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.

Class 7A Volleyball Standings (Final)

The conference season was completed tonight and the seeds are now set for the Class 7A State Volleyball Tournament next week at Springdale High School. 7A-Central seeds - Conway 1, North Little Rock 2, FS Southside 3, FS Northside 4, LR Mount St. Mary 5, Cabot 6. 7A-West seeds - Fayetteville 1, Springdale Har-Ber 2, Bentonville 3, Rogers 4, Van Buren 5, Bentonville West 5. 2016-10-18-7a-volleyball-standings

FS Northside-LR Catholic Recap (With Stats)

Fort Smith Northside moved closer to a Week 8 showdown with North Little Rock, rallying past Little Rock Catholic 26-19. But before they can look ahead to the Charging Wildcats, Northside must take of business next week on the road at Conway. The Grizzlies (4-1, 3-0) needed a 63-yard touchdown pass from Max Frazier to Trey Norwood with 3:26 left. The Rockets (1-5, 0-3) then drove to the Grizzly 10, but the Northside defense stiffened and forced Catholic to give up the ball on downs to end the game. Catholic running back Samy Johnson had 304 all-purpose yards, keyed by his 233-yard, two-touchdown … Continue Reading ››

Southside 23, Conway 20 (With Stats)

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 ››

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 ››