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Tennis teams poised for another strong showing

By Richard White

The Greenwood High School tennis teams had a historic season in 2016, winning their conference tournament and their first ever boys state title, while the Lady Bulldogs finished third.

Some key seniors have moved on, but there are enough good players remaining, complimented by a new crop of freshmen and sophomores, to keep the program on solid footing. The 2017 season should be another good one for Head Coach Ken Hamilton and his GHS netters...continued


 

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Sizing Up The Gridiron Competition This Fall
7-14-17

Sizing up the gridiron competition this fall

By Richard White

With the end of the AAA dead period and the start of FASDOGS this week, Greenwood High School football fans are now counting the days until the September 1st regular season opener at Smith Robinson Stadium – about 50 days or exactly seven weeks from this coming Friday...continued

 

Minus Coach, GHS Golf Team Opens Season August 1st
7-30-17

Minus coach, GHS golf team opens season August 1st

By Richard White

The Greenwood High School girls and boys golf teams are currently practicing in preparation for the start of their season next Tuesday at Springdale. But they will begin and play most of their season without Head Coach Ronnie Williams. Filling in for Williams will be Ronnie Sockey, Head Coach for Lady Bulldogs’ softball...continued

Cecil To Be Inducted Into Hall Of Fame
7-14-17

Cecil to be inducted into hall of fame

By Richard White

This time last year Jerry Cecil was just starting to enjoy his retirement after 48 years working in education, the last 31 of which were spent in his hometown. Cecil graduated from Greenwood High School in 1964. For some perspective, during his senior year President John Kennedy was assassinated (11/22/63) and the legendary Beatles made their American musical debut three months later...continued

Football Gearing Up With Opening Of School
8-9-17

Football gearing up with opening of school

By Richard White

Area teachers reported for professional development training this past Monday, which also marked the official beginning of football practice for the Greenwood Bulldogs. School opens next Monday, August 14th, with nearly 900 GHS students reporting for their first day of classes...continued

AAA Passes Prop 9 To Restructure Non-football Classifications
7-14-17

AAA passes Prop 9 to restructure non-football classifications

By Richard White

On the last day of July, superintendents representing the member schools of the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) voted by a margin of 141-68 to approve Proposition 9 that will drastically restructure the classification of non-football sports. The new rules change will take effect with the start of the 2018-2020 cycle...continued

Outlook For Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Is Golden
8-9-17

Outlook for Lady Bulldogs volleyball is Golden

By Richard White

Jennifer Golden is entering her 17th year as Head Coach for Lady Bulldogs volleyball, having taken her team to the state finals seven times and winning it all in 2011. But the upcoming season could be her best, with several seniors and half-a-dozen starters coming back from last year’s 30-7 team that went unbeaten (12-0) in league play...continued

GHS Netters Open Season Against Northside, Van Buren
8-9-17

GHS Golf Teams Open With Tournament Play
8-9-17

GHS golf teams open with tournament play

By Richard White

The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs golf teams opened their 2017 campaign with a couple of road tournaments at Springdale (Aug. 1-2) and Mountain Home (Aug. 7-8) in the last two weeks. Interim head coach Ronnie Sockey was pleased with the overall performance of his players this early in the season...continued

Bulldogs Scrimmage In Preparation For Season Opener
8-25-17

Bulldogs scrimmage in preparation for season opener

By Richard White

Head Coach Rick Jones, his staff, and the Greenwood Bulldogs are entering the final phase of their preparations for the upcoming gridiron season, and once again expectations are very high. Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine has the ‘Dogs ranked #1 in Class 6A and the favorites to win the state title in 2017...continued

Jr. Bulldogs Looking Good For 2017
8-25-17

Jr. Bulldogs looking good for 2017

By Richard White

Three years ago, Shannon Rhea took over as head coach of the Junior Bulldogs during an historic run of victories (18) that eventually stretched to 30 games before ending last season against Fort Smith Chaffin. But the 2016 Jr. ‘Dogs finished 5-4 overall, losing four of their last six games.

“Last season I think we just ran out of steam,” said Coach Rhea during a recent interview. “Once the streak ended we kind of lost our momentum. We just struggled on some things, but it wasn’t because of a lack of effort.”..continued

GHS Volleyball Tops Rogers' Schools, Falls To Fayetteville
8-25-17

GHS volleyball tops Rogers’ schools, falls to Fayetteville

By Richard White

The Greenwood High School volleyball program kicked off its 2017 season last week with a benefit match against Rogers High School last Thursday, sweeping all three games. The Lady Bulldogs then hosted Fayetteville this past Monday and lost in three games before making a clean sweep (3-0) at Rogers Heritage on Tuesday...continued

GHS Netters Battle Rogers, Wet Weather
8-25-17

GHS netters battle Rogers, wet weather

By Richard White

The Greenwood girls and boys tennis teams opened up their 2017 season last Thursday on the road in Northwest Arkansas against Rogers Heritage. The teams are coached by Dr. Ken Hamilton, now in his 21st season with the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs...continued

GHS Golfers Top Dover and Springdale
8-25-17

GHS golfers top Dover and Springdale

By Richard White

The Greenwood High School Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs hosted Dover and Springdale high schools in a nine-hole match this past Tuesday afternoon at Vache Grasse Country Club. Greenwood is coached by Ronnie Sockey, filling in for Head Coach Ronnie Williams, who remains in Texas while getting treatment for a recurring bout of cancer.

According to Sockey, the Bulldogs (150) handily defeated Dover (201) and Springdale (211), while the Lady Bulldogs took care of the Dover girls, 130-161...continued

Bulldogs Start Season With Convincing Win Over Grizzlies
Greenwood 34, Northside 7
9-1-17

Jr. Bulldogs Open Season With Satisfying Win At Alma
Greenwood 21, Alma 6
8-31-17

Jr. Bulldogs open season with satisfying win at Alma

By Richard White

After closing 2016 on a somewhat sour note, losing to Alma to finish the season with a disappointing 5-4 record, the Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs opened their 2017 campaign last Thursday night with a satisfying 21-6 victory at Alma in non-conference play. The two teams will meet again in the season finale in River Valley Conference action...continued

Bulldogs start season with convincing win over Grizzlies

By Richard White

The Greenwood Bulldogs began their quest for a second 6A state title last Friday night with a convincing 34-7 win over Fort Smith Northside. The ‘Dogs hosted the Grizzles at Smith-Robinson Stadium and the victory was the 11th consecutive GHS triumph over a Class 7A opponent, dating back to 2014...continued

Bulldogs Roll Through Mavericks
Greenwood 49, Southside 0
9-8-17

Jr. High Bulldogs Move To 2-0
Greenwood 33, Shiloh Christian 0
9-7-17

Bulldogs blank Fort Smith Southside, 49-0

By Richard White

The 2017 gridiron season is now underway, and the Greenwood Bulldogs are 2-0 against non-conference foes Fort Smith Northside and Southside. Both wins came at home at Smith-Robinson Stadium. The ‘Dogs defeated the Northside Grizzlies 34-7 on September 1st then shutout the Southside Mavericks 49-0 last Friday...continued

Bulldogs Survive Encounter With Resurgent Razorbacks
Greenwood 38, Texarkana 17
9-22-17

Jr. 'Dogs Overcome Rough Start Against Ramsey
Greenwood 39, Ramsey 21
9-21-17

Bulldogs Subdue Stubborn Airedales
Greenwood 54, Alma 28
9-15-17

Bulldogs subdue stubborn Airedales, 54-28

By Richard White

For the third consecutive year, the Greenwood Bulldogs are 3-0 to start their season after posting a 26-point margin of victory over the Alma Airedales last Friday night. The long-time rivals met before a large and enthusiastic crowd at Airedales Stadium in the season’s final non-conference contest for both teams...continued

GHS Volleyball Team Winning With Regularity
9-13-17

GHS volleyball team winning with regularity

By Richard White

The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team is right where they were expected to be as one of the top programs in the state, let alone in Class 6A. With a 13-4 season mark, the GHS girls are unbeaten (4-0) in conference play and rank eighth overall in the state and first in 6A, according to Max Preps.

“My team is progressing very well at this point,” said Head Coach Jennifer Golden, now in her 17th season at Greenwood. “For the most part, we have settled into our schedule and we are two matches from finishing our first round of conference [play]...continued

GHS Golf Teams Keep Rolling On The Links
9-13-17

GHS golf teams keep rolling on the links

By Richard White

The Greenwood High School golf girls and boys golf teams continue to pile up the wins this season for interim head coach Ronnie Sockey, filling in for Ronnie Williams, who is battling cancer. Williams hopes to resume his coaching duties by the end of the month in time for the post-season.

Last Thursday Greenwood split with the Southside Mavericks and Lady Mavericks at Fort Smith’s Ben Geren course. The Bulldogs won by 35 strokes (151-186) while the GHS ladies lost by seven shots (121-128)...continued

GHS Netters Getting It Done On Hard Courts
9-13-17

GHS netters getting it done on hard courts

By Richard White

Head Coach Ken Hamilton has the GHS tennis program running on all cylinders right now, building on the 6A state championship won by the Bulldogs last season. Despite losing some of his top players to graduation, the returning core of this year’s group is proving itself worthy of the coach’s confidence.

Though most of his current players are inexperienced in match play, Hamilton says he’s encouraged at their improvement. "There is no substitute for playing against opponents you do not know,” said the coach. With each win and loss, every player learns something...continued

Jr. ‘Dogs dominate Shiloh Christian, 33-0

By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs are off and running this season after winning their first two games, both on the road, at Alma (21-6) and Shiloh Christian (33-0) in Springdale. So far Greenwood has outscored its opponents 54-6.

The Jr. ‘Dogs have one remaining non-conference game this Thursday in Little Rock against J.A. Fair with an early kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. Greenwood has only four home games scheduled this season and will host Fort Smith Ramsey on September 21st...continued

Jr. ‘Dogs overcome rough start against Ramsey

By Richard White

It was 2014 the last time the Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs played a full 10-game schedule, and 2017 will continue that streak after Little Rock’s J.A. Fair cancelled its September 14th home game against Greenwood. On the flip side, the Jr. Bulldogs did win their first league game and home opener last week...continued

Bulldogs survive encounter with resurgent Razorbacks

By Richard White

The Greenwood Bulldogs entered last Friday’s road game at Texarkana ranked #1 in Class 6A, but the players from Arkansas High didn’t seem to care. Under new head coach Barry Norton, who left cross-town rival Texas High earlier this year, the resurgent Razorbacks have a talented roster loaded with speed and enough confidence to think they could hang with the Bulldogs, and they did for a while...continued

Bulldogs' Win Over Wildcats Solidifies Top Spot In Class 6A
Greenwood 52, El Dorado 21
9-29-17

Jr. Bulldogs Dominate Chaffin Cougars
Greenwood 40, Chaffin 7
9-28-17

Jr. Bulldogs dominate Chaffin Cougars, 40-7

By Richard White

What was expected to be an early River Valley Conference showdown became an unexpected beat down last Thursday night at Smith-Robinson Stadium as the Greenwood Junior Bulldogs dominated the Chaffin Junior High Cougars, 40-7. The Jr. ‘Dogs (4-0, 2-0) are tied for first in the conference with Harrison and Van Buren...continued

Bulldogs’ win over Wildcats solidifies top spot in Class 6A

By Richard White

If there was any doubt about the legitimacy of Greenwood’s ranking as the state’s top football power in Class 6A, it was dispelled by last Friday’s 52-21 drubbing of the El Dorado Wildcats (4-1, 1-1) by the unbeaten Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0). El Dorado has been ranked #2 in Class 6A all season...continued

Lady Bulldogs Claim 6A State Volleyball Title
3-1 Over Jonesboro
10-28-17

Bulldogs Remain Undefeated
Greenwood 33, Benton 17
10-20-17

Harrison Breaks-up Undefeated Season For Jr. 'Dogs
 
Harrison 28, Greenwood 27
10-19-17

Big First Half Leads Jr. 'Dogs To Mercy Rule Win Over Darby
Greenwood 35, Darby 6
10-12-17

Big first half leads Jr. ‘Dogs to mercy rule win over Darby

By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs got things rolling in a hurry last week (October 12th) at home against the visiting Rangers of Fort Smith Darby. The boys in blue-n-white scored on their first five offensive possessions on their way to a 35-0 halftime lead, putting the mercy rule in play for an abbreviated second half. Darby scored against Greenwood’s second defense, making the final 35-6...continued

Physical Defense Leads Bulldogs To 38-13 Win Over Cyclones
Greenwood 38, Russellville 13
10-13-17

Physical defense leads Bulldogs to 38-13 win over Cyclones

By Richard White

The top-ranked and unbeaten (7-0) Greenwood Bulldogs have the highest scoring offense in Class 6A, averaging 43 points per game. But they also have the best scoring defense, giving up just 12 points a game. The starting defense is allowing even fewer points, and it was defense that led the way in last Friday’s 38-13 conference win at Russellville...continued

Bulldogs Win Homecoming Game Over Panthers
Greenwood 38, Siloam Springs 0
10-6-17

Bulldogs win homecoming game over Panthers, 38-0

By Richard White

It wasn’t pretty or efficient, but the Greenwood Bulldogs moved to 6-0 on the season with a 38-0 homecoming win over the Siloam Springs Panthers last Friday night at Smith-Robinson Stadium. The victory improved Greenwood’s league mark to 3-0 in the 6A West and maintained its hold on the #1 ranking in Class 6A...continued

Jr. Bulldogs Improve To 5-0 With Win Over Kimmons
Greenwood 34, Kimmons 9
10-5-17

Jr. Bulldogs improve to 5-0 with win over Kimmons

By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs preserved their unbeaten record last Thursday with a 34-9 victory over the Kimmons Junior High Raiders. The River Valley Conference game was played at Mayo-Thompson Stadium on the campus of Fort Smith Northside High School...continued

Bulldogs Swat Sheridan Yellowjackets
Greenwood 54, Sheridan 0
10-27-17

Jr. 'Dogs Rebound With Big Win At Van Buren
Greenwood 35, Darby 6
10-26-17

Jr. ‘Dogs rebound with big win at Van Buren

By Richard White

It’s almost basketball season, so the term “rebound” would be appropriate in describing last Thursday’s 49-20 gridiron victory at Van Buren’s Blakemore Field. In the wake of the heartbreaking 28-27 road loss at Harrison a week earlier, the Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs dismantled the Jr. Pointers on their home field behind a big play offense and a stingy defense...continued

Greenwood Junior Boys Win RVC Championship; Varsity Teams Ready For Conference, State Meets
10-26-17

Bulldogs bounce Benton, 33-17; league title in sight

By Richard White

While most coaches believe it’s never a good idea to look too far ahead or take any opponent for granted, football fans often do both, which is understandable, especially if you are a Greenwood Bulldogs fan in the wake of last Friday’s 33-17 road conference win over the Benton Panthers...continued

Jr. Bulldogs fall to Harrison, 28-27

By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs traveled to Harrison last Thursday and suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Jr. Goblins, 28-27. The win puts unbeaten Harrison (8-0) on a clear path to claim its second straight River Valley Conference title. The Jr. ‘Dogs lost their first game of the season, falling to 6-1 overall, 4-1 in league play...continued

Greenwood junior boys win RVC championship;
varsity teams ready for conference, state meets


By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High boys blew away the competition and won the River Valley Conference cross country meet last week, while the Greenwood junior girls finished third. Jim Andrews is the head coach for all Greenwood cross country teams, both junior and senior high...continued

Four GHS Linksters Named All-State
10-26-17

Four GHS linksters named all-state

By Richard White

Greenwood High School had four golfers named to the Arkansas Activities Association’s 2017 Class 6A All-State team. The Lady Bulldogs won the girls’ tournament at Big Creek Country Club in Mountain Home to capture their fourth state championship September 25-26...continued

GHS Netters Compete At State; Gaston Advances To Overall
10-27-17

GHS netters compete at state; Gaston advances to overall

By Richard White

The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs competed last week in the Class 6A state tennis tournament at Burns Park in North Little Rock. The GHS boys entered play as the defending 6A state champions, winning the event last season. Lady Bulldogs’ sophomore Olivia Gaston reached the state finals last year as well, a feat she repeated last week.

Gaston earned a first-round bye at state, based on her performance in the 6A West conference tournament held a week earlier. In the state quarterfinals, Gaston easily defeated Madison Shelton of Jonesboro in straight sets by identical scores of 6-1, 6-1.

In the semi-finals against El Dorado’s Alexis Downum, Gaston cruised to a similar 6-1 win in the opening set, but had to battle hard to win the second set, 7-5, taking the match.

That left the GHS tenth grader facing Mountain Home sophomore tennis phenom Emily Heide, who bested Gaston in the finals last season in three sets. The two players also met earlier this season in tournament play, with Heide coming out on top again...continued

Lady Bulldogs claim 6A state volleyball title

By Richard White

After losing in last year’s semi-finals, the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs returned to the champion winner’s circle last weekend, taking down the Lady Hurricane of Jonesboro in four sets to win the 6A state title. The returning champs, Jonesboro ended Greenwood’s hopes last year, so Saturday’s victory was especially sweet...continued

Bulldogs swat Sheridan Yellowjackets, 54-0

By Richard White

The Greenwood Bulldogs squashed the Sheridan Yellowjackets last Friday night, 54-0, to improve their season record to a perfect 9-0. Greenwood also remained unbeaten in 6A West conference play (6-0) with one game remaining, this coming Friday at Lake Hamilton. Game time is at 7 p.m...continued

Bulldogs Close Out Unbeaten Regular Season At Lake Hamilton
Greenwood 45, Lake Hamilton 17
11-3-17

Bulldogs close out unbeaten regular season at Lake Hamilton

By Richard White

The 2017 Greenwood Bulldogs have achieved all their pre-season goals so far, including an undefeated regular season after last Friday’s 45-17 victory at Lake Hamilton. Besides the perfect 10-0 record, the ‘Dogs also finished 7-0 in the 6A West, earning a #1 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming state playoffs. Greenwood will host a second-round game on Friday, November 17th...continued

GHS Freshman End Season With 28-0 Shutout Of Alma
Greenwood 28, Alma 0
11-2-17

GHS freshmen end season with 28-0 shutout of Alma

By Richard White

The Greenwood Junior High Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1) ended their 2017 gridiron season with a 28-0 thumping of the Alma Junior Airedales last Thursday at Smith-Robinson Stadium. Head Coach Shannon Rhea and his team finished second behind Harrison (9-1, 6-0-1) in the River Valley Conference standings...continued

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