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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
Sports Poll
Which high school in the county has the most spirited cheerleaders?
 Blytheville
 Gosnell
 Osceola
 Rivercrest
 Manila
 Armorel

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Pirates aren't taking Cave City lightly (10/01/14)
The Gosnell Pirates return home to face the Cave City Cavemen Friday night in their second 3-4A contest of the season. The Pirates are coming off another road romp last week. This time it was a 40-16 rout of the Brookland Bearcats in their conference opener...
The AP Arkansas Prep Poll (09/30/14)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The top 10 overall high school football teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A, as voted by a panel of Associated Press-member sports writers and broadcasters. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week's rankings...
Friday Night Scoreboard (09/26/14)
Here are the statewide prep scores from Friday night.
Short-handed Pirates open 3-4A title defense with rout (09/26/14)
BROOKLAND -- The Gosnell Pirates began their defense of their 3-4A title without starting quarterback Dwight Griffin and leading rusher Carlos Blackman. It didn't matter as the Pirates made short work of the host, Brookland Bearcats, Friday night in a 40-16 rout...
Chicks drop league opener to No. 1 Wynne (09/26/14)
At times Friday night, the host Blytheville Chickasaws moved the ball, but they couldn't find the end zone against the Class 5A top-ranked Wynne Yellowjackets. The Chicks suffered their first loss of the year in the 5A-East opener, falling to the Yellowjackets, 35-0...
Chicks open 5A-East play against No.1 Wynne (09/25/14)
The Blytheville coaching staff is drilling discipline into players this week as they prepare to open 5A-East play Friday against Class 5A top-ranked Wynne at Haley Field. Off to their best start since 2008, the Chicks (3-0) face the 2013 conference runner-up Yellowjackets (3-0) in a battle of explosive offenses. A lot of Wynne's success is predicated on creating confusion...
Local teams try for good start to conference season (09/25/14)
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 is 3-0 for the first time in five years while Gosnell opens the 3-4A season on the heels of a 29-29 tie. I heard tie games described as "like kissing your sister."...
Banged-up Pirates open conference play on road (09/24/14)
The Gosnell Pirates open the 2014 3-4A conference season Friday night on the road against the Brookland Bearcats. The Pirates (2-0-1) are coming off a hard fought game last week against Rivercrest that ended in a 29-29 tie. When asked about the psychology of a team coming off of a game that they neither won nor lost, Pirate head coach Gary Moody said his team has moved on and ready for Brookland...
Armorel golf teams win district titles (09/24/14)
MELBOURNE--The Armorel boys and girls golf teams captured 1A District 4 crowns Tuesday afternoon at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne. Armorel boys finished with a team score of 313 -- ahead of Ridgefield Christian (327), Hillcrest (334), Izard County (335), Mammoth Rock (338) and Calico Rock (369). Medalist Leyton Clark led the Tigers, shooting a 72 followed by Jonathan Willard (117), Jared Wyatt (124) and Nieko Sorrentino (136)...
Local teams ready to begin conference slates (09/22/14)
The conference season begins Friday night, and if it's anything close to how the non-conference season wound up, it's going to be an exciting year of football for Blytheville and Gosnell.
Hazen tops Osceola (09/22/14)
OSCEOLA -- Hazen junior tailback Logan Penn rushed for 175 yards and four scores as the third ranked team in Class 2A routed Osceola 50-18 Friday at Seminole Stadium. The visiting Hornets got things started after an early Osceola scoring opportunity went astray as Seminole quarterback Tyrek Slayton's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Hazen's Cody Kee and returned to the Osceola 34-yard line...
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. ...
Throwback Thursday

1996 Chickasaw Secondary
09/25/14
Pictured are members of the defensive secondary for the 1996 Blytheville Chickasaws, who included:(kneeling, from left) Shane Parks, Larry Williams, Anthony Hudson, Marshall Crudup, Ricky Landrum, Carlus Murphy, Trevor McClodden, Avery Bonner and Paul Brister. In back are (from left) Pat Cason, Leonard Williams, Hamilton Hill, Brian Montgomery, Antonio Everette, Randy Givens, Win Moseley and Kevin Reynolds. Moseley is currently a member of the Blytheville High School football coaching staff...
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