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Favorites for next years state championship games
« on: May 25, 2017, 07:29:52 pm »
Woodlawn for 1A
PC, SpringHill, St. Joes for 2A
Junction, Horatio, Genoa Central for 3A
I'm Not as familiar with 4-7 A so you guys will have to tell me who the favorites are there.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 08:23:46 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Harding Academy just dominate 3A with only one senior on the team?

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 09:19:54 pm »
HA will be the favorite in 3A with only 1 starter graduating. In 4A, I expect Shiloh to be the preseason favorite. Gosh only lost 2 starters. Bring back top 2 pitchers and 1-5 in their lineup. 4A should be deep, as usual. Monticello had some good, young talent.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 04:48:41 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Harding Academy just dominate 3A with only one senior on the team?
That they did. With only one senior on the entire squad, they went undefeated against both 3A and 4A teams.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2017, 10:43:57 am »
Spring hill graduates ALMOST everybody I think.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 08:02:46 pm »
Des arc returns almost every one. PW lost some good seniors but they have some good young pitchers coming . And some scrappy kids that can hit the baseball.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 12:03:48 pm »
BIC has 8 starters back in 2A including all of their pitching.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 08:41:32 pm »
BIC will be loaded. Sure Ballard will squeeze bunt again to end that ring 🤣

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2017, 06:06:27 am »
It was probably a good thing riverside wasnt 2a this year

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 09:43:32 pm »
Everyone in 2A was lucky Woodlawn wasn't in 2A

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2017, 07:46:04 am »
Spring Hill only loses 3 seniors. 6 returning starters plus a DH so really 7 returning starters. Plus, a kid that didn't even play last year who immediately becomes their Ace and either plays SS or CF will play next year.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 10:56:16 pm »
Spring Hill only loses 3 seniors. 6 returning starters plus a DH so really 7 returning starters. Plus, a kid that didn't even play last year who immediately becomes their Ace and either plays SS or CF will play next year.

Spring Hill is looking salty if they stay healthy and grounded! Plus they will have a new young coach who knows the game and has something to prove! Gonna be a fun year!

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 09:43:54 am »
Look out for Marion this year. They have a lot of returning starters and some good arms. I expect them to compete in the 5A-6A East

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 11:35:46 am »
Look out for Marion this year. They have a lot of returning starters and some good arms. I expect them to compete in the 5A-6A East

New coach too.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 11:02:52 pm »
1A Woodlawn
2A BIC
3A HA
4A Shiloh
5A Sylvan Hills
6A Jonesboro
7A Bentonville

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 01:20:36 pm »
5A should be very tough.

West- Defending champ Vilonia should be very good again.  Greenbrier lost some but also reloaded.  Maumelle has a Razorback commit.  Harrison is always tough.  Alma should be good.

Central- Sylvan Hills is always good.  LRCA returns basically everyone.  PA lost a lot.

South- Watson Chapel may have the best overall talent.  White Hall will be very good. Lakeside has talent. Magnolia lost a lot.

East- Nettleton has a couple of elite players.  GCT has been good lately.

I am quite certain there are other teams that will make some noise that I didn't mention. 
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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 09:11:41 pm »
I know White Hall has loads of talent. I see them duking it out with their county rival Watson Chapel. Chapel has a lot to offer and they look to be a big favorite in 5a right now! As for other teams I'm familiar with, LRCA and Sylvan Hills should be two powerhouses in the central this season.
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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 01:07:04 pm »
Manila returns 8 starters and top 2 pitchers off of quarterfinal team in 3A, 2 good bats moving up from jr hi.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2017, 06:49:34 pm »
Manila returns 8 starters and top 2 pitchers off of quarterfinal team in 3A, 2 good bats moving up from jr hi.

Very talented group, Jorgensen and my son played on same travel team this fall. We enjoyed it.
Best of luck to the Lions in State this year!!
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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2017, 07:27:41 am »
Clinton should be tough in 3a. They have a power house offense and great starting pitching rotation. Rotation consist of flame throwers Bryce Dodd(Sr.) and Aaron Hogue(Jr.) also submarine throwing Ty Johnson(Sr.). If their defense which has been their weak point can hold up they should be in the chase for a 3a state title.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2017, 01:55:47 pm »
1A Woodlawn
2A Need  More info
3A Harding Academy
4A Monticello
5A Vilonia
6A Sheridan
7A Har-Ber

This is where I am right now we will crank up in January with preseason coverage, talking with HS and college coaches about current rosters and injuries.. It should be a very competitive spring in most classifications

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 02:48:38 pm »
1A Woodlawn
2A Need  More info
3A Harding Academy
4A Monticello
5A Vilonia
6A Sheridan
7A Har-Ber

This is where I am right now we will crank up in January with preseason coverage, talking with HS and college coaches about current rosters and injuries.. It should be a very competitive spring in most classifications

Thank you sir

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2017, 06:49:59 pm »
1A Woodlawn
2A Need  More info
3A Harding Academy
4A Monticello
5A Vilonia
6A Sheridan
7A Har-Ber

This is where I am right now we will crank up in January with preseason coverage, talking with HS and college coaches about current rosters and injuries.. It should be a very competitive spring in most classifications

Would love to see a Sheridan/Jonesboro rematch at Baum.  That would possibly be a great game.

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Re: Favorites for next years state championship games
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2017, 07:10:03 pm »
I think 6A is a 3 team race with Sheridan, Greenwood and Jonesboro. A dark horse in 6A maybe Mountain Home, they have had a bevy of young talent the last few years, with new head coach Tim Carver the Bombers may be a contender in the East. Everyone understands the advantage of earning a 1-2 seed out of district tournament play. Not a guarantee to make the semi-finals or finals but a huge advantage. 

 

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