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.

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 ››

Class 7A Spring Sports Schedules (Baseball, Softball, Soccer)

With the State Basketball Tournaments getting underway this week, so are spring sports as baseball, softball and soccer start their regular season. In two weeks, conference games will be underway in Class 7A. Here are the schedules for both 7A Conference (Central and West) in baseball, softball and soccer (Boys and Girls are separate files). Good luck to the teams this season. 2017 7A Softball conference schedule 2017 7A Baseball conference schedule 2017 7A … <a href=Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Basketball Standings (with Likely State Tournament Seeds)

2017-02-24 7A Basketball Standings
Here is my disclaimer - my numbers are unofficial. The athletic directors and AAA officials will make the final determinations as what the seeds are as well as settle any tiebreakers.
Having said there, here is what I have (unofficially) for seeds.
BOYS (in order of seeding) Central - North Little Rock, FS Northside, LR Central, Cabot, Conway, & Bryant. West - Springdale Har-Ber, Bentonville, Van Buren, Fayetteville, Rogers Heritage, & Bentonville West.
We have a couple of close tiebreakers in the 7A-Central Boys and the 7A-West Boys. In fact, the … Continue Reading ››

Class 7A Basketball Standings, Schedule and Scenarios (Updated)

2016-17 7A Basketball Standings2017-02-18 Class 7A Basketball Scenarios UPDATED Feb. 19 12:05 p.m. - Corrects Conway-Bryant tiebreaker. With one week left, all but two playoff berths have been clinched, but where those teams will be seeded will be decided over the next two games. Here is a brief (but not comprehensive) look at playoff scenarios and potential seeding for the two 7A conferences: 7A-Central Boys – North Little Rock has earned a first-round bye and will clinch the 1 seed with … Continue Reading ››

Russellville 45, Benton 15 – Recap with stats

The Cyclones (11-1) punched their ticket to the 6A championship game with an impressive win over the Panthers (8-5). This will be the first time that Russellville has reached the state finals and the first time the school has won 11 games in a football season. The Cyclones face Greenwood (12-0), who gave RHS its only loss of the season, a 27-24 decision at Greenwood. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3 at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.   2016-11-25-russellville-benton-box-score