NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Harrison is still a split school.
In the 2020-2022 classification numbers of the Arkansas Activities Association, Goblin Nation will be in two classifications.
Harrison’s football team will again compete in Class 5A while the rest of the sports in the school district will be in Class 4A.
The Goblins and Lady Goblins just finished the first year of the two year cycle that ends at the end of the school year that is just starting. The teams had a successful athletic year.
The Lady Goblins had three state championships in Class 4A. The squad won the state golf meet, state cross country and in May the state soccer meet.
In tennis, Harrison was state runner-up and the Lady Goblin basketball team finished in the semifinals after claiming a regional title.
Harrison’s football team, which finished in the semifinals of the state tournament in Class 5A, will be a member of the 5A-West. The rest of the teams will be in the 4A-1.
There will be one change in the Class 5A-West. Huntsville fell back to Class 4A, but Pea Ridge moved up to Class 5A. The addition of the Blackhawks makes the West a tougher league.
Conference members include: Alma; Clarksville; Farmington; Greenbrier; Harrison; Morrilton; Pea Ridge; and Vilonia.
The other sports will see no change in conference members. The 4A-1 have the same nine team grouping for next year.
Those teams are: Berryville; Farmington; Gentry; Gravette; Harrison; Huntsville; Pea Ridge; Prairie Grove; and Shiloh Christian.
Harrison remains as the 53rd largest high school in the state. During the 2018-2020 cycle, Harrison’s student population was 602. The student count used for 2020-2022 is 600.67.
The student population count is based on average daily attendance.