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Column: Senior Night at Blytheville and Gosnell Friday (10/30/14)
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. Gosnell and Blytheville both had tough weeks on the road last week but both should get back on the winning track this Friday as they return home for Senior Night at their respective schools...
Chicks in playoff mode as they host PHS (10/30/14)
Fighting for likely the fourth and final 5A-East playoff spot, the Blytheville Chickasaws are already in playoff mode with two regular season games to go. To have a shot at the postseason, the Chicks (5-3, 2-3 5A-East) will have to win their final two games, beginning Friday night, when they host Paragould (2-6, 0-5 5A-East) on Senior Night at Haley Field...
Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7 (10/29/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series...
Pirates try to bounce back on Senior Night (10/29/14)
The Gosnell Pirates return home Friday night to face the Jonesboro Westside Warriors. The Pirates come into Friday night's game on the heels of their first loss of the season. Their 26-20 loss to Pocahontas snapped an 11-game conference winning streak and was the second of back-to-back games against league unbeatens...
Gosnell's Camp signs to play for Williams Baptist (10/29/14)
The accomplishments and accolades continue to pile up for Gosnell's Will Camp.
Local teams look to rebound after tough weekend (10/27/14)
It was a rough weekend for area football teams. The Gosnell Pirates suffered their first loss of the season up in Pocahontas, and the Blytheville Chickasaws were shut out by No. 1 Batesville on the road.
Pocahontas ends Gosnell's 11-game league win streak (10/24/14)
POCAHONTAS -- For the second Friday in a row, the Gosnell Pirates found themselves tied on the road with a league unbeaten at halftime. A week after knocking off the Highland Rebels with two fourth quarter touchdowns, the Pirates were locked in a 20-20 showdown with the Pocahontas Redskins. This night, however, the Pirates ran out of time and suffered their first defeat in conference 3-4A and for the season, 26-20...
Friday Night Scoreboard (10/24/14)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press Alma 20, Russellville 16 Ashdown 35, Arkadelphia 33, 2OT Barton 31, Bald Knob 28 Batesville 48, Blytheville 0 Bauxite 41, Waldron 7 Beebe 37, JA Fair 0 Benton 31, Lake Hamilton 0 Bentonville 49, Rogers 0 Booneville 48, Mansfield 25...
Chicks fall to No. 2 Batesville (10/24/14)
BATESVILLE -- A fake punt set up one of seven Batesville first-half touchdowns Friday night as Blytheville fell to the host Pioneers, 48-0, in a 5A-East contest. To add injury to insult, star Chickasaw running back DeMadre Clark hobbled off the field in the middle of the second quarter and didn't return...
Jr. Chicks fall to Batesville (10/24/14)
The Blytheville Junior Chickasaws fell to Batesville, 14-0, Thursday night at Haley Field.
Chicks, Pirates both have tough games this week (10/23/14)
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. Gosnell and Blytheville picked up big wins last week as the Pirates stayed in first place with their win over Highland and the Chicks kept their playoff hopes alive with a rout of Valley View...
Pirates face high-scoring Pocahontas (10/23/14)
The Gosnell Pirates head to Pocahontas Friday night to take on the Redskins in another key 3-4A showdown. The Pirates (6-0-1, 4-0 3-4A) are coming off a huge 20-12 road win at Highland last week but have just as tough, if not a tougher, job this week with the undefeated Redskins (7-0, 4-0 3-4A)...
Chicks try to knock off No. 2 Batesville (10/22/14)
As the Blytheville Chickasaws continue to fight for one of the 5A-East's four playoff positions, standing in their way this week is host and 5A second ranked Batesville. Coming off an upset of then No. 1 and now No. 4 Wynne (6-1, 3-1 5A-East), the Pioneers (6-1, 4-0 5A-East) enter Friday's conference battle atop the league standings...
Tigers fall to Marmaduke (10/22/14)
ARMOREL--The Armorel Tigers dropped to 0-2 on the season after a 63-36 loss to the Marmaduke Greyhounds Tuesday night. Led by a game-high 28 points from Eddie Page, the Greyhounds turned a one-point first quarter lead to15 by halftime and never looked back on their way to to the 27-point win...
Local teams pick up signature wins (10/20/14)
The prep football season continues to heat up. Blytheville won its second game in a row in a 49-14 rout of Valley View, while the Gosnell Pirates went on the road and made a huge statement in a 20-12 win at Highland.
Marshall suspended (10/20/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas sophomore running back/kick returner Korliss Marshall of Osceola was withheld from Saturday's 45-32 SEC loss to Georgia for disciplinary reasons and will remain withheld for several weeks, Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema announced after Saturday's game at War Memorial Stadium...
Chicks crush Blazers, 49-14 (10/18/14)
The Chickasaw offense put up 49 points, but it was the defense that garnered rave reviews from the head coach. Ben Fisher watched his defense play outstanding, especially in the second half Friday night, as Blytheville gave its large homecoming crowd plenty to cheer about in a 49-14 win over 5A-East newcomer Valley View...
Pirates win battle of league unbeatens (10/18/14)
HIGHLAND --Friday's 3-4A battle of league unbeatens Gosnell Pirates and Highland Rebels featured one offense that was averaging over 40 points a game in the conference (Gosnell) and another that was scoring over 50 (Highland). With nine minutes to play in the fourth quarter, only 12 points had been scored as the two teams were locked in a defensive 6-6 tie. ...
Friday Night Scoreboard (10/18/14)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press Arkadelphia 40, Mena 28 Arkansas Baptist 21, Subiaco Academy 13 Barton 50, Atkins 32 Batesville 34, Wynne 28 Beebe 21, Pulaski Mills 7 Benton 56, Texarkana 13 Bentonville 38, Springdale 7 Bismarck 23, Horatio 0 Blytheville 49, Valley View 14...
Blytheville, Valley View in the same boat (10/16/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws return home to celebrate Homecoming Friday night against 5A-East newcomer, Valley View Blazers.
Gosnell, Highland squaring off in key conference game (10/16/14)
The Gosnell Pirates head to Highland Friday night to take on the Highland Rebels. The Pirates (5-0-1, 3-0 3-4A) are coming off another impressive conference win after beating the Trumann Wildcats, 40-6.
This week key to Chicks' playoff hopes (10/16/14)
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.
High school, college football seasons heating up (10/13/14)
The temperatures might be cooling off here in the Mid-South, but things are just beginning to heat up throughout the prep football season this week.
Pirates cruise past Trumann (10/11/14)
GOSNELL -- Like the storm front that moved through northeast Arkansas Friday night, the Gosnell Pirates continued to roll through the 3-4A conference with a 40-8 win over the Trumann Wildcats at J.W. Rea Field. The Pirates (5-0-1, 3-0 3-4A) combined an immovable defense with an unstoppable offense to put this game out of reach before the marching band had time to warm up for their halftime routine. ...
Friday Night Scoreboard (10/11/14)
Friday's Scores The Associated Press Arkadelphia 48, Fountain Lake 42, 2OT Bald Knob 21, Atkins 0 Batesville 23, Forrest City 6 Bentonville 45, Har-Ber 13 Bigelow 37, Mountain Pine 0 Bismarck 33, Glen Rose 14 Blytheville 42, Greene Co. Tech 40 Booneville 36, Lamar 12...
Throwback Thursday

Wendolyn Jones
10/23/14
Baylor's Sophia Young (33) and Louisiana State's Wendlyn Jones, right, dive for a loose ball in the first half during a national semifinal game at the NCAA Women's Final Four Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Indianapolis. Jones starred for the Blytheville Lady Chickasaws before becoming one of the top players on LSU, a team that made deep postseason runs. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)...
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