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Bryant boys, girls too much for Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Southside coach Steve Brown kept his players in the locker room a little longer than usual. Fifteen minutes after the game, Steve Brown was still coaching. Southside’s 50-26 loss to Bryant Tuesday night wasn’t necessarily the topic of conversation. The winless Mavericks have other things on their plate. “In 10 years, nobody’s going to remember anything about this season,” Brown said. “It’s about building citizens and individuals that will never give up; that will keep fighting no matter what. This old game of life is going to kick us in the face. It’s how you get up, it’s how you respond. “I know that sounds cliche and corny, but that’s just the way it is.” The Mavericks never led Tuesday night. But with three minutes to play in the third quarter, Southside had crept to within 13. At one point, the team 8-of-10 free throws. “We keep talking about finishing and playing hard, and they’re doing that,” Brown said. “Our run started actually at the free throw line. We hit some free throws and the next thing you know we’ve made three or four trips down and scored.” Bryant (12-4, 2-2) led 11-2 before the Mavericks knew what hit them. The deficit was 18 (22-4) after one quarter, and Bryant eventually led 28-8 with 2:58 to play in the half. But Southside used a 13-8 run to close to within 30-17. “We we have to do is work on our consistency,” Brown said. “The defense looked better at times, but it’s that constant deal where we’ve got to just keep getting better.” Senior Melanie Rice led the Mavericks with 11 points. Bryant 66, Southside 43 BOYS — Senior Rodney Lambert scored 15 of his career-high 33 points in the third quarter Tuesday as Bryant rallied for a 66-43 win over Southside in 6A-Central play. The Mavericks (5-12, 0-4) led by as many as five points in the first half before falling behind by two (27-25). The Mavs then struggled at the start of the second half as the Hornets took control with a 21-1 scoring run. Khalen Robinson added 14 for the winners (12-4, 3-1). Elijah York hit three first-half 3-pointers helping the Mavs build a 12-7 lead. He finished with a team-high 12 points. Taye Gatewood and Mykale Franks each had eight for the Mavs...

1/16/2019

Undefeated Lady Bears get big win in Conway
Fort Smith Northside High School News

The Northside Lady Bears passed a huge early test in 6A-Central play on Tuesday. Behind 27 points from senior Tiya Douglas, the Lady Bears went to Conway and came away with a 65-55 win, avenging two defeats to the Lady Wampus Cats last season, including one in the 7A semifinals. Northside (16-0, 4-0) built a 13-8 lead when Tracey Bershers hit a 3-pointer to end the first quarter. The Lady Bears then ended the first half on an 8-2 run to build a 29-17 halftime advantage. In the third quarter, eight straight points from Douglas enabled the Lady Bears to build the lead to 16 points, 40-24. After Conway made a run to get within eight early in the fourth quarter, Jazz Coleman converted back-to-back shots, including a three-point play, to push the Northside lead back into double digits, 51-38. Douglas ended up with 27 points for the Lady Bears, who return home Friday to face North Little Rock. Jersey Wolfenbarger added 12 points, while Sara Bershers had 11....

1/16/2019

A pivotal week of games for the Northside Lady Bears begins on Tuesday
Fort Smith Northside High School News

That’s when the Lady Bears (15-0, 3-0) travel to Conway to take on a highly ranked Lady Wampus Cat squad with first place in the conference at stake. Last season, Conway (3-0, 16-2) took two of three games against Northside. Each team won at home, while Conway also beat the Lady Bears in the 7A semifinals in North Little Rock. Then this Friday, the Lady Bears return home to face North Little Rock, which went on to beat Conway last season for the 7A title. “You’ve got the defending state champion and the defending state runner-up,” Northside coach Rickey Smith said. “It’s a tough week; not many people play two teams like that in the same week, but on paper, Conway’s the favorite in our conference based on what they had coming back and we know that. “We know going in, it’s a huge ballgame, but there’s 11 of them (conference games) left. I don’t want to get my kids too high for Tuesday and then not come back for Friday. ... Our kids are excited; they know Conway put us out last year, and they know it’s a big ballgame, but it’s not the big ballgame.” The Lady Bears tuned up for this pivotal week by rolling past Mount St. Mary, 63-27, in Northside’s conference home opener last Friday. On the boys side, Northside takes on a Conway squad that is currently leading the conference. The Wampus Cats (12-3, 3-0), who won at Cabot last Friday, are the only conference team yet to lose in the 6A-Central portion of the schedule. The Grizzlies (11-6, 2-1) could have easily been entering Tuesday’s game with sole possession of first place going to the winner. However, they were shocked in their home opener by Little Rock Catholic, 55-50, which dropped Northside into a four-way tie for second place....

1/16/2019

Mavs ready to put four quarters of basketball together
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Southside trailed North Little Rock by just three points late in the first half of Friday’s game. Then, disaster. “We turned the ball over three times in the last 35 seconds, and they converted it for seven points,” Southside coach Charles Cooper said. “You can’t do that against North Little Rock.” When the dust settled, Southside was on the short end of a 92-63 setback. The Mavericks (5-11, 0-3) return to Southside Gym on Tuesday for a 6A-Central battle with Bryant. Like every team in the 6A-Central, there are no off nights. Bryant, Northside, Cabot and North Little Rock are each 2-1 after three league games. Conway leads the pack with a 3-0 mark. For the Mavs, there is only one way to go. “I told the kids last week they have to play for themselves,” Cooper said. “I thought we did that for a half last week.” The Mavs, who were held to 11 second-half points in a loss to Cabot last Tuesday, travel to Little Rock Catholic on Friday. And don’t expect an easy game there, either. The Rockets upset Northside last week, 55-50. “We’ve got to do a much better job on rebounding,” Cooper said. “We’ve really stressed that the last couple of days. “North Little Rock hurt us on put-backs, and Cabot did, too. We played a lot better offensively the first half (at North Little Rock), but that last 35-second span broke our backs.”...

1/15/2019

NLR 84, Southside 24
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Demyla Brown scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half as North Little Rock (8-7, 2-1) handed Southside an 84-24 setback in 6A-Central play Friday. The Mavs host Bryant on Tuesday....

1/12/2019

Catholic spoils Grizzlies’ home opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

Fresh off of a 2-0 start in 6A-Central play, the Northside Grizzlies couldn’t wait to play their first home game on Friday. However, the Little Rock Catholic Rockets spoiled those plans. After Northside rallied from a seven-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, Catholic regained the lead on a big 3-point basket with 1:25 remaining as the Rockets held off the Grizzlies, 55-50, at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Catholic, behind several 3-point shots, jumped out to an early 15-4 lead and were up by eight at halftime. Northside closed to within four points in the third quarter before the Rockets (11-6, 1-2) pushed their lead to seven points, 44-37, going to the fourth. But the Grizzlies (11-6, 2-1) started the quarter with nine straight points, taking the lead with more than three minutes left after Anthony Travis came up with a steal and found Semonte Henderson inside for a layup. Catholic responded by tying the score at 46-all. The Grizzlies went back in front, 48-46, on a jumper from Travis, but with 1:25 left, a 3 from Catholic’s Josh Dawson put the Rockets ahead to stay. The Rockets later went up by three, 51-48, on a layup from Charles Daniel inside the final minute. Henderson was fouled on a 3-point attempt seconds later and went to the line for three free throws. He made the first two but was unable to connect on the third. Daniel grabbed the rebound while being fouled with 34 seconds left. He went to the line and made both free throws to put Catholic back by three. Northside then committed a pair of turnovers in the final seconds, while Catholic hit two foul shots in that span to come away with the road win. Sam Hannah had 17 points for the Rockets, and also had five of the team’s nine 3's on the night. Daniel finished with 13 points. Grizzly junior Jaylin Williams also had 17 points, which included making three 3's. Northside 63, Mount St. Mary 27 GIRLS — The undefeated Lady Bears had minimal trouble in their 6A-Central home opener as they rolled to a decisive win Friday. “First of all, we played really, really well and we shot the ball well,” Northside coach Rickey Smith said. “We had two really good days of practice and it carried over. “I’m very proud of the performance from not only our starters but our bench also. It’s something we’ve worked really hard, trying to get some consistency and not be complacent; (Friday) I thought we came out and shot the ball really well and just continued to play better and better and better until the point where we had to call them off.” Four-fifths of the starting lineup already had baskets as Northside (15-0, 3-0) built an early 10-2 lead. One of those starters, Jersey Wolfenbarger, later had her third 3-pointer of the first quarter as the Lady Bears extended it to 18-2. It then became 21-2 on another 3, this one from Tracey Bershers. Northside then started the second quarter on an 18-0 run, capped by a short jumper from Eriel West entering the final minute of the first half. That gave the Lady Bears a commanding 39-4 advantage, and the second half was played with a running clock. Wolfenbarger had 12 points, all before halftime, on four 3's. Bershers added 11 points, hitting two 3's....

1/12/2019

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Mavericks hope to avoid a repeat of Tuesday’s second-half shooting woes
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS HOPE TO AVOID A REPEAT OF TUESDAY’S SECOND-HALF SHOOTING WOES | The Mavericks hope to avoid a repeat of Tuesday’s second-half shooting woes when they visit North Li...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/11/2019

Grizzlies rolling without Joe
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES ROLLING WITHOUT JOE | When four-star guard Isaiah Joe graduated and took his game to Arkansas, a lot of people thought the...

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CHIP SOUZA | 1/11/2019

Gordon’s 3 lifts Grizzlies to road win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GORDON’S 3 LIFTS GRIZZLIES TO ROAD WIN | Noah Gordon misfired on each of his first five 3-point attempts Tuesday. On his sixth and final t...

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STAFF | 1/10/2019

Cabot’s defense stymies Mavericks, 72-42
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CABOT’S DEFENSE STYMIES MAVERICKS, 72-42 | Cabot’s Jacob Hudson didn’t give Southside any opportunities to get a second shot Tuesday night. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/9/2019

NHS center has big game in Grizzlies’ 6A-Central opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS CENTER HAS BIG GAME IN GRIZZLIES’ 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | n Northside’s previous game against Bryant, Jaylin Williams felt helpless at the end. He was forc...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

NHS boys get revenge in conference opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BOYS GET REVENGE IN CONFERENCE OPENER | there was a silver lining to Northside’s loss to Bryant at the recent Coca-Cola Classic, it’s that ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

NHS teams sweep 6A-Central opener at Bryant
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS SWEEP 6A-CENTRAL OPENER AT BRYANT | A week after losing on a shot at the buzzer, the Northside Grizzlies got revenge on Friday. The G...

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STAFF | 1/6/2019

Conway boys overpower Southside, 62-48
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CONWAY BOYS OVERPOWER SOUTHSIDE, 62-48 | Missed layups and poor free throw shooting will cost the best of teams. Friday, that was a recipe...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/5/2019

Conference play starts for SHS hoop squads
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CONFERENCE PLAY STARTS FOR SHS HOOP SQUADS | The Mavericks open the 6A-Central race with back-to-back home games with Conway and Cabot. Coach ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

Conference play starts for NHS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONFERENCE PLAY STARTS FOR NHS | A buzzer-beating shot kept Northside from getting to play in the title game of last week’s Coca-Cola...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

Former NHS standout part of a bowl champion at Minnesota
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORMER NHS STANDOUT PART OF A BOWL CHAMPION AT MINNESOTA | Northside defensive coordinator Felix Curry was among those who felt a sense of pride watching one o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

ALL-NWADG DIVISION I FOOTBALL
Fort Smith Southside High School News

ALL-NWADG DIVISION I FOOTBALL | SCHOOL Fort Smith Northside CLASS Senior HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 210 POSITION Linebacker TH...

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RICK FIRES | 12/31/2018

SHS come up short for third place at Coke Classic
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS COME UP SHORT FOR THIRD PLACE AT COKE CLASSIC | Northside coach Eric Burnett admitted having a tough time getting to sleep following Friday night’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

NHS bounces back to take third place at Coke Classic
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BOUNCES BACK TO TAKE THIRD PLACE AT COKE CLASSIC | Northside coach Eric Burnett admitted having a tough time getting to sleep following Friday night’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

NHS girls roll to Pink and White championship
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GIRLS ROLL TO PINK AND WHITE CHAMPIONSHIP | The Northside Lady Bears completed a dominating four days at the Pink and White Classic tournament i...

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STAFF | 12/30/2018

SHS falls to Robinson in Coke semis
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS FALLS TO ROBINSON IN COKE SEMIS | Trailing at halftime, the Pulaski Robinson Senators used a big second half to power their way into t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

Grizzlies fall in Coke semis on buzzer-beater
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES FALL IN COKE SEMIS ON BUZZER-BEATER | Down seven entering the final minute of Friday’s Coca-Cola Classic semifinals, the Northside Grizzli...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

Southside hangs on for 48-47 win in Coke Classic opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE HANGS ON FOR 48-47 WIN IN COKE CLASSIC OPENER | In a game of runs, a spurt to start the fourth quarter proved fortuitous for the Southside Mavericks...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

NHS Grizzlies roll in Coke Classic opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES ROLL IN COKE CLASSIC OPENER | Playing for the first time this season in front of their hometown crowd, the Northside Grizzlies put...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

NHS Lady Bears improve to 10-0 with win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS IMPROVE TO 10-0 WITH WIN | The Northside Lady Bears raised their record to 10-0 after a 63-39 win Thursday against Skyline (Mo....

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STAFF | 12/28/2018

Foot disability doesn’t stop Northside’s Edwards from wrestling
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FOOT DISABILITY DOESN’T STOP NORTHSIDE’S EDWARDS FROM WRESTLING | Despite competing for less than two years, Northside senior Brenden Edwards has taken to the sport o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/27/2018

Mavs’ Jackson remains committed after injury
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ JACKSON REMAINS COMMITTED AFTER INJURY | Jordyn Jackson’s not ready to put his dream behind him. He sees himself catching passes one day i...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/22/2018

NHS Lady Bears fend off late Greenwood rally to stay perfect on season
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS FEND OFF LATE GREENWOOD RALLY TO STAY PERFECT ON SEASON | In the opening quarter of Thursday’s game, the Northside Lady Bears couldn’t miss a shot. The nex...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/21/2018

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Northside boys win big against Pointers
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN BIG AGAINST POINTERS | The Northside Grizzlies bounced back from a tough loss to West Memphis on Friday with a win on Satur...

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STAFF | 12/16/2018

NHS girls remain undefeated with road win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GIRLS REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH ROAD WIN | Four players each had 12 points as the Northside Lady Bears remained undefeated on the season follow...

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STAFF | 12/15/2018

Mavericks’ Solomon embraces defensive tag
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS’ SOLOMON EMBRACES DEFENSIVE TAG | Tyrese Solomon loves to shoot the basketball. After all, scoring is the name of the game. But he ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/14/2018

Mavs clip Bulldogs in tight one, 67-64
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS CLIP BULLDOGS IN TIGHT ONE, 67-64 | As quickly as Southside hustled its way to a 13-point lead Tuesday, they just as quickly nearly blew...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/12/2018

Wolfenbarger helps keep No. 1 ranked Lady Bears unbeaten
Fort Smith Northside High School News

WOLFENBARGER HELPS KEEP NO. 1 RANKED LADY BEARS UNBEATEN | There were some big plays made by Northside sophomore point guard Jersey Wolfenbarger at last week’s...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/11/2018

NHS boys claim fifth place at Missouri tourney
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BOYS CLAIM FIFTH PLACE AT MISSOURI TOURNEY | The Northside Grizzlies placed fifth at this weekend’s Blue Springs (Mo.) Tournament after posting a...

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STAFF | 12/9/2018

Howe 73, Southside 27
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HOWE 73, SOUTHSIDE 27 | In her final game at the Taco Bell Tournament of Champions, Howe senior Jalei Oglesby scored 34 poin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

Lady Bears dig deep, fend off Moore, 57-53
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS DIG DEEP, FEND OFF MOORE, 57-53 | After starting the season by posting five generally dominating wins, it was time for the Northside L...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

NHS boys bounce back with win on Friday
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BOYS BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN ON FRIDAY | After dropping the opening-round game at the Blue Springs (Mo.) Tournament on Thursday, the Northsid...

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STAFF | 12/8/2018

 SHS fall on opening day of the ToC
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS FALL ON OPENING DAY OF THE TOC | Ponca City (Okla.) 68, Southside 31 Ponca City raced out to a 24-5 lead at the end of the first...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

Franks-led Mavs knock off Webb City, 67-57
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FRANKS-LED MAVS KNOCK OFF WEBB CITY, 67-57 | Southside 67, Webb City, Mo. 57 Southside’s Mykale Franks scored a career-high 30 points as South...

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STAFF | 12/7/2018

NHS Lady Bears roll in second half to big win to begin ToC
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS ROLL IN SECOND HALF TO BIG WIN TO BEGIN TOC | A late second-quarter outbreak of points gave the Northside Lady Bears some breathing room at halfti...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

Cabot tops Southside in Citizens Bank Finals
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CABOT TOPS SOUTHSIDE IN CITIZENS BANK FINALS | Cabot 64, Southside 45 The Panthers made an early statement a month before the start of 6A-Centra...

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STAFF | 12/3/2018

NHS Lady Bears repeat as Great 8 champs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS REPEAT AS GREAT 8 CHAMPS | For the second straight season, the Northside Lady Bears claimed the championship of the Great 8 Cla...

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STAFF | 12/2/2018

Siloam Springs 57, Southside 38
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SILOAM SPRINGS 57, SOUTHSIDE 38 | The Siloam Springs Lady Panthers defeated the Southside Mavericks, 57-38, at the Big Eight Tournamen...

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

NHS Lady Bears, Grizzlies pick up two straight wins to begin tourneys
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES PICK UP TWO STRAIGHT WINS TO BEGIN TOURNEYS | The Northside Lady Bears will get the chance to win their second straight Great 8 Classic tournament...

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

Mavs grind out 59-47 win over Panthers
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS GRIND OUT 59-47 WIN OVER PANTHERS | Taye Gatewood’s not going to win a lot of 3-point shooting contests. Not that he takes many. B...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/30/2018

Files highlight BOP tennis list
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FILES HIGHLIGHT BOP TENNIS LIST | t was another outstanding season for a pair of area girls tennis players, Northside’s Kate Files and...

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STAFF | 11/25/2018

Bryant ends NHS Grizzlies’ season in 7A semifinals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BRYANT ENDS NHS GRIZZLIES’ SEASON IN 7A SEMIFINALS | In the first half of Friday’s 7A semifinal, Northside’s defense forced Bryant to punt the ball five ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/24/2018

NHS returns to Bryant with bigger things at stake
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS RETURNS TO BRYANT WITH BIGGER THINGS AT STAKE | Friday’s forecast for the 7A semifinal between Northside and Bryant calls for a 90 percent chance of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2018

Rone a force up front for Grizzlies
Fort Smith Northside High School News

RONE A FORCE UP FRONT FOR GRIZZLIES | Raytel Rone won’t be sleeping in on Thanksgiving Day. At 9 a.m., Rone and his Northside teammates...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/22/2018

Late turnovers doom Mavs in 60-43 loss
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LATE TURNOVERS DOOM MAVS IN 60-43 LOSS | The shots were falling early. By the bunches. Two, four, six ... But Southside’s eight-point l...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/21/2018

Smith earns 600th win at NHS in Lady Bears’ season opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SMITH EARNS 600TH WIN AT NHS IN LADY BEARS’ SEASON OPENER | Northside girls basketball coach Rickey Smith achieved two milestones in the Lady Bears’ season open...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

Northside clears quarterfinal hurdle, on to 7A semis
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE CLEARS QUARTERFINAL HURDLE, ON TO 7A SEMIS | Indeed, the third time was the charm for the Northside Grizzlies last week. After having lost in ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

NHS LB turns in phenomenal defensive performance in Grizzlies’ playoff win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LB TURNS IN PHENOMENAL DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE IN GRIZZLIES’ PLAYOFF WIN | In just his second season of playing football, Northside linebacker Anthony “Boo” Travis continues t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

Northside’s Bershers signs with UT-Rio Grande Valley
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S BERSHERS SIGNS WITH UT-RIO GRANDE VALLEY | Sara Bershers’ original intention was to attend college and play basketball closer to home. Howev...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

Mavs fall just short on road to No. 1 NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS FALL JUST SHORT ON ROAD TO NO. 1 NLR | North Little Rock held on for a wild 48-45 victory Friday night. The Mavericks, who trailed 34-20...

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STAFF | 11/17/2018

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Football is ‘life’ for Mavericks’ left tackle Humphrey
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FOOTBALL IS ‘LIFE’ FOR MAVERICKS’ LEFT TACKLE HUMPHREY | Jonathan Humphrey didn’t set out to become Southside’s left tackle. He just wanted to be a footba...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/16/2018

Williams, Mavs get second shot at No. 1 NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

WILLIAMS, MAVS GET SECOND SHOT AT NO. 1 NLR | One down, two to go. That’s the approach the Southside Mavericks are taking as they prepare for N...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

Ozark girls roll past Mavericks, 39-25
Fort Smith Southside High School News

OZARK GIRLS ROLL PAST MAVERICKS, 39-25 | Ozark girls coach Bret Nagel got what he wanted out of Tuesday’s 39-25 win over Southside. More ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

Grizzlies make third straight 7A quarterfinals appearance
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES MAKE THIRD STRAIGHT 7A QUARTERFINALS APPEARANCE | The Grizzlies were able to shut down a solid Van Buren offensive attack in a 35-0 win at Mayo-Thomps...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

NHS girls prepare for upcoming season with benefit against Howe
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GIRLS PREPARE FOR UPCOMING SEASON WITH BENEFIT AGAINST HOWE | Among the things Northside coach Rickey Smith likes about his squad entering a new season, balance a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/14/2018

Mavericks’ defense comes up big in 35-28 win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS’ DEFENSE COMES UP BIG IN 35-28 WIN | A lot was made this week of Springdale’s 13-year playoff drought. The real story of Friday’s gam...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/12/2018

Team turned the page toward Springdale
Fort Smith Southside High School News

TEAM TURNED THE PAGE TOWARD SPRINGDALE | Southside coach Jeff Williams said his team turned the page toward Springdale not long after last we...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/12/2018

Mav seniors relish playoff win over Springdale
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAV SENIORS RELISH PLAYOFF WIN OVER SPRINGDALE | Bennett Weindel kept making tackles in Friday’s game with Springdale. When he was done, the Maverick...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/11/2018

 NHS rolls past Van Buren in 7A playoffs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS ROLLS PAST VAN BUREN IN 7A PLAYOFFS | Three plays into Friday’s 7A opening-round playoff against Van Buren, Northside came up aces both de...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/10/2018

Old guards Southside, Springdale clash in playoff opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

OLD GUARDS SOUTHSIDE, SPRINGDALE CLASH IN PLAYOFF OPENER | Springdale coach Zak Clark doesn’t need to be reminded when the Red Bulldogs last won a playoff game...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/9/2018

VB, NHS set for rematch to begin 7A playoffs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

VB, NHS SET FOR REMATCH TO BEGIN 7A PLAYOFFS | When Van Buren and Northside squared off in early September, it seemed as if a postseason rematch wa...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/9/2018

Mavs’ Altes wasn’t ready to give up
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ ALTES WASN’T READY TO GIVE UP | “Happily ever after” is something joyfully scribbled straight from a sappy Hallmark Christmas movie....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/8/2018

Northside’s Wise bounces back with big win against SHS; eyeing deeper playoff run
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S WISE BOUNCES BACK WITH BIG WIN AGAINST SHS; EYEING DEEPER PLAYOFF RUN | Contrary to popular belief, Northside senior quarterback Derrick Wise didn’t pick up his nickname “D...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/8/2018

NHS turns in “solid” performance in win against archrival
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TURNS IN “SOLID” PERFORMANCE IN WIN AGAINST ARCHRIVAL | Sitting on the desk in the office of Northside coach Mike Falleur was the trophy awarded to the winn...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/7/2018

NHS makes it three straight against city rival, 23-13
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS MAKES IT THREE STRAIGHT AGAINST CITY RIVAL, 23-13 | Though they scored a second-quarter touchdown, the Northside Grizzlies were still trying to find an ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/5/2018

NHS makes it three straight against city rival, 23-13
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NHS MAKES IT THREE STRAIGHT AGAINST CITY RIVAL, 23-13 | Though they scored a second-quarter touchdown, the Northside Grizzlies were still trying to find an ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/3/2018

Home playoff at stake in latest renewal of ‘Battle of Rogers Avenue’
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HOME PLAYOFF AT STAKE IN LATEST RENEWAL OF ‘BATTLE OF ROGERS AVENUE’ | A conference championship won’t be at stake when Southside and Northside renew the annual “Battle of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

Home playoff at stake in latest renewal of ‘Battle of Rogers Avenue’
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HOME PLAYOFF AT STAKE IN LATEST RENEWAL OF ‘BATTLE OF ROGERS AVENUE’ | A conference championship won’t be at stake when Southside and Northside renew the annual “Battle of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

The kid from Bonneville
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE KID FROM BONNEVILLE | Taye Gatewood fell in love with football the first time he put on a pair of shoulder pads. He wasn’t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/29/2018

Slow start hampers Southside in 6A final
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SLOW START HAMPERS SOUTHSIDE IN 6A FINAL | Conway coach Laura Crow was up late Friday night. No, she wasn’t watching the World Series, either. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/28/2018

NHS falls to Cabot
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS FALLS TO CABOT | Northside dropped its third straight game as the Grizzlies were defeated at Cabot, 35-23, in 7A-Cent...

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STAFF | 10/28/2018

Coleman’s pick, Gatewood’s TD passes fuel Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

COLEMAN’S PICK, GATEWOOD’S TD PASSES FUEL MAVS | Jaylin Coleman never thought about taking a knee once he snagged Lawson Gunn’s floating duck two yar...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

SHS assistants earn their stripes under Haaser
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS ASSISTANTS EARN THEIR STRIPES UNDER HAASER | Natalie Throneberry has her pregame checklist: • Pass out the chewing gum — check. • Making su...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

Sacrifice part of Mavs’ Mullins’ DNA
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SACRIFICE PART OF MAVS’ MULLINS’ DNA | Jenna Mullins is what Southside volleyball coaches Steve Haaser and Natalie Throneberry consider the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Mavs make quick work of Bentonville, advance to state finals
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS MAKE QUICK WORK OF BENTONVILLE, ADVANCE TO STATE FINALS | Southside didn’t have long to think about blowing a 2-0 lead Thursday. All it had to do was referenc...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

NHS senior safety brings out big hits
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS SENIOR SAFETY BRINGS OUT BIG HITS | Greg Washington may be the undisputed vocal leader on the Northside defense. The senior safety’s ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Holland, Fitzgerald push Mavericks past Pointers
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HOLLAND, FITZGERALD PUSH MAVERICKS PAST POINTERS | Momentum swings, a game of inches. Pick one. With their backs against the wall, the Southside Ma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/25/2018

Mavericks’ Gregory relishes opportunity to play at War Memorial
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS’ GREGORY RELISHES OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT WAR MEMORIAL | Mason Gregory is standing next to defensive coordinator Jacob Cox. There’s a chill in the air on thi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

Southside finishes off perfect 6A-Central slate
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE FINISHES OFF PERFECT 6A-CENTRAL SLATE | Entering the 2018 season, Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser thought his team had a fairly good...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/22/2018

Southside hoping to bounce back against the Catholic Rockets
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST THE CATHOLIC ROCKETS | The Southside Mavericks are looking into the teeth of another good running back this week. What’s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

Three inducted into NHS Hall of Honor
Fort Smith Northside High School News

THREE INDUCTED INTO NHS HALL OF HONOR | Three individuals were part of the newest class of inductees into the Northside High School Hall of ...

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STAFF | 10/21/2018

Mavs get by Catholic on road, 28-20
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS GET BY CATHOLIC ON ROAD, 28-20 | Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood threw two touchdown passes, including a 2-yard score to Darin Da...

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STAFF | 10/20/2018

No. 1 NLR runs past Grizzlies, 40-3
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NO. 1 NLR RUNS PAST GRIZZLIES, 40-3 | Even though the rain stopped during the first half at Mayo-Thompson Stadium, points continued to pou...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/20/2018

Mavs celebrate senior night in style
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS CELEBRATE SENIOR NIGHT IN STYLE | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser’s still on the fence as to whether or not this is his last s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/19/2018

NHS welcomes in No. 1 ranked NLR
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS WELCOMES IN NO. 1 RANKED NLR | Last week was a tough one for Northside, which was unable to hang on to a 21-7 second-half lead in a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/19/2018

Former Southside players gather to celebrate Steve Haaser’s 40 seasons, 1,000 victories
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FORMER SOUTHSIDE PLAYERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE STEVE HAASER’S 40 SEASONS, 1,000 VICTORIES | Southside High School celebrated 40 years of greatness with coach Steve Haaser on Friday night. F...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/14/2018

Conway rallies to defeat NHS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY RALLIES TO DEFEAT NHS | Things were looking good for Northside early in the second half as the Grizzlies built a 21-7 lead o...

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STAFF | 10/14/2018

Bryant too much for Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRYANT TOO MUCH FOR MAVS | Southside had a plethora of chances to jump on Bryant Friday night. Two early turnovers and some ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/13/2018

Bryant brings size, defense to Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRYANT BRINGS SIZE, DEFENSE TO SOUTHSIDE | Southside coach Jeff Williams didn’t have to watch video long to determine one factor about the Brya...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/12/2018

Southside clinch conference championships
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE CLINCH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS | Southside 3, Central 0 The Southside Mavericks clinched the 6A-Central regular season championshi...

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STAFF | 10/12/2018

Northside’s Adkins enjoys moving the opposition on the line
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S ADKINS ENJOYS MOVING THE OPPOSITION ON THE LINE | Northside’s Josh Adkins doesn’t mind being aggressive on the football field. Adkins, the Grizzlie...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/12/2018

Hogue-led Mavericks remain perfect in 6A-Central play
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HOGUE-LED MAVERICKS REMAIN PERFECT IN 6A-CENTRAL PLAY | Southside sophomore Hannah Hogue had a triple double in Tuesday’s 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of Mount...

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STAFF | 10/10/2018

Defense helps set tone in Northside’s home win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

DEFENSE HELPS SET TONE IN NORTHSIDE’S HOME WIN | Northside’s offense certainly did its part in last week’s 40-14 win at Mayo-Thompson Stadium against...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/10/2018

NLR starts fast, dumps Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NLR STARTS FAST, DUMPS SOUTHSIDE | Defending Class 7A state champion North Little Rock scored touchdowns on all seven first-half posses...

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ROBERT YATES | 10/6/2018

NHS picks up big home win against Catholic
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS PICKS UP BIG HOME WIN AGAINST CATHOLIC | Northside was more than ready to get back to Mayo-Thompson Stadium following a five-week absence. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/6/2018

Solomon treasures his No. 7 jersey
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOLOMON TREASURES HIS NO. 7 JERSEY | Tyrese Solomon didn’t have to blink twice when it came to choosing his No. 7 Southside Mavericks’ fo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/5/2018

Lady Wampus Cats too much for Lady Bears at home
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY WAMPUS CATS TOO MUCH FOR LADY BEARS AT HOME | Northside coach Matt Waack feels like his Lady Bears are on the verge of competing with the elite te...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/5/2018

Home at last, NHS to face LR Catholic
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HOME AT LAST, NHS TO FACE LR CATHOLIC | A bye week, weather issues, a rain-shortened loss and a much-needed win. That all happened in the...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/5/2018

Big pass plays lead to Southside win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BIG PASS PLAYS LEAD TO SOUTHSIDE WIN | For Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood, last Friday night included touchdown passes in all shapes a...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/3/2018

Northside’s Files claims 6A-Central singles title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S FILES CLAIMS 6A-CENTRAL SINGLES TITLE | After mainly dominating her foes all season long, things didn’t come quite as easy for Northside’s K...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/3/2018

Northside picks up conference road win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE PICKS UP CONFERENCE ROAD WIN | Northside picked up a big 6A-Central road win at Mount St. Mary on Tuesday, as the Lady Bears won in...

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STAFF | 10/3/2018

Mavericks have key 6A-Central match vs. NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS HAVE KEY 6A-CENTRAL MATCH VS. NLR | The Southside Mavericks are 20 games over .500. They’re on pace to land another 30-win season. Bu...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/2/2018

Northside’s McDougal makes emphatic return to state
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S MCDOUGAL MAKES EMPHATIC RETURN TO STATE | Northside’s Addison McDougal originally preferred playing soccer over tennis. “I played tennis pr...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/2/2018

Southside’s Shell and Magness determined to win conference title at home
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S SHELL AND MAGNESS DETERMINED TO WIN CONFERENCE TITLE AT HOME | She was part of a girls tennis doubles conference championship last season. Now, Southside senior...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/1/2018

NHS survives Bryant in five sets
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS SURVIVES BRYANT IN FIVE SETS | Northside appeared to be on its way to a home sweep after the Lady Bears took the first two sets Tue...

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STAFF | 10/1/2018

Northside bounces back with win at LR Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE BOUNCES BACK WITH WIN AT LR CENTRAL | Coming off their rain-shortened loss to Bryant last week, the Northside Grizzlies could not afford t...

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STAFF | 9/30/2018

Mavericks score late, hold on for 30-24 win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS SCORE LATE, HOLD ON FOR 30-24 WIN | Cabot quarterback Jessie Windemaker isn’t going to break any of the state’s passing records this sea...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Mavs headline 39th Fort Smith Invitational
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS HEADLINE 39TH FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Back in 1980, Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser probably never dreamed how far his little voll...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Southside’s Uhm takes All-State honors
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S UHM TAKES ALL-STATE HONORS | Southside golfer Terry Uhm received All-State honors as she finished in fifth place in the individua...

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STAFF | 9/29/2018

Grizzlies’ Adams transitions smoothly to cornerback
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES’ ADAMS TRANSITIONS SMOOTHLY TO CORNERBACK | Most of the time, passes aren’t thrown in the direction of Northside cornerback Tyriq Adams. When...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/28/2018

SHS tennis teams prepare for 6A-Central tournament
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS TENNIS TEAMS PREPARE FOR 6A-CENTRAL TOURNAMENT | Northside and Southside’s tennis players got a sneak preview of the surroundings for next week’s 6A-...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

Mavericks flip momentum, top Conway in five
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS FLIP MOMENTUM, TOP CONWAY IN FIVE | The Southside Mavericks swept Conway 3-0 the first time the two teams met. Coach Steve Haaser probab...

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STAFF | 9/26/2018

NHS tennis teams prepare for 6A-Central tournament
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TENNIS TEAMS PREPARE FOR 6A-CENTRAL TOURNAMENT | Northside and Southside’s tennis players got a sneak preview of the surroundings for next week’s 6A-...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

NHS coach moves on from rain-shortened loss
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS COACH MOVES ON FROM RAIN-SHORTENED LOSS | It was not the scenario Northside envisioned in its highly anticipated 7A-Central opener last week a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

Mavs’ Holland has unsettled business
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ HOLLAND HAS UNSETTLED BUSINESS | Not unlike most high school seniors, Hannah Holland knows where she’s going. The UAFS-bound volle...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/25/2018

Lady Bears happy to finally be off the road
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS HAPPY TO FINALLY BE OFF THE ROAD | A cozy home schedule down the stretch may help the Northside Lady Bears as they head for the 6A-Cent...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/25/2018

NHS falls to Bryant in rain-shortened game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS FALLS TO BRYANT IN RAIN-SHORTENED GAME | Northside suffered its first loss of the season on Friday in a game which didn’t even make it to hal...

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STAFF | 9/23/2018

Late first-half swing ultimately dooms Mavericks
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LATE FIRST-HALF SWING ULTIMATELY DOOMS MAVERICKS | Special teams is something Southside coach Jeff Williams starts talking about during spring practice...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/22/2018

Southside sweeps rival Lady Bears
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE SWEEPS RIVAL LADY BEARS | High School Volleyball 6A-Central Southside def. Northside, 25-12, 26-24, 25-17 //// Sou...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

SHS, Conway coaches put friendship on hold tonight
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS, CONWAY COACHES PUT FRIENDSHIP ON HOLD TONIGHT | Keith Fimple estimates he and Jeff Williams talk at least once a day. It’s been that way for 25 year...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

Mavericks top Pointers in dual match
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS TOP POINTERS IN DUAL MATCH | Southside’s Lucas Tech shot a 75 and teammate Coleman Hill fired a 79 to pace Southside to a win ove...

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STAFF | 9/21/2018

 Grizzly tailback packs plenty of toughness
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLY TAILBACK PACKS PLENTY OF TOUGHNESS | He may not look like your prototypical running back. Eli Bolton goes 5-foot-7 and weighs 150 poun...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/21/2018

Mavs’ Coleman enjoying breakout season
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ COLEMAN ENJOYING BREAKOUT SEASON | Jaylin Coleman found himself sitting in the bleachers the other night cheering on his 8-year-old bro...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/20/2018

NHS posts conference road win at Cabot
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS POSTS CONFERENCE ROAD WIN AT CABOT | The Northside Lady Bears came away with a four-set win on the road at Cabot in 6A-Central action on ...

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STAFF | 9/20/2018

Northside’s Hindley picking up pace as cross country runner
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S HINDLEY PICKING UP PACE AS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER | It’s not how you start, so the saying goes, but where you end up. Braeden Hindley’s cross country...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/19/2018

NLR 3, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NLR 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were swept at home Thursday in 7A-Central action to North Little Rock, 26-24, 25-14, ...

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STAFF | 9/17/2018

Mavs’ Haaser earns 1,000th career win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ HAASER EARNS 1,000TH CAREER WIN | There were pictures, signs with his picture on them, and more pictures Saturday in Russellville. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/16/2018

Gatewood-led Mavs trounce War Eagles, 52-22
Fort Smith Southside High School News

GATEWOOD-LED MAVS TROUNCE WAR EAGLES, 52-22 | This one was over long before the end of the first quarter, let alone the half. Southside scored ...

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STAFF | 9/14/2018

For Mavs’ McBride, the grind is worth it
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FOR MAVS’ MCBRIDE, THE GRIND IS WORTH IT | Colton McBride has had a ball in his hand since he was a toddler — football, basketball, baseball. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/14/2018

Southside remain perfect in conference play
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE REMAIN PERFECT IN CONFERENCE PLAY | The Southside Mavericks won their fifth straight 6A-Central match Thursday with a 25-9, 25-14, 25-22...

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STAFF | 9/14/2018

SHS claims sole possession of first place in 6A-Central with win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS CLAIMS SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN 6A-CENTRAL WITH WIN | Sophomore Avery Fitzgerald had 17 kills and senior Hannah Holland had 12 kills and two aces in South...

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STAFF | 9/12/2018

NHS QB did it all in win against Van Buren last week
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS QB DID IT ALL IN WIN AGAINST VAN BUREN LAST WEEK | Northside senior quarterback Derrick “Deuce” Wise did a little bit of everything in last week’s game...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/12/2018

Conway 3, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears suffered their first 6A-Central defeat on Tuesday with a three-set loss to Conway (25...

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STAFF | 9/12/2018

SHS Mavs moving forward to this week’s game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SHS MAVS MOVING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK’S GAME | The old football coaches adage, “teams tend to improve the most between the first and second week of...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/12/2018

Balanced Southside Mavs breeze past Cabot
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BALANCED SOUTHSIDE MAVS BREEZE PAST CABOT | The Southside Mavericks are a long way from where they want to be in late October. But 6A-Central...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/10/2018

Fort Smith Invitational
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Martini, who ran at Ramsey Junior High before coming to Southside, held off Greenwood standouts Tayl...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/9/2018

Grizzlies’ Hindley wins Fort Smith Invitational
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES’ HINDLEY WINS FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Braeden Hindley didn’t exactly fall out of the sky for coach Jeff Lewis. It only seems that way. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/9/2018

Holt racks up 482 total yards as Greenwood rolls SHS, 52-27
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HOLT RACKS UP 482 TOTAL YARDS AS GREENWOOD ROLLS SHS, 52-27 | Give Rick Jones six months and he’ll find a quarterback. Give him six days after a loss, and he’ll r...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/8/2018

Wise has a big night as Northside moves to 3-0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

WISE HAS A BIG NIGHT AS NORTHSIDE MOVES TO 3-0 | Although Northside was able to move the ball offensively in last week’s win against Greenwood, there...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/8/2018

Southside survives NLR in five
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE SURVIVES NLR IN FIVE | Sophomore Avery Fitzgerald had a career-high 21 kills and had four key aces during a 9-0 clinching r...

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STAFF | 9/7/2018

NHS wins home opener; remains tied for first atop 6A-Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS WINS HOME OPENER; REMAINS TIED FOR FIRST ATOP 6A-CENTRAL | It’s still early but the top of the 6A-Central standings already have a Fort Smith flavor. The No...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/7/2018

NHS seek to build off of resounding wins
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS SEEK TO BUILD OFF OF RESOUNDING WINS | Last week, both Northside and Van Buren registered resounding wins against a pair of area rivals. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/7/2018

Southside’s Tolbert provides leadership, versatility
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S TOLBERT PROVIDES LEADERSHIP, VERSATILITY | Sarah Tolbert hated to put away her basketball. But once she did, there was no looking back. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/6/2018

Solid numbers
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOLID NUMBERS | For all the offense Southside created in last week’s 44-31 win at Bentonville West, the Mavericks’ d...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/5/2018

Bolton’s big second half lifts Northside to 2-0 start
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BOLTON’S BIG SECOND HALF LIFTS NORTHSIDE TO 2-0 START | Northside senior tailback Eli Bolton played sparingly in the Grizzlies’ season opener two weeks ago,...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/5/2018

 Southside’s Savoy has game to remember
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S SAVOY HAS GAME TO REMEMBER | Southside’s Ricardo Savoy stamped his name in the record books at Bentonville West’s new stadium, Fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/4/2018

Savoy, Gatewood spark Southside Mavericks’ road victory
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SAVOY, GATEWOOD SPARK SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ ROAD VICTORY | Ricardo Savoy had himself a night Friday. So did Taye Gatewood. The Mavericks’ speedy back ran...

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STAFF | 9/1/2018

Northside wins 7A-Central opener on road
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE WINS 7A-CENTRAL OPENER ON ROAD | The Northside Lady Bears won their 7A-Central opener on Thursday, defeating Bryant on the road in fo...

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STAFF | 9/1/2018

Northside Grizzlies grind out big win against Greenwood Bulldogs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES GRIND OUT BIG WIN AGAINST GREENWOOD BULLDOGS | Whenever Greenwood got within striking distance, Northside seemed to always have an answer. After...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/1/2018

Big crowd, stellar play fuel Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BIG CROWD, STELLAR PLAY FUEL MAVS | When Lisa Miller speaks, people listen. Just ask Conway. Southside’s first-year principal, and...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/31/2018

NHS welcomes in new-look Greenwood squad
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS WELCOMES IN NEW-LOOK GREENWOOD SQUAD | When Greenwood and Northside squared off last season, the Bulldogs clearly had the edge in experienc...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/31/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Turner sets the bar high for other linemen
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ TURNER SETS THE BAR HIGH FOR OTHER LINEMEN | Keith Turner isn’t a household name among 7A-Central offensive linemen. Not yet, anyway. But m...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/27/2018

Weindel yearns for Southside Mavericks’ glory days
Fort Smith Southside High School News

WEINDEL YEARNS FOR SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ GLORY DAYS | There’s nothing slow about Southside defensive back Bennett Weindel. In terms of being where he’s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

Experienced Southside Mavericks ready to hit reset button
Fort Smith Southside High School News

EXPERIENCED SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS READY TO HIT RESET BUTTON | Fourth and goal. For the win. Three years ago, Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood was on the thr...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

Watching Northside football games from the press box way of life for Blaylock
Fort Smith Northside High School News

WATCHING NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL GAMES FROM THE PRESS BOX WAY OF LIFE FOR BLAYLOCK | Watching countless Northside football games from the press box at Mayo-Thompson Stadium has become a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside Grizzlies aiming higher in 2018
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES AIMING HIGHER IN 2018 | An invigorating run to end last season has the Northside Grizzlies thinking they will go even furthe...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside Grizzlies’ returning right tackle poised for even bigger things
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ RETURNING RIGHT TACKLE POISED FOR EVEN BIGGER THINGS | One thing which stands out about Northside senior right tackle Stevie Young might be his long arms. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside scores 56 first-half points en route to blowout win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE SCORES 56 FIRST-HALF POINTS EN ROUTE TO BLOWOUT WIN | Before Northside’s offense could even get onto the field for Friday’s season opener, the Grizzlies w...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/25/2018

Southside Mavs blitz Cyclones in home opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS BLITZ CYCLONES IN HOME OPENER | There’s something about the first set that seems to be slowing down the Southside Mavericks. Jitt...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/24/2018

Har-Ber 3, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HAR-BER 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | Jayci Carpenter and Mackenzie White had 11 kills each to pace Har-Ber to a 25-20, 25-9, 25-14 sweep ...

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STAFF | 8/24/2018

Northside Grizzlies kick off new season on Zero Week
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES KICK OFF NEW SEASON ON ZERO WEEK | On the heels of last season’s unexpected run to the 7A quarterfinals, Northside’s players have anxio...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/24/2018

Northside cornerback Tabut sharpening mind, skills
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE CORNERBACK TABUT SHARPENING MIND, SKILLS | Northside cornerback Elijah Tabut knows he has the physical tools to flourish at that position. O...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/23/2018

Southside finishes strong in sweep of Van Buren Pointers
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE FINISHES STRONG IN SWEEP OF VAN BUREN POINTERS | Van Buren volleyball coach Brent Reeves liked what he saw in the first set of Tuesday’s 2018 season ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/22/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Cox thrilled to have Davenport back in fold
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ COX THRILLED TO HAVE DAVENPORT BACK IN FOLD | There are no medical red shirts for high school athletes. The proverbial clock never stops. No on...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/20/2018

Hunton carries ’06 memories of Southside state title run wherever she goes
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HUNTON CARRIES ’06 MEMORIES OF SOUTHSIDE STATE TITLE RUN WHEREVER SHE GOES | Tory Hunton’s face lights up. She’s just been asked about the picture that hangs on the wall at Sout...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/19/2018

Inaugural Zero Week set to kick off in Arkansas
Fort Smith Northside High School News

INAUGURAL ZERO WEEK SET TO KICK OFF IN ARKANSAS | Beginning this season, and in just a few more days, kickoff time comes early for several high school...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/19/2018

Slow-starting Southside Mavs roll past Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SLOW-STARTING SOUTHSIDE MAVS ROLL PAST NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There’s no substitute for real volleyball matches. And, though Tuesday’s benefit match between No...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/17/2018

 Slow-starting Southside Mavs roll past Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SLOW-STARTING SOUTHSIDE MAVS ROLL PAST NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There’s no substitute for real volleyball matches. And, though Tuesday’s benefit match between No...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/17/2018

Fort Smith Northside coach pleased with team entering 2018 season
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE COACH PLEASED WITH TEAM ENTERING 2018 SEASON | Northside coach Matt Waack undoubtedly has been pleased with how his Lady Bears have progressed ente...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/15/2018

Haaser, Southside Mavs set for Blue and White scrimmage
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HAASER, SOUTHSIDE MAVS SET FOR BLUE AND WHITE SCRIMMAGE | Showtime! The Southside Mavericks will host their annual Blue and White scrimmage today. Thursday...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/14/2018

Southside grinding toward Aug. 20 scrimmage with Alma
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GRINDING TOWARD AUG. 20 SCRIMMAGE WITH ALMA | A bright sun pelted Rowland Stadium Friday morning as Taye Gatewood finished his morning progression...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/11/2018

NHS Grizzlies wrap up another solid week of practice
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES WRAP UP ANOTHER SOLID WEEK OF PRACTICE | Once Northside’s football team returned to campus from their three-day retreat at Fort Chaffee exact...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/11/2018

Northside players learn about trust, accountability at Fort Chaffee retreat
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE PLAYERS LEARN ABOUT TRUST, ACCOUNTABILITY AT FORT CHAFFEE RETREAT | On a typically hot August afternoon, the Northside Grizzlies football team convened, as they have ge...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/5/2018

 Southside Mavs’ Savoy willing to lend hand whenever called on
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ SAVOY WILLING TO LEND HAND WHENEVER CALLED ON | The jersey, the life, the brotherhood. Ricardo Savoy’s not the type of person who turns down favo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/4/2018

Healthy Willis a boost for Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HEALTHY WILLIS A BOOST FOR NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | An encouraging sign for Northside volleyball coach Matt Waack going into the upcoming season has bee...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/2/2018

High-powered Southside Mavs gear up for season opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HIGH-POWERED SOUTHSIDE MAVS GEAR UP FOR SEASON OPENER | No championships have ever been won in the first week of August practice. But you have to start s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/1/2018

Passionate Brasher keys Southside Mavs volleyball push
Fort Smith Southside High School News

PASSIONATE BRASHER KEYS SOUTHSIDE MAVS VOLLEYBALL PUSH | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser has a way of finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Fo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/31/2018

 Southside’s volleyball coach approaching milestone
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S VOLLEYBALL COACH APPROACHING MILESTONE | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser gathered his players Monday morning for the start of volleyb...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/24/2018

The Southside Mavericks will host a Sports Camp on July 16th-18th
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS WILL HOST A SPORTS CAMP ON JULY 16TH-18TH | The Southside Mavericks will host a Sports Camp on July 16th-18th. Basketball Camp from 8:30 to 11:3...

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STAFF | 7/2/2018

 Kelly Carson named the MVP of the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star soccer game
Fort Smith Southside High School News

KELLY CARSON NAMED THE MVP OF THE ARKANSAS ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION ALL-STAR SOCCER GAME | Congrats to Kelly Carson for being named the MVP of the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star soc...

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STAFF | 6/23/2018

Former Northside standout has a hand in guiding several college and NBA players
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORMER NORTHSIDE STANDOUT HAS A HAND IN GUIDING SEVERAL COLLEGE AND NBA PLAYERS | Growing up in Fort Smith, Rodney Perry undoubtedly wanted to be a successful basketball player, whic...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/16/2018

 Northside, Alma square off in summer league action
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE, ALMA SQUARE OFF IN SUMMER LEAGUE ACTION | One thing Alma coach Kevin Edwards wanted to see from his Airedales squad in the extended summer lea...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/13/2018

Former Southside pitcher Harpenau credits dad for keeping him from walking away
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FORMER SOUTHSIDE PITCHER HARPENAU CREDITS DAD FOR KEEPING HIM FROM WALKING AWAY | Ty Harpenau was at his wits’ end. He was so far gone, in fact, he told his baseball-coaching dad,...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/8/2018

Former Southside, UCA star Gray primed for MLB Draft
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FORMER SOUTHSIDE, UCA STAR GRAY PRIMED FOR MLB DRAFT | Tyler Gray is riding the University of Central Arkansas’ team bus back to Conway. Pine trees, rural ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/3/2018

2018 Northside Grizzlies energized after late-season push
Fort Smith Northside High School News

2018 NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES ENERGIZED AFTER LATE-SEASON PUSH | A dose of late-season momentum helped get the Northside Grizzlies through their off-season, includin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/31/2018

Southside Mavericks cap strong spring practice
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS CAP STRONG SPRING PRACTICE | The Southside Mavericks aren’t all the way back. Not in the sense they were a decade ago. But the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/26/2018

Northside’s Green signs with EOSC
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S GREEN SIGNS WITH EOSC | Sidney Green was still undecided on a college even after wrapping up her softball career at Northsid...

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STAFF | 5/25/2018

Northside scores early and often as Grizzlies claim 7A championship
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN AS GRIZZLIES CLAIM 7A CHAMPIONSHIP | To reach the 7A championship match, Northside needed a combination of legerdemain and magic in the ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/21/2018

NHS Grizzlies face Rogers for 7A soccer title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES FACE ROGERS FOR 7A SOCCER TITLE | For the third time in six seasons, the Northside Grizzlies will be playing for a state soccer champi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/18/2018

 Northside’s Forsey contributing to Grizzlies’ postseason run
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S FORSEY CONTRIBUTING TO GRIZZLIES’ POSTSEASON RUN | When it comes to his job description playing sweeper, Northside senior Jason Forsey gets right to th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/17/2018

Promise keeper
Fort Smith Northside High School News

PROMISE KEEPER | Eric Flores laid out to try and deflect the soccer ball, but he could see quickly that it was out o...

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CHIP SOUZA | 5/16/2018

Flores’ play in goal helps lift Northside into 7A state title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FLORES’ PLAY IN GOAL HELPS LIFT NORTHSIDE INTO 7A STATE TITLE GAME | Not only was Northside goalkeeper Eric Flores dealing with two tough opponents at the 7A state socce...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/15/2018

State title games set for NHS boys soccer
Fort Smith Northside High School News

STATE TITLE GAMES SET FOR NHS BOYS SOCCER | The Arkansas Activities Association officially announced the times for this weekend’s state champion...

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STAFF | 5/14/2018

Forsey, Iturriago lift Northside to finals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORSEY, ITURRIAGO LIFT NORTHSIDE TO FINALS | Northside keeper Eric Flores had a vision. Saturday, it came true. “This past fall, I was at t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/14/2018

Southside girls drop heartbreaker in 7A semifinals
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS DROP HEARTBREAKER IN 7A SEMIFINALS | There were 35 painful seconds showing on the scoreboard clock when Southside junior Hannah Schmidt l...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/13/2018

Southside season ends in 7A quarterfinals
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE SEASON ENDS IN 7A QUARTERFINALS | Southside’s softball season came to an end in Friday’s 7A state quarterfinals in Cabot as the Maveri...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Southside girls win dramatic game at 7A tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS WIN DRAMATIC GAME AT 7A TOURNEY | Things appeared to be very bleak early on for Southside’s girls soccer team. The Mavericks found ...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Northside boys win dramatic OT games at 7A tourney
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN DRAMATIC OT GAMES AT 7A TOURNEY | Last season, Northside’s season came to a sudden end with an overtime loss in the 7A quarterfinals,...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Southside transplant Crawford fits in nicely with high-powered Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE TRANSPLANT CRAWFORD FITS IN NICELY WITH HIGH-POWERED MAVS | Kelly Carson, Rachel Smith, Hannah Schmidt. Dianna Guerrero and Morrea Kleck. Pick your poison. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2018

Southside defeats Van Buren at 7A state tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE DEFEATS VAN BUREN AT 7A STATE TOURNEY | Several two-out RBI hits turned out to be the difference as Southside rallied to defeat Van Buren, 4...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Fayetteville 2, Southside 1 (SD)
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FAYETTEVILLE 2, SOUTHSIDE 1 (SD) | The Fayetteville Purple Dogs pushed across a sudden deal goal just 50 seconds into the extra period ...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Rogers 8, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

ROGERS 8, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears’ season came to an end in Thursday’s opening round of the 7A State Tournament in Cabo...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Northside Lady Bears fall to Har-Ber, 2-1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS FALL TO HAR-BER, 2-1 | Anna Ybarra deserved a better fate. So did her gritty teammates. Har-Ber’s Erica Orellana Agui...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2018

Pointers put away Grizzlies, 12-1, in 7A state tourney
Fort Smith Northside High School News

POINTERS PUT AWAY GRIZZLIES, 12-1, IN 7A STATE TOURNEY | The Van Buren Pointers counted on three-run innings on Thursday afternoon in their opener of the Cla...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 5/11/2018

Mendoza, Mavericks open with Purple Dogs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MENDOZA, MAVERICKS OPEN WITH PURPLE DOGS | There were no participation trophies in Alex Mendoza’s first few years of soccer. “Here in Fort S...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/10/2018

Van Buren, Southside square off once again at state tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

VAN BUREN, SOUTHSIDE SQUARE OFF ONCE AGAIN AT STATE TOURNEY | Though both schools are less than 15 miles apart, Van Buren and Southside somehow still find a way t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2018

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

IT HASN’T BEEN AN EASY SEASON FOR THE NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | It hasn’t been an easy season for the Northside Lady Bears. They have dealt with various injuries...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2018

 NHS runners part of inaugural cross country team at UA-Rich Mountain
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS RUNNERS PART OF INAUGURAL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM AT UA-RICH MOUNTAIN | Northside cross country runners and twin sisters Marlenne and Miriam Mendez, recently signed letters...

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STAFF | 5/9/2018

Wampus Cats clinch 7A-Central title with win over Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

WAMPUS CATS CLINCH 7A-CENTRAL TITLE WITH WIN OVER SOUTHSIDE | The Southside Mavericks were still feeling the effects Monday of last Friday’s brutal shootout loss ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/8/2018

Northside assistant girls soccer coach still has a love for the game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE ASSISTANT GIRLS SOCCER COACH STILL HAS A LOVE FOR THE GAME | Alan Judkins didn’t grow up playing soccer or even cultivating a passion for the sport. Now, he h...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2018

Northside freshman stuns Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTHSIDE FRESHMAN STUNS SOUTHSIDE | Southside goalie Salomon Amador played the game of his life Friday. For two hours, he fended off one...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Northside 6, Southside 5 (8)
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTHSIDE 6, SOUTHSIDE 5 (8) | On Northside’s Senior Night, it was a freshman who gave the Lady Bears a win. Down to her last st...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/5/2018

Area athletes earn gold
Fort Smith Southside High School News

AREA ATHLETES EARN GOLD | Southside senior Lauren Sutherland didn’t have the most ideal conditions for Thursday’s 7A state tra...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Southside Mavs grind out 3-1 win over Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS GRIND OUT 3-1 WIN OVER NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There are no easy games at Northside’s Mayo-Thompson Stadium. Not for the Southside Mavericks gir...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Northside freshman stuns Southside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE FRESHMAN STUNS SOUTHSIDE | Southside goalie Salomon Amador played the game of his life Friday. For two hours, he fended off one...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Northside Lady Bears rally to win home finale
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS RALLY TO WIN HOME FINALE | On Northside’s Senior Night, it was a freshman who gave the Lady Bears a win. Down to her last st...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/5/2018

Southside Mavs grind out 3-1 win over Northside Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS GRIND OUT 3-1 WIN OVER NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There are no easy games at Northside’s Mayo-Thompson Stadium. Not for the Southside Mavericks gir...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Flores flourishing as goalkeeper for contending Grizzlies
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FLORES FLOURISHING AS GOALKEEPER FOR CONTENDING GRIZZLIES | It has always been a life-long mission for Eric Flores to prove people wrong, to prove that he belon...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/4/2018

Late homer lifts Southside to win on Senior Day
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LATE HOMER LIFTS SOUTHSIDE TO WIN ON SENIOR DAY | Cailin Massey wasn’t sure if she was ever going to clear the fences in Southside’s ballpark. On T...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/2/2018

Second half explosion fuels Mavs in rout
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SECOND HALF EXPLOSION FUELS MAVS IN ROUT | Whatever Southside soccer coach Jeremy Davis said Tuesday night seemed to work. Boy, did it ever....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/2/2018

Cabot 10, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 10, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were held to two hits in a 7A-Central loss Tuesday at Cabot. Northside (6-11, 4-9)...

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STAFF | 5/2/2018

Southside’s Jackson wins pole vault at 7A-Central meet
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S JACKSON WINS POLE VAULT AT 7A-CENTRAL MEET | It’s a long way from the Ukraine and France to Fort Smith, Ark. Not if you have YouTube, however....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/1/2018

Northside earns split of marathon 7A-Central doubleheader
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE EARNS SPLIT OF MARATHON 7A-CENTRAL DOUBLEHEADER | It was a long night of softball Friday night at Northside’s Grizzly Field. Both ends of a 7A-Cent...

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STAFF | 4/29/2018

Southside takes care of Mount St. Mary
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE TAKES CARE OF MOUNT ST. MARY | Southside moved a step closer to clinching the 7A-Central Friday with a 7-1 blowout of Mount St. Ma...

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STAFF | 4/28/2018

Southside gets run-rule win on road
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GETS RUN-RULE WIN ON ROAD | The Southside Mavericks scored in all four innings as they posted a 17-2 run-rule win against Mount ...

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STAFF | 4/28/2018

 Key two-out triple dooms Northside Grizzlies, 9-1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

KEY TWO-OUT TRIPLE DOOMS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES, 9-1 | Khaden Washington was a pitch or two from doing to North Little Rock what he did earlier this month....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/28/2018

Hat trick from Mendez fuels Northside Grizzlies’ home win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HAT TRICK FROM MENDEZ FUELS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ HOME WIN | Before Friday, Northside senior forward Luis Mendez had only one career varsity goal. Now, Mendez...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/28/2018

Southside Mavericks come up short
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS COME UP SHORT | The Catholic Rockets eliminated the Southside Mavericks from postseason play Thursday behind the ste...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Southside vaulters take first at 7A-Central meet
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE VAULTERS TAKE FIRST AT 7A-CENTRAL MEET | Southside pole vaulters Lauren Sutherland and C.J. Jackson took first place at the 7A-Central track ...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Har-Ber 4, Northside 1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HAR-BER 4, NORTHSIDE 1 | The Hard-Ber Wildcats defeated the Northside Grizzlies, 4-1, Thursday in nonconference play. Josh Jo...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Northside’s Evans inks to play volleyball at Hendrix
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S EVANS INKS TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL AT HENDRIX | Former Northside volleyball standout Alexis Evans will continue her playing career. On Thursday, ...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Bryant survives scare from Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRYANT SURVIVES SCARE FROM SOUTHSIDE | The Southside Mavericks rallied from three runs down in the bottom of the seventh to force extra inn...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Amador, Mendoza pace Mavericks in 2-0 win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

AMADOR, MENDOZA PACE MAVERICKS IN 2-0 WIN | A little film study went a long way for the Southside Mavericks on Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/25/2018

Bryant 4, Southside 0
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRYANT 4, SOUTHSIDE 0 | Austin Ledbetter scattered four hits in five innings and Coby Greiner worked two scoreless innings T...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Conway 14, Northside 3
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY 14, NORTHSIDE 3 | Conway broke Northside’s three-game winning streak with a 7A-Central win on Tuesday. Chloe Ray do...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Northside LB signs with Merchant Marine Academy
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE LB SIGNS WITH MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY | Former Northside linebacker Cole Eddins has always expressed an affinity for the ocean, in particula...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Conway 12, Northside 2
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY 12, NORTHSIDE 2 | The Northside Grizzlies suffered a 12-2 loss to Conway on Tuesday in 7A-Central play. Grant Joh...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Seven-run sixth propels Alma to win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SEVEN-RUN SIXTH PROPELS ALMA TO WIN | A youthful Alma Airedalette squad has been getting confidence at the right time of the season. Th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2018

Northside’s Green determined to make one final trip to state
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S GREEN DETERMINED TO MAKE ONE FINAL TRIP TO STATE | Already during her senior year at Northside, Sydney Green has helped the Lady Bear volleyball and ba...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2018

Catholic fights off Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CATHOLIC FIGHTS OFF NORTHSIDE | Little Rock Catholic hung on to win another one-run game over Northside on Friday. Catholic follo...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 4/23/2018

Southside girls still unbeaten in 7A-Central
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS STILL UNBEATEN IN 7A-CENTRAL | Hannah Schmidt scored twice and Rachel Smith added a penalty kick Friday to power Southside (12-4, 9...

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STAFF | 4/22/2018

Northside athletes sign with college programs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE ATHLETES SIGN WITH COLLEGE PROGRAMS | A pair of Northside athletes recently signed to continue their respective careers at the next level....

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STAFF | 4/22/2018

 Tough-luck Southside Mavericks drop 1-0 decision to NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

TOUGH-LUCK SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS DROP 1-0 DECISION TO NLR | Jamison Griffin pitched his heart out Friday against North Little Rock. But John Henry Maloch’s R...

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STAFF | 4/21/2018

North Little Rock 5-5, Fort Smith Southside 0-2
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 5-5, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 0-2 | Lily Douglass shut out Southside on five hits and added an RBI single as North Little Rock defeated ...

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STAFF | 4/19/2018

Grizzlies’ Maciel seeks consistent play in final weeks
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES’ MACIEL SEEKS CONSISTENT PLAY IN FINAL WEEKS | The Northside Grizzlies dropped a disappointing 3-2 decision to Bryant last week, giving the Hornets...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2018

Northside uses team effort to sweep Mount St. Mary
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE USES TEAM EFFORT TO SWEEP MOUNT ST. MARY | Fresh off winning their first 7A-Central game of the season Tuesday, the Northside Lady Bears wanted...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/19/2018

Southside stuns Cabot on walk-off hit
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE STUNS CABOT ON WALK-OFF HIT | Southside freshman pitcher Cailin Massey didn’t get the chance to close out a win in the top of the ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/18/2018

Southside 8, Russellville 2
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE 8, RUSSELLVILLE 2 | Mac Moody hit a two-run homer and Jamison Griffin had a career-high four hits Monday to pace Southsi...

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STAFF | 4/17/2018

Northside’s Perry signs with Arkansas State
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S PERRY SIGNS WITH ARKANSAS STATE | Northside senior shortstop Jaleyia Perry didn’t want to rush things while making her decision to pla...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/17/2018

Scrivner, Grizzlies closing in on postseason play
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SCRIVNER, GRIZZLIES CLOSING IN ON POSTSEASON PLAY | Like the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” Jackson Scrivner had traversed Florida, Alabama, ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/16/2018

 Best of Preps wrestlers announced
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BEST OF PREPS WRESTLERS ANNOUNCED | An Arkansas state champion wrestler is among those who were selected for the Best of Preps wrestling...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/15/2018

Best of Preps wrestlers announced
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BEST OF PREPS WRESTLERS ANNOUNCED | An Arkansas state champion wrestler is among those who were selected for the Best of Preps wrestling...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/15/2018

Northside drops close one to Bryant
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE DROPS CLOSE ONE TO BRYANT | The Bryant Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Northside Grizzlies on Thursday. Northside (6-1...

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STAFF | 4/13/2018

Slumping Mavs fall to Catholic
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SLUMPING MAVS FALL TO CATHOLIC | Southside’s postseason hopes took another hit on Wednesday. Catholic’s Evan Hiatt didn’t use his ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2018

Van Buren blanks Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

VAN BUREN BLANKS NORTHSIDE | Van Buren 14, Northside 0 Chase Moore went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs and Bryson Pat...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2018

Carson, balanced Mavs foil Bears
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CARSON, BALANCED MAVS FOIL BEARS | Kelly Carson did her thing on Tuesday night. But none of that matters when you have as much balance ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/11/2018

Southside gets big hits in win against Northside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GETS BIG HITS IN WIN AGAINST NORTHSIDE | Both Northside and Southside had the same amount of hits in Tuesday’s 7A-Central softball game — eig...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/11/2018

Mavs edged out by Northside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS EDGED OUT BY NORTHSIDE | Northside made sure Tuesday’s game with Southside was over before the home partisans had a chance to...

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STAFF | 4/11/2018

Mavs foil Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

MAVS FOIL BEARS | Kelly Carson did her thing on Tuesday night. But none of that matters when you have as much balance ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/11/2018

Southside gets big hits in win against Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GETS BIG HITS IN WIN AGAINST NORTHSIDE | Both Northside and Southside had the same amount of hits in Tuesday’s 7A-Central softball game — eig...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/11/2018

Northside edges rival, 6-4
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE EDGES RIVAL, 6-4 | Northside made sure Tuesday’s game with Southside was over before the home partisans had a chance to...

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STAFF | 4/11/2018

Greenwood outlasts Southside in nine innings 6-5
Fort Smith Southside High School News

GREENWOOD OUTLASTS SOUTHSIDE IN NINE INNINGS 6-5 | With the winning run on third base in a tie score, Cooper Passmore initially wanted to execute a squ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2018

Alma rallies to beat Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

ALMA RALLIES TO BEAT NORTHSIDE | The last out of a baseball game is always the hardest. Just ask Alma shortstop Garon Taylor. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2018

Scrivner a gem for Northside Grizzlies
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SCRIVNER A GEM FOR NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES | Players on teams with losing records often get overlooked, but not Jackson Scrivner. Scrivner is ...

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RICK FIRES | 4/9/2018

Southside’s Schilling bounces back from injury
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S SCHILLING BOUNCES BACK FROM INJURY | There are no guarantees in life. Sports? Oh, you can forget about it. But friendships and grit...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2018

 All-stars named to Preps basketball team
Fort Smith Northside High School News

ALL-STARS NAMED TO PREPS BASKETBALL TEAM | How good is the Best Of River Valley 2018 boys basketball team? Good enough to beat a few college...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2018

NHS freshman guard Wolfenbarger receives offer from Arkansas
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS FRESHMAN GUARD WOLFENBARGER RECEIVES OFFER FROM ARKANSAS | Northside point guard Jersey Wolfenbarger, who made her way into the starting lineup as a freshman t...

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STAFF | 4/7/2018

Southside posts second straight shutout win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT WIN | For the second straight time this week, the Southside Mavericks picked up a shutout win in 7A-Centra...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Moody-led Mavs crush Central, 11-1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MOODY-LED MAVS CRUSH CENTRAL, 11-1 | Mac Moody pitched his first career complete game Thursday as the Mavericks beat Central, 11-1, for t...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Grizzlies move into first place in 7A-Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE IN 7A-CENTRAL | Northside opened 7A-Central play with a tough loss to Bryant on penalty kicks. Ever since that de...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/6/2018

Cabot 11, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 11, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears dropped to 0-4 in 7A-Central play with a loss at Grizzly Field on Thursday. Norths...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Cabot 11, Northside 9
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 11, NORTHSIDE 9 | The Cabot Panthers built an 11-1 lead, then had to hold their breath before escaping Hunt’s Park wit...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Washington shuts down NLR; Grizzlies win 2-1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

WASHINGTON SHUTS DOWN NLR; GRIZZLIES WIN 2-1 | The Northside Grizzlies beat the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats on Wednesday to improve their 7...

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STAFF | 4/5/2018

NHS teams post sweep at NLR
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS POST SWEEP AT NLR | Northside’s soccer teams posted a sweep on the road at North Little Rock in 7A-Central play Wednesda...

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STAFF | 4/5/2018