Old Fort Days Rodeo in downtown Fort Smith starts Monday
FORT SMITH, Ark. — The 90th annualOld Fort Days Rodeo starts Monday. The rodeo will be held at Kay Rodgers Park in downtown Fort Smith and will last all week. Tuesday and Wednesday are family nights with reduced admission prices. "This rodeo just means everything to me," Denny Flynn...
Fort Smith exhibit looks back at the history of the Old Fort Days Rodeo
FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Fort Smith Museum of History opened a new exhibit telling the history of the Old Fort Days Rodeo. The exhibit is called Bulls, Broncs, Beauties and Boots. It looks back at the 90-year history of the rodeo. It features artifacts and images that explore...
Fort Smith high school seniors walk the stages, outdoors
Southside High School graduation was Thursday night at Jim Rowland Stadium. Northside High School graduated their seniors in a commencement delayed by rain Friday night at Mayo-Thompson Stadium. There were 400 Southside High School students who graduated in 2023. There were 353 Southside graduates in 2022. At Northside, there were...
United Way Classic set for first week of June.
The All Pro Tour is returning to Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith starting June 5th. Daren finds out more from the United Way and its presenting sponsor.
UAFS' Watkins helping raise awareness for student-athletes' mental health
FORT SMITH, Ark. — Playing Division I volleyball was a dream for Greenwood alum Hannah Watkins. “Going into junior year, trying to get recruited, this is what I knew I wanted to do for the rest of my college career,” Watkins said. After leading the Bulldogs to a...
Spring Practice: Week 2
Greenwood is in to the second week of their 3 Week 8 practice schedule. The pads were popping on practice number 5 and 6, as the rust of the off season started to wear off. Returning to practice this week the players that had been playing baseball and were in the State Tournament the previous week. It was the return of Juniors Brady Pettigrew and Braden Skaggs on defense, and All-State sophomore receiver Grant Karnes. Karnes matched the effort on the diamond by being named All-State in baseball as well for his effort at Pitcher.
FCRA discusses option of deeding golf course to city of Fort Smith
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) Board of Directors discussed that if they were to deed Chaffee Crossing property now operated as Deer Trails Golf Course to the city of Fort Smith, they want to make certain it stays a golf course. “I’m not in favor of ever selling the...
Time Together Special For Heptathlon Sisters
“I loved every part of it,” impressed Mansfield sophomore Laney Wood as she reflected on the last time she and her sister Jadelynn competed together. “I love that I was able to compete one more time with my sister. I wouldn’t have made it through this track season without her.”
Kane Archer ready for bigger role in 2023
GREENWOOD — Greenwood Class of 2026 quarterback Kane Archer is set to start for the Bulldogs this season. Archer, 6-1, 201, played in eight games in 2022. Greenwood had an established senior starter in Hunter Houston. Archer completed 53 of 87 passes for 709 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. He rushed 22 times for 129 yards and four touchdowns for an 11-3 team.
Cody Taylor excited for Greenwood’s potential in 2023
GREENWOOD — Greenwood Class of 2026 offensive guard Cody Taylor started for a very good team in 2022 despite just being a freshman. Taylor, 6-3, 280, now returns for his sophomore season with a full year of experience starting behind him. Taylor and the Bulldogs are in the middle of spring drills with their game slated for Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m.
Mansfield softball falls to Riverside in 2A state title game
CONWAY, Ark. — The Mansfield softball season came to an end on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Riverside in the 2A state title game. This was a pitching duel for the ages. Mansfield's Alyson Edwards and Riverside's Klaire Womback combined for 18 strikeouts in the first three innings.
Greenwood’s Andy Milliken Wins At Tri-State
It was the first points night of the year and it did not disappoint. It took a few laps and six Cautions for various incidents for Andy Milliken to make his way to the front and keep it as he drove the #327 Monte Carlo to victory lane in the Medieval Chassis USRA Stock Car class. After a battle for the lead with Alma’s Brandon Hunter a Caution came out bringing the field together. Hunter would take the #1/4 to the pits with an overheating issue. From there it was Milliken, Chad Abernathy out of Mt. Ida, Andy Morris, and Mena’s Bruce Busch in 4th. This was Busch’s first race back at Tri-State since 2009. “Most of the guys racing today don’t know how intimidating it was to see that 92 (Bruce Busch) to roll through the pit gate. They’re fixing to learn it all over again.” Milliken said in a post on Social Media. Bruce Busch was 2001 winner of the Super Stock Showdown at Tri-State.
Lady Bulldog signs with Neosho
Muldrow High School senior Carmen Fields signed a cross country/track and field letter of intent with Neosho County Community College (NCCC) on Monday at MHS’ Roger Sharp Activity Center. NCCC, a National Junior College Athletic Association Division I public community college, is located in Chanute, Kan. Fields was joined by her mother, Patricia Fields, and her sister, Jensi Fields, at the letter-signing ceremony. Carmen Fields recently placed sixth in the discus at the Class 4A girls’ state track and field meet in Ardmore.
After the State Championship 2022 Season, Charleston Facing Rebuilding Year in 2023
The 2022 season was a historic season for the Charleston Tigers football program that Tigers fans will never forget. A large and talented senior class led the Tigers to just a few points shy of going undefeated, annihilated everyone in their path in the state playoffs on their way to the state title.
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