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Bulldogs’ 2014 Schedule Appears Formidable – Part One

This backfield exchange took place under the watchful eye of Greenwood offensive line coach Brian Sims at Fort Smith Northside earlier this month. The Bulldogs finish their annual FASDOGS program this week and begin pre-season drills next Thursday, August 7th. (Image provided by photographer Sebastian Neece and the Greenwood Dog Pound)

With the start of pre-season drills just days away, the wrapper is about to come off the 2014 high school football campaign, and a peek at the schedule for the Greenwood Bulldogs would be enough to make most Class 6A teams run away and hide. At least that’s how it appears on paper. Beginning their third season in the state’s ... Read More »

Jones adds former GHS star player to coaching staff

Greenwood Bulldogs

By Richard White Head Coach Rick Jones is now in his 11th season at the helm of the Greenwood Bulldogs’ football program – long enough to see some of his former players returning as coaches on his staff. Former GHS gridiron star Nathan Staton joined the staff last season to coach running backs, and now a former teammate of his ... Read More »

Tyler Wilson football camp held last week

Tyler Wilson

By Richard White Former Greenwood High School quarterback Tyler Wilson, who played his college ball at the University of Arkansas and is now a member of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, conducted a football camp last week for nearly six dozen area youths. The camp was held July 7-9 utilizing the football facilities at Greenwood High School, where Wilson first made ... Read More »

Trapshooting History Made: State Champion Tanner Cooper’s Grand Slam

Tanner Cooper of Greenwood completed Arkansas’ first “Grand Slam” on June 14, 2014 at Pajaro Gun Club in Ft. Smtih.

Greenwood Shooter First in Arkansas to Achieve Grand Slam We reported last issue the success enjoyed by the Greenwood Bulldog’s “Blazing Attack” Trapshooting Team and the “Pure Powder” squad. “Blazing Attack” is the 2014 State Champion Team. The Greenwood school district has about the largest number of trapshooting students participating of all Arkansas high schools. Arkansas has the largest participation ... Read More »

Greenwood Bulldogs Trapshooting Team Brings Home State Championship

2014 State Trapshooting Champions - Greenwood Bulldogs Blazing Attack State Champions with Arkansas Game & Fish Officials and coaches, trophies and scholarship check. Squad members (L-R) are Remington Griffith, Trenton Cason, Pierce Evans, Tanner Cooper and Blake Campbell.

The Greenwood Bulldogs Trapshooting Team brought home the Senior Division Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program State Championship Trophy on Saturday, June 7 by defeating the Cabot Panthers in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Another senior division squad placed fourth in the state behind the Jonesboro Shooting Sports Team. On Friday, June 6, the Greenwood Bulldogs Trap Shooting Team placed 3rd in the state behind ... Read More »

Jones discusses OBU team camp and summer football

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By Richard White In an interview last Monday morning in the football offices of the GMAC building, Greenwood head coach Rick Jones discussed his team’s recent participation in a team camp at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) and other aspects of off-season football. All high school athletic teams in the state are currently observing the so-called “dead period” established by the ... Read More »

Chris Watson Named Junior High Boys Basketball Coach

By Richard White Last week the Greenwood School Board approved the hiring of a new boys basketball coach at Wells Junior High. Chris Watson of Lavaca will take over the head coaching duties for the Junior Bulldogs this coming fall. Watson, who is 37, is married to wife Gayla, a teacher at Ramsey Junior High in Fort Smith, and they ... Read More »

GHS Varsity Cheer – 1st Place at NCA Cheer Camp

(L-R) Lindsey Allen, Story Whitson, Brooklyn George, Jessica Seiter, Macy Webb, Ashton Spencer, Emma Shortes and Shelby Watson

The GHS Varsity Cheer Squad attended a four day NCA Performance Cheer Camp in Springdale last week.  The cheer team brought home top honors in every category.  Awards included 1st Place Champion Chant, 1st Place Top Team Performance, Herkie Award, Spirit Award and 1st Place Top Gun Stunt Award. Eight members of the team were chosen “All American Cheerleaders” by ... 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 »

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