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Plenty of new faces for NHS Grizzlies during spring football drills

There will be plenty of new faces who will be taking over starting roles with Northside’s football team this fall. Of the positions that coach Mike Falleur will have to replace from a team which reached the 7A semifinals a season ago, it may be the offensive line that was the most decimated by graduation. Falleur has made that a priority as the Grizzlies finish spring drills this week. “We lost a really good senior class, and on offense we lost our quarterback and all, but our biggest hit was in the offensive line, and that’s where we’ve got the most work to do I think is up front,” Falleur said. “We’ve got new guys like Sam Johnson, a junior, Jordian Green, a junior, Isaias Torres who played some last year and will be a senior. Then you’ve got (junior) Xavier Castillo, who’s never played offensive line before, and is working there.” Even one of the few returning players up front, senior Jacob Arnold, is learning a new position. After having played center last season, Arnold is being shifted to left tackle. “Just new faces all the way across the board where we had guys that had been there for two or three years, so that’s our biggest challenge right now,” Falleur said. Another big challenge on offense will be finding a new quarterback to replace University of Central Arkansas signee Deuce Wise. Returning players Matt Hollenbeck, a senior, and Drey Norwood, a junior who has already received an offer from the University of Arkansas, are vying for the position and both got to play several snaps at times last season. “We’ve got two good guys. ... Both of them have been doing a great job,” Falleur said. “I’m not ready to say who’s going to be what, I’m going to make a number one guy and a number two guy once spring’s over.” Falleur is also counting on a number of other experienced players to help take the pressure off whomever he tabs as the starting quarterback. “On offense, the guys coming back like (seniors) Jackson King (running back/receiver), James Clayton (tight end), Jacob Arnold, Preston Baugh (receiver), Colt Ferguson (receiver), J.T. Thorne (receiver), and we’re looking at J.T. in the secondary, too,” Falleur said. “They’ve done a great job and we’ve expected them to, but those young offensive linemen have got to get better.” There were also heavy graduation losses on defense, from the line to the secondary. But the Grizzlies do return experience at all positions. “On the line, (seniors) Khaden Washington and Kaleb McDonald, both played a ton last year, and both were starters,” Falleur said. “Both of those guys have done what we expected. “Then coach (Rusty) Bush’s inside linebackers, Stetson (Van Matre) and Glenn (Brewer) and (Chase) Needham (all seniors); you can tell they’re a year older and they look comfortable.” The Grizzlies also return two experienced players at outside linebacker in seniors Conley Bone and J.J. Mills. “In the secondary, we lost three guys who were starters but we’ve got two back that played a bunch in (seniors) Montay (Parks) and Skyler Mingboupha, so those guys have really done a good job,” Falleur said. “We’ve just got to bring those other ones along.” The Grizzlies will wrap up spring workouts on Friday with a Red-White intrasquad game at Mayo-Thompson Stadium set to start at 5 p.m. Then after finals next week, Northside will go to Greenwood for a team camp to continue preparation for the season opener, which will be Aug. 30 at Rogers Heritage. “Obviously you can tell there’s some new faces, because it’s been slower than like it was maybe last year,” Falleur said. “But the attitude’s been great, the effort’s been great, we’ve just got to get better; we’ve just got to keep working every day to get better and taking our steps. “We’re not playing a game right now, we’re playing Aug. 30, so hopefully between now and then, we’ve made strides, lots of strides.”...

5/22/2019

The Grizzlies will have plenty of returning star-power in 2020

The Grizzlies will have plenty of returning star-power in 2020. Making a playoff push in the mighty 6A-Central, however, is much easier said than done. Northside capped a 4-23 campaign this spring with a season sweep of rival Southside. Coach Brian Frye will have upperclassmen back in 2020, including hard-hitting catcher Bobby Rauch. Senior-to-be Khaden Washington will anchor the team’s pitching staff in 2020. Rauch hit .351 last season. Washington had 66 strikeouts in 46 innings. Donta Oneal also pitched well this past season. Kaden Hyatt, Luke Robert, Jett Frazier and Talon Pate also return next season....

5/17/2019

Controversy derails Grizzlies in quarters

One handball that wasn’t one. One that might have been 50/50. Another that was completely missed. When the dust settled before the drizzle turned to rain Friday in Conway, the Bentonville Tigers had punched their ticket to the 6A semifinals with a 4-3 win over the Northside Grizzlies. The Tigers (15-6) play Springdale today for a shot in the state title match. The Tigers’ Rodrigo Mouron cashed in on a second handball that might not have been, snapping a 3-3 tie with 19:08 left to play. The Grizzlies, who had scored two late goals in the first half, were shut out in the final 40 minutes by the opportunistic Tigers. “The first one (handball), we’re going to see it on the video, but it was outside the box,” Northside coach Mauricio Maciel said. “That changed the game. I think the first goal by us surprised them, and we were controlling the match after that. Then that PK is awarded to them, and that changes the game a little bit.” Northside’s Luis Paredes stunned Bentonville with a goal just barely 90 seconds into Friday’s game. He stepped in front of a pass and beat two defenders while slipping one past keeper Evan Shanks. Shanks had his moments in the first half, for sure. But he came up big in the final half. Down 4-3, and without many chances, Northside had two golden opportunities in a span of three minutes to tie the game or go ahead. Shanks covered up a potential goal at the 15:56 mark. Then, with 12:37 left, Paredes broke to his left, a step ahead of midfielder Elliott Nimrod. But, with just a slight opening, fired a shot wide left. “In these games, they’re going to be tight, and those chances — if you don’t put them in they’re going to come back to haunt you,” Maciel said. “Hats off to him (Paredes) for being there, but that’s a chance that could have definitely tied it up and given us some momentum.” Up 3-2 at the half, courtesy of two goals in the final six minutes of the first half, the Grizzlies lost their lead on Nimrod’s nice move and goal at the 52nd minute mark. Then, more controversy. Northside was called for a second handball in the 61st minute, allowing Mouron to tie it. “They (officials) go by intention,” Maciel said. “Our player is running one way and the ball hits him — he’s not even looking at it. There was no intention. “Calls like that can go either way.” Bentonville coach Mike Devaney agreed. “Absolutely,” he said. “Obviously, we were fortunate enough to get a couple of breaks there, but on the reverse of that, you’ve got to get into penalty to get those breaks in the first place. I thought we took advantage of those circumstances.” Clinging to a one-goal advantage, the officials appeared to have missed a handball call with nine minutes left — allowing Northside to keep its hopes up. But the Grizzlies weren’t able to cash in. “We had a good season,” Maciel said. “I thanked my seniors. It was just one of those tight games that can go either way.”...

5/11/2019

NLR ends Lady Bears’ season in 6A quarterfinals

On Thursday, the Northside Lady Bears put together a stirring late-inning comeback to eventually win their opening-round state tournament game. Another rally wasn’t in the cards on Friday. North Little Rock, the top seed from the 6A-Central, broke a second-inning tie with three runs and scored in all six innings played as the Lady Charging Wildcats ended the Lady Bears’ season with a 12-2 win in the 6A state quarterfinals at Bentonville High School. “They out-hit us, they did, and that’s why they’re number one in our conference and they make a push to state every single year,” Northside coach Kelly Nickell said. “They’re a good program and we hung with them this season and we beat them once last year, so there’s a lot of opportunity in front of us, so that’s what I’m focusing on with (her players) and I hope they see it, too. “They need to understand that this is not the end, this is a building block for next year. We’ve got a lot of sophomores coming back, and a good group of sophomores and juniors; they’re solid and that’s a lot to look forward to, so I’m very excited about that.” The Lady Bears (11-14), the No. 5 seed from the 6A-Central, rallied from a 6-3 deficit in the fifth inning as they defeated Rogers Heritage, 8-6, in eight innings in Thursday’s opening round. Northside gave up a run in the bottom of the first but tied the score at 1-all in the top of the second when Hannah Entrekin’s sacrifice fly brought in Jenna Wilson. But NLR broke the tie in its half of the second with a two-run triple by Alexis Hood, followed by an RBI single from Marissa Mitchell to take a 4-1 lead. The Lady Charging Wildcats continued to score at will, building an 8-1 advantage in the fourth and adding two more runs in each of the next two innings. Northside’s other run came in the top of the fifth, when Cailin Massey singled to right. A misplay in the outfield resulted in Massey rounding the bases. Massey, a sophomore pitcher, struck out two batters on Friday. That gave her 128 strikeouts on the season, which led all 6A-Central pitchers. Nickell said one of the team’s off-season priorities is to make Massey even more effective in the circle. “We’re going to rest a little bit but we’re going to work on pitching; we’re going to add a drop ball to Cailin’s repertoire, so we’re going to work on adding that pitch and then refining the other ones,” Nickell said. “Then we’re also going to work on our hitting; we need to develop some more power hitting and practice our bunting, our small-ball, everything. “I think they’re in shape, we just need to refine our skills.” Northside was held to five hits in Friday’s loss by NLR pitcher Katelynn McMahan, with just one extra-base hit, Entrekin’s fifth-inning double. McMahan also struck out four. Lauren Lester was the top hitter for NLR, going 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the sixth to enforce the run rule. Along with Massey in the circle, the Lady Bears in 2020 will return their top six hitters from this season, including sophomore catcher Chloe Ray, which led the team with a .481 batting average. Massey was second at .452 while junior shortstop/pitcher Mairady Dempsey, a DePaul University commit, was third with a .412 average. That helps give Nickell even more hope next season that the Lady Bears can build on what they were able to achieve up to this point. “We know that this is a tough conference, if not the toughest conference. ... We went longer in the postseason than we have before, so there’s a lot that went into this but I’m very, very proud of them and that’s what I hope they see from that,” Nickell said....

5/11/2019

Lady Bears claw back, win in extras in opening round at state tourney

Northside trailed for the first time in Thursday’s opening round of the 6A state softball tournament, 6-3, after allowing a fourth-inning home run. Lady Bear coach Kelly Nickell quickly called time out and gathered her players around her, imploring the team there was still plenty of game remaining. The next inning, Northside responded by tying the score, and the game went into extra innings. The Lady Bears then scored two runs in the top of the eighth to grab an 8-6 win against Rogers Heritage at Bentonville High School. “I called a time out and went to the mound and we just talked about how the seventh inning is just as important as the first inning,” Nickell said. “Each inning has a life of its own and it doesn’t matter if we’re down 6-3; we’ve been down 6-3 before. “This team has a lot of fight, they’ve overcome a lot of adversity this year. They have a lot of heart and they have faith in each other and I have faith in them and they know that. We’ve scored four runs in an inning before and one inning can say a lot so if they could come up with four, so could we.” Northside (11-13), the No. 5 seed from the 6A-Central, will advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round at 10 a.m. The Lady Bears will face 6A-Central top seed North Little Rock, which beat Northside in both conference games, though the Lady Charging Wildcats won 9-6 in the game played at NLR. “It was really special; the past couple of years we’ve been out after the first round, but I really feel like we we’re going to go pretty far in the state tournament,” senior Kylie Tempelmeyer, who drove in two runs including the eventual go-ahead run in the eighth, said. “I just believed that we actually battled from the beginning until the end of this game. It was a hard game to win.” With the score tied at 6-all after seven innings, the International Tie Breaker (ITB) rule was in effect, with each team having a runner on second base to begin extra innings. The Lady Bears’ Hannah Entrekin was placed on second to start the top of the eighth and stole third with Tempelmeyer batting. Tempelmeyer then hit a sacrifice fly to left, bringing home Entrekin to put Northside in front. Northside added a big insurance run when the next hitter, Shanoe Teague, delivered a solo home run to right. Lady Bear pitcher Cailin Massey retired the side in order in the bottom of the eighth, delivering a change-up on a full count to the final batter she faced for a strikeout. Massey retired the last 13 batters she faced after allowing a three-run homer to Kayla Paulo, which capped a four-run fourth as Heritage took a 6-3 lead. But in the fifth inning, Northside began clawing back. With two outs, Jenna Wilson had her third hit of the game, a single to left. That brought up Mairady Dempsey, who was back in action after having missed the past several weeks due to a knee injury. On a 1-1 count, Dempsey lined a ball which cleared the wall in deep center, cutting the Heritage lead to a run. “It’s been like that all year; we’ve done a lot with two outs and that’s the personality of this team,” Nickell said. The Lady Bears weren’t quite done in the fifth. Hannah Entrekin kept the inning going with a single and advanced to second on a passed ball. Tempelmeyer came up and hit a double up the alley in left center, bringing in Entrekin to tie the score at 6-all. “Everybody was kind of down in the dugout, so I was trying to get everybody hyped up. ... I just had to get something going, I’ve got to get some energy going,” Dempsey said. “The energy got low after that (fourth) inning, so after that (home run) the energy just came up and we followed with hits after that, but I think the following hits are what mattered more.” Wilson and Dempsey gave Northside a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on back-to-back RBI singles with one out. After Heritage scored a run in the second, the Lady Bears regained a two-run lead in the top of the third when Dempsey crossed home plate on an errant rundown attempt, making it 3-1. For the game, Wilson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Dempsey was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including her two-run blast in the fifth. Massey gave up five hits in her eight-inning complete-game performance. She also registered eight strikeouts...

5/10/2019

Lady Bears’ Gilkey grateful for chance to play at state tourney

For the next three nights following Northside’s win in its regular-season finale, senior Kaitlyn Gilkey wasn’t sure if her Lady Bear soccer career would continue. After defeating Southside on Friday, Gilkey and her teammates had to wait on the outcome of Monday’s game between Mount St. Mary and Little Rock Central to determine if Northside was going to get into the 6A State Tournament. A Mount St. Mary win put the Lady Bears into state for the second straight season. “I was definitely anxious, but Mount St. Mary was the third seed and we were competing with Central for sixth. ... Statistically, (Mount St. Mary) should win and they should have come out on top and they did, and so I wasn’t super anxious, but there was definitely that ‘what-if,’” Gilkey said. “I was really excited (when Mount St. Mary won). I was prepared for Southside mentally, like that was my last high school game, but knowing I have at least one more (game), it felt really good.” Now Gilkey and the Lady Bears hope that it’s not a short stay at state. The Lady Bears, the No. 6 seed from the 6A-Central, will face No. 3 6A-West seed Fayetteville at 4 p.m. in Conway. It will be even more meaningful for Gilkey because the game will take place at Hendrix College, where Gilkey signed to play soccer next season. “This team, we have a lot of talent, we have a lot of young talent, and I think that if we can compete like I know we can compete, we can do really good,” Gilkey said. “In the next several years, they’re going to be really good and I have no doubt that they’ll keep on making it (back to state).” Gilkey, a three-year starter who primarily plays forward but has also played center-mid, leads the Lady Bears with a career-high 16 goals to go along with five assists. She scored four of those goals in one game, against Van Buren. “In years past, I really haven’t shot from outside the box or separated myself to get a good shot from far away, and so this year I’ve really worked on that,” Gilkey said. “That’s how a lot of my goals have came was from shooting from like the 20 (yard line) or the 15 outside and when the keeper’s not ready.” And as a senior, Gilkey has made it a point to be more vocal. “I really have stepped up as a leader,” she said. “The past couple of years, I really wasn’t the most talkative, like I didn’t really tell people what to do but this year I’m a captain, and I’ve kind of had to step up and show the freshmen what they need to do and the returning players how to lead by example.” Gilkey first played soccer at the age of three. She participated in other sports, like basketball and volleyball, but felt soccer was the best for her. “I was a really athletic kid but I wasn’t really into those sports and I really love soccer, so I just kind of stuck with it,” she said. “I like the bond that you have with your team and I like the way it feels whenever you score a goal against a team you have to work really hard. ... It’s like the underdog has a chance to win basically.” Northside coach Mauricio Maciel expresses appreciation over Gilkey’s passion for soccer. “She absolutely loves the sport and respects the sport, and when you respect the sport and love it, coaches never have to ask you to practice hard and try to get better on a daily basis,” Maciel said. “Kaitlyn was always trying to get better personally, but would try to make everyone around her better as well. There are no words to express how much she will be missed next season. As a person, she does not let anything bring her down and makes the best out of the worst situation.” Gilkey, who plans to major in biology at Hendrix, is eager to be playing at her future home field on Thursday. She’s also determined not to end her Lady Bear career there, as Northside lost its opening-round game at state in Gilkey’s junior season. Not to mention getting the opportunity to play at least one more game with her younger sister, sophomore fullback Avery Gilkey. “I know that the mistakes we made last year, we can correct and if we work hard enough, I know that we can win state,” Kaitlyn Gilkey said....

5/9/2019

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Controversy derails Grizzlies in quarters

CONTROVERSY DERAILS GRIZZLIES IN QUARTERS | One handball that wasn’t one. One that might have been 50/50. Another that was completely missed....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2019

NLR ends Lady Bears’ season in 6A quarterfinals

NLR ENDS LADY BEARS’ SEASON IN 6A QUARTERFINALS | On Thursday, the Northside Lady Bears put together a stirring late-inning comeback to eventually wi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/11/2019

Lady Bears claw back, win in extras in opening round at state tourney

LADY BEARS CLAW BACK, WIN IN EXTRAS IN OPENING ROUND AT STATE TOURNEY | Northside trailed for the first time in Thursday’s opening round of the 6A state softball tournamen...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2019

Lady Bears’ Gilkey grateful for chance to play at state tourney

LADY BEARS’ GILKEY GRATEFUL FOR CHANCE TO PLAY AT STATE TOURNEY | For the next three nights following Northside’s win in its regular-season finale, senior Kaitlyn Gil...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/9/2019

Northside comeback stuns SHS

NORTHSIDE COMEBACK STUNS SHS | One nightmare ended Monday afternoon. Another one finished off the season with something to build on...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/7/2019

Northside wraps up regular season with win at Southside

NORTHSIDE WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON WITH WIN AT SOUTHSIDE | Four pitches into Monday’s regular-season finale between Northside and Southside, the Lady Bears too...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2019

Lady Bears top Mavs, 1-0, now wait

LADY BEARS TOP MAVS, 1-0, NOW WAIT | The Northside Lady Bears went into Friday’s match with Southside knowing they needed two things to h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/4/2019

Northside teams still have plenty to play for

NORTHSIDE TEAMS STILL HAVE PLENTY TO PLAY FOR | The streaking Northside Grizzlies have won five straight games and 9 of 10. But they still have p...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/2/2019

Championship pride fuels Northside’s Paredes

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIDE FUELS NORTHSIDE’S PAREDES | One word was all Luis Paredes needed when asked why he believes the Northside Grizzlies can repeat a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/1/2019

Cabot 7, Northside 2

CABOT 7, NORTHSIDE 2 | The Cabot Panthers scored three times in the sixth inning to snap a late tie with Northside. The ...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Red-hot Grizzlies win on Senior Night

RED-HOT GRIZZLIES WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT | On Northside’s Senior Day, all five of the Grizzlies’ goals came from underclassmen. Although tha...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/30/2019

Cabot 10, Northside 0

CABOT 10, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were defeated in their home finale as Cabot scored two runs in each of the first two ...

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STAFF | 4/30/2019

N. Little Rock 9, Northside 6

N. LITTLE ROCK 9, NORTHSIDE 6 | The Lady Bears led 4-2 in the top of the third, but North Little Rock scored five in its half of the...

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STAFF | 4/27/2019

Surging Grizzlies hold off Conway, 2-1

SURGING GRIZZLIES HOLD OFF CONWAY, 2-1 | With some new faces to the roster, it took the Northside Grizzlies soccer team a while to get going....

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2019

Northside football standout Washington making things happen on the track, too

NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL STANDOUT WASHINGTON MAKING THINGS HAPPEN ON THE TRACK, TOO | Greg Washington’s original plan was to use the current track season as a means of staying in shape t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/21/2019

Northside’s Knauls claims three gold medals at McDonald’s Relays

NORTHSIDE’S KNAULS CLAIMS THREE GOLD MEDALS AT MCDONALD’S RELAYS | Northside junior Tamia Knauls has already experienced the thrill of victory this year. She was a ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/19/2019

Lady Bears record 6A-Central win at MSM

LADY BEARS RECORD 6A-CENTRAL WIN AT MSM | Northside knew it couldn’t dwell on a missed opportunity to sweep a 6A-Central doubleheader Tuesday ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/18/2019

Lady Bears split doubleheader with LR Central

LADY BEARS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH LR CENTRAL | For the first four innings of the opening game of Tuesday’s 6A-Central doubleheader, Northside’s bat...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/17/2019

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Central 4, Northside 0

CENTRAL 4, NORTHSIDE 0 | Javii Goins drove in two runs and the Little Rock Central Tigers defeated Northside, 4-0, in 6A-Cent...

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STAFF | 4/16/2019

Greg Washington and Tyriq Adams went one (43-3½) and two (43-0½) in the triple jump

GREG WASHINGTON AND TYRIQ ADAMS WENT ONE (43-3½) AND TWO (43-0½) IN THE TRIPLE JUMP | Greg Washington and Tyriq Adams went one (43-3½) and two (43-0½) in the triple jumpr and the duo fin...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/15/2019

NHS coach a father figure to his athletes

NHS COACH A FATHER FIGURE TO HIS ATHLETES | Jeff Lewis had the look of a proud parent on Thursday. Lewis, who coaches cross country and girls...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/15/2019

Bryant 7, Northside 0

BRYANT 7, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Grizzlies dropped a 6A-Central doubleheader to No. 1 Bryant on Friday. Senior Logan Grant str...

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STAFF | 4/14/2019

Van Buren posts win at NHS

VAN BUREN POSTS WIN AT NHS | Van Buren continued its recent winning streak on Thursday. A three-RBI home run off the bat of Ja...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/12/2019

Four NHS runners sign with Ozarks

FOUR NHS RUNNERS SIGN WITH OZARKS | Four Northside cross country runners will continue to be teammates in college. On Thursday, Kenny...

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STAFF | 4/12/2019

Two NHS Lady Bears sign with colleges

TWO NHS LADY BEARS SIGN WITH COLLEGES | Two members of the Northside Lady Bears’ 6A state championship basketball squad signed to continue t...

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STAFF | 4/12/2019

Northside gets much-needed win over rival

NORTHSIDE GETS MUCH-NEEDED WIN OVER RIVAL | A frustrating first half of 6A-Central play for the Northside Lady Bears ended on a good note Tuesda...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2019

O’Neal’s grit, Sanders’ bat lift Northside

O’NEAL’S GRIT, SANDERS’ BAT LIFT NORTHSIDE | Northside coach Brian Fry said he’s going to ride Donte O’Neal as long as he could. For nearly fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2019

Cabot 7, Northside 6

CABOT 7, NORTHSIDE 6 | For the second time in 6A-Central play this season, the Lady Bears were defeated on the road by a tw...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Lady Bears rally; Grizzlies beginning to heat up in 6A-Central

LADY BEARS RALLY; GRIZZLIES BEGINNING TO HEAT UP IN 6A-CENTRAL | Kaitlyn Gilkey had one of those goals you had to see to believe Tuesday night. “We were able to g...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/4/2019

NHS Grizzlies fall at home to NLR

NHS GRIZZLIES FALL AT HOME TO NLR | A four-run top of the first gave North Little Rock pitcher Grant Shahan room to work in Tuesday’s 6A...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/3/2019

N. Little Rock 10, Northside 1

N. LITTLE ROCK 10, NORTHSIDE 1 | The Lady Bears dropped a 6A-Central home game Tuesday to North Little Rock, which scored in each of ...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

Teague learns several new things, including hitting, after coming to Lady Bears

TEAGUE LEARNS SEVERAL NEW THINGS, INCLUDING HITTING, AFTER COMING TO LADY BEARS | There were quite a few adjustments Northside softball player Shanoe Teague had to make going into he...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/31/2019

Track Notebook

TRACK NOTEBOOK | Tamia Knauls won the girls 100 meters (12.95) at the Tiger Relays, helping the Lady Bears to a secon...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2019

Russellville 8, Northside 5

RUSSELLVILLE 8, NORTHSIDE 5 | The Russellville Cyclones scored three runs in the sixth inning Thursday for an 8-5 win over the Nor...

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STAFF | 3/29/2019

The Grizzlies dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the 6A-Central

THE GRIZZLIES DROPPED TO 2-10 OVERALL AND 1-2 IN THE 6A-CENTRAL | The Grizzlies dropped to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the 6A-Central following Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Cath...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2019

Lady Bears get 6A-Central run-rule win at home

LADY BEARS GET 6A-CENTRAL RUN-RULE WIN AT HOME | Two weeks ago, Northside pitcher Cailin Massey and the Lady Bears suffered a tough-luck defeat to Br...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/27/2019

NHS Lady Bears win final game in Florida

NHS LADY BEARS WIN FINAL GAME IN FLORIDA | Behind a five-RBI performance from Hannah Entrekin, including a grand slam home run, the Northside L...

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STAFF | 3/24/2019

Milan, Tenn. 13, Northside 5

MILAN, TENN. 13, NORTHSIDE 5 | Nick White drove in four runs to lead Milan, Tenn., to a 13-5 win over Northside on Friday at the LH...

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STAFF | 3/23/2019

Union City, Tenn. 4, Northside 0

UNION CITY, TENN. 4, NORTHSIDE 0 | Senior Tyler Walton struck out eight and pitched around four walks while throwing a seven-inning no-...

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STAFF | 3/22/2019

 Lady Bears, Grizzlies still trying to find right combinations

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES STILL TRYING TO FIND RIGHT COMBINATIONS | orthside girls soccer coach Maciel Mauricio is still tweaking his roster. But the team was able t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

The Lady Bears began a tournament at the Disney World Wide World of Sports

THE LADY BEARS BEGAN A TOURNAMENT AT THE DISNEY WORLD WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS | The Lady Bears began a tournament at the Disney World Wide World of Sports complex in Florida on Tue...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/21/2019

Grizzlies’ 5-3 win over Little Rock Central

GRIZZLIES’ 5-3 WIN OVER LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL | Luke Rotert snapped a 3-3 tie with a go-ahead RBI single last week in the Grizzlies’ 5-3 win over Li...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

Lady Bears, Grizzlies sweep Central

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES SWEEP CENTRAL | Northside’s girls and boys soccer teams took a pair from Little Rock Central on Thursday night in 6A...

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STAFF | 3/16/2019

Northside’s Smith to coach in Jordan Brand Classic

NORTHSIDE’S SMITH TO COACH IN JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC | On the heels of winning another state championship for Northside Lady Bears basketball, coach Rickey...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/14/2019

NHS drops opener to Bryant

NHS DROPS OPENER TO BRYANT | Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel spent a little extra time with his team following Tuesday’s 6...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/13/2019

Lady Bears edged by Bryant in 6A-Central opener

LADY BEARS EDGED BY BRYANT IN 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | A pitching duel between Northside and Bryant was decided by the winning pitcher — at the plate. G...

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STAFF | 3/13/2019

Grizzlies cap remarkable run through state with 6A title, 44-41

GRIZZLIES CAP REMARKABLE RUN THROUGH STATE WITH 6A TITLE, 44-41 | A shot from half-court to end the first half was the difference in Friday’s 6A boys championship gam...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2019

Wolfenbarger’s game-winning shot caps wild comeback as Lady Bears claim 7th state title

WOLFENBARGER’S GAME-WINNING SHOT CAPS WILD COMEBACK AS LADY BEARS CLAIM 7TH STATE TITLE | Last weekend, the Northside Lady Bears capped an improbable comeback with a triple-overtime win in t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2019

Birdville (Texas) 13, Northside 5

BIRDVILLE (TEXAS) 13, NORTHSIDE 5 | The Northside Grizzlies dropped a 13-5 decision to Birdville (Texas) Friday. Northside took a 5-0...

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STAFF | 3/9/2019

Lady Bears’ Bershers returns to Hot Springs seeking state title

LADY BEARS’ BERSHERS RETURNS TO HOT SPRINGS SEEKING STATE TITLE | Sara Bershers vividly remembers going to Hot Springs with her father Mike to watch the state champio...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/8/2019

Lady Bears, Grizzlies chase 6A state titles in Hot Springs

LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES CHASE 6A STATE TITLES IN HOT SPRINGS | Northside Lady Bears coach Rickey Smith said it just seemed natural that his team is matched up with...

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STAFF | 3/8/2019

 Confidence grows for NHS guard as he helps Grizzlies return to title game

CONFIDENCE GROWS FOR NHS GUARD AS HE HELPS GRIZZLIES RETURN TO TITLE GAME | Northside senior point guard Jermualle Norwood vividly remembers two years ago when the Grizzlies wo...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/5/2019

NHS to play 6A title games on Friday

NHS TO PLAY 6A TITLE GAMES ON FRIDAY | Northside’s basketball teams will be attempting to win state championships Friday afternoon in Hot S...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2019

Basketball isn’t only passion for veteran NHS girls assistant coaches

BASKETBALL ISN’T ONLY PASSION FOR VETERAN NHS GIRLS ASSISTANT COACHES | They’ve each coached basketball for more than 30 years and have experienced state championship succe...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2019

Lady Bears reach 6A title game after outlasting Fayetteville in 3 OT’s; Grizzlies reach 3rd straight title game

LADY BEARS REACH 6A TITLE GAME AFTER OUTLASTING FAYETTEVILLE IN 3 OT’S; GRIZZLIES REACH 3RD STRAIGHT TITLE GAME | In the hallway after their 6A semifinal game Saturday, several Northside Lady Bears were applying ic...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/3/2019

Maciel, Grizzlies reboot for 2019

MACIEL, GRIZZLIES REBOOT FOR 2019 | Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel doesn’t expect to pick up where the Grizzlies left off in 201...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/3/2019

NHS Grizzlies return to final four after fourth win against Fayetteville over two seasons

NHS GRIZZLIES RETURN TO FINAL FOUR AFTER FOURTH WIN AGAINST FAYETTEVILLE OVER TWO SEASONS | Once again, the Northside Grizzlies got the better of Fayetteville. For the fourth time in the past...

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STAFF | 3/2/2019

NHS Lady Bears advance to 6A semifinals

NHS LADY BEARS ADVANCE TO 6A SEMIFINALS | When 6A-Central foes Northside and Bryant played in the regular season, the Lady Bears led big early...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/1/2019

NHS Grizzlies survive first-round 6A game

NHS GRIZZLIES SURVIVE FIRST-ROUND 6A GAME | big second half from Northside’s frontcourt allowed the Grizzlies to move on in the 6A State Tourna...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/28/2019

Northside’s Douglas goes for three state titles with three different teams

NORTHSIDE’S DOUGLAS GOES FOR THREE STATE TITLES WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS | Tiya Douglas doesn’t wear her state championship rings she won as a sophomore and junior. Her tea...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/28/2019

Grizzlies’ Releford adds defense to his offense

GRIZZLIES’ RELEFORD ADDS DEFENSE TO HIS OFFENSE | Offense has long been a part of Javion Releford’s game, as the Northside senior guard is the team’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/27/2019

NHS punctuates solid regular season with sweep

NHS PUNCTUATES SOLID REGULAR SEASON WITH SWEEP | Last season, the Northside Lady Bears were involved in a three-way tie for the conference championsh...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/25/2019

NHS teams win season openers

NHS TEAMS WIN SEASON OPENERS | Defending 7A boys soccer state champion Northside began its quest to win a 6A state title on Thursda...

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STAFF | 2/23/2019

Rivals meet to close chapter on regular season

RIVALS MEET TO CLOSE CHAPTER ON REGULAR SEASON | There will be no seeding or state tournament implications in the latest edition of “The Battle of Ro...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/22/2019

NHS Lady Bears bounce back with win on Senior Night

NHS LADY BEARS BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT | It was not an enjoyable weekend for the Northside Lady Bears on the heels of suffering their first l...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/20/2019

NHS boys seek to finish strong in final week of regular season

NHS BOYS SEEK TO FINISH STRONG IN FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON | Northside’s Grizzlies let a golden opportunity slip through their fingers last Friday with a tough o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/19/2019

NLR upsets No. 1 ranked Lady Bears in OT

NLR UPSETS NO. 1 RANKED LADY BEARS IN OT | North Little Rock halted the Northside Lady Bears’ quest for a perfect season as the Lady Charging W...

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STAFF | 2/17/2019

Northside faces pivotal trip to NLR

NORTHSIDE FACES PIVOTAL TRIP TO NLR | Northside’s Grizzlies were able to survive a late Conway rally, which included a game-ending shot fr...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Northside’s Gilkey signs with Hendrix

NORTHSIDE’S GILKEY SIGNS WITH HENDRIX | Northside soccer player Kaitlyn Gilkey signed to play at the college level with Hendrix College in C...

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STAFF | 2/14/2019

No. 1 NHS Lady Bears take control of 6A-Central with decisive win vs. No. 2 Conway

NO. 1 NHS LADY BEARS TAKE CONTROL OF 6A-CENTRAL WITH DECISIVE WIN VS. NO. 2 CONWAY | Just mere seconds into Tuesday’s 6A-Central showdown, the Northside Lady Bears delivered an early kn...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/13/2019

Northside’s Duangdara claims 6A-Central bowling title

NORTHSIDE’S DUANGDARA CLAIMS 6A-CENTRAL BOWLING TITLE | Despite winning the 6A-Central individual bowling championship last week, Northside senior bowler An...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

NHS Lady Bears face Conway in 1 vs. 2 showdown

NHS LADY BEARS FACE CONWAY IN 1 VS. 2 SHOWDOWN | On Tuesday night, the Northside Lady Bears can take a huge step toward securing the 6A-Central champ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

For Grizzlies’ Burnett, coaching path set in motion thanks to college tutor

FOR GRIZZLIES’ BURNETT, COACHING PATH SET IN MOTION THANKS TO COLLEGE TUTOR | Every time someone told him no, a little piece of Eric Burnett died. But flunking out of college ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/11/2019

NHS teams get sweep in Little Rock

NHS TEAMS GET SWEEP IN LITTLE ROCK | The Northside Grizzlies gained a measure of revenge against Little Rock Catholic on Friday night, as...

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STAFF | 2/11/2019

Grizzlies  journey to Little Rock to face the Rockets

GRIZZLIES JOURNEY TO LITTLE ROCK TO FACE THE ROCKETS | When the Grizzlies finally had their first game of the season at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse on Jan....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/8/2019

Six Grizzlies sign letters of intent; Hanna to walk-on at U

SIX GRIZZLIES SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT; HANNA TO WALK-ON AT U | A pair of former Fort Smith high school standouts from rival high schools will become college teamma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR AND BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2019

NHS Grizzlies finally get a win at home

NHS GRIZZLIES FINALLY GET A WIN AT HOME | At long last, the Northside Grizzlies were able to get a win on their home court. The Grizzlies l...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/6/2019

NHS teams at home once again to face LR Central

NHS TEAMS AT HOME ONCE AGAIN TO FACE LR CENTRAL | On Friday, the Northside Lady Bears improved their overall record to 20-0. For Northside coach Ri...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/5/2019

NHS girls improve to 20-0 after holding off Bryant

NHS GIRLS IMPROVE TO 20-0 AFTER HOLDING OFF BRYANT | t definitely wasn’t pretty, but the final result was similar to the other games the Northside Lady B...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/2/2019

Mays brings defensive attitude to undefeated Lady Bears

MAYS BRINGS DEFENSIVE ATTITUDE TO UNDEFEATED LADY BEARS | On an undefeated and nationally ranked team like the Northside Lady Bears, there are players who kno...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

Lady Bears focus on playing ‘complete game’

LADY BEARS FOCUS ON PLAYING ‘COMPLETE GAME’ | orthside’s Lady Bears have enjoyed a tremendous season so far. The scary part, though, for both L...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

NHS Lady Bears get well-deserved break

NHS LADY BEARS GET WELL-DESERVED BREAK | Ordinarily, as a creature of habit, Northside girls coach Rickey Smith would prefer not to have his ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/29/2019

NHS sweeps SHS at UAFS

NHS SWEEPS SHS AT UAFS | Northside senior Anthony Travis set the tone for how things were going to be in the Grizzlies’ game ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/26/2019

Northside bounces back with road win

NORTHSIDE BOUNCES BACK WITH ROAD WIN | Going into Tuesday’s game at Cabot, the Northside Grizzlies were in dire need of a turnaround. Th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/25/2019

NHS teams sweep Cabot

NHS TEAMS SWEEP CABOT | The Northside Lady Bears improved to 18-0 on the season as they rolled to a 59-28 road win at Cabot ...

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STAFF | 1/23/2019

Lady Bears head to Cabot boasting 5-0 league mark

LADY BEARS HEAD TO CABOT BOASTING 5-0 LEAGUE MARK | Northside coach Rickey Smith was relieved to have survived last week’s tough two-game slate with Con...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/22/2019

Female wrestlers at Northside learning to hold their own

FEMALE WRESTLERS AT NORTHSIDE LEARNING TO HOLD THEIR OWN | In five years of overseeing Northside’s wrestling program, the Grizzlies’ coach, Shawn Shaffer, look...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/21/2019

Lady Bears keep rolling, knock off NLR

LADY BEARS KEEP ROLLING, KNOCK OFF NLR | Rickey Smith knew Daryl Fimple’s North Little Rock Charging Wildcats wouldn’t be easy. He couldn’...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/19/2019

Lady Bears expect tough battle with North Little Rock

LADY BEARS EXPECT TOUGH BATTLE WITH NORTH LITTLE ROCK | You don’t have to remind the Northside Lady Bears who is coming to Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/18/2019

Northside boys fall by one on the road

NORTHSIDE BOYS FALL BY ONE ON THE ROAD | The Northside Grizzlies started off strong Tuesday night in Conway, scoring the game’s first 13 poin...

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STAFF | 1/17/2019

Undefeated Lady Bears get big win in Conway

UNDEFEATED LADY BEARS GET BIG WIN IN CONWAY | The Northside Lady Bears passed a huge early test in 6A-Central play on Tuesday. Behind 27 points...

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STAFF | 1/16/2019

A pivotal week of games for the Northside Lady Bears begins on Tuesday

A PIVOTAL WEEK OF GAMES FOR THE NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS BEGINS ON TUESDAY | That’s when the Lady Bears (15-0, 3-0) travel to Conway to take on a highly ranked Lady Wampus Cat s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/16/2019

Catholic spoils Grizzlies’ home opener

CATHOLIC SPOILS GRIZZLIES’ HOME OPENER | Fresh off of a 2-0 start in 6A-Central play, the Northside Grizzlies couldn’t wait to play their fir...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/12/2019

Grizzlies rolling without Joe

GRIZZLIES ROLLING WITHOUT JOE | When four-star guard Isaiah Joe graduated and took his game to Arkansas, a lot of people thought the...

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CHIP SOUZA | 1/11/2019

Gordon’s 3 lifts Grizzlies to road win

GORDON’S 3 LIFTS GRIZZLIES TO ROAD WIN | Noah Gordon misfired on each of his first five 3-point attempts Tuesday. On his sixth and final t...

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STAFF | 1/10/2019

NHS center has big game in Grizzlies’ 6A-Central opener

NHS CENTER HAS BIG GAME IN GRIZZLIES’ 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | n Northside’s previous game against Bryant, Jaylin Williams felt helpless at the end. He was forc...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

NHS boys get revenge in conference opener

NHS BOYS GET REVENGE IN CONFERENCE OPENER | there was a silver lining to Northside’s loss to Bryant at the recent Coca-Cola Classic, it’s that ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/8/2019

NHS teams sweep 6A-Central opener at Bryant

NHS TEAMS SWEEP 6A-CENTRAL OPENER AT BRYANT | A week after losing on a shot at the buzzer, the Northside Grizzlies got revenge on Friday. The G...

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STAFF | 1/6/2019

Conference play starts for NHS

CONFERENCE PLAY STARTS FOR NHS | A buzzer-beating shot kept Northside from getting to play in the title game of last week’s Coca-Cola...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

Former NHS standout part of a bowl champion at Minnesota

FORMER NHS STANDOUT PART OF A BOWL CHAMPION AT MINNESOTA | Northside defensive coordinator Felix Curry was among those who felt a sense of pride watching one o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

NHS bounces back to take third place at Coke Classic

NHS BOUNCES BACK TO TAKE THIRD PLACE AT COKE CLASSIC | Northside coach Eric Burnett admitted having a tough time getting to sleep following Friday night’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

NHS girls roll to Pink and White championship

NHS GIRLS ROLL TO PINK AND WHITE CHAMPIONSHIP | The Northside Lady Bears completed a dominating four days at the Pink and White Classic tournament i...

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STAFF | 12/30/2018

Grizzlies fall in Coke semis on buzzer-beater

GRIZZLIES FALL IN COKE SEMIS ON BUZZER-BEATER | Down seven entering the final minute of Friday’s Coca-Cola Classic semifinals, the Northside Grizzli...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

NHS Grizzlies roll in Coke Classic opener

NHS GRIZZLIES ROLL IN COKE CLASSIC OPENER | Playing for the first time this season in front of their hometown crowd, the Northside Grizzlies put...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

NHS Lady Bears improve to 10-0 with win

NHS LADY BEARS IMPROVE TO 10-0 WITH WIN | The Northside Lady Bears raised their record to 10-0 after a 63-39 win Thursday against Skyline (Mo....

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STAFF | 12/28/2018

Foot disability doesn’t stop Northside’s Edwards from wrestling

FOOT DISABILITY DOESN’T STOP NORTHSIDE’S EDWARDS FROM WRESTLING | Despite competing for less than two years, Northside senior Brenden Edwards has taken to the sport o...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/27/2018

NHS Lady Bears fend off late Greenwood rally to stay perfect on season

NHS LADY BEARS FEND OFF LATE GREENWOOD RALLY TO STAY PERFECT ON SEASON | In the opening quarter of Thursday’s game, the Northside Lady Bears couldn’t miss a shot. The nex...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/21/2018

Northside boys win big against Pointers

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN BIG AGAINST POINTERS | The Northside Grizzlies bounced back from a tough loss to West Memphis on Friday with a win on Satur...

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STAFF | 12/16/2018

NHS girls remain undefeated with road win

NHS GIRLS REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH ROAD WIN | Four players each had 12 points as the Northside Lady Bears remained undefeated on the season follow...

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STAFF | 12/15/2018

Wolfenbarger helps keep No. 1 ranked Lady Bears unbeaten

WOLFENBARGER HELPS KEEP NO. 1 RANKED LADY BEARS UNBEATEN | There were some big plays made by Northside sophomore point guard Jersey Wolfenbarger at last week’s...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/11/2018

NHS boys claim fifth place at Missouri tourney

NHS BOYS CLAIM FIFTH PLACE AT MISSOURI TOURNEY | The Northside Grizzlies placed fifth at this weekend’s Blue Springs (Mo.) Tournament after posting a...

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STAFF | 12/9/2018

Lady Bears dig deep, fend off Moore, 57-53

LADY BEARS DIG DEEP, FEND OFF MOORE, 57-53 | After starting the season by posting five generally dominating wins, it was time for the Northside L...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

NHS boys bounce back with win on Friday

NHS BOYS BOUNCE BACK WITH WIN ON FRIDAY | After dropping the opening-round game at the Blue Springs (Mo.) Tournament on Thursday, the Northsid...

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STAFF | 12/8/2018

NHS Lady Bears roll in second half to big win to begin ToC

NHS LADY BEARS ROLL IN SECOND HALF TO BIG WIN TO BEGIN TOC | A late second-quarter outbreak of points gave the Northside Lady Bears some breathing room at halfti...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

NHS Lady Bears repeat as Great 8 champs

NHS LADY BEARS REPEAT AS GREAT 8 CHAMPS | For the second straight season, the Northside Lady Bears claimed the championship of the Great 8 Cla...

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STAFF | 12/2/2018

NHS Lady Bears, Grizzlies pick up two straight wins to begin tourneys

NHS LADY BEARS, GRIZZLIES PICK UP TWO STRAIGHT WINS TO BEGIN TOURNEYS | The Northside Lady Bears will get the chance to win their second straight Great 8 Classic tournament...

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

Files highlight BOP tennis list

FILES HIGHLIGHT BOP TENNIS LIST | t was another outstanding season for a pair of area girls tennis players, Northside’s Kate Files and...

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STAFF | 11/25/2018

Bryant ends NHS Grizzlies’ season in 7A semifinals

BRYANT ENDS NHS GRIZZLIES’ SEASON IN 7A SEMIFINALS | In the first half of Friday’s 7A semifinal, Northside’s defense forced Bryant to punt the ball five ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/24/2018

NHS returns to Bryant with bigger things at stake

NHS RETURNS TO BRYANT WITH BIGGER THINGS AT STAKE | Friday’s forecast for the 7A semifinal between Northside and Bryant calls for a 90 percent chance of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2018

Rone a force up front for Grizzlies

RONE A FORCE UP FRONT FOR GRIZZLIES | Raytel Rone won’t be sleeping in on Thanksgiving Day. At 9 a.m., Rone and his Northside teammates...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/22/2018

Smith earns 600th win at NHS in Lady Bears’ season opener

SMITH EARNS 600TH WIN AT NHS IN LADY BEARS’ SEASON OPENER | Northside girls basketball coach Rickey Smith achieved two milestones in the Lady Bears’ season open...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

Northside clears quarterfinal hurdle, on to 7A semis

NORTHSIDE CLEARS QUARTERFINAL HURDLE, ON TO 7A SEMIS | Indeed, the third time was the charm for the Northside Grizzlies last week. After having lost in ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

NHS LB turns in phenomenal defensive performance in Grizzlies’ playoff win

NHS LB TURNS IN PHENOMENAL DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE IN GRIZZLIES’ PLAYOFF WIN | In just his second season of playing football, Northside linebacker Anthony “Boo” Travis continues t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

Northside’s Bershers signs with UT-Rio Grande Valley

NORTHSIDE’S BERSHERS SIGNS WITH UT-RIO GRANDE VALLEY | Sara Bershers’ original intention was to attend college and play basketball closer to home. Howev...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

Grizzlies make third straight 7A quarterfinals appearance

GRIZZLIES MAKE THIRD STRAIGHT 7A QUARTERFINALS APPEARANCE | The Grizzlies were able to shut down a solid Van Buren offensive attack in a 35-0 win at Mayo-Thomps...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

NHS girls prepare for upcoming season with benefit against Howe

NHS GIRLS PREPARE FOR UPCOMING SEASON WITH BENEFIT AGAINST HOWE | Among the things Northside coach Rickey Smith likes about his squad entering a new season, balance a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/14/2018

 NHS rolls past Van Buren in 7A playoffs

NHS ROLLS PAST VAN BUREN IN 7A PLAYOFFS | Three plays into Friday’s 7A opening-round playoff against Van Buren, Northside came up aces both de...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/10/2018

VB, NHS set for rematch to begin 7A playoffs

VB, NHS SET FOR REMATCH TO BEGIN 7A PLAYOFFS | When Van Buren and Northside squared off in early September, it seemed as if a postseason rematch wa...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/9/2018

Northside’s Wise bounces back with big win against SHS; eyeing deeper playoff run

NORTHSIDE’S WISE BOUNCES BACK WITH BIG WIN AGAINST SHS; EYEING DEEPER PLAYOFF RUN | Contrary to popular belief, Northside senior quarterback Derrick Wise didn’t pick up his nickname “D...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/8/2018

NHS turns in “solid” performance in win against archrival

NHS TURNS IN “SOLID” PERFORMANCE IN WIN AGAINST ARCHRIVAL | Sitting on the desk in the office of Northside coach Mike Falleur was the trophy awarded to the winn...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/7/2018

NHS makes it three straight against city rival, 23-13

NHS MAKES IT THREE STRAIGHT AGAINST CITY RIVAL, 23-13 | Though they scored a second-quarter touchdown, the Northside Grizzlies were still trying to find an ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/5/2018

Home playoff at stake in latest renewal of ‘Battle of Rogers Avenue’

HOME PLAYOFF AT STAKE IN LATEST RENEWAL OF ‘BATTLE OF ROGERS AVENUE’ | A conference championship won’t be at stake when Southside and Northside renew the annual “Battle of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

NHS falls to Cabot

NHS FALLS TO CABOT | Northside dropped its third straight game as the Grizzlies were defeated at Cabot, 35-23, in 7A-Cent...

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STAFF | 10/28/2018

NHS senior safety brings out big hits

NHS SENIOR SAFETY BRINGS OUT BIG HITS | Greg Washington may be the undisputed vocal leader on the Northside defense. The senior safety’s ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Three inducted into NHS Hall of Honor

THREE INDUCTED INTO NHS HALL OF HONOR | Three individuals were part of the newest class of inductees into the Northside High School Hall of ...

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STAFF | 10/21/2018

No. 1 NLR runs past Grizzlies, 40-3

NO. 1 NLR RUNS PAST GRIZZLIES, 40-3 | Even though the rain stopped during the first half at Mayo-Thompson Stadium, points continued to pou...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/20/2018

NHS welcomes in No. 1 ranked NLR

NHS WELCOMES IN NO. 1 RANKED NLR | Last week was a tough one for Northside, which was unable to hang on to a 21-7 second-half lead in a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/19/2018

Conway rallies to defeat NHS

CONWAY RALLIES TO DEFEAT NHS | Things were looking good for Northside early in the second half as the Grizzlies built a 21-7 lead o...

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STAFF | 10/14/2018

Northside’s Adkins enjoys moving the opposition on the line

NORTHSIDE’S ADKINS ENJOYS MOVING THE OPPOSITION ON THE LINE | Northside’s Josh Adkins doesn’t mind being aggressive on the football field. Adkins, the Grizzlie...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/12/2018

Defense helps set tone in Northside’s home win

DEFENSE HELPS SET TONE IN NORTHSIDE’S HOME WIN | Northside’s offense certainly did its part in last week’s 40-14 win at Mayo-Thompson Stadium against...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/10/2018

NHS picks up big home win against Catholic

NHS PICKS UP BIG HOME WIN AGAINST CATHOLIC | Northside was more than ready to get back to Mayo-Thompson Stadium following a five-week absence. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/6/2018

Lady Wampus Cats too much for Lady Bears at home

LADY WAMPUS CATS TOO MUCH FOR LADY BEARS AT HOME | Northside coach Matt Waack feels like his Lady Bears are on the verge of competing with the elite te...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/5/2018

Home at last, NHS to face LR Catholic

HOME AT LAST, NHS TO FACE LR CATHOLIC | A bye week, weather issues, a rain-shortened loss and a much-needed win. That all happened in the...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/5/2018

Northside’s Files claims 6A-Central singles title

NORTHSIDE’S FILES CLAIMS 6A-CENTRAL SINGLES TITLE | After mainly dominating her foes all season long, things didn’t come quite as easy for Northside’s K...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/3/2018

Northside picks up conference road win

NORTHSIDE PICKS UP CONFERENCE ROAD WIN | Northside picked up a big 6A-Central road win at Mount St. Mary on Tuesday, as the Lady Bears won in...

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STAFF | 10/3/2018

Northside’s McDougal makes emphatic return to state

NORTHSIDE’S MCDOUGAL MAKES EMPHATIC RETURN TO STATE | Northside’s Addison McDougal originally preferred playing soccer over tennis. “I played tennis pr...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/2/2018

NHS survives Bryant in five sets

NHS SURVIVES BRYANT IN FIVE SETS | Northside appeared to be on its way to a home sweep after the Lady Bears took the first two sets Tue...

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STAFF | 10/1/2018

Northside bounces back with win at LR Central

NORTHSIDE BOUNCES BACK WITH WIN AT LR CENTRAL | Coming off their rain-shortened loss to Bryant last week, the Northside Grizzlies could not afford t...

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STAFF | 9/30/2018

Grizzlies’ Adams transitions smoothly to cornerback

GRIZZLIES’ ADAMS TRANSITIONS SMOOTHLY TO CORNERBACK | Most of the time, passes aren’t thrown in the direction of Northside cornerback Tyriq Adams. When...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/28/2018

NHS tennis teams prepare for 6A-Central tournament

NHS TENNIS TEAMS PREPARE FOR 6A-CENTRAL TOURNAMENT | Northside and Southside’s tennis players got a sneak preview of the surroundings for next week’s 6A-...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

NHS coach moves on from rain-shortened loss

NHS COACH MOVES ON FROM RAIN-SHORTENED LOSS | It was not the scenario Northside envisioned in its highly anticipated 7A-Central opener last week a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

Lady Bears happy to finally be off the road

LADY BEARS HAPPY TO FINALLY BE OFF THE ROAD | A cozy home schedule down the stretch may help the Northside Lady Bears as they head for the 6A-Cent...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/25/2018

NHS falls to Bryant in rain-shortened game

NHS FALLS TO BRYANT IN RAIN-SHORTENED GAME | Northside suffered its first loss of the season on Friday in a game which didn’t even make it to hal...

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STAFF | 9/23/2018

 Grizzly tailback packs plenty of toughness

GRIZZLY TAILBACK PACKS PLENTY OF TOUGHNESS | He may not look like your prototypical running back. Eli Bolton goes 5-foot-7 and weighs 150 poun...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/21/2018

NHS posts conference road win at Cabot

NHS POSTS CONFERENCE ROAD WIN AT CABOT | The Northside Lady Bears came away with a four-set win on the road at Cabot in 6A-Central action on ...

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STAFF | 9/20/2018

Northside’s Hindley picking up pace as cross country runner

NORTHSIDE’S HINDLEY PICKING UP PACE AS CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER | It’s not how you start, so the saying goes, but where you end up. Braeden Hindley’s cross country...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/19/2018

NLR 3, Northside 0

NLR 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were swept at home Thursday in 7A-Central action to North Little Rock, 26-24, 25-14, ...

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STAFF | 9/17/2018

NHS QB did it all in win against Van Buren last week

NHS QB DID IT ALL IN WIN AGAINST VAN BUREN LAST WEEK | Northside senior quarterback Derrick “Deuce” Wise did a little bit of everything in last week’s game...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/12/2018

Conway 3, Northside 0

CONWAY 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears suffered their first 6A-Central defeat on Tuesday with a three-set loss to Conway (25...

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STAFF | 9/12/2018

SHS Mavs moving forward to this week’s game

SHS MAVS MOVING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK’S GAME | The old football coaches adage, “teams tend to improve the most between the first and second week of...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/12/2018

Grizzlies’ Hindley wins Fort Smith Invitational

GRIZZLIES’ HINDLEY WINS FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Braeden Hindley didn’t exactly fall out of the sky for coach Jeff Lewis. It only seems that way. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/9/2018

Wise has a big night as Northside moves to 3-0

WISE HAS A BIG NIGHT AS NORTHSIDE MOVES TO 3-0 | Although Northside was able to move the ball offensively in last week’s win against Greenwood, there...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/8/2018

NHS wins home opener; remains tied for first atop 6A-Central

NHS WINS HOME OPENER; REMAINS TIED FOR FIRST ATOP 6A-CENTRAL | It’s still early but the top of the 6A-Central standings already have a Fort Smith flavor. The No...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/7/2018

NHS seek to build off of resounding wins

NHS SEEK TO BUILD OFF OF RESOUNDING WINS | Last week, both Northside and Van Buren registered resounding wins against a pair of area rivals. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/7/2018

Bolton’s big second half lifts Northside to 2-0 start

BOLTON’S BIG SECOND HALF LIFTS NORTHSIDE TO 2-0 START | Northside senior tailback Eli Bolton played sparingly in the Grizzlies’ season opener two weeks ago,...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/5/2018

Northside wins 7A-Central opener on road

NORTHSIDE WINS 7A-CENTRAL OPENER ON ROAD | The Northside Lady Bears won their 7A-Central opener on Thursday, defeating Bryant on the road in fo...

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STAFF | 9/1/2018

Northside Grizzlies grind out big win against Greenwood Bulldogs

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES GRIND OUT BIG WIN AGAINST GREENWOOD BULLDOGS | Whenever Greenwood got within striking distance, Northside seemed to always have an answer. After...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/1/2018

NHS welcomes in new-look Greenwood squad

NHS WELCOMES IN NEW-LOOK GREENWOOD SQUAD | When Greenwood and Northside squared off last season, the Bulldogs clearly had the edge in experienc...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/31/2018

Watching Northside football games from the press box way of life for Blaylock

WATCHING NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL GAMES FROM THE PRESS BOX WAY OF LIFE FOR BLAYLOCK | Watching countless Northside football games from the press box at Mayo-Thompson Stadium has become a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside Grizzlies aiming higher in 2018

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES AIMING HIGHER IN 2018 | An invigorating run to end last season has the Northside Grizzlies thinking they will go even furthe...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside Grizzlies’ returning right tackle poised for even bigger things

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ RETURNING RIGHT TACKLE POISED FOR EVEN BIGGER THINGS | One thing which stands out about Northside senior right tackle Stevie Young might be his long arms. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/26/2018

Northside scores 56 first-half points en route to blowout win

NORTHSIDE SCORES 56 FIRST-HALF POINTS EN ROUTE TO BLOWOUT WIN | Before Northside’s offense could even get onto the field for Friday’s season opener, the Grizzlies w...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/25/2018

Har-Ber 3, Northside 0

HAR-BER 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | Jayci Carpenter and Mackenzie White had 11 kills each to pace Har-Ber to a 25-20, 25-9, 25-14 sweep ...

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STAFF | 8/24/2018

Northside Grizzlies kick off new season on Zero Week

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES KICK OFF NEW SEASON ON ZERO WEEK | On the heels of last season’s unexpected run to the 7A quarterfinals, Northside’s players have anxio...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/24/2018

Northside cornerback Tabut sharpening mind, skills

NORTHSIDE CORNERBACK TABUT SHARPENING MIND, SKILLS | Northside cornerback Elijah Tabut knows he has the physical tools to flourish at that position. O...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/23/2018

Inaugural Zero Week set to kick off in Arkansas

INAUGURAL ZERO WEEK SET TO KICK OFF IN ARKANSAS | Beginning this season, and in just a few more days, kickoff time comes early for several high school...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/19/2018

 Slow-starting Southside Mavs roll past Northside Lady Bears

SLOW-STARTING SOUTHSIDE MAVS ROLL PAST NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There’s no substitute for real volleyball matches. And, though Tuesday’s benefit match between No...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/17/2018

Fort Smith Northside coach pleased with team entering 2018 season

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE COACH PLEASED WITH TEAM ENTERING 2018 SEASON | Northside coach Matt Waack undoubtedly has been pleased with how his Lady Bears have progressed ente...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/15/2018

NHS Grizzlies wrap up another solid week of practice

NHS GRIZZLIES WRAP UP ANOTHER SOLID WEEK OF PRACTICE | Once Northside’s football team returned to campus from their three-day retreat at Fort Chaffee exact...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/11/2018

Northside players learn about trust, accountability at Fort Chaffee retreat

NORTHSIDE PLAYERS LEARN ABOUT TRUST, ACCOUNTABILITY AT FORT CHAFFEE RETREAT | On a typically hot August afternoon, the Northside Grizzlies football team convened, as they have ge...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/5/2018

Healthy Willis a boost for Northside Lady Bears

HEALTHY WILLIS A BOOST FOR NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | An encouraging sign for Northside volleyball coach Matt Waack going into the upcoming season has bee...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/2/2018

Former Northside standout has a hand in guiding several college and NBA players

FORMER NORTHSIDE STANDOUT HAS A HAND IN GUIDING SEVERAL COLLEGE AND NBA PLAYERS | Growing up in Fort Smith, Rodney Perry undoubtedly wanted to be a successful basketball player, whic...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/16/2018

 Northside, Alma square off in summer league action

NORTHSIDE, ALMA SQUARE OFF IN SUMMER LEAGUE ACTION | One thing Alma coach Kevin Edwards wanted to see from his Airedales squad in the extended summer lea...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/13/2018

2018 Northside Grizzlies energized after late-season push

2018 NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES ENERGIZED AFTER LATE-SEASON PUSH | A dose of late-season momentum helped get the Northside Grizzlies through their off-season, includin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/31/2018

Northside’s Green signs with EOSC

NORTHSIDE’S GREEN SIGNS WITH EOSC | Sidney Green was still undecided on a college even after wrapping up her softball career at Northsid...

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STAFF | 5/25/2018

Northside scores early and often as Grizzlies claim 7A championship

NORTHSIDE SCORES EARLY AND OFTEN AS GRIZZLIES CLAIM 7A CHAMPIONSHIP | To reach the 7A championship match, Northside needed a combination of legerdemain and magic in the ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/21/2018

NHS Grizzlies face Rogers for 7A soccer title

NHS GRIZZLIES FACE ROGERS FOR 7A SOCCER TITLE | For the third time in six seasons, the Northside Grizzlies will be playing for a state soccer champi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/18/2018

 Northside’s Forsey contributing to Grizzlies’ postseason run

NORTHSIDE’S FORSEY CONTRIBUTING TO GRIZZLIES’ POSTSEASON RUN | When it comes to his job description playing sweeper, Northside senior Jason Forsey gets right to th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/17/2018

Promise keeper

PROMISE KEEPER | Eric Flores laid out to try and deflect the soccer ball, but he could see quickly that it was out o...

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CHIP SOUZA | 5/16/2018

Flores’ play in goal helps lift Northside into 7A state title game

FLORES’ PLAY IN GOAL HELPS LIFT NORTHSIDE INTO 7A STATE TITLE GAME | Not only was Northside goalkeeper Eric Flores dealing with two tough opponents at the 7A state socce...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/15/2018

State title games set for NHS boys soccer

STATE TITLE GAMES SET FOR NHS BOYS SOCCER | The Arkansas Activities Association officially announced the times for this weekend’s state champion...

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STAFF | 5/14/2018

Forsey, Iturriago lift Northside to finals

FORSEY, ITURRIAGO LIFT NORTHSIDE TO FINALS | Northside keeper Eric Flores had a vision. Saturday, it came true. “This past fall, I was at t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/14/2018

Northside boys win dramatic OT games at 7A tourney

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN DRAMATIC OT GAMES AT 7A TOURNEY | Last season, Northside’s season came to a sudden end with an overtime loss in the 7A quarterfinals,...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Rogers 8, Northside 0

ROGERS 8, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears’ season came to an end in Thursday’s opening round of the 7A State Tournament in Cabo...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Northside Lady Bears fall to Har-Ber, 2-1

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS FALL TO HAR-BER, 2-1 | Anna Ybarra deserved a better fate. So did her gritty teammates. Har-Ber’s Erica Orellana Agui...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2018

Pointers put away Grizzlies, 12-1, in 7A state tourney

POINTERS PUT AWAY GRIZZLIES, 12-1, IN 7A STATE TOURNEY | The Van Buren Pointers counted on three-run innings on Thursday afternoon in their opener of the Cla...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 5/11/2018

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Northside Lady Bears

IT HASN’T BEEN AN EASY SEASON FOR THE NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | It hasn’t been an easy season for the Northside Lady Bears. They have dealt with various injuries...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2018

 NHS runners part of inaugural cross country team at UA-Rich Mountain

NHS RUNNERS PART OF INAUGURAL CROSS COUNTRY TEAM AT UA-RICH MOUNTAIN | Northside cross country runners and twin sisters Marlenne and Miriam Mendez, recently signed letters...

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STAFF | 5/9/2018

Northside assistant girls soccer coach still has a love for the game

NORTHSIDE ASSISTANT GIRLS SOCCER COACH STILL HAS A LOVE FOR THE GAME | Alan Judkins didn’t grow up playing soccer or even cultivating a passion for the sport. Now, he h...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2018

Northside freshman stuns Southside

NORTHSIDE FRESHMAN STUNS SOUTHSIDE | Southside goalie Salomon Amador played the game of his life Friday. For two hours, he fended off one...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Northside Lady Bears rally to win home finale

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS RALLY TO WIN HOME FINALE | On Northside’s Senior Night, it was a freshman who gave the Lady Bears a win. Down to her last st...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/5/2018

Southside Mavs grind out 3-1 win over Northside Lady Bears

SOUTHSIDE MAVS GRIND OUT 3-1 WIN OVER NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS | There are no easy games at Northside’s Mayo-Thompson Stadium. Not for the Southside Mavericks gir...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2018

Flores flourishing as goalkeeper for contending Grizzlies

FLORES FLOURISHING AS GOALKEEPER FOR CONTENDING GRIZZLIES | It has always been a life-long mission for Eric Flores to prove people wrong, to prove that he belon...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/4/2018

Cabot 10, Northside 0

CABOT 10, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears were held to two hits in a 7A-Central loss Tuesday at Cabot. Northside (6-11, 4-9)...

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STAFF | 5/2/2018

Northside earns split of marathon 7A-Central doubleheader

NORTHSIDE EARNS SPLIT OF MARATHON 7A-CENTRAL DOUBLEHEADER | It was a long night of softball Friday night at Northside’s Grizzly Field. Both ends of a 7A-Cent...

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STAFF | 4/29/2018

 Key two-out triple dooms Northside Grizzlies, 9-1

KEY TWO-OUT TRIPLE DOOMS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES, 9-1 | Khaden Washington was a pitch or two from doing to North Little Rock what he did earlier this month....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/28/2018

Hat trick from Mendez fuels Northside Grizzlies’ home win

HAT TRICK FROM MENDEZ FUELS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ HOME WIN | Before Friday, Northside senior forward Luis Mendez had only one career varsity goal. Now, Mendez...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/28/2018

Har-Ber 4, Northside 1

HAR-BER 4, NORTHSIDE 1 | The Hard-Ber Wildcats defeated the Northside Grizzlies, 4-1, Thursday in nonconference play. Josh Jo...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Northside’s Evans inks to play volleyball at Hendrix

NORTHSIDE’S EVANS INKS TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL AT HENDRIX | Former Northside volleyball standout Alexis Evans will continue her playing career. On Thursday, ...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Conway 14, Northside 3

CONWAY 14, NORTHSIDE 3 | Conway broke Northside’s three-game winning streak with a 7A-Central win on Tuesday. Chloe Ray do...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Northside LB signs with Merchant Marine Academy

NORTHSIDE LB SIGNS WITH MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY | Former Northside linebacker Cole Eddins has always expressed an affinity for the ocean, in particula...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Conway 12, Northside 2

CONWAY 12, NORTHSIDE 2 | The Northside Grizzlies suffered a 12-2 loss to Conway on Tuesday in 7A-Central play. Grant Joh...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Northside’s Green determined to make one final trip to state

NORTHSIDE’S GREEN DETERMINED TO MAKE ONE FINAL TRIP TO STATE | Already during her senior year at Northside, Sydney Green has helped the Lady Bear volleyball and ba...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2018

Catholic fights off Northside

CATHOLIC FIGHTS OFF NORTHSIDE | Little Rock Catholic hung on to win another one-run game over Northside on Friday. Catholic follo...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 4/23/2018

Northside athletes sign with college programs

NORTHSIDE ATHLETES SIGN WITH COLLEGE PROGRAMS | A pair of Northside athletes recently signed to continue their respective careers at the next level....

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STAFF | 4/22/2018

Grizzlies’ Maciel seeks consistent play in final weeks

GRIZZLIES’ MACIEL SEEKS CONSISTENT PLAY IN FINAL WEEKS | The Northside Grizzlies dropped a disappointing 3-2 decision to Bryant last week, giving the Hornets...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2018

Northside uses team effort to sweep Mount St. Mary

NORTHSIDE USES TEAM EFFORT TO SWEEP MOUNT ST. MARY | Fresh off winning their first 7A-Central game of the season Tuesday, the Northside Lady Bears wanted...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/19/2018

Northside’s Perry signs with Arkansas State

NORTHSIDE’S PERRY SIGNS WITH ARKANSAS STATE | Northside senior shortstop Jaleyia Perry didn’t want to rush things while making her decision to pla...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/17/2018

Scrivner, Grizzlies closing in on postseason play

SCRIVNER, GRIZZLIES CLOSING IN ON POSTSEASON PLAY | Like the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” Jackson Scrivner had traversed Florida, Alabama, ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/16/2018

Best of Preps wrestlers announced

BEST OF PREPS WRESTLERS ANNOUNCED | An Arkansas state champion wrestler is among those who were selected for the Best of Preps wrestling...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/15/2018

Northside drops close one to Bryant

NORTHSIDE DROPS CLOSE ONE TO BRYANT | The Bryant Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Northside Grizzlies on Thursday. Northside (6-1...

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STAFF | 4/13/2018

Van Buren blanks Northside

VAN BUREN BLANKS NORTHSIDE | Van Buren 14, Northside 0 Chase Moore went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs and Bryson Pat...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2018

Mavs foil Bears

MAVS FOIL BEARS | Kelly Carson did her thing on Tuesday night. But none of that matters when you have as much balance ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/11/2018

Southside gets big hits in win against Northside

SOUTHSIDE GETS BIG HITS IN WIN AGAINST NORTHSIDE | Both Northside and Southside had the same amount of hits in Tuesday’s 7A-Central softball game — eig...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/11/2018

Northside edges rival, 6-4

NORTHSIDE EDGES RIVAL, 6-4 | Northside made sure Tuesday’s game with Southside was over before the home partisans had a chance to...

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STAFF | 4/11/2018

Alma rallies to beat Northside

ALMA RALLIES TO BEAT NORTHSIDE | The last out of a baseball game is always the hardest. Just ask Alma shortstop Garon Taylor. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2018

Scrivner a gem for Northside Grizzlies

SCRIVNER A GEM FOR NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES | Players on teams with losing records often get overlooked, but not Jackson Scrivner. Scrivner is ...

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RICK FIRES | 4/9/2018

 All-stars named to Preps basketball team

ALL-STARS NAMED TO PREPS BASKETBALL TEAM | How good is the Best Of River Valley 2018 boys basketball team? Good enough to beat a few college...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2018

NHS freshman guard Wolfenbarger receives offer from Arkansas

NHS FRESHMAN GUARD WOLFENBARGER RECEIVES OFFER FROM ARKANSAS | Northside point guard Jersey Wolfenbarger, who made her way into the starting lineup as a freshman t...

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STAFF | 4/7/2018

Grizzlies move into first place in 7A-Central

GRIZZLIES MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE IN 7A-CENTRAL | Northside opened 7A-Central play with a tough loss to Bryant on penalty kicks. Ever since that de...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/6/2018

Cabot 11, Northside 0

CABOT 11, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Lady Bears dropped to 0-4 in 7A-Central play with a loss at Grizzly Field on Thursday. Norths...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Cabot 11, Northside 9

CABOT 11, NORTHSIDE 9 | The Cabot Panthers built an 11-1 lead, then had to hold their breath before escaping Hunt’s Park wit...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Washington shuts down NLR; Grizzlies win 2-1

WASHINGTON SHUTS DOWN NLR; GRIZZLIES WIN 2-1 | The Northside Grizzlies beat the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats on Wednesday to improve their 7...

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STAFF | 4/5/2018

NHS teams post sweep at NLR

NHS TEAMS POST SWEEP AT NLR | Northside’s soccer teams posted a sweep on the road at North Little Rock in 7A-Central play Wednesda...

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STAFF | 4/5/2018

Holt stays hot in Greenwood’s 10-5 win over Northside

HOLT STAYS HOT IN GREENWOOD’S 10-5 WIN OVER NORTHSIDE | Peyton Holt actually made two outs in Thursday’s 10-5 win over Northside at Hunts Park. But the b...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/2/2018

Hogs signee lifts young Grizzlies back to title game

HOGS SIGNEE LIFTS YOUNG GRIZZLIES BACK TO TITLE GAME | Shortly after having played in the Class 7A boys state championship game on March 8 in Hot Springs, ...

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TIM COOPER | 4/1/2018

Conway 8, Northside 2

CONWAY 8, NORTHSIDE 2 | Jordan Wicks did it all for Conway on Friday. He drove in three runs with three hits and pitched a c...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Fort Smith Northside boys hand Conway its first loss

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE BOYS HAND CONWAY ITS FIRST LOSS | Northside’s boys soccer team handed a previously undefeated Conway squad its first loss of the seaso...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Northside’s Maciel burning candle at both ends

NORTHSIDE’S MACIEL BURNING CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS | It’s been a busy spring for Northside soccer coach Mauricio Maciel. The veteran Northside coach is c...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2018

NHS teams split 7A-Central doubleheader

NHS TEAMS SPLIT 7A-CENTRAL DOUBLEHEADER | Northside’s soccer teams split a 7A-Central doubleheader Monday in Little Rock. The Grizzlies imp...

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STAFF | 3/28/2018

Northside Grizzlies edged by Catholic

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES EDGED BY CATHOLIC | The Northside Grizzlies (5-11, 1-2) dropped a 2-1 decision to Catholic on Monday in 7A-Central play....

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STAFF | 3/27/2018

Northside wins two more games in Florida

NORTHSIDE WINS TWO MORE GAMES IN FLORIDA | Northside made it four straight wins in Florida. The Grizzlies posted two more wins on Tuesday at...

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STAFF | 3/21/2018

NHS baseball wins twice

NHS BASEBALL WINS TWICE | he Northside Grizzlies baseball team took two games Monday in a tournament at the Walt Disney Wide W...

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STAFF | 3/20/2018

Northside Lady Bears’ rally falls short in 6-5 home loss

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS’ RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 6-5 HOME LOSS | It was not the start to 7A-Central play Northside coach Kelly Nickell had anticipated from her Lady ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/16/2018

Confidence grows for Northside senior defensive stopper

CONFIDENCE GROWS FOR NORTHSIDE SENIOR DEFENSIVE STOPPER | Before and during her first-ever game as a Northside freshman soccer player, Kennedy Barnett was pre...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/14/2018

NHS drop 7A-Central openers

NHS DROP 7A-CENTRAL OPENERS | Bryant scored runs in each of the first four innings, building an 8-0 lead by the third in spoiling ...

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STAFF | 3/14/2018

Grizzlies open 7A-Central soccer campaign today

GRIZZLIES OPEN 7A-CENTRAL SOCCER CAMPAIGN TODAY | Northside boys soccer coach Mauricio Maciel isn’t worried about the team’s 2-2-1 start to the season...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/14/2018

 Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games at the Northwest Tournament in Texas

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES LOST A PAIR OF GAMES AT THE NORTHWEST TOURNAMENT IN TEXAS | The Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games at the Northwest Tournament in Texas on Thursday. Ja...

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STAFF | 3/12/2018

Ozark 16, Northside 14

OZARK 16, NORTHSIDE 14 | The Lady Hillbillies outlasted the Lady Bears on Wednesday. Katie McCormick was 3-for-5 with three R...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

Grizzlies beaten

GRIZZLIES BEATEN | The Northside Grizzlies lost a pair of games Friday in the Northwest Texas Tournament. Haltom City d...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

NLR stops Northside Grizzlies’ repeat bid for 7A title

NLR STOPS NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ REPEAT BID FOR 7A TITLE | When they entered Bank of the Ozarks Arena on Thursday, the Northside Grizzlies were banking on hist...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2018

Northside’s Joe named Gatorade Player of the Year

NORTHSIDE’S JOE NAMED GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR | Despite coming up short in a bid to repeat as 7A state champions, Northside senior guard Isaiah Joe ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/9/2018

Northside Grizzlies face NLR again with 7A championship on line

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES FACE NLR AGAIN WITH 7A CHAMPIONSHIP ON LINE | Northside senior point guard Isaiah Joe summed it up best when asked about the Grizzlies returning t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/8/2018

NHS-NLR 7A title game rematch set for Thursday; other state dates set

NHS-NLR 7A TITLE GAME REMATCH SET FOR THURSDAY; OTHER STATE DATES SET | Last year when Northside beat North Little Rock for the 7A boys championship, the game was played on...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

 Northside Lady Bears’ season ends in 7A semifinals

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS’ SEASON ENDS IN 7A SEMIFINALS | Late in the third quarter of Saturday’s 7A semifinal, the Northside Lady Bears began making a comeba...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/5/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 78, FAYETTEVILLE 54

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 78, FAYETTEVILLE 54 | Fort Smith Northside (21-9) scored 23 unanswered points — 12 by Javion Releford — during a span of s...

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TIM COOPER | 3/4/2018

Northside moves to 2-0 with shutout win

NORTHSIDE MOVES TO 2-0 WITH SHUTOUT WIN | Hailey Upton threw a five-inning shutout and also went 3-for-3 at the plate as the Northside Lady Be...

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STAFF | 3/4/2018

Northside Grizzlies use decisive first quarter to roll in 7A semifinal win

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES USE DECISIVE FIRST QUARTER TO ROLL IN 7A SEMIFINAL WIN | It wasn’t even the end of the first quarter before Northside fans started thinking about planning a ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/4/2018

Fast start sends Northside back to title game

FAST START SENDS NORTHSIDE BACK TO TITLE GAME | Eric Burnett could clearly be heard as he yelled "I want more" during the early stages of Fort Smith...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/4/2018

Conway slips away from Northside, reaches title game

CONWAY SLIPS AWAY FROM NORTHSIDE, REACHES TITLE GAME | Fort Smith Northside girls coach Rickey Smith used the right strategy to get back into the Class 7A ...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018

CONWAY 54,  FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 43

CONWAY 54, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 43 | After Fort Smith Northside applied its press, Conway applied Asiyha Smith. Smith, a 5-7 junior, s...

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TIM COOPER | 3/3/2018

Bentonville's cold spell aids Fort Smith Northside

BENTONVILLE'S COLD SPELL AIDS FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE | Rickey Smith didn't like what he saw when Bentonville High's girls hit three field goals in the firs...

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HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 63, BENTONVILLE 53

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 63, BENTONVILLE 53 | The Lady Bears (26-3) ensured a 7A-Central matchup in next week's championship game by clipping the ...

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TIM COOPER | 3/3/2018

Lady Bears rally in extra frames to win opener

LADY BEARS RALLY IN EXTRA FRAMES TO WIN OPENER | Northside’s Hannah Entrekin forced extra innings in the Lady Bears’ season opener with an RBI double...

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STAFF | 3/3/2018

Northside’s Joe scores 32 in return to the court

NORTHSIDE’S JOE SCORES 32 IN RETURN TO THE COURT | Senior guard Isaiah Joe made an authoritative return to the court Thursday as he poured in 32 points...

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STAFF | 3/3/2018

Lady Bears defeat Bentonville to reach 7A semifinals

LADY BEARS DEFEAT BENTONVILLE TO REACH 7A SEMIFINALS | Northside Lady Bears coach Rickey Smith knew his team needed to shoot better in order to win Friday’...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/3/2018

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 56, ROGERS 37

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 56, ROGERS 37 | Junior post player Sara Bershers scored 16 points and the Lady Bears (25-3) never trailed on their w...

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TIM COOPER | 3/2/2018

NHS’ Williams could be ‘X-factor’ in 7A state tourney

NHS’ WILLIAMS COULD BE ‘X-FACTOR’ IN 7A STATE TOURNEY | There’s no question that Northside has the shooters to get the Grizzlies back in position to repeat ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/1/2018

NHS coach seeking to continue success

NHS COACH SEEKING TO CONTINUE SUCCESS | Last season was quite a successful one for the Northside Grizzlies, even though the ending was a bit...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/28/2018

The Grizzlies have some arms and a speedy, power-hitting center fielder heading into the 2018 season

THE GRIZZLIES HAVE SOME ARMS AND A SPEEDY, POWER-HITTING CENTER FIELDER HEADING INTO THE 2018 SEASON | The Grizzlies have some arms and a speedy, power-hitting center fielder heading into the 2018 season...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/26/2018

SHS boys beat NHS in season finale; NHS girls get share of 7A-Central title

SHS BOYS BEAT NHS IN SEASON FINALE; NHS GIRLS GET SHARE OF 7A-CENTRAL TITLE | Sure, the Southside Mavericks knew they were going to be playing a Northside squad which already kne...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/26/2018

 Northside senior Carey counted on as Lady Bears begin playoff push

NORTHSIDE SENIOR CAREY COUNTED ON AS LADY BEARS BEGIN PLAYOFF PUSH | It was a play simply called “Special.” Conceived by Northside Lady Bear assistant coach Merrill M...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/23/2018

 Friendly rivals Cobin, Murdock seek to make impact at final state swim meet

FRIENDLY RIVALS COBIN, MURDOCK SEEK TO MAKE IMPACT AT FINAL STATE SWIM MEET | Jevonn Cobin and Micah Murdock both swim for rival high schools, Cobin for Northside and Murdock for...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/22/2018

Cabot beats buzzer, Northside

CABOT BEATS BUZZER, NORTHSIDE | CABOT 45, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 44 CABOT -- Senior center Noah Allgood drove the baseline and made...

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MIKE SMITH | 2/21/2018

FS NORTHSIDE 56, CABOT 30

FS NORTHSIDE 56, CABOT 30 | The thirdranked Lady Bears (23-3, 11-2 7A-Central) led by 10 after the first quarter then kept exten...

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JEFF REED | 2/21/2018

NHS girls stay in three-way tie for first

NHS GIRLS STAY IN THREE-WAY TIE FOR FIRST | With one more regular-season game remaining, the Northside Lady Bears remain in a three-way tie for ...

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STAFF | 2/21/2018

Buzzer-beater forces a three-way tie atop the 7A-Central

BUZZER-BEATER FORCES A THREE-WAY TIE ATOP THE 7A-CENTRAL | The Lady Bears’ dramatic 45-43 win Friday against North Little Rock on Sara Bershers’ buzzer-beater ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/20/2018

Northside uses extra time to its advantage

NORTHSIDE USES EXTRA TIME TO ITS ADVANTAGE | Four tenths of a second was added to the clock at the end of the game, and that was all that Fort Sm...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/17/2018

First-place Northside Grizzlies get win at Conway

FIRST-PLACE NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES GET WIN AT CONWAY | Despite not having their leading scorer, the Northside Grizzlies continued to take care of business ...

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STAFF | 2/14/2018

NHS squads roll on Homecoming

NHS SQUADS ROLL ON HOMECOMING | Friday night, the 7A-Central leading Northside Grizzlies had relatively little trouble in their Home...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2018

FS Northside 66, FS Southside 61

FS NORTHSIDE 66, FS SOUTHSIDE 61 | Isaiah Joe scored 23 points, including a perfect 17-of-17 from the foul line, to lead the Grizzlies ...

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STAFF | 1/28/2018

Northside holds off Southside for 66-61 win

NORTHSIDE HOLDS OFF SOUTHSIDE FOR 66-61 WIN | Shots were tough to fall for the Northside Grizzlies in Friday’s rivalry game against Southside. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/27/2018

Northside 74, Southside 38

NORTHSIDE 74, SOUTHSIDE 38 | GIRLS - Northside’s newcomers didn’t take very long to indoctrinate themselves into their first expo...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/27/2018

NLR gets revenge against Northside

NLR GETS REVENGE AGAINST NORTHSIDE | North Little Rock got a bit defensive against Fort Smith Northside on Friday night, and Charging Wil...

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ERICK TAYLOR | 1/22/2018

North Little Rock tops Northside in 5OT thriller

NORTH LITTLE ROCK TOPS NORTHSIDE IN 5OT THRILLER | NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- Kennady Tucker faced her share of ups and downs Friday night, but after 2 hours...

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TIM COOPER | 1/21/2018

Joe comes alive for Northside

JOE COMES ALIVE FOR NORTHSIDE | Isaiah Joe scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as Fort Smith Northside (12-5, 3-...

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MIKE SMITH | 1/13/2018

Northside gets boost from bench

NORTHSIDE GETS BOOST FROM BENCH | FORT SMITH -- Rickey Smith has used his bench mainly to wear other teams down or mop up after a blow...

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WALTER WOODIE | 1/10/2018

Northside 80, Central 57

NORTHSIDE 80, CENTRAL 57 | Fort Smith Northside (11-5, 2-0 7A-Central) took the lead for good late in the first half, and pulle...

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STAFF | 1/10/2018

Balanced Northside takes down Bryant

BALANCED NORTHSIDE TAKES DOWN BRYANT | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside had too many weapons for Bryant to stop. The Hornets scrapped ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 1/6/2018