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Title: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 16, 2022, 09:27:44 AM
Disclaimer:  This thread does not mention Razorback softball, so it's NOT meant for Rick B. 

As another school year winds down, it's time for the spring sports state championship games this week. 

The AAA made things easy on everybody and put all of the championship games for every sport at Benton. 

Since my son is now a high school soccer player (2 goals in his freshman season this year), I wish they'd televise the soccer games.  That said, I recognize that baseball and softball are at a much higher popularity level in these parts. 

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Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: hogfan58 on May 16, 2022, 10:20:25 AM
Disclaimer:  This thread does not mention Razorback softball, so it's NOT meant for Rick B. 

As another school year winds down, it's time for the spring sports state championship games this week. 

The AAA made things easy on everybody and put all of the championship games for every sport at Benton. 

Since my son is now a high school soccer player (2 goals in his freshman season this year), I wish they'd televise the soccer games.  That said, I recognize that baseball and softball are at a much higher popularity level in these parts. 

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How are the De Queen boys not in the soccer finals? I thought that was a given every year.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 16, 2022, 10:31:26 AM
How are the De Queen boys not in the soccer finals? I thought that was a given every year.


They went 19-4 this year, but loss number four was 1-0 to Farmington in the state semifinals. 
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: hogfan58 on May 16, 2022, 02:16:56 PM

They went 19-4 this year, but loss number four was 1-0 to Farmington in the state semifinals.

Guess a lot of their good players got deported decided to go home.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: ArkGuy on May 16, 2022, 04:07:15 PM
I see the AAA has rewarded the big Conway-Bentonville State Championship game with the prestigious 4:00 pm Thursday slot.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 16, 2022, 04:26:39 PM
I see the AAA has rewarded the big Conway-Bentonville State Championship game with the prestigious 4:00 pm Thursday slot.


There's no place you'd rather be than in Benton at 4:00 on a Thursday afternoon.

Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: HogNrock on May 16, 2022, 04:38:44 PM
Shout out to my brother in law’s team that lost in the 2A baseball semifinals. He’s a hell of a coach.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Too Big Pig on May 16, 2022, 04:46:07 PM
I loved the tradition of the game at Baum. Benton just doesn't have the same allure.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: RedRiverHog on May 16, 2022, 04:59:25 PM
I loved the tradition of the game at Baum. Benton just doesn't have the same allure.

Exactly!
Pussies the lot of them.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Son_of_Spam on May 16, 2022, 05:24:51 PM
Shout out to my brother in law’s team that lost in the 2A baseball semifinals. He’s a hell of a coach.
:thumbup: :beer:
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: HogNrock on May 16, 2022, 09:53:01 PM
:thumbup: :beer:

You would love him. He’s old school and doing really well. Some bigger school needs to give him a shot. I asked him last fall what they looked like this year (after a postseason run last year) and he said he didn’t have pitching. He either played that down or coached em up. Either way, helluva coach that I would want to coach my kid.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Rick B. on May 17, 2022, 06:44:11 AM
Disclaimer:  This thread does not mention Razorback softball, so it's NOT meant for Rick B. 

As another school year winds down, it's time for the spring sports state championship games this week. 

The AAA made things easy on everybody and put all of the championship games for every sport at Benton. 

Since my son is now a high school soccer player (2 goals in his freshman season this year), I wish they'd televise the soccer games.  That said, I recognize that baseball and softball are at a much higher popularity level in these parts. 

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How's Pigsknuckle doing this year?
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Hizhog on May 17, 2022, 07:19:27 AM
I really wish they’d go to a best of 3 series for the baseball championship.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: PorkRyan on May 17, 2022, 09:05:12 AM
For all of the hate PA gets, hasn't Harding won everything in every sport the last few years?
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 17, 2022, 11:43:48 AM
For all of the hate PA gets, hasn't Harding won everything in every sport the last few years?


Yes, they’re quietly hiding behind the PA blasting and counting all their state titles.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 17, 2022, 11:46:46 AM

Harding Academy's opponents in the soccer state championship games have been determined.  Their boys will play LISA Academy West, while their girls will play Episcopal.

Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Too Big Pig on May 17, 2022, 05:31:53 PM
For all of the hate PA gets, hasn't Harding won everything in every sport the last few years?

Harding is the PA of 3A. They garner much disdain from the rural schools.

If they were in a larger class or in the metro area, you would hear more complaining.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Sweet River Baines on May 18, 2022, 04:14:48 PM
Harding is the PA of 3A. They garner much disdain from the rural schools.

If they were in a larger class or in the metro area, you would hear more complaining.

Harding will be 4A in football this year.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: ArkGuy on May 21, 2022, 02:22:03 PM
Conway wins the 6A with a 10-7 win over Bentonville.  Conway starting pitcher gets pulled early, moves to center for a couple of innings, then returns to the mound for the last 3 or 4 innings to close it out.  They’ve done that a few times this year.

A church and softball buddy has a 10th grader on the team that finally got a start with a week or so left in the regular season. Hit a homer that game.  Hasn’t been out of the lineup since. Had a three run homer against Bentonville plus another RBI later.  So good for him.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Hardpork on May 21, 2022, 07:52:05 PM
Who's the idiot that designed these Benton ball fields?

The dugouts are so big and gaudy that no one sitting down the baselines can see into the outfield.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: DirkPiggler on May 21, 2022, 08:18:07 PM
Conway wins the 6A with a 10-7 win over Bentonville.  Conway starting pitcher gets pulled early, moves to center for a couple of innings, then returns to the mound for the last 3 or 4 innings to close it out.  They’ve done that a few times this year.

A church and softball buddy has a 10th grader on the team that finally got a start with a week or so left in the regular season. Hit a homer that game.  Hasn’t been out of the lineup since. Had a three run homer against Bentonville plus another RBI later.  So good for him.

Was Rainey the pitcher?  He's headed to UA-Mena to play ball next year.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: HughJasole on May 21, 2022, 10:31:08 PM
Yeah the Benton experiment needs to end.

Watched a few broadcasts of the games and it doesn't look like what the state title games should be.

Baum/Bogle/Razorback Field are where it should be every year.

I know softball would've had a conflict this weekend but they could've moved it to one of the big school's facilities up here.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: DrMongoose on May 21, 2022, 10:34:10 PM
Yeah the Benton experiment needs to end.

Watched a few broadcasts of the games and it doesn't look like what the state title games should be.

Baum/Bogle/Razorback Field are where it should be every year.

I know softball would've had a conflict this weekend but they could've moved it to one of the big school's facilities up here.

my understanding is the schools have to bid to host and Fayetteville doesn't want to be the host anymore.

I know Rogers Schools would love to host it.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: ArkGuy on May 21, 2022, 11:24:34 PM
Was Rainey the pitcher?  He's headed to UA-Mena to play ball next year.

Yes, Austin Raney, MVP.

In other news, Conway boys defeat Northside 3-1 to win 6A soccer.

Alma Mater Hail.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Thin Red Swine on May 22, 2022, 06:53:25 AM
Yes, Austin Raney, MVP.

In other news, Conway boys defeat Northside 3-1 to win 6A soccer.

Alma Mater Hail.

Wow.  We never used to win state championships.   

Hail!
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Hizhog on May 22, 2022, 08:02:02 AM
Who's the idiot that designed these Benton ball fields?

The dugouts are so big and gaudy that no one sitting down the baselines can see into the outfield.

Even bigger problem were the lights. They’re waaay to short. Routine fly balls being lost above the lights.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: USAFHawg on May 22, 2022, 08:16:36 AM
Yeah the Benton experiment needs to end.

Watched a few broadcasts of the games and it doesn't look like what the state title games should be.

Baum/Bogle/Razorback Field are where it should be every year.

I know softball would've had a conflict this weekend but they could've moved it to one of the big school's facilities up here.

In my day the 5A (largest classification at the time) state tournament was held at lovely McClellan/Mills stadium.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 22, 2022, 08:44:49 AM
All the state titles are decided except for the 5A softball championship between Benton and Greene County Tech.  That game was suspended last night in the top of the fifth with GCT leading 2-1.  It will resume at 2:00 today.  Benton entered the game on a 62-game winning streak dating back to 2020.

The rest of the results:

BASEBALL

6A   Conway 10, Bentonville 7
5A   Marion 11, Van Buren 6
4A   Harrison 10, Valley View 9
3A   Harding Academy 4, Ashdown 2
2A   Woodlawn 7, Bigelow 2
1A   Taylor 10, Nemo Vista 4

SOFTBALL

6A   Bentonville 3, Cabot 1
5A   TBD
4A   Valley View 2, Nashville 1
3A   Ashdown 6, Atkins 0 
2A   Tuckerman 6, East Poinsett County 2
1A   Taylor 9, West Side 1

BOYS SOCCER

6A   Conway 3, FS Northside 1
5A   Russellville 4, Van Buren 0
4A   Farmington 4, Clarksville 2
3A   Harding Academy 2, LISA Academy West 0

GIRLS SOCCER

6A   Bentonville West 2, Fayetteville 1
5A   Searcy 1, Siloam Springs 0
4A   Pulaski Academy 2, Valley View 0
3A   Harding Academy 3, Episcopal 1
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 22, 2022, 09:00:57 AM
In my day the 5A (largest classification at the time) state tournament was held at lovely McClellan/Mills stadium.


I’m pretty sure the baseball title game was at Mills in ‘97.  Mountain Home beat Sheridan 6-5 in a game that featured a big brawl.  I think that was either 5A or 6A, but I can’t remember since they’ve changed it up so much over the last 20-25 years.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Thin Red Swine on May 22, 2022, 10:54:31 AM
Where the heck is Taylor?   I’ve never heard of that one.   Guessing there’s no football program.   
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 22, 2022, 12:04:50 PM
Where the heck is Taylor?   I’ve never heard of that one.   Guessing there’s no football program.


Part of the Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District, Taylor is in Columbia County.  It’s 19 miles south of Magnolia and about 6 miles north of Springhill, Louisiana.

THS has 206 students in grades 7-12 and no football.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Law_Hawg on May 22, 2022, 04:01:01 PM

Benton came from behind to beat GCT 3-2 and win the 5A softball title.  It was Benton’s 63rd win in a row and their second consecutive perfect season.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: USAFHawg on May 22, 2022, 04:03:17 PM

I’m pretty sure the baseball title game was at Mills in ‘97.  Mountain Home beat Sheridan 6-5 in a game that featured a big brawl.  I think that was either 5A or 6A, but I can’t remember since they’ve changed it up so much over the last 20-25 years.

I'm a little older. It was there in '85 also. Screw you Pine Bluff and Bryant for good measure.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Too Big Pig on May 22, 2022, 10:23:49 PM
Taylor is a 1A baseball machine. They are in the hunt every year.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: Arkansas Proud on May 22, 2022, 11:03:36 PM
Benton came from behind to beat GCT 3-2 and win the 5A softball title.  It was Benton’s 63rd win in a row and their second consecutive perfect season.

Dang good softball team.  The pitcher for Benton is really good. They’ve beaten the biggest softball machine in the state 5x in a row.
Title: Re: 2022 High School Baseball, Softball, and Soccer State Championships
Post by: NotoriousPIG on May 23, 2022, 01:38:10 PM

I’m pretty sure the baseball title game was at Mills in ‘97.  Mountain Home beat Sheridan 6-5 in a game that featured a big brawl.  I think that was either 5A or 6A, but I can’t remember since they’ve changed it up so much over the last 20-25 years.

I remember that.  Wasn't there but couple of teammates on a summer team who played HS at JA Fair (former baseball powerhouse) were at that game and it got ugly at the end.