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« on: October 12, 2018, 08:57:39 am »
We're about a month out from the start of the season. What's the scoop on how the conference shakes out?

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 09:48:32 am »
Harrison and Farmington will probably battle for 1st.  Pea Ridge will be in the mix...

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 02:36:48 pm »
Conference is Farmington, Harrison, Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, Shiloh Christian, Gravette, Berryville, and Huntsville?? Do I have that correct? Is Gentry in there or are they 3A in basketball now? That's a pretty solid league from top to bottom.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 04:50:23 pm »
Conference is Farmington, Harrison, Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, Shiloh Christian, Gravette, Berryville, and Huntsville?? Do I have that correct? Is Gentry in there or are they 3A in basketball now? That's a pretty solid league from top to bottom.

Gentry is also in the conference.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 04:55:29 pm »
Harrison and Farmington will probably battle for 1st.  Pea Ridge will be in the mix...

I figured Harrison and Farmington, as they are making the move down a classification this year. I'm sure PR will be decent, as they always are, but I wasn't too impressed with the group they had playing summer ball together this year. Of course that doesn't mean anything come time for the actual season. Should be an interesting season.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 05:43:59 pm »
does anyone else think its weird that football and basketball don't play the same conference?

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 06:18:47 pm »
does anyone else think its weird that football and basketball don't play the same conference?


It definitely is a little weird now.... I think these "other sports' conferences seem to make a little bit better competitive balance though. I think now you have depth all the way down to your 6 or 7 seed here. It makes you wonder if this is an experiment that they may tinker with football too soon.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 06:22:30 pm »
I figured Harrison and Farmington, as they are making the move down a classification this year. I'm sure PR will be decent, as they always are, but I wasn't too impressed with the group they had playing summer ball together this year. Of course that doesn't mean anything come time for the actual season. Should be an interesting season.


I like the 9 team leagues in basketball.... I am not a fan of the 10 team league in high school like the last blended league, and I hated some of those 1A-3A leagues that had 6 or 7 teams only. I think 8 or 9 teams makes perfect sense.

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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 05:46:51 pm »
I just don't understand the reasoning behind it I guess.  Either you're a 3A, 4A team or a 5A team or you are not.  Why would it be different from sport to sport.  Can anyone explain this?

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 04:00:42 pm »
Harrison and Farmington will probably battle for 1st.  Pea Ridge will be in the mix...

Harrison is LOADED this year, they will win hands down.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 07:01:55 pm »
Letís get the preseason rankings 1-9 going....boys and girls. Looking forward to the info.

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2018, 07:57:51 pm »
I just don't understand the reasoning behind it I guess.  Either you're a 3A, 4A team or a 5A team or you are not.  Why would it be different from sport to sport.  Can anyone explain this?

I honestly think they shrunk one classification because in basketball enrollment is not as big of an issue with a sport that only requires 5 on the court compared to 11 on the football field. So I think that taking away one classification was the right thing to do. Now, does Bentonville need to be in the same conference as Pea Ridge just as an example? Absolutely not, but Harrison and Farmington in with the bigger 1-4A schools makes sense..... But I wish they went back to 64 or 72 teams in the 3 smallest basketball classifications. I was the last group to play in the old 5 classification system and I remember winning games at state meant something when you are one of the last 8 or so teams left when it started with 65-70 teams in the regular season..... 6 classes is better than 7 so I'll take it.
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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 09:05:28 pm »
1. Harrison - not even close
2. Farmington - addition of Pridmore helps but can't touch Harrison
3. Pea Ridge - nice core returning, could flip with Farmington
4. Berryville - returns arguably best player in league last year but lost several seniors....should be competitive
5. Huntsville - new coach, new system, we'll see
6. Shiloh - lost a lot, not sure
7. Gravette - lost more than a lot
8. Prairie Grove -  ???
9. Gentry - ???

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Re: 4A-1
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2018, 09:50:45 pm »
1. Harrison - not even close
2. Farmington - addition of Pridmore helps but can't touch Harrison
3. Pea Ridge - nice core returning, could flip with Farmington
4. Berryville - returns arguably best player in league last year but lost several seniors....should be competitive
5. Huntsville - new coach, new system, we'll see
6. Shiloh - lost a lot, not sure
7. Gravette - lost more than a lot
8. Prairie Grove -  ???
9. Gentry - ???
I agree with 1 & 2, but not too sure about the rest.

 

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