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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Armorel Tigers are back to back state champs (05/20/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News FAYETTEVILLE-It's becoming as seasonal of a phrase as "Merry Christmas," in the Winter. In the Spring, the phrase is "State champs, Armorel Tigers." In a battle of One vs. Two, there was no question who was number one Friday as the No. 2 ranked Armorel Tigers (20-8) drubbed the No. 1 ranked Viola Longhorns (30-3), 13-1, in five innings at Baum Stadium...
After 10 years, Brown still has all of the answers (05/17/16)
Over the 10 years that I've been covering sports for the Blytheville Courier News, I've interviewed a lot of coaches. Many of those coaches I've interviewed many times. I've asked the same questions, in repeat situations, just to get a quote for the story. They, in turn, give me just about the same answer for those same questions...
1A state tournament: Armorel vs. Viola (05/17/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The Armorel Tigers are returning to the 1A state title game at 3 p.m. Friday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. They'll take on a familiar foe in the Viola Longhorns. The two teams met just two weeks a go in the 1A Region 2 finals at Viola. The Tigers defeated the Longhorns, 6-3. It was only the second loss of the season for Viola who currently holds a 30-2 mark on the season compared to the Tigers, 20-8...
Lady Tigers season comes to an end in semis (05/17/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News MOUNTAIN HOME-The Armorel Lady Tigers season came to an end Saturday in the 1A state seminfinals after a 3-0 loss to Nemo Vista. It was the deepest playoff run for Armorel since 2010 when they won the state title...
Tigers advance to third straight title game (05/15/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News MOUNTAIN HOME-The defending 1A state champion, Armorel Tigers, will get the opportunity of defending their title this Friday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville thanks to their 6-1 win over the Kirby Trojans Saturday in the 1A state semifinals...
Pirates can't continue extra inning magic; fall to Ashdown (05/13/16)
Blytheville Courier News ASHDOWN-For the second straight day, the Gosnell Pirates found themselves in an extra inning thriller. However, the Pirates could not produce the winning result Friday that they had Thursday. Ty Cobb's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth scoring Bryson Haskins was all tournament host Ashdown needed in a 1-0 win in the 4A quarterfinals...
Lady Tigers keep on rolling to state semifinals (05/13/16)
Blytheville Courier News MOUNTAIN HOME-They say it takes a mix of good hitting and solid pitching to make a deep playoff run in softball. As of Friday afternoon, the Armorel Lady Tigers have had an explosive mix of both. For the second straight day, Armorel Mercy-Ruled their state tournament opponent and will now have a shot at a trip to Fayetteville. The third seede Armorel Tigers disposed of the top seeded Taylor Lady Tigers, 10-0, in six innings Friday in the 1A state quarterfinals...
Tigers advance to 9th straight Final Four (05/13/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News MOUNTAIN HOME-Some habits are hard to break. Fortunately for longtime Armorel head coach, Charlie Brown, and his Tigers, the habit of reaching the 1A Final Four won't be broken this year. The Tigers advanced to their ninth straight 1A semifinal game with a 5-3 win over the Nemo Vista Red Hawks Friday at Lester White Field...
Lady Tigers cruise to 1A state quarterfinals (05/12/16)
Blytheville Courier News MOUNTAIN HOME-The Armorel Lady Tigers are on to the 1A state quarter finals after an impressive, 12-1, win over Sacred Heart in five innings Thursday afternoon. After a nearly 3 hour rain delay, the game, originally scheduled for Noon, got underway just before 3 p.m...
Pirates advance with extra inning thriller (05/12/16)
Blytheville Courier News ASHDOWN-The Gosnell Pirates advanced to the 4A state quarterfinals with a thrilling, 3-2, win over Dover in nine innings Thursday in the opening round of the 4A state tournament. Guy Bennett's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth scored Austin Wren to give the Pirates the win in extra innings...
Armorel takes 3rd in regional tournament (05/10/16)
Blytheville Courier News VIOLA-The Armorel Lady Tigers finished the 1A Region 2 tournament in impressive fashion dismissing Izad County, 16-1, Saturday in four innings. A nine run third inning put the game well out of reach as Armorel started the inning with a 5-1 lead and ended it with a 14-1 lead...
Pirates fall in 4A East region final to CAC (05/09/16)
Blytheville Courier News LONOKE-The Gosnell Pirates fell in the 4A East regional finals, 7-3, to Central Arkansas Christian Saturday. CAC broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fourth and held the Pirates scoreless over the final three innings on their way to the win...
Tigers win 5th straight regional title (05/09/16)
Blytheville Courier News VIOLA-The Armorel Tigers won their fifth straight 1A Region 2 title Saturday with a 6-3 win over the host Viola Longhorns. The last time the Tigers didn't take have a number one seed in the 1A state tournament was 2011. That year, they finished fourth in their region but went on the win the state championship anyway...
Robinson Farms tops Rotary (05/06/16)
Here's a wrap up of Thursday night's action at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. Davis Lawn Care scored eight runs over their first two at bats and cruised to a 12-1 decision over Lions Club in four innings Thursday night. Brice Davis, Jason Shepard, Steven Henley, Kalob Beltran, Jackson Coppedge and Hastings scored runs for Davis Lawn Care...
Pirates advance to Regional Championship (05/06/16)
Blytheville Courier News LONOKE-The Gosnell Pirates broke a scoreless tie with 4A East Region host Lonoke with three runs in the bottom of the sixth on their way to a 3-0 win and advance to the regional championship Satuday. Sophmore southpaw, Andy Roberts, tossed a two-hit shutout and drove in the game winning RBI in the victory. Roberts allowed just two hits and fanned eight over seven complete innings of work for the Pirates...
Gosnell qualifies for 4A state with win over Heber Springs (05/05/16)
Blytheville Courier News LONOKE-The Gosnell Pirates qualified for the 4A state tournament for the third year in a row with a 12-6 win over Heber Springs Thursday in the first round of the 4A East Regional tournament. Gosnell pounded out 11 of the 12 runs over the first two innings after falling behind, 2-0, in the first inning...
Lady Tigers cruise to 1A Region 2 semis (05/05/16)
Blytheville Courier News VIOLA-The Armorel Lady Tigers qualified for the 1A state tournament with an impressive, 15-0, win over Norfork in three innings Thursday in the first round of the 1A Region 2 tournament. Katie Weld tossed a one-hit shutout striking out three in the shortened contest. Weld retired nine of the 10 batters she faced allowing a lone hit in the top of the second...
Wyatt no hits Norfork, Tigers advance (05/05/16)
Blytheville Courier News VIOLA-Six months to the day after having ACL surgery on his knee, Armorel's Seth Wyatt tossed a no-hitter Thursday as the Tigers won their 1A Region 2 tournament opener against Norfork, 12-0. Wyatt suffered a knee injury last October during a scrimmage basketball game and had surgery November 5th. ...
Pirates honor seniors (04/29/16)
Pirates win 3-4A district track title (04/29/16)
Lady Tigers win 9th straight district title (04/29/16)
Chicks sweep Hayti (04/29/16)
Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The Blytheville Chickasaws swept a double header against the Hayti, Mo. Indians Thursday at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex. The Chicks won the opener, 12-2 and the night cap, 7-3. In game one, Blytheville scored seven in the first and five in the second and cruised to the 12-2 victory...
Storms cancel district tournament at Armorel (04/29/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The 1A-3 East District baseball tournament hosted by Armorel was cancelled Friday after thunderstorms swept through the area. The earliest the one day tournament could be made up would have been Monday. With the quick turnaround of having to play round one of the 1A Region 2 tournament at Viola lurking, the team coaches voted to have the final conference seedings determine their place in the regional bracket. ...
Rogers signs with Hendrix (04/28/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News Gosnell's Lauren Rogers will be taking her basketball talents to the next level next year after signing a letter of intent to attend Hendrix College in Conway. For the versatile all conference 6-foot guard, playing college basketball has always been a goal she's strived for...
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