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Bulldogs to open pre-season drills August 7th

By Richard White Momentum is building for the start of pre-season drills for the 2014 Greenwood Bulldogs and other area teams, several of which could compete for state titles in their respective classifications. Among them are the Bulldogs, entering their 11th year under highly successful Head Coach Rick Jones, and their third season in Class 6A. The Bulldogs open practice ... 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


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 »

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 »

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 »

Bulldogs Split Conference Games Last Week

Junior guard Mason Cantrell (3) races down the court with a Little Rock Hall defender in this action from last Friday’s game at H.B. Stewart Arena. The inexperienced Bulldogs had their chances early, but eventually lost by double digits to the talented Warriors. (Photo courtesy of

 By Richard White Head coach Brian Martin and his inexperienced Greenwood Bulldogs understand the difficult road ahead of them. With just one returning starter from last season, the GHS boys know they must gain experience and compete while playing in one of the toughest basketball leagues in the state, the 7A/6A Central. To that end, they managed to split a ... Read More »

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