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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 Rogers Avenue” between Northside and Southside. For the most part, pride is the only thing at stake when the city rivals face off Friday at the Stubblefield Center in the final regular-season game for both schools’ teams. The Lady Bears are already assured of the No. 1 seed from the 6A-Central at next week’s 6A State Tournament at Bentonville West. Northside (24-1, 12-1) wrapped up the top seed with a win at home Tuesday against Cabot just days after the Lady Bears suffered their first loss of the season, in overtime to North Little Rock. With a win Friday, the Lady Bears can also clinch the outright 6A-Central title as they lead Conway by a game for first place. “To be able to win a conference championship at this level in back-to-back years; last year we were tri-champions and this year, we win one more game and we’re outright champions. ... That’s not easily done,” Northside coach Rickey Smith said. “So I’m proud of the kids; I thought our sophomores and juniors really, really worked hard to provide a wonderful night for our seniors (on Tuesday). “It was kind of an emotional night for the coaching staff, too. This is a special group and they’re just a neat group of kids that don’t come along very often, so for us to be able to be part of a championship and still got a lot of basketball left to play and win it on your home floor, it was just a big night.” Southside’s girls, on the other hand, have one more chance to get its first win of the season. The Mavericks (0-23, 0-13) lost at Little Rock Central on Tuesday. But Smith said he continues to have a deeper appreciation for Southside coach Steve Brown and the willingness of the Mavericks to keep working hard despite the tough season they have had. “You’ve got to respect a team that comes in and goes to work every day and continues to grind and is not seeing that instant gratification like a lot of people want these days,” Smith said. “It’s a microwave world; put it in and 30 seconds later, we want it. “Those kids over there, I have the utmost respect for them and I have the utmost respect for that coaching staff. They continue to work, they continue to grind, they’re doing everything they can to try to find a way to win and that’s real life; there’s bumps in the road and those kids will be much, much stronger people after what they’ve experienced.” As for the Northside-Southside boys game, the Grizzlies (16-11, 7-6) have already wrapped up the fourth seed from the 6A-Central despite losing two straight games, including Tuesday’s defeat to Cabot on Senior Night at Kaundart-Grizzly Fieldhouse. The Mavericks (6-20, 1-12) will have their season finale on Friday. But the last two years in the regular season finale, Southside has more than held its own against the Grizzlies. Two years ago, an underdog Mavericks team led in the second half against a Northside team which went on to capture the 7A state championship before the Grizzlies rallied late to pull out the win. Then in the regular-season finale a year ago, Southside defeated the eventual 7A state runner-up Grizzlies, although Northside was without the services of its leading scorer, current University of Arkansas player Isaiah Joe, in that game due to an injury. ...

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

The Mavericks have had a hard time replicating what they did in the first half in the second half of 6A-Central basketball games this season. Friday, leading wire-to-wire, Southside snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 59-47 win against Little Rock Catholic. It wasn’t always pretty, but the senior class left the floor at Southside Gym for the final time a winner. “It’s great for these guys, these seniors especially, to win their last home game in this gym,” coach Charles Cooper said. “They just kept fighting, and that’s all you can ask out of them. We finally hit a few shots, and I thought they played really hard on defense.” Cooper believes the Mavericks might have fared better in the 6A-West, the team’s home for much of their 55-year existence. Then again, Southside (1-11) held its own in the 6A-Central. The Mavs led Cabot at the half earlier this season and they trailed North Little Rock by just four points in another game. They battled Little Rock Central for a half as well. Southside travels to Little Rock today to close out its road slate for 2018-19, taking on Central. The Mavs will play their regular season finale Friday against Northside at the Stubblefield Center....

2/19/2019

Tough second quarter dooms Southside girls

It took Southside nearly seven minutes to crack the scoreboard Friday night. Then, a flash, they scored six points in 34 seconds. But that was about the only highlight in the Mavericks’ 47-33 loss on Senior Night. Mount Saint Mary senior Mabry Meadors scored 10 points and the Belles’ 1-2-1-1 pressure forced 36 turnovers as Southside’s losing streak reached 25. “The girls really wanted to win this game, with this being their last home game,” Southside coach Steve Brown said. “We were off to a good start, too, but you just can’t turn the ball over 20 times and expect to win.” The Mavericks and Belles combined for 11 turnovers and 13 missed field goals in the first seven minutes before MSM, ahead 3-0 on some early free throw shooting, exploded in the final minute of the first quarter. Southside took a 6-3 lead on Shielo Laranjo’s driving layup. But the Mavericks managed just one more basket the rest of the half. And the Belles, who rallied for a 7-6 lead after one quarter, closed the half on a 17-0 run. “Everything was going as planned, and then you dig yourself a hole,” Brown said. “Now you’re in scramble mode trying to get to the line, stop the clock, and try and get back into it. We did a pretty good job of that in the fourth quarter, but we spotted them too much. “You can’t turn the ball over and expect to win.” Southside 58, Catholic 43 BOYS — The streak is over. Southside never trailed in Friday’s 58-43 win over Catholic, the team’s first win since late December. Taye Gatewood hit seven free throws in the final two minutes to secure the team’s first 6A-Central victory. He finished with a team-high 13 points. Tyrese Solomon had 12 points and Mykale Franks added 10. Dalton Thomas and Elijah York added timely 3-pointers, helping the Mavericks keep distance between the Rockets. Thomas scored all seven of his points in the final quarter. The Mavericks (5-19, 1-11) travel to Little Rock on Tuesday to play Central....

2/16/2019

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 Southside Maverick bowling squad. Last year, the Mavericks captured the 7A/6A state title which was held at their home lane, Bowling World, while Humphries was also the individual state champion. On Friday, Humphries and his fellow Mavericks head to Jonesboro, where the 6A state tournament takes place at the Jonesboro Bowling Center. “We had a good chance (to win it) last year and our average is about the same,” Humphries said. “We all just need to focus on (getting) spares and we should get it. “We lost two seniors (off the state title squad) but we gained two more people to take their place. ... We also have a couple of (junior varsity) kids last year that knew they needed to step up and take their place.” Another reason Humphries, a senior who has bowled for Southside’s varsity since his freshman season, is optimistic about state is he is very familiar with the lanes in Jonesboro, going up there several times in the past bowling in his youth league. “I’ve bowled up there three or four times a year, so it won’t be first time, I’ll have a little experience,” he said. Humphries is also eager to rebound from last week’s 6A-Central conference tournament in Cabot, as he did not place among the top six individually, though he did help Southside claim the team championship. Maverick bowlers Scotland Irvin and Colby Harger placed fifth and sixth, respectively in the individual standings, which was won by Northside senior Andy Duangdara. Southside coach Tadd Stewart is also confident Humphries will put together a tremendous showing at state. “He didn’t (roll his best at conference), but you know what, it’s OK, we’ll save our best for last,” Stewart said. “We got there (to state) without him shooting his best and if he does his best, I feel really confident about us going in and really competing for a state championship. “Last year, we won a state championship because of Hunter and if we want to win one this year, he’s going to have to throw his best game just like he did last year. That’s what it all boils down to, when he plays well, we’ve got a chance; we’ve got a legit chance.” Stewart added there are two things which really make Humphries stand out on the lanes. “Number one, it’s his consistency and number two, it’s his tenacity,” Stewart said. “This guy, when he dials in, he’s all ready to go; you don’t have to worry about him being late or not being focused, he is always going to be ready to go and I appreciate that so much and as a coach, you always love to have that out of your players. “He was really good last year and he’s been really good this year, too, and that’s what you want, consistency.” Humphries also offers up being mentally strong when he’s out there getting ready to roll. “I think I have a pretty strong mental game, like once when I miss a spare I’m able to come back from it and start ringing up some strikes,” he said. “Plus, I’m pretty consistent, too. “All of (this season’s matches) have been pretty consistent; I’m averaging about 200.” His career-best score was 290, which he rolled two years ago in a state youth league tournament. Then Humphries’ best score at the high school level was a 279, which he rolled a season ago as a junior. While Humphries’ father, Paul, is an avid bowler, the younger Humphries actually didn’t start bowling until he was 10. “I used to come out (at Bowling World) and watch my dad bowl league, then I started getting interested in it and joined a youth league and it all started from there,” Hunter Humphries said. Hunter’s dad also serves as a volunteer assistant coach for Southside, and there’s no doubt Hunter has learned some things during his bowling career. “He’s been hard on me, but yet he’s been able to teach me, like he knows what’s best for me and he’s also there to push me forward to do better,” Hunter Humphries said. “He’s taught me everything I know, and it’s good to have someone behind your back supporting you, too.” There are other ways Humphries has perfected his game. He also works part-time at Bowling World, and because of that is able to get in free practice games. In addition, he works during adult-league games, and Humphries is able to pick the brains of several of the older, experienced bowlers. Humphries will get to continue to bowl locally and also regionally as he will attend college at UAFS. A 3.9 student, he plans to major in business while at the same time, he will bowl in adult leagues with his dad. Friday will be the third trip to state for Humphries. As a sophomore, Southside finished second before winning it all last season. Humphries is ready to make some more history for himself and for his team. “We just really need to cover our spares and just pick each other up and find our spots. ... Throwing strikes and just keep grinding,” he said. “Basically spares are most important; this year spares are determined by how we will finish.”...

2/15/2019

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 wins. Southside will have its Senior Night as the Maverick girls face Mount St. Mary while the Maverick boys take on Little Rock Catholic. The Maverick girls dropped a 47-19 decision to Bryant on Tuesday night. Coach Charles Cooper’s Mavericks suffered a 67-38 loss to conference-leading Bryant, also on Tuesday. The Mavericks face Catholic today hoping to snap a 13-game losing skid....

2/15/2019

Southside’s Throneberry to replace Haaser

Steve Haaser knew last October, as his players wiped away the tears following the team’s loss to Conway in the 6A volleyball finals, that he wouldn’t be back as the team’s head coach. That move was made official Tuesday with news that Natalie Throneberry, one of Haaser’s star players from the team’s dominate 2003-04 run, had been named the school’s second head volleyball coach. Haaser coached for 40 years at Southside; all of them as the school’s volleyball coach. Last September, the Mavericks beat Nettleton as Haaser claimed his 1,000th career victory. He finishes with 1,015 victories. Tuesday, he said he couldn’t have been more pleased with Throneberry being named as his successor. “I’m excited they named her the coach; I think she’ll be great and do a great job,” Haaser said. “To me, one thing she’s really got, and I’m not sure anybody else they hired would have had, is that is she’s a Fort Smith girl. She has roots in this community. I think it would have been hard to find somebody with those qualifications. “She’s vested in the success of the school and the volleyball program.” Haaser celebrated his 67th birthday last October. This spring will be his final in public education. “It was just time,” he said. “I’ve known this for a while.” The former Natalie Lundquist was a dominant outside hitter for Haaser’s mid-2000s teams. She was the 2004-05 Arkansas Volleyball Player of the Year and earned MVP honors from the school’s ’04 state championship, one of eight championships the school won during Haaser’s run. Throneberry started working with Haaser in 2010. Though Throneberry seemed to be everyone’s pick as the next coach, she didn’t formally interview for the position until Friday. Haaser’s vacancy was officially posted Jan. 16. “I’m just so humbled and honored that they would consider me,” Throneberry said. “This has been a dream just to be a part of the program.” Throneberry played college ball at Arkansas State and the University of Central Arkansas. But her passion is with Southside’s blue and red colors. “Playing, I loved every minute of it,” she said. “As far as coaching experience, and getting to spend nine years alongside coach Haaser, you can’t replicate that experience.” The Mavericks graduated 10 seniors last season, including Hannah Holland, Emily Bass and Sarah Tolbert. But the team has some key components back, including juniors Avery Fitzgerald, Hannah Hogue and Aleigha Johnson. “We have a big opportunity for a lot of girls to step into some key roles,” Throneberry said. “Losing 10 seniors, there is a chance for them to step up.”...

2/13/2019

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

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BUCK RINGGOLD | 10/22/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/22/2018

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STAFF | 10/20/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/19/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/14/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/13/2018

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KEVIN TAYLOR | 10/12/2018

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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

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

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 ...