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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 »

Greenwood participates in 6A state track meet

By Richard White Greenwood High School track and field athletes competed in the 6A state meet in Russellville on May 8th, with the GHS girls placing sixth and the boys 15th out of 16 teams. In the 400-meter dash, Greenwood’s Austin Curry scored points by running fourth (52.57), while Aaron Testerman placed ninth with a time of 57.04 seconds. Greenwood’s ... Read More »

Greenwood Basketball Booster Club awards scholarships

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Each year the Greenwood Basketball Booster Club awards scholarships to deserving Bulldogs.  This year’s recipients are Ryan Davis, son of Lisa Davis and the late Roger Davis, who will be attending Arkansas Tech, Logan Hollinsaid, son of Kimberly and Adam Hollinsaid who will be attending Harding, and Evan Lensing, son of Michelle and Doug Lensing, who will be attending Arkansas ... Read More »

GHS soccer team headed for state title match

Greenwood soccer players celebrate a hard-fought victory as head coach Andrew Post (right) embraces senior goalkeeper Baylee Moore in triumph after the Bulldogs defeated Jonesboro 1-0 in the state semi-finals last Saturday to earn a spot opposite Russellville in the 6A state championship match at the University of Arkansas at 8 p.m. this coming Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Bonnie Moore)

By Richard White For the first time in the history of the soccer program at Greenwood High School, the Bulldogs are headed to a state championship match. Both the GHS girls and boys competed in their respective 6A state tournaments last week, and the Greenwood boys won all three of their contests to reach the state finals this coming Friday ... Read More »

Reception held to introduce new GHS Baseball Coach Trey Holloway

Trey Holloway

By Richard White A public reception was held last Monday evening in the hospitality room of Greenwood’s H.B. Stewart Arena to formerly introduce Greenwood High School’s new head baseball coach, Trey Holloway. An overflow crowd was treated to free pizza and listened intently as the new coach explained his plans and expectations for the GHS baseball program. Holloway was introduced ... Read More »

Wrestling at Brute Nationals and State Championship in Freestyle and Greco-Roman

Tanner Philpot and Caleb Erskine

The Brute Nationals are held in Independence, Missouri every year in April-this year on April 11th, 12th, and 13th. It is open to all boys and girls from kindergarten through the 12th grade. They have a girl’s division. This year there were wrestlers representing thirty-seven states. Those who finish in the top 8 you are “All-American.” Greenwood High School was ... Read More »

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