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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 Conway and North Little Rock. But it doesn’t mean things get any easier today when the Lady Bears head for Cabot. Northside senior Sara Bershers had a monster 19-point, 17-rebound effort in the team’s 58-48 win over North Little Rock last Friday. Coupled with Tuesday’s grueling 65-55 win over Conway, the Lady Bears happily enjoyed the weekend. Well, part of it, anyway. There is no rest for the weary in the 6A-Central. “Playing those two, Conway and North Little Rock, those are two of the top teams in the state,” coach Rickey Smith said. “We’ve got a good record, so everybody is coming after us. But I was frustrated with the turnovers we had and the missed free throws we had. “We didn’t play near as well as I thought we should have.” Cabot dropped into a third place tie with Bryant and North Little Rock following Friday’s 53-48 loss to the Lady Hornets. North Little Rock’s 9-8 record isn’t flashy. But the well-coached Charging Wildcats aren’t exactly chopped liver, either. “North Little Rock is a great team,” Bershers said. “I’m just glad that we came together and fought them off. It was tough, and it’s going to be even tougher when we go there to play them. I’m very thankful for my teammates playing together.” Bershers did her part, on both ends of the floor, but the same was true for sophomore standout Jersey Wolfenbarger. The 6-foot-2 point guard sparked a late run in the third quarter with a trio of baskets, helping Northside gain some separation heading into the fourth quarter. Northside’s Tiya Douglas, Tracey Bershers and Jazzlyn Coleman also had significant contributions in the victory. “Normally, we’re able to keep our composure,” Smith said. ”(But) we’ll take the win; to be 5-and-0 in conference is a good thing.” The Lady Bears lead Conway by one game, and North Little Rock, Cabot and Bryant by two full games as the final week of the first round of conference plays out. Grizzles Northside coach Eric Burnett knew things weren’t a cozy as the team’s 2-0 league record showed two weeks ago. Not in the 6A-Central. Northside heads to Cabot today mired in a three-game losing streak. The Grizzlies fought their tails off in Friday’s 66-58 loss to North Little Rock. And Cabot? The Panthers are also in the midst of a three-game slide following Friday’s 65-55 loss to Bryant. Northside senior Jaylin Williams led the team with 22 points in Friday’s loss. The Grizzlies, who were upset by Catholic two weeks ago, return to Fort Smith on Friday to play Southside at the Stubblefield Center. ...

1/22/2019

Female wrestlers at Northside learning to hold their own

In five years of overseeing Northside’s wrestling program, the Grizzlies’ coach, Shawn Shaffer, looks for those who can wrestle. Height and weight make no difference. Neither does one’s physical condition. And that also includes gender. That’s because Shaffer has three female wrestlers on his squad this season. One of them, Janessa Richardson, is a senior who is on the varsity and is in her second season to wrestle. While she mainly goes up against male wrestlers, to her, it makes no difference. “When I get on the mat, I don’t see genders,” Richardson said. “I just see another opponent and my goal is to win, no matter what the cost. If it means hurting them, then that’s the cost I make. “It’s definitely a lot harder than going against girls, but it’s a good challenge. They show me my weaknesses and they show me where I need to work on and what exactly I can do to improve myself.” Shaffer also has two female wrestlers still in junior high school who come to practice with the Grizzlies. Nadia Facio is an eighth-grader at Kimmons, while Kaila Potter is in the eighth grade at Darby. In Arkansas, ninth-graders are allowed to compete at the varsity level. “We have a strong interest in the junior high (schools) of girls wrestlers,” Shaffer said. “Every day I’ve got girls asking me, ‘Hey coach, how can I join the wrestling team; what do I need to do, what do I need to do?’ Kaila and Nadia have been with me their first year and this is Janessa’s second year. “Janessa wrestled varsity matches last year and she is currently my varsity 132 (she wrestles in the 132-pound weight class division) as long as she continues to come to work and practice real hard for me.” And Shaffer makes it a point of emphasis that his female wrestlers are treated the same as his male wrestlers. “These warriors right here, they have to compete in technically what is a male-dominated sport,” Shaffer said. “There is no favoritism, there is no gender norming form, they have to compete by their weight so if there’s a 132, Janessa’s got to go wrestle them no matter who it is or what it is, she’s got to go out there and compete just as hard as males do in this sport.” Richardson echoes her coach’s sentiments. In fact, she said males wrestle her much harder than females. “They have always given 110 percent, mostly just because I am a girl and they always try to go harder, so it’s my job to go out there and show them I’m a girl, and you’ve got to get off my mat,” Richardson said. “We’re all the equal. Just because I’m a girl doesn’t mean I’m any different than a boy.” Richardson has definitely more than held her own during her senior season. As of early January, she compiled a record of 8-4. “Unfortunately, Janessa’s a senior this year; I wish I had her for a few more years because she definitely sets the example of how I want all my athletes (to become),” Shaffer said. “She works harder than some of the male athletes on my team and I appreciate her every day, especially showing these two (Potter and Facio) young junior high female athletes how I need things done here on this wrestling mat.” Richardson said she took up wrestling in preparation to enlist into the military after she graduates college, though she hasn’t decided which branch she wants to join. “I know I need mental toughness for the military, so this would be a really good outlet for that; plus (wrestling) is an amazing sport and hobby, and it’s really more of a lifestyle than a hobby I must say because everything you do factors into wrestling,” Richardson said. “The way you eat, the way you sleep, what you do in the morning, the way you put yourself out there in the world, it all factors into how you wrestle.” And Richardson also makes sure the younger female wrestlers follow her lead. Potter got involved in wrestling because her older brother, Devin Potter, wrestles for the Grizzlies in the 170-pound weight class. “I’m less experienced, but they show me what I have to work on and that I have to be serious and not play around,” Kaila Potter said. “I like it; it’s fun. But then again, at the same time, it’s hard and I just work my (tail) off.” Facio, who also runs cross country and track, took up wrestling last year as a seventh grader and enjoyed it. Because Facio and Potter are still in junior high, they haven’t had to wrestle a lot of matches this season. But they come to Northside to learn, not just from Richardson but from the male wrestlers. “At practice, I feel like they give 100 percent,” Facio said. “But while they’re doing it, they show me how to do it. ... They show me how to be tougher and how to improve myself better. ?(I’ve learned about) keeping up with my stamina, to have force, because my force is very weak, especially with the boys and lifting them up and the weights.” And the female wrestlers said they have been accepted by their male counterparts. “They all consider me their younger or older sister,” Richardson said. “It’s just a big family here; it’s very enjoyable and I have lots of siblings.” Shaffer said he has had other females wrestle for him in the past and wants to see more females involved in the future. “I’ve had other female wrestlers join the sport and then shortly after, a parent would tell them, ‘I don’t want you doing that sport,’” Shaffer said. “So I want to get it out there that it’s not just a male sport, it’s an athlete sport and the more male and female athletes I get, the better we as Northside can compete with the other teams, so it’s an athlete sport. “It’s definitely the toughest sport in high school bar none, this one right here and we’re just looking for the best athletes; male, female, even if you have a disability, you can still compete in this sport.” And Shaffer said he gets great satisfaction from seeing Richardson, as well as Facio and Potter, get their hands raised by the referee, signifying they have won their particular match. “They have persevered through this male-dominated sport and they still get their hands raised,” Shaffer said. “I’ve told them, it feels good, there’s nothing like it in the world, when that official raises their hand, all those emotions just come out, it’s great.”...

1/21/2019

Lady Bears keep rolling, knock off NLR

Rickey Smith knew Daryl Fimple’s North Little Rock Charging Wildcats wouldn’t be easy. He couldn’t have been more right. The Lady Bears also had a pretty good equalizer in Sara Bershers. The 6-foot senior scored 19 points and pulled down 17 rebounds Friday to pace the Lady Bears to a 58-48 6A-Central victory before a packed house at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Smith wasn’t happy with the effort. But he’s not giving back the win, either. “As a coach, I didn’t do a very good job of preparing our kids,” Smith said. “The first play of the game they (North Little Rock) came out and hit us right in the mouth. They came out with a full-court press, like there was three minutes to go in the game, and they went 94-feet for the while 32 minutes.” North Little Rock (9-8, 3-2) led 12-10 after one quarter, and quickly extended the lead to 19-14 with 4:56 left in the half before the Lady Bears caught fire behind the play of super sophomore Jersey Wolfenbarger. A 9-0 Northside run helped the Lady Bears build a 26-23 halftime lead. The Lady Bears (17-0, 5-0) never trailed in the second half. “We’re happy about being 5-0 in the conference,” Smith said. “But we’ve got to be better at protecting the ball. I don’t know how many turnovers we had (16), but I know it was a lot.” “We came out and pressed and tried to get into their legs a little bit,” Fimple said. “We knew their kids were rhythm shooters, so we tried to get it up and down the court as much as possible. But I think it took a lot out of us, too.” Sophomore Tracey Bershers popped a 3-pointer on the Lady Bears’ second possession of the second half, giving Northside its biggest cushion (29-23). But North Little Rock trimmed the lead to 30-28 before Wolfenbarger went to work, scoring three baskets in the final 1:47 of the third quarter to give Northside a 40-32 lead after three. “I think that was probably the difference in the game,” Smith said. “Jersey really came on strong at the end of the third quarter.” Sara Bershers took over in the final quarter, hitting all six of her free throw attempts and finishing strong. “We just have to be more intense on defense,” she said. “Sometimes we fall asleep on defense. We have to remind ourselves to remain awake.” The Lady Charging Wildcats didn’t help their cause at the free throw line, misfiring on 11-of-21 free throw attempts. “It’s who gets fouled that’s been the problem,” Fimple said. “When you have a freshman (Amauri Williams) inside, in a big game like that, it’s a learning process. You’ve got to be able to make those.” Williams, a 6-4 presence in the paint, finished with seven points on 3-of-10 shooting. Kennedy Tucker led NLR with 10 points, while De’myla Brown finished with nine. NLR 66, Northside 58 BOYS — Senior Kylon McCollugh scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half and defending 6A state champion North Little Rock took round one with Northside on Friday, 66-58. The Grizzlies, who never led, trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half before closing to within two in the second half. But North Little Rock, which beat Northside in last year’s title game, held on in crunch time. Collin Moore hit all seven of his fourth quarter free throws and finished with a team-high 17 points. Moore, in fact, scored 13 of the Charging Wildcats’ 19 points in the final quarter. Jaylin Williams led the Grizzlies (11-8, 2-3) with a game-high 22 points....

1/19/2019

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. The Lady Bears (16-0, 4-0) are currently in the driver’s seat in the toughest girls basketball conference in the state. But Northside coach Rickey Smith knows that could change on a dime. On the heels of Tuesday’s 65-55 win over Conway, a road win no less, the Lady Bears host North Little Rock at 6 p.m. today. “It was a big win, but we knew going into the week there were two big ballgames,” Smith said prior to Thursday’s practice. “Honestly, this one at home is almost bigger than the road game. We didn’t play great at Conway; we played good.” Coach Daryl Fimple’s Lady Charging Wildcats are coming off a win over Mount St. Mary, leaving them with a 3-1 conference mark. The two teams split in 2018. “North Little Rock, the last two or three years, they’ve been either champions or runner-up,” Smith said. “They have some talent. I have a lot of respect for coach Fimple; they’re a talented team.” A win today would give Northside a good shot at finishing the first round 7-0 in league play. The Lady Bears travel to Cabot on Tuesday and face crosstown rival Southside next Friday at the Stubblefield Center. Sophomore Jersey Wolfenbarger leads Northside with 15 points per game. She had 12 points and four rebounds in Tuesday’s win. Sara Bershers and Tracey Bershers are averaging 11.6 and 9.6 points a game. Northside senior Tiya Douglas poured in a career-high 27 points in Tuesday’s win over Conway. Grizzlies What a difference a week makes. This time last Monday, the Grizzlies were the toast of the town. Today, however, the Grizzlies are battling for playoff positioning. Northside (11-7, 2-2) will greet the defending state champion North Little Rock Charging Wildcats today in a key 6A-Central game. “It’s tough,” Northside coach Eric Burnett said. “To be honest, every time we step on the floor is going to be a tough game this year. Southside’s 0-4, but they can get you. Catholic just knocked us off last week. You have to be ready.” Northside and North Little Rock have met in the past two state championship games, with Northside winning it all in 2017 and NLR turning the tables last March. NLR (12-2, 3-1) is coming off a 65-62 overtime win over Catholic. The Grizzlies lost to Catholic last week, 55-50, and suffered a tough 47-46 loss to Conway on Tuesday night. In 2017, Northside beat NLR in the 7A finals, avenging two conference losses to the Charging Wildcats that season. North Little Rock returned the favor in last year’s finals with a 64-51 win over the Grizzlies. Northside has played three of its first four games on the road, meaning the Grizzlies will get plenty of home love in February. “That’s going to flip the second half,” Burnett said. “The month of February is what we have to be thinking about it.” The Grizzlies own road wins over Bryant and Central. “The two games we won on the road were huge, because those two teams are going to be at the top of the conference,” Burnett said. “We have to take care of business; our backs are against the wall.”...

1/18/2019

Northside boys fall by one on the road

The Northside Grizzlies started off strong Tuesday night in Conway, scoring the game’s first 13 points. However, the Wampus Cats were able to finish, rallying to defeat the Grizzlies, 46-45, in 6A-Central action. Northside (11-7, 2-2) also took a 15-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and were up 21-19 at halftime. The Grizzlies still led through three quarters, 38-32, but were outscored by Conway in the fourth, 14-7. The Grizzlies had three players with 10 points apiece in Jaylin Williams, Noah Gordon and Anthony Travis. Williams also finished with a double-double as he grabbed 11 rebounds to go with three blocks and two assists. Gordon recorded eight rebounds, and Travis had four assists. Northside returns home on Friday to take on North Little Rock....

1/17/2019

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 from senior Tiya Douglas, the Lady Bears went to Conway and came away with a 65-55 win, avenging two defeats to the Lady Wampus Cats last season, including one in the 7A semifinals. Northside (16-0, 4-0) built a 13-8 lead when Tracey Bershers hit a 3-pointer to end the first quarter. The Lady Bears then ended the first half on an 8-2 run to build a 29-17 halftime advantage. In the third quarter, eight straight points from Douglas enabled the Lady Bears to build the lead to 16 points, 40-24. After Conway made a run to get within eight early in the fourth quarter, Jazz Coleman converted back-to-back shots, including a three-point play, to push the Northside lead back into double digits, 51-38. Douglas ended up with 27 points for the Lady Bears, who return home Friday to face North Little Rock. Jersey Wolfenbarger added 12 points, while Sara Bershers had 11....

1/16/2019

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/16/2019

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STAFF | 1/6/2019

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/11/2018

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STAFF | 12/9/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

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STAFF | 12/2/2018

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STAFF | 11/25/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/24/2018

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NHS returns to Bryant with bigger things at stake

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/22/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/20/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/14/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/10/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/9/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/8/2018

NHS turns in “solid” performance in win against archrival

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/7/2018

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/5/2018

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

NHS falls to Cabot

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STAFF | 10/28/2018

NHS senior safety brings out big hits

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Three inducted into NHS Hall of Honor

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STAFF | 10/21/2018

No. 1 NLR runs past Grizzlies, 40-3

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/20/2018

NHS welcomes in No. 1 ranked NLR

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/19/2018

Conway rallies to defeat NHS

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STAFF | 10/14/2018

Northside’s Adkins enjoys moving the opposition on the line

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/12/2018

Defense helps set tone in Northside’s home win

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/10/2018

NHS picks up big home win against Catholic

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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

Grizzlies’ Joe breaks 39-year-old record

GRIZZLIES’ JOE BREAKS 39-YEAR-OLD RECORD | There’s more to Isaiah Joe’s game than 25-foot 3-pointers. The University of Arkansas commit put ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/2/2018

Fort Smith Northside 70, Charleston 41

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 70, CHARLESTON 41 | Fort Smith Northside (9-5) was held just a 17-15 lead in the first quarter. Isaiah Joe took over aft...

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STAFF | 1/2/2018

Former Northside standout Norwood to play in Rose Bowl for Oklahoma

FORMER NORTHSIDE STANDOUT NORWOOD TO PLAY IN ROSE BOWL FOR OKLAHOMA | When 2017 began, Tre Norwood had plans to play football for the University of Louisville. As a ne...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/1/2018

Joe’s dunk ignites Northside Grizzlies past Charleston Tigers

JOE’S DUNK IGNITES NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES PAST CHARLESTON TIGERS | Northside didn’t have the same fire Saturday evening as they did against the previous night against ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/31/2017

Hall 72, Northside 71

HALL 72, NORTHSIDE 71 | FORT SMITH — Isaiah Joe finished with a tournament-record 45 points for Fort Smith Northside, but it...

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STAFF | 12/31/2017

Hog commit takes center stage for tourney

HOG COMMIT TAKES CENTER STAGE FOR TOURNEY | For the last several years, the arrival of the Fort Smith Coca Cola Classic has coincided with the o...

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DUDLEY DAWSON | 12/28/2017

FS Northside 66, Bentonville High 40

FS NORTHSIDE 66, BENTONVILLE HIGH 40 | Javion Releford and Isaiah Joe scored a combined 35 points to power the defending state champion Gri...

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RICK FIRES | 12/13/2017

FS Northside locks down TofC title

FS NORTHSIDE LOCKS DOWN TOFC TITLE | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside slowed it down and found efficient shots to pull away when it mat...

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HAROLD MCILVAIN | 12/11/2017

Northside boys crowned champs at Mo. tournament

NORTHSIDE BOYS CROWNED CHAMPS AT MO. TOURNAMENT | The Northside Grizzlies claimed the championship at the Blue Springs (Mo.) Tournament on Saturday, d...

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STAFF | 12/11/2017

Northside Lady Bears claim Tournament of Champions title

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS CLAIM TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS TITLE | When Northside and Van Buren squared off previously, the Lady Pointers won in overtime in last seaso...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/11/2017

Basketball Northside Lady Bears claim Great 8 title

BASKETBALL NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS CLAIM GREAT 8 TITLE | ROGERS -- Fort Smith Northside came into the First National Bank of NWA Great 8 Classic minus a coup...

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PAUL BOYD | 12/3/2017

Northside Grizzlies lose nail-biter in Little Rock tournament

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES LOSE NAIL-BITER IN LITTLE ROCK TOURNAMENT | Northside’s boys dropped a pair of games this weekend at the Battle on Barrow Road held at Little Ro...

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STAFF | 11/26/2017

Joe, Grizzlies outlast Fayetteville in overtime

JOE, GRIZZLIES OUTLAST FAYETTEVILLE IN OVERTIME | FORT SMITH -- To the surprise of no one Fayetteville and Fort Smith Northside delivered another clas...

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SCOTTIE BORDELON | 11/23/2017

Northside Lady Bears survive Greenwood in ‘physical’ contest

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS SURVIVE GREENWOOD IN ‘PHYSICAL’ CONTEST | GREENWOOD — Northside girls coach Rickey Smith was happy and relieved at the same time following the...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/21/2017

'Rusty' Wildcats blank Grizzlies

'RUSTY' WILDCATS BLANK GRIZZLIES | Sputtering offensively for the game's first 22 minutes, senior quarterback David Chapple helped brin...

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TIM COOPER | 11/19/2017

Northside Grizzlies’ late-season run comes to a close

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES’ LATE-SEASON RUN COMES TO A CLOSE | NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For nearly one half, the Northside Grizzlies stood toe to toe with the state’s N...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/19/2017

FS Northside stuns Har-Ber

FS NORTHSIDE STUNS HAR-BER | SPRINGDALE -- Derrick Wise did it all for Fort Smith Northside, and the Grizzlies needed everything ...

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CHIP SOUZA | 11/11/2017

Grizzlies corral Mavericks, earn playoff berth

GRIZZLIES CORRAL MAVERICKS, EARN PLAYOFF BERTH | FORT SMITH -- All season long, Fort Smith Northside coach Mike Falleur has been looking for a comple...

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WALTER WOODIE | 11/5/2017

Northside loss sets up must win situation next week

NORTHSIDE LOSS SETS UP MUST WIN SITUATION NEXT WEEK | FORT SMITH -- When the game was on the line, Cabot kept converting third downs. The Panthers rush...

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WALTER WOODIE | 10/29/2017

Rogers High 3, Fort Smith Northside 1

ROGERS HIGH 3, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 1 | The Lady Mounties saw a 24-19 fourth-set lead wiped away, but they persevered for a hard-fought 3-1 ...

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PAUL BOYD | 10/25/2017

Northside falls 49-23 to North Little Rock

NORTHSIDE FALLS 49-23 TO NORTH LITTLE ROCK | A successful trick play helped Northside grab the early lead at North Little Rock on Friday. But ...

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STAFF | 10/22/2017

NLR runs rampant against Northside

NLR RUNS RAMPANT AGAINST NORTHSIDE | Senior quarterback David Chapple ran for three touchdowns and threw for 171 yards in unbeaten North ...

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ROBERT YATES | 10/21/2017

Conway downs Fort Smith Northside

CONWAY DOWNS FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE | FORT SMITH -- For most of the season, Conway's offensive attack has been fueled by running back Mich...

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WALTER WOODIE | 10/14/2017

Northside rally falls shorts against Catholic

NORTHSIDE RALLY FALLS SHORTS AGAINST CATHOLIC | Northside fell behind 17-0, but a late rally fell short as the Grizzlies dropped a 34-28 decision at...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/8/2017

Grizzlies come up short

GRIZZLIES COME UP SHORT | After racing to a 17-0 lead, the Little Rock Catholic Rockets came up with enough big plays to hold ...

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JEFF REED | 10/7/2017

Northside cruises past LR Central

NORTHSIDE CRUISES PAST LR CENTRAL | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside grounded the Little Rock Central offense in the second half, then...

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WALTER WOODIE | 9/30/2017

Hornets jump on Grizzlies

HORNETS JUMP ON GRIZZLIES | FORT SMITH -- Bryant shifted into cruise control after building a three-touchdown lead in the first ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 9/23/2017

NHS gets back on track with home sweep

NHS GETS BACK ON TRACK WITH HOME SWEEP | On the heels of dropping three straight 7A-Central matches and a showdown with Southside looming, No...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/20/2017

Northside fall to Zebras on road, 14-7

NORTHSIDE FALL TO ZEBRAS ON ROAD, 14-7 | The Northside Grizzlies were edged, 14-7, on the road at Pine Bluff on Friday. Pine Bluff scored ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/17/2017

Technical Issues in Pine Bluff

TECHNICAL ISSUES IN PINE BLUFF | Tonight's broadcast of Grizzly football from Pine Bluff is experiencing technical issues involving c...

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NORTHSIDE TV | 9/15/2017

7A-Central leading Conway defeats Northside

7A-CENTRAL LEADING CONWAY DEFEATS NORTHSIDE | Northside nearly staved off getting swept in Tuesday’s 7A-Central volleyball match against the team ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/13/2017

Wise leads Northside past Van Buren

WISE LEADS NORTHSIDE PAST VAN BUREN | FORT SMITH -- Junior quarterback Derrick Wise showed his play-making ability Friday night for the Fo...

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HAROLD MCILVAIN | 9/9/2017

Noland powers Greenwood past FS Northside

NOLAND POWERS GREENWOOD PAST FS NORTHSIDE | GREENWOOD -- It is only the first week of the season, but Greenwood is already in midseason form -- ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 9/2/2017

Northside Grizzlies tasked with replacing several standouts in ’17

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES TASKED WITH REPLACING SEVERAL STANDOUTS IN ’17 | There were plenty of good things in 2016 for the Northside Grizzlies. They finished second in the...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/27/2017

Northside wins season opener

NORTHSIDE WINS SEASON OPENER | LAVACA — Despite winning the first set of its season opener, Northside coach Matt Waack wanted to se...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/22/2017

FS Northside tops Heritage in scrimmage

FS NORTHSIDE TOPS HERITAGE IN SCRIMMAGE | ROGERS -- Fort Smith Northside edged Rogers Heritage in a controlled scrimmage Monday night, thanks ...

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PAUL BOYD | 8/22/2017

Challenging season-opening schedule awaits Northside

CHALLENGING SEASON-OPENING SCHEDULE AWAITS NORTHSIDE | Northside will get tested very early in the second season under coach Matt Waack. The Lady Bears,...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/20/2017

Veteran Northside girls’ coach encouraged by team’s off-season

VETERAN NORTHSIDE GIRLS’ COACH ENCOURAGED BY TEAM’S OFF-SEASON | Last season may not have been a vintage one for Northside Lady Bear basketball coach Rickey Smith. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/11/2017

Storylines to watch as football approaches

STORYLINES TO WATCH AS FOOTBALL APPROACHES | High school football practices are already underway for several teams, and the rest will begin its w...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/5/2017

Northside Lady Bears seek to take next step in 2017

NORTHSIDE LADY BEARS SEEK TO TAKE NEXT STEP IN 2017 | By all accounts, it was a successful inaugural season for Northside volleyball coach Matt Waack. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 8/3/2017

Three Grizzly Sophomores named to 2020 AR Watchlist

THREE GRIZZLY SOPHOMORES NAMED TO 2020 AR WATCHLIST | 2020 Watch List Ahmad Adams – Bryant – ATH Corey Alexander – LR Parkview – QB/ATH Austin Bailey –...

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JASON KILBURN | 8/2/2017

Grizzlies take on bootcamp

GRIZZLIES TAKE ON BOOTCAMP | Grizzlies have reported to Ft. Chaffee! #bootcamp #GIgrizz...

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STAFF | 7/31/2017

Former Northside player signs with Crowder

FORMER NORTHSIDE PLAYER SIGNS WITH CROWDER | Former Northside Lady Bear forward Maegan Bandimere signed Monday to play college basketball at Crow...

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STAFF | 7/18/2017

Former coach, continues championship ways

FORMER COACH, CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP WAYS | Johnny Mason really can’t explain it. Regardless of what sport he is coaching, winning championship...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 7/10/2017

Where are they now: Tamika Kursh

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: TAMIKA KURSH | In rare moments of down time, longtime Fort Smith Northside girls basketball coach Rickey Smith allo...

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SCOTTIE BORDELON | 7/5/2017

Northside coach reflects on title

NORTHSIDE COACH REFLECTS ON TITLE | For nearly four months now, members of the Northside Grizzlies’ basketball team are still basking in...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 7/2/2017

Northside’s Brown at center of East win

NORTHSIDE’S BROWN AT CENTER OF EAST WIN | CONWAY — Northside’s Hayden Brown was at the center of the offensive explosion for the East in Frida...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 6/25/2017

Joe sizzles at Bud Walton Arena

JOE SIZZLES AT BUD WALTON ARENA | FAYETTEVILLE — Fort Smith Northside senior guard and Arkansas commit Isaiah Joe was raining 3-pointe...

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DUDLEY DAWSON | 6/23/2017

Grizz schedule for Charleston 7 on 7

GRIZZ SCHEDULE FOR CHARLESTON 7 ON 7 | 9:25-9:45 @ Field 1 vs. Ozark 10:15-10:35 @ Field 1 vs. Elkins 11:05-11:25 @ Field 2 vs. Pea Ridge...

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STAFF | 6/17/2017

Grizzlies attend Memphis Mega Camp

GRIZZLIES ATTEND MEMPHIS MEGA CAMP | Current and former @GrizzliesNHS at Memphis mega camp @KodiBurns #alumni #gogrizz...

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STAFF | 6/11/2017

Good luck to grizzlies football

GOOD LUCK TO GRIZZLIES FOOTBALL | Good luck to several of our grizzlies who are attending the Memphis Mega Camp today #gogrizz...

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STAFF | 6/11/2017

Players work Kids Camp

PLAYERS WORK KIDS CAMP | Want to thank these great Northisde Football players for taking time out of their day to help at the...

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STAFF | 6/1/2017

Green throws first career no-hitter

GREEN THROWS FIRST CAREER NO-HITTER | Northside junior pitcher Sydney Green had no idea what she just accomplished when the Lady Bears pla...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/26/2017

Former Grizzly ready for new adventure

FORMER GRIZZLY READY FOR NEW ADVENTURE | Max Frazier will pull on his Fort Smith Sportsman baseball jersey tonight knowing he’s doing somethi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/25/2017

Northside Grizzlies coach breaking in new pla

NORTHSIDE GRIZZLIES COACH BREAKING IN NEW PLA | There was no way of getting around it for Northside coach Mike Falleur. He knew the Grizzlies were ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/24/2017

Graduation moved

GRADUATION MOVED | Northside graduation moved to Stubblefield Center at UAFS. Seniors received 6 tickets. Ticket allows...

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STAFF | 5/19/2017

Heritage stuns Northside boys in double OT

HERITAGE STUNS NORTHSIDE BOYS IN DOUBLE OT | It seemed Northside had things working in its favor as the Grizzlies entered the 7A State Tournament...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/13/2017

Northside boys ready to host 7A state

NORTHSIDE BOYS READY TO HOST 7A STATE | The last time Northside hosted a state soccer tournament, the Grizzlies weren’t in it and current co...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/11/2017

Lady Bears fall in State opener

LADY BEARS FALL IN STATE OPENER | The Lady Bears were eliminated by the Rogers Heritage War Eagles 6-1 on Thursday in the opening game...

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GAMECHANGER MEDIA | 5/11/2017

Criteria to attend tomorrow's game

CRITERIA TO ATTEND TOMORROW'S GAME | Criteria to attend tomorrow's game: *10th & 11th graders only *Passing grades *Good attendance *No d...

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STAFF | 5/11/2017

Southside 3, Northside 0

SOUTHSIDE 3, NORTHSIDE 0 | GIRLS SOCCER – The Mavs scored early in Friday’s 7A-Central match and then added a pair of second-ha...

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STAFF | 5/7/2017

Soccer boys clinch outright 7A-Central title

SOCCER BOYS CLINCH OUTRIGHT 7A-CENTRAL TITLE | BOYS SOCCER – Two first-half goals helped the Northside Grizzlies on their way to a conference champ...

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STAFF | 5/7/2017

Cabot 8, Northside 2

CABOT 8, NORTHSIDE 2 | BASEBALL — The Northside Grizzlies were close to clinching a playoff berth Tuesday. But the Cabot P...

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STAFF | 5/3/2017

Northside boys maintain lead in 7A-Central

NORTHSIDE BOYS MAINTAIN LEAD IN 7A-CENTRAL | BOYS SOCCER – The Northside Grizzlies maintained their first-place lead in the 7A-Central after down...

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STAFF | 4/28/2017

Conway 11, Northside 0

CONWAY 11, NORTHSIDE 0 | The Conway junior pitched a five-hit shutout and also had three hits and an RBI as the Wampus Cats s...

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STAFF | 4/26/2017

Southside, Northside both play at home today

SOUTHSIDE, NORTHSIDE BOTH PLAY AT HOME TODAY | Back-to-back losses have dropped the Southside girls into fourth place in the 7A-Central. Since bea...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/25/2017

Northside boys atop 7A-Central after win

NORTHSIDE BOYS ATOP 7A-CENTRAL AFTER WIN | It took penalty kicks to decide things, but when it was over, the Northside Grizzlies grabbed sole p...

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STAFF | 4/22/2017

Ihmeidan continues family soccer tradition

IHMEIDAN CONTINUES FAMILY SOCCER TRADITION | Kareem Ihmeidan is continuing on his family’s tradition of playing soccer. He’s following the path ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/21/2017

NHS boys keep winning in 7A-Central

NHS BOYS KEEP WINNING IN 7A-CENTRAL | Northside 2, Bryant 0 BOYS SOCCER – The Grizzlies extended their current winning streak to five gam...

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STAFF | 4/15/2017

Bryant 7, Northside 2

BRYANT 7, NORTHSIDE 2 | BASEBALL — Seth Tucker pitched four innings and Matt Sandage had three hits and three RBIs as the Br...

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STAFF | 4/15/2017

Crawford’s late ‘deposit’ fuels Southside

CRAWFORD’S LATE ‘DEPOSIT’ FUELS SOUTHSIDE | Southside coach Jeremy Davis got what he expected Tuesday night: a close match between two teams wit...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2017

Southside, Northside set for showdown today

SOUTHSIDE, NORTHSIDE SET FOR SHOWDOWN TODAY | Southside boys’ coach Moodie Ihmeidan doesn’t believe the Mavericks are a middle of the road soccer ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/11/2017

Boys pick up a win, girls take a loss

BOYS PICK UP A WIN, GIRLS TAKE A LOSS | Northside 2, Cabot 1 BOYS SOCCER – The Grizzlies came from behind to score two straight goals as th...

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STAFF | 4/9/2017

Cyclones dominate Northside 11-6

CYCLONES DOMINATE NORTHSIDE 11-6 | The Russellville Cyclones pounded the Fort Smith Northside Grizzlies 11-6 on Monday at M.J. Hickey p...

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TRAVIS SIMPSON | 4/5/2017

Ramirez makes most of new opportunity

RAMIREZ MAKES MOST OF NEW OPPORTUNITY | Cesar Ramirez wasn’t a starter for the Northside Grizzlies soccer team until his senior season. He a...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/31/2017

Grizzles edged by Catholic

GRIZZLES EDGED BY CATHOLIC | In their first two 7A-Central games of the season, the Northside Grizzlies won both by identical 1-0...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/29/2017

Lady Bears fall in penalty kicks

LADY BEARS FALL IN PENALTY KICKS | The Lady Bears were defeated in a sudden-death session on penalty kicks. It took eight tries before ...

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JAMIE MITCHELL | 3/29/2017

Northside finishes ranked 5th in State

NORTHSIDE FINISHES RANKED 5TH IN STATE | 5. Fort Smith Northside (24-7) overcame two 7A Central losses against North Little Rock to edge past...

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KEVIN MCPHERSON | 3/28/2017

Joe makes First Team All Arkansas

JOE MAKES FIRST TEAM ALL ARKANSAS | Isaiah Joe, 6-4 shooting guard, junior, Fort Smith Northside: Joe is undoubtedly the most gifted lon...

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KEVIN MCPHERSON | 3/28/2017

Brewer makes Second Team All Arkansas

BREWER MAKES SECOND TEAM ALL ARKANSAS | Tevin Brewer, 5-7 point guard, senior, Fort Smith Northside: There may not be a more exciting one-on...

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KEVIN MCPHERSON | 3/28/2017

Northside boys win 7A-Central opener

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN 7A-CENTRAL OPENER | Northside 1, Bryant 0 BOYS SOCCER – Northside continues its surprising start to its season, as the ...

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STAFF | 3/16/2017

Grizzlies' victory safe after late steal

GRIZZLIES' VICTORY SAFE AFTER LATE STEAL | HOT SPRINGS -- The first last-second steal was foiled, but a second worked out perfectly for Fort Sm...

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TIM COOPER | 3/12/2017

Northside figures out NLR solution

NORTHSIDE FIGURES OUT NLR SOLUTION | HOT SPRINGS -- Fort Smith Northside's Tevin Brewer and Isaiah Joe were one point too many for North ...

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TIM COOPER | 3/12/2017

Northside-North Little Rock 7A title game set

NORTHSIDE-NORTH LITTLE ROCK 7A TITLE GAME SET | Twice this season, the Northside Grizzlies and North Little Rock Charging Wildcats played a pair of ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/6/2017

Lady Grizzlies fall short

LADY GRIZZLIES FALL SHORT | VAN BUREN 43, FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 37, OT The Lady Pointers outscored the Lady Bears 6-0 in overti...

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PAUL BOYD | 3/3/2017

NHS boys wrap up No. 2 seed

NHS BOYS WRAP UP NO. 2 SEED | Northside survived a major scare from Southside as the Grizzlies now get to enjoy a week off. The G...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/25/2017

Northside teams control own playoff destiny

NORTHSIDE TEAMS CONTROL OWN PLAYOFF DESTINY | For both of Northside's basketball teams today, the task is relatively simple. Beat city rival Sout...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/24/2017

Northside squeezes Cabot in second half

NORTHSIDE SQUEEZES CABOT IN SECOND HALF | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside used a 42-point second half to beat Cabot 65-52 and earn a first-...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/22/2017

NLR lives at line to beat Northside in OT

NLR LIVES AT LINE TO BEAT NORTHSIDE IN OT | The North Little Rock girls dominated the first half and overtime to turn back Fort Smith Northside ...

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TIM COOPER | 2/18/2017

Bears face pivotal game against NLR

BEARS FACE PIVOTAL GAME AGAINST NLR | The Grizzlies and Lady Bears travel to North Little Rock to take on the 7A-Central leader in both th...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/17/2017

Hawkins' 33 puts Northside girls in good spot

HAWKINS' 33 PUTS NORTHSIDE GIRLS IN GOOD SPOT | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside rode the back of Topazia Hawkins and now has control of the 7A-Ce...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/15/2017

GOTW Returns to Grizzly Field House

GOTW RETURNS TO GRIZZLY FIELD HOUSE | Tuesday’s Conway at Fort Smith Northside boys and girls basketball games will be featured as the the...

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MASCOT MEDIA | 2/14/2017

Central girls stay course, outlast Northside

CENTRAL GIRLS STAY COURSE, OUTLAST NORTHSIDE | FORT SMITH -- If there is one thing that Little Rock Central girls basketball Coach Michael Green wa...