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.

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1967-69)

This is the final post of the day. Later this week, I will post the 1970s and 1980s. Enjoy. 1967 A JrHigh State BKB Program 1969 Class B Girls State Program 1969 Class B Boys State Program 1969 Class AA Jr. Boys BKB Program 1969 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1969 Class A Girls State Program 1969 AAA-AA State BKB Program 1969 A-B State BKB Program 1968 Class B Girls BKB Program 1968 Class A Girls State Program 1968 B JrHigh State BKB Program 1968 AAA-AA State BKB … Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1964-66)

We start back with the mid-1960s. 1964 Class A Girls BKB Program 1966 Class AAA Jr. Boys State Program 1966 Class A-B Boys BKB Program 1966 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1966 B JrHigh State BKB Program 1966 B Girls State BKB Program 1966 AA JrHigh State BKB Program 1966 A Girls State BKB Program 1965 Class B Girls BKB Program 1965 Class AAA-AA Boys State Program 1965 Class A-B Boys BKB Program 1965 Class A Jr Boys BKB Program 1965 Class A Girls BKB Program Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1955-57)

We stop after 1957 because there are no programs between 1958-63. At least none I could find. 1957 Class B State Boys Program 1957 Class B Girls State Program 1957 Class A State Girls Program 1957 Class A Jr. Boys State Program 1957 Class A Boys State Program 1956 Class B State Girls Program 1956 Class B State Boys Program 1956 Class A State Jr. Boys Program 1956 Class A Boys State Program 1955 Girls BKB State Tourney Program 1955 Class B Jr. Boys BKB State Tourney Program Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1950-54)

This is the second post of old Arkansas HS state tournament programs. This one is the early 1950s. One of the features I love about the programs are the ads from local businesses. It would be cool if a lot of those businesses were still around. Also interesting is the idea of the boys Jr. High State Tournaments, which were held until 1973. 1954 Girls State Tourney Program 1954 Class B Jr. Boys BKB State Tourney Program 1954 Class B Boys State Tourney Program 1954 Class A State Boys Tourney Program 1954 Class A Jr. Boys BKB … Continue Reading ››

Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1947-49)

Every so often, I trek to North Little Rock to the offices of the Arkansas Activities Association, where I take a laptop and scanner to find nuggets of Arkansas' high school sports past. Over the last couple of years, I have started the process of finding old state tournament programs. Though I have emailed copies to fellow sports writers, a few school adminstrators and high school sports junkies, I never really considered posting them for all eyes to see (or download). That is, until NWA Democrat-Gazette Sports Editor Chip Souza suggested to post them on the ARPreps blog. I won't post them … Continue Reading ››

7A Spring Standings (through May 5)

The regular season for baseball and softball is done (as are the seeds). Though there are only a handful of makeup games for soccer on Monday, all seemingly play a role in playoffs in both the 7A-Central and 7A-West. BASEBALL 2017-05-06 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Though Bryant and North Little Rock lost, NLR gets the 2 seed and first-round bye while Bryant is the 3 seed via head-to-head tiebreaker (split, NLR won by 5+, Bryant by 4). Conway is the four seed, Catholic 5 and Southside beat Northside to claim the sixth seed via … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (through May 3)

The regular season for baseball and softball wrap up on Friday while a handful of makeup games will finish the soccer season on Monday. Though there a few berths still left to be clinch, there is a lot of seeding left to be decided. BASEBALL 2017-05-03 7A Baseball Standings             7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the one seed. Bryant is the 2 seed with a win over Conway or a North Little Rock loss to Cabot. North Little Rock is the 2 seed with a win and Bryant loss. Conway is the fourth seed and Catholic is the fifth seed. Northside and Southside will … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Standings (though April 28)

With just one week left in the regular season, most of the playoff berths in the spring sports (baseball, boys soccer, girls soccer, softball) have been clinched, but only a few seeds have been locked in. Here a look at how the conference races will likely play out. This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at every scenario, but just a generalized ideal of what may (or may not) happen in the final week of the regular season. There should be a better idea of scenarios after Tuesday’s game. BASEBALL 2017-04-28 7A Baseball Standings 7A-CENTRAL – Cabot is the top … Continue Reading ››