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After 15 years, Vaughn reducing role with Dog Pound website

Brian Vaughn

By Richard White Over the past two decades the Greenwood High School (GHS) athletic program has enjoyed incredible success, and for the last 15 of those years that success has been reported and trumpeted by Brian Vaughn and his sports website known as the greenwooddogpound.com. But last week Vaughn announced that he is giving up his role as owner and ... Read More »

Vaughn passing the torch, not disappearing

During halftime of the Blue-White football game last week, GHS head coach Rick Jones and his team presented a signed helmet and a plaque to Brian Vaughn, recognizing his 15 years of dedicated service to the Greenwood High School athletic program. Vaughn founded the Greenwood Dog Pound website and has been a tireless promoter of the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs since the 1990s. He recently announced his retirement from fulltime involvement with the Dog Pound, but will remain connected as a consultant and frequent contributor. (Photo courtesy of Charlie Castor and the Greenwood Dog Pound)

By Richard White Following the spring football game last Thursday at Greenwood’s Smith-Robinson Stadium, Brian Vaughn made a historic announcement on his Greenwood Dog Pound website and affiliated social media outlets. For the first time he disclosed to the public what some people have known privately for a while – that he was giving up ownership and day-to-day control of ... Read More »

Jones assesses spring game and gives early outlook for 2014

One of the biggest question marks heading into the 2014 season will be rebuilding a defense that lost a lot of seniors to graduation, especially on the defensive line and in the secondary. Shown here, members of the White squad run through their paces in pre-game drills. The Bulldogs open the regular season at Springdale on September 5th. (Photo courtesy of Sabastian Neece and the Greenwood Dog Pound)

By Richard White The Greenwood Bulldogs concluded their allotted spring drills last week with the annual Blue-White game at Smith-Robinson Stadium. They are coming off a playoff lost to Pine Bluff last November, ending their historic 50-game winning streak that spanned almost four full seasons. The loss also ended a string of consecutive state championships that stretched from 2010-12. “I ... Read More »

High-scoring Blue-White game marks end of spring practice

Senior Reid Wheeler scrambles away from a would-be tackler in last week’s spring football game. Due to his varsity experience, Wheeler may have the early lead in the competition for starting quarterback. Wheeler started and won two games last season, helping to extend Greenwood’s remarkable 50-game winning streak. In the spring game Wheeler completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 275 yards and three touchdowns. (Photo courtesy of Sabastian Neece and the Greenwood Dog Pound)

By Richard White The Greenwood Bulldogs braved the heat and humidity last Thursday night before a crowd of several hundred parents and fans at Smith-Robinson Stadium in the annual spring Blue-White football game. After Greenwood’s 50-game winning streak was snapped by a loss to Pine Bluff in the state semi-finals last fall, the Bulldogs were salivating to get back on ... Read More »

Lady Bulldogs reach quarterfinals in state softball tournament

13, Junior, Catcher/LF, Abbey Lejong, framing a pitch against Rogers.

By Richard White With the school year nearing a close, high school spring sports are wrapping up their seasons with state tournaments, and the Greenwood Lady Bulldogs’ softball team reached the quarterfinals of post-season play last week before falling to a great Benton team. The team is coached by Ronnie Sockey and finished with 22 wins, despite having no seniors ... Read More »

Bulldogs fall in quarterfinals, bid farewell to head coach

Greenwood’s 1st baseman Max Higgins and 3rd baseman Jake Harrel in action during last Thursday’s game against the Texarkana Razorbacks.  Photo courtesy of Pam Wyckoff

By Richard White Greenwood’s sixth consecutive state tournament appearance under head coach Randy Gardner was somewhat bittersweet, given that earlier this spring Gardner tendered his resignation, effective at the end of the school year. Originally from Southeast Missouri, the coach and his family are returning to their roots where he will become involved in a family-owned business. “I feel very ... Read More »

Brittany Stout Graduates with Honors from ATU

Brittany Stout, of Greenwood, expresses the emotions of hundreds of her fellow graduates recently at graduation ceremonies held at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Brittany, a 2009 graduate of GHS and daughter of Randy and Robin Stout, graduated ATU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (with honors); during her senior year she also participated in a six month work internship at Disney ... Read More »

Logan Hollinsaid Awarded Raymond E. Wells Scholarship

Raymond E Wells Scholarship

Logan Hollinsaid, son of Kimberly and Adam Hollinsaid is this year’s recipient of the Raymond E. Wells  Scholarship.  Mr. Wells, long time Greenwood Junior High Principal, established the $1000 scholarship eight years ago with the Greenwood Education Foundation.  Eddy Beshears, Greenwood Education Foundation Board President presented the check. Hollinsaid plans to attend Harding University and major in Bible.  While at ... Read More »

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