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Class 7A Volleyball Standings (Through Sept. 29)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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The 7A-Central is now in a 4-way tie for first place between Conway, Fort Smith Northside, Fort Smith Southside and North Little Rock. NLR rallied from a 2-0 deficit to down Conway 3-2 Thursday to create the logjam at the top. It should be an interesting last 3 weeks of the regular season. 2016-09-29-7a-volleyball-standings 2016-09-29-7a-volleyball-standings_page_1 2016-09-29-7a-volleyball-standings_page_2

Southside 23, Conway 20 (With Stats)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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After opening the seasons with big losses to Springdale Har-Ber and Greenwood, the Southside Mavericks have bounced back in a big way with consecutive wins, including a 23-20 7A-Central opener against Conway Friday night. The Mavericks (2-2, 1-0) used a late third quarter touchdown to take the lead and the defense did the rest, never allowing the Wampus Cats to cross midfield in the final quarter to get the win. Brandon Ulrich, who has played sparingly this season, led the way with the game-winning 20-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds left in the third quarter. Ulrich led Mavericks in receptions with 4 … Continue Reading ››

Rapid Report: Springdale Har-Ber 56, Rogers High 14

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Springdale Har-Ber used a strong second half to blow out Rogers High to open 7A-West Conference play with a 56-14 win at Whitey Smith Stadium.

The Wildcats broke away from a 21-14 halftime lead with three third-quarter touchdowns engineered by quarterback Payton Copher. The junior ran for one and threw for two in that quarter to give the Wildcats (3-1) a 42-14 advantage.

Copher ran for two touchdowns and threw for two in the game. Receiver Trey Smith also caught three touchdown passes.

Rogers (3-1) got a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown by Clark Tichy and Grayson Lee scored on a 1-yard … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Volleyball Standings (Through Sept. 22)

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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Conference standings at the halfway pole. 2016-09-22-7a-volleyball-standings    

RAPID REPORT – Jenks, Okla. 44, Springdale Har-Ber 22

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Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.
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Springdale Har-Ber showed it could hang right with the top football program in Oklahoma... at least for a half. The third quarter, and pretty much the entire second half belonged to the hometown Trojans as Jenks eventually wore down Har-Ber in a 44-22 win on Friday. The Wildcats (2-1) played almost the entire game without RB Logan Collins. After just two carries, Collins was out for the rest of the game with an ankle injury. Har-Ber's offense was effective in the first half without Collins, but Jenks shut down the Wildcats in the third quarter while reeling off 20 unanswered points. The Har-Ber … Continue Reading ››

RAPID REPORT: Shiloh Christian 48, Pottsville 19

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Mike primarily covers Shiloh Christian as well as Greenland, Huntsville and West Fork.
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SPRINGDALE — By halftime, Broc Berus had amassed more than 200 yards and three touchdowns en route to Shiloh Christian's 48-19 win against Pottsville at Champions Stadium.

The Saints' senior touched the ball just once in the second half as he finished with 12 carries for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Berus also caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Connor Reece, who completed 7 of 13 passes for 174 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Jaret Russ rushed for two touchdowns, including a 73-yard run when the Saints went for it on 4th-down-and-short from deep in their own territory. That gave Shiloh … Continue Reading ››

Lightning cancels Northside-Pine Bluff game

Walter Woodie

Walter Woodie is a social studies teacher at Southside High School in Fort Smith and a high school prep historian. A native of Pine Bluff, he has been covering high school sports in Arkansas since 1984 … while he was in high school.

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FORT SMITH – A strong line of severe thunderstoms with persistent lightning forced school officials from both Pine Bluff and Fort Smith Northside to cancel a schedule non-conference game here Friday night. A severe thunderstorm hit the Fort Smith area around 6:20 p.m., forcing the teams into their respective locker rooms and fans into Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Though that storm eventually passed, another series of storms with constant lightning kept everyone off of Mayo-Thompson Stadium for nearly two hours before the decision to cancel the game was announced by Fort Smith School District activities director Dr. Darren McKinney around 8:15 p.m. “We’ve had … Continue Reading ››

TODAY’S MATCHUPS: WEEK 3

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Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
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St. Louis (Mo.) Normandy at Rogers High

Whitey Smith Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Normandy 2-2; Rogers 2-0.

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BETWEEN THE LINES The Mounties will celebrate homecoming with their second home game of the seaosn and try to improve to 3-0. … Rogers road a solid running game to victory at Claremore, Okla., last week, piling up 260 yards on the ground. … Jeb Brain rushed for 151 yards and one touchdown for Rogers. … The Vikings, a Class 3 school in the St. Louis area, have only about 35 players on their roster. … Normandy finished 0-10 a year ago, … Continue Reading ››