SPORTS>>Cabot’s run concludes at Southside

By Todd traub Leader sports editor Cabot’s hoped for home game didn’t come about as Fort Smith Southside knocked the Panthers out of the playoffs with a 28-7 victory at Fort Smith on Saturday. The game was a rematch of the 2000 AAAAA state championship game won by Cabot, and though the Panthers didn’t win the latest matchup it was […]

SPORTS>>A seat at the pigskin table

BY TODD TRAUB Leader sports editor The high school football playoffs are in the stretch run to the December finals in Little Rock, and I’ve observed a few things during the past couple weeks of the postseason. Most disturbing to me is the idea that, more and more, the press box is no longer being set aside for the press. […]

SPORTS>>Sylvan Hills’ Goodwin is a pretty good one

By Jason king Leader sportswriter It’s hard to imagine Sylvan Hills junior guard and top college prospect Archie Goodwin getting beat by a girl in a game of pickup basketball. But that scenario was the catalyst for Goodwin, then a grade-school student, to improve on the game he now dominates almost nightly as a returning two-year starter on a Bears […]

SPORTS>>Red Devils wrap it up

BY TODD TRAUB Leader sports editor The Jacksonville Red Devils didn’t get where they wanted to be this year, but they did come a long way. A year after it won just two games, Jacksonville became a 7A/6A-East Conference contender and a playoff qualifier in its first season under coach Rick Russell. The Red Devils’ run ended with a 30-6 […]