

Nashville catcher Colton ...

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.

Central Arkansas Christian’s ...

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.

Farmington’s Eliana Marano ...

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.

Courtesy Photo "The ...

Courtesy Photo "The Sound of Music" continues at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville through Sunday afternoon.

Springdale Har-Ber shortstop ...

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.

Rogers midfielder Skylurr ...

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.

Bentonville shortstop Morgan ...

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.

Fort Smith Northside ...

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.

Taylor players celebrate ...

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.

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Claire Luallen (right) ...

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.

Lake Hamilton’s Haze ...

Lake Hamilton’s Haze Farmer won the decathlon by 98 points over Tre Green of Ashdown. For more photos, visit arkansasonline.com/ galleries.

Bentonville High senior ...

Bentonville High senior Nicole Hendrix signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Hendrix College in Conway.

Cailey Cochran pitches ...

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.

Greenwood’s Peyton Holt ...

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.

Shiloh Christian’s Connor ...

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.

Farmington's Carley Antwine ...

Farmington's Carley Antwine prepares to throw during fielding drills Thursday in Farmington.

Doug Greenwood has ...

Doug Greenwood has been named the new head football coach at Gravette. Greenwood has spent the last five years at Jenks, Okla.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CHARLIE KAIJO ...

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.

Conway pitcher Jordan ...

Conway pitcher Jordan Wicks (above) and catcher Jack Stroth have been teammates since they were 8 years old. The seniors will play one more game together Friday as the Wampus Cats take on Springdale Har-Ber in the Class 7A state championship game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.

Gentry’s Chastery Fuamatu ...

Gentry’s Chastery Fuamatu throws a discus Wednesday during the state high school heptathlon in Cabot. Fuamatu set the state record with a throw of 126 feet, 11½ inches in the event.

Ty Graser of ...

Ty Graser of Rogers Heritage leaps into the pit Wednesday during the long jump competition at the state high school decathlon in Cabot. Graser, who leads the decathlon by 38 points over Cary McClain of Conway, earned 691 points in the long jump by leaping 21 feet, 2¾ inches.