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Pirates sweep Highland (03/25/15)
Eight is enough for the Gosnell Pirates. The Pirates have put together a three-game winning streak since Saturday and they have scored eight runs in each of their three wins, including a double-header sweep of 3-4A conference foe, Highland, Tuesday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex...
Brees' walk-off hit gives Lady Pirates first win (03/25/15)
GOSNELL --The Gosnell Lady Pirates picked up their first win of the season in dramatic fashion knocking off Highland, 6-5, in extra innings in the first game of a double-header Tuesday night. Jackie Brees' walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth scoring Carrington Tubbs gave Gosnell its first win of the year...
Pirates come up short to 6A Marion (03/20/15)
MARION -- The Gosnell Pirates came up a run shy of 6A Marion, losing 5-4 on the road Friday night. The Pirates (2-2) led 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh before Marion plated two for the comeback win. Gosnell scored a run in each of the second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings. Marion scored a run in the second, fifth and sixth innings before scoring the final two...
Armorel's Gray signs with Williams (03/20/15)
Longtime Armorel head baseball coach, Charlie Brown, has had many a fine player come across his path over the years. In a coaching career that spans three decades and includes five trips to the state finals, two state championships, seven straight trips to the state semifinals and a host of conference and district titles, Brown definitely has an eye for talent. So, when he said senior shortstop, Zack Gray, was one of the best players he's coached, he's not saying it lightly...
Cummings reflects on legendary late golf instructor (03/19/15)
Golf legend, Ben Doyle, passed away in December at the age of 82. Doyle was best known for teaching the lessons of golf from Homer Kelley's famous golf instruction book, "The Golfing Machine." In the incredible detailed book written in 1969, Kelley breaks down the golf swing with geometry and the laws physics. ...
Chicks, Lady Chicks lose 5A-East openers (03/18/15)
The Blytheville Lady Chickasaws dropped their opening 5A-East double-header Tuesday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex losing to win, 19-7 in six innings in game one and 18-1 in three innings in game two. Deja Prude, Jada Blankenship, Lasi McGhee, Megan Jenkins and Haley Atchley scored runs in the game one...
Pirates, Bearcats split (03/18/15)
BROOKLAND-The Gosnell Pirates opened the 3-4A season Tuesday night at Brookland and split a double-header with the host Bearcats. The Pirates lost the opener, 12-1, before bouncing back to win the night cap, 4-2. The Bearcats led 5-1 before scoring seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game...
AHS needs just 3 inn. for 2 wins (03/18/15)
ARMOREL -- The Armorel Lady Tigers played less than three innings Tuesday night but managed to pick up two wins over the Maynard Tigers in a conference double-header. Armorel posted a 19-1 win in two innings in game one and had plated 15 runs in one third of an inning in game two before Maynard ended the game...
Tigers fall in tourney (03/18/15)
COVINGTON, Tenn. -- The Armorel Tigers suffered their first defeat of the season Tuesday night. In their first game of the Best of the West Tournament in Covington, Tenn., the Tigers were shutout by the host team, 6-0. Covington pitching held the Tigers to just one hit on the night while striking out 10 and their offense posted two runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the fourth...
Gosnell tops Manila to open season 1-0 (03/16/15)
The Gosnell Pirates opened the year on a high note thanks to an 11-1 win over the Manila Lions Monday night.
Armorel girls top cross-town rival Gosnell, 12-5 (03/16/15)
Armorel used a seven-run second inning to push past the Gosnell Lady Pirates on their way to a 12-5 victory at Gosnell Monday night.
Armorel cruises past Maynard in baseball opener (03/16/15)
The Armorel Tigers plated nine runs in the bottom of the third inning and took advantage of five Maynard errors on their way to an 18-0 shutout of the Maynard Tigers in three innings Monday night.
Blytheville comes up just short in baseball opener (03/16/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws came up just short of a win in their season opener, losing a tight one on the road to Obion County, Tennessee, 1-0.
Lady Chicks lose softball opener to Newport (03/16/15)
The Blytheville Lady Chickasaws opened the year with a 21-5 loss Monday night to the Newport Lady Greyhounds in five innings at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex.
Local gymnasts compete at Shamrock Invitational (03/11/15)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The Wright Gym Classics faced their toughest competition of the season Saturday and Sunday, competing against gymnasts mostly from the St. Louis area, as well as Edwardsville, Illinois, in the 2015 Shamrock Invitational. The lone event champion was Hailey Hooper, who won the floor in the 10-year-old Young division of Level 3. Teammate Sierra Elliot was the highest local finisher in the all-around with a fourth place finish in the 12-year-old Level 3 group...
Saturday's BBSB evals indoors at Field House (03/11/15)
Blytheville Baseball and Softball Boosters evaluations have been rescheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. Winter storms have forced postponements of the annual event two consecutive weeks. The evaluations will take place at the Blytheville High School Field House and begin at 9 a.m. ...
Weather impacts start of baseball season (03/09/15)
The recent winter storms have wreaked havoc on the start of the high school baseball season. One week's worth of games has already been cancelled with another week set to be wiped off the schedule as well. Between last week's snow fall now melting and rain in the forecast for most of the week, it looks like baseball fans will have to wait another week before they can "root, root, root for the home team."...
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...
Throwback Thursday

2010 Armorel Lady Tigers
May 22, 2010, the Armorel Lady Tigers won the 2010 1A State Championship with a 9-5 win over Viola at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. Tournament MVP, Holly Black, pitched a complete game and went 3-4 at the plate with 2 RBIs. The Lady Tigers finished the year with a 25-6 record. They went 9-0 in the postseason picking up district and regional titles on their way to the state championship...
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