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Friday, May 22, 2015
Armorel's Kennedy no stranger to Baum (05/20/15)
"Going into the big stage, Baum Field, as a freshman, I felt like I had the weight of the world on my shoulders," said Kennedy, reflecting on his experience four years ago. "It kind of scared me. There was a lot of pressure. I was a part of an already seasoned infield."...
Familiar foes Armorel, Taylor set to battle for 1A state title (05/20/15)
The Armorel Tigers and Taylor Tigers will battle for the 1A state title Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Three hundred and fifty miles separates the two schools but that has not stopped them from developing a competitive rivalry over the better part of the past decade...
BBSB: TSN rallies for softball win (05/20/15)
Here's a wrap up of the BBSB Cal Ripken baseball and ASA youth softball from the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex Tuesday night. Thomas, Speight and Noble 11, Lions 10 Trailing, 10-6, in their final at bat, TSN scored five runs to post an 11-10 win over Lions in five innings Tuesday night...
Tigers advance to state title game (05/18/15)
MAGNOLIA -- The Armorel Tigers are returning to Fayetteville. For the fourth time in five years, the Tigers will play for the 1A state championship after a convincing, 10-0, win over the County Line Indians Monday in five innings. Unlike previous state semifinal games for Armorel, there were no late inning heroics needed, and the Tigers left no room for any late inning comebacks by their opponents. ...
Tigers on a familiar journey (05/18/15)
The Armorel Tigers are headed back to a familiar place. With their 10-0 drubbing of the County Line Indians in five innings Monday in the 1A state semifinals, longtime head coach Charlie Brown and his Tigers will be in the state championship game for the fourth time in five years, and for the second year in a row.
1A Softball, 4A Baseball state tournaments moved to Conway (05/18/15)
The 1A state softball and 4A state baseball tournaments have been moved to the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Inclement weather has pushed quarterfinal and semifinal action to begin Tuesday but with more rain expected over the next 24 hours and state final games scheduled to begin Friday morning in Fayetteville, tournament officials needed other options...
Tigers advance to state semifinal after HBP (05/15/15)
TAYLOR -The Armorel Tigers are moving on to the 1A Final Four for the eighth consecutive season thanks to a heart-pounding, 3-2 win over the Kirby Trojans in eight innings Friday morning at Taylor High School. Nieko Sorrentino was hit by a pitch with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Tigers to the 1A state semifinals...
Lady Tigers' rally comes up short in first round of state (05/15/15)
The Armorel Lady Tigers were eliminated from the 1A state tournament after an 8-6 loss to the South Side Bee Branch Hornets Thursday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. The Hornets did all of their damage in the fourth inning off of Lady Tiger pitcher, Brooke Trout. The Hornets collected four hits and took advantage of a couple of Tiger miscues to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth highlighted by a two-run homer off of the bat of Kendall Sullivan over the left field fence...
Tigers advance to state quarterfinal (05/15/15)
Tiger hurler, Nash Winers, extended his postseason scoreless innings streak to 12 and a third in the seven inning complete game. Winters scattered four hits and walked two while striking out seven. Winters and the Tiger defense held the game close as the Tiger offense needed some time to wake up...
Star City eliminates host Gosnell in 4A state opener (05/15/15)
It was a tough day for the host teams Thursday as the 4A state baseball and 1A state softball tournaments opened at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. The Gosnell Pirates, host of the 4A tournament, and Armorel Lady Tigers, host of the 1A tournament, were both eliminated with first round losses...
Tiger family: Third of Armorel lineup from one household (05/13/15)
The Armorel Tigers are on a roll again this postseason. The Tigers have won six in a row since the regular season ended, capturing district and regional titles along the way.
Armorel claims Region 2 baseball title (05/11/15)
The Armorel Tigers earned the No. 1 seed out of 1A Region 2 by slugging their way to an 11-2 victory over the Viola Longhorns Monday night at Billy Brown/Hugh Don Ashmore Field.
Lady Tigers bounce back to take 3rd in Regionals (05/11/15)
The Armorel Lady Tigers bounced back from a tough loss Saturday in the 1A Region 2 semifinals against Viola to defeat the Izard County Lady Cougars, 11-0, in five innings Monday.
Miller's walk-off homer punches Pirates' state ticket (05/08/15)
POCAHONTAS -- One game into the postseason and the Gosnell Pirates are already creating some memorable moments on the diamond. Michael Miller hit a one-out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Gosnell Pirates a 5-3 win over the Stuttgart Ricebirds in the opening round of the 4A East Regional tournament at Pocahontas. The win qualified the Pirates for their second straight trip the 4A state tournament...
Tigers thump Norfork; punch state ticket (05/08/15)
ARMOREL -- The Armorel Tigers slugged their way to the second round of the 1A Region 2 tournament thanks to an 18-0 shutout of the Norfork Panthers in five innings Friday at Billy Brown/Hugh Don Ashmore Field. While there was plenty Tiger offense -- 18 runs on 17 hits -- the Tigers got a pitching performance just as impressive out of junior hurler, Nieko Sorrentino. ...
Host Lady Tigers impressive in regional tournament opening win (05/08/15)
ARMOREL-The Armorel Lady Tigers roared into the 1A Region 2 tournament with an impressive 10-0 win over the Norfork Panthers Friday night. Hosting this year's regional tournament and state tournaments, the Lady Tigers obviously felt the comforts of home ending the game in five innings...
BBSB Roundup: Nibco rallies to edge Crosskno Farms, 10-9 (05/08/15)
Here's a wrap up of the Cal Ripken baseball and ASA youth softball from Thursday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Nibco 10, Crosskno Farms 9 Trailing by four runs in their final at bat, Nibco plated five runs to post a 10-9 win over Crosskno Farms in Rookie League action...
Ward steps down; Kortan is new AHS hoops coach (05/06/15)
Armorel High School will have a new boys basketball coach when the season begins next fall. After three years, Justin Ward stepped down recently to take the head coaching job at Marmaduke next year, and Armorel has hired Hunter Kortan to take his place. ...
Chicks end season with losses to Blazers (05/06/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws' season came to an end Tuesday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex against Valley View. The Chicks hung with one of the 5A-East league leaders in both games. But in the end, the Blazers won 12-2 and 7-1. Valley View 12, Blytheville 2...
BBSB roundup: Holiday Inn tops Plum Point (05/06/15)
Here's a wrap up of the BBSB Cal Ripken and ASA softball action from the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex from Monday and Tuesday. Crosskno Farms 10, Heritage Square 9 Crosskno Farms was held scoreless over the first three innings but rallied to score nine of their 10 runs over the fifth and sixth innings to scratch out a 10-9 win over Heritage Square Monday night...
Regional tourneys begin Friday (05/04/15)
Baseball and softball regional tournaments begin Thursday.
Pirates win pair in Missouri (05/04/15)
The Gosnell Pirates won a pair of games over Missouri teams in Malden, Missouri, over the weekend. They defeated Malden, 11-1, in five innings and played 14 innings to beat Bernie, Missouri, 4-3.
Armorel claims district titles in baseball, softball (05/01/15)
The Armorel baseball and softball teams are at the top of the 1A-3 East again after the two teams won their respective district championships, with both wins coming over Bay Friday night.
Blytheville rally comes up short against Caruthersville (05/01/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws staged a late rally but came up three runs short against the Caruthersville, Mo. Tigers, losing 6-3 Thursday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex.
Gosnell tops Dyersburg, 8-1 (05/01/15)
The Gosnell Pirates posted an 8-1 non-conference win over the Dyersburg, Tenn. Trojans Thursday night.
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