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Longtime Southside teammates set for Friday’s All-Star experience

Forever and a lifetime. It’s a phrase that won’t hit Hannah Holland or Emily Bass until Sunday. Friday, the longtime Fort Smith teammates will pair up one final time as part of the Arkansas Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game. They’ve been teammates since they were 9. “We were talking about it, how we’ve played together for so many years. I think we’ve played together since we were nine,” Holland said. “I’m pretty excited about it (all-star match), but it’s kind of sad at the same time.” “It’s really fun to be able to play one last time,” Bass said. “Me and Hannah are going to be pretty sad, and it’ll be different playing against her in college.” Holland will continue her volleyball career at UAFS. Bass is headed to Ouachita Baptist. For one night, anyway, it’ll be just about playing volleyball. ?’m really excited,” Bass said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. (But) it’s kind of bitter sweet, too. It’s my last time playing high school ball. But it’s fun, too. I get to meet some kids I ’m going to college with, like Karli (Ferguson) from Conway.” The East All-Star roster includes two players each from Southside, Jonesboro, Valley View and Hoxie. Conway coach Laura Crow is the head coach. “I’ve met her a couple of times,” Bass said. “She seems really nice. My older sister (Haley Gilliam) teaches at Conway.” Because Southside and Northside play in the 6A-Central, they are paired with players from the central and eastern part of the state. The West roster has plenty of local flavor, with Greenwood’s Abby Cagle, Hackett’s Audrie Chaney, Lavaca’s Hope Headley and Paris phenoms Joni Inman and Ryleigh Hardwicke. Greenwood’s Jennifer Golden is coaching the West squad. Her staff also includes Paris’ Jordan Devine and Hackett coach Bridget Freeman. Holland said she expects to play middle blocker in Friday’s game. “I’m really excited,” Holland said. “It’s going to be super competitive. I’m lucky that I had the UAFS camp before this week so that I could get back into playing. I hadn’t played for awhile.” “I really don’t know what to expect,” Bass said. “I think it’s going to be fun, but I have no clue, really. They sent us a schedule, so I know what’s going down.” Volleyball players are to report Thursday at 2 p.m. Then, after the dust settles, Bass will have a little more than a month before reporting to Arkadelphia for OBU’s fall practice. “I move in on Aug. 9,” she said. “I’m really excited. I love all the people there; the girls and coaches are super nice. I think I’m going to fit in really well.”...

6/19/2019

Throneberry, Mavericks pacing themselves

For most coaches in 2019, coaching travel ball driven players means adjusting your routine on the fly. It’s not that way for Southside coach Natalie Throneberry, though. “It’s a delicate balance,” she said. “Not every player is the same. We know we have some kids playing in Nationals, which bleeds over to July. If we need to nurse some shoulders or have some down time, we’ll do that. “But these kids are ready to go once we put the (volleyball) nets up.” The Mavericks, who reached the 6A finals a year ago, where they lost to Conway, lost three key players to graduation — Hannah Holland, Emily Bass and Sarah Tolbert. The trio not only contributed to the flow of the game, but were invaluable leaders off the floor as well. But Southside, which begins the 2019 season in earnest with fall practice July 18, has plenty of fire-power coming back, including juniors Avery Fitzgerald, Aleigha Johnson, Hannah Hogue and Hayley Hall. Southside opens the season Aug. 27 against Van Buren. “Our girls, a lot of them are pedal to the metal in travel ball,” she said. “We have camp coming up next week for younger kids in elementary school and junior high. Our kids are helping work it. I’m excited for them. I’m happy to see the transition for them.” Next week will spell the end of morning workouts and afternoon practices. With dead period, a three-week span from June 24-July 8, an inactive span where coaches are not allowed to have contact with athletes. “Once dead period is over we’ll hit the ground running,” Throneberry said. “That senior group was special, but we have a very solid group of junior and seniors coming back.” The Mavericks will have some key sophomore pieces as well. Throneberry is excited to see newcomers Olivia Melton and Toree Tiffee. “Absolutely,” she said. “I’m eager to get them into the mix with the other players. It will be good to have them on our campus.” Southside will host team camp July 30-Aug. 1. The Mavericks will begin their final trek through the 6A-Central beginning Sept. 5 at Conway. The team’s first four scheduled regular season matches are against teams — Van Buren, Fayetteville, Greenwood and Conway — who combined for 93 wins in 2018....

6/15/2019

Adams signs on as Mavs’ coach

Stewart Adams has his dream job. The former Southside standout, who played on some of the late Mickey Johnson’s great teams in the early 1990s, was named the school’s head boys basketball coach Friday. “It’s something I’ve had a goal of since I started,” Adams said. “It’s so much more special to me because this is my school. Playing under Mickey Johnson, then coaching under Jerry Bridges, Eric Burnett and Charles Cooper, it’s a humbling experience.” The well-liked Cooper resigned in April following a lengthy run as the team’s head coach, spanning 2005-19. But the Mavericks, after a huge season in 2012 where the program won 23 games and reached the 7A semifinals, have averaged just seven wins over the last seven seasons. The Mavericks finished 1-13 in 2018-19. “Southside’s never been about the greatest athletes on the floor,” Adams said. “It’s been about teams that are going to out-hustle you and play smarter, and work together — I think that’s the type of program that I grew up in, and I want to create that here. “I want there to be a toughness about us that I learned from Mickey Johnson; that’s the type of style that I appreciate.” Fort Smith Public Schools Athletic Director Dr. Darren McKinney praised Adams. He’s had a birds-eye view of the former Mavericks’ star, too. “I played at Northside and he played at Southside — and we guarded each other in this very gym,” McKinney said. “He has the thing that nobody else has. He knows the culture of Southside High School. “He knows the culture of the junior highs, too, so he can go out and relate to the kids.” Adams coached under Cabot coach Chris Meseke, then the Greenwood boys coach, and with current Van Buren girls coach Chris Bryant, then the head boys coach at Hartford. In addition, before coming to Ramsey, where he served 12 seasons, Adams also was the head boys coach at Waldron for five seasons. This past season, with Cooper under the weather, Adams did the majority of the coaching in the final Northside-Southside game of the season. McKinney came away impressed. “We had a lot of folks interested in this job,” McKinney said. ”(But) coach Adams is the one that kept coming back to me. Getting to see him in action, during the Northside-Southside game was a big deal to me, because I got to see how the kids responded. Who he’s played for and who he’s worked with, that’s a pedigree that’s second to none.”...

5/25/2019

Mavs have big shoes to replace on offense

Southside football coach Jeff Williams knew the Mavericks would have their work cut out once his senior class graduated. That said, the veteran Mavericks’ coach is using his time this spring to plug in the 2020 offensive positions — not that everything will be a quick fix. The Mavericks bid farewell to most of his offense with Thursday night’s graduation. Quarterback Taye Gatewood, running back Ricardo Savoy and receivers Tyrese Solomon, Colton McBride, Jordayn Jackson and Erich Schwarz accounted for 44 of the team’s 51 offensive touchdowns last season. Junior-to-be running back Johntarrius Washington caught two touchdowns last season and senior-to-be fullback Nathan Bogner caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass. “Our biggest concern is running backs and receivers,” Williams said. “We lost a lot of guys, and a lot of key guys. Defensively, we have a lot of guys back, which is a positive. We have more experience on the defensive side than on offense.” Replacing Gatewood will be hard. The senior quarterback threw for 2,386 yards and 29 touchdowns in 2018. He also ran for 704 yards and 11 scores. Parker Wehunt (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) has been getting reps along with Blaine Stites (5-8, 155), Luke Wyatt (5-8, 135) and McCade Moody. “They’re getting a lot of reps right now,” Williams said. “Team camp is going to be really important. Spring practice is kind of an individual time to get the kids better. They’ll get some reps in team camp, too. It’s been really good. “It’s been one of the more productive springs we’ve had in a while.” Williams and his staff have been able to use the spring to split up the teams, allowing players to play both ways. “It’s been helpful,” he said. “We’ve been able to create some depth at a lot of positions.” Williams plans to take the Mavericks to a pair of team camps, including one at Van Buren (June 10-11) and another at Fayetteville (June 18) before getting into 7-on-7 play in July. “We’ll be able to get a good look at kids in team camp,” Williams said. “We’ll move some people around.” One key advantage over the returning offensive players, or lack thereof, is the size of the team’s offensive and defensive lines. Trey Moore (6-0, 315), Creed Nally (6-1, 280), Marlon Briggs (5-11, 330), Josh Waldrep (6-0, 250), Tristan Boley (5-11, 200) and Angel Mares (6-0, 215) are battling for starting jobs. Defensively, junior-to-be Shawn Rogers had a breakout sophomore season at defensive end, complete with 48 stops and six TFLs (tackles for loss). Jack Hannan (6-0, 215) and senior-to-be Jeremiah Van Hook (6-2, 225) also played well last fall. Blessed with 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash, Van Hook was in on 27 stops in 2018....

5/17/2019

Rogers 15, Southside 9

The Mavericks took a 4-3 lead in the top of the third, but Rogers answered with five in its half of the inning. Rogers then added four runs in the sixth for a 12-4 advantage en route to winning Thursday’s first-round game at state. Southside (15-13) made one more charge in the top of the sixth, loading the bases for Hannah Hogue, who hit a shot which got past the Rogers center fielder to the fence. Hogue cleared the bases, and she also was able to cross home plate herself for an inside-the-park grand slam, getting the Mavs within four. However, Rogers added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to regain momentum. Southside’s Hana Dingman went 2-for-4, including a solo home run to left center in the top of the second, which cut the Mavs’ lead to a run, 2-1. After Rogers added a run in the bottom of the second, the Mavs took the lead with three in the third, the last two coming on a two-run double to left from senior Piper Morgan. Courtney Storey went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Rogers....

5/10/2019

Mavs’ Mendoza learns to adjust on the fly

Alex Mendoza can do some magical things on the soccer field. But even magicians need consistency. The Southside senior hopes to extend his soccer career today as the Mavericks face Van Buren in the first round of the 6A state soccer tournament at Conway High School. “This season, we’ve competed with everyone we’ve played,” Mendoza said. “We’re ready to go to the playoffs; we’re ready to compete. “We’re going to take it from there.” The Mavericks (6-12) face Van Buren (11-9) at 10 a.m. today in the first round of the state tournament. Southside finished fifth in the 6A-Central; the Pointers were locked in as the No. 4 seed in the 6A-West. The Pointers rallied late to beat the Mavericks two months ago in a preseason tournament. “They’re a high-energy team, which is what we are, too,” Mendoza said. “We just have to go out and play our game.” First-year coach Bijan Timjani likes his team’s chances. “First of all, we have to be disciplined,” Timjani said. “The second thing is we have to make sure the we make the ball faster than we do. We have to do a better job of passing, and the kids have been doing that.” Mendoza, a 6-foot-1, 160-pound midfielder, has done his part. “Alex is a very skillful players and he’s one of our team leaders,” Timjani said. “He’s a good leader for us, but so is Chris (Orellana), Alberto (De la torre) and Ben (Frederick). But Alex is one of our more physical players and he’s one of our team captains.” Timjani’s first-year influence, and style of play, took some getting used to. Then again, it’s not as though Mendoza has ever started a season with the coach from the previous season. “It’s been pretty difficult,” Mendoza said. “You don’t get to bond with the coach; you don’t have that chemistry. We have a bunch of new guys coming in, so it makes it difficult. I’ve been here for four years and I’ve never gotten to bond with the coaches. “You bond with the team every year, because they’re all different, and it gets kind of difficult.” The winner of today’s game draws top-seeded Springdale at 10 a.m. Friday. But it’s soccer. And in soccer, anything can happen. “It’s been a hard season,” Mendoza said. “The main part was just trying to find each other. I’ve learned a lot this year. I’ve learned to let the game come to you.”...

5/9/2019

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Adams signs on as Mavs’ coach

ADAMS SIGNS ON AS MAVS’ COACH | Stewart Adams has his dream job. The former Southside standout, who played on some of the late Mi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/25/2019

Mavs have big shoes to replace on offense

MAVS HAVE BIG SHOES TO REPLACE ON OFFENSE | Southside football coach Jeff Williams knew the Mavericks would have their work cut out once his sen...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/17/2019

Rogers 15, Southside 9

ROGERS 15, SOUTHSIDE 9 | The Mavericks took a 4-3 lead in the top of the third, but Rogers answered with five in its half of ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2019

Mavs’ Mendoza learns to adjust on the fly

MAVS’ MENDOZA LEARNS TO ADJUST ON THE FLY | Alex Mendoza can do some magical things on the soccer field. But even magicians need consistency....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/9/2019

Northside comeback stuns SHS

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/7/2019

Northside wraps up regular season with win at Southside

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/7/2019

Lady Bears top Mavs, 1-0, now wait

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/4/2019

Southside 9, LR Central 3

SOUTHSIDE 9, LR CENTRAL 3 | The Mavericks punched their ticket to next week’s 6A State Tournament as they built an 8-0 lead in t...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Central 5, Southside 4

CENTRAL 5, SOUTHSIDE 4 | The Southside Mavericks suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 decision Tuesday, capping an April to forget. ...

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STAFF | 5/1/2019

Mavs suffer 10th straight 6A-Central loss

MAVS SUFFER 10TH STRAIGHT 6A-CENTRAL LOSS | Robert Bavon and Bryce Stine drove in three runs apiece Friday to power Catholic to an 11-5 win over...

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STAFF | 4/27/2019

Playoff-minded Southside rolls at home

PLAYOFF-MINDED SOUTHSIDE ROLLS AT HOME | It was a pivotal week for Southside’s postseason hopes, and the Mavericks passed the test with flyin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/26/2019

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Southside gets big confidence boost with conference road win

SOUTHSIDE GETS BIG CONFIDENCE BOOST WITH CONFERENCE ROAD WIN | If the 6A State Tournament had started right now, the Southside Mavericks would still be on the outs...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/25/2019

Southside gets a big win at Bryant

SOUTHSIDE GETS A BIG WIN AT BRYANT | The Southside Maverick softball team got a huge boost to their state tournament chances as they went...

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STAFF | 4/24/2019

For the love of sports

FOR THE LOVE OF SPORTS | Melanie Rice is changing her shoes while digesting a tough loss to North Little Rock. With a confere...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/22/2019

SHS girls drop PK decision to NLR

SHS GIRLS DROP PK DECISION TO NLR | The Southside Lady Mavericks dropped a tough decision to North Little Rock Friday on PKs. North L...

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STAFF | 4/20/2019

NLR 15, Southside 7

NLR 15, SOUTHSIDE 7 | Grant Shahan’s two-run single highlighted North Little Rock’s wild 15-7 comeback over the Southside ...

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STAFF | 4/20/2019

Longtime Southside boys coach Cooper retires

LONGTIME SOUTHSIDE BOYS COACH COOPER RETIRES | Southside boys basketball coach Charlie Cooper told his team Thursday afternoon he was retiring. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2019

Lady Mavericks have a key 6A-Central bout with North Little Rock

LADY MAVERICKS HAVE A KEY 6A-CENTRAL BOUT WITH NORTH LITTLE ROCK | The Lady Mavericks have a key 6A-Central bout with North Little Rock today at Rowland Stadium. Bo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/19/2019

Southside falls in extra innings to NLR

SOUTHSIDE FALLS IN EXTRA INNINGS TO NLR | Southside nearly pulled off a huge win at home Thursday against 6A-Central contender North Little Ro...

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STAFF | 4/19/2019

FS Southside names new girls coach

FS SOUTHSIDE NAMES NEW GIRLS COACH | Robert Brunk believed the Fort Smith Southside's girls basketball coaching position as "destination ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 4/16/2019

Brunk named as Mavericks’ new girls coach

BRUNK NAMED AS MAVERICKS’ NEW GIRLS COACH | Robert Brunk called the Southside girls basketball job his dream job. And that was a decade before h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/16/2019

Mavericks’ Schwarz shines at Fayetteville Relays

MAVERICKS’ SCHWARZ SHINES AT FAYETTEVILLE RELAYS | Coach Brad West took his Mavericks to Fayetteville on Friday to compete in the Arkansas National Gua...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/15/2019

Southside’s Mariana Hernandez remains passionate about running

SOUTHSIDE’S MARIANA HERNANDEZ REMAINS PASSIONATE ABOUT RUNNING | Mariana Hernandez, her black hair pulled back, lights up the room with a smile when talking about cr...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/14/2019

Conway 8, Southside 1

CONWAY 8, SOUTHSIDE 1 | The Wampus Cats completed a 6A-Central sweep of slumping Southside on Friday with an 8-1 victory in ...

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STAFF | 4/14/2019

Northside held off cross-town rival Southside, 10-7

NORTHSIDE HELD OFF CROSS-TOWN RIVAL SOUTHSIDE, 10-7 | A frustrating first half of 6A-Central play for the Northside Lady Bears ended on a good note Tuesda...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2019

Grizzlies rallied to beat the Mavericks, 6-5

GRIZZLIES RALLIED TO BEAT THE MAVERICKS, 6-5 | Northside coach Brian Fry said he’s going to ride Donte O’Neal as long as he could. For nearly fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/10/2019

SHS Mavericks pick up second straight 6A-Central win

SHS MAVERICKS PICK UP SECOND STRAIGHT 6A-CENTRAL WIN | The Southside Mavericks picked up their second straight 6A-Central win on Friday, breaking a 1-all s...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Central 3, Southside 0

CENTRAL 3, SOUTHSIDE 0 | The Southside Mavericks are in an offensive funk. Central’s Joey McCracken limited the Maverick...

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STAFF | 4/6/2019

Springdale rallies past Southside, 8-5

SPRINGDALE RALLIES PAST SOUTHSIDE, 8-5 | Alex Bowers had four hits and two RBIs as the Springdale Bulldogs rallied from three runs down to be...

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STAFF | 4/5/2019

Catholic 4, Southside 3

CATHOLIC 4, SOUTHSIDE 3 | The Rockets rallied from a late 3-1 deficit to post a 4-3 victory in 6A-Central play Tuesday, droppi...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

Southside 13, Mount St. Mary 0

SOUTHSIDE 13, MOUNT ST. MARY 0 | The Mavericks finally picked up their first 6A-Central win of the season as they broke a scoreless g...

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STAFF | 4/3/2019

SHS drops one at home to Bryant, 11-4

SHS DROPS ONE AT HOME TO BRYANT, 11-4 | It hasn’t been an easy start to 6A-Central play for Southside coach Cassy Story and her Mavericks. ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/30/2019

Bryant defeats Southside in first game of 6A-Central twinbill

BRYANT DEFEATS SOUTHSIDE IN FIRST GAME OF 6A-CENTRAL TWINBILL | Following two wins to start 6A-Central play, the Southside Mavericks then set their sights on one of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/29/2019

Conway 6, Southside 2

CONWAY 6, SOUTHSIDE 2 | The Mavericks were defeated at home on Thursday in 6A-Central action in a makeup game. Conway sco...

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STAFF | 3/29/2019

Culture change leads Mavs to share of 6A-Central lead

CULTURE CHANGE LEADS MAVS TO SHARE OF 6A-CENTRAL LEAD | Southside coach Dale Harpenau said Wednesday the Mavericks’ 2-0 conference record is the difference ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2019

Partin dominant in Southside’s 1-0 win over NLR

PARTIN DOMINANT IN SOUTHSIDE’S 1-0 WIN OVER NLR | Braiden Partin bent a little in Tuesday’s 6A-Central game with North Little Rock. But the big rig...

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STAFF | 3/27/2019

Mavericks’ Partin enjoys facing unknown players

MAVERICKS’ PARTIN ENJOYS FACING UNKNOWN PLAYERS | There’s something to be said about facing teams you know nothing about. Southside senior Braiden ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/26/2019

Hamilton, Partin lead Mavs past Rebels

HAMILTON, PARTIN LEAD MAVS PAST REBELS | Hot-hitting Braiden Partin drove in two runs and left-hander Ryan Hamilton allowed no earned runs in...

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STAFF | 3/24/2019

Blythe, Mavericks thrash Tennessee team, 11-1

BLYTHE, MAVERICKS THRASH TENNESSEE TEAM, 11-1 | Breck Burris and Colton McBride had two hits apiece and Braiden Partin and Caleb Emmert drove in two...

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STAFF | 3/23/2019

McCracken County (Ky.) 3, Southside 1

MCCRACKEN COUNTY (KY.) 3, SOUTHSIDE 1 | Jacob Ehling baffled Southside over five innings, allowing four hits and one run, and teammate James...

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STAFF | 3/22/2019

The Mavericks split a pair of 6A-Central matches last week

THE MAVERICKS SPLIT A PAIR OF 6A-CENTRAL MATCHES LAST WEEK | The Mavericks split a pair of 6A-Central matches last week. After losing a tough one to Conway, a ma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

The Mavericks turned in an impressive showing

THE MAVERICKS TURNED IN AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWING | The Mavericks turned in an impressive showing at this weekend’s Farmington/Fayetteville Tournament, ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/21/2019

The Mavericks picked up a huge 6A-Central victory

THE MAVERICKS PICKED UP A HUGE 6A-CENTRAL VICTORY | The Mavericks picked up a huge 6A-Central victory last week against Cabot. Southside had managed jus...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2019

Cabot 13, Southside 6

CABOT 13, SOUTHSIDE 6 | Cabot spoiled Southside’s 6A-Central opener on Thursday, jumping out to an 8-0 lead in the top of th...

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STAFF | 3/18/2019

Partin-led Mavericks roll past Cabot, 7-2

PARTIN-LED MAVERICKS ROLL PAST CABOT, 7-2 | Braiden Partin won his third game of the season Thursday as Southside defeated Cabot, 7-2. Partin...

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STAFF | 3/15/2019

Both Southside teams are looking to bounce back today

BOTH SOUTHSIDE TEAMS ARE LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK TODAY | Both Southside teams opened 6A-Central play with losses to Conway on Tuesday. The Mavericks and W...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/14/2019

SHS teams fall at home in 6A-Central opener

SHS TEAMS FALL AT HOME IN 6A-CENTRAL OPENER | A phenomenal performance from Conway junior forward Kailyn Pavatt proved to be the difference in Tue...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/13/2019

Pointers rally past Mavs in shootout win

POINTERS RALLY PAST MAVS IN SHOOTOUT WIN | Southside soccer coach Bijan Timjani chalked up Friday’s tough loss to Van Buren as a moment of “bad...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/9/2019

Southside 8, Justin (Texas) 7

SOUTHSIDE 8, JUSTIN (TEXAS) 7 | The Southside Mavericks outslugged Justin Northwest (Texas) Friday, 8-7. Landon Chaffin pitched f...

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STAFF | 3/9/2019

Jureka-led Bulldogs topple Mavericks, 8-1

JUREKA-LED BULLDOGS TOPPLE MAVERICKS, 8-1 | Landry Jureka struck out seven and allowed just one hit over six innings Tuesday as Greenwood defeat...

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STAFF | 3/6/2019

Youthful Mavs fall to Heritage, 2-0

YOUTHFUL MAVS FALL TO HERITAGE, 2-0 | irst-year Southside coach Bijan Timjani knew the moment he took the job that the Lady Mavericks were...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/6/2019

SHS Mavs win five games at Texas tourney

SHS MAVS WIN FIVE GAMES AT TEXAS TOURNEY | The Southside Maverick softball team completed an impressive five-game run in a tournament at Van Al...

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STAFF | 3/4/2019

SHS Mavs win again in Texas tournament

SHS MAVS WIN AGAIN IN TEXAS TOURNAMENT | The Southside Mavericks posted a pair of decisive wins Friday as part of a tournament in Van Alstyne...

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STAFF | 3/3/2019

Five-run second powers Southside softball to season-opening win

FIVE-RUN SECOND POWERS SOUTHSIDE SOFTBALL TO SEASON-OPENING WIN | Hayley Hall isn’t going to forget her first-ever home run any time soon. Hall’s two-run shot gave...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/26/2019

NHS sweeps Southside

NHS SWEEPS SOUTHSIDE | Last season, the Northside Lady Bears were involved in a three-way tie for the conference championsh...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/23/2019

Rivals meet to close chapter on regular season

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/22/2019

Mavericks have had a hard time replicating what they did in the first half in the second half of  the 6A-Central

MAVERICKS HAVE HAD A HARD TIME REPLICATING WHAT THEY DID IN THE FIRST HALF IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 6A-CENTRAL | The Mavericks have had a hard time replicating what they did in the first half in the second half of...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/19/2019

Tough second quarter dooms Southside girls

TOUGH SECOND QUARTER DOOMS SOUTHSIDE GIRLS | It took Southside nearly seven minutes to crack the scoreboard Friday night. Then, a flash, they ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/16/2019

Humphries eager to defend his, and Southside’s, state bowling titles

HUMPHRIES EAGER TO DEFEND HIS, AND SOUTHSIDE’S, STATE BOWLING TITLES | Hunter Humphries feels very optimistic that a repeat performance is in store, both for him and the S...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Southside girls and boys basketball teams enter Friday looking for their first conference wins

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS ENTER FRIDAY LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE WINS | Both the Southside girls and boys basketball teams enter Friday looking for their first conference w...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/15/2019

Southside’s Throneberry to replace Haaser

SOUTHSIDE’S THRONEBERRY TO REPLACE HAASER | Steve Haaser knew last October, as his players wiped away the tears following the team’s loss to Con...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/13/2019

The Mavericks have four games in which to avoid a dubious number

THE MAVERICKS HAVE FOUR GAMES IN WHICH TO AVOID A DUBIOUS NUMBER | The Mavericks have four games in which to avoid a dubious number. The team, riding an 11-game los...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/12/2019

Big second half carries NLR past Southside, 86-67

BIG SECOND HALF CARRIES NLR PAST SOUTHSIDE, 86-67 | The Southside Mavericks dropped an 86-67 decision to North Little Rock on Friday in 6A-Central play....

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STAFF | 2/11/2019

Mavs can’t replicate 2018 league success

MAVS CAN’T REPLICATE 2018 LEAGUE SUCCESS | The Southside Mavericks didn’t start off great in the 2017-18 conference race. The team won just two...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/8/2019

Seven Mavericks sign letters of intent

SEVEN MAVERICKS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT | Davenport made his signing official on Wednesday at a ceremony at Southside. There were a pleth...

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KEVIN TAYLOR AND BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/7/2019

Cabot 50, Southside 36

CABOT 50, SOUTHSIDE 36 | The Cabot Lady Panthers rallied Tuesday to beat the Southside Lady Mavericks, 50-36, in 6A-Central p...

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STAFF | 2/6/2019

Southside teams travel to Cabot on Tuesday

SOUTHSIDE TEAMS TRAVEL TO CABOT ON TUESDAY | Both Southside teams travel to Cabot on Tuesday for 6A-Central games. The Mavericks are in the mi...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/5/2019

Mavericks begin the second round of 6A-Central play in Conway.

MAVERICKS BEGIN THE SECOND ROUND OF 6A-CENTRAL PLAY IN CONWAY. | The Mavericks begin the second round of 6A-Central play in Conway. Southside’s boys are seeking t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/1/2019

NHS sweeps SHS at UAFS

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/26/2019

Mavericks drop 53-47 heartbreaker

MAVERICKS DROP 53-47 HEARTBREAKER | So close. Southside girls coach Steve Brown emerged from the team’s dressing room wearing a smile...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/23/2019

The Mavericks could use a few breaks

THE MAVERICKS COULD USE A FEW BREAKS | Coach Charlie Cooper’s team returns home today to face Central in a 6A-Central basketball game. The ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/22/2019

Bryant boys, girls too much for Mavs

BRYANT BOYS, GIRLS TOO MUCH FOR MAVS | Southside coach Steve Brown kept his players in the locker room a little longer than usual. Fifte...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/16/2019

Mavs ready to put four quarters of basketball together

MAVS READY TO PUT FOUR QUARTERS OF BASKETBALL TOGETHER | Southside trailed North Little Rock by just three points late in the first half of Friday’s game. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/15/2019

NLR 84, Southside 24

NLR 84, SOUTHSIDE 24 | Demyla Brown scored 18 of her 22 points in the first half as North Little Rock (8-7, 2-1) handed Sou...

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STAFF | 1/12/2019

Mavericks hope to avoid a repeat of Tuesday’s second-half shooting woes

MAVERICKS HOPE TO AVOID A REPEAT OF TUESDAY’S SECOND-HALF SHOOTING WOES | The Mavericks hope to avoid a repeat of Tuesday’s second-half shooting woes when they visit North Li...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/11/2019

Cabot’s defense stymies Mavericks, 72-42

CABOT’S DEFENSE STYMIES MAVERICKS, 72-42 | Cabot’s Jacob Hudson didn’t give Southside any opportunities to get a second shot Tuesday night. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/9/2019

Conway boys overpower Southside, 62-48

CONWAY BOYS OVERPOWER SOUTHSIDE, 62-48 | Missed layups and poor free throw shooting will cost the best of teams. Friday, that was a recipe...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/5/2019

Conference play starts for SHS hoop squads

CONFERENCE PLAY STARTS FOR SHS HOOP SQUADS | The Mavericks open the 6A-Central race with back-to-back home games with Conway and Cabot. Coach ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/4/2019

ALL-NWADG DIVISION I FOOTBALL

ALL-NWADG DIVISION I FOOTBALL | SCHOOL Fort Smith Northside CLASS Senior HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 210 POSITION Linebacker TH...

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RICK FIRES | 12/31/2018

SHS come up short for third place at Coke Classic

SHS COME UP SHORT FOR THIRD PLACE AT COKE CLASSIC | Northside coach Eric Burnett admitted having a tough time getting to sleep following Friday night’s ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/30/2018

SHS falls to Robinson in Coke semis

SHS FALLS TO ROBINSON IN COKE SEMIS | Trailing at halftime, the Pulaski Robinson Senators used a big second half to power their way into t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/29/2018

Southside hangs on for 48-47 win in Coke Classic opener

SOUTHSIDE HANGS ON FOR 48-47 WIN IN COKE CLASSIC OPENER | In a game of runs, a spurt to start the fourth quarter proved fortuitous for the Southside Mavericks...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/28/2018

Mavs’ Jackson remains committed after injury

MAVS’ JACKSON REMAINS COMMITTED AFTER INJURY | Jordyn Jackson’s not ready to put his dream behind him. He sees himself catching passes one day i...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/22/2018

Mavericks’ Solomon embraces defensive tag

MAVERICKS’ SOLOMON EMBRACES DEFENSIVE TAG | Tyrese Solomon loves to shoot the basketball. After all, scoring is the name of the game. But he ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/14/2018

Mavs clip Bulldogs in tight one, 67-64

MAVS CLIP BULLDOGS IN TIGHT ONE, 67-64 | As quickly as Southside hustled its way to a 13-point lead Tuesday, they just as quickly nearly blew...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/12/2018

Howe 73, Southside 27

HOWE 73, SOUTHSIDE 27 | In her final game at the Taco Bell Tournament of Champions, Howe senior Jalei Oglesby scored 34 poin...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2018

 SHS fall on opening day of the ToC

SHS FALL ON OPENING DAY OF THE TOC | Ponca City (Okla.) 68, Southside 31 Ponca City raced out to a 24-5 lead at the end of the first...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/7/2018

Franks-led Mavs knock off Webb City, 67-57

FRANKS-LED MAVS KNOCK OFF WEBB CITY, 67-57 | Southside 67, Webb City, Mo. 57 Southside’s Mykale Franks scored a career-high 30 points as South...

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STAFF | 12/7/2018

Cabot tops Southside in Citizens Bank Finals

CABOT TOPS SOUTHSIDE IN CITIZENS BANK FINALS | Cabot 64, Southside 45 The Panthers made an early statement a month before the start of 6A-Centra...

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STAFF | 12/3/2018

Siloam Springs 57, Southside 38

SILOAM SPRINGS 57, SOUTHSIDE 38 | The Siloam Springs Lady Panthers defeated the Southside Mavericks, 57-38, at the Big Eight Tournamen...

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STAFF | 12/1/2018

Mavs grind out 59-47 win over Panthers

MAVS GRIND OUT 59-47 WIN OVER PANTHERS | Taye Gatewood’s not going to win a lot of 3-point shooting contests. Not that he takes many. B...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/30/2018

Late turnovers doom Mavs in 60-43 loss

LATE TURNOVERS DOOM MAVS IN 60-43 LOSS | The shots were falling early. By the bunches. Two, four, six ... But Southside’s eight-point l...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/21/2018

Mavs fall just short on road to No. 1 NLR

MAVS FALL JUST SHORT ON ROAD TO NO. 1 NLR | North Little Rock held on for a wild 48-45 victory Friday night. The Mavericks, who trailed 34-20...

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STAFF | 11/17/2018

Football is ‘life’ for Mavericks’ left tackle Humphrey

FOOTBALL IS ‘LIFE’ FOR MAVERICKS’ LEFT TACKLE HUMPHREY | Jonathan Humphrey didn’t set out to become Southside’s left tackle. He just wanted to be a footba...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/16/2018

Williams, Mavs get second shot at No. 1 NLR

WILLIAMS, MAVS GET SECOND SHOT AT NO. 1 NLR | One down, two to go. That’s the approach the Southside Mavericks are taking as they prepare for N...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

Ozark girls roll past Mavericks, 39-25

OZARK GIRLS ROLL PAST MAVERICKS, 39-25 | Ozark girls coach Bret Nagel got what he wanted out of Tuesday’s 39-25 win over Southside. More ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/14/2018

Mavericks’ defense comes up big in 35-28 win

MAVERICKS’ DEFENSE COMES UP BIG IN 35-28 WIN | A lot was made this week of Springdale’s 13-year playoff drought. The real story of Friday’s gam...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/12/2018

Team turned the page toward Springdale

TEAM TURNED THE PAGE TOWARD SPRINGDALE | Southside coach Jeff Williams said his team turned the page toward Springdale not long after last we...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/12/2018

Mav seniors relish playoff win over Springdale

MAV SENIORS RELISH PLAYOFF WIN OVER SPRINGDALE | Bennett Weindel kept making tackles in Friday’s game with Springdale. When he was done, the Maverick...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/11/2018

Old guards Southside, Springdale clash in playoff opener

OLD GUARDS SOUTHSIDE, SPRINGDALE CLASH IN PLAYOFF OPENER | Springdale coach Zak Clark doesn’t need to be reminded when the Red Bulldogs last won a playoff game...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/9/2018

Mavs’ Altes wasn’t ready to give up

MAVS’ ALTES WASN’T READY TO GIVE UP | “Happily ever after” is something joyfully scribbled straight from a sappy Hallmark Christmas movie....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/8/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/3/2018

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

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 11/2/2018

The kid from Bonneville

THE KID FROM BONNEVILLE | Taye Gatewood fell in love with football the first time he put on a pair of shoulder pads. He wasn’t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/29/2018

Slow start hampers Southside in 6A final

SLOW START HAMPERS SOUTHSIDE IN 6A FINAL | Conway coach Laura Crow was up late Friday night. No, she wasn’t watching the World Series, either. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/28/2018

Coleman’s pick, Gatewood’s TD passes fuel Mavs

COLEMAN’S PICK, GATEWOOD’S TD PASSES FUEL MAVS | Jaylin Coleman never thought about taking a knee once he snagged Lawson Gunn’s floating duck two yar...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

SHS assistants earn their stripes under Haaser

SHS ASSISTANTS EARN THEIR STRIPES UNDER HAASER | Natalie Throneberry has her pregame checklist: • Pass out the chewing gum — check. • Making su...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/27/2018

Mavs make quick work of Bentonville, advance to state finals

MAVS MAKE QUICK WORK OF BENTONVILLE, ADVANCE TO STATE FINALS | Southside didn’t have long to think about blowing a 2-0 lead Thursday. All it had to do was referenc...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Sacrifice part of Mavs’ Mullins’ DNA

SACRIFICE PART OF MAVS’ MULLINS’ DNA | Jenna Mullins is what Southside volleyball coaches Steve Haaser and Natalie Throneberry consider the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

Holland, Fitzgerald push Mavericks past Pointers

HOLLAND, FITZGERALD PUSH MAVERICKS PAST POINTERS | Momentum swings, a game of inches. Pick one. With their backs against the wall, the Southside Ma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/25/2018

Mavericks’ Gregory relishes opportunity to play at War Memorial

MAVERICKS’ GREGORY RELISHES OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY AT WAR MEMORIAL | Mason Gregory is standing next to defensive coordinator Jacob Cox. There’s a chill in the air on thi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

Southside finishes off perfect 6A-Central slate

SOUTHSIDE FINISHES OFF PERFECT 6A-CENTRAL SLATE | Entering the 2018 season, Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser thought his team had a fairly good...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/22/2018

Southside hoping to bounce back against the Catholic Rockets

SOUTHSIDE HOPING TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST THE CATHOLIC ROCKETS | The Southside Mavericks are looking into the teeth of another good running back this week. What’s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

Mavs get by Catholic on road, 28-20

MAVS GET BY CATHOLIC ON ROAD, 28-20 | Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood threw two touchdown passes, including a 2-yard score to Darin Da...

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STAFF | 10/20/2018

Mavs celebrate senior night in style

MAVS CELEBRATE SENIOR NIGHT IN STYLE | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser’s still on the fence as to whether or not this is his last s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/19/2018

Former Southside players gather to celebrate Steve Haaser’s 40 seasons, 1,000 victories

FORMER SOUTHSIDE PLAYERS GATHER TO CELEBRATE STEVE HAASER’S 40 SEASONS, 1,000 VICTORIES | Southside High School celebrated 40 years of greatness with coach Steve Haaser on Friday night. F...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/14/2018

Bryant too much for Mavs

BRYANT TOO MUCH FOR MAVS | Southside had a plethora of chances to jump on Bryant Friday night. Two early turnovers and some ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/13/2018

Bryant brings size, defense to Southside

BRYANT BRINGS SIZE, DEFENSE TO SOUTHSIDE | Southside coach Jeff Williams didn’t have to watch video long to determine one factor about the Brya...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/12/2018

Southside clinch conference championships

SOUTHSIDE CLINCH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS | Southside 3, Central 0 The Southside Mavericks clinched the 6A-Central regular season championshi...

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STAFF | 10/12/2018

Hogue-led Mavericks remain perfect in 6A-Central play

HOGUE-LED MAVERICKS REMAIN PERFECT IN 6A-CENTRAL PLAY | Southside sophomore Hannah Hogue had a triple double in Tuesday’s 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 sweep of Mount...

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STAFF | 10/10/2018

NLR starts fast, dumps Southside

NLR STARTS FAST, DUMPS SOUTHSIDE | Defending Class 7A state champion North Little Rock scored touchdowns on all seven first-half posses...

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ROBERT YATES | 10/6/2018

Solomon treasures his No. 7 jersey

SOLOMON TREASURES HIS NO. 7 JERSEY | Tyrese Solomon didn’t have to blink twice when it came to choosing his No. 7 Southside Mavericks’ fo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/5/2018

Big pass plays lead to Southside win

BIG PASS PLAYS LEAD TO SOUTHSIDE WIN | For Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood, last Friday night included touchdown passes in all shapes a...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/3/2018

Mavericks have key 6A-Central match vs. NLR

MAVERICKS HAVE KEY 6A-CENTRAL MATCH VS. NLR | The Southside Mavericks are 20 games over .500. They’re on pace to land another 30-win season. Bu...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/2/2018

Southside’s Shell and Magness determined to win conference title at home

SOUTHSIDE’S SHELL AND MAGNESS DETERMINED TO WIN CONFERENCE TITLE AT HOME | She was part of a girls tennis doubles conference championship last season. Now, Southside senior...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/1/2018

Mavericks score late, hold on for 30-24 win

MAVERICKS SCORE LATE, HOLD ON FOR 30-24 WIN | Cabot quarterback Jessie Windemaker isn’t going to break any of the state’s passing records this sea...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Mavs headline 39th Fort Smith Invitational

MAVS HEADLINE 39TH FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Back in 1980, Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser probably never dreamed how far his little voll...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Southside’s Uhm takes All-State honors

SOUTHSIDE’S UHM TAKES ALL-STATE HONORS | Southside golfer Terry Uhm received All-State honors as she finished in fifth place in the individua...

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STAFF | 9/29/2018

SHS tennis teams prepare for 6A-Central tournament

SHS 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

Mavericks flip momentum, top Conway in five

MAVERICKS FLIP MOMENTUM, TOP CONWAY IN FIVE | The Southside Mavericks swept Conway 3-0 the first time the two teams met. Coach Steve Haaser probab...

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STAFF | 9/26/2018

Mavs’ Holland has unsettled business

MAVS’ HOLLAND HAS UNSETTLED BUSINESS | Not unlike most high school seniors, Hannah Holland knows where she’s going. The UAFS-bound volle...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/25/2018

Late first-half swing ultimately dooms Mavericks

LATE FIRST-HALF SWING ULTIMATELY DOOMS MAVERICKS | Special teams is something Southside coach Jeff Williams starts talking about during spring practice...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/22/2018

Southside sweeps rival Lady Bears

SOUTHSIDE SWEEPS RIVAL LADY BEARS | High School Volleyball 6A-Central Southside def. Northside, 25-12, 26-24, 25-17 //// Sou...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

SHS, Conway coaches put friendship on hold tonight

SHS, CONWAY COACHES PUT FRIENDSHIP ON HOLD TONIGHT | Keith Fimple estimates he and Jeff Williams talk at least once a day. It’s been that way for 25 year...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

Mavericks top Pointers in dual match

MAVERICKS TOP POINTERS IN DUAL MATCH | Southside’s Lucas Tech shot a 75 and teammate Coleman Hill fired a 79 to pace Southside to a win ove...

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STAFF | 9/21/2018

Mavs’ Coleman enjoying breakout season

MAVS’ COLEMAN ENJOYING BREAKOUT SEASON | Jaylin Coleman found himself sitting in the bleachers the other night cheering on his 8-year-old bro...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/20/2018

Mavs’ Haaser earns 1,000th career win

MAVS’ HAASER EARNS 1,000TH CAREER WIN | There were pictures, signs with his picture on them, and more pictures Saturday in Russellville. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/16/2018

Gatewood-led Mavs trounce War Eagles, 52-22

GATEWOOD-LED MAVS TROUNCE WAR EAGLES, 52-22 | This one was over long before the end of the first quarter, let alone the half. Southside scored ...

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STAFF | 9/14/2018

For Mavs’ McBride, the grind is worth it

FOR MAVS’ MCBRIDE, THE GRIND IS WORTH IT | Colton McBride has had a ball in his hand since he was a toddler — football, basketball, baseball. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/14/2018

Southside remain perfect in conference play

SOUTHSIDE REMAIN PERFECT IN CONFERENCE PLAY | The Southside Mavericks won their fifth straight 6A-Central match Thursday with a 25-9, 25-14, 25-22...

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STAFF | 9/14/2018

SHS claims sole possession of first place in 6A-Central with win

SHS CLAIMS SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN 6A-CENTRAL WITH WIN | Sophomore Avery Fitzgerald had 17 kills and senior Hannah Holland had 12 kills and two aces in South...

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STAFF | 9/12/2018

Balanced Southside Mavs breeze past Cabot

BALANCED SOUTHSIDE MAVS BREEZE PAST CABOT | The Southside Mavericks are a long way from where they want to be in late October. But 6A-Central...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/10/2018

Fort Smith Invitational

FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | Martini, who ran at Ramsey Junior High before coming to Southside, held off Greenwood standouts Tayl...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/9/2018

Holt racks up 482 total yards as Greenwood rolls SHS, 52-27

HOLT RACKS UP 482 TOTAL YARDS AS GREENWOOD ROLLS SHS, 52-27 | Give Rick Jones six months and he’ll find a quarterback. Give him six days after a loss, and he’ll r...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/8/2018

Southside survives NLR in five

SOUTHSIDE SURVIVES NLR IN FIVE | Sophomore Avery Fitzgerald had a career-high 21 kills and had four key aces during a 9-0 clinching r...

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STAFF | 9/7/2018

Southside’s Tolbert provides leadership, versatility

SOUTHSIDE’S TOLBERT PROVIDES LEADERSHIP, VERSATILITY | Sarah Tolbert hated to put away her basketball. But once she did, there was no looking back. T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/6/2018

Solid numbers

SOLID NUMBERS | For all the offense Southside created in last week’s 44-31 win at Bentonville West, the Mavericks’ d...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/5/2018

 Southside’s Savoy has game to remember

SOUTHSIDE’S SAVOY HAS GAME TO REMEMBER | Southside’s Ricardo Savoy stamped his name in the record books at Bentonville West’s new stadium, Fi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/4/2018

Savoy, Gatewood spark Southside Mavericks’ road victory

SAVOY, GATEWOOD SPARK SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ ROAD VICTORY | Ricardo Savoy had himself a night Friday. So did Taye Gatewood. The Mavericks’ speedy back ran...

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STAFF | 9/1/2018

Big crowd, stellar play fuel Mavs

BIG CROWD, STELLAR PLAY FUEL MAVS | When Lisa Miller speaks, people listen. Just ask Conway. Southside’s first-year principal, and...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/31/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Turner sets the bar high for other linemen

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ TURNER SETS THE BAR HIGH FOR OTHER LINEMEN | Keith Turner isn’t a household name among 7A-Central offensive linemen. Not yet, anyway. But m...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/27/2018

Weindel yearns for Southside Mavericks’ glory days

WEINDEL YEARNS FOR SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ GLORY DAYS | There’s nothing slow about Southside defensive back Bennett Weindel. In terms of being where he’s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

Experienced Southside Mavericks ready to hit reset button

EXPERIENCED SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS READY TO HIT RESET BUTTON | Fourth and goal. For the win. Three years ago, Southside quarterback Taye Gatewood was on the thr...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

Southside Mavs blitz Cyclones in home opener

SOUTHSIDE MAVS BLITZ CYCLONES IN HOME OPENER | There’s something about the first set that seems to be slowing down the Southside Mavericks. Jitt...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/24/2018

Southside finishes strong in sweep of Van Buren Pointers

SOUTHSIDE FINISHES STRONG IN SWEEP OF VAN BUREN POINTERS | Van Buren volleyball coach Brent Reeves liked what he saw in the first set of Tuesday’s 2018 season ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/22/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Cox thrilled to have Davenport back in fold

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ COX THRILLED TO HAVE DAVENPORT BACK IN FOLD | There are no medical red shirts for high school athletes. The proverbial clock never stops. No on...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/20/2018

Hunton carries ’06 memories of Southside state title run wherever she goes

HUNTON CARRIES ’06 MEMORIES OF SOUTHSIDE STATE TITLE RUN WHEREVER SHE GOES | Tory Hunton’s face lights up. She’s just been asked about the picture that hangs on the wall at Sout...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 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

Haaser, Southside Mavs set for Blue and White scrimmage

HAASER, SOUTHSIDE MAVS SET FOR BLUE AND WHITE SCRIMMAGE | Showtime! The Southside Mavericks will host their annual Blue and White scrimmage today. Thursday...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/14/2018

Southside grinding toward Aug. 20 scrimmage with Alma

SOUTHSIDE GRINDING TOWARD AUG. 20 SCRIMMAGE WITH ALMA | A bright sun pelted Rowland Stadium Friday morning as Taye Gatewood finished his morning progression...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/11/2018

 Southside Mavs’ Savoy willing to lend hand whenever called on

SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ SAVOY WILLING TO LEND HAND WHENEVER CALLED ON | The jersey, the life, the brotherhood. Ricardo Savoy’s not the type of person who turns down favo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/4/2018

High-powered Southside Mavs gear up for season opener

HIGH-POWERED SOUTHSIDE MAVS GEAR UP FOR SEASON OPENER | No championships have ever been won in the first week of August practice. But you have to start s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/1/2018

Passionate Brasher keys Southside Mavs volleyball push

PASSIONATE BRASHER KEYS SOUTHSIDE MAVS VOLLEYBALL PUSH | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser has a way of finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Fo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/31/2018

 Southside’s volleyball coach approaching milestone

SOUTHSIDE’S VOLLEYBALL COACH APPROACHING MILESTONE | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser gathered his players Monday morning for the start of volleyb...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/24/2018

The Southside Mavericks will host a Sports Camp on July 16th-18th

THE SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS WILL HOST A SPORTS CAMP ON JULY 16TH-18TH | The Southside Mavericks will host a Sports Camp on July 16th-18th. Basketball Camp from 8:30 to 11:3...

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STAFF | 7/2/2018

 Kelly Carson named the MVP of the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star soccer game

KELLY CARSON NAMED THE MVP OF THE ARKANSAS ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION ALL-STAR SOCCER GAME | Congrats to Kelly Carson for being named the MVP of the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star soc...

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STAFF | 6/23/2018

Former Southside pitcher Harpenau credits dad for keeping him from walking away

FORMER SOUTHSIDE PITCHER HARPENAU CREDITS DAD FOR KEEPING HIM FROM WALKING AWAY | Ty Harpenau was at his wits’ end. He was so far gone, in fact, he told his baseball-coaching dad,...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/8/2018

Former Southside, UCA star Gray primed for MLB Draft

FORMER SOUTHSIDE, UCA STAR GRAY PRIMED FOR MLB DRAFT | Tyler Gray is riding the University of Central Arkansas’ team bus back to Conway. Pine trees, rural ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/3/2018

Southside Mavericks cap strong spring practice

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS CAP STRONG SPRING PRACTICE | The Southside Mavericks aren’t all the way back. Not in the sense they were a decade ago. But the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/26/2018

Southside girls drop heartbreaker in 7A semifinals

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS DROP HEARTBREAKER IN 7A SEMIFINALS | There were 35 painful seconds showing on the scoreboard clock when Southside junior Hannah Schmidt l...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/13/2018

Southside season ends in 7A quarterfinals

SOUTHSIDE SEASON ENDS IN 7A QUARTERFINALS | Southside’s softball season came to an end in Friday’s 7A state quarterfinals in Cabot as the Maveri...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Southside girls win dramatic game at 7A tourney

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS WIN DRAMATIC GAME AT 7A TOURNEY | Things appeared to be very bleak early on for Southside’s girls soccer team. The Mavericks found ...

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STAFF | 5/12/2018

Southside transplant Crawford fits in nicely with high-powered Mavs

SOUTHSIDE TRANSPLANT CRAWFORD FITS IN NICELY WITH HIGH-POWERED MAVS | Kelly Carson, Rachel Smith, Hannah Schmidt. Dianna Guerrero and Morrea Kleck. Pick your poison. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/11/2018

Southside defeats Van Buren at 7A state tourney

SOUTHSIDE DEFEATS VAN BUREN AT 7A STATE TOURNEY | Several two-out RBI hits turned out to be the difference as Southside rallied to defeat Van Buren, 4...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Fayetteville 2, Southside 1 (SD)

FAYETTEVILLE 2, SOUTHSIDE 1 (SD) | The Fayetteville Purple Dogs pushed across a sudden deal goal just 50 seconds into the extra period ...

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STAFF | 5/11/2018

Mendoza, Mavericks open with Purple Dogs

MENDOZA, MAVERICKS OPEN WITH PURPLE DOGS | There were no participation trophies in Alex Mendoza’s first few years of soccer. “Here in Fort S...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/10/2018

Van Buren, Southside square off once again at state tourney

VAN BUREN, SOUTHSIDE SQUARE OFF ONCE AGAIN AT STATE TOURNEY | Though both schools are less than 15 miles apart, Van Buren and Southside somehow still find a way t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/10/2018

Wampus Cats clinch 7A-Central title with win over Southside

WAMPUS CATS CLINCH 7A-CENTRAL TITLE WITH WIN OVER SOUTHSIDE | The Southside Mavericks were still feeling the effects Monday of last Friday’s brutal shootout loss ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/8/2018

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 6, Southside 5 (8)

NORTHSIDE 6, SOUTHSIDE 5 (8) | 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

Area athletes earn gold

AREA ATHLETES EARN GOLD | Southside senior Lauren Sutherland didn’t have the most ideal conditions for Thursday’s 7A state tra...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 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

Late homer lifts Southside to win on Senior Day

LATE HOMER LIFTS SOUTHSIDE TO WIN ON SENIOR DAY | Cailin Massey wasn’t sure if she was ever going to clear the fences in Southside’s ballpark. On T...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/2/2018

Second half explosion fuels Mavs in rout

SECOND HALF EXPLOSION FUELS MAVS IN ROUT | Whatever Southside soccer coach Jeremy Davis said Tuesday night seemed to work. Boy, did it ever....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/2/2018

Southside’s Jackson wins pole vault at 7A-Central meet

SOUTHSIDE’S JACKSON WINS POLE VAULT AT 7A-CENTRAL MEET | It’s a long way from the Ukraine and France to Fort Smith, Ark. Not if you have YouTube, however....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/1/2018

Southside takes care of Mount St. Mary

SOUTHSIDE TAKES CARE OF MOUNT ST. MARY | Southside moved a step closer to clinching the 7A-Central Friday with a 7-1 blowout of Mount St. Ma...

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STAFF | 4/28/2018

Southside gets run-rule win on road

SOUTHSIDE GETS RUN-RULE WIN ON ROAD | The Southside Mavericks scored in all four innings as they posted a 17-2 run-rule win against Mount ...

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STAFF | 4/28/2018

Southside Mavericks come up short

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS COME UP SHORT | The Catholic Rockets eliminated the Southside Mavericks from postseason play Thursday behind the ste...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Southside vaulters take first at 7A-Central meet

SOUTHSIDE VAULTERS TAKE FIRST AT 7A-CENTRAL MEET | Southside pole vaulters Lauren Sutherland and C.J. Jackson took first place at the 7A-Central track ...

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STAFF | 4/27/2018

Bryant survives scare from Southside

BRYANT SURVIVES SCARE FROM SOUTHSIDE | The Southside Mavericks rallied from three runs down in the bottom of the seventh to force extra inn...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Amador, Mendoza pace Mavericks in 2-0 win

AMADOR, MENDOZA PACE MAVERICKS IN 2-0 WIN | A little film study went a long way for the Southside Mavericks on Tuesday afternoon. It didn’t h...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/25/2018

Bryant 4, Southside 0

BRYANT 4, SOUTHSIDE 0 | Austin Ledbetter scattered four hits in five innings and Coby Greiner worked two scoreless innings T...

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STAFF | 4/25/2018

Seven-run sixth propels Alma to win

SEVEN-RUN SIXTH PROPELS ALMA TO WIN | A youthful Alma Airedalette squad has been getting confidence at the right time of the season. Th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/24/2018

Southside girls still unbeaten in 7A-Central

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS STILL UNBEATEN IN 7A-CENTRAL | Hannah Schmidt scored twice and Rachel Smith added a penalty kick Friday to power Southside (12-4, 9...

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STAFF | 4/22/2018

 Tough-luck Southside Mavericks drop 1-0 decision to NLR

TOUGH-LUCK SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS DROP 1-0 DECISION TO NLR | Jamison Griffin pitched his heart out Friday against North Little Rock. But John Henry Maloch’s R...

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STAFF | 4/21/2018

North Little Rock 5-5, Fort Smith Southside 0-2

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 5-5, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 0-2 | Lily Douglass shut out Southside on five hits and added an RBI single as North Little Rock defeated ...

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STAFF | 4/19/2018

Southside stuns Cabot on walk-off hit

SOUTHSIDE STUNS CABOT ON WALK-OFF HIT | Southside freshman pitcher Cailin Massey didn’t get the chance to close out a win in the top of the ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/18/2018

Southside 8, Russellville 2

SOUTHSIDE 8, RUSSELLVILLE 2 | Mac Moody hit a two-run homer and Jamison Griffin had a career-high four hits Monday to pace Southsi...

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STAFF | 4/17/2018

 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

Slumping Mavs fall to Catholic

SLUMPING MAVS FALL TO CATHOLIC | Southside’s postseason hopes took another hit on Wednesday. Catholic’s Evan Hiatt didn’t use his ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2018

Carson, balanced Mavs foil Bears

CARSON, BALANCED 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

Mavs edged out by Northside

MAVS EDGED OUT BY NORTHSIDE | 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

Greenwood outlasts Southside in nine innings 6-5

GREENWOOD OUTLASTS SOUTHSIDE IN NINE INNINGS 6-5 | With the winning run on third base in a tie score, Cooper Passmore initially wanted to execute a squ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/10/2018

Southside’s Schilling bounces back from injury

SOUTHSIDE’S SCHILLING BOUNCES BACK FROM INJURY | There are no guarantees in life. Sports? Oh, you can forget about it. But friendships and grit...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2018

Southside posts second straight shutout win

SOUTHSIDE POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT WIN | For the second straight time this week, the Southside Mavericks picked up a shutout win in 7A-Centra...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Moody-led Mavs crush Central, 11-1

MOODY-LED MAVS CRUSH CENTRAL, 11-1 | Mac Moody pitched his first career complete game Thursday as the Mavericks beat Central, 11-1, for t...

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STAFF | 4/6/2018

Mavs lose momentum

MAVS LOSE MOMENTUM | Southside boys soccer coach Jorge Picaso Garcia thought his team played a near flawless first half T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/4/2018

Mavs get much-needed conference win

MAVS GET MUCH-NEEDED CONFERENCE WIN | There was no question the Southside Mavericks desperately needed a 7A-Central win when they had thei...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/4/2018

Southside’s Moody primed to lead Mavs to the promised land

SOUTHSIDE’S MOODY PRIMED TO LEAD MAVS TO THE PROMISED LAND | Mac Moody is leaning on the dugout rail. A blank stare protrudes from his face. On the heels of a...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/1/2018

Southside Mavs drop a tight one to Bryant

SOUTHSIDE MAVS DROP A TIGHT ONE TO BRYANT | Jake Wright’s one-out RBI single gave the Bryant Hornets a 1-0 win over the Southside Mavericks Frid...

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STAFF | 3/31/2018

Mavericks have been looking forward to facing Bryant

MAVERICKS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO FACING BRYANT | The Mavericks have been looking forward to facing Bryant for nearly a month. Today, the wait is over...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/29/2018

Maverick Smith’s passion for sport propels her to next level

MAVERICK SMITH’S PASSION FOR SPORT PROPELS HER TO NEXT LEVEL | Every time Rachel Smith laces up her spikes and pulls on her No. 10 Southside jersey, she is overcom...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2018

Balanced Southside girls clobber NLR, 7-0

BALANCED SOUTHSIDE GIRLS CLOBBER NLR, 7-0 | Kelly Carson scored twice and the Southside Mavericks routed North Little Rock, 7-0, Monday night to...

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STAFF | 3/27/2018

Six-run second is Mavericks’ undoing

SIX-RUN SECOND IS MAVERICKS’ UNDOING | Southside coach Dale Harpenau has coached long enough to know six runs in one inning count the same ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/27/2018

 Southside’s Hunter tosses no-hitter

SOUTHSIDE’S HUNTER TOSSES NO-HITTER | Southside 13, Urbana (Ill.) 0 Meliah Hunter tossed a five-inning no-hitter Monday as the Maveri...

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STAFF | 3/20/2018

Southside wins opening game at Florida tourney

SOUTHSIDE WINS OPENING GAME AT FLORIDA TOURNEY | The Southside Mavericks began a tournament at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Lake B...

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STAFF | 3/18/2018

SHS drop 7A-Central openers

SHS DROP 7A-CENTRAL OPENERS | Conway scored 10 runs over the first three innings, including putting up an eight-spot in the bottom...

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STAFF | 3/14/2018

Mavericks open 7A-Central soccer campaign today

MAVERICKS OPEN 7A-CENTRAL SOCCER CAMPAIGN TODAY | The Mavericks open the 2018 7A-Central race today with Conway. After a rocky start, which saw the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/13/2018

Balanced Mavs ready for 7A-Central opener

BALANCED MAVS READY FOR 7A-CENTRAL OPENER | It’s not yet April and the Southside Mavericks already have two fewer wins than they had all of 2017...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/12/2018

Van Buren rallies for extra-inning win against Southside

VAN BUREN RALLIES FOR EXTRA-INNING WIN AGAINST SOUTHSIDE | With gusting winds and temperatures dropping and Van Buren trailing big, it may have been easy for t...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 3/12/2018

Hamilton earns first career win in Southside Mavs’ triumph

HAMILTON EARNS FIRST CAREER WIN IN SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ TRIUMPH | Ryan Hamilton pitched six strong innings and J.T. Jones drove in two runs to power Southside to a 9-...

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STAFF | 3/11/2018

Southside Mavs split pair at Texas tourney

SOUTHSIDE MAVS SPLIT PAIR AT TEXAS TOURNEY | The Southside Mavericks split a pair of games Friday at the Northwest Texas Tournament in Justin, Te...

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STAFF | 3/10/2018

Southside Mavs double their pleasure with Texas sweep

SOUTHSIDE MAVS DOUBLE THEIR PLEASURE WITH TEXAS SWEEP | Matt Schilling struck out eight in a win over Haltom City, Texas, and Mac Moody followed up with a f...

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STAFF | 3/9/2018

Second-half lapse costly for Southside Mavs

SECOND-HALF LAPSE COSTLY FOR SOUTHSIDE MAVS | There will be better days for Southside soccer coach Jorge Picaso Garcia. There will be better days ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/7/2018

Southside 8, Community (Texas) 1

SOUTHSIDE 8, COMMUNITY (TEXAS) 1 | For the second straight game, Madi Conklin hit a home run for Southside. This time, she had a three-...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

Booneville 9, Southside 7

BOONEVILLE 9, SOUTHSIDE 7 | Trent Wooldridge, Blakley Cobb and Chase Wiggins drove in two runs apiece to power Booneville to a 9...

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STAFF | 3/5/2018

Southside splits games

SOUTHSIDE SPLITS GAMES | Southside split two games Friday and two more on Saturday in a weekend set of games in Anna, Texas. ...

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STAFF | 3/4/2018

Mavericks fall late to Wolverines, 72-62

MAVERICKS FALL LATE TO WOLVERINES, 72-62 | Bentonville West outscored Southside, 20-5, in the final 4:11 Wednesday and closed out a 72-62 victo...

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STAFF | 3/1/2018

Southside girls fall short at state tournament

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS FALL SHORT AT STATE TOURNAMENT | There was disappointment following Wednesday’s 7A state tournament loss to Springdale. But there ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/1/2018

Farmington 3, Southside 1

FARMINGTON 3, SOUTHSIDE 1 | The Mavericks were defeated in their season opener Monday on the road at Farmington. Southside (0...

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STAFF | 2/28/2018

 Hard work pays off for Mavs’ senior Hamilton

HARD WORK PAYS OFF FOR MAVS’ SENIOR HAMILTON | Dillon Hamilton won the admiration of his teammates long before he connected for one of the biggest ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/28/2018

Re-energized Mavs ready for 2018 opener

RE-ENERGIZED MAVS READY FOR 2018 OPENER | Veteran baseball coach Dale Harpenau likes the makeup of the 2018 Southside Mavericks. They like pra...

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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 | 2/24/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Rainwater relishes upcoming state tournament berth

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ RAINWATER RELISHES UPCOMING STATE TOURNAMENT BERTH | Hannah Rainwater isn’t the first in her family to call herself a Southside Maverick. Southside co...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 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

Southside earns first postseason berth since 2012

SOUTHSIDE EARNS FIRST POSTSEASON BERTH SINCE 2012 | For the first time since 2012, Fort Smith Southside is going to the postseason. The Mavericks cli...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/21/2018

LR CENTRAL 63, FS SOUTHSIDE 51

LR CENTRAL 63, FS SOUTHSIDE 51 | The Lady Tigers (16-9, 7-6) used a 24-4 second quarter to seize control of the game and pull away to...

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JEFF REED | 2/21/2018

Mavs playoff-bound after late run against Central

MAVS PLAYOFF-BOUND AFTER LATE RUN AGAINST CENTRAL | Nothing seems to ever come easy for the Southside Mavericks. So when Central closed to within a p...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/21/2018

Win over Central would send Mavericks to state tournament

WIN OVER CENTRAL WOULD SEND MAVERICKS TO STATE TOURNAMENT | Fewer turnovers and better shot selection have the Southside Mavericks on the cusp of making the sta...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/20/2018

Southside wrestler Ta wins state title in 106 weight class

SOUTHSIDE WRESTLER TA WINS STATE TITLE IN 106 WEIGHT CLASS | Southside wrestler Thai Ta proves that hard work pays huge dividends. The Maverick senior capped ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/20/2018

 Southside’s Ta caps career with state title

SOUTHSIDE’S TA CAPS CAREER WITH STATE TITLE | Southside wrestler Thai Ta capped an outstanding season with an individual state title. Ta won th...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 2/18/2018

Southside pulls away, drops Catholic

SOUTHSIDE PULLS AWAY, DROPS CATHOLIC | Fort Smith Southside took advantage of its speed and defense in the fourth quarter, outscoring Littl...

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MIKE SMITH | 2/17/2018

Bryant rallies past FS Southside

BRYANT RALLIES PAST FS SOUTHSIDE | In the clutch, Bryant coach Mike Abrahamson has total confidence in Khalen Robinson. Robinson, a ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/14/2018

Southside Mavs drop heart-breaker to Bryant

SOUTHSIDE MAVS DROP HEART-BREAKER TO BRYANT | Missed layups, two crucial turnovers, and a crucial disqualification. Bryant’s Deron Canada made ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/14/2018

Moody's 22 lead NLR over Southside

MOODY'S 22 LEAD NLR OVER SOUTHSIDE | North Little Rock rebounded from its second loss in the 7A-Central Conference by going to its sophom...

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JEREMY MUCK | 2/12/2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 68, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 68, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 51 | Moses Moody finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 5 blocked shots to lead ho...

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STAFF | 2/10/2018

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 66, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 32

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 66, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 32 | Yo’Myris Morris scored 19 points as the Lady Charging Wildcats (20-3, 9-1 7A-Central) routed the Lad...

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STAFF | 2/10/2018

Southside comeback bid falls short against Cabot

SOUTHSIDE COMEBACK BID FALLS SHORT AGAINST CABOT | The Cabot Panthers made enough free throws in the fourth quarter to withstand a furious Southside ra...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/7/2018

Mavericks looking to extend momentum today against Cabot

MAVERICKS LOOKING TO EXTEND MOMENTUM TODAY AGAINST CABOT | Conway boys basketball coach Brian Longing contended after Friday’s 59-52 loss to Southside that the...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 2/6/2018

FS Southside making push for playoffs

FS SOUTHSIDE MAKING PUSH FOR PLAYOFFS | With the second half of the 7A-Central Conference underway, Fort Smith Southside has begun to make ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/3/2018

CONWAY 75, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 40

CONWAY 75, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 40 | Conway wanted to take out its frustrations after Tuesday's loss at Fort Smith Northside. Unfortun...

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WALTER WOODIE | 2/3/2018

Bryant 54, Southside 42

BRYANT 54, SOUTHSIDE 42 | The Southside Mavericks suffered a 54-42 loss to Bryant on Tuesday night. Ike Moore led the Maver...

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STAFF | 1/31/2018

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 | 1/26/2018

Grounded Carson an extension of Southside Mavericks’ coach

GROUNDED CARSON AN EXTENSION OF SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS’ COACH | The end is near for Kelly Carson. And that’s OK. The Southside senior has but two games left to p...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/26/2018

Mavericks proficient at FT line

MAVERICKS PROFICIENT AT FT LINE | FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 63, LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL 51 Fort Smith Southside converted 11 of 12 free thro...

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MIKE SMITH | 1/24/2018

Southside boys, girls earn first 7A-Central wins of season

SOUTHSIDE BOYS, GIRLS EARN FIRST 7A-CENTRAL WINS OF SEASON | No one was more surprised to get slapped on the arm with five seconds left in Friday’s game than Kel...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/20/2018

The Southside Mavericks head to central Arkansas today to face the Bryant Hornets

THE SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS HEAD TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS TODAY TO FACE THE BRYANT HORNETS | The Hornets are almost in as dire need of a win as the Mavericks, though Bryant has a victory throug...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/17/2018

NLR overpowers Southside Mavericks, 71-44

NLR OVERPOWERS SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS, 71-44 | A bad start was the last thing Southside coach Charlie Cooper needed Friday night against North Litt...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/13/2018

Mavericks’ Moore has tight bond with mom

MAVERICKS’ MOORE HAS TIGHT BOND WITH MOM | By his own admission, Ike Moore was one of those coddled 7-year-olds with a toy in one hand and a ca...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/12/2018

Southside continue conference play

SOUTHSIDE CONTINUE CONFERENCE PLAY | The last time the Southside Mavericks played a doubleheader at home, they came away victorious. S...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 1/12/2018

Southside senior Thai Ta  is the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the 106-pound class

SOUTHSIDE SENIOR THAI TA IS THE NO. 1-RANKED WRESTLER IN THE 106-POUND CLASS | Southside senior Thai Ta and sophomore Joseph Williams won gold in their respective weight classes l...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/9/2018

The Mavericks travel to Cabot today for a pair of 7A-Central basketball games

THE MAVERICKS TRAVEL TO CABOT TODAY FOR A PAIR OF 7A-CENTRAL BASKETBALL GAMES | The Mavericks travel to Cabot today for a pair of 7A-Central basketball games. Coach Charlie Coop...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/9/2018

Conference slate starts up for Southside

CONFERENCE SLATE STARTS UP FOR SOUTHSIDE | The Mavericks open 7A-Central action today at Conway. It’s a daunting task for both the girls and bo...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 1/5/2018

Southside 62, Robinson 57

SOUTHSIDE 62, ROBINSON 57 | Dillon Hamilton came up big Saturday afternoon against Robinson. So did teammates Ike Moore and T...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/31/2017

Jacksonville 56, Southside 51

JACKSONVILLE 56, SOUTHSIDE 51 | Christian White and Harderrious Martin combined for 27 points and the Jacksonville Titans rallied to...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/30/2017

Brewer happy to be among Southside teammates again

BREWER HAPPY TO BE AMONG SOUTHSIDE TEAMMATES AGAIN | Every time Ollis Brewer pulls on his Southside Mavericks basketball jersey, a sliver of a smile crea...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/28/2017

Southside’s Schmidt helps team pick up first win

SOUTHSIDE’S SCHMIDT HELPS TEAM PICK UP FIRST WIN | Southside’s girls were on the verge of dropping another game and head into the Christmas break winle...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/26/2017

River Valley Best of Preps All-Star Football team announced

RIVER VALLEY BEST OF PREPS ALL-STAR FOOTBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED | Nine members of the 6A state champion Greenwood Bulldogs highlight the 2017 River Valley Best of Pre...

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STAFF | 12/24/2017

Southside girls rally late for first win of year

SOUTHSIDE GIRLS RALLY LATE FOR FIRST WIN OF YEAR | Christmas came early for Southside girls coach Steve Brown and his Mavericks. The Mavericks final...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/20/2017

Heritage 57, Southside 48

HERITAGE 57, SOUTHSIDE 48 | Seth Stanley scored 25 points and the Heritage War Eagles defeated the Southside Mavericks, 57-48, ...

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STAFF | 12/10/2017

Tulsa (Okla.) East Central 48, Southside 34

TULSA (OKLA.) EAST CENTRAL 48, SOUTHSIDE 34 | Ty’Najah Mitchell had 13 points and Jurnee Elliott 11 as East Central won the seventh-place game. M...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/10/2017

Oglesby’s 45 points power Howe in first-round TOC win

OGLESBY’S 45 POINTS POWER HOWE IN FIRST-ROUND TOC WIN | A few nights after scoring 43 points, Howe junior guard Jalei Oglesby found a way to top that perfor...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 12/8/2017

Mavs clicking ahead of matchup with Missouri school

MAVS CLICKING AHEAD OF MATCHUP WITH MISSOURI SCHOOL | Team chemistry is brewing at Southside High School. The Mavericks (4-2) have had their ups and do...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/7/2017

Rogers High 49, Fort Smith Southside 36

ROGERS HIGH 49, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 36 | The Lady Mounties (3-2) started the second half with a 13-0 run to break open a close game and win t...

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PAUL BOYD | 12/4/2017

Youthful Southside Mavericks fall to Cabot

YOUTHFUL SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS FALL TO CABOT | Southside coach Charlie Cooper wasn’t discouraged by Saturday’s 61-43 loss to Cabot in the finals of...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 12/3/2017

Siloam Springs 75, Fort Smith Southside 51

SILOAM SPRINGS 75, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 51 | The Lady Panthers (2-3) placed three in double figures to roll over the winless Mavericks. Emery ...

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PAUL BOYD | 12/2/2017

Heritage pulls away for big win over Fort Smith Southside

HERITAGE PULLS AWAY FOR BIG WIN OVER FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE | Fort Smith Southside appeared to grab a little momentum at the end of the third quarter Thursday eve...

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PAUL BOYD | 12/1/2017

Mavericks play Mena today in Van Buren

MAVERICKS PLAY MENA TODAY IN VAN BUREN | Two weeks of practice isn’t the same as two months. But Southside basketball coach Charlie Cooper wi...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/30/2017

Ladd’s big first half carries Ozark past Southside

LADD’S BIG FIRST HALF CARRIES OZARK PAST SOUTHSIDE | More than a few shooting guards have struggled at Southside Gym over the years. That was not the ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/15/2017

Southside 54, Ozark 50

SOUTHSIDE 54, OZARK 50 | Southside senior Dillon Hamilton poured in 20 points and the Mavericks held on for a 54-50 win over...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/15/2017

Fayetteville routs FS Southside

FAYETTEVILLE ROUTS FS SOUTHSIDE | Those in and around Fayetteville hoping for a rematch with Bryant will now get their wish. Fayett...

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SCOTTIE BORDELON | 11/11/2017

Southside Mavericks fall after Fayetteville’s big first half

SOUTHSIDE MAVERICKS FALL AFTER FAYETTEVILLE’S BIG FIRST HALF | Fayetteville misfired on its first offensive series Friday night when Huxley Richardson missed a 42-...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 11/11/2017

Grizzlies corral Mavericks, earn playoff berth

GRIZZLIES CORRAL MAVERICKS, EARN PLAYOFF BERTH | All season long, Fort Smith Northside coach Mike Falleur has been looking for a complete game from ...

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WALTER WOODIE | 11/4/2017

Southside picks up second straight win

SOUTHSIDE PICKS UP SECOND STRAIGHT WIN | Southside tallied three defensive touchdowns in the third quarter as the Mavericks picked up their s...

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STAFF | 10/29/2017

Southside Mavs happy for milestone, but want more

SOUTHSIDE MAVS HAPPY FOR MILESTONE, BUT WANT MORE | The Southside Mavericks haven’t had many four-game losing streaks during coach Jeff Williams’ 13-yea...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/25/2017

Southside advances in state tournament

SOUTHSIDE ADVANCES IN STATE TOURNAMENT | The Southside Mavericks trailed only briefly Tuesday night at the 7A state tournament. Down 2-0 t...

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STAFF | 10/25/2017

Southside QB throws for record 558 yards, six TDs in win

SOUTHSIDE QB THROWS FOR RECORD 558 YARDS, SIX TDS IN WIN | Taye Gatewood put up the type of offensive numbers that would have made fantasy football owners quiv...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/23/2017

Hard-nosed Hornets

HARD-NOSED HORNETS | Its starting quarterback was missing, but top-ranked Bryant had enough firepower to handle Fort Smit...

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ERICK TAYLOR | 10/14/2017

Mavs have work cut out vs. No. 1 Bryant

MAVS HAVE WORK CUT OUT VS. NO. 1 BRYANT | The Bryant Hornets are big, fast and well coached. And they don’t give up many first downs, eithe...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/13/2017

Southside gets volleyball road wins

SOUTHSIDE GETS VOLLEYBALL ROAD WINS | Emily Bass led the Southside Mavericks to a 25-15, 25-20, 27-25 sweep of Mount St. Mary on Tuesday n...

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STAFF | 10/11/2017