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Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014
Sports Poll
Which high school in Mississippi County has the best band?
 Blytheville
 Gosnell
 Osceola
 Rivercrest
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Pirates, Colts finish in 29-29 tie (09/20/14)
GOSNELL--For the second straight week, the Gosnell Pirates found themselves with a second-half deficit against a county rival. A week ago, they came back from 10 points down to beat Osceola. Friday night, the Pirates trailed the Rivercrest Colts by a touchdown in the third quarter, rallied to take the lead before the two teams ended up in a 29-29 tie at J.W. Rea Field...
High School Scoreboard (09/19/14)
Alma 53, Harrison 16 Arkadelphia 35, Hot Springs 13 Ashdown 40, De Queen 14 Bald Knob 7, Riverview 0 Barton 61, Marked Tree 24 Bauxite 41, Jessieville 9 Bearden 44, Parkers Chapel 20 Benton 53, Greenbrier 32 Bergen Catholic, N.J. 21, Bentonville 10 Berryville 36, Green Forest 34...
Pre-game incident fires up Chicks in 51-0 rout of Marion (09/19/14)
During pre-game warm ups, Marion players jumped up and down on the "B" painted at midfield of Blytheville's Haley Field. Big mistake. The move fired up the host Chickasaws, who erupted for 27 points less than eight minutes into the game on their way to a 51-0 shellacking of the 6A Patriots...
Junior Chicks' game at Hughes canceled (09/18/14)
The Blytheville Junior Chicks were scheduled to play at Hughes tonight, but the game has been canceled.
Commentary: Chicks, Pirates close out non-conference play (09/18/14)
I, The Great Fitzini, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Sage of Sages and Sports Prophet Extraordinaire, am back for another week of predicting prep football games and defending my NEA Fantasy League title. Blytheville and Gosnell are both 2-0 for the first time since 2008 and I'm predicting they will both be 3-0 after this weekend. I'm moving on up the NEA Fantasy board after my 30-point shellacking of Caught Red Hernandez. Team "He Hate Me" is up next...
Chicks host 6A Marion, try for 3-0 start (09/17/14)
Last week, Ben Fisher got an opportunity to see how his Blytheville Chickasaws respond to adversity. Following a three-hour bus ride out of state, the Chicks (2-0) overcame five turnovers and a late deficit against host Okolona, Miss. to escape with a narrow, 25-24 win...
Pirates expect tough game against Colts (09/17/14)
The Gosnell Pirates take on the Rivercrest Colts Friday night at J.W. Rea Field. The Pirates (2-0) are coming off a 28-18 win over Osceola a week ago. It took a fourth quarter comeback to put the Seminoles away as Osceola held a 10-point lead midway through the third quarter. Despite Rivercrest's 0-2 start, Gosnell head coach Gary Moody is preparing for just as tough of a battle this week...
Blytheville's Hearyman takes third (09/16/14)
FORREST CITY--Blytheville's Cody Hearyman finished third overall in an eight team golf invitational at Forrest City over the weekend. Hearyman finished three off the lead and shot an 83 on the day. Blytheville will play in the 5A-East District Tournament Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Sage Meadows in Jonesboro...
Local football teams off to best collective start since '08 (09/15/14)
Prep football is in its second week and there is plenty to be excited about around this end of the county.
Gosnell rallies past rival Seminoles (09/13/14)
GOSNELL--One of the biggest concerns Gonell Pirate head coach Gary Moody had going into Friday night's matchup against their rival Osceola Seminoles was a let down from last week's big victory over Harding Academy. Midway through the third quarter of Friday night's contest, Moody's worst fears looked like they might come true. ...
Chicks hold off Okolona, Miss., 25-24 (09/12/14)
OKOLONA, Miss. -- The Blytheville Chickasaws overcame five turnovers and hung on for a 25-24 win over host Okolona, Friday night. Blytheville's Demekko Clark picked off Chieftain quarterback Tyson Eddie with 1:11 to play, and moments later Demadre Clark ran for a key first down to ice the game...
Arkansas High School Scoreboard (09/12/14)
Here are the statewide prep scores from Friday night.
Confident Chicks head to Okolona, Miss. (09/11/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws have plenty of reasons to brim with confidence following a lopsided win over county rival Osceola. But Chickasaw head coach Ben Fisher is keeping his club grounded as it makes the three-hour bus ride to Okolona, Miss. Friday night...
Column: Chicks, Pirates both try to improve to 2-0 Friday (09/11/14)
I, The Great Fitzini, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Sage of Sages and Sports Prophet Extraordinaire, am back for another week of predicting prep football games and defending my NEA Fantasy League title. I missed just one last week with the relative upset of Paragould over Rivercrest. ...
Pirates take on rival Seminoles (09/10/14)
The Gosnell Pirates return home to J.W. Rea Field for the first time this season to take on their south county rival, Osceola Seminoles, Friday night. The Pirates (1-0) are coming off a huge, 40-15 road win over 3A power Harding Academy last week. Things don't get any easier this week with a longtime rival like Osceola coming to town...
AHS wins in girls golf (09/10/14)
The Armorel girls golf team defeated Buffalo Island Central 159-170 Monday at Thunder Bayou Golf Links while the boys finished second out of four teams. Armorel's Lunden Stallings was a medalist shooting an eight over par 44. Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Tigers were Emma Haskins (57), Madison Harris (58), Brooke Kennon (67) and McKinley Carr (70)...
Colts fall to Paragould in opener (09/08/14)
PARAGOULD -- Rams senior quarterback Dylan Hoggard threw for three first half touchdowns and ran for a third quarter score to lead Paragould to a 38-33 victory over visiting Rivercrest Friday. Hoggard completed 3 for 7 passes good for 51 yards, ran the ball 36 times for 168 yards as the Rams rolled up 333 yards on the ground...
Hogs end 10-game losing streak (09/06/14)
FAYETTEVILLE - The Arkansas Razorbacks' 10-game losing streak became as easy to shatter as it was difficult for them experiencing it prolonged. With the overmatched Nicholls State Colonels of the Southland Conference as the obliging adversary, Arkansas registered a Razorbacks record 56 points in a half, including a Razorbacks record fif3 1-play touchdown drives in that 56-0 first half, en route to a 73-7 rout on a surprisingly cool September Saturday afternoon before an announced 63,108 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.. ...
Big second half leads Chicks over Seminoles (09/06/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws treated the large home crowd to one of their most dominating second halves in recent years, Friday night, when entertaining county rival Osceola. Clinging to a six-point halftime lead, the Chicks exploded for 29 points in the first eight minutes of the third quarter on their way to clobbering the thin-rostered Seminoles, 47-12, in the season opener for both teams...
Pirates thump 3A power Harding Academy (09/06/14)
SEARCY -- Less than a minute into the 2014 season, the Gosnell Pirates made a huge statement with one play. On the first snap from scrimmage, Pirate running back Carlos Blackman took a handoff from quarterback Dwight Griffin around the corner, 65 yards to the house giving the Pirates a 7-0 lead over the Harding Academy Wildcats. It was a lead they would never relinquish on their way to a convincing, 40-15 win over the 3A powerhouse at First Security Stadium in Searcy...
Arkansas Prep Scoreboard (09/06/14)
Here are the scores from Friday night's high school football games.
Junior Chicks open with win (09/05/14)
The Blytheville Junior Chickasaws kicked off the 2014 football season with a 20-8 win over their rival from the south, the Osceola Junior Seminoles. The Chicks took advantage of their own miscue to get their first score. On a first-and-10 from the Seminole 12-yard line, quarterback Tony Newmeyer fumbled the snap but scooped up the loose ball and headed into the end zone for a touchdown. Blytheville led, 6-0, after the missed two-point try with 5:01 left in the first quarter...
Commentary: Writer predicts Blytheville, Gosnell to win openers (09/04/14)
I'm back. Yes, I, The Great Fitzini, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, Sage of Sages and Sports Prophet Extraordinaire, am back for another year of predicting prep football games and defending my NEA Fantasy League title. The first week of the season is always one of the toughest weeks...
BHS offense faces aggressive Osceola 'D' (09/04/14)
Before each offensive snap in Friday's AAA Benefit game with Helena-West Helena Central, Blytheville head coach Ben Fisher and his staff rushed players to the line to get off the next play. Fisher noticed the frenzied pace seemed to affect the bigger, athletic Cougars, who eventually prevailed in the back-and-forth scrimmage, 40-27...
Pirates to open at Harding Academy (09/03/14)
The Gosnell Pirates open the 2014 season on the road against 3A powerhouse, Harding Academy Wildcats, at First Security Stadium on the campus of Harding University in Searcy. It's a matchup of defending conference champions: Gosnell of the 3-4A and Harding of the 2-3A. Harding has won five straight conference titles and posted a 25-game winning streak before losing to Charleston in the 3A state quarterfinals...
Throwback Thursday

Demoine Brown
09/18/14
Rivercrest's Demoine Brown runs for positive yardage Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 against Gosnell at the Cotton Patch in Wilson. The Colts went 15-0 that season, claiming Class 3A state championship. Brown averaged 140.7 yards per game -- 82.7 on the ground. ...
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