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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Sports Poll
Who is the best girls basketball player in the county?
 Amanda Skelton (Armorel)
 Dejah Prude (Blytheville)
 Lauren Rogers (Gosnell)
 Taylor Harmon (Manila)
 Jimmyiah Allen (Osceola)
 Krystan Vornes

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Jones scores 31 as Pirates beat Risco (12/17/14)
CLARKTON, Mo -- Behind Rod Jones' fourth double-double of the season, the Gosnell Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Clarkton Reindeer Tournament with a convincing 73-38 win over Risco Monday night. The Pirates jumped out to a 20-10 lead after the first period and extended it to 40-23 at halftime before leading by 36 (67-31) heading into the fourth...
Local gymnasts compete at Poplar Bluff gym meet (12/17/14)
The Wright Gym's Gym Classics participants did well at last weekend's Stars and Stripes AAU Gymnastics Meet in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Hosted by Xtreme Gymnastics, the meet featured 156 athletes in Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Gym Classics had three event champions in their respective age groups and levels, facing some stiff competition...
Charles Strong 'Knockout 5' is set for Saturday (12/17/14)
The Fifth Annual Charles Strong Boxing Matches -- December Knockout 5 -- is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Charles Strong Recreation Center in Luxora. Doors open at 5 p.m. General admission is $5; ringside seats are $7; students, $3; and children under 5 free admission...
Tigers advance to title game (12/17/14)
SENATH -- For the second year in a row, the Armorel Tigers will play in the championship of the Senath-Hornersville Christmas Tournament. The Tigers (8-7) will get to defend their title in Friday night's final thanks to a 64-47 win Tuesday night over the Neelyville Tigers...
Armorel hoops teams pick up victories (12/15/14)
The Armorel Lady Tigers pulled off a two-game sweep of the Senath-Hornersville, Missouri, Lady Lions Monday night.
Chicks knock off county foe Manila (12/12/14)
For three and a half periods, the Blytheville Chickasaws could not shake the Manila Lions. Finally, with five minutes left to play and clinging to a 40-39 lead, the Chicks finished on an 18-6 run to put away Manila, 58-45, Friday night at Chickasaw Gym...
Tigers rout Maynard; Lady Tigers win by two points (12/12/14)
ARMOREL -- By halftime, Armorel left little doubt in the outcome of Friday's conference contest with Maynard. The only question was the final score. The Tigers cruised to a 66-41 win in front of the home crowd. Armorel (6-7, 2-0) took control early, jumping out to a 16-2 lead in the first quarter. Behind 14 second quarter points from Zack Gray, the Tigers' lead swelled to 43-12 by halftime thanks to a 27-point period...
Pirates bow out of Jennings with loss to Valley View (12/12/14)
MANILA -- The Gosnell Pirates bowed out of the Gerald Jennings Tournament Thursday night after a 74-53 loss to former 3-4A rival, Valley View, in the semifinals. The Pirates (3-2) hung close for a half but a deadly mix of poor Gosnell shooting and turnovers mixed with a Blazer squad that was on fire kept the Pirates from advancing Saturday's championship game in the annual tournament...
Several Chicks earn postseason honors (12/11/14)
Several Blytheville Chickasaws earned postseason honors.
Chicks host Manila Friday night (12/11/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws will play in front of the home crowd again Friday night, when they entertain county foe Manila at Chickasaw Gym. The Blytheville-Manila junior varsity game tips at 6 p.m. with the varsity contest following. The Chicks (1-2) won one of two in last weekend's West Memphis Blue Devil Classic, topping Earle Friday night, but falling to Marion on Saturday night...
Lady Tigers beat Senath, fall to Piggott (12/10/14)
ARMOREL--The Armorel Lady Tigers dropped a non-conference contest to 3A Piggott Tuesday night. Trailing by double digits in the fourth, Armorel trimmed the deficit to one possession with a minute to play before losing, 47-38. Piggott opened up an 11-point lead, at 34-23, early in the fourth before the Lady Tigers (1-10, 0-1 1A-3 East) went on a 15-7 run. ...
Pirates advance to semifinals of tourney (12/08/14)
The Gosnell Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Gerald Jennings Tournament thanks to a 49-42 opening round win over the Marked Tree Indians.
Chicks fall to Marion (12/08/14)
WEST MEMPHIS -- Early in the game, Marion couldn't drop its hat and hit the floor. It all turned around, though, by the fourth quarter. Mired in a horrific slump to start the game, the Marion Patriots suddenly found a ray of light in a five-minute span in the fourth quarter Saturday night to rally past the Blytheville Chicks 56-49 in the second day of the Blue Devil Classic...
Friday Night Scoreboard (12/05/14)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press
Class 4A
Mena 26, Malvern 7 Warren 17, Dardanelle 16
Class 3A
Semifinal Charleston 21, Booneville 14 Smackover 18, LR Episcopal 12
Class 2A
Semifinal Junction City 50, Earle 16
Tigers defeat Maynard (12/05/14)
MAYNARD -- The Armorel Tigers pulled away in the second half and defeated host Maynard, 67-52, Friday night. The Tigers led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter and then 31-24 at halftime. The lead swelled to double digits, 48-38, by the end of the third quarter...
Chickasaws top Earle for first win (12/05/14)
WEST MEMPHIS -- All the Blytheville Chickasaws needed toward the end of the game was a chance to hit the reset button. After watching a 13-point lead dwindle to just three with 2:25 to play in the game here Friday night, Chicks head coach Jason James immediately called timeout...
Jones leads Pirates over Caruthersville (12/05/14)
The Pirates (1-1) led 18-14 at the end of the first period, 34-26 at halftime and 52-47 heading into the fourth. Jones and fellow senior T.J. Anderson both finished with double-double's as Jones grabbed 14 boards to go along with his team high 26 points and Anderson chipped in 12 points along with 11 rebounds. D.J. Jones scored 12 points and grabbed nine boards and Tramaine Anderson scored 14...
Improved Chicks fall to Sikeston, Mo. (12/03/14)
New Blytheville head basketball coach Jason James said after Tuesday night's season opener that he doesn't believe in moral victories but no one who saw the 61-52 loss to the Sikeston, Mo. Bulldogs could come away without thinking that James and the Chickasaws could be heading in the right direction...
Pirates drop opener to Senath-Hornersville (12/03/14)
GIDEON, MO.--The Gosnell Pirates opened the 2014 season with an 84-82 loss to Senath-Hornersville, Mo. in the opening round of the Bulldog Classic in Gideon, Mo. The Pirates (0-1) led 18-15 at the end of one but trailed 38-35 at halftime. Senath-Hornersville opened up a 61-42 lead at the end of three before a wild finish in the fourth that had the Pirates scoring 37 points in the period...
Lady Pirates knocked out of tourney by Valley View (12/02/14)
GOSNELL--The host Gosnell Lady Pirates made an early exit from the annual Gerald Jennings Tournament after a 62-33 defeat to former 3-4A foe, Valley View, Monday night at the Gosnell Physical Education Center. Valley View led start to finish in this one, taking a commanding 21-4 lead after one period and upping the advantage to 34-15 heading into halftime before leading, 55-23, by the end of the third...
Chicks to host Sikeston in season hoops opener (12/02/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws open the 2014-15 season Tuesday night against the Sikeston, Missouri, Bulldogs at Chickasaw Gym. The Chicks are coming off a 9-18 2013-14 campaign including a 3-11 finish in the 5A-East. They have a fresh face on the sideline in new head coach, Jason James...
Seminoles end season in quarters (11/28/14)
CHARLESTON -- Osceola trailed undefeated Charleston by just one point at halftime, but dropped the 3A state quarterfinal game, 49-22. The Seminoles finish the season 8-5 overall and 3-3A conference champion.
Friday Night Scoreboard (11/28/14)
Friday's Scores Bentonville 42, North Little Rock 10 Fayetteville 56, FS Southside 14 Semifinal Benton 44, El Dorado 6 Pine Bluff 35, Jonesboro 24 Semifinal Pulaski Academy 42, Batesville 25 Wynne 35, Beebe 28 Quarterfinal Dardanelle 35, Nashville 19...
Lady Chicks fall to host West Memphis (11/26/14)
WEST MEMPHIS -- The Blytheville girls are young this season and it didn't help matters that they ran into one of the better West Memphis teams in recent memory on Tuesday night. West Memphis forced 18 Blytheville turnovers in the first half and the Lady Devils turned them into 29 points in the team's 53-21 win on the second day of the Lady Devil Classic...
Lady Pirates top Manila (11/25/14)
All three Gosnell girls basketball teams were victorious Monday night against Manila. The Lady Pirates defeated Manila, 53-49, the Junior Lady Pirates won 39-23, and the 7th graders edged the Lady Lions, 21-19. In the senior high game, Brook Hill and Lauren Rogers led the way for the Lady Pirates with 11 points each. Hill also grabbed eight rebounds, while Rogers swiped four steals...
Throwback Thursday

2004 Gosnell Pirates
EPC's P.J. Lacy drives to the hoop Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 as Gosnell's Brad Lawrence defends. In the other photo, Gosnell's Jermey Parnell throws down one of his four fourth-quarter dunks against EPC. The Warriors wrapped up the loaded 3AAA-South title that night with a 74-52 win. ...
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