Lightning cancels Northside-Pine Bluff game

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 ››


Fort Smith Southside won its first game of the season in its final nonconference game.

Mavericks quarterback Graves Schmidley led the way, passing for one score and running for another. Kobe Rogers scored three touchdowns for Southside and Garrett Gordon returned an interception 73 yards for another score.

Heritage (0-3) got a pair of touchdown passes from Zach Brown.


St. Louis (Mo.) Normandy at Rogers High

Whitey Smith Stadium

KICKOFF 7 p.m.

RECORDS Normandy 2-2; Rogers 2-0.


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 ››


Week 3 Games Springdale Har-Ber at Jenks, Okla. St. Louis Normandy at Rogers High Fayetteville at Dallas Bishop Dunne Bentonville High at Conway Russellville at Springdale High Fort Smith Southside at Rogers Heritage Muskogee, Okla. at Bentonville West Greenland at Gentry Alabama at Ole Miss Texas A&M at Auburn Georgia at Missouri Florida State at Louisville Michigan State at Notre Dame Kansas City at Houston Dallas at Washington PICK ‘EM POLL Standings Graham Thomas: 23-7 overall, 13-2 last week Rick Fires: 20-10 overall, 10-5 last week Henry Apple: 19-11 overall, 12-3 last week Chip Souza: 19-11 overall, 10-5 last week Paul Boyd: 18-12 overall, 11-4 last week Vernon Tarver: 18-12 overall, 10-5 last week Scottie Bordelon: 17-13 overall, 10-5 last week Mike Capshaw: 14-16 overall, … Continue Reading ››

VIDEO: Rays of Sonshine – Spotlight on Sons of Coaches

We visited with Shiloh Christian linebacker/running back Broc Berus and his dad, defensive coordinator Chris Berus. Also, interviews with Prairie Grove son-coach duos Zeke and Craig Laird, and John David and John Elder.

To learn more about the relationships, read the full story by clicking here.

VIDEO: Richards sisters continue legacy

Sophomore Lexi Richards and senior Haley Richards continue the legacy of Richards sisters at Shiloh Christian. All four have made impacts on the Lady Saints' volleyball program, and Lexi is the last of the sisters. To learn more about the Richards sisters, click here to read the full feature from today's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


Coming off a 44-42 win at 5A Little Rock Christian in Week 2 and a 35-22 win at a 3A Elkins in Week 1, the Saints finally get to play at home and against a fellow 4A opponent.

But that doesn’t mean the final non-conference game will be breeze as Pottsville has averaged nearly nine wins in each of the past six seasons under coach Bryan Rust. The Apaches opened this season with a 35-21 home win against Fountain Lake before losing 21-6 at Class 5A Vilonia this past week.

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NWA Football Report – Week 3

Bentonville High Tigers hit road for first time Bentonville has enjoyed its first games at Tiger Stadium this season, but now it's time for the Tigers to hit the road. The first of two road games take place Friday night when Bentonville travels to Conway for its first regular-season nonconference game against an in-state opponent since the 2011 season opener at North Little Rock. "The opportunity presented itself with Conway this year," coach Jody Grant said. "Conway has been a real good program and well coached, and I thought it would be a good matchup for us before going into conference play. "We're looking forward … Continue Reading ››

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