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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Tigers fall to Marked Tree (01/20/17)
MARKED TREE-- The Armorel Tigers were defeated, 73-50, on Thursday night by the Marked Tree Indians. The Tigers were led by junior Monroe Carr with a game-high 13 points, four rebounds and one block. Also contributing for the Tigers was junior Matt Wyatt with 12 points, five steals, three assists, two blocks and two rebounds. Senior Logan Blankenship chipped in seven points also...
Marked Tree defeats Lady Tigers (01/20/17)
MARKED TREE-- The Armorel Lady Tigers fell on the road Thursday night to the Marked Tree Lady Indians, 39-24. The Lady Tigers were led by junior Rachel McKuin with a game-high 16 points. Also. sophomore Lauren Darnell would collect 10 rebounds. The Lady Indians were led by Tullia Tull with 12 points. The Lady Tigers next game will be on the road at Bay on Tuesday night...
Riverside tops Lady Pirates (01/20/17)
GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Lady Pirates kept it close with the Riverside Lady Rebels early Thursday night but down the stretch the Lady Rebels pulled away to a 59-33 victory over the Lady Pirates. Lady Pirate sophomore Kaylee Miller got things started early with layups and free throws. She'd finish the first quarter with eight points, and the Lady Pirates would trail, 15-12...
Column: To win you have to keep moving forward (01/18/17)
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." --Martin Luther King, Jr. Every one wants to win and be successful in life. Success comes with obstacles, hard choices, and sometimes letting people down...
Armorel ace Brooke Trout signs with CBC (01/17/17)
Despite having no seniors on the roster last year, Armorel Lady Tigers softball coach Deanna Carr led her club to the Final Four. This season, however, she will have seven returning seniors. With many returning seniors comes signing days for the talented group of young ladies...
Pirates dominate Wildcats (01/17/17)
GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Pirates never trailed on Tuesday night to the Trumann Wildcats, winning 69-49. The Pirates jumped out to a 23- 4 lead entering the second quarter. However, the Wildcats would come prowling back to cut the lead to 14. Junior guard Brandon Partee passed the ball to senior guard Marquel McKinney, who hammered the ball down to go up, 30-12, with 3:55 left in the first half. The Wildcats would then hit a few more shots to bring the score, 32-24, entering halftime...
Chicks play No. 19 Jonesboro tough in loss (01/17/17)
For much of the night, the Blytheville Chickasaws stayed within striking distance of nation's 19th-ranked Jonesboro Hurricane Tuesday night, but the visitors pulled away to a 61-44 win at a packed Chickasaw Gym. Battling in a conference game for the first time since 2003, when JHS moved up to 6A, the longtime rivals put on a show at the Big Tepee...
Chicks renew rivalry with nationally ranked Jonesboro (01/16/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws (11-6, 5-3) will host the nationally ranked Jonesboro Hurricane (16-0, 8-0) on Tuesday night in a 6A/5A-East battle. The Hurricanes is ranked 19th in the nation and second in the state of Arkansas, behind Mills University Studies in Little Rock. The Chickasaws will be coming into the matchup ranked 18th in the state of Arkansas...
Tigers cruise past BIC Mustangs, 74-59 (01/13/17)
ARMOREL-- The Armorel Tigers defeated the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs, 74-59, on Friday night. The Tigers were led in the first half by senior Logan Blankenship and junior Monroe Carr who attributed to 25 of the 39 points. Halftime saw the Tigers leading the charge, 39-30, over the Mustangs...
Lady Pirates fall to Harrisburg (01/13/17)
GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Lady Pirates fell behind early and dropped a 46-37 decision to Harrisburg on Thursday night. Harrisburg Lady Hornets got off on a 5-0 run early in the first quarter before senior captain Kourtney Riggs would hit a three from the wing to pull within two points...
Chickasaws beat Wynne, Forrest City (01/13/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws defeated the host Wynne Yellowjackets, 54-40, Wednesday in a make-up game from last Friday. Then, on Friday night, they knocked off host Forrest City, 63-56. The Chicks improved their record to 11-6 overall and 5-3 in the 6A/5A-East...
Tiger baseball players receive their state championship rings (01/13/17)
On Friday night, the Armorel Tigers received their 2016 State Championship rings in between the junior boys and senior girls games against the BIC Mustangs. The Tigers defeated the Viola Longhorns, 13-1, on May 20, 2016 at Baum Stadium (Arkansas Razorbacks baseball stadium) in Fayetteville...
Pirates defeat Trumann (01/13/17)
TRUMANN -- The Gosnell Pirates defeated host Trumann, 69-63, on Thursday night. The Pirates fell behind 18-16 in the first quarter, but the two teams were tied 28-28 at halftime. The Pirates outscored the Wildcats 21-16 in the third to hold a 49-44 edge going into the final period...
Chicks, Lady Chicks beat Wynne (01/12/17)
WYNNE-- The Blytheville Chickasaws defeated the Wynne Yellowjackets, 54-40, Wednesday in a make-up game from last Friday. The Chicks improved their record to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in the 6A/5A-East. Leading the scoring for the Chickasaws were seniors AJ Love and Josh Richardson with 16 apiece. Tydarius Pope, senior forward, would also chip in 11 points and sophomore forward Winston Peace also chipped in seven points in the victory...
Column: Why do coaches coach? To make a difference (01/10/17)
Coaches are often asked why do you still coach? Or what keeps you coming back every year? Well, I am no coach but I hope to be a coach of a very successful team one day. But in one of my favorite television shows, One Tree Hill, the coach Whitey Durham said the reason why he kept coaching was to make a difference in the players' lives. ...
Chicks win another thriller over Raiders (01/10/17)
Tuesday night's rematch of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational tournament title game provided another thriller -- this time in a 6A/5A-East conference contest at Chickasaw Gym. Just as they did for the NEA title, the Blytheville Chickasaws held off Nettleton down the stretch and claimed a 63-60 win...
Pirates fall to rival Osceola (01/10/17)
GOSNELL-- Coach Jimmy Porter's Gosnell Pirates kept it interesting with Mississippi County rival, the Osceola Seminoles. The Seminoles are predicted to win the 3A state championship at the end of the season. The Pirates, however, would lose to the Seminoles, 90-80, in Gosnell on Tuesday night...
Lady Pirates top Manila (01/06/17)
GOSNELL -- Coach Keelan Newsom's Gosnell Lady Pirates came to play Thursday night against the Manila Lady Lions, claiming a 47-31 victory. The Lady Pirates advanced to 7-7 on the year and 2-5 in conference. Tyler hit a midrange jumper at the beginning of the second quarter to tie the ball game up at 10 apiece...
Local games cancelled because of weather (01/06/17)
Because of Friday's inclement weather, local games were cancelled. Blytheville boys and girls at Wynne and Manila boys at Gosnell are in the process of being rescheduled. By press time, Gosnell head coach Jimmy Porter told the CN, "We have a date in mind but we are still waiting to here back from Coach Wimberly at Manila."...
Chicks hold off GCT (01/03/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws held off conference rival Greene County Tech, 63-57, Tuesday night at Chickasaw Gym. The Chicks (7-6, 2-3 6A/5A-East) watched a once 16-point lead cut to two late in the fourth quarter, as Blytheville went cold in the final 16 minutes...
Pirates edge rival Westside (01/03/17)
GOSNELL-- After falling to the Westside Warriors in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational, 77-74, on Thursday, Dec. 22, Coach Jimmy Porter's Gosnell Pirates avenged the loss by defeating the Warriors in Gosnell on Tuesday night in a back and forth, 58-55 victory...
Clark, Barbaree lead 2016 All-CN team (12/28/16)
Blytheville star running back Demekko Clark and Gosnell head coach Brandon Barbaree headline this year's All-Courier football team. Clark had another outstanding season for the Chickasaws, as the senior two-time all-stater rushed for 2,111 yards at a 9.3 per carry clip. Clark found the end zone a team-high 25 times. Six times Clark rushed for more than 200 yards in a game, including the Oct. 7 game with Greene County Tech that saw him rush for 285 yards and six touchdowns...
Chicks win NEA title (12/27/16)
JONESBORO -- The Blytheville Chickasaws won their 13th Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament championship on Tuesday night, beating the Nettleton Raiders, 59-53, in the boys Division II title game at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center...
Column: Sports does give you things in return (12/27/16)
A famous British fantasy writer by the name of Terence Hanbury White (T. H. White) wrote in his book, The Once and Future King, " Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts unconditionally to those who hardly think about us in return." Essentially he is saying that we all give our hearts to people that give us nothing in return...
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