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

One down, two to go. That’s the approach the Southside Mavericks are taking as they prepare for North Little Rock. It’s not like coach Jeff Williams hasn’t been here before. The Mavericks rallied last week to spoil Springdale’s bid for its first post-season win in 13 years with a 35-28 victory. They’ll have to play a “perfect game” Friday against the Charging Wildcats. “They’re a very, very good football team; they haven’t lost a game in two years,” Williams said prior to Tuesday’s practice. North Little Rock beat the Mavericks, 49-27, earlier this season. “We missed some shots in the first half,” Williams said. “We took some things away from it, and I’m sure they took some things away from us. We’ve got to play almost a perfect game.” Southside beat North Little Rock in 2006 and 2009 on its way to the finals. Those teams, in fact, combined to go 6-1 on the road. Williams is 8-4 on the road in 12 previous road playoff games with the school. North Little Rock has been good lately, however. The program is 42-6 during coach Jamie Mitchell’s three seasons; they’ve won 23 straight games the last two seasons. Williams was happy for his senior class following last week’s win. The team finished 3-7 in 2016 and 3-8 a year ago. “The seniors, anytime you can go on the road and get a win, that’s really big,” Williams said. “There’s eight teams left, and that’s where you want to be. They’ve progressed the last three years, and hopefully we can continue to keep playing and get to practice on Thanksgiving again.”...

11/14/2018

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

Ozark girls coach Bret Nagel got what he wanted out of Tuesday’s 39-25 win over Southside. More than the win, he’ll watch video to further evaluate his roster. “I don’t care what the final score is; we obviously want to win,” Nagel said. “But the main thing is we got some good out of it.” The Lady Hillbillies (1-1) travel to Har-Ber on Thursday, to further test their mettle. Against Southside, Ozark took control of the first half with a 14-0 scoring run. They led 26-10 at the half and were firmly in control by 20 (33-13) in the third quarter. But to Southside’s credit, the Mavericks actually sliced the deficit to 11 (34-23) in the fourth quarter. “I was very proud of our effort,” Southside coach Steve Brown said. “We talked about that at halftime. The first game, there were some jitters and playing on the road we were nervous. But they kind of settled down and we were able to execute our offense in the second half.” Sparked by senior Melanie Rice, the Mavericks actually outscored Ozark 15-12 in the second half. At one point, the Mavericks were in the midst of a 13-3 scoring spree. Rice led the Mavericks with seven points, and teammate Erin Graham added seven. Ozark’s Kayla Barnett led all scorers with nine points. “We’re trying to play as tough of competition as we can play, and we did that on purpose,” Nagel said. “We’re trying to get to where we can play in our conference.” Down 33-15 after three quarters, the Mavericks’ whittled the deficit to 11 (36-25) on the strength of Rice’s free throw. But Barnett scored on the ensuing possession to extend the lead back to 13. Ozark 60, Southside 36 BOYS — Senior Ethan Masingale scored 15 points and Jaxon Harris set an early tone with two 3-pointers as the Ozark Hillbillies rolled to a 60-36 win over the short-handed Southside Mavericks on Tuesday in nonconference play. The Mavericks, without three starters still playing football, were down 19-6 after one quarter and 33-11 at the half. Josh Merrill led the Mavericks with 11 points. Also for Ozark, sophomore Garrett Schaffer added 14 points and Ethan Dorrough hit four 3-pointers and finished with an even dozen. Ozark (2-0) led 52-23 after three, then sent the game into the Arkansas Activities Association 30-point mercy rule when Masingale buried a 3-pointer from the top of the circle early in the fourth quarter. ...

11/14/2018

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

The Grizzlies were able to shut down a solid Van Buren offensive attack in a 35-0 win at Mayo-Thompson Stadium in the opening round of the 7A playoffs last week. “They’ve been good on offense all year,” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. “And they moved the ball a little bit, but I thought defensively we played really well, put a lot of pressure on them and made some big picks. We played good for the second week in a row. “We played (Van Buren) early in the year, they’ve improved, we’ve improved, they’re in the playoffs. (I told the players) let’s not start slow and kind of make it where (it’s not decided) in the fourth quarter; let’s get on them quick and see if we can’t get the game under control fast and our guys did a good job of that.” Northside’s defense set the tone of the game’s first play from scrimmage, as cornerback Elijah Tabut intercepted a pass near midfield. Two plays later, quarterback Deuce Wise broke off a long run to the end zone to put the Grizzlies (7-4) ahead to stay. “We had kind of told them to be ready for some kind of a play right out of the chute,” Falleur said. “Maybe a reverse, a reverse pass, thinking they were going to try to get something early to get them going. Elijah just stayed over the top of his guy and did a great job and (the quarterback) throws it a little deep and (Tabut) makes a good interception.” Northside held the Pointers to 137 yards of total offense, with 11 of those yards rushing. That was due in large part to five sacks, three coming from Raytel Rone. Alex Nguyen and J.J. Mills recorded the other Grizzly sacks. Rone and Nguyen, both senior linemen, have combined for six sacks in Northside’s past two games, the win against Southside in the regular-season finale and last week’s playoff win. “If we’re going to be successful, (the defensive line) has got to play good,” Falleur said. “The last two weeks, they’ve really played well.” Wise rushed for nearly 200 yards, including his game-opening TD. He also threw a 22-yard pass in the third quarter to Jackson King, who caught four passes for 36 yards and added two first-half rushing TDs. The Grizzlies, making their third straight 7A quarterfinal, now shift their attention to Bentonville this Friday. Two years ago in the quarterfinals, Bentonville ended Northside’s season. Bentonville (7-3), which drew an opening-round bye last week, got the No. 1 playoff seed from the 7A-West by virtue of its win against rival Bentonville West two weeks ago....

11/14/2018

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

Among the things Northside coach Rickey Smith likes about his squad entering a new season, balance and depth are right up there. That was on display Tuesday in the Lady Bears’ benefit game played at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Northside outscored Howe in all four quarters to post an 81-54 win. However, the game will not count on both teams’ records. In fact, the score was reset to 0-0 at the end of each quarter. “I thought our balance was very good,” Smith said. “We didn’t shoot it real well early, but Tracey (Bershers) did. ... We’ve got Deairah Mays, and I thought defensively she was very active; I thought she did a really good job guarding Jalei (Oglesby, Howe’s senior guard and exceptional scorer) and Jazz Coleman is improved.” But Smith is really going to be counting on his core of returning starters, which includes senior Sara Bershers and sophomores Tracey Bershers and Jersey Wolfenbarger, who were part of Northside’s run to the 7A semifinals last season. “They’re fun to watch, they know the game, they pass the ball. ... I’m just really excited,” Smith said. “I think if we can continue to improve and stay healthy, we have the depth we haven’t had in a few years and I really, really like the nucleus of this team.” Those three players also hit double figures in Tuesday’s benefit game. Sara Bershers scored 15 points, Wolfenbarger added 14 and Tracey Bershers 13, and the three combined to hit seven 3-pointers. Tracey Bershers had all 13 of her points in the first quarter as Northside outscored Howe, 22-15. Sara Bershers hit a 3 with time running out in the second quarter, as the Lady Bears held a 15-11 edge for an aggregate halftime lead of 37-26. Smith said he had hoped to make Tuesday’s game a regular one but just added an extra game to the schedule. “We just picked a game up Saturday against Little Rock Mills (which will be played in North Little Rock), and had we not picked that game up Saturday, I would have made (Tuesday) a regular game, so this will not count on our record,” Smith said. “I really respect and appreciate (Howe) coach (Chris) Brown willing to come play us and wanting to come play us.” The Lady Lions (1-0) started their season on Nov. 2 with an 83-28 win against Wister. “It’s a pretty good mix of older kids and younger kids. ... We’ve been working hard and we’re integrating the younger kids with the older kids and finding a little bit of team chemistry is good,” Brown said. “It was good for us to come out there and play it, and essentially it was a good deal for both teams. I hope it was good for them; they are so well-coached and talented, and they’ve got a good shot at doing whatever they want to do.” Oglesby led all scorers with 17 points, including making three 3's in the second quarter. Junior Sydnie Womack had 14 points and four 3's as well. Smith also announced following the game that the Lady Bears have recently signed a three-year deal with Nike, which will provide the team with uniforms and other apparel. Northside is one of 20 schools in the United States which Nike sponsors....

11/14/2018

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

A lot was made this week of Springdale’s 13-year playoff drought. The real story of Friday’s game with Southside, however, was the gritty second half play of the Southside Mavericks’ defense. Taye Gatewood led the Mavericks on two fourth quarter touchdown drives, converting two fourth downs along the way, as Southside rallied to beat the Bulldogs, 35-28, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium. Southside (6-5) travels to North Little Rock on Friday. Springdale ends the season at 6-5, and still hasn’t won a playoff game since 2005. Landen Chaffey, Bennett Weindel, Cole Estes, Shawn Rogers, Mason Gregory and Jaylin Coleman made one defensive stop after another, holding Springdale’s Garrett Vaughan to just 33 second half yards. “In the second half, I think we had a little bit more want-to,” Weindel said. “It took one person to get us going, and after that we all jumped in.” “Our defense has played a lot better the last three or four weeks,” Southside coach Jeff Williams said. “I thought they played real well tonight and made the plays we needed to make.” Down 28-21 after three quarters, thanks to a crazy 29-yard fumble return to the Mavericks 10, that led to Garrett Vaughan’s 3-yard touchdown run, Gate led the Mavericks on a pair of fourth quarter scoring drives. His key 21-yard pass to Colton McBride, followed by Ricardo Savoy’s 9-yard run, led to Savoy’s tying touchdown with 8:36 left in the game. After forcing a three-and-out, spurred by Chaffey’s tackle of Vaughan on third-and-two, Gatewood and the Mavericks went to work from their 45. Gatewood’s third-and-four pass to Erich Swchwarz moved the chains to the 29. And on fourth-and-one from the 20, Gatewood saw a seam and sprinted 20 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:36 left in the game. “The second half, they did a great job. They really made the run tough on us,” Springdale coach Zak Clark said. “They made some adjustments and made it tough on us. We would move it and then on third or fourth down, we just couldn’t do it.” “The offensive line did a great job tonight,” Gatewood said. “We had a bunch of guys blocking and making holes for me and Rico (Savoy), and I give credit to them.” Gatewood finished 12-of-18 for 186 yards and two scores. Savoy had 26 carries for 141 yards. Clark felt like he let his team down late in the first half. After an interception gave Springdale the ball at the Mavericks’ 18, Bulldogs’ quarterback Will Mueller was intercepted by Gregory who danced his way to the 21. Gatewood ran for 13 yards to the 34, and two plays later hit Tyrese Solomon with a 55-yard touchdown pass with 53 seconds left in the half. The 14-point swing was huge. “I probably screwed it up there at the end of the first half,” Clark said. “There was a minute-and-a-half left and we had it in the red zone. I probably should have run it out, knowing we were going to get the ball, and settled for a field goal. It didn’t happen. “That’s a big 10 or 7-point swing.” Both teams traded some early jabs. The Bulldogs forced the Mavericks into a three-and-out to start the game, then needed five plays to drive 63 yards for a go-ahead score, capped by Vaughan’s 8-yard touchdown run. The Mavericks responded in a matter of seconds. After Savoy’s 13-yard run, Gatewood found Solomon behind the Bulldogs’ secondary for a 64-yard touchdown. Just like that, the game was tied. Springdale went ahead, 14-7, after one quarter of play when Brock Pounders got free for a 59-yard touchdown catch with 2:43 left in the first half. Southside drove 63 yards in 12 plays for its second score of the game. Savoy carried the ball on six straight snaps, bulling ahead for 39 of his 63 first half yards. Solomon caught six catches for 135 yards and the two scores....

11/12/2018

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

Southside coach Jeff Williams said his team turned the page toward Springdale not long after last week’s 23-13 loss to Northside. “I was proud of the way our guys played against Northside,” he said. “They made a few more plays than we did. But they played extremely hard and the effort was there. I know they were disappointed not getting the job done, but at the end of the day it’s playoff time. “It’s a one-game season from here on out.” The Mavericks travel to Springdale on Friday to play the Bulldogs in the first round of the 7A playoffs. The two longtime conference foes haven’t played since 2015. “You’ve got to respect (Springdale coach) Zak Clark with what he’s done at Springdale,” Williams said. “He does a great job offensively, always has. We went against him when he was at Fayetteville (as an assistant coach prior to taking the Springdale job). “I tell people he’s got 21 points in his back pocket every time you show up.” The Bulldogs are 3-3 since opening the season 4-0. Springdale hasn’t won a playoff contest since beating West Memphis, 54-20, in the Gus Malzahn-coached 2005 season....

11/12/2018

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

Mavs lose momentum
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS LOSE MOMENTUM | Southside boys soccer coach Jorge Picaso Garcia thought his team played a near flawless first half T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/4/2018

Mavs get much-needed conference win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS GET MUCH-NEEDED CONFERENCE WIN | There was no question the Southside Mavericks desperately needed a 7A-Central win when they had thei...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/4/2018

Holt stays hot in Greenwood’s 10-5 win over Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HOLT STAYS HOT IN GREENWOOD’S 10-5 WIN OVER NORTHSIDE | Peyton Holt actually made two outs in Thursday’s 10-5 win over Northside at Hunts Park. But the b...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/2/2018

Southside’s Moody primed to lead Mavs to the promised land
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S MOODY PRIMED TO LEAD MAVS TO THE PROMISED LAND | Mac Moody is leaning on the dugout rail. A blank stare protrudes from his face. On the heels of a...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/1/2018

Hogs signee lifts young Grizzlies back to title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

HOGS SIGNEE LIFTS YOUNG GRIZZLIES BACK TO TITLE GAME | Shortly after having played in the Class 7A boys state championship game on March 8 in Hot Springs, ...

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TIM COOPER | 4/1/2018

Southside Mavs drop a tight one to Bryant
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS DROP A TIGHT ONE TO BRYANT | Jake Wright’s one-out RBI single gave the Bryant Hornets a 1-0 win over the Southside Mavericks Frid...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Conway 8, Northside 2
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY 8, NORTHSIDE 2 | Jordan Wicks did it all for Conway on Friday. He drove in three runs with three hits and pitched a c...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Fort Smith Northside boys hand Conway its first loss
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE BOYS HAND CONWAY ITS FIRST LOSS | Northside’s boys soccer team handed a previously undefeated Conway squad its first loss of the seaso...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Mavericks have been looking forward to facing Bryant
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO FACING BRYANT | The Mavericks have been looking forward to facing Bryant for nearly a month. Today, the wait is over...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2018

Northside’s Maciel burning candle at both ends
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S MACIEL BURNING CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS | It’s been a busy spring for Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel. The veteran Northside coach is c...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2018

Maverick Smith’s passion for sport propels her to next level
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICK SMITH’S PASSION FOR SPORT PROPELS HER TO NEXT LEVEL | Every time Rachel Smith laces up her spikes and pulls on her No. 10 Southside jersey, she is overcom...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2018

NHS teams split 7A-Central doubleheader
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS SPLIT 7A-CENTRAL DOUBLEHEADER | Northside’s soccer teams split a 7A-Central doubleheader Monday in Little Rock. The Grizzlies imp...

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STAFF | 3/28/2018

Balanced Southside girls clobber NLR, 7-0
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BALANCED SOUTHSIDE GIRLS CLOBBER NLR, 7-0 | Kelly Carson scored twice and the Southside Mavericks routed North Little Rock, 7-0, Monday night to...

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STAFF | 3/27/2018

Six-run second is Mavericks’ undoing
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SIX-RUN SECOND IS MAVERICKS’ UNDOING | Southside coach Dale Harpenau has coached long enough to know six runs in one inning count the same ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/27/2018

Northside Grizzlies edged by Catholic
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES EDGED BY CATHOLIC | The Northside Grizzlies (5-11, 1-2) dropped a 2-1 decision to Catholic on Monday in 7A-Central play....

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STAFF | 3/27/2018

Northside wins two more games in Florida
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE WINS TWO MORE GAMES IN FLORIDA | Northside made it four straight wins in Florida. The Grizzlies posted two more wins on Tuesday at...

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STAFF | 3/21/2018

 Southside’s Hunter tosses no-hitter
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S HUNTER TOSSES NO-HITTER | Southside 13, Urbana (Ill.) 0 Meliah Hunter tossed a five-inning no-hitter Monday as the Maveri...

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STAFF | 3/20/2018

NHS baseball wins twice
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BASEBALL WINS TWICE | he Northside Grizzlies baseball team took two games Monday in a tournament at the Walt Disney Wide W...

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STAFF | 3/20/2018

Southside wins opening game at Florida tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE WINS OPENING GAME AT FLORIDA TOURNEY | The Southside Mavericks began a tournament at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Lake B...

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STAFF | 3/18/2018

Northside Lady Bears’ rally falls short in 6-5 home loss
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS’ RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 6-5 HOME LOSS | It was not the start to 7A-Central play Northside coach Kelly Nickell had anticipated from her Lady ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/16/2018

SHS drop 7A-Central openers
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS DROP 7A-CENTRAL OPENERS | Conway scored 10 runs over the first three innings, including putting up an eight-spot in the bottom...

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STAFF | 3/14/2018

Confidence grows for Northside senior defensive stopper
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONFIDENCE GROWS FOR NORTHSIDE SENIOR DEFENSIVE STOPPER | Before and during her first-ever game as a Northside freshman soccer player, Kennedy Barnett was pre...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/14/2018

NHS drop 7A-Central openers
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS DROP 7A-CENTRAL OPENERS | Bryant scored runs in each of the first four innings, building an 8-0 lead by the third in spoiling ...

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STAFF | 3/14/2018

Grizzlies open 7A-Central soccer campaign today
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES OPEN 7A-CENTRAL SOCCER CAMPAIGN TODAY | Northside boys soccer coach Mauricio Maciel isn’t worried about the team’s 2-2-1 start to the season...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/14/2018

Mavericks open 7A-Central soccer campaign today
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS OPEN 7A-CENTRAL SOCCER CAMPAIGN TODAY | The Mavericks open the 2018 7A-Central race today with Conway. After a rocky start, which saw the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/13/2018

Balanced Mavs ready for 7A-Central opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BALANCED MAVS READY FOR 7A-CENTRAL OPENER | It’s not yet April and the Southside Mavericks already have two fewer wins than they had all of 2017...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/12/2018

Van Buren rallies for extra-inning win against Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

VAN BUREN RALLIES FOR EXTRA-INNING WIN AGAINST SOUTHSIDE | With gusting winds and temperatures dropping and Van Buren trailing big, it may have been easy for t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/12/2018

 Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games at the Northwest Tournament in Texas
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES LOST A PAIR OF GAMES AT THE NORTHWEST TOURNAMENT IN TEXAS | The Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games at the Northwest Tournament in Texas on Thursday. Ja...

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STAFF | 3/12/2018

Hamilton earns first career win in Southside Mavs’ triumph
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HAMILTON EARNS FIRST CAREER WIN IN SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ TRIUMPH | Ryan Hamilton pitched six strong innings and J.T. Jones drove in two runs to power Southside to a 9-...

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STAFF | 3/11/2018

Southside Mavs split pair at Texas tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS SPLIT PAIR AT TEXAS TOURNEY | The Southside Mavericks split a pair of games Friday at the Northwest Texas Tournament in Justin, Te...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

Ozark 16, Northside 14
Fort Smith Northside High School News

OZARK 16, NORTHSIDE 14 | The Lady Hillbillies outlasted the Lady Bears on Wednesday. Katie McCormick was 3-for-5 with three R...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

Grizzlies beaten
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES BEATEN | The Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games Friday in the Northwest Texas Tournament. Haltom City d...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

Southside Mavs double their pleasure with Texas sweep
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE MAVS DOUBLE THEIR PLEASURE WITH TEXAS SWEEP | Matt Schilling struck out eight in a win over Haltom City, Texas, and Mac Moody followed up with a f...

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STAFF | 3/9/2018

NLR stops Northside Grizzlies’ repeat bid for 7A title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NLR STOPS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ REPEAT BID FOR 7A TITLE | When they entered Bank of the Ozarks Arena on Thursday, the Northside Grizzlies were banking on hist...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2018

Northside’s Joe named Gatorade Player of the Year
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S JOE NAMED GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR | Despite coming up short in a bid to repeat as 7A state champions, Northside senior guard Isaiah Joe ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2018

Northside Grizzlies face NLR again with 7A championship on line
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES FACE NLR AGAIN WITH 7A CHAMPIONSHIP ON LINE | Northside senior point guard Isaiah Joe summed it up best when asked about the Grizzlies returning t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/8/2018

Second-half lapse costly for Southside Mavs
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SECOND-HALF LAPSE COSTLY FOR SOUTHSIDE MAVS | There will be better days for Southside soccer coach Jorge Picaso Garcia. There will be better days ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/7/2018

Southside 8, Community (Texas) 1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE 8, COMMUNITY (TEXAS) 1 | For the second straight game, Madi Conklin hit a home run for Southside. This time, she had a three-...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

Booneville 9, Southside 7
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BOONEVILLE 9, SOUTHSIDE 7 | Trent Wooldridge, Blakley Cobb and Chase Wiggins drove in two runs apiece to power Booneville to a 9...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

NHS-NLR 7A title game rematch set for Thursday; other state dates set
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS-NLR 7A TITLE GAME REMATCH SET FOR THURSDAY; OTHER STATE DATES SET | Last year when Northside beat North Little Rock for the 7A boys championship, the game was played on...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

 Northside Lady Bears’ season ends in 7A semifinals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS’ SEASON ENDS IN 7A SEMIFINALS | Late in the third quarter of Saturday’s 7A semifinal, the Northside Lady Bears began making a comeba...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/5/2018

Southside splits games
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE SPLITS GAMES | Southside split two games Friday and two more on Saturday in a weekend set of games in Anna, Texas. ...

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STAFF | 3/4/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 78, FAYETTEVILLE 54
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 78, FAYETTEVILLE 54 | Fort Smith Northside (21-9) scored 23 unanswered points — 12 by Javion Releford — during a span of s...

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TIM COOPER | 3/4/2018

Northside moves to 2-0 with shutout win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE MOVES TO 2-0 WITH SHUTOUT WIN | Hailey Upton threw a five-inning shutout and also went 3-for-3 at the plate as the Northside Lady Be...

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STAFF | 3/4/2018

Northside Grizzlies use decisive first quarter to roll in 7A semifinal win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES USE DECISIVE FIRST QUARTER TO ROLL IN 7A SEMIFINAL WIN | It wasn’t even the end of the first quarter before Northside fans started thinking about planning a ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2018

Fast start sends Northside back to title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FAST START SENDS NORTHSIDE BACK TO TITLE GAME | Eric Burnett could clearly be heard as he yelled "I want more" during the early stages of Fort Smith...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/4/2018

Conway slips away from Northside, reaches title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY SLIPS AWAY FROM NORTHSIDE, REACHES TITLE GAME | Fort Smith Northside girls coach Rickey Smith used the right strategy to get back into the Class 7A ...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018

CONWAY 54,  FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 43
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONWAY 54, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 43 | After Fort Smith Northside applied its press, Conway applied Asiyha Smith. Smith, a 5-7 junior, s...

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TIM COOPER | 3/3/2018

Bentonville's cold spell aids Fort Smith Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BENTONVILLE'S COLD SPELL AIDS FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE | Rickey Smith didn't like what he saw when Bentonville High's girls hit three field goals in the firs...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 63, BENTONVILLE 53
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 63, BENTONVILLE 53 | The Lady Bears (26-3) ensured a 7A-Central matchup in next week's championship game by clipping the ...

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TIM COOPER | 3/3/2018

Lady Bears rally in extra frames to win opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS RALLY IN EXTRA FRAMES TO WIN OPENER | Northside’s Hannah Entrekin forced extra innings in the Lady Bears’ season opener with an RBI double...

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STAFF | 3/3/2018

Northside’s Joe scores 32 in return to the court
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S JOE SCORES 32 IN RETURN TO THE COURT | Senior guard Isaiah Joe made an authoritative return to the court Thursday as he poured in 32 points...

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STAFF | 3/3/2018

Lady Bears defeat Bentonville to reach 7A semifinals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS DEFEAT BENTONVILLE TO REACH 7A SEMIFINALS | Northside Lady Bears coach Rickey Smith knew his team needed to shoot better in order to win Friday’...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/3/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 56, ROGERS 37
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 56, ROGERS 37 | Junior post player Sara Bershers scored 16 points and the Lady Bears (25-3) never trailed on their w...

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TIM COOPER | 3/2/2018

Mavericks fall late to Wolverines, 72-62
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS FALL LATE TO WOLVERINES, 72-62 | Bentonville West outscored Southside, 20-5, in the final 4:11 Wednesday and closed out a 72-62 victo...

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STAFF | 3/1/2018

Southside girls fall short at state tournament
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS FALL SHORT AT STATE TOURNAMENT | There was disappointment following Wednesday’s 7A state tournament loss to Springdale. But there ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/1/2018