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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 North Little Rock. It’s not like coach Jeff Williams hasn’t been here before. The Mavericks rallied last week to spoil Springdale’s bid for its first post-season win in 13 years with a 35-28 victory. They’ll have to play a “perfect game” Friday against the Charging Wildcats. “They’re a very, very good football team; they haven’t lost a game in two years,” Williams said prior to Tuesday’s practice. North Little Rock beat the Mavericks, 49-27, earlier this season. “We missed some shots in the first half,” Williams said. “We took some things away from it, and I’m sure they took some things away from us. We’ve got to play almost a perfect game.” Southside beat North Little Rock in 2006 and 2009 on its way to the finals. Those teams, in fact, combined to go 6-1 on the road. Williams is 8-4 on the road in 12 previous road playoff games with the school. North Little Rock has been good lately, however. The program is 42-6 during coach Jamie Mitchell’s three seasons; they’ve won 23 straight games the last two seasons. Williams was happy for his senior class following last week’s win. The team finished 3-7 in 2016 and 3-8 a year ago. “The seniors, anytime you can go on the road and get a win, that’s really big,” Williams said. “There’s eight teams left, and that’s where you want to be. They’ve progressed the last three years, and hopefully we can continue to keep playing and get to practice on Thanksgiving again.”...

11/14/2018

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 than the win, he’ll watch video to further evaluate his roster. “I don’t care what the final score is; we obviously want to win,” Nagel said. “But the main thing is we got some good out of it.” The Lady Hillbillies (1-1) travel to Har-Ber on Thursday, to further test their mettle. Against Southside, Ozark took control of the first half with a 14-0 scoring run. They led 26-10 at the half and were firmly in control by 20 (33-13) in the third quarter. But to Southside’s credit, the Mavericks actually sliced the deficit to 11 (34-23) in the fourth quarter. “I was very proud of our effort,” Southside coach Steve Brown said. “We talked about that at halftime. The first game, there were some jitters and playing on the road we were nervous. But they kind of settled down and we were able to execute our offense in the second half.” Sparked by senior Melanie Rice, the Mavericks actually outscored Ozark 15-12 in the second half. At one point, the Mavericks were in the midst of a 13-3 scoring spree. Rice led the Mavericks with seven points, and teammate Erin Graham added seven. Ozark’s Kayla Barnett led all scorers with nine points. “We’re trying to play as tough of competition as we can play, and we did that on purpose,” Nagel said. “We’re trying to get to where we can play in our conference.” Down 33-15 after three quarters, the Mavericks’ whittled the deficit to 11 (36-25) on the strength of Rice’s free throw. But Barnett scored on the ensuing possession to extend the lead back to 13. Ozark 60, Southside 36 BOYS — Senior Ethan Masingale scored 15 points and Jaxon Harris set an early tone with two 3-pointers as the Ozark Hillbillies rolled to a 60-36 win over the short-handed Southside Mavericks on Tuesday in nonconference play. The Mavericks, without three starters still playing football, were down 19-6 after one quarter and 33-11 at the half. Josh Merrill led the Mavericks with 11 points. Also for Ozark, sophomore Garrett Schaffer added 14 points and Ethan Dorrough hit four 3-pointers and finished with an even dozen. Ozark (2-0) led 52-23 after three, then sent the game into the Arkansas Activities Association 30-point mercy rule when Masingale buried a 3-pointer from the top of the circle early in the fourth quarter. ...

11/14/2018

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 game with Southside, however, was the gritty second half play of the Southside Mavericks’ defense. Taye Gatewood led the Mavericks on two fourth quarter touchdown drives, converting two fourth downs along the way, as Southside rallied to beat the Bulldogs, 35-28, at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Stadium. Southside (6-5) travels to North Little Rock on Friday. Springdale ends the season at 6-5, and still hasn’t won a playoff game since 2005. Landen Chaffey, Bennett Weindel, Cole Estes, Shawn Rogers, Mason Gregory and Jaylin Coleman made one defensive stop after another, holding Springdale’s Garrett Vaughan to just 33 second half yards. “In the second half, I think we had a little bit more want-to,” Weindel said. “It took one person to get us going, and after that we all jumped in.” “Our defense has played a lot better the last three or four weeks,” Southside coach Jeff Williams said. “I thought they played real well tonight and made the plays we needed to make.” Down 28-21 after three quarters, thanks to a crazy 29-yard fumble return to the Mavericks 10, that led to Garrett Vaughan’s 3-yard touchdown run, Gate led the Mavericks on a pair of fourth quarter scoring drives. His key 21-yard pass to Colton McBride, followed by Ricardo Savoy’s 9-yard run, led to Savoy’s tying touchdown with 8:36 left in the game. After forcing a three-and-out, spurred by Chaffey’s tackle of Vaughan on third-and-two, Gatewood and the Mavericks went to work from their 45. Gatewood’s third-and-four pass to Erich Swchwarz moved the chains to the 29. And on fourth-and-one from the 20, Gatewood saw a seam and sprinted 20 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:36 left in the game. “The second half, they did a great job. They really made the run tough on us,” Springdale coach Zak Clark said. “They made some adjustments and made it tough on us. We would move it and then on third or fourth down, we just couldn’t do it.” “The offensive line did a great job tonight,” Gatewood said. “We had a bunch of guys blocking and making holes for me and Rico (Savoy), and I give credit to them.” Gatewood finished 12-of-18 for 186 yards and two scores. Savoy had 26 carries for 141 yards. Clark felt like he let his team down late in the first half. After an interception gave Springdale the ball at the Mavericks’ 18, Bulldogs’ quarterback Will Mueller was intercepted by Gregory who danced his way to the 21. Gatewood ran for 13 yards to the 34, and two plays later hit Tyrese Solomon with a 55-yard touchdown pass with 53 seconds left in the half. The 14-point swing was huge. “I probably screwed it up there at the end of the first half,” Clark said. “There was a minute-and-a-half left and we had it in the red zone. I probably should have run it out, knowing we were going to get the ball, and settled for a field goal. It didn’t happen. “That’s a big 10 or 7-point swing.” Both teams traded some early jabs. The Bulldogs forced the Mavericks into a three-and-out to start the game, then needed five plays to drive 63 yards for a go-ahead score, capped by Vaughan’s 8-yard touchdown run. The Mavericks responded in a matter of seconds. After Savoy’s 13-yard run, Gatewood found Solomon behind the Bulldogs’ secondary for a 64-yard touchdown. Just like that, the game was tied. Springdale went ahead, 14-7, after one quarter of play when Brock Pounders got free for a 59-yard touchdown catch with 2:43 left in the first half. Southside drove 63 yards in 12 plays for its second score of the game. Savoy carried the ball on six straight snaps, bulling ahead for 39 of his 63 first half yards. Solomon caught six catches for 135 yards and the two scores....

11/12/2018

Team turned the page toward Springdale

Southside coach Jeff Williams said his team turned the page toward Springdale not long after last week’s 23-13 loss to Northside. “I was proud of the way our guys played against Northside,” he said. “They made a few more plays than we did. But they played extremely hard and the effort was there. I know they were disappointed not getting the job done, but at the end of the day it’s playoff time. “It’s a one-game season from here on out.” The Mavericks travel to Springdale on Friday to play the Bulldogs in the first round of the 7A playoffs. The two longtime conference foes haven’t played since 2015. “You’ve got to respect (Springdale coach) Zak Clark with what he’s done at Springdale,” Williams said. “He does a great job offensively, always has. We went against him when he was at Fayetteville (as an assistant coach prior to taking the Springdale job). “I tell people he’s got 21 points in his back pocket every time you show up.” The Bulldogs are 3-3 since opening the season 4-0. Springdale hasn’t won a playoff contest since beating West Memphis, 54-20, in the Gus Malzahn-coached 2005 season....

11/12/2018

Mav seniors relish playoff win over Springdale

Bennett Weindel kept making tackles in Friday’s game with Springdale. When he was done, the Mavericks’ leading tackler had 11 unassisted stops and 18 tackles in all. He also had plenty to say following the Mavericks’ 35-28 victory over Springdale, the school’s first playoff victory since 2015. The Mavericks trailed most of the Friday before clamping down defensively. However, a 29-yard fumble return and Garrett Vaughan’s 3-yard touchdown run had the Mavericks against the ropes. But Weindel and fellow defenders Landen Chaffey and Shawn Rogers kept grinding. “In past years, when things like that happen, we would get our hopes down,” Weindel said. “I think this year we stuck to it.” Quarterback Taye Gatewood finished 12-of-18 for 190 yards and two touchdowns. He led the team on two scoring drives in the final 10½ minutes, including the go-ahead score from 20 yards out with 3:36 left to play. The Mavericks’ 2018 senior class has some history. “It shows that’s we’ve progressed every year,” Weindel said. “As sophomores, we didn’t even make the playoffs. Last year we made the playoffs but we didn’t win. This year, we won a playoff game. It shows that we’ve progressed.” “It means everything,” Gatewood said. “All these guys have worked hard since we were sophomores. Like Bennett said, we didn’t even make the playoffs our sophomore year.” Ricardo Savoy finished with 136 yards and a touchdown. He also had a key 26-yard run after the Mavericks had been backed up to their 1-yard line following a punt. Chaffey finished with 10 tackles and Rogers had eight stops, including two key tackles of Vaughan. Mason Gregory had six stops and Dakota Wareham finished with four tackles. “It feels good, just to know that our season will continue,” senior defensive back Jaylin Coleman said. “We’ve got North Little Rock next week.”...

11/11/2018

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. He’s more concerned with convincing his players the Southside Mavericks are a dangerous football team. That 5-5 record? “The conference they’re in is really tough, we know that,” he said. “It reminds me of the old 5A-West we played in 15 years ago. Not only is it (7A-Central) tough, but everybody in the league is good. I think the record doesn’t indicate who they are. Southside could pretty easily be 7-3.” The Mavericks and Red Dogs, two of old guards from the 5A-West that produced four state champions in a six-year dominate run (1999-2005) meet today at Jarrell Williams Bulldog Field in Springdale. Southside beat Gus Malzahn’s Bulldogs in the 2002 state finals, and three years later Springdale’s 2005 team ran the table with a 14-0 record while roasting West Memphis, 54-20, in the title game. Springdale (6-4) hasn’t won or hosted a playoff game since 2005. “It’s big for us, it’s big our program, and big for our seniors,” Clark said. “It’s our first home playoff game in a long time. We’re proud of that, but they’ll be a time to look back at accomplishments when the year is over. “Right now we’ve got to worry about Southside.” Clark, a former Fayetteville quarterback, is familiar with the Mavericks’ program. Southside coach Jeff Williams is familiar with Springdale and its history, and with Clark’s coaching abilities. “He’s a good one,” Williams said. “He’s going to have his guys sky high, especially playing at home.” Springdale lost quarterback Grant Allen with a broken ankle in mid-October. Will Mueller has stepped in the last two games. Garrett Vaughan has been nicked up a bit, too, of late but is expected to play. Vaughan has rushed for 1,079 yards and 15 touchdowns. He went for 210 yards and three scores in the team’s win over Van Buren last week — his first action in three weeks. “The running back (Vaughan) is a good player,” Williams said. “He’s been hurt some, but he’s fine.” Vaughan isn’t the lone 1,000-yard rusher in today’s game. Mavericks’ senior Ricardo Savoy has rushed for 1,042 yards and nine scores. Savoy is also one of quarterback Taye Gatewood’s big threats. “Their offense is very dangerous,” Clark said. “The Gatewood kid is very good, and they’ve got a good running back. They’ve got four or five good receivers; they’re a really good team.” Today marks the 52nd meeting between the former conference foes. “Jeff does a great job in every facet of the game,” Clark said. “We’ve played them for so long that you would think we know everything. But it’s been awhile.” The team’s have met just twice since 2011. Clark has coached against Williams just once (2015). Clark took over that season following former coach Shane Patrick’s 0-10 finish in 2014....

11/9/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/26/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/25/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

Southside finishes off perfect 6A-Central slate

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/22/2018

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Mavs get by Catholic on road, 28-20

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STAFF | 10/20/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/19/2018

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/14/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/13/2018

Bryant brings size, defense to Southside

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/12/2018

Southside clinch conference championships

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STAFF | 10/12/2018

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STAFF | 10/10/2018

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ROBERT YATES | 10/6/2018

Solomon treasures his No. 7 jersey

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/5/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/3/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/2/2018

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

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/1/2018

Mavericks score late, hold on for 30-24 win

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Mavs headline 39th Fort Smith Invitational

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2018

Southside’s Uhm takes All-State honors

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STAFF | 9/29/2018

SHS tennis teams prepare for 6A-Central tournament

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/26/2018

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STAFF | 9/26/2018

Mavs’ Holland has unsettled business

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/25/2018

Late first-half swing ultimately dooms Mavericks

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/22/2018

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Southside sweeps rival Lady Bears

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

SHS, Conway coaches put friendship on hold tonight

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/21/2018

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STAFF | 9/21/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/20/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/16/2018

Gatewood-led Mavs trounce War Eagles, 52-22

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STAFF | 9/14/2018

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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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/10/2018

Fort Smith Invitational

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/9/2018

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/8/2018

Southside survives NLR in five

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STAFF | 9/7/2018

Southside’s Tolbert provides leadership, versatility

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/6/2018

Solid numbers

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/5/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/4/2018

Savoy, Gatewood spark Southside Mavericks’ road victory

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STAFF | 9/1/2018

Big crowd, stellar play fuel Mavs

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/31/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/27/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/26/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/24/2018

Southside finishes strong in sweep of Van Buren Pointers

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/22/2018

Southside Mavericks’ Cox thrilled to have Davenport back in fold

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/20/2018

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/19/2018

Slow-starting Southside Mavs roll past Northside Lady Bears

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/17/2018

Haaser, Southside Mavs set for Blue and White scrimmage

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/14/2018

Southside grinding toward Aug. 20 scrimmage with Alma

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/11/2018

 Southside Mavs’ Savoy willing to lend hand whenever called on

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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

Greenwood squeezes past Southside in 5

GREENWOOD SQUEEZES PAST SOUTHSIDE IN 5 | There are many peaks and valleys in a volleyball season. Prior to Monday’s match with Southside, ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/10/2017

Wildcats roar from start in 49-7 win over Southside

WILDCATS ROAR FROM START IN 49-7 WIN OVER SOUTHSIDE | North Little Rock quarterback David Chapple had already began to assert himself prior to Friday’s ga...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/9/2017

 Mavericks catching fire at right time

MAVERICKS CATCHING FIRE AT RIGHT TIME | Don’t look now, but the Southside Mavericks are beginning to click. Junior Hannah Holland had 15 ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/6/2017

Mavs clinging to playoff hopes when NLR visits

MAVS CLINGING TO PLAYOFF HOPES WHEN NLR VISITS | The Southside Mavericks know they’re two or three plays away from being in a first place tie with Br...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/6/2017

Cabot grinds way past Fort Smith Southside

CABOT GRINDS WAY PAST FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE | It was a battle of contrasting styles — the grind-it-out run game of Cabot against the wide-open pa...

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STAFF | 10/1/2017

Har-Ber outlasts Southside Mavs to win Fort Smith Invitational

HAR-BER OUTLASTS SOUTHSIDE MAVS TO WIN FORT SMITH INVITATIONAL | For the second time in three seasons, Springdale Har-Ber defeated Southside to win the Fort Smith In...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/1/2017

Persistence a plus for Southside Mavs’ Rankin

PERSISTENCE A PLUS FOR SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ RANKIN | By her own admission, first-year Southside volleyball standout Sage Rankin wasn’t a very good setter...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/30/2017

Southside posts 7A-Central win

SOUTHSIDE POSTS 7A-CENTRAL WIN | The Southside Mavericks won their 15th match of the season Thursday with a 25-13, 21-25, 25-15, 25-1...

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STAFF | 9/29/2017

SHS seniors eyeing a return to state tourney

SHS SENIORS EYEING A RETURN TO STATE TOURNEY | A senior-laden Southside tennis squad got experience at the 7A State Tournament last season, and coa...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 9/29/2017

Single play against Cabot sticks with Mavs

SINGLE PLAY AGAINST CABOT STICKS WITH MAVS | One play doesn’t usually determine a football game. There are many plays coaches and players can loo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/29/2017

Southside senior separates to 7 up

SOUTHSIDE SENIOR SEPARATES TO 7 UP | Fort Smith Southside senior Sydney Staton's steady play helped her take a seven-stroke, first-round...

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PETE PERKINS | 9/27/2017

Southside, Northside place first at Mansfield meet

SOUTHSIDE, NORTHSIDE PLACE FIRST AT MANSFIELD MEET | The Northside Lady Bears’ cross country team placed four runners in the top 12 Saturday to win the M...

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STAFF | 9/25/2017

Conway outlasts FS Southside in OT

CONWAY OUTLASTS FS SOUTHSIDE IN OT | Michael George, a 5-foot-8 bruising senior running back, rushed for 351 yards to help the Wampus Cat...

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STAFF | 9/24/2017

Southside weathers Northside run to win in five

SOUTHSIDE WEATHERS NORTHSIDE RUN TO WIN IN FIVE | One day soon the Northside Lady Bears will beat the Southside Mavericks. That day wasn’t Thursday...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/22/2017

Mavericks get needed confidence boost in Heritage win

MAVERICKS GET NEEDED CONFIDENCE BOOST IN HERITAGE WIN | Southside coach Jeff Williams was hoping to build a little momentum during the team’s rugged nonconf...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/20/2017

Rankin, Mavs overpower LRC in three

RANKIN, MAVS OVERPOWER LRC IN THREE | Sage Rankin was on her game Tuesday night. So were her teammates. Rankin had eight kills and s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/20/2017

Southside’s Solomon comes up big

SOUTHSIDE’S SOLOMON COMES UP BIG | Tyrese Solomon believes in the system. Through three games, the Southside junior has caught 23 passe...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/19/2017

Loyal Southside Mavs’ senior faithfully cheers on team from sideline

LOYAL SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ SENIOR FAITHFULLY CHEERS ON TEAM FROM SIDELINE | A sleepy Ethan Williams is looking for the button to his alarm clock. It’s not yet 1:25 a.m. It’s...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/17/2017

Solomon’s ‘Shelley-like’ effort fuels Southside Mavs’ rout

SOLOMON’S ‘SHELLEY-LIKE’ EFFORT FUELS SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ ROUT | Tyrese Solomon had his Slick Shelley game face on Friday night. He ran like him, too. Solomon ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/16/2017

Bass, Holland pace Mavs past MSM

BASS, HOLLAND PACE MAVS PAST MSM | What a difference a week makes. On their heels following last week’s loss to North Little Rock, t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/15/2017

 Holland, Rankin pace Mavericks past Bryant

HOLLAND, RANKIN PACE MAVERICKS PAST BRYANT | Hannah Holland and Sage Rankin had 11 kills apiece Tuesday to power the Southside Mavericks to a 25-...

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STAFF | 9/13/2017

Greenwood trio blitzes Southside

GREENWOOD TRIO BLITZES SOUTHSIDE | Once again, Greenwood is the unquestioned football king of Sebastian County. The Bulldogs blitzed...

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WALTER WOODIE | 9/9/2017

Greenwood makes quick work of Mavs

GREENWOOD MAKES QUICK WORK OF MAVS | Sebastian County champs. Again. Greenwood’s seniors made it three in a row as unofficial county c...

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LELAND BARCLAY | 9/9/2017

 Volleyball: Mavs unable to flip NLR momentum

VOLLEYBALL: MAVS UNABLE TO FLIP NLR MOMENTUM | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser felt pretty good after Thursday’s first set with North Littl...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/8/2017

Potent Bulldogs host young Mavericks

POTENT BULLDOGS HOST YOUNG MAVERICKS | The Greenwood Bulldogs aren’t bigger than football itself. They aren’t the marquee best team in the ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/8/2017

Southside coach proud of team’s fight in second half of season opener

SOUTHSIDE COACH PROUD OF TEAM’S FIGHT IN SECOND HALF OF SEASON OPENER | When does a loss feel like a win? Southside’s 48-35 loss to No. 1 Har-Ber wasn’t without a few de...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/6/2017

Allen's seven total touchdowns leads Har-Ber past Southside

ALLEN'S SEVEN TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS LEADS HAR-BER PAST SOUTHSIDE | Springdale Har-Ber quarterback Grant Allen threw five touchdown passes in six games as a sophomore. ...

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SCOTTIE BORDELON | 9/2/2017

Springdale Har-Ber at Fort Smith Southside

SPRINGDALE HAR-BER AT FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE | Springdale Har-Ber at Fort Smith Southside Jim Rowland Stadium KICKOFF 7 p.m. RECORDS Seaso...

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SCOTTIE BORDELON | 9/1/2017

Mavericks open with No. 1 Har-Ber

MAVERICKS OPEN WITH NO. 1 HAR-BER | Eight months of fruition comes to roost today as the Southside Mavericks open the 2017 season agains...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 9/1/2017

Southside’s Staton fires 73 at Eagle Crest

SOUTHSIDE’S STATON FIRES 73 AT EAGLE CREST | Southside golfer Sydney Staton shot a blistering 73 Monday to win the individual medalist at Eagle C...

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STAFF | 9/1/2017

Senior Hogue leads young Southside squad

SENIOR HOGUE LEADS YOUNG SOUTHSIDE SQUAD | One day next year, when she’s played her last volleyball match and swung at her last softball, Haile...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/24/2017

Bass, Mavericks edge scrappy Pointers

BASS, MAVERICKS EDGE SCRAPPY POINTERS | Dynamite comes in small packages. Just ask Van Buren. Southside’s Emily Bass, all 5-foot-6 of ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/23/2017

Southside Mavs outshine Alma Airedales in ‘typical’ scrimmage

SOUTHSIDE MAVS OUTSHINE ALMA AIREDALES IN ‘TYPICAL’ SCRIMMAGE | It was a mixed bag of results for Alma and Southside in Monday night’s preseason scrimmage. The Mave...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/23/2017

Former Southside baseball player adds America’s Team internship to resume

FORMER SOUTHSIDE BASEBALL PLAYER ADDS AMERICA’S TEAM INTERNSHIP TO RESUME | The first thing Hayden Redd noticed about California is the same thing most of the 240 million peopl...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/21/2017

Southside rebuilding around talented Holland

SOUTHSIDE REBUILDING AROUND TALENTED HOLLAND | Southside volleyball coach Steve Haaser learned last year that driving to Cabot on a Tuesday night t...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/20/2017

Gatewood, Southside Mavs eye Monday’s scrimmage

GATEWOOD, SOUTHSIDE MAVS EYE MONDAY’S SCRIMMAGE | Taye Gatewood rolls right, prepares to set his feet, and is tackled hard to the ground. Coach Jef...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 8/17/2017

Fort Smith Southside 2017 Football Preview

FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 2017 FOOTBALL PREVIEW | The 2016 season did not go the way the Mavericks would have liked it to have gone. Southside finishe...

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TOM TABLER | 8/4/2017

Volleyball not immune to officiating shortage

VOLLEYBALL NOT IMMUNE TO OFFICIATING SHORTAGE | A dwindling roster of qualified football officials isn’t the only officiating shortage on the home f...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/29/2017

Officials shortage reverberates in the River Valley

OFFICIALS SHORTAGE REVERBERATES IN THE RIVER VALLEY | Imagine a world without officials. Competition on the basketball court would become one of two th...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/28/2017

Basketball: Grinder Cooper happy with Southside’s team camp

BASKETBALL: GRINDER COOPER HAPPY WITH SOUTHSIDE’S TEAM CAMP | Southside boys basketball coach Charlie Cooper has enjoyed some big seasons as the Mavericks coach. ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/19/2017

Football: Rested Southside ready to hit ground running

FOOTBALL: RESTED SOUTHSIDE READY TO HIT GROUND RUNNING | The calendar says one thing and reality another. Monday, the Southside Mavericks begin football p...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 7/9/2017

Volleyball Camp

VOLLEYBALL CAMP | Thank you to the 90+ campers who came out to Camp. We had a blast! Camp . Next Camp will be July 1...

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STAFF | 6/25/2017

Nancy Mendoza recognized at the All-Star game

NANCY MENDOZA RECOGNIZED AT THE ALL-STAR GAME | Caroline Campbell played a part in all three of her team's goals Wednesday afternoon, leading the Ea...

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TIM COOPER | 6/22/2017

Teams going through off-season workouts

TEAMS GOING THROUGH OFF-SEASON WORKOUTS | Veteran Southside coach Steve Haaser said the Mavericks will compete in a number of camps before sta...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/16/2017

Team Camp

TEAM CAMP | Thanks to Fayetteville High School for hosting team camp. Mavs appreciate the work....

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STAFF | 6/15/2017

Working with the Trinity football

WORKING WITH THE TRINITY FOOTBALL | Mavs football coaches enjoyed working with the Trinity football team today....

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FSPS ATH. & ACTIV. | 6/13/2017

new 8th grade band director at Chaffin

NEW 8TH GRADE BAND DIRECTOR AT CHAFFIN | Congrats to James Palmer. He is the new 8th grade band director at Chaffin...

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STAFF | 6/13/2017

Davenport looks to add Arkansas offer

DAVENPORT LOOKS TO ADD ARKANSAS OFFER | Fort Smith Southside junior linebacker Darin Davenport has grown up in a family of Oklahoma football...

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DUDLEY E. DAWSON | 6/11/2017

Staton wins overall girls’ title

STATON WINS OVERALL GIRLS’ TITLE | Going into today’s final round of the Arkansas State Golf Association Fianna Hills Junior Championsh...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 6/8/2017

 Staton starts hot, fires 70 at Fianna Hills

STATON STARTS HOT, FIRES 70 AT FIANNA HILLS | Like a baseball player throwing a no-hitter, or a quarterback who hasn’t thrown an incomplete pass, ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 6/7/2017

Longtime Southside coach sets off for the sun

LONGTIME SOUTHSIDE COACH SETS OFF FOR THE SUN | A worried look graces the face of Steve Peoples. He’s not having a good week. His younger brother, ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/28/2017

Mark your calendars

MARK YOUR CALENDARS | Mark your calendars for the @FSSouthside boys basketball camp - July 17-19....

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STAFF | 5/23/2017

Mavericks tooling offense, defense in spring

MAVERICKS TOOLING OFFENSE, DEFENSE IN SPRING | For Southside football coach Jeff Williams, the 2017 season started a week after the ’16 season ende...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/19/2017

Bentonville blanks Southside 5-0

BENTONVILLE BLANKS SOUTHSIDE 5-0 | Kristina Henry talked to her team about starting strong against a Fort Smith Southside team that had...

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HAROLD MCILVAIN | 5/13/2017

Springdale Har-Ber 10, Fort Smith Southside 7

SPRINGDALE HAR-BER 10, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 7 | The Wildcats answered the Mavericks' big inning with a big inning of their own to advance to today's...

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MIKE CAPSHAW | 5/12/2017

FS Southside 9, Rogers Heritage 3

FS SOUTHSIDE 9, ROGERS HERITAGE 3 | It didn't take Fort Smith Southside too long to take a big lead on a first-half hat trick from sopho...

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HAROLD MCILVAIN | 5/12/2017

VAN BUREN 11,  FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 1

VAN BUREN 11, FORT SMITH SOUTHSIDE 1 | McKennah Sikes threw a two-hitter over five innings and drove in five runs -- including a grand slam...

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HERNY APPLE | 5/12/2017

Mavericks knocked out by Van Buren at State

MAVERICKS KNOCKED OUT BY VAN BUREN AT STATE | The Southside Mavs watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-1 loss to Van Bure...

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GAMECHANGER MEDIA | 5/11/2017

Life lessons, hardships not enough to derail

LIFE LESSONS, HARDSHIPS NOT ENOUGH TO DERAIL | In the 1992 biopic “A League Of Their Own,” Academy Award winning actor Tom Hanks’ drunken character...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/10/2017

Buck Ringgold

BUCK RINGGOLD | Southside’s girls knew Monday’s regular-season finale wasn’t for seeding purposes. While the Maveri...

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TIMES RECORD | 5/9/2017

Northside gets win against Southside

NORTHSIDE GETS WIN AGAINST SOUTHSIDE | Two first-half goals helped the Northside Grizzlies on their way to a conference championship. The ...

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STAFF | 5/6/2017

11-run Southside explosion against Northside

11-RUN SOUTHSIDE EXPLOSION AGAINST NORTHSIDE | For 25 games and half of the 26th, Southside baseball coach Dale Harpenau was at a loss for the word...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/6/2017

 Southside Mavs’ Moreton wins gold at 7A meet

SOUTHSIDE MAVS’ MORETON WINS GOLD AT 7A MEET | Hunter Moreton has plenty of stories to tell his kids one day after competing in sports in Springdal...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 5/5/2017

Southside earns trip to state

SOUTHSIDE EARNS TRIP TO STATE | A late comeback allowed the Southside Mavericks to punch their ticket into next week’s 7A State Tour...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 5/4/2017

Southside rallies for road win

SOUTHSIDE RALLIES FOR ROAD WIN | The Mavericks rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the late innings Tuesday as they kept their postseason h...

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STAFF | 5/3/2017

Moreton wins shot, discus at 7A meet

MORETON WINS SHOT, DISCUS AT 7A MEET | meet Saturday Posted Apr 29, 2017 at 12:01 AM Share Stories from Headlines Network Athletes Who...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/29/2017

Baseball Recap

BASEBALL RECAP | The Mavericks missed a chance to steal a game at Bryant on Tuesday night, falling to the Hornets 3-2...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/28/2017

Bryant 13, Southside 2

BRYANT 13, SOUTHSIDE 2 | The Mavericks dropped to 2-9 in 7A-Central play with the road loss Tuesday. Caitlyn Bagby drove in ...

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STAFF | 4/26/2017

Bryant 7, Southside 1

BRYANT 7, SOUTHSIDE 1 | Ryan Maloch and Owen Stucky drove in two runs apiece to power North Little Rock to a 7-1 win over th...

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STAFF | 4/26/2017

Southside play at home today

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/25/2017

Kevin Taylor

KEVIN TAYLOR | Kelly Carson’s definition includes a phrase she remembers while growing up. “For me, it’s more abo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/22/2017

Free seminars for future Maverick athletes

FREE SEMINARS FOR FUTURE MAVERICK ATHLETES | The Southside Athletic Department will host three free seminars for current and future Maverick athl...

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STAFF | 4/21/2017

N. Little Rock 15-9, Southside 0-1

N. LITTLE ROCK 15-9, SOUTHSIDE 0-1 | The Mavericks were defeated in both ends of a 7A-Central doubleheader Thursday at Evans Boys and Gir...

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STAFF | 4/21/2017

North Little Rock 7, Southside 1

NORTH LITTLE ROCK 7, SOUTHSIDE 1 | The Southside Mavericks suffered a 7-1 loss to North Little Rock Thursday in 7A-West play. The Maver...

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STAFF | 4/21/2017

Cabot 5, Southside 0

CABOT 5, SOUTHSIDE 0 | Brett Brockinton held Southside to four singles Tuesday as the Panthers shut out the Mavericks, 5-0,...

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STAFF | 4/20/2017

Moreton, Jackson shine for Maverick trackster

MORETON, JACKSON SHINE FOR MAVERICK TRACKSTER | Hunter Moreton, Miguel Hernandez and Ryan Wallace finished first and third, respectively, in the sho...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/15/2017

The Mavericks struggle

THE MAVERICKS STRUGGLE | The Mavericks fell into a last-place tie with Little Rock Central on Tuesday by virtue of their 3-2 ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/14/2017

Tough Lose for Southside

TOUGH LOSE FOR SOUTHSIDE | Northside knew it was in a must-win situation going into Tuesday’s home softball game with Southside...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/12/2017

Crawford’s late ‘deposit’ fuels Southside

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

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/12/2017

Southside, Northside 7A-Central showdown

SOUTHSIDE, NORTHSIDE 7A-CENTRAL SHOWDOWN | Southside boys’ coach Moodie Ihmeidan doesn’t believe the Mavericks are a middle of the road soccer ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/11/2017

Ryan’s hope: Southside junior competing again

RYAN’S HOPE: SOUTHSIDE JUNIOR COMPETING AGAIN | Angela Wallace is struggling. Her words are incomplete. She begins to shake. Wallace is fighting ba...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/9/2017

Southside sparkle at Springdale Relays

SOUTHSIDE SPARKLE AT SPRINGDALE RELAYS | It was another banner day in the shot put ring for Southside’s Hunter Moreton. The senior won the S...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2017

Determined Southside fights back against LRC

DETERMINED SOUTHSIDE FIGHTS BACK AGAINST LRC | Southside boys soccer coach Mahmoud Imeidan knows his team is far better than their 8-7 overall reco...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/8/2017

Searching for first win over an Arkansas team

SEARCHING FOR FIRST WIN OVER AN ARKANSAS TEAM | The Mavericks are still searching for their first win over an Arkansas team. Southside is 5-4 agains...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/7/2017

Southside picks up much-needed win

SOUTHSIDE PICKS UP MUCH-NEEDED WIN | A game away from playing for a 7A championship a season ago, this season has generally not gone the ...

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 4/6/2017

Southside’s Kara Popa signs with MSSU

SOUTHSIDE’S KARA POPA SIGNS WITH MSSU | Southside’s Kara Popa signed a letter of intent with Missouri Southern State University on Wednesday...

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STAFF | 4/6/2017

Catholic 10, Southside 0

CATHOLIC 10, SOUTHSIDE 0 | The Southside Mavericks’ offensive woes continued Tuesday at Catholic. Two Catholic pitchers combin...

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STAFF | 4/5/2017

Big week for his Mavericks

BIG WEEK FOR HIS MAVERICKS | Southside girls soccer coach Jeremy Davis knows it’s a big week for his Mavericks. Both Mount St. Ma...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 4/4/2017

Southside 6, North Little Rock 0

SOUTHSIDE 6, NORTH LITTLE ROCK 0 | The Southside Mavericks' girls soccer squad shut out North Little Rock, 6-0, Tuesday night for its e...

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STAFF | 3/29/2017

Davis hopes time off will refresh Mavs

DAVIS HOPES TIME OFF WILL REFRESH MAVS | Southside girls soccer coach Jeremy Davis knows there is work to be done as the Mavericks prepare fo...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2017

Sagely, Bulldogs deny Mavericks, 1-0

SAGELY, BULLDOGS DENY MAVERICKS, 1-0 | Southside baseball coach Dale Harpenau knows a thing or two about baseball vibes. When it's good, y...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/28/2017

Southside’s Mendoza key cog in Mavericks’ sea

SOUTHSIDE’S MENDOZA KEY COG IN MAVERICKS’ SEA | Nancy Mendoza looks far bigger on the soccer field than she actually is. At 5-foot-6, the Southside...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/26/2017

Brighton, Tenn. 6, Southside 1

BRIGHTON, TENN. 6, SOUTHSIDE 1 | Brighton, Tenn., defeated Southside, 6-3, Friday night at the Union City Tournament. Carson Doss wa...

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STAFF | 3/25/2017

Southside 5, Jefferson City, Mo. 2

SOUTHSIDE 5, JEFFERSON CITY, MO. 2 | Parker Wright pitched six effective innings Wednesday as Southside defeated Jefferson City, 5-2, at ...

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STAFF | 3/23/2017

Southside preparing for spring break trip

SOUTHSIDE PREPARING FOR SPRING BREAK TRIP | Southside is packing for Tennessee this week. The Mavericks have yet to win a game at home. But th...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/21/2017

Cabot rolls to 8-1 win over Southside

CABOT ROLLS TO 8-1 WIN OVER SOUTHSIDE | There are silver linings in all aspects of baseball. They come when things are good; they come when ...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/18/2017

Southside boys win, girls fall in 7A-Central

SOUTHSIDE BOYS WIN, GIRLS FALL IN 7A-CENTRAL | Derek Gutierrez scored the easiest goal of high school career Thursday night at Jim Rowland Stadium....

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/17/2017

Cabot 18, Southside 1

CABOT 18, SOUTHSIDE 1 | Cabot scored runs in all six innings of Thursday's 7A-Central game, as the Mavericks dropped to 0-2 ...

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STAFF | 3/17/2017

Conway 3, Southside 0

CONWAY 3, SOUTHSIDE 0 | Highly-touted junior right-hander Jordan Wicks struck out 10, allowed three hits and didn't walk any...

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STAFF | 3/15/2017

Southside hope to extend 7A-Central mark

SOUTHSIDE HOPE TO EXTEND 7A-CENTRAL MARK | The Southside Mavericks host Conway today in 7A-Central play. So far, so good. The Mavericks opened...

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 3/14/2017

Mavericks open 7A-Central play today

MAVERICKS OPEN 7A-CENTRAL PLAY TODAY | Fresh off a 3-3 performance at the Justin Northwest Tournament, the Southside Mavericks open 7A-Cent...