All posts by 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.

VOLLEYBALL: 7A Standings and Scenarios (with update)

11 of the 12 playoff berths are officially clinched. There is one postseason berth left in the West.
Here are the standings and seedings as we stand late Friday night.
WEST - Bentonville is the 1 seed in the West while Har-Ber/Fayetteville are the 2-3 seeds. Har-Ber is the 2 seed with a win or FAY loss. Fayetteville is the 2 seed with a win and a Har-Ber loss.
Springdale and Rogers are the 4th/5th seeds. Springdale plays Rogers Tuesday and the winner is the 4th, the loser is 5th. UPDATE - Per Henry Apple, there is another … Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1983-92)

By this time, the AAA archives are pretty bare of state tournament programs. The archives did have a few overall tournament programs during this period, but the rest were provided by Fort Smith sportswriter/historian Leland Barclay and myself. 1992 was the last year of the Overall Tournament. After that, the AAA went to a State Finals format where every championship game was played at one site. It has been at Barton Colesium in Little Rock, the Pine Bluff Convention Center, Verizon Arena in North Little Rock and the Hot Springs Convention Center. Unfortunately, there are some really good programs from this era … Continue Reading ››