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Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
Blytheville teams sweep Wynne (02/12/16)
Both the Blytheville Chickasaws and Lady Chicks completed a season sweep of Wynne in front of a spirited Chickasaw Gym crowd Friday night. The Lady Chicks opened the evening with a 73-46 victory, and the boys prevailed, 57-44. With the win, the Chicks stayed in contention for the 5A-East's fourth and final state tournament position with just four games remaining...
Colts top Pirates (02/12/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News GOSNELL-In front of a large Senior Night crowd, the Gosnell Pirates and Rivercrest Colts finished the regular season in entertaining fashion. The county rivals played to a 72-70 Colt win Friday night at the Gosnell Physical Education Center...
Langston signs with Henderson St. (02/11/16)
By STEVE KNOX Osceola Times Wilson - All-state running back Cecil Langston signed a letter of intent Monday to continue his football career at the collegiate level at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Langston, the all-time career rushing leader at Rivercrest and the state single-season rushing yards record holder, had considered signing with Ouachita Baptist, but decided to become a "Reddie" instead. ...
Pirates fall to Wildcats in OT (02/11/16)
Blytheville Courier News TRUMANN-The Gosnell Pirates dropped their final game of the 3-4A conference regular season losing in overtime to the Trumann Wildcats, 78-74. The Pirates (18-6, 10-4) had a 14 point advantage but could not hold on. Gosnell led 18-12 after the first period, 37-27 at halftime before the Wildcats (9-13, 6-8) came back and took a 49-46 lead into the fourth period...
Chicks lose to Rams (02/11/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News PARAGOULD-The Blytheville Chickasaws cut a 22-plus fourth period Paragould Ram lead down to 10 in a matter of minutes Tuesday night but could get no closer as the Rams held off the late push for a 69-53 win over the Chicks in 5A-East competition...
Stanford wins Big Game contest (02/09/16)
Carol Stanford of Blytheville is the winner of $50 and is the Big Game Contest winner. Stanford picked the Denver Broncos to beat the Carolina Panthers, 19-16. Stanford's final score was the closest and only seven points off of the actual final score, 20-14...
BBSB signups begin Saturday (02/09/16)
Blytheville Courier News Registration for the 2016 BBSB Cal Ripken baseball and ASA softball will begin Saturday, February 13 at the Greater Blytheville Chamber of Commerce building. Registration will take place on the Saturday the 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 16th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 18th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Big signing day at Blytheville (02/09/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The honors and accolades continue to fall on to the Blytheville Chickasaw football program. This time its in the form of education as seven players from the 2015 5A-East conference championship team will continue their football careers at the college level...
Blazers sweep Chicks (02/05/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-After finishing the first half of the 5A-East schedule with a 2-5 record, both the Blytheville Chickasaws and Lady Chickasaws looked for wins over Valley View to open the second half of the season Friday night at Chickasaw Gym. Valley View, however, wasn't a very compliant guest as the Blazers and Lady Blazers went home with wins over the host Chickasaws with the boys losing 64-57 and the girls falling 54-43...
Pirates clinch second in 3-4A with OT win (02/05/16)
GOSNELL -- The host Gosnell Pirates overcame a tough shooting night to wrap up second place in the 3-4A Conference Friday, as they defeated Pocahontas, 58-50, in overtime. The victory secured a spot in the regional tournament, along with locking up the two seed in the upcoming 3-4A District Tournament, which will be held at Gosnell...
Armorel hosts festive Senior Night (02/03/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News ARMOREL-The Armorel Tigers and Lady Tigers made the 2016 Senior Night one to remember with a complete sweep of the Ridgefield Christian Warriors Tuesday night. In the final game of the night, the boys defeated 1A-3 East rival, Ridgefield Christian, 63-13. ...
Pirates top Hornets, take over 2nd in 3-4A (02/03/16)
Blytheville Courier News HARRISBURG-The Gosnell Pirates earned sole possession of second place in the 3-4A with a 61-51 road victory over the Harrisburg Hornets Tuesday night. The two teams needed overtime to decide their game back in January but a late fourth period push from the Pirates ended the game in regulation Tuesday night...
Chicks, Lady Chicks post wins at Wynne (02/03/16)
Blytheville Courier News WYNNE-Blytheville had to wait a week and a half to make up their January 22nd game at Wynne that was cancelled because of the winter storm that past through the area that week. For the Chicks and Lady Chicks, the trip was well worth the wait as both teams brought home 5A-East victories Tuesday night...
Blackman signs with UCA (02/03/16)
Blytheville Courier News GOSNELL-After racking up video game-like statistics in 2015, Gosnell's Carlos Blackman, will take his talents to the next level next season. The All-state running back signed a letter of intent, Wednesday, to play football at the University of Central Arkansas next Fall...
Good FT shooting propels Pirates past Highland (01/29/16)
HIGHLAND -- The Gosnell Pirates remained in second place in the 3-4A conference after knocking off host Highland, 58-50, Friday night. The Pirates trailed 14-10 at the end of the first period and 24-22 at halftime. However, Gosnell bounced back in the third quarter, outscoring Highland 17-10 in the period to hold a 39-34 advantage going into the final frame...
Youth baseball, softball sign-ups Feb. 13-18 (01/29/16)
Registration for the 2016 Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters (BBSB) Cal Ripken baseball and ASA softball will begin Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Greater Blytheville Chamber of Commerce building. Registration will take place on the Saturday the 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Chicks fall to No. 2 Forrest City; Lady Chicks get first league win (01/29/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The Blytheville Chickasaws and Lady Chickasaws split a double-header with Forrest City as the Lady Chicks picked up their first 5A-East win with a 50-43 victory over the Forrest City Lady Mustangs. In the final game of the night, the No. 2 ranked team in the 5A, Mustangs, had too much fire power for the Chicks running away with an 87-67 win...
Lady Tigers beat KIPP, lose to Maynard (01/28/16)
Blytheville Courier News ARMOREL-The Armorel Lady Tigers defeated the KIPP Blytheville Thunder, 63-13, Tuesday night. Armorel led 27-1 after one period, 44-6 at halftime and 52-8 heading into the fourth period. Rachel McKuin led the Lady Tigers with 15 points, Ayrielle Appleton chipped in 13 points and Jenna Barnard added 10 points...
Chicks lose to GCT on last second FT (01/28/16)
Blytheville Courier News GREENE CO.-A week after pulling out a one point victory over the Nettleton Raiders at the free throw line, the Blytheville Chickasaws fell victim to a last second free throw as rival, Greene County Tech, pulled out a 54-53 victory Tuesday night...
Pirates, Lady Pirates pick up wins (01/28/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News GOSNELL-The Gosnell Pirates gave a huge home crowd plenty to cheer about Tuesday night as both the Pirates and Lady Pirates cruised to double-digit victories over 3-4A opponents. The Pirates knocked off Brookland, 54-40 after the Lady Pirates disposed of the Highland Lady Rebels, 53-37. The Lady Pirates were playing a game rescheduled after the last week's winter weather disrupted local basketball schedules...
Clark signs with Central Baptist (01/26/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News ARMOREL-Armorel's Layton Clark's years of dedication to the golf course are continuing to pay dividends as the current 1A state golf champion signed a letter of intent to attend Central Baptist College in Conway on a golf scholarship...
Pirates outlast Cavemen (01/26/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News GOSNELL-Another night, another game down to the wire for the Gosnell Pirates. The Pirates hosted the Cave City Cavement, on a rare Saturday night game at the Gosnell Physical Education Center. The Pirates scored the final nine points of the game to pull away with a 68-60 victory...
Winter storm rearranges area hoops schedule (01/22/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News Area basketball teams were forced to reschedule Thursday and Friday night basketball games this week because of the Winter storm that blasted the area Thursday night. Gosnell will host Cave City Saturday night at the Gosnell Physical Education Center. Tip off begins at 4 p.m. with junior girls followed by senior girls, junior boys and senior boys...
Gosnell falls to Westside again (01/20/16)
Blytheville Courier News JONESBORO-The Gosnell Pirates fell to the Westside Warriors, 73-59, Tuesday night. Gosnell led 20-17 after one period before trailing 37-31 at halftime and 49-47 heading into the fourth. Westside outscored the Pirates, 24-12, to pull away in the fourth...
Kelly's late free throw lifts Blytheville (01/20/16)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News JONESBORO-The Blytheville Chickasaws went a long way in saving their season Tuesday night with a one point, 43-42, win over Nettleton and they did it from the most unlikely of places; the free throw line. Issac Kelly's free throw with 3.3 seconds left gave the Chicks their one point win and their first win in the 5A-East this season...
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