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STATS: Fort Smith Southside 50, Rogers Heritage 17

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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The Mavericks (1-2) snap a 3-game losing streak dating back to the end of the 2016 season with the victory over the War Eagles (0-3) Friday night. Southside opens 7A-Central play at Conway Friday. Rogers Heritage hosts Springdale in its 7A-West opener next week. 2017-09-15 Heritage-Southside stats

Looking Ahead — The 2020-22 Reclassification Cycle

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Henry Apple

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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Believe it or not, but reclassification has been on my mind a lot over the past four months.

The Arkansas Activities Association released its football conference alignments this summer, then it announced the new conference alignments for other sports last week as a result of Proposal No. 9 being passed. Now schools have just a few more days to appeal the AAA's decision, or those will be finalized for the 2018-20 cycle.

So what could possibly spark my mind and get me thinking about reclassification again? Blame an article in Tuesday's edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for it.

The article was about the … Continue Reading ››

STATS: Greenwood 49, FS Southside 0

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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The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 with another impressive win over a Class 7A opponent. Greenwood, which travels to Alma next week,  has outscored Northside and Southside by a combined 83-7. 2017-09-08 Greenwood-Southside stats

Greenwood 34, FS Northside 7

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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The Bulldogs dominated the Grizzlies in the first half, building a 34-0 halftime lead. Game Story here. Stats Below. 2017-09-01 Greenwood-Northside stats

A Glance Into Helena-West Helena Central’s Recent Conference Moves

Henry Apple

Henry Apple

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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The Arkansas Activities Association's board of directors denied Helena-West Helena Central's appeal Sunday afternoon to remain a member of the 4A-2 Conference during the 2018-20 reclassification cycle.

The AAA board of directors normally meets to hear such appeals just before the AAA holds its annual meeting of the governing body, which takes place at noon Monday in Little Rock.

Central will now move into the 4A-8 Conference for the next two years. The school wanted to remain in the 4A-2 and have Stuttgart make the move to the 4A-8.

From 2000-07, Central remained a member of a Southeast conference (4A-Southeast through 2005, while … Continue Reading ››

PREP SPOTLIGHT: Dalton Johnson

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Sports writer at NWA Media
Mike primarily covers Fayetteville and Farmington.
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Dalton Johnson, a 16-year-old rising junior at Prairie Grove High School, has won four state titles in bass fishing on junior and high school circuits in Arkansas. He teamed up with Reese Jones of Rogers High to win three state championships this past season and finish 11th at the Bassmaster High School National Championship at Kentuky Lake in June.