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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2018, 06:15:03 pm »
England Boys and Girls dominated this conference in the past, and will again.  I expect England Boys will win conference,  and Bigelow and England girls will battle for the top spot on the Girls side.

Carlisle girls should not go quietly. I expect them to give Bigelow and England a run for their money. England boys will be dominate in this conference. Brakebill moving to Poyen May be able to slow England down but i dont know if he could pull it off. He did always give Baptist prep fits when he was out manned as far as talent goes.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #51 on: October 08, 2018, 09:37:34 am »
The last two years England and Carlisle Jr high teams have been neck and neck in Jr high and Carlisle returns 3 starters.  I think there are 4 teams in girls that can win conference. Carlisle england Bigelow and poyen. I am looking forward to those battles.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2018, 01:15:46 am »
2A1 Boys:

Yellville-Summit
Eureka Springs
Flippin
Cotter
Haas Hall Fayetteville
Decatur

HH Bentonville and Arkansas Arts Academy are not competing in this conference in this sport this year.

Flip Y-S and Eureka possibly.  Switch Cotter and HH and Decatur in a 3 card monty at the bottom any way you want.  Flippin is a solid 3 in between.  Cotter is learning a hard lesson about playing nothing but seniors last year.  They had a great regular season last year, but they have absolutely no experience so far this year and it shows.  Y-S and Eureka Springs on the other hand are bringing almost all starters and contributors back from pretty successful years last year, YS at the 3A level.

Does anyone know which conferences will be paired for regionals since many teams got shuffled?
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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2018, 07:19:28 pm »
The 2A1 conference has to be the weakest conference in the state this year.  Yellville should walk away with this one.   Yellville needs to try somehow and schedule some competitive ballgames to prepare for regionals.  The Clinton and Bergman games were scrapped, those were by far the toughest non-conference games on the schedule.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2018, 01:11:47 am »
The 2A1 conference has to be the weakest conference in the state this year.  Yellville should walk away with this one.   Yellville needs to try somehow and schedule some competitive ballgames to prepare for regionals.  The Clinton and Bergman games were scrapped, those were by far the toughest non-conference games on the schedule.
No doubt. If they take care of business on Monday against Jasper, they will get to play Jonesboro Westside, which will be good. But if they win that, they will likely be playing Alpena, Deer or Flippin, which are all decently solid teams, but not elite competition.  And Marshall will probably be way down.  The North Arkansas College tournament will be okay, but don't know who will be in that one.  Since Valley has decided to spread themselves far afield, they don't cross our path.  Yellville could easily end up at 23-2 or something and get blown out in the first round of the state.  We didn't play Osceola as well as Valley did last year, but we didn't embarrass ourselves in regionals when we were the smallest 3A team last year, and future rotations are based on previous year's enrollment.  So we basically had 2A numbers, and were playing 3A powerhouses.

Do you know which conference the 2A1 is matched up with in regionals this year?

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2018, 04:55:43 pm »
I was thinking 2A1 was paired with 2A4 in regionals, but I may be way off.

Overall it seems boys and girls basketball is down this year in North Central Arkansas.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2018, 01:32:54 am »
Bergman, Valley and Norfork are pretty good in girls, but I haven't seen very much elsewhere, that is true. I think Jasper is pretty decent too.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2018, 02:13:27 pm »
No doubt. If they take care of business on Monday against Jasper, they will get to play Jonesboro Westside, which will be good. But if they win that, they will likely be playing Alpena, Deer or Flippin, which are all decently solid teams, but not elite competition.  And Marshall will probably be way down.  The North Arkansas College tournament will be okay, but don't know who will be in that one.  Since Valley has decided to spread themselves far afield, they don't cross our path.  Yellville could easily end up at 23-2 or something and get blown out in the first round of the state.  We didn't play Osceola as well as Valley did last year, but we didn't embarrass ourselves in regionals when we were the smallest 3A team last year, and future rotations are based on previous year's enrollment.  So we basically had 2A numbers, and were playing 3A powerhouses.

Do you know which conference the 2A1 is matched up with in regionals this year?
I believe that Valley is back in the NAC tournament for this year.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2018, 05:02:21 pm »
Bergman, Valley and Norfork are pretty good in girls, but I haven't seen very much elsewhere, that is true. I think Jasper is pretty decent too.

Yeah, they are good but all are down a notch from last year. Bergman boys are up. Yellville has gone from a tough 3A/4A blended conference to one of the weakest 2A conferences so they should finish strong.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2018, 06:28:00 pm »
I believe that Valley is back in the NAC tournament for this year.
It looked like they were going to the Mountain Home Christmas Tournament instead

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/valley-springs-tigers-(valley-springs,ar)/basketball/schedule.htm

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2018, 10:38:01 pm »
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Fordyce was down to 5 girls after the OBU tourney. Don’t think they will be a factor. It will be between Spring Hill and Harmony Grove. SH has one the last 3 meetings, they will meet up in 2 weeks.  Don’t know much about any of the other girls. I think Woodlawn girls made 1A state tourney last year. So they shouldn’t be a slouch!

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2018, 01:08:12 pm »
The 2A1 conference has to be the weakest conference in the state this year.  Yellville should walk away with this one.   Yellville needs to try somehow and schedule some competitive ballgames to prepare for regionals. 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2018, 06:45:00 pm »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Let me reword that, Yellville will walk away with it behind Eureka.
 Eureka Springs seems legit. They have played a pretty challenging schedule thus far, with wins against Pea Ridge and a few other decent teams.  Possibly played Valley Springs their toughest game and only losing by 4 or 5. Only lost to 4A Berryville by a few.

I don't see anyone giving Yellville or Eureka a challenge in the 2A-1


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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2018, 09:46:34 am »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Yes, the performance on Tuesday merits this response.  But it was more about execution and game 16 vs game 6 as far as playing shape and anticipating passes, etc.  Eureka should enjoy the home win very early in the season and they deserve all the credit for a great shooting performance.  But if they think the game at the very end of January at our place will be that easy, then I would think again.  All excuses aside, at this point they are the top of this conference without a doubt.  I will be interested to see how they do on the road against Flippin this Friday.  A good shooting team sometimes has off nights.  Fortunately for Eureka, they can have a lot of off nights in our conference and be in no real danger most of the time.

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Re: Conference predictions
« Reply #64 on: December 06, 2018, 01:36:45 pm »
Yes, the performance on Tuesday merits this response.  But it was more about execution and game 16 vs game 6 as far as playing shape and anticipating passes, etc.  Eureka should enjoy the home win very early in the season and they deserve all the credit for a great shooting performance.  But if they think the game at the very end of January at our place will be that easy, then I would think again.  All excuses aside, at this point they are the top of this conference without a doubt.  I will be interested to see how they do on the road against Flippin this Friday.  A good shooting team sometimes has off nights.  Fortunately for Eureka, they can have a lot of off nights in our conference and be in no real danger most of the time.

Eureka scheduled several tough nonconference games (along with some cupcakes), I think this has paid off for them. However the second half of the season looks way too easy for them.  This will cause problems once the playoffs arrive.  Yellville's and Eureka's bench will get to see lots of action here on out.
Like they say you are only good as your competition.

I just don't see many good competitive games in the 2A-1.


 

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