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Bay takes three of four at Armorel (01/26/15)
Monday night's boys and girls 1A-3 East matchup between Armorel and Bay was met with mixed reviews, as the Yellowjackets took three out of the four games against the host Tigers, including a 35-point win in the nightcap between the senior boys squads.
Blytheville teams sweep Yellowjackets (01/23/15)
Blytheville Chickasaw fans had plenty to cheer about Friday night as both the Chickasaws and Lady Chickasaws picked up 5A-East victories over they Wynne Yellowjackets. The Lady Chicks opened the night with a one-point win while the senior boys won going away by 20...
Pirates win another thriller, edge Cave City (01/23/15)
CAVE CITY -- For the third straight game, the Gosnell Pirates found themselves in a nail-biter. After beating defending state champion Brookland in a tight one, then losing to Westside in another down-to-the-wire game, Gosnell made it two out of three by knocking off host Cave City, 62-60, Friday night...
Armorel's McCauley, Collard to play at next level (01/23/15)
ARMOREL -- Armorel athletics had a banner day recently as two students made commitments to continue their athletic careers at the college level. Abigail McCauley signed a letter of intent to attend Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, Miss. next year and play softball on an athletic scholarship and Shelbie Collard will continue her basketball career at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo...
Chicks lose another close one at home (01/21/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws have played two conference home games this season and have now lost both by a total of four points. The Chicks followed up their 5A-East opening night, 57-55, overtime loss to Valley View 10 days ago with a 49-47 loss to Nettleton Tuesday night in regulation at Chickasaw Gym...
Tigers rout CRA (01/21/15)
Blytheville Courier News ARMOREL -- The Armorel Tigers picked up a non-conference win Tuesday night knocking off the Crowley's Ridge Academy Falcons, 69-36, at home. Armorel jumped out to a huge lead, allowing head coach Justin Ward to empty his bench. Fourteen of the 15 players who got into the game scored for the Tigers...
Pirates come up short to Westside in OT (01/21/15)
GOSNELL -- A night after knocking off the defending 4A state champion Brookland Bearcats, the Gosnell Pirates were faced with the task of knocking off another big 3-4A opponent, the Westside Warriors. The Pirates nearly pulled off the back-to-back wins but fell to the Warriors, 61-58, in overtime at the Gosnell Physical Education Center...
Chicks host Nettleton tonight (01/20/15)
The Blytheville Chickasaws and Lady Chickasaws will host Nettleton tonight (Tuesday) in a 5A-East Conference contest. The Chicks are coming off their first league win of the year, beating Batesville on Friday, 55-32, on the road. Nettleton is still looking for its first league victory...
Tigers get another conference win (01/19/15)
For the second game in a row, the Armorel Tigers walked away with a double-digit win over a conference foe. After beating Hughes by 15 points last Friday, the Tigers defeated Ridgefield Christian, 68-45, Monday night.
Pirates top defending state champs (01/19/15)
After struggling through the first five games of the conference 3-4A season, the Gosnell Pirates made a huge statement Monday night with a 42-38 win over the defending 4A state champion Brookland Bearcats at the Gosnell Physical Education Building.
Clay selected to 'So You Want to be a Coach' program (01/17/15)
Former Blytheville basketball standout Amber Clay has been selected to the 2015 class of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's "So You Want to be a Coach" program. Clay is currently a graduate assistant with the New Orleans Privateers women's basketball team...
Chicks earn first league victory at Batesville (01/16/15)
BATESVILLE -- The Blytheville Chickasaws picked up their first 5A-East win of the season Friday night, defeating host Batesville, 55-32. The Chicks (5-7, 1-2 5A-East) outscored Batesville 21-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away. Blytheville knocked down three three-pointers in the final frame, including two triples from Robert Moss, who had eight of his 10 points in the period...
Armorel teams sweep conference foe Hughes (01/16/15)
ARMOREL --The Armorel Tigers finished a three games in five days stretch by sweeping the Hughes Blue Devils at home Friday night with senior high boys and girls and junior high boys picking up big conference victories. Armorel 70, Hughes 55 Just over a week after suffering a 15-point, 64-49 loss at Hughes, the Armorel Tigers returned the favor with a 70-55 victory Friday night over the Blue Devils...
Lady Tigers defeat Hughes (01/16/15)
ARMOREL -- The Armorel Lady Tigers defeated conference foe Hughes, 53-46, Friday night. Armorel clung to a 13-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 25-18 at half. The lead was 35-27 going into the final quarter. Tia Sellers led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, followed by Amanda Skelton with 15. Shelbie Collard and Luisa Towery added eight each, Rylee Nelson four, Viola Schaeffer three and Haley Fleming two...
Pirates rout Trumann (01/16/15)
TRUMANN --The Gosnell Pirates got back on the winning track in a big way thanks to a convincing, 64-29, win on the road against the Trumann Wildcats Thursday night. The Pirates pounced on the Wildcats early and took a 19-7 lead into the second period...
Gosnell awarded 4A State Baseball Tournament; Armorel gets 1A State Softball tourney (01/15/15)
Two local schools were successful in their bids to host state tournaments this spring. Thursday night, the Arkansas Activities Association awarded the Gosnell School District with the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament, which will be held in May at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex...
Korliss Marshall enrolls in Eastern Illinois University (01/14/15)
Former Osceola High School and University of Arkansas football standout Korliss Marshall has enrolled at Eastern Illinois University. It is expected Marshall will be a member of the Panthers football team which competes in the Football Championship Subdivision next season...
Gosnell and Armorel to bid on tournaments (01/14/15)
Both the Gosnell and Armorel school districts are looking to play postseason games closer to home this year. Representatives from both districts will be in Little Rock Thursday to bid for postseason tournaments. Armorel is bidding to host the 1A Region 2 basketball tournament this February as well as the 1A Region 2 baseball and softball tournaments and the 1A state baseball and softball tournaments...
Chickasaws, Lady Chicks lose league games at Paragould (01/14/15)
PARAGOULD --The Blytheville Chickasaws are still searching for their first 5A-East win after a 56-40 loss to the Paragould Rams. Led by Brandon Clifford's 20 first half points, the Rams were ahead 26-20 at halftime. Clifford hit four first half three pointers and five for the game. Paragould outscored the Chicks, 15-7, in the third period to extend their lead to 41-27 by the start of the fourth period...
Redskins duo too much for Pirates (01/14/15)
GOSNELL --The Gosnell Pirates dropped their third conference game of the year after a 68-54 loss to the Pocahontas Redskins Tuesday night at the Gosnell Physical Education Center. The Redskins came into Tuesday night's game winners of 13 out of their first 14 contests and highly ranked in most 4A state polls. They showed why they will be a team to contend with in the postseason with a deadly inside out attack led by point guard Nick Smith and 6-foot-6 swingman Clark Brewington...
Bay completes 4-game sweep over Armorel (01/12/15)
The Bay Yellowjackets completed a four-game sweep over the Armorel Tigers Monday night with both boys and girls, junior high and senior high, picking up wins against the Tigers.
Chicks fall to Valley View in overtime (01/09/15)
Friday night was the opening night of conference play in the 5A-East. The matchup between Blytheville and Valley View featured two teams that have very little experience against one another and two head coaches coaching their very first games in the conference...
Pirates earn first league win (01/09/15)
HARRISBURG -- The Gosnell Pirates picked up their first 3-4A win of the season, beating host Harrisburg, 63-48, Friday night. With the win, Gosnell improves to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Meanwhile, the Lady Pirates (1-13, 0-3 3-4A) fell to Brookland, 68-38, Friday at home. Details were unavailable at press time...
Blytheville OC Smith takes job as Germantown head coach (01/07/15)
Blytheville High School offensive coordinator Chris Smith has accepted the head coaching position at 6A Germantown, Tennessee. The 28-year-old will lead one of the 32 biggest schools in the state next season. "It's a great program with a great history," Smith said Wednesday night...
Pirates fall to Highland (01/07/15)
HIGHLAND -- The Gosnell Pirates dropped their second conference game in as many nights in a 52-37 loss on the road at Highland Tuesday night. Rod Jones scored 10 to lead to the Pirates and T.J. Anderson added six in the loss. The Pirates drop to 6-4 overall and 0-2 in the 3-4A conference with a trip to Harrisburg up next on Friday night...
Throwback Thursday

Elroy Brown
01/22/15
In this undated photo, Elroy Brown poses during his college days as an Arkansas State University football player. Brown attended Arkansas State University on a football scholarship, graduating in the spring of 1984 with a bachelor of science degree in education. Brown is currently the city of Blytheville parks and recreation director...
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