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-Thompson Stadium in the opening round of the 7A playoffs last week. “They’ve been good on offense all year,” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. “And they moved the ball a little bit, but I thought defensively we played really well, put a lot of pressure on them and made some big picks. We played good for the second week in a row. “We played (Van Buren) early in the year, they’ve improved, we’ve improved, they’re in the playoffs. (I told the players) let’s not start slow and kind of make it where (it’s not decided) in the fourth quarter; let’s get on them quick and see if we can’t get the game under control fast and our guys did a good job of that.” Northside’s defense set the tone of the game’s first play from scrimmage, as cornerback Elijah Tabut intercepted a pass near midfield. Two plays later, quarterback Deuce Wise broke off a long run to the end zone to put the Grizzlies (7-4) ahead to stay. “We had kind of told them to be ready for some kind of a play right out of the chute,” Falleur said. “Maybe a reverse, a reverse pass, thinking they were going to try to get something early to get them going. Elijah just stayed over the top of his guy and did a great job and (the quarterback) throws it a little deep and (Tabut) makes a good interception.” Northside held the Pointers to 137 yards of total offense, with 11 of those yards rushing. That was due in large part to five sacks, three coming from Raytel Rone. Alex Nguyen and J.J. Mills recorded the other Grizzly sacks. Rone and Nguyen, both senior linemen, have combined for six sacks in Northside’s past two games, the win against Southside in the regular-season finale and last week’s playoff win. “If we’re going to be successful, (the defensive line) has got to play good,” Falleur said. “The last two weeks, they’ve really played well.” Wise rushed for nearly 200 yards, including his game-opening TD. He also threw a 22-yard pass in the third quarter to Jackson King, who caught four passes for 36 yards and added two first-half rushing TDs. The Grizzlies, making their third straight 7A quarterfinal, now shift their attention to Bentonville this Friday. Two years ago in the quarterfinals, Bentonville ended Northside’s season. Bentonville (7-3), which drew an opening-round bye last week, got the No. 1 playoff seed from the 7A-West by virtue of its win against rival Bentonville West two weeks ago....


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 and depth are right up there. That was on display Tuesday in the Lady Bears’ benefit game played at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. Northside outscored Howe in all four quarters to post an 81-54 win. However, the game will not count on both teams’ records. In fact, the score was reset to 0-0 at the end of each quarter. “I thought our balance was very good,” Smith said. “We didn’t shoot it real well early, but Tracey (Bershers) did. ... We’ve got Deairah Mays, and I thought defensively she was very active; I thought she did a really good job guarding Jalei (Oglesby, Howe’s senior guard and exceptional scorer) and Jazz Coleman is improved.” But Smith is really going to be counting on his core of returning starters, which includes senior Sara Bershers and sophomores Tracey Bershers and Jersey Wolfenbarger, who were part of Northside’s run to the 7A semifinals last season. “They’re fun to watch, they know the game, they pass the ball. ... I’m just really excited,” Smith said. “I think if we can continue to improve and stay healthy, we have the depth we haven’t had in a few years and I really, really like the nucleus of this team.” Those three players also hit double figures in Tuesday’s benefit game. Sara Bershers scored 15 points, Wolfenbarger added 14 and Tracey Bershers 13, and the three combined to hit seven 3-pointers. Tracey Bershers had all 13 of her points in the first quarter as Northside outscored Howe, 22-15. Sara Bershers hit a 3 with time running out in the second quarter, as the Lady Bears held a 15-11 edge for an aggregate halftime lead of 37-26. Smith said he had hoped to make Tuesday’s game a regular one but just added an extra game to the schedule. “We just picked a game up Saturday against Little Rock Mills (which will be played in North Little Rock), and had we not picked that game up Saturday, I would have made (Tuesday) a regular game, so this will not count on our record,” Smith said. “I really respect and appreciate (Howe) coach (Chris) Brown willing to come play us and wanting to come play us.” The Lady Lions (1-0) started their season on Nov. 2 with an 83-28 win against Wister. “It’s a pretty good mix of older kids and younger kids. ... We’ve been working hard and we’re integrating the younger kids with the older kids and finding a little bit of team chemistry is good,” Brown said. “It was good for us to come out there and play it, and essentially it was a good deal for both teams. I hope it was good for them; they are so well-coached and talented, and they’ve got a good shot at doing whatever they want to do.” Oglesby led all scorers with 17 points, including making three 3's in the second quarter. Junior Sydnie Womack had 14 points and four 3's as well. Smith also announced following the game that the Lady Bears have recently signed a three-year deal with Nike, which will provide the team with uniforms and other apparel. Northside is one of 20 schools in the United States which Nike sponsors....


 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 defensively and offensively. Elijah Tabut intercepted a pass on the game’s first play. Then two plays later, Grizzly quarterback Deuce Wise darted 59 yards into the end zone as Northside never looked back. The Grizzlies built a 28-0 lead by halftime en route to a 35-0 win against the Pointers at Mayo-Thompson Stadium as Northside picked up another solid all-around win for the second straight week following a stretch of three straight defeats. “They did a great job and I’m proud of them,” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. ”(Van Buren) moved (the ball) a little bit, but we got turnovers and stopped them when we needed to, and most of the time took advantage of it on offense. “We went through a stretch where we played three really good teams and we turned the football over and you can’t do that, so hopefully we’ve learned from that and we’re going to get better.” With the win, Northside (7-4) will reach the 7A quarterfinals for the third consecutive season. The Grizzlies will travel to Bentonville next Friday for the quarterfinal, seeking to avenge a loss to Bentonville two years ago in the exact same round. “We’re going to play a good football team next week and we’ve got to get better,” Falleur said. “We’ve got to go to work Monday and get ready for it.” Northside turned in a huge game defensively in Friday’s win. The Grizzlies forced three first-half turnovers, cashing each of those in for touchdowns, held the Pointers to 11 yards rushing on the night and came up with five sacks, three coming from senior defensive lineman Raytel Rone, with lineman Alex Nguyen and linebacker J.J. Mills coming up with the other sacks. “I think we played well and we told them it was important that we start fast, and we started out with Elijah Tabut getting that pick on the first play,” Northside defensive coordinator Felix Curry said. “I think that set the tone for us, and we knew they were a good team and we knew they were going to come out and try to do something big early and Elijah happened to be in the right place at the right time and that got us rolling, but it was a great performance by all of them.” Tabut came up with that aforementioned interception on the opening play at his own 48. On the next play, Wise fumbled while attempting to run a keeper and got the ball back, but not before losing 7 yards. But Wise more than made up for that one play later. He took another keeper and found space, breaking free down the right sideline to finish off a 59-yard TD. Henry Hernandez’s PAT put the Grizzlies up 7-0 just 1:03 elapsed into the game. Later in the first quarter, Tabut forced another turnover by Tabut, this time laying a big hit to a receiver on a completed pass to knock the ball loose. Linebacker Stetson Van Matre made the recovery at the Grizzly 30. That set up another Northside TD in a seven-play series. Junior Jackson King got the call on a pitch to the right and darted 18 yards into the end zone, and a Hernandez PAT made it 14-0. After forcing a Van Buren punt on the next series, Northside took over at its own 6 with 10:17 left until halftime. The Grizzlies then churned nearly seven minutes off the clock, 6:58 to be exact, in a 16-play 94-yard march, going 2-for-3 in third-down conversions and successfully converting a fourth-down attempt. Senior tailback Eli Bolton’s 8-yard run up the middle capped it, and Hernandez came on to kick another PAT to put Northside up 21-0 with 3:19 remaining in the half. Just 51 seconds later, it was 28-0 courtesy of another Grizzly takeaway. Two plays after lineman Khaden Washington recovered a fumble at the Pointer 20, King took an option pitch from Wise and went in from 9 yards out. King had his third TD on the night in the third quarter as he was wide open in the end zone to haul in a 22-yard pass from Wise, finishing off a 10-play 66-yard drive. Hernandez’s fifth successful PAT made it 35-0 with 2:29 left in the third, forcing the clock to run continuously from that point. “I wouldn’t have been able to do anything without my other teammates out there with the great blocking and the great throws by Deuce, blocking on the outside perimeter, it all comes together and it makes good touchdowns,” King, who returned for last week’s win against Southside after missing the previous several games due to an injury, said. “I try to do whatever I can to help out the team. ... I’m glad to be back out here playing at playoff time; it’s the perfect time of the year.” Wise ended up rushing for 194 yards on 23 carries, as the Grizzlies finished with 297 yards on the ground. The Grizzlies’ quarterback also completed 8-of-13 passes for 71 yards, with King catching four passes for 36 yards. Van Buren (4-7), making its first trip to the playoffs since 2011, got 75 yards passing from sophomore quarterback Gary Phillips and 51 yards from senior quarterback Christian Morrow. Jude Bartholomew, a junior, caught six of the Pointers’ eight completed passes for 101 yards. ...


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 was highly unlikely to take place. Though the Pointers were coming off a win against Alma, Van Buren hadn’t been in the playoffs for several seasons and was learning a new system under a new coach. In that Sept. 7 game at Van Buren, Northside got the win, which moved the Grizzlies to 3-0 going into conference play. Even as recently as a week ago, when the Pointers did qualify for the playoffs, a game with the Grizzlies wasn’t on the radar. But unusual circumstances last Friday resulted in the rematch between the two River Valley 7A squads. Van Buren appeared to go into the playoffs as the No. 6 seed from the West. But right before kickoff of the Pointers’ regular-season finale against Springdale, word filtered that Springdale Har-Ber was forced to forfeit several wins, including one against Van Buren, for using an ineligible player. The Pointers lost the game to Springdale and as a result, the Pointers ended up with the No. 5 seed. It also meant after originally thinking they had to travel to the Little Rock area, it will be a shorter trip for the Pointers and their fans going to Mayo-Thompson Stadium to play Northside, which got the No. 4 seed from the Central by virtue of its win last week against Southside. “We’ve watched them on film and they’ve gotten better every week, so our kids have got to understand that what happened (nine weeks ago) doesn’t matter,” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. “Everybody’s got the same record now at 0-0, and they’re going to come over here looking for a playoff win just like we are, so we’ve got to be ready to play against a team that’s very talented on offense and has gotten way, way better on defense and they’re going to be hungry for a win.” On the subject of being hungry, the postseason drought is finally over for Van Buren. The Pointers are making their first playoff appearance since 2011 when they were in 6A, and this will be Van Buren’s first postseason game as a 7A school since 2008, when coincidentally the Pointers played Northside in a game eventually won by the Grizzlies. “It’s something that we want to get accustomed to here,” Van Buren coach Casey Dick said. “I think the kids have done a good job as far as getting prepared and getting mentally ready for a game. “Obviously, it’s a little bit new; it’s something that every one of these kids hasn’t been a part of and this community hasn’t been a part of in a while, so it’s a good little stepping stone for us to kind of get back in the routine of doing that.” Dick also realizes it won’t be any easier facing Northside a second time than it was the first, but added his team is eager for the rematch. “They’re a good football team, obviously,” Dick said of the Grizzlies. “We’ve played each other earlier in the year, so you know they’ve gotten better since the beginning of the year and they’ve done a great job as far as getting better with their scheme and what they do, so we’re excited to play them for a second time. “We’ll have to go out and just play fast, physical football, and go out and establish those things and go out and trust ourselves and trust each other and if we do that, I think we’ll be OK.” In the game played at Van Buren on Sept. 7, the Grizzlies out-gained the Pointers, 472-194, with Northside holding the Pointers to just 15 yards rushing. Northside senior quarterback Derrick Wise completed 14-of-16 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 139 yards and a TD and even caught a TD pass. Van Buren senior quarterback Christian Morrow went 18-of-26 passing for 179 yards and two TDs and added a TD run of his own. But now the stakes are much higher for both teams Friday. The winner will move on in the 7A playoffs and a quarterfinal date next week at Bentonville, while the loser will begin off-season workouts. “Everybody has to realize, especially our seniors, you’ve got one game,” Falleur said. “You’ve done this your whole life and for most of us, when that final game’s over, that’s it and now you know, there’s one game left. “If you win, you get one more game. If you lose, it’s over, so you’ve got to approach it like this is it because it could very well be.”...


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 “Deuce” because of the number 2 that adorns his Grizzlies’ jersey. Instead, he got that nickname nearly a decade ago because of his family connection, as Wise shares the same name as his father. “It happened when I was in like first or second grade playing travel baseball, and my coach actually gave it to me, just because I was Derrick the second,” the younger Derrick Wise said. “And then they started calling me Deuce and it just stuck, basically.” At the time, Wise wore No. 5, but eventually gravitated toward No. 2 to fit with his nickname. He made another transition, focusing mainly on football after playing a number of sports in his younger days. “I just liked the feeling of scoring touchdowns really,” Wise, who also played basketball, baseball and soccer, said. “With basketball and baseball, I really didn’t get the same feeling that I did with football, so that’s really what I liked about it.” Safe to say, “Deuce” has been on the loose since concentrating on football. A running back when he came to Northside as a sophomore, Wise (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) was named the starting quarterback prior to his junior season and helped lead the Grizzlies to the 7A quarterfinals. He’s putting up more solid numbers in his second season as the starting signal-caller. Wise has completed 79-of-113 passes for 1,145 and 12 touchdowns and also leads the team in rushing with 736 yards on 142 carries and 11 TDs. “I just think being in control of the offense (has helped him his senior season),” Northside coach Mike Falleur said. “Understanding his role, understanding the decisions he has to make running and throwing. The whole thing’s better; he’s just so much smoother, he’s just so much more at ease and confident in what he’s doing. ... He’s just a better decision maker now than a year ago.” Two weeks ago, though, the decisions Wise made weren’t necessarily the right ones, as in a loss to Cabot, Wise threw four costly interceptions. With the Grizzlies tumbling to their third straight loss and a big game against rival Southside looming, Wise needed some advice. So he talked to Falleur, who basically told his quarterback to just move forward. “He told me to focus on the next game and not worry about what happened last week, you know you can’t change that,” Wise said. “So coming into the Southside game, it was practicing hard and knowing what I’ve got to do to not cause any turnovers for the team and come out with the win.” And Wise came up big for the Grizzlies, accounting for 140 yards of total offense and scoring three rushing TDs in a 23-13 win, Northside’s third straight in the series against the Mavericks. He also completed 7-of-10 passes, and didn’t throw a single interception. “It really wasn’t anything different, it was staying calm and knowing that I have people around me who can help, and that it was just going to be a team effort to win the game,” Wise said. “Everyone has a bad game every once in a while. So you just come back and play harder.” His quarterback coach, Chad Frazier, also believed Wise was capable of bouncing back going into the Southside game. “He had a great week of practice last week, his attitude was great, he was doing everything right and we knew going into the week that he was going to have a great week,” Frazier, also the Grizzlies’ offensive coordinator, said. “Deuce has been a guy that we’ve relied on heavily and he’s done nothing but produce and he’s done a great job from last year to this year on being more thorough with the offense and picking up on the things that we’re doing and game planning and making calls at the line of scrimmage. A lot of times, we give him options to make calls and get us in the right play and based on what we’re seeing, and he’s done a great job.” Wise, who has a 3.3 grade-point average, also exerts himself away from football and the classroom as he spends nearly an hour every day working out. Sometimes, he’ll work out before school; other times, after practice. “Basically (work out) every day, and I would do something different,” Wise said. “If it was chest one day, then legs another day or speed training one day.” He’s also received attention from several Division I colleges. Wise, who was one of 27 Grizzlies honored on Senior Night prior to the win against Southside, will get to take to the turf at Mayo-Thompson Stadium at least one more time. This Friday, the Grizzlies face Van Buren in the first round of the 7A playoffs and a rematch of a 46-21 Northside win two month ago, a game where Wise may have put on his best performance. Wise had 337 yards of total offense while throwing for two touchdowns and running for another. He also caught a TD pass from receiver J.T. Thorne. The Grizzlies are wanting a similar performance this week and beyond from “Deuce.” Wise himself says he’s hasn’t accomplished what he wants to accomplish. “Not yet since we’re still in the season and just starting the playoffs, and of course the big goal is to win a state championship, so that’s really what I would like to have happen for my season to be completed,” Wise said....


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 winner of the “Battle of Rogers Avenue.” It will stay within the confines of Mayo-Thompson Stadium for at least another year, as the Grizzlies posted their third straight win against archrival Southside. The common denominator in those three straight wins in the series has been Northside allowing 13 points in each game, the latest a 23-13 win last Friday at Mayo-Thompson Stadium as the Grizzlies also broke a three-game losing streak. “I thought they bounced back from the three weeks before and played a solid football game from the start to the finish,” Falleur said. “No turnovers, no major penalties, I thought physically we got after them pretty good, especially in the second half. “So I mean it was a good win for us, and it’s great to have that (trophy) here for the third year in a row.” And Northside’s defense was certainly a big factor in that win. The Grizzlies held the Mavericks to 111 total yards in the second half and came up with two interceptions, turning both of those into touchdowns. Northside also gave up more than 10 yards on just 12 of the 50 plays the Mavericks ran on offense for the night. “Not many big plays, and to me, if you watch Southside that’s the key is you can’t give up those big explosive plays and they get a bunch of them,” Falleur said. “So if we could limit that, and I think maybe the longest play of the night was that (touchdown) pass (a 43-yard throw from Taye Gatewood in the second quarter that tied the score at 7-all). ... That was really the only one that they were able to get, so that’s key and defensively, we were all proud of the way they played.” Northside’s first touchdown was set up by an interception from senior Tyriq Adams. Then in the second half, with the Grizzlies leading 17-7, senior Elijah Tabut came up with a pick of his own that resulted in an 11-play 64-yard TD drive that extended Northside’s lead to 23-7. “Across the board, I thought they all played good,” Falleur said. “Elijah made a big pick, Tyriq a big pick, there were some guys that made plays up front that you don’t get to see as much because they’re not out in space, but I mean overall defensively, I thought all the guys that played in the game did a good job.” Another factor in the second half was the running of senior tailback Eli Bolton. Held to 28 yards in the first half, Bolton tallied 80 yards on 11 carries after halftime to finish with 108 yards. “I thought, by far, Eli played his best football game of the year, but he runs the ball like that every week, we were just able to give it to him more this time and stuck more with the zone,” Falleur said. “The thing I like about Eli, too, is you watch him when he gets in traffic, he’s covering that ball up with two hands, so that’s a sign of a guy that takes the coaching and does a good job and is very disciplined. ... He was our player of the game, and very deserving of it.” The win also ensures Northside will be back at home to start the opening round of the 7A playoffs. The Grizzlies take on Van Buren on Friday in a rematch of a game played on Sept. 7, which the Grizzlies won, 46-21. ...


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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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. ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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)...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/5/2018


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


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018


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


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...


HENRY APPLE | 3/3/2018


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 ...


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...


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...


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’...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/3/2018


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


MIKE SMITH | 2/21/2018


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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. ...


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...


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...


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...


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-...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...



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 -- ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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,...


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. ...


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...


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. ...


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 –...


JASON KILBURN | 8/2/2017

Grizzlies take on bootcamp

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


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/24/2017

Graduation moved

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


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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 ...


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...



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...



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...



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 ...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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-...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


WALTER WOODIE | 2/8/2017

Northside boys seek another win at home today

NORTHSIDE BOYS SEEK ANOTHER WIN AT HOME TODAY | Northside's boys were on the precipice of dropping its second straight home game, as well as falling...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2017

Northside's Brewer, Joe have big games in win

NORTHSIDE'S BREWER, JOE HAVE BIG GAMES IN WIN | Northside's dynamic guards, Tevin Brewer and Isaiah Joe, helped make sure the Grizzlies avoided anot...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2017

GOTW coming to Northside Tuesday!

GOTW COMING TO NORTHSIDE TUESDAY! | Tuesday’s Little Rock Central at Fort Smith Northside boys and girls basketball games will be featur...


MASCOT MEDIA | 2/6/2017

Perry’s putback leads Grizzlies over Hornets

PERRY’S PUTBACK LEADS GRIZZLIES OVER HORNETS | FORT SMITH -- Tyrell Perry was in the right place at the right time for Fort Smith Northside. Perry...


WALTER WOODIE | 2/4/2017

Norwood makes it official, signs with OU

NORWOOD MAKES IT OFFICIAL, SIGNS WITH OU | Northside cornerback Tre Norwood de-committed from the University of Louisville in large part due to...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/2/2017

Northside too much for Bryant

NORTHSIDE TOO MUCH FOR BRYANT | The Lady Hornets struggled to get anything going early on in Tuesday night’s 53-32 loss to the North...


JONATHAN BELL | 2/1/2017

Grizzlies, Mavs to play makeup games today

GRIZZLIES, MAVS TO PLAY MAKEUP GAMES TODAY | Northside's teams will be taking part in an unusual home-and-home series this week against Bryant. ...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/31/2017

Northside gets best of rival

NORTHSIDE GETS BEST OF RIVAL | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside shook off a two-game losing skid in a big way, blowing out city r...


WALTER WOODIE | 1/28/2017

Northside girls surprise coach

NORTHSIDE GIRLS SURPRISE COACH | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside Coach Rickey Smith wasn't too sure before the game about his team...



Northside upsets NLR

NORTHSIDE UPSETS NLR | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside coach Rickey Smith wasn't too sure about his team's chances to co...



Boys BBall: NLR-69, Northside-66

BOYS BBALL: NLR-69, NORTHSIDE-66 | Boys North Little Rock 69, Fort Smith Northside 66 North Little Rock got defensive stops when it w...



NHS boys extend win streak to 10

NHS BOYS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO 10 | The Northside Grizzlies made it 10 straight wins after going into Conway and coming away with a 57-4...


STAFF | 1/18/2017

Perry propels Northside

PERRY PROPELS NORTHSIDE | CONWAY -- Fort Smith Northside got plenty of offensive punch from guards Tevin Brewer and Isaiah Joe...


TIM COOPER | 1/18/2017

Grizzlies roll past Little Rock Catholic

GRIZZLIES ROLL PAST LITTLE ROCK CATHOLIC | Coming off an impressive win at Little Rock Central, the last thing Fort Smith Northside coach Eric ...


WALTER WOODIE | 1/14/2017

Joe's accuracy thrashes Central

JOE'S ACCURACY THRASHES CENTRAL | There was nothing average, ordinary or regular about Fort Smith Northside's Isaiah Joe Tuesday night...


TIM COOPER | 1/11/2017

Northside boys win 7A-Central opener on road

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN 7A-CENTRAL OPENER ON ROAD | Northside 76, LR Central 69 BOYS - Behind a 34-point effort from junior Isaiah Joe, the Northside G...


STAFF | 1/11/2017

LR Central 59, Northside 54

LR CENTRAL 59, NORTHSIDE 54 | GIRLS - The Lady Bears came up short in their 7A-Central opener on Tuesday, falling by five on the r...


STAFF | 1/11/2017

Fort Smith Northside 72, El Dorado 66

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 72, EL DORADO 66 | Senior guard Tevin Brewer led the Grizzlies with 29 points while holding off the Wildcats (10-2) in ...



Fort Smith Northside 50, Bixby 25

FORT SMITH NORTHSIDE 50, BIXBY 25 | Northside’s defense harassed the Spartans, holding them to eight field goals in the win. Topazia Haw...


SHAWN HEIN | 12/28/2016

Northside players make all area team

NORTHSIDE PLAYERS MAKE ALL AREA TEAM | It was a breakthrough year for the Northside Grizzlies. For Charleston and Greenwood, it was busines...


KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/25/2016

Northside girls roll in return to home court

NORTHSIDE GIRLS ROLL IN RETURN TO HOME COURT | There have been periods of inconsistency the Northside Lady Bears have gone through so far this seas...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/21/2016

NHS boys pick up road win in Tulsa

NHS BOYS PICK UP ROAD WIN IN TULSA | Behind 30 points from junior guard Isaiah Joe, the Northside Grizzlies picked up their fourth straig...


STAFF | 12/17/2016

Northside starts fast, routs Bentonville

NORTHSIDE STARTS FAST, ROUTS BENTONVILLE | BENTONVILLE -- Fort Smith Northside's boys didn't have their coach Tuesday night, but the Grizzlies ...


HENRY APPLE | 12/14/2016

Northside boys headed to Blue Springs Tourney

NORTHSIDE BOYS HEADED TO BLUE SPRINGS TOURNEY | The Northside Grizzlies will head to Blue Springs (Mo.) to take part in the Blue Springs Basketball ...


STAFF | 12/8/2016

Northside boys win opener at Texas tournament

NORTHSIDE BOYS WIN OPENER AT TEXAS TOURNAMENT | Down by four in the fourth quarter, Northside's boys closed out its first-round game at the Arlingto...


STAFF | 12/2/2016

Forsey counted on as an inside presence

FORSEY COUNTED ON AS AN INSIDE PRESENCE | One of the things Northside boys basketball coach Eric Burnett is seeking from his team this season ...


BUCK RINGOLD | 11/25/2016

Northside made big strides in 2016

NORTHSIDE MADE BIG STRIDES IN 2016 | It wasn't the way the Northside Grizzlies and their talented senior class wanted to go out. Two wee...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2016

Northside girls roll to 2-0 start

NORTHSIDE GIRLS ROLL TO 2-0 START | For the second straight game to begin their new season, the Northside Lady Bears turned in a dominat...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/23/2016

Bentonville throws Northside off game

BENTONVILLE THROWS NORTHSIDE OFF GAME | FORT SMITH -- For several weeks, Fort Smith Northside lived on a stingy defense, a powerful running ...


WALTER WOODIE | 11/19/2016

Grizzlies wear down Fayetteville

GRIZZLIES WEAR DOWN FAYETTEVILLE | FAYETTEVILLE -- For nearly three quarters, Fayetteville held one half of the Fort Smith Northside dy...


VERNON TARVER | 11/16/2016

 Long time coming for Northside

LONG TIME COMING FOR NORTHSIDE | It had indeed been a long time coming for the Northside Grizzlies football program. For the first t...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/9/2016

Northside's Norwood tallies four TDs

NORTHSIDE'S NORWOOD TALLIES FOUR TDS | Tre Norwood and his Northside teammates tried to not put too much emphasis on the Grizzlies' losing ...


BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/8/2016

Northside primes for playoff run against Mavs

NORTHSIDE PRIMES FOR PLAYOFF RUN AGAINST MAVS | FAYETTEVILLE — Very little has gone as Fort Smith Southside hoped or expected during a difficult fir...


KURT VOIGT | 11/3/2016

Grizzlies run past Panthers

GRIZZLIES RUN PAST PANTHERS | ABOT -- Senior tailback Hunter Pendleton and senior quarterback Tre' Norwood combined for 228 rushin...


ROBERT YATES | 10/29/2016

Norwood Goes Above And Beyond For Team

NORWOOD GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR TEAM | FORT SMITH (KFSM)--Northside Senior Tre Norwood has been a utility player for the Grizzlies this sea...


BROOKE GRIMSLEY | 10/24/2016

NLR inches past Grizzlies

NLR INCHES PAST GRIZZLIES | FORT SMITH -- Fort Smith Northside found a few inches hard to come by Friday night at Mayo-Thompson ...


WALTER WOODIE | 10/22/2016

Battle for First

BATTLE FOR FIRST | The Charging Wildcats and Grizzlies (5-1) are tied for the 7A-Central Conference lead at 4-0. The wi...


JEREMY MUCK | 10/21/2016

Northside taking on a dangerous Conway squad

NORTHSIDE TAKING ON A DANGEROUS CONWAY SQUAD | For the second straight week, the Northside Grizzlies' opponent has just one win to its total. Howe...