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BBSB evals postponed (03/04/15)
The Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters have moved Saturday's evaluations to next Saturday, March 14. The first week of the season has also been postponed one week. Inclement weather has also forced the cancelations of the first week of the high school softball and baseball seasons...
Armorel's season comes to an end with loss in Class 1A state opener (03/04/15)
NASHVILLE -- The Armorel Tigers season came to an end Tuesday night after a 46-37 loss to the Scranton Rockets in the first round of the 1A State Tournament hosted by Kirby at Nashville. "It was a tough night," said Armorel head coach Justin Ward. "The ball didn't fall our way. ...
Bielema speaks to packed house in Manila (03/02/15)
MANILA -- The Mississippi County Razorback Club held its annual banquet Monday night at the Manila Municipal Airport. A capacity crowd was on hand for the guest speaker, Arkansas Razorback head football coach Bret Bielema. With about 500 tickets being sold to this year's event, the third year Razorback head coach was greeted by a loud and enthusiastic crowd who opened the night with the traditional calling of the hogs...
Baseball/softball registration at Burge's this week (03/02/15)
Those wishing to sign up for youth baseball and softball may still do so. Because of the recent bad weather, the Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters is offering more late registration opportunities. Participants may sign up at Burge's Shoe Store on Main Street, Monday through Friday, during business hours...
Wright Gym gymnasts do well at AAU meet (03/02/15)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Competing against gymnasts from places like St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, host Farmington and others, the Blytheville-based The Wright Gym Classics had two all-around champions in Saturday's Hershey Classic AAU meet. Lilly Miller and Liz Brasfield, who are both Level 2 gymnasts, won their age divisions. Miller was champion in the 10-plus age group, while Brasfield took first place honors in the 9-year-old division of Level 2...
Armorel falls to Bay in Regionals (02/27/15)
The Bay Yellowjackets turned a 2-point lead at halftime into a 19-point win on their way to a 43-24 win over the Armorel Tigers in the 1A Region 2 Semifinals Friday night.
Chicks end season on high note with win (02/27/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws ended the season on a high note Thursday night after a 72-38 win over Batesville before a large Senior Night crowd at Chickasaw Gym. In a year filled with close games that were determined in the final moments, Thursday night's contest was never close. The Chicks built a double-digit lead in the opening moments of the first period and never looked back...
Tigers punch state tourney ticket (02/27/15)
The Armorel Tigers advanced to the 1A State Tournament for the second year in a row thanks to a 55-31 win over Norfork Thursday night in round one of the 1A Region 2 Tournament. Armorel led 11-4 at the end of the first period, 26-14 at halftime and 41-31 heading into the fourth...
Chicks top GCT (02/25/15)
PARAGOULD -- After scoring 81 points last Saturday in a 91-81 loss to Forrest City, the Blytheville Chickasaws needed just over half of that to defeat rival Greene County Tech Tuesday night. The Chicks went on the road to defeat the Golden Eagles, 41-38...
BBSB late sign-up Tuesday (02/22/15)
The Blytheville Baseball/Softball Boosters has scheduled a late sign-up date for baseball and softball registration on Tuesday at the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce building. Registration will be from 5-8 p.m. To register for a team, parents are asked to bring their child's birth certificate and registration fee...
Forrest City ends Chicks' postseason hopes; Lady Chicks win (02/21/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws were officially eliminated from postseason play Saturday night after a 91-81 loss to the Forrest City Mustangs at Chickasaw Gym. In what had the feel of a matinee, the Chicks and Mustangs laced them up early Saturday evening after Friday night's postponement because of another round of wintry weather that stormed through northeast Arkansas...
It's been a frustrating week for local hoops teams (02/21/15)
With Thursday night's loss to the Nettleton Raiders, the Blytheville Chickasaws' postseason hopes are about as slim as Kevin Durant. At 5-6 in the 5A-East, they trail the Raiders (7-4) by two games but Nettleton owns the tiebreaker because of their two wins over the Chickasaws. ...
Chicks fall to Nettleton (02/20/15)
JONESBORO --The Blytheville Chickasaws saw their postseason chances take a huge blow Thursday night after a 66-51 loss on the road against the Nettleton Raiders. Coming into the game, the Chicks trailed the Raiders by one game in the 5A-East standings for the fourth and final playoff spot with four games left to play...
Pirates, Lady Pirates end their seasons in District (02/20/15)
CAVE CITY --The Gosnell Pirates and Lady Pirates were both eliminated from the 3-4A District Tournament Wednesday night in Cave City. The boys were knocked out by Highland, 79-64. T.J. Anderson led the way with 17 points for the Pirates, Rod Jones added 16 and Marcus McClain scored 10...
Lady Tigers advance to 1A-3 East District tourney semifinals (02/20/15)
JONESBORO --The Armorel Lady Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the 1A-3 East District Tournament thanks to a 49-24 win over the host, Ridgefield Christian Academy Lady Warriors, Thursday night. Armorel led 9-4 after one period, 23-12 by halftime and 30-20 heading into the fourth...
Local hoops teams getting back in action (02/19/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws will finally play their 5A-East matchup against the Nettleton Raiders Thursday night at Nettleton. The game was postponed twice because of the recent winter storm.
Weather wreaking havoc on local hoops (02/19/15)
Well, once again, the weather is playing havoc on the high school basketball schedule. All across the state, district tournaments and conference schedules are being shuffled around as schools and coaches desperately try to get games played before any further weather disturbances...
Pirates, Lady Pirates to play Wednesday (02/18/15)
The 3-4A District Tournament will finally get underway Wednesday at Cave City. The Gosnell Lady Pirates are scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. Wednesday against Harrisburg followed by the boys taking on Highland. The game had been pushed back two days because of the recent winter storm...
Update: All local games postponed (02/17/15)
The 3-4A District Tournament in Cave City has been postponed until Wednesday. Weather permitting, the Gosnell Lady Pirates will play Harrisburg at 2 p.m. followed by the boys game against Highland at 3:30 p.m.
Gosnell's 3-4A tourney opener postponed (02/16/15)
Monday night's 3-4A District Tournament openers at Cave City for the Gosnell Pirates were postponed because of inclement weather. The Lady Pirates were scheduled to play Harrisburg at 4 p.m. while the boys were to play Highland at 5:30 p.m. As of Monday morning, a make up time had not been established...
Bielema to speak in Manila at banquet (02/14/15)
Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema will speak at the Mississippi County Razorback Club Banquet on Monday, March 2 at the Manila Airport Center. The cost for the event is $20 and includes dinner, autograph session, raffle, silent and live auction, speech from Coach Bielema and the opportunity for questions...
Tigers beat Tuckerman (02/13/15)
ARMOREL-- In a tuneup for the 1A-3 East district tournament beginning next Wednesday, the Armorel Tigers picked up a non-conference win Friday night over the 2A Tuckerman Bulldogs, 57-49, in front of a lively Senior Night crowd at Armorel. Armorel built a sizable lead over their 2A opponent throughout the game and led by as much as 23 late in the third period. ...
Blytheville teams sweep Wynne (02/13/15)
WYNNE -- The Blytheville Chickasaws and Lady Chicks both won nail-biters Friday night in 5A-East action against Wynne. Robert Moss nailed three-pointer with 14 seconds left to give the Chicks a thrilling 64-62 victory. In the girls game, the Lady Chicks prevailed, 41-38...
Pirates use big 4th to beat Colts (02/13/15)
WILSON -- The Gosnell Pirates outscored host Rivercrest 24-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 68-61 win in the regular season finale. The Pirates had five players score in double figures, led by Rod Jones' 16 points. Tramaine Anderson added 14, while T.J. Anderson had 13 and Shawn Mitchell and Marcus McClain 12 each. D.J. Jones scored Gosnell's other point...
Pirates are 8th after forfeits (02/13/15)
District tournaments begin Monday for the 3-4A conference and on Tuesday for the 1A-3 East. The Gosnell Pirates boys and girls both have 8th seeds in their respective tournaments hosted by Cave City. The boys fell from a sixth seed to eight after it was revealed that they were playing with an ineligible player...
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Doug Echols
02/12/15
Blytheville's Doug Echols tries to drive against Manila Friday, Dec. 26, 2003 in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. A 2004 graduate of Blytheville High School, Echols now serves as the Workforce Orientation & Retraining Keys (WORK) Coordinator for Arkansas Northeastern College...
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