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The time has come for Bentonville High to recognize former athletes for their past accomplishments. A group of school administrators and former Tiger athletes have come together to organize the Bentonville High School Athletics Hall of Honor, with hopes that the first group of inductees to be named and honored some time this fall. "The idea was out there, but it had never been prioritized, I guess," Bentonville athletic director Chris Hutchens said. "When I took over my new role last August, there had been some groundwork started by (district athletic director) Scott Passmore and (former assistant athletic director) Jeff McGee. It was a matter of taking some of their ideas and running with it." Hutchens picked up a big assist in getting things started from a former Bentonville basketball and softball standout. Robin Alpe Wright, a 1994 graduate who went on to play basketball and softball at Arkansas, also had the incentive to get something like this started. Wright said she received the inspiration after seeing her former Arkansas softball teammate Tammy Kincaid Dustin be nominated to the UA Sports Hall of Honor in 2016. She later met with her husband Dan in Philadelphia, and a discussion made her think about it more. "He said he couldn't believe the Bentonville Tigers don't have that," Wright said. "And I told him we don't. The Rogers Mounties do. He said y'all need this." Wright then called Passmore about it and expressed her desire to get it started, which led to a request for approval from the school board. That led to a number of meetings with Passmore, Hutchens and school principal Jack Loyd, and everybody had the same thoughts about it. The result was the formation of a board that included those four people, as well as longtime Bentonville athletic supporters Amber Morey, Martha Cowgur, Shane Red, Gene Rodney, John McElroy and Todd Hook. It was then that the parameters were set for induction: anybody in Bentonville's graduation class of 2013 or earlier was eligible to be nominated, and anyone inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor must receive a two-thirds vote from board members. "One of the first things the smaller group did was look at a lot of hall of fame and hall or honor bylaws," Hutchens said. "We picked and chose what we liked and what we didn't like, then put together those articles. Then we put together the first board. "At the first board meeting, we went through the bylaws, and one of the first discussions was what would be the criteria for entrance into the hall of honor. Some school athletic departments do five years, and some do 10 years. Some don't do any at all. The board settled on seven years as the right time." Hutchens said nominations will be accepted through mid-June, then the board will get together after that to name the inductees, with eight people being the maximum number of nominees each year. The original plan was to incorporate the induction into a Friday night game this fall, but the coronavirus pandemic may delay those plans. "I am thrilled with the process so far," Wright said. "I love seeing this, and it brings back memories when we see the people that are being nominated. These board members are generating ideas about athletes and students in Bentonville that were way before me, like in the 70s. They would see these people being nominated, and that's a learning process." At a glance BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS HALL OF HONOR Nominees continue to be accepted for the inaugural Hall of Honor through mid-June. Nominees must have a Bentonville graduate from 2013 or earlier. Those wishing to nominate a former athlete may do so online at www.bentonvillek12.org/Page/24240. Hard copies are also available at the Tiger Athletic Complex. ...

5/28/2020

Bentonville High School News

AAA COVID-19 Updates https://www.aractivities.org/covid19...

5/28/2020

Bentonville High School News

TIGER ATHLETES Uniform & Equipment Drop Off Monday, June 01, 9:00-4:00 Tuesday, June 02, 9:00-12:00 DROP OFF for Athletic Uniforms / Equipment will be at the TAC Parking Lot (Cheer & Dance will have a tent on campus) Instructions UNIFORMS In a Plastic Bag with NAME/CONTACT # inside the Bag EQUIPMENT Cloth In a Plastic Bag with NAME/CONTACT # inside the Bag Other Clearly marked with NAME/CONTACT # If you have questions, please contact your Head Coach or the Athletic Director ...

5/27/2020

Bentonville High School News

May 21, 2020 On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Governor indicated that on June 1, Phase 1 of the return of team sports will begin. The return of team sports comes with specific restrictions that must be followed. This information is still being created by the Department of Health. We will send this information to our member schools in the next few days. It is imperative that if schools choose to begin implementing Phase 1, they do so under the guidelines set forth under the Governor’s Directive. Schools continue to have the option of utilizing technology to communicate and train student-athletes if they decide not to implement in-person, on campus contact at this time. Please understand that some families may not feel that it is safe or appropriate to begin in-person workouts at this time. Also, many families may have plans for the previously scheduled summer dead weeks. In both instances, student-athletes should be allowed to return to team activities without repercussions when they feel it is appropriate to do so. In these unprecedented times, please allow for participation without mandatory attendance requirements during the summer period. A decision on whether or not to waive the summer dead weeks will be made at the AAA Board of Director’s Summer Workshop June 9-10. The Special Dead Period remains in place until May 30. On May 27th, we will provide supplemental information to the Governor's Directive for our member schools. The information will contain an acclimatization process requirement for the first 2-3 weeks, a sample form for screening questions, and an educational video for coaches and sponsors about COVID-19. Each student-athlete must have a valid physical examination administered within the last 12-15 months. Rule 16. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION. In any year that a student engages in interscholastic competition, the student shall be required to present to the coach verification of a physical examination prior to beginning practice. NOTE: A yearly physical shall reasonably be expected to be within 12-15 months. We will continue to comply with the directives set by the Governor’s Office, Department of Health and Department of Education. More information will be forthcoming when Phase 2 nears implementation. Sports can and will be a great catalyst for our communities to return to some sense of normalcy. We must be diligent in implementing these directives in order to return to play. Do your part so we can all return to play this fall. ...

5/22/2020

Bentonville High School News

NCAA Eligibility Center - High School Newsletter May 2020 http://view.mail2.ncaa.com/?qs=d8e24450662ee5f948ee37ca605a511ab27ba8d92dc473f023ef73de8071adf50efceda143e9136c1656b8169f816dbaf04d5f801175acd20ad3b5cbe6e2f60fa23bcf46c2e5120b50693452ca7089f0551bea09e91ebb08...

5/18/2020

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Congratulations to the CLASS of 2020 Once a TIGER , Always a TIGER #TigerDNA 4 year TOTAL of 36 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019-2020 Girls Golf, Boys Golf, Girls XC, Boys XC, Volleyball, Co-ed Cheer, Wrestling, Girls Swim & Dive, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Basketball 2018-2019 Girls Golf, Dance, Girls XC, Boys XC, Wrestling, Girls Swim & Dive, Girls Track 2017-2018 Girls Golf, Boys XC, Dance, Co-Ed Cheer, Wrestling, Girls Track, Boys Triple Crown (XC, Indoor Track & Outdoor Track), Softball 2016-2017 Girls Tennis, Girls XC, Co-Ed Cheer, Girls Swim & Dive, Boys Swim & Dive, Wrestling, Boys Track, Softball, Girls Soccer ...

5/15/2020

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