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Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
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Will the Blytheville Chickasaws make the playoffs?
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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...
Clark's record night helps Chicks end league losing streak (10/10/14)
PARAGOULD -- DeMadre Clark rushed for a school record 328 yards and six touchdowns, and he ran in the game-deciding two-point conversion as the Blytheville Chickasaws snapped a 13-game conference losing streak Friday night with a thrilling 42-40 win over rival Greene County Tech...
Chickasaws look for first league victory (10/09/14)
The Blytheville Chickasaws enter this week all business. After dropping their first two 5A-East games against likely playoff contenders --No. 1 Wynne and Nettleton -- the Chicks (3-2, 0-2 5A-East) know they need to get in the conference win column against host Greene County Tech (1-4, 0-2 5A-East) Friday night...
Pirates to host THS Wildcats (10/09/14)
The Gosnell Pirates take on the Trumann Wildcats Friday night at 7 p.m. at J.W. Rea Field. The Pirates (4-0-1, 2-0 3-4A) are coming in off a 38-14 win over the Cave City Cavemen on Homecoming last Friday and have won their first two league games of the year...
Column: Game at Tech feels like a must-win for Chickasaws (10/09/14)
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. The Chicks lost a big one last week and Manila won their first game in two years while the Pirates keep rolling along undefeated. ...
AHS takes 7th at state tourney (10/08/14)
DRASCO -- The Armorel Tiger golf team finished seventh at Tuesday's 1A state golf tournament at Tannebaum Country Club in Drasco. The Tigers finished with a team score of 323. Concord took home the championship with a team score of 277. Junior Leyton Clark finished runner-up with an 85. ...
Thunder Bayou hosts 5A State Tournament (10/08/14)
High School golfers from around the state participated in the 5A state golf tournament Wednesday at Thunder Bayou Golf Links.
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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