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Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016
Barbaree evaluates scrimmage (08/27/16)
The Gosnell Pirates hosted Marion and Paragould at J.W. Rea Field on Tuesday evening for the AAA Benefit Game. "Philips suffered a knee injury and we will not know more until later on," said Gosnell head coach Brandon Barbaree. Neither Gosnell or Paragould scored in the first 30-minute half, though there were opportunities at the end for both teams...
Who's the best to ever play in the NBA? (08/27/16)
Since my last column, "What Happened to playing for love of the game?," some have asked me who I think is the best player of all time in the NBA or who's on my "Mount Rushmore." To answer that question, it gets really complicated for me. If we went by decades, I'd probably go with in the 60s, the best players were Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlin, Oscar " The Big O" Robertson, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor...
Chicks look good in scrimmage (08/26/16)
The Blytheville Chickasaws traveled to Pocahontas on Tuesday night for the AAA benefit game, and beat the host Redskins, 28-6. The scrimmage gives coaches a chance to see what needs improvements on and what to work on. Blytheville head coach Ben Fisher says one thing that concerned him was the Chickasaws conditioning...
Chicks win scrimmage (08/23/16)
POCAHONTAS -- The Blytheville Chickasaws outscored Pocahontas in the Arkansas Activities Association benefit game, 28-6, Tuesday night. Both offenses had two 15-play series in the first half with Blytheville scoring twice and Pocahontas once during the series...
Gosnell, Paragould tie in scrimmage (08/23/16)
The host Gosnell Pirates and Paragould Rams played one 30-minute half and tied, 0-0, Tuesday evening.
Pirates to host benefit game (08/19/16)
Football season will be arriving at J.W. Rea Field on Tuesday night as the Gosnell Pirates will host the 7A/6A Marion Patriots and the 5A-East Paragould Rams in a benefit game. With Gosnell hosting bigger schools in the scrimmage game, the new head coach of the Gosnell Pirates, Brandon Barbaree, will look to his players to bring the same intensity that they do against teams like regular season opponents Pocahontas, Newport, and Osceola. ...
Chicks to scrimmage at Pocahontas Tuesday night (08/19/16)
Blytheville head coach Ben Fisher looks to take another step in preparing for the season on Tuesday night when his team travels to the Pocahontas Redskins for an Arkansas Activities Association benefit game. The Chicks are preparing for the season opener against Osceola on Sept. 2...
Column: What happened to playing for love of the game? (08/17/16)
On Friday, LeBron James and the Cavaliers agreed on a three-year, $ 100 million deal. Now this deal really doesn't come as a surprise to me, because LeBron is probably the best player to be in the NBA since Jordan in the 90s. But one thing that gets me, not only in basketball with LeBron but how every athlete gets paid a lot more money than teachers, law enforcement, and everyday citizens...
Records are falling at the Olympic Games (08/10/16)
Every athlete dreams of growing up and taking gold in the Olympics, but for some Olympians I'm starting to wonder if they want to win gold or hold every record possible. Some records will not be touched anytime soon. Katie Ledecky, a USA women's swimmer, now holds many world records and some of the records she broke were her own. ...
Armorel's Lannon commits to ASU (08/02/16)
On Friday, Armorel catcher Andrew Lannon verbally committed to Arkansas State University. "They've got a good catching coach there that will help me progress and help me play after college," Lannon said. Lannon is part of Coach Charlie Brown's back-to-back state title runs and will be a senior in the upcoming school year...