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VOLLEYBALL

Rogers shuts down for positive covid test

The Rogers High varsity and junior varsity volleyball team practices have been shut down after a player tested positive for covid-19, Rogers Public Schools athletic director Keith Kilgore said.

The Lady Mounties (5-2, 1-2 6A-West) were scheduled to host Springdale High on Tuesday and play at Bentonville on Thursday in 6A-West Conference play. Rogers is also scheduled to host Springdale Har-Ber and travel to Rogers Heritage next week. The four conference matches scheduled for this week and next will be considered no contest, but the nonconference match scheduled for Monday against Huntsville will be rescheduled, Kilgore said. “I’ve contacted the AAA,” Kilgore said. “We will shut down practice for two weeks and err on the side of caution and hope to be back the week of the 28th.”

The Rogers freshman volleyball team was not affected and will continue play as scheduled.

Bentonville West-Greenwood match called off

Bentonville West’s nonconference volleyball match against Greenwood was canceled Monday afternoon following the announcement of a positive test for covid-19, athletic director Scott Passmore said.

“While we always hope to maintain our competition schedules, we opted to postpone (Monday’s) game in the interest of safety,” school communications director Leslee Wright said in a statement. “As long as we remain in the midst of a global pandemic, we’ll continue to take these time outs, as needed, to ensure the well-being of our students and families.”

Passmore said the school district was in the process of contact tracing Monday afternoon, and the match against Greenwood is the only one affected at this time. The Lady Wolverines are scheduled to play in 6A-West Conference action tonight at Springdale Har-Ber and Thursday at Rogers Heritage.

FOOTBALL

FS Northside finds Week 3 opponent

Fort Smith Northside will get a second nonconference game this week after being forced to cancel last Friday’s scheduled game at Greenwood over covid-19 issues.

The Grizzlies (1-0) have not played a game since Aug. 28’s season-opening 35-7 win against Fort Smith Southside. Northside had an open date after the Southside game and were scheduled to play at Greenwood last week before the program was shut down after several coaches tested positive for the coronavirus. Northside coach Mike Falleur said the team returned to practice last Thursday and were seeking a nonconference game this week before opening 7A-Central Conference play the following week at Bryant. The Grizzlies were able to find an opponent in Moore, Okla., and will travel to the Oklahoma City suburb this week.

MEN’S GOLF

UALR fifth, UCA 11th in Louisiana

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is in fifth place after two rounds at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate in Choudrant, La. The Trojans, led by Anton Albers, who is in second place overall with a 139, shot a 292 in Monday’s round. Their 36-hole total is

  1. Alabama-Birmingham leads with a 559 while Texas State is second at 567. The University of Central Arkansas is 11th among 12 teams with a 604.

Individually, Albers is tied with Alabama-Birmingham’s Drew Mathers. Nick Robillard of Alabama-Birmingham leads with a

135.

Blaine Calhoun was Central Arkansas’ top player with a 151, tied for 47th.

The tournament resumes today.

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