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Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Sports Poll
Which Mississippi County team will have the most success this season?
 Armorel boys
 Armorel girls
 Blytheville boys
 Blytheville girls
 Gosnell boys
 Gosnell girls
 Manila boys
 Manila girls
 Osceola boys
 Osceola girls
 Rivercrest boys
 Rivercrest girls

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Pirates end season with heartbreaking loss to Arkadelphia (11/22/14)
GOSNELL -- Gosnell's defense held one of Class 4A's most explosive offenses to just one touchdown Friday night in the second round of the state playoffs. However, the Pirates came up a missed extra point short of advancing to the quarterfinals, suffering a heartbreaking, 7-6 loss to Arkadelphia at J.W. Rea Stadium...
Tigers top Palestine-Wheatley on homecoming (11/22/14)
ARMOREL -- Nine game into the season, Armorel head coach Justin Ward had glimpses of how well his team could play. In their 10th game, Friday night against 2A Palestine-Wheatley, the Tigers showed Ward and a festive Homecoming crowd at Armorel a little bit more in an overwhelming, 47-22, romp of the Patriots...
Friday Night Scoreboard (11/22/14)
Bentonville 17, Bryant 7 Fayetteville 42, Conway 35 FS Southside 30, Rogers Heritage 28 North Little Rock 56, FS Northside 29 Quarterfinal Benton 49, LR Parkview 28 El Dorado 24, Greenwood 14 Jonesboro 32, Alma 27 Pine Bluff 41, Siloam Springs 7 Quarterfinal...
Hogs entertain Hornets (11/21/14)
FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas plunges into a Hornets' nest again, this time off a refresher course that it must bring its aggressive defensive game regardless of the opponent's name. Coach Mike Anderson Razorbacks, 2-0, host the Delaware State Hornets, 2-1 of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, at 7 tonight at Walton Arena on the Razorbacks Radio Network and on the Internet at SEC Network+...
Hogs crush Wake Forest (11/20/14)
FAYETTEVILLE - Taking a big step for themselves and their Southeastern Conference, the Arkansas Razorbacks obliterated traditional ACC power Wake Forest, 83-53 in Wednesday's late night nonconference game before 9,107 at Walton Arena. The 2-1 visiting Demon Deacons, hiring new coach Danny Manning away from Tulsa after winning only 17 games last season, are deemed down a bit from their normal standards but still a team attracting NCAA Tournament at large bid attention for those beating Wake badly and for conferences whose teams beat Wake badly.. ...
Chickasaws chip in to help Pirates' playoff push (11/20/14)
"We really appreciate Blytheville letting us use their field house," said Pirate head coach Gary Moody. "We needed to work on some things and we were able to have two good practices to start the week thanks to them." As for my NEA Fantasy team, Chico's Bail Bonds, I avenged an earlier season loss to Team Corleone. ...
Pirates host speedy Arkadelphia Friday (11/19/14)
The Gosnell Pirates will take on the Arkadelphia Badgers in round two of the 4A state playoffs Friday night at J.W. Rea Field. Gosnell (9-1-1) comes in to the game on the heels of a convincing, 35-7 win over Dover in the opening round last Friday. It was the Pirates' first playoff victory since 2008 and one of many goals achieved for this year's squad with still more to achieve, according to head coach Gary Moody...
Lady Tigers fall to Rector on road (11/19/14)
RECTOR--The Armorel Lady Tigers dropped to 0-7 on the year after a 45-36 loss at Rector Monday night. Rector led 7-5 at the end of one period, 19-15 at halftime and 30-21 heading into the fourth. Harmony Brown led all scorers with 24 points for Rector...
Chickasaws complete remarkable turnaround (11/17/14)
Football is still going on for half the county this weekend. Blytheville and Rivercrest had their seasons come to an end Friday night, while Gosnell and Osceola had fairly easy first round wins and are both one game away from the quarterfinals.
Gym Classics gymnasts do well at Heartland meet (11/17/14)
Members of The Wright Gym's competitive team, "Gym Classics," did well at Saturday's Heartland Invitational meet in Cape Girardeau. Several of the girls had high finishes in the meet, which also included gymnasts from Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Farmington and other areas...
Pirates advance in playoffs with win over Dover (11/14/14)
GOSNELL--Gosnell soundly won the Battle of the Pirates, 35-7, Friday night over Dover in the first round of the 4A playoffs at a frigid J.W. Rea Field. Gosnell (9-1-1), which came into the game on a six-game playoff losing streak and 0-for their last three postseason contests at J.W. ...
Chicks end season with loss to No. 1 PA (11/14/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- Blytheville's season came to an end Friday night as the Chicks fell to host No. 1 Pulaski Academy, 49-21, in the opening round of the Class 5A State Playoffs. The much improved Chicks were making their first playoff appearance since 2011 and finish the season 6-5 overall, meeting their goals of making the playoffs and finishing above .500. ...
Friday Night Scoreboard (11/14/14)
Friday's Prep Playoff Scores The Associated Press Bryant 28, Har-Ber 27 Fayetteville 35, Cabot 14 FS Northside 24, LR Catholic 14 Rogers Heritage 35, LR Central 26 Class 6A First Round Alma 14, Lake Hamilton 7 El Dorado 52, Marion 6 LR Parkview 47, Searcy 27...
Williams, Adams, Carthon among those on ASU All-Centennial Football Team (11/13/14)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- In honor of its 100th season fielding a football team, the Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Thursday its All-Centennial Football Team comprised of 100 total lettermen who have significantly impacted the football program and left a lasting legacy at A-State...
Column: Tough draw for Blytheville in playoff opening round (11/13/14)
The Chicks needed the win to advance to postseason action and the Colts just wanted to ruin a perfect conference season for their county rival, Osceola. Gosnell had no problems on its final game posting a school record, 74, against Harrisburg. As for Chico's Bail Bonds, thanks to a huge performance from Dez Bryant across the pond against Jacksonsville, I soundly defeated Team He Hate Me and moved back into third place at 6-4...
Chicks try to pull off upset of No. 1 PA (11/12/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws open the 2014 5A state playoffs Friday night on the road against the No. 1 ranked Pulaski Academy Bruins. Blytheville's season continued after a remarkable 37-26 victory on the road against Forrest City last week. Chickasaw head coach Ben Fisher said one of the keys to last week's win was a strong start...
Gosnell hosts Dover in Battle of Pirates (11/12/14)
It's The Battle of the Pirates Friday night at J.W. Rea Field as the Gosnell Pirates open the 4A state playoffs against the Dover Pirates. Dover was not an early season pick to advance out of the 4-4A to the postseason but the Pirates impressively put together a 9-2 season. They finished in a three-way tie for second in the 4-4A along with Pottsville and Clinton. Their only two losses came against Clinton and undefeated 4-4A champion Dardanelle...
Column: Blytheville, Gosnell took different roads to playoffs (11/11/14)
For the first time since 2011 both the Blytheville Chickasaws and Gosnell Pirates will be in the postseason. Gosnell locked up their bid weeks ago but for the Chicks, it came down to last Friday's regular season finale at Forrest City. Considering what Blytheville endured in the week leading up to last week's game starting with their loss to Paragould the week before, I'm still trying to figure out how the Chicks won that game. ...
Jr. Pirates top GCT at Valley View tourney (11/11/14)
JONESBORO -- The Gosnell Junior Pirates opened the season with a 39-21 win over Class 5A Greene County Tech Monday night in the Valley View tournament. The Junior Pirates (1-0) extended an 8-6 first quarter lead to 18-12 at halftime. Gosnell began to pull away with a big third quarter, allowing Tech to score just one point and leading 29-13 going into the final period...
Lady Tigers fall to Marmaduke (11/11/14)
ARMOREL--The Armorel Lady Tigers are still looking for their first win of the season after a 68-29 loss to the Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds Monday night. Armorel led 2-0 early in the first period but that was it as Marmaduke's pressure defense proved too much for the Lady Tigers (0-6)...
Chicks travel to PA; Pirates host Dover (11/10/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws will open the Class 5A playoffs at Pulaski Academy on Friday. Meanwhile, the Gosnell Pirates will host Dover in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. In 3A, Osceola hosts Camden Harmony Grove and Rivercrest travels to McGehee. For the full brackets, go to http://members.ahsaa.org/public/userfile......
Chicks punch playoff ticket (11/07/14)
FORREST CITY -- The Blytheville Chickasaws are playoff bound. For the first time since 2011, the Chicks advanced to the 5A state playoffs thanks to a gutsy, 37-26, win over the Forrest City Mustangs. In a matter of a week's time, Blytheville went from the lowest of lows after their loss at home on Senior Night to Paragould, to the highest of highs on the road on a cold night in Forrest City that not a lot of people saw coming...
Friday Night Scoreboard (11/07/14)
Batesville 35, Valley View 0 Bentonville 45, Fayetteville 2 Blytheville 37, Forrest City 26 Booneville 54, Lavaca 8 Camden Fairview 26, Watson Chapel 6 Charleston 49, Mansfield 23 Conway 24, Bryant 10 Danville 42, Two Rivers 14 Earle 50, Cross County 6...
Pirates shatter school scoring record with 74-20 win over Harrisburg (11/07/14)
HARRISBURG--The Gosnell Pirates earned at least a share of the conference 3-4A title thanks to a record-breaking, 74-20, win over the Harrisburg Hornets Thursday night. The Pirates shattered the previous scoring record of 63 set by the 1998 team against Ozark in the third round of the state playoffs...
Junior Chicks drop final game of season (11/07/14)
Jerome Spiller gave Blytheville fans one last big run to cheer about, breaking a 61-yard touchdown in the closing moments of Thursday night's final junior high game at Haley Field. However, Spiller's 106 yards and his touchdown weren't enough as the Junior Chicks fell to the Forrest City Junior Mustangs, 38-14...
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State Champs
11/20/14
Blytheville fans hold newspaper front pages declaring their team as state Class AAAA basketball champions after the game Friday, March 10, 2006, in North Little Rock, Ark. Blytheville defeated Magnolia 46-41. (AP Photo/David Quinn)
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