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Old Prep Basketball State Tournament Programs (1967-69)

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.

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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)

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.

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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)

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.

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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)

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.

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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)

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.

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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 ››

Tweets of the Week: Sainsbury’s Back, Back Again

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After a few weeks away from the ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week spotlight, Pea Ridge's Jakota Sainsbury has returned with a bullet.

Sainsbury was a regular tweet of the week winner back when he was throwing touchdown passes for the Blackhawks' 4A state runner-up football team. He even became the first back-to-back tweet of the week winner back on Dec. 12. did make a few appearances here and there throughout basketball season, but the junior hadn't put out any tweets — that caught our eye anyway — that were worthy of the top spot.

He doesn't play basketball, so perhaps that … Continue Reading ››

State Well-Represented In MaxPreps Cup Standings

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Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
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Three Arkansas schools have made their way into the top 10 in the MaxPreps Cup standings upon completion of the winter sports. 3/11/17 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and their team hold up the trophy after defeating North Little Rock during their Class 7A State Championship Basketball game Saturday in Hot Springs. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON
Fayetteville’s Jasmine Franklin, left front, MVP Sasha Goforth (2) center front and Kylee Coulter, front right, and … Continue Reading ››

Tweets of the Week: Stumbaugh sisters sizzle

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Sibling shenanigans is the topic of this week's ARPreps.com Tweet of the Week. Springdale Har-Ber's do-everything track athlete Olivia Stumbaugh celebrated National Siblings Day by sharing a video of big sis Payton Stumbaugh, a four-time All-American sprinter at the University of Arkansas, apparently attacking her screaming lil' sis with bacon grease.

Hopefully, it wasn't hot outta the fryin' pan. On a side note, research has shown bacon grease, when used as a perfume, may help attract boys: Runner-Up Elkins … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh’s Enos wrecks Tweets of the Week

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Shiloh Christian's Lia Enos lived a sophomore experience most enjoy: Getting a driver's license.

However, Enos' enjoyment quickly came crashing down when her first day driving resulted in her first automobile accident. For her hard-luck, bittersweet day — and for sharing it on social media — Enos earned ARPreps.com's Tweet of the Week honors:

Elkins' Colten Vaught, who's always an entertaining person to follow on Twitter, had two tweets worthy … Continue Reading ››