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FOOTBALL

Jon Womack

SCHOOL Greenwood

HEIGHT 6-1

WEIGHT 295

COLLEGE Central Oklahoma

THE SCOOP A three-year letterman for the Bulldogs and key member of the 2017 Class 6A state championship team. ... Recorded 86 total tackles, 11.5 sacks and 27 quarterback hurries. ... As a junior, Womack had 106 total tackles and finished his career with 249 tackles, 20.0 sacks and 65 quarterback hurries.

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Kenny Wood

SCHOOL Greenwood

HEIGHT 5-11

WEIGHT 192

COLLEGE Central Arkansas

THE SCOOP A huge cog in Greenwood's powerful offensive attack in the run game. ... Wood compiled 1,721 yards rushing on 245 carries and scored 29 TDs as a senior. ... He was also a key part of the passing game with 34 catches for 508 yards and 7 TDs. ... Over a stellar three-year career, Wood rushed for 3,112 yards on 462 carries and scored 52 rushing TDs to go along with 72 catches for 1,008 yards and 12 TDs.

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Hunter Webb

SCHOOL Greenwood

HEIGHT 6-0

WEIGHT 280

COLLEGE Oklahoma Baptist

THE SCOOP One of the top defenders for the Class 6A state champions as a defensive lineman. ... Webb recorded 79 total tackles as a senior along with 4.0 sacks and 16 quarterback hurries. ... The two-year starter compiled 196 total tackles, 9.0 sacks and 37 QB hurries.

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Zach Newman

SCHOOL Farmington

HEIGHT 6-3

WEIGHT 290

COLLEGE Arkansas Tech

THE SCOOP Newman was a key figure as pulling guard on an offensive line that paved the way for the Cardinals to rush for 1,825 yards, averaging 5.2-yards-per-rush with 24 touchdowns. ... Newman plans to pursue a degree in either Civil Engineering or Biological Engineering.

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Isaac Knudsen

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 240

COLLEGE William Penn

THE SCOOP Was a two-way starter on the offensive and defensive lines for the Panthers. ... Knudsen was an All-Conference selection in the 6A-West after recording 26 total tackles, two quarterback hurries and three tackles for loss. William Penn is an NAIA school based in Oskaloosa, Iowa, that plays in the Heart of America Conference. The Statesmen went 7-4 in 2017.

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Jay De La Rosa

SCHOOL Rogers Heritage

HEIGHT 5-7

WEIGHT 165

COLLEGE Southwestern Assemblies of God

THE SCOOP Was a two-year letterman and two-way starter at receiver and defensive back and also returned kicks for the War Eagles. ... Caught 46 passes for 619 yards and four touchdowns as a senior for the War Eagles. Southwestern Assemblies of God is an NAIA school based in Waxahachie, Texas, that plays football in the Central States League. He will join former War Eagle teamamte Ethan Cook to play for the Lions.

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Mat Alred

SCHOOL Rogers Heritage

HEIGHT 6-3

WEIGHT 280

COLLEGE Central Methodist

THE SCOOP Started at tackle as a senior for the War Eagles. Central Methodist Central Methodist is an NAIA school based in Fayette, Mo. that plays in the Heart of America Athletic Cofnerence. Heritage assistant coach Darren Hottelling and his son, Max, both played for the Eagles.

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Trey Kitterman

SCHOOL Rogers Heritage

HEIGHT 6-2

WEIGHT 230

COLLEGE Southwest Baptist

THE SCOOP Started at quarterback for Heritage and threw for 975 yards and five touchdowns, while also rushing for 201 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He also played some linebacker for the War Eagles. Southwest Baptist is located in Bolivar, Mo. and competes at the NCAA Division II level and plays in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Kitterman will join former Heritage teammates Roberto and Josh Palacios to play for the Bearcats.

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TRACK AND FIELD

Jaysley Cook

SCHOOL Rogers Heritage

HEIGHT 5-8

COLLEGE Evangel

THE SCOOP Finished ninth in the Class 7A state outdoor track and field championships in the high jump as a junior. ... She will likely compete in the heptathlon in college for Evangel, which competes in NAIA in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

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BASEBALL

Lucas McCain

SCHOOL Springdale Har-Ber

HEIGHT 5-9

WEIGHT 160

COLLEGE Independence (Kan.) Community College

THE SCOOP Signed as an outfielder. ... The Pirates are members of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

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CROSS COUNTRY

Allika Pearson

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-6

COLLEGE John Brown

THE SCOOP A varsity contributor since her freshman year in 2014, Pearson helped the Lady Panthers win four straight Class 6A cross country championships in her career at Siloam Springs. ... Ran a personal best mark of 20 minutes, 43.44 seconds at the 6A-West Conference meet. ... Pearson's brother Elliott is on the men's cross country team at JBU and her dad, Matt, is a former JBU runner and cross country coach at the school.

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BOYS SOCCER

Jack Bos

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 6-0

WEIGHT 160

COLLEGE John Brown

THE SCOOP Center back is the leader of the Panthers' defense. ... He was an 6A All-State and All-State Tournament selection as a junior and 6A-West All-Conference as a sophomore. Scored six goals and had two assists for the Panthers (21-5) who won their second straight 6A title last may. Bos' sister Annika Pollard is a member of the JBU women's soccer team.

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GIRLS SOCCER

Brooklyn Buckminster

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-9

COLLEGE Rogers State

THE SCOOP Center midfielder was a Class 6A All-State selection as a junior in 2017 and 6A-West All-Conference honoree as a freshman and sophomore in 2015 and 2016, respectively. ... Has helped the Lady Panthers win three of the last four straight Class 6A state championships. ... She scored 11 goals with nine assists in 2017.

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Megan Hutto

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-8

COLLEGE Northeastern State

THE SCOOP Attacking midfielder was a 6A All-State selection in 2016 and 2017 and All-Conference as a freshman in 2015. She was the 2015 6A State Tournament Most Valuable Player as a freshman as well. ... Scored 25 goals with 22 assists in 2017 and helped the Lady Panthers win three of their last four straight state titles.

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Meghan Kennedy

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-9

COLLEGE John Brown

THE SCOOP Center back is the leader of the Lady Panthers' defense. ... Uses her size to her advantage to win one-on-one battles in the air. ... She was an All-Conference selection as a sophomore and junior in 2016 and 2017, respectively. ... She scored five goals and registered two assists in 2017.

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Audrey Maxwell

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-7

COLLEGE Rogers State

THE SCOOP Forward set a school record with 42 goals along with 18 assists in 2017. ... She's a two-time All-State selection in Class 6A in 2016 and 2017 and an All-Conference honoree in 2015 as a freshman. ... Was named the Girls Soccer Player of the Year by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2017. ... Will miss the entire 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL in club ball.

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Megan Rush

SCHOOL Siloam Springs

HEIGHT 5-10

COLLEGE Cowley Community College

THE SCOOP Midfielder hopes to contribute for Lady Panthers, but has been battling an Achilles injury in the preseason. ... Is also a member of the four-time state champion Siloam Springs girls cross country team.

Sports on 02/09/2018

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