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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ricemen top Casons (06/25/15)
Blytheville Courier News JONESBORO - The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons dropped a zone contest to the Jonesboro Riceman, 4-3, Tuesday night. The Casons led, 3-0, heading into the bottom of the seventh but the Riceman plated four in their final at bat to steal the ball game...
Hixson named AD of the Year (06/25/15)
A state championship coach in his own right, David Hixson can now add 5A Athletic Director of the Year to his extensive resume. A 31-year employee of the Blytheville Public School District, Hixson is Athletic Director and head golf coach at Blytheville High School, served as the school's head boys' basketball coach for 26 years, winning a state championship as head coach in 2006, served as an assistant coach on two state championship teams and led his 2012 golf team to the state championship as well. ...
Boxers reunite after 52 years (06/22/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News They hadn't seen each other since fighting in a Golden Gloves match 52 years ago in Osceola. But 73 year old, Dennis Fisher, knew exactly who walked into the room last week when he and his ringside opponent that night, Rudy Underwood, met for a small reunion...
2015 Hooten's Football magazine hits the stands (06/22/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The 2015 Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine has come out and released their preditcions for the upcoming prep football season. The annual Arkansas college and prep football publication predicts the Blytheville Chickasaws to finish 5th in the 5A East behind Nettleton, Forrest City, Wynne and Batesville...
Cards taking "getting an edge" to new territory (06/19/15)
Since the dawn of sport, competitors have been trying to gain an edge on their opponent. Even as far back as medieval times, jousters were known to sabotage the diets of their opponents horse or try to modify their boots so they would stick to their saddle in an effort to keep them from falling off of the horse...
Casons knock off Paragould (06/17/15)
Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons picked up their first zone victory of the season courtesy of a 3-0 shutout of Paragould Tuesday night at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Will Camp tossed a four-hit shutout for the Casons. Three of those hits came consecutively in the top of the fourth. Camp responded by retiring the next 10 batters to end the game...
Casons split with Jackson, Mo. (06/17/15)
Blytheville Courier News The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons split a double-header with Jackson, Mo. over the weekend losing game one, 9-5, before responding with a 21-11 win in the night cap Saturday. GAME ONE Jackson, Mo. 9, Blytheville 5...
Jones signs with Dyersburg St. (06/11/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News Former Gosnell Pirate, Rod Jones, signed a letter of intent to attend Dyersburg St. on a basketball scholarship Tuesday at the Gosnell Physical Education Center. Jones, a three year starter for the Pirates, averaged 18 points a game for Gosnell in his senior season and was a 3-4A All-Conference selection...
Williams returns to the sidelines (06/11/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The Gosnell Pirates are bringing back a familiar face as head basketball coach in 2015. Danny Williams will return to the sidelines for the Pirates this upcoming season. Williams coached the Pirates for 27 years and helped lead Gosnell to a state championship in 1988...
Local teams fill up postseason awards (06/09/15)
Blytheville Courier News There were quite a few of postesason awards handed out for the local area baseball and softball teams this season. Blytheville Chickasaw, Jamal Washington, received 5A All-State and 5A-East All-Conference honors. Gosnell Pirates, Justin Mann, Michael Miller, Will Camp, Chad Wright, Cody Robinson and Tino Collins were all selected to the 3-4A All-Conference squad. ...
Casons drop zone opener (06/09/15)
Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons dropped their first two zone games Saturday losing to Mountain Home, losing 10-3 and 10-4 Saturday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. GAME ONE Mountain Home 10, Blytheville 3...
Jordan vs. LeBron: The Flu vs. Power Nap (06/04/15)
The NBA Finals begin Thursday night. It's been over a week since either Cleveland or Golden State played a game. The historically long time off has allowed for plenty of "filler" conversations to take place. One in particular has been hitting the airwaves with authority. LeBron vs. Jordan...
Glintborg returns to Blytheville (06/03/15)
Former Gosnell Pirate head basketball coach, Kirk Glintborg, resigned and will return to Blytheville next Fall. Glintborg spent four years in the Gosnell School District and was the head basketball coach for the past three. "We love him to death," said Gosnell superintendent Bonard Mace. "He's a great person and we wish him and his family nothing but the best."...
Rain cuts Bayou Blowout short (06/01/15)
The Sports Hall Thunder Bayou Blowout ended a day early after inclement weather moved into the area Sunday morning causing cancelations on the final day of the three day tournament that began Friday night at the Blytheville YouthSportsplex. 34 teams ended up competing and winners in each of the seven brackets were awarded based upon their final seedings after Saturday's games...
Casons win opener (06/01/15)
The Blytheville Hardy Sales and Service Casons opened their 2015 campaign with a 10-4 win over Poplar Bluff, Mo. Monday night at the Blytheivlle Youth Sportsplex. A weekend's worth of rain nearly flooded out Monday's game but by early afternoon, Larry Morris and his field crew were able to get all of the fields at the Sportsplex in playing condition...
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