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Longtime Southside teammates set for Friday’s All-Star experience
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Forever and a lifetime. It’s a phrase that won’t hit Hannah Holland or Emily Bass until Sunday. Friday, the longtime Fort Smith teammates will pair up one final time as part of the Arkansas Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game. They’ve been teammates since they were 9. “We were talking about it, how we’ve played together for so many years. I think we’ve played together since we were nine,” Holland said. “I’m pretty excited about it (all-star match), but it’s kind of sad at the same time.” “It’s really fun to be able to play one last time,” Bass said. “Me and Hannah are going to be pretty sad, and it’ll be different playing against her in college.” Holland will continue her volleyball career at UAFS. Bass is headed to Ouachita Baptist. For one night, anyway, it’ll be just about playing volleyball. ?’m really excited,” Bass said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. (But) it’s kind of bitter sweet, too. It’s my last time playing high school ball. But it’s fun, too. I get to meet some kids I ’m going to college with, like Karli (Ferguson) from Conway.” The East All-Star roster includes two players each from Southside, Jonesboro, Valley View and Hoxie. Conway coach Laura Crow is the head coach. “I’ve met her a couple of times,” Bass said. “She seems really nice. My older sister (Haley Gilliam) teaches at Conway.” Because Southside and Northside play in the 6A-Central, they are paired with players from the central and eastern part of the state. The West roster has plenty of local flavor, with Greenwood’s Abby Cagle, Hackett’s Audrie Chaney, Lavaca’s Hope Headley and Paris phenoms Joni Inman and Ryleigh Hardwicke. Greenwood’s Jennifer Golden is coaching the West squad. Her staff also includes Paris’ Jordan Devine and Hackett coach Bridget Freeman. Holland said she expects to play middle blocker in Friday’s game. “I’m really excited,” Holland said. “It’s going to be super competitive. I’m lucky that I had the UAFS camp before this week so that I could get back into playing. I hadn’t played for awhile.” “I really don’t know what to expect,” Bass said. “I think it’s going to be fun, but I have no clue, really. They sent us a schedule, so I know what’s going down.” Volleyball players are to report Thursday at 2 p.m. Then, after the dust settles, Bass will have a little more than a month before reporting to Arkadelphia for OBU’s fall practice. “I move in on Aug. 9,” she said. “I’m really excited. I love all the people there; the girls and coaches are super nice. I think I’m going to fit in really well.”...

6/19/2019

Throneberry, Mavericks pacing themselves
Fort Smith Southside High School News

For most coaches in 2019, coaching travel ball driven players means adjusting your routine on the fly. It’s not that way for Southside coach Natalie Throneberry, though. “It’s a delicate balance,” she said. “Not every player is the same. We know we have some kids playing in Nationals, which bleeds over to July. If we need to nurse some shoulders or have some down time, we’ll do that. “But these kids are ready to go once we put the (volleyball) nets up.” The Mavericks, who reached the 6A finals a year ago, where they lost to Conway, lost three key players to graduation — Hannah Holland, Emily Bass and Sarah Tolbert. The trio not only contributed to the flow of the game, but were invaluable leaders off the floor as well. But Southside, which begins the 2019 season in earnest with fall practice July 18, has plenty of fire-power coming back, including juniors Avery Fitzgerald, Aleigha Johnson, Hannah Hogue and Hayley Hall. Southside opens the season Aug. 27 against Van Buren. “Our girls, a lot of them are pedal to the metal in travel ball,” she said. “We have camp coming up next week for younger kids in elementary school and junior high. Our kids are helping work it. I’m excited for them. I’m happy to see the transition for them.” Next week will spell the end of morning workouts and afternoon practices. With dead period, a three-week span from June 24-July 8, an inactive span where coaches are not allowed to have contact with athletes. “Once dead period is over we’ll hit the ground running,” Throneberry said. “That senior group was special, but we have a very solid group of junior and seniors coming back.” The Mavericks will have some key sophomore pieces as well. Throneberry is excited to see newcomers Olivia Melton and Toree Tiffee. “Absolutely,” she said. “I’m eager to get them into the mix with the other players. It will be good to have them on our campus.” Southside will host team camp July 30-Aug. 1. The Mavericks will begin their final trek through the 6A-Central beginning Sept. 5 at Conway. The team’s first four scheduled regular season matches are against teams — Van Buren, Fayetteville, Greenwood and Conway — who combined for 93 wins in 2018....

6/15/2019

Large senior class awaits NHS volleyball coach
Fort Smith Northside High School News

It may seem appropriate that entering his fourth season as Northside’s volleyball coach, Matt Waack has a senior-laden squad. Waack welcomes back 10 seniors on the Lady Bears’ roster for this upcoming season. After gradually improving the team, Waack believes the Lady Bears (23-14 in 2018) — especially the seniors who have gone through the program spanning the coach’s tenure — are poised to break through in the fall, both by contending in the 6A-Central and finally winning a state tournament match after falling in the first round each of the previous three years. “We’ve probably got five or six kids who spent time starting last year as juniors, so for them to be back, that’s a huge plus for me,” Waack said. He added the seniors have been setting an example during the team’s off-season conditioning program. “They’ve been working really hard; I couldn’t be more pleased with that group of seniors’ work ethic,” Waack said. “That’s one of the reasons we have 10 kids; all 10 of those seniors that I have all bring it every day, whether it’s weight training, strength and conditioning or on the volleyball court.” Among the returning seniors are a pair of three-year starters in middle blocker/right-side hitter Nicole Medlin and setter Lexie Mosby. Medlin led the Lady Bears in kills last season with 313, and Mosby had the most assists with 993. The team will also return its top three leaders in kills from last season with Medlin, along with fellow seniors Quineisha Tillery (254) and Grace Anne Hollenbeck (183). “Nicole and Lexie have both really flourished the last couple of years,” Waack said. “Quineisha Tillery, she’s going to be a force to be reckoned with; she played club this year for the first time this spring and she actually played some setter on her club team. ... Her volleyball IQ has just grown so much just from having that added experience and playing different positions.” Waack is also counting on two more seniors who are coming back from injuries in defensive specialist Taylor Pate and middle blocker Iesha Tillery, who missed all of last season. “Iesha is back from her injury; she had a knee injury in basketball before the season started and she didn’t to get to play at all for us, so she’s had to work to get back,” Waack said. “But I also think if she gets back 100 percent, she’s going to be another weapon for us that we didn’t have last year.” In addition, Northside returns junior outside hitter Thea Bishop, who led the team with 514 digs a season ago. “We’ve got a lot of pieces; it’s going to be all about how well we can get along and pushing the boat in the same direction at the same time because we’re going to have more weapons than we can play all at once,” Waack said. “But over the course of the season, we’re going to need them all eventually, it’s just a matter of when and where.” From now until the Arkansas Activities Association-mandated dead period later this month, the Lady Bears are going to finish up their conditioning exercises, which gives Waack more time to check out his roster. “We’ve done a lot of conditioning all spring and we’re doing a couple of days a week of volleyball, spending a lot of time for me to evaluate kids and see where they fit in our program and figuring out where our strengths and weaknesses are so we can really hammer it out for the dead period,” Waack said. “Once we come back from the dead period, we’ll start volleyball every day. That’s going to be my chance to really go after them and get them every day and figure out where they need to build and get stronger and figure out what weaknesses we need to work on and figure out what kids fit in what spot.” Following the dead period, the Lady Bears will have team camps at Arkansas Tech and at Southside, and will have a pair of one-day scrimmages in northwest Arkansas. Northside opens up the 2019 volleyball season with five straight home matches, beginning on Aug. 27 against Springdale....

6/14/2019

Adams signs on as Mavs’ coach
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Stewart Adams has his dream job. The former Southside standout, who played on some of the late Mickey Johnson’s great teams in the early 1990s, was named the school’s head boys basketball coach Friday. “It’s something I’ve had a goal of since I started,” Adams said. “It’s so much more special to me because this is my school. Playing under Mickey Johnson, then coaching under Jerry Bridges, Eric Burnett and Charles Cooper, it’s a humbling experience.” The well-liked Cooper resigned in April following a lengthy run as the team’s head coach, spanning 2005-19. But the Mavericks, after a huge season in 2012 where the program won 23 games and reached the 7A semifinals, have averaged just seven wins over the last seven seasons. The Mavericks finished 1-13 in 2018-19. “Southside’s never been about the greatest athletes on the floor,” Adams said. “It’s been about teams that are going to out-hustle you and play smarter, and work together — I think that’s the type of program that I grew up in, and I want to create that here. “I want there to be a toughness about us that I learned from Mickey Johnson; that’s the type of style that I appreciate.” Fort Smith Public Schools Athletic Director Dr. Darren McKinney praised Adams. He’s had a birds-eye view of the former Mavericks’ star, too. “I played at Northside and he played at Southside — and we guarded each other in this very gym,” McKinney said. “He has the thing that nobody else has. He knows the culture of Southside High School. “He knows the culture of the junior highs, too, so he can go out and relate to the kids.” Adams coached under Cabot coach Chris Meseke, then the Greenwood boys coach, and with current Van Buren girls coach Chris Bryant, then the head boys coach at Hartford. In addition, before coming to Ramsey, where he served 12 seasons, Adams also was the head boys coach at Waldron for five seasons. This past season, with Cooper under the weather, Adams did the majority of the coaching in the final Northside-Southside game of the season. McKinney came away impressed. “We had a lot of folks interested in this job,” McKinney said. ”(But) coach Adams is the one that kept coming back to me. Getting to see him in action, during the Northside-Southside game was a big deal to me, because I got to see how the kids responded. Who he’s played for and who he’s worked with, that’s a pedigree that’s second to none.”...

5/25/2019

Plenty of new faces for NHS Grizzlies during spring football drills
Fort Smith Northside High School News

There will be plenty of new faces who will be taking over starting roles with Northside’s football team this fall. Of the positions that coach Mike Falleur will have to replace from a team which reached the 7A semifinals a season ago, it may be the offensive line that was the most decimated by graduation. Falleur has made that a priority as the Grizzlies finish spring drills this week. “We lost a really good senior class, and on offense we lost our quarterback and all, but our biggest hit was in the offensive line, and that’s where we’ve got the most work to do I think is up front,” Falleur said. “We’ve got new guys like Sam Johnson, a junior, Jordian Green, a junior, Isaias Torres who played some last year and will be a senior. Then you’ve got (junior) Xavier Castillo, who’s never played offensive line before, and is working there.” Even one of the few returning players up front, senior Jacob Arnold, is learning a new position. After having played center last season, Arnold is being shifted to left tackle. “Just new faces all the way across the board where we had guys that had been there for two or three years, so that’s our biggest challenge right now,” Falleur said. Another big challenge on offense will be finding a new quarterback to replace University of Central Arkansas signee Deuce Wise. Returning players Matt Hollenbeck, a senior, and Drey Norwood, a junior who has already received an offer from the University of Arkansas, are vying for the position and both got to play several snaps at times last season. “We’ve got two good guys. ... Both of them have been doing a great job,” Falleur said. “I’m not ready to say who’s going to be what, I’m going to make a number one guy and a number two guy once spring’s over.” Falleur is also counting on a number of other experienced players to help take the pressure off whomever he tabs as the starting quarterback. “On offense, the guys coming back like (seniors) Jackson King (running back/receiver), James Clayton (tight end), Jacob Arnold, Preston Baugh (receiver), Colt Ferguson (receiver), J.T. Thorne (receiver), and we’re looking at J.T. in the secondary, too,” Falleur said. “They’ve done a great job and we’ve expected them to, but those young offensive linemen have got to get better.” There were also heavy graduation losses on defense, from the line to the secondary. But the Grizzlies do return experience at all positions. “On the line, (seniors) Khaden Washington and Kaleb McDonald, both played a ton last year, and both were starters,” Falleur said. “Both of those guys have done what we expected. “Then coach (Rusty) Bush’s inside linebackers, Stetson (Van Matre) and Glenn (Brewer) and (Chase) Needham (all seniors); you can tell they’re a year older and they look comfortable.” The Grizzlies also return two experienced players at outside linebacker in seniors Conley Bone and J.J. Mills. “In the secondary, we lost three guys who were starters but we’ve got two back that played a bunch in (seniors) Montay (Parks) and Skyler Mingboupha, so those guys have really done a good job,” Falleur said. “We’ve just got to bring those other ones along.” The Grizzlies will wrap up spring workouts on Friday with a Red-White intrasquad game at Mayo-Thompson Stadium set to start at 5 p.m. Then after finals next week, Northside will go to Greenwood for a team camp to continue preparation for the season opener, which will be Aug. 30 at Rogers Heritage. “Obviously you can tell there’s some new faces, because it’s been slower than like it was maybe last year,” Falleur said. “But the attitude’s been great, the effort’s been great, we’ve just got to get better; we’ve just got to keep working every day to get better and taking our steps. “We’re not playing a game right now, we’re playing Aug. 30, so hopefully between now and then, we’ve made strides, lots of strides.”...

5/22/2019

Mavs have big shoes to replace on offense
Fort Smith Southside High School News

Southside football coach Jeff Williams knew the Mavericks would have their work cut out once his senior class graduated. That said, the veteran Mavericks’ coach is using his time this spring to plug in the 2020 offensive positions — not that everything will be a quick fix. The Mavericks bid farewell to most of his offense with Thursday night’s graduation. Quarterback Taye Gatewood, running back Ricardo Savoy and receivers Tyrese Solomon, Colton McBride, Jordayn Jackson and Erich Schwarz accounted for 44 of the team’s 51 offensive touchdowns last season. Junior-to-be running back Johntarrius Washington caught two touchdowns last season and senior-to-be fullback Nathan Bogner caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass. “Our biggest concern is running backs and receivers,” Williams said. “We lost a lot of guys, and a lot of key guys. Defensively, we have a lot of guys back, which is a positive. We have more experience on the defensive side than on offense.” Replacing Gatewood will be hard. The senior quarterback threw for 2,386 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2018. He also ran for 704 yards and 11 scores. Parker Wehunt (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) has been getting reps along with Blaine Stites (5-8, 155), Luke Wyatt (5-8, 135) and McCade Moody. “They’re getting a lot of reps right now,” Williams said. “Team camp is going to be really important. Spring practice is kind of an individual time to get the kids better. They’ll get some reps in team camp, too. It’s been really good. “It’s been one of the more productive springs we’ve had in a while.” Williams and his staff have been able to use the spring to split up the teams, allowing players to play both ways. “It’s been helpful,” he said. “We’ve been able to create some depth at a lot of positions.” Williams plans to take the Mavericks to a pair of team camps, including one at Van Buren (June 10-11) and another at Fayetteville (June 18) before getting into 7-on-7 play in July. “We’ll be able to get a good look at kids in team camp,” Williams said. “We’ll move some people around.” One key advantage over the returning offensive players, or lack thereof, is the size of the team’s offensive and defensive lines. Trey Moore (6-0, 315), Creed Nally (6-1, 280), Marlon Briggs (5-11, 330), Josh Waldrep (6-0, 250), Tristan Boley (5-11, 200) and Angel Mares (6-0, 215) are battling for starting jobs. Defensively, junior-to-be Shawn Rogers had a breakout sophomore season at defensive end, complete with 48 stops and six TFLs (tackles for loss). Jack Hannan (6-0, 215) and senior-to-be Jeremiah Van Hook (6-2, 225) also played well last fall. Blessed with 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash, Van Hook was in on 27 stops in 2018....

5/17/2019

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Longtime Southside teammates set for Friday’s All-Star experience
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LONGTIME SOUTHSIDE TEAMMATES SET FOR FRIDAY’S ALL-STAR EXPERIENCE | Forever and a lifetime. It’s a phrase that won’t hit Hannah Holland or Emily Bass until Sunday. F...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/19/2019

Throneberry, Mavericks pacing themselves
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THRONEBERRY, MAVERICKS PACING THEMSELVES | For most coaches in 2019, coaching travel ball driven players means adjusting your routine on the fl...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/15/2019

Large senior class awaits NHS volleyball coach
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LARGE SENIOR CLASS AWAITS NHS VOLLEYBALL COACH | It may seem appropriate that entering his fourth season as Northside’s volleyball coach, Matt Waack ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/14/2019

Adams signs on as Mavs’ coach
Fort Smith Southside High School News

ADAMS SIGNS ON AS MAVS’ COACH | Stewart Adams has his dream job. The former Southside standout, who played on some of the late Mi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/25/2019

Plenty of new faces for NHS Grizzlies during spring football drills
Fort Smith Northside High School News

PLENTY OF NEW FACES FOR NHS GRIZZLIES DURING SPRING FOOTBALL DRILLS | There will be plenty of new faces who will be taking over starting roles with Northside’s football t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/22/2019

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Mavs have big shoes to replace on offense
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS HAVE BIG SHOES TO REPLACE ON OFFENSE | Southside football coach Jeff Williams knew the Mavericks would have their work cut out once his sen...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/17/2019

The Grizzlies will have plenty of returning star-power in 2020
Fort Smith Northside High School News

THE GRIZZLIES WILL HAVE PLENTY OF RETURNING STAR-POWER IN 2020 | The Grizzlies will have plenty of returning star-power in 2020. Making a playoff push in the mighty ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/17/2019

Controversy derails Grizzlies in quarters
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONTROVERSY DERAILS GRIZZLIES IN QUARTERS | One handball that wasn’t one. One that might have been 50/50. Another that was completely missed....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2019

NLR ends Lady Bears’ season in 6A quarterfinals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NLR ENDS LADY BEARS’ SEASON IN 6A QUARTERFINALS | On Thursday, the Northside Lady Bears put together a stirring late-inning comeback to eventually wi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/11/2019

Rogers 15, Southside 9
Fort Smith Southside High School News

ROGERS 15, SOUTHSIDE 9 | The Mavericks took a 4-3 lead in the top of the third, but Rogers answered with five in its half of ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2019

Lady Bears claw back, win in extras in opening round at state tourney
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS CLAW BACK, WIN IN EXTRAS IN OPENING ROUND AT STATE TOURNEY | Northside trailed for the first time in Thursday’s opening round of the 6A state softball tournamen...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2019

Mavs’ Mendoza learns to adjust on the fly
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS’ MENDOZA LEARNS TO ADJUST ON THE FLY | Alex Mendoza can do some magical things on the soccer field. But even magicians need consistency....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/9/2019

Lady Bears’ Gilkey grateful for chance to play at state tourney
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS’ GILKEY GRATEFUL FOR CHANCE TO PLAY AT STATE TOURNEY | For the next three nights following Northside’s win in its regular-season finale, senior Kaitlyn Gil...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/9/2019

Northside comeback stuns SHS
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTHSIDE COMEBACK STUNS SHS | One nightmare ended Monday afternoon. Another one finished off the season with something to build on...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/7/2019

Northside wraps up regular season with win at Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTHSIDE WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN AT SOUTHSIDE | Four pitches into Monday’s regular-season finale between Northside and Southside, the Lady Bears too...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2019

Northside comeback stuns SHS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE COMEBACK STUNS SHS | One nightmare ended Monday afternoon. Another one finished off the season with something to build on...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/7/2019

Northside wraps up regular season with win at Southside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN AT SOUTHSIDE | Four pitches into Monday’s regular-season finale between Northside and Southside, the Lady Bears too...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2019

Lady Bears top Mavs, 1-0, now wait
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LADY BEARS TOP MAVS, 1-0, NOW WAIT | The Northside Lady Bears went into Friday’s match with Southside knowing they needed two things to h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/4/2019

Lady Bears top Mavs, 1-0, now wait
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS TOP MAVS, 1-0, NOW WAIT | The Northside Lady Bears went into Friday’s match with Southside knowing they needed two things to h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/4/2019

Northside teams still have plenty to play for
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE TEAMS STILL HAVE PLENTY TO PLAY FOR | The streaking Northside Grizzlies have won five straight games and 9 of 10. But they still have p...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/2/2019

Southside 9, LR Central 3
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE 9, LR CENTRAL 3 | The Mavericks punched their ticket to next week’s 6A State Tournament as they built an 8-0 lead in t...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Central 5, Southside 4
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CENTRAL 5, SOUTHSIDE 4 | The Southside Mavericks suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 decision Tuesday, capping an April to forget. ...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Championship pride fuels Northside’s Paredes
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIDE FUELS NORTHSIDE’S PAREDES | One word was all Luis Paredes needed when asked why he believes the Northside Grizzlies can repeat a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/1/2019

Cabot 7, Northside 2
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 7, NORTHSIDE 2 | The Cabot Panthers scored three times in the sixth inning to snap a late tie with Northside. The ...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Red-hot Grizzlies win on Senior Night
Fort Smith Northside High School News

RED-HOT GRIZZLIES WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT | On Northside’s Senior Day, all five of the Grizzlies’ goals came from underclassmen. Although tha...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/30/2019

Cabot 10, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 10, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were defeated in their home finale as Cabot scored two runs in each of the first two ...

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STAFF | 4/30/2019

Mavs suffer 10th straight 6A-Central loss
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS SUFFER 10TH STRAIGHT 6A-CENTRAL LOSS | Robert Bavon and Bryce Stine drove in three runs apiece Friday to power Catholic to an 11-5 win over...

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STAFF | 4/27/2019

N. Little Rock 9, Northside 6
Fort Smith Northside High School News

N. LITTLE ROCK 9, NORTHSIDE 6 | The Lady Bears led 4-2 in the top of the third, but North Little Rock scored five in its half of the...

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STAFF | 4/27/2019

Playoff-minded Southside rolls at home
Fort Smith Southside High School News

PLAYOFF-MINDED SOUTHSIDE ROLLS AT HOME | It was a pivotal week for Southside’s postseason hopes, and the Mavericks passed the test with flyin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/26/2019

Southside gets big confidence boost with conference road win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GETS BIG CONFIDENCE BOOST WITH CONFERENCE ROAD WIN | If the 6A State Tournament had started right now, the Southside Mavericks would still be on the outs...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/25/2019

Southside gets a big win at Bryant
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GETS A BIG WIN AT BRYANT | The Southside Maverick softball team got a huge boost to their state tournament chances as they went...

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STAFF | 4/24/2019

Surging Grizzlies hold off Conway, 2-1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SURGING GRIZZLIES HOLD OFF CONWAY, 2-1 | With some new faces to the roster, it took the Northside Grizzlies soccer team a while to get going....

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2019

For the love of sports
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FOR THE LOVE OF SPORTS | Melanie Rice is changing her shoes while digesting a tough loss to North Little Rock. With a confere...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/22/2019

Northside football standout Washington making things happen on the track, too
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL STANDOUT WASHINGTON MAKING THINGS HAPPEN ON THE TRACK, TOO | Greg Washington’s original plan was to use the current track season as a means of staying in shape t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/21/2019

SHS girls drop PK decision to NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS GIRLS DROP PK DECISION TO NLR | The Southside Lady Mavericks dropped a tough decision to North Little Rock Friday on PKs. North L...

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STAFF | 4/20/2019

NLR 15, Southside 7
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NLR 15, SOUTHSIDE 7 | Grant Shahan’s two-run single highlighted North Little Rock’s wild 15-7 comeback over the Southside ...

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STAFF | 4/20/2019

Longtime Southside boys coach Cooper retires
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LONGTIME SOUTHSIDE BOYS COACH COOPER RETIRES | Southside boys basketball coach Charlie Cooper told his team Thursday afternoon he was retiring. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2019

Lady Mavericks have a key 6A-Central bout with North Little Rock
Fort Smith Southside High School News

LADY MAVERICKS HAVE A KEY 6A-CENTRAL BOUT WITH NORTH LITTLE ROCK | The Lady Mavericks have a key 6A-Central bout with North Little Rock today at Rowland Stadium. Bo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2019

Southside falls in extra innings to NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE FALLS IN EXTRA INNINGS TO NLR | Southside nearly pulled off a huge win at home Thursday against 6A-Central contender North Little Ro...

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STAFF | 4/19/2019

Northside’s Knauls claims three gold medals at McDonald’s Relays
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S KNAULS CLAIMS THREE GOLD MEDALS AT MCDONALD’S RELAYS | Northside junior Tamia Knauls has already experienced the thrill of victory this year. She was a ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/19/2019

Lady Bears record 6A-Central win at MSM
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS RECORD 6A-CENTRAL WIN AT MSM | Northside knew it couldn’t dwell on a missed opportunity to sweep a 6A-Central doubleheader Tuesday ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/18/2019

Lady Bears split doubleheader with LR Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH LR CENTRAL | For the first four innings of the opening game of Tuesday’s 6A-Central doubleheader, Northside’s bat...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/17/2019

FS Southside names new girls coach
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FS SOUTHSIDE NAMES NEW GIRLS COACH | Robert Brunk believed the Fort Smith Southside's girls basketball coaching position as "destination ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 4/16/2019

Brunk named as Mavericks’ new girls coach
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRUNK NAMED AS MAVERICKS’ NEW GIRLS COACH | Robert Brunk called the Southside girls basketball job his dream job. And that was a decade before h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/16/2019

Central 4, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CENTRAL 4, NORTHSIDE 0 | Javii Goins drove in two runs and the Little Rock Central Tigers defeated Northside, 4-0, in 6A-Cent...

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STAFF | 4/16/2019

Mavericks’ Schwarz shines at Fayetteville Relays
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS’ SCHWARZ SHINES AT FAYETTEVILLE RELAYS | Coach Brad West took his Mavericks to Fayetteville on Friday to compete in the Arkansas National Gua...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/15/2019

Greg Washington and Tyriq Adams went one (43-3½) and two (43-0½) in the triple jump
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GREG WASHINGTON AND TYRIQ ADAMS WENT ONE (43-3½) AND TWO (43-0½) IN THE TRIPLE JUMP | Greg Washington and Tyriq Adams went one (43-3½) and two (43-0½) in the triple jumpr and the duo fin...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/15/2019

NHS coach a father figure to his athletes
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS COACH A FATHER FIGURE TO HIS ATHLETES | Jeff Lewis had the look of a proud parent on Thursday. Lewis, who coaches cross country and girls...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/15/2019

Southside’s Mariana Hernandez remains passionate about running
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S MARIANA HERNANDEZ REMAINS PASSIONATE ABOUT RUNNING | Mariana Hernandez, her black hair pulled back, lights up the room with a smile when talking about cr...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/14/2019

Conway 8, Southside 1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CONWAY 8, SOUTHSIDE 1 | The Wampus Cats completed a 6A-Central sweep of slumping Southside on Friday with an 8-1 victory in ...

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STAFF | 4/14/2019

Bryant 7, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BRYANT 7, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Grizzlies dropped a 6A-Central doubleheader to No. 1 Bryant on Friday. Senior Logan Grant str...

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STAFF | 4/14/2019

Van Buren posts win at NHS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

VAN BUREN POSTS WIN AT NHS | Van Buren continued its recent winning streak on Thursday. A three-RBI home run off the bat of Ja...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/12/2019

Four NHS runners sign with Ozarks
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FOUR NHS RUNNERS SIGN WITH OZARKS | Four Northside cross country runners will continue to be teammates in college. On Thursday, Kenny...

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STAFF | 4/12/2019

Two NHS Lady Bears sign with colleges
Fort Smith Northside High School News

TWO NHS LADY BEARS SIGN WITH COLLEGES | Two members of the Northside Lady Bears’ 6A state championship basketball squad signed to continue t...

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STAFF | 4/12/2019

Northside held off cross-town rival Southside, 10-7
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NORTHSIDE HELD OFF CROSS-TOWN RIVAL SOUTHSIDE, 10-7 | A frustrating first half of 6A-Central play for the Northside Lady Bears ended on a good note Tuesda...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2019

Grizzlies rallied to beat the Mavericks, 6-5
Fort Smith Southside High School News

GRIZZLIES RALLIED TO BEAT THE MAVERICKS, 6-5 | Northside coach Brian Fry said he’s going to ride Donte O’Neal as long as he could. For nearly fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2019

Northside gets much-needed win over rival
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE GETS MUCH-NEEDED WIN OVER RIVAL | A frustrating first half of 6A-Central play for the Northside Lady Bears ended on a good note Tuesda...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2019

O’Neal’s grit, Sanders’ bat lift Northside
Fort Smith Northside High School News

O’NEAL’S GRIT, SANDERS’ BAT LIFT NORTHSIDE | Northside coach Brian Fry said he’s going to ride Donte O’Neal as long as he could. For nearly fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2019

SHS Mavericks pick up second straight 6A-Central win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS MAVERICKS PICK UP SECOND STRAIGHT 6A-CENTRAL WIN | The Southside Mavericks picked up their second straight 6A-Central win on Friday, breaking a 1-all s...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Central 3, Southside 0
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CENTRAL 3, SOUTHSIDE 0 | The Southside Mavericks are in an offensive funk. Central’s Joey McCracken limited the Maverick...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Cabot 7, Northside 6
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CABOT 7, NORTHSIDE 6 | For the second time in 6A-Central play this season, the Lady Bears were defeated on the road by a tw...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Springdale rallies past Southside, 8-5
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SPRINGDALE RALLIES PAST SOUTHSIDE, 8-5 | Alex Bowers had four hits and two RBIs as the Springdale Bulldogs rallied from three runs down to be...

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STAFF | 4/5/2019

Lady Bears rally; Grizzlies beginning to heat up in 6A-Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS RALLY; GRIZZLIES BEGINNING TO HEAT UP IN 6A-CENTRAL | Kaitlyn Gilkey had one of those goals you had to see to believe Tuesday night. “We were able to g...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/4/2019

Catholic 4, Southside 3
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CATHOLIC 4, SOUTHSIDE 3 | The Rockets rallied from a late 3-1 deficit to post a 4-3 victory in 6A-Central play Tuesday, droppi...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

Southside 13, Mount St. Mary 0
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE 13, MOUNT ST. MARY 0 | The Mavericks finally picked up their first 6A-Central win of the season as they broke a scoreless g...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

NHS Grizzlies fall at home to NLR
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES FALL AT HOME TO NLR | A four-run top of the first gave North Little Rock pitcher Grant Shahan room to work in Tuesday’s 6A...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/3/2019

N. Little Rock 10, Northside 1
Fort Smith Northside High School News

N. LITTLE ROCK 10, NORTHSIDE 1 | The Lady Bears dropped a 6A-Central home game Tuesday to North Little Rock, which scored in each of ...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

Teague learns several new things, including hitting, after coming to Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

TEAGUE LEARNS SEVERAL NEW THINGS, INCLUDING HITTING, AFTER COMING TO LADY BEARS | There were quite a few adjustments Northside softball player Shanoe Teague had to make going into he...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/31/2019

SHS drops one at home to Bryant, 11-4
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS DROPS ONE AT HOME TO BRYANT, 11-4 | It hasn’t been an easy start to 6A-Central play for Southside coach Cassy Story and her Mavericks. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/30/2019

Bryant defeats Southside in first game of 6A-Central twinbill
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BRYANT DEFEATS SOUTHSIDE IN FIRST GAME OF 6A-CENTRAL TWINBILL | Following two wins to start 6A-Central play, the Southside Mavericks then set their sights on one of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/29/2019

Conway 6, Southside 2
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CONWAY 6, SOUTHSIDE 2 | The Mavericks were defeated at home on Thursday in 6A-Central action in a makeup game. Conway sco...

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STAFF | 3/29/2019

Track Notebook
Fort Smith Northside High School News

TRACK NOTEBOOK | Tamia Knauls won the girls 100 meters (12.95) at the Tiger Relays, helping the Lady Bears to a secon...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2019

Russellville 8, Northside 5
Fort Smith Northside High School News

RUSSELLVILLE 8, NORTHSIDE 5 | The Russellville Cyclones scored three runs in the sixth inning Thursday for an 8-5 win over the Nor...

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STAFF | 3/29/2019

Culture change leads Mavs to share of 6A-Central lead
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CULTURE CHANGE LEADS MAVS TO SHARE OF 6A-CENTRAL LEAD | Southside coach Dale Harpenau said Wednesday the Mavericks’ 2-0 conference record is the difference ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2019

The Grizzlies dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the 6A-Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

THE GRIZZLIES DROPPED TO 2-10 OVERALL AND 1-2 IN THE 6A-CENTRAL | The Grizzlies dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the 6A-Central following Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Cath...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2019

Partin dominant in Southside’s 1-0 win over NLR
Fort Smith Southside High School News

PARTIN DOMINANT IN SOUTHSIDE’S 1-0 WIN OVER NLR | Braiden Partin bent a little in Tuesday’s 6A-Central game with North Little Rock. But the big rig...

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STAFF | 3/27/2019

Lady Bears get 6A-Central run-rule win at home
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS GET 6A-CENTRAL RUN-RULE WIN AT HOME | Two weeks ago, Northside pitcher Cailin Massey and the Lady Bears suffered a tough-luck defeat to Br...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/27/2019

Mavericks’ Partin enjoys facing unknown players
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS’ PARTIN ENJOYS FACING UNKNOWN PLAYERS | There’s something to be said about facing teams you know nothing about. Southside senior Braiden ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/26/2019

Hamilton, Partin lead Mavs past Rebels
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HAMILTON, PARTIN LEAD MAVS PAST REBELS | Hot-hitting Braiden Partin drove in two runs and left-hander Ryan Hamilton allowed no earned runs in...

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STAFF | 3/24/2019

NHS Lady Bears win final game in Florida
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS WIN FINAL GAME IN FLORIDA | Behind a five-RBI performance from Hannah Entrekin, including a grand slam home run, the Northside L...

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STAFF | 3/24/2019

Blythe, Mavericks thrash Tennessee team, 11-1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BLYTHE, MAVERICKS THRASH TENNESSEE TEAM, 11-1 | Breck Burris and Colton McBride had two hits apiece and Braiden Partin and Caleb Emmert drove in two...

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STAFF | 3/23/2019

Milan, Tenn. 13, Northside 5
Fort Smith Northside High School News

MILAN, TENN. 13, NORTHSIDE 5 | Nick White drove in four runs to lead Milan, Tenn., to a 13-5 win over Northside on Friday at the LH...

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STAFF | 3/23/2019

McCracken County (Ky.) 3, Southside 1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MCCRACKEN COUNTY (KY.) 3, SOUTHSIDE 1 | Jacob Ehling baffled Southside over five innings, allowing four hits and one run, and teammate James...

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STAFF | 3/22/2019

Union City, Tenn. 4, Northside 0
Fort Smith Northside High School News

UNION CITY, TENN. 4, NORTHSIDE 0 | Senior Tyler Walton struck out eight and pitched around four walks while throwing a seven-inning no-...

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STAFF | 3/22/2019

The Mavericks split a pair of 6A-Central matches last week
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE MAVERICKS SPLIT A PAIR OF 6A-CENTRAL MATCHES LAST WEEK | The Mavericks split a pair of 6A-Central matches last week. After losing a tough one to Conway, a ma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

The Mavericks turned in an impressive showing
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE MAVERICKS TURNED IN AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWING | The Mavericks turned in an impressive showing at this weekend’s Farmington/Fayetteville Tournament, ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/21/2019

The Mavericks picked up a huge 6A-Central victory
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE MAVERICKS PICKED UP A HUGE 6A-CENTRAL VICTORY | The Mavericks picked up a huge 6A-Central victory last week against Cabot. Southside had managed jus...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

 Lady Bears, Grizzlies still trying to find right combinations
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES STILL TRYING TO FIND RIGHT COMBINATIONS | orthside girls soccer coach Maciel Mauricio is still tweaking his roster. But the team was able t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

The Lady Bears began a tournament at the Disney World Wide World of Sports
Fort Smith Northside High School News

THE LADY BEARS BEGAN A TOURNAMENT AT THE DISNEY WORLD WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS | The Lady Bears began a tournament at the Disney World Wide World of Sports complex in Florida on Tue...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/21/2019

Grizzlies’ 5-3 win over Little Rock Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES’ 5-3 WIN OVER LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL | Luke Rotert snapped a 3-3 tie with a go-ahead RBI single last week in the Grizzlies’ 5-3 win over Li...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

Cabot 13, Southside 6
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CABOT 13, SOUTHSIDE 6 | Cabot spoiled Southside’s 6A-Central opener on Thursday, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in the top of th...

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STAFF | 3/18/2019

Lady Bears, Grizzlies sweep Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES SWEEP CENTRAL | Northside’s girls and boys soccer teams took a pair from Little Rock Central on Thursday night in 6A...

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STAFF | 3/16/2019

Partin-led Mavericks roll past Cabot, 7-2
Fort Smith Southside High School News

PARTIN-LED MAVERICKS ROLL PAST CABOT, 7-2 | Braiden Partin won his third game of the season Thursday as Southside defeated Cabot, 7-2. Partin...

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STAFF | 3/15/2019

Both Southside teams are looking to bounce back today
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BOTH SOUTHSIDE TEAMS ARE LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK TODAY | Both Southside teams opened 6A-Central play with losses to Conway on Tuesday. The Mavericks and W...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/14/2019

Northside’s Smith to coach in Jordan Brand Classic
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S SMITH TO COACH IN JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC | On the heels of winning another state championship for Northside Lady Bears basketball, coach Rickey...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/14/2019

SHS teams fall at home in 6A-Central opener
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS TEAMS FALL AT HOME IN 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | A phenomenal performance from Conway junior forward Kailyn Pavatt proved to be the difference in Tue...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/13/2019

NHS drops opener to Bryant
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS DROPS OPENER TO BRYANT | Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel spent a little extra time with his team following Tuesday’s 6...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/13/2019

Lady Bears edged by Bryant in 6A-Central opener
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS EDGED BY BRYANT IN 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | A pitching duel between Northside and Bryant was decided by the winning pitcher — at the plate. G...

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STAFF | 3/13/2019

Pointers rally past Mavs in shootout win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

POINTERS RALLY PAST MAVS IN SHOOTOUT WIN | Southside soccer coach Bijan Timjani chalked up Friday’s tough loss to Van Buren as a moment of “bad...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/9/2019

Southside 8, Justin (Texas) 7
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE 8, JUSTIN (TEXAS) 7 | The Southside Mavericks outslugged Justin Northwest (Texas) Friday, 8-7. Landon Chaffin pitched f...

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STAFF | 3/9/2019

Grizzlies cap remarkable run through state with 6A title, 44-41
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES CAP REMARKABLE RUN THROUGH STATE WITH 6A TITLE, 44-41 | A shot from half-court to end the first half was the difference in Friday’s 6A boys championship gam...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2019

Wolfenbarger’s game-winning shot caps wild comeback as Lady Bears claim 7th state title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

WOLFENBARGER’S GAME-WINNING SHOT CAPS WILD COMEBACK AS LADY BEARS CLAIM 7TH STATE TITLE | Last weekend, the Northside Lady Bears capped an improbable comeback with a triple-overtime win in t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2019

Birdville (Texas) 13, Northside 5
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BIRDVILLE (TEXAS) 13, NORTHSIDE 5 | The Northside Grizzlies dropped a 13-5 decision to Birdville (Texas) Friday. Northside took a 5-0...

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STAFF | 3/9/2019

Lady Bears’ Bershers returns to Hot Springs seeking state title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS’ BERSHERS RETURNS TO HOT SPRINGS SEEKING STATE TITLE | Sara Bershers vividly remembers going to Hot Springs with her father Mike to watch the state champio...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/8/2019

Lady Bears, Grizzlies chase 6A state titles in Hot Springs
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES CHASE 6A STATE TITLES IN HOT SPRINGS | Northside Lady Bears coach Rickey Smith said it just seemed natural that his team is matched up with...

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STAFF | 3/8/2019

Jureka-led Bulldogs topple Mavericks, 8-1
Fort Smith Southside High School News

JUREKA-LED BULLDOGS TOPPLE MAVERICKS, 8-1 | Landry Jureka struck out seven and allowed just one hit over six innings Tuesday as Greenwood defeat...

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STAFF | 3/6/2019

Youthful Mavs fall to Heritage, 2-0
Fort Smith Southside High School News

YOUTHFUL MAVS FALL TO HERITAGE, 2-0 | irst-year Southside coach Bijan Timjani knew the moment he took the job that the Lady Mavericks were...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/6/2019

 Confidence grows for NHS guard as he helps Grizzlies return to title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

CONFIDENCE GROWS FOR NHS GUARD AS HE HELPS GRIZZLIES RETURN TO TITLE GAME | Northside senior point guard Jermualle Norwood vividly remembers two years ago when the Grizzlies wo...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/5/2019

SHS Mavs win five games at Texas tourney
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS MAVS WIN FIVE GAMES AT TEXAS TOURNEY | The Southside Maverick softball team completed an impressive five-game run in a tournament at Van Al...

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STAFF | 3/4/2019

NHS to play 6A title games on Friday
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TO PLAY 6A TITLE GAMES ON FRIDAY | Northside’s basketball teams will be attempting to win state championships Friday afternoon in Hot S...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2019

Basketball isn’t only passion for veteran NHS girls assistant coaches
Fort Smith Northside High School News

BASKETBALL ISN’T ONLY PASSION FOR VETERAN NHS GIRLS ASSISTANT COACHES | They’ve each coached basketball for more than 30 years and have experienced state championship succe...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2019

SHS Mavs win again in Texas tournament
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SHS MAVS WIN AGAIN IN TEXAS TOURNAMENT | The Southside Mavericks posted a pair of decisive wins Friday as part of a tournament in Van Alstyne...

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STAFF | 3/3/2019

Lady Bears reach 6A title game after outlasting Fayetteville in 3 OT’s; Grizzlies reach 3rd straight title game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS REACH 6A TITLE GAME AFTER OUTLASTING FAYETTEVILLE IN 3 OT’S; GRIZZLIES REACH 3RD STRAIGHT TITLE GAME | In the hallway after their 6A semifinal game Saturday, several Northside Lady Bears were applying ic...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/3/2019

Maciel, Grizzlies reboot for 2019
Fort Smith Northside High School News

MACIEL, GRIZZLIES REBOOT FOR 2019 | Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel doesn’t expect to pick up where the Grizzlies left off in 201...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/3/2019

NHS Grizzlies return to final four after fourth win against Fayetteville over two seasons
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES RETURN TO FINAL FOUR AFTER FOURTH WIN AGAINST FAYETTEVILLE OVER TWO SEASONS | Once again, the Northside Grizzlies got the better of Fayetteville. For the fourth time in the past...

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STAFF | 3/2/2019

NHS Lady Bears advance to 6A semifinals
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS ADVANCE TO 6A SEMIFINALS | When 6A-Central foes Northside and Bryant played in the regular season, the Lady Bears led big early...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/1/2019

NHS Grizzlies survive first-round 6A game
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES SURVIVE FIRST-ROUND 6A GAME | big second half from Northside’s frontcourt allowed the Grizzlies to move on in the 6A State Tourna...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/28/2019

Northside’s Douglas goes for three state titles with three different teams
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S DOUGLAS GOES FOR THREE STATE TITLES WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS | Tiya Douglas doesn’t wear her state championship rings she won as a sophomore and junior. Her tea...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/28/2019

Grizzlies’ Releford adds defense to his offense
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES’ RELEFORD ADDS DEFENSE TO HIS OFFENSE | Offense has long been a part of Javion Releford’s game, as the Northside senior guard is the team’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/27/2019

Five-run second powers Southside softball to season-opening win
Fort Smith Southside High School News

FIVE-RUN SECOND POWERS SOUTHSIDE SOFTBALL TO SEASON-OPENING WIN | Hayley Hall isn’t going to forget her first-ever home run any time soon. Hall’s two-run shot gave...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/26/2019

NHS punctuates solid regular season with sweep
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS PUNCTUATES SOLID REGULAR SEASON WITH SWEEP | Last season, the Northside Lady Bears were involved in a three-way tie for the conference championsh...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/25/2019

NHS sweeps Southside
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NHS SWEEPS SOUTHSIDE | Last season, the Northside Lady Bears were involved in a three-way tie for the conference championsh...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/23/2019

NHS teams win season openers
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS WIN SEASON OPENERS | Defending 7A boys soccer state champion Northside began its quest to win a 6A state title on Thursda...

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STAFF | 2/23/2019

Rivals meet to close chapter on regular season
Fort Smith Southside High School News

RIVALS MEET TO CLOSE CHAPTER ON REGULAR SEASON | There will be no seeding or state tournament implications in the latest edition of “The Battle of Ro...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/22/2019

Rivals meet to close chapter on regular season
Fort Smith Northside High School News

RIVALS MEET TO CLOSE CHAPTER ON REGULAR SEASON | There will be no seeding or state tournament implications in the latest edition of “The Battle of Ro...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/22/2019

NHS Lady Bears bounce back with win on Senior Night
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT | It was not an enjoyable weekend for the Northside Lady Bears on the heels of suffering their first l...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/20/2019

Mavericks have had a hard time replicating what they did in the first half in the second half of  the 6A-Central
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS HAVE HAD A HARD TIME REPLICATING WHAT THEY DID IN THE FIRST HALF IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 6A-CENTRAL | The Mavericks have had a hard time replicating what they did in the first half in the second half of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/19/2019

NHS boys seek to finish strong in final week of regular season
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS BOYS SEEK TO FINISH STRONG IN FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON | Northside’s Grizzlies let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers last Friday with a tough o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/19/2019

NLR upsets No. 1 ranked Lady Bears in OT
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NLR UPSETS NO. 1 RANKED LADY BEARS IN OT | North Little Rock halted the Northside Lady Bears’ quest for a perfect season as the Lady Charging W...

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STAFF | 2/17/2019

Tough second quarter dooms Southside girls
Fort Smith Southside High School News

TOUGH SECOND QUARTER DOOMS SOUTHSIDE GIRLS | It took Southside nearly seven minutes to crack the scoreboard Friday night. Then, a flash, they ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/16/2019

Humphries eager to defend his, and Southside’s, state bowling titles
Fort Smith Southside High School News

HUMPHRIES EAGER TO DEFEND HIS, AND SOUTHSIDE’S, STATE BOWLING TITLES | Hunter Humphries feels very optimistic that a repeat performance is in store, both for him and the S...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Southside girls and boys basketball teams enter Friday looking for their first conference wins
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS ENTER FRIDAY LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE WINS | Both the Southside girls and boys basketball teams enter Friday looking for their first conference w...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Northside faces pivotal trip to NLR
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE FACES PIVOTAL TRIP TO NLR | Northside’s Grizzlies were able to survive a late Conway rally, which included a game-ending shot fr...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Northside’s Gilkey signs with Hendrix
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S GILKEY SIGNS WITH HENDRIX | Northside soccer player Kaitlyn Gilkey signed to play at the college level with Hendrix College in C...

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STAFF | 2/14/2019

Southside’s Throneberry to replace Haaser
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE’S THRONEBERRY TO REPLACE HAASER | Steve Haaser knew last October, as his players wiped away the tears following the team’s loss to Con...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/13/2019

No. 1 NHS Lady Bears take control of 6A-Central with decisive win vs. No. 2 Conway
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NO. 1 NHS LADY BEARS TAKE CONTROL OF 6A-CENTRAL WITH DECISIVE WIN VS. NO. 2 CONWAY | Just mere seconds into Tuesday’s 6A-Central showdown, the Northside Lady Bears delivered an early kn...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/13/2019

The Mavericks have four games in which to avoid a dubious number
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE MAVERICKS HAVE FOUR GAMES IN WHICH TO AVOID A DUBIOUS NUMBER | The Mavericks have four games in which to avoid a dubious number. The team, riding an 11-game los...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

Northside’s Duangdara claims 6A-Central bowling title
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE’S DUANGDARA CLAIMS 6A-CENTRAL BOWLING TITLE | Despite winning the 6A-Central individual bowling championship last week, Northside senior bowler An...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

NHS Lady Bears face Conway in 1 vs. 2 showdown
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS FACE CONWAY IN 1 VS. 2 SHOWDOWN | On Tuesday night, the Northside Lady Bears can take a huge step toward securing the 6A-Central champ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

Big second half carries NLR past Southside, 86-67
Fort Smith Southside High School News

BIG SECOND HALF CARRIES NLR PAST SOUTHSIDE, 86-67 | The Southside Mavericks dropped an 86-67 decision to North Little Rock on Friday in 6A-Central play....

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STAFF | 2/11/2019

For Grizzlies’ Burnett, coaching path set in motion thanks to college tutor
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FOR GRIZZLIES’ BURNETT, COACHING PATH SET IN MOTION THANKS TO COLLEGE TUTOR | Every time someone told him no, a little piece of Eric Burnett died. But flunking out of college ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/11/2019

NHS teams get sweep in Little Rock
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS GET SWEEP IN LITTLE ROCK | The Northside Grizzlies gained a measure of revenge against Little Rock Catholic on Friday night, as...

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STAFF | 2/11/2019

Mavs can’t replicate 2018 league success
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVS CAN’T REPLICATE 2018 LEAGUE SUCCESS | The Southside Mavericks didn’t start off great in the 2017-18 conference race. The team won just two...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/8/2019

Grizzlies  journey to Little Rock to face the Rockets
Fort Smith Northside High School News

GRIZZLIES JOURNEY TO LITTLE ROCK TO FACE THE ROCKETS | When the Grizzlies finally had their first game of the season at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse on Jan....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/8/2019

Seven Mavericks sign letters of intent
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SEVEN MAVERICKS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT | Davenport made his signing official on Wednesday at a ceremony at Southside. There were a pleth...

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KEVIN TAYLOR AND BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2019

Six Grizzlies sign letters of intent; Hanna to walk-on at U
Fort Smith Northside High School News

SIX GRIZZLIES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT; HANNA TO WALK-ON AT U | A pair of former Fort Smith high school standouts from rival high schools will become college teamma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR AND BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2019

Cabot 50, Southside 36
Fort Smith Southside High School News

CABOT 50, SOUTHSIDE 36 | The Cabot Lady Panthers rallied Tuesday to beat the Southside Lady Mavericks, 50-36, in 6A-Central p...

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STAFF | 2/6/2019

NHS Grizzlies finally get a win at home
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GRIZZLIES FINALLY GET A WIN AT HOME | At long last, the Northside Grizzlies were able to get a win on their home court. The Grizzlies l...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/6/2019

Southside teams travel to Cabot on Tuesday
Fort Smith Southside High School News

SOUTHSIDE TEAMS TRAVEL TO CABOT ON TUESDAY | Both Southside teams travel to Cabot on Tuesday for 6A-Central games. The Mavericks are in the mi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/5/2019

NHS teams at home once again to face LR Central
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS AT HOME ONCE AGAIN TO FACE LR CENTRAL | On Friday, the Northside Lady Bears improved their overall record to 20-0. For Northside coach Ri...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/5/2019

NHS girls improve to 20-0 after holding off Bryant
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS GIRLS IMPROVE TO 20-0 AFTER HOLDING OFF BRYANT | t definitely wasn’t pretty, but the final result was similar to the other games the Northside Lady B...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/2/2019

Mavericks begin the second round of 6A-Central play in Conway.
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS BEGIN THE SECOND ROUND OF 6A-CENTRAL PLAY IN CONWAY. | The Mavericks begin the second round of 6A-Central play in Conway. Southside’s boys are seeking t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

Mays brings defensive attitude to undefeated Lady Bears
Fort Smith Northside High School News

MAYS BRINGS DEFENSIVE ATTITUDE TO UNDEFEATED LADY BEARS | On an undefeated and nationally ranked team like the Northside Lady Bears, there are players who kno...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

Lady Bears focus on playing ‘complete game’
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS FOCUS ON PLAYING ‘COMPLETE GAME’ | orthside’s Lady Bears have enjoyed a tremendous season so far. The scary part, though, for both L...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

NHS Lady Bears get well-deserved break
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS LADY BEARS GET WELL-DESERVED BREAK | Ordinarily, as a creature of habit, Northside girls coach Rickey Smith would prefer not to have his ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/29/2019

NHS sweeps SHS at UAFS
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NHS SWEEPS SHS AT UAFS | Northside senior Anthony Travis set the tone for how things were going to be in the Grizzlies’ game ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/26/2019

NHS sweeps SHS at UAFS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS SWEEPS SHS AT UAFS | Northside senior Anthony Travis set the tone for how things were going to be in the Grizzlies’ game ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/26/2019

Northside bounces back with road win
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE BOUNCES BACK WITH ROAD WIN | Going into Tuesday’s game at Cabot, the Northside Grizzlies were in dire need of a turnaround. Th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/25/2019

Mavericks drop 53-47 heartbreaker
Fort Smith Southside High School News

MAVERICKS DROP 53-47 HEARTBREAKER | So close. Southside girls coach Steve Brown emerged from the team’s dressing room wearing a smile...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/23/2019

NHS teams sweep Cabot
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NHS TEAMS SWEEP CABOT | The Northside Lady Bears improved to 18-0 on the season as they rolled to a 59-28 road win at Cabot ...

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STAFF | 1/23/2019

The Mavericks could use a few breaks
Fort Smith Southside High School News

THE MAVERICKS COULD USE A FEW BREAKS | Coach Charlie Cooper’s team returns home today to face Central in a 6A-Central basketball game. The ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/22/2019

Lady Bears head to Cabot boasting 5-0 league mark
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS HEAD TO CABOT BOASTING 5-0 LEAGUE MARK | Northside coach Rickey Smith was relieved to have survived last week’s tough two-game slate with Con...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/22/2019

Female wrestlers at Northside learning to hold their own
Fort Smith Northside High School News

FEMALE WRESTLERS AT NORTHSIDE LEARNING TO HOLD THEIR OWN | In five years of overseeing Northside’s wrestling program, the Grizzlies’ coach, Shawn Shaffer, look...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/21/2019

Lady Bears keep rolling, knock off NLR
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS KEEP ROLLING, KNOCK OFF NLR | Rickey Smith knew Daryl Fimple’s North Little Rock Charging Wildcats wouldn’t be easy. He couldn’...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/19/2019

Lady Bears expect tough battle with North Little Rock
Fort Smith Northside High School News

LADY BEARS EXPECT TOUGH BATTLE WITH NORTH LITTLE ROCK | You don’t have to remind the Northside Lady Bears who is coming to Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/18/2019

Northside boys fall by one on the road
Fort Smith Northside High School News

NORTHSIDE BOYS FALL BY ONE ON THE ROAD | The Northside Grizzlies started off strong Tuesday night in Conway, scoring the game’s first 13 poin...

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STAFF | 1/17/2019

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

BRYANT BOYS, GIRLS TOO MUCH FOR MAVS | Southside coach Steve Brown kept his players in the locker room a little longer than usual. Fifte...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/16/2019

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

UNDEFEATED LADY BEARS GET BIG WIN IN CONWAY | The Northside Lady Bears passed a huge early test in 6A-Central play on Tuesday. Behind 27 points...

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STAFF | 1/16/2019

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

A PIVOTAL WEEK OF GAMES FOR THE NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS BEGINS ON TUESDAY | That’s when the Lady Bears (15-0, 3-0) travel to Conway to take on a highly ranked Lady Wampus Cat s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/16/2019

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

MAVS READY TO PUT FOUR QUARTERS OF BASKETBALL TOGETHER | Southside trailed North Little Rock by just three points late in the first half of Friday’s game. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/15/2019

NLR 84, Southside 24
Fort Smith Southside High School News

NLR 84, SOUTHSIDE 24 | Demyla Brown scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half as North Little Rock (8-7, 2-1) handed Sou...

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STAFF | 1/12/2019

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

CATHOLIC SPOILS GRIZZLIES’ HOME OPENER | Fresh off of a 2-0 start in 6A-Central play, the Northside Grizzlies couldn’t wait to play their fir...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/12/2019

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/11/2019

Grizzlies rolling without Joe
Fort Smith Northside High School News

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

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CHIP SOUZA | 1/11/2019

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

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

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STAFF | 1/10/2019

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/9/2019

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

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

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

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STAFF | 1/6/2019

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/5/2019

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

Conference play starts for NHS
Fort Smith Northside High School News

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

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

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

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RICK FIRES | 12/31/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/30/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/28/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/27/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/22/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/21/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/16/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/15/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/14/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/12/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/11/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/9/2018

Howe 73, Southside 27
Fort Smith Southside High School News

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/8/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/7/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/3/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/2/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/30/2018

Files highlight BOP tennis list
Fort Smith Northside High School News

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

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STAFF | 11/25/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/24/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/22/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/21/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

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

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

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STAFF | 11/17/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/16/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/14/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/12/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/12/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/11/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/10/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/9/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/9/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/8/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/8/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/7/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/5/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/3/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

The kid from Bonneville
Fort Smith Southside High School News

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/29/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/28/2018

NHS falls to Cabot
Fort Smith Northside High School News

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

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STAFF | 10/28/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

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

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

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

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