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Friday, Sep. 4, 2015
Brady wins appeal, suspension overturned (09/03/15)
LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. ...
Great Fitzini's prep picks (09/03/15)
It is I, The Great Fitzini, The Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, back for another season of predicting the outcomes of the local prep football games. By reading the following, you will know the outcome of each and every game before kickoff. ...
Chicks open the season at Osceola (09/03/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News If it's opening week in the high school football season, that means one thing around this area; Blytheville vs. Osceola. The two longtime rivals square off to open the 2015 season Friday night at Osceola. While it's a non-conference matchup in September, the two teams usually are ready to go as if it determines a playoff spot in November...
Only three more sleeps till football season (09/01/15)
Only three more sleeps until football season. It's hard to believe the high school football season is already upon us. It seems like yesterday Mark Brasfield and I were working on the 2015 baseball tab and now we're selling the 2015 Missco Football magazine. Which, by the way, if you haven't already gotten one, is on sale now for just $1 at the Courier News office...
Local golfers having success (08/29/15)
Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-Gosnell's Chad Wright and Armorel's Emma Haskins finished at the top of their respective leaderboards Thursday in high school golf at Thunder Bayou. Wright shot a 40 to finish one stroke ahead of Armorel's Leyton Clark to take the top spot on the boys side. Haskins finished with a 45 to lead the girls. It was her second first place finish in a row...
Pirates getting ready for season opener (08/29/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The Gosnell Pirates traveled to Marion Tuesday night to take on the 7A Patriots in the annual AAA benefit game. Both teams played their first string players for an entire half with Marion coming out on top, 20-16 after 24 minutes...
Chicks host benefit game (08/27/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News BLYTHEVILLE-The Blytheville Chickasaws unofficially kicked off the 2015 football season Tuesday night with their annual AAA Benefit Game scrimmage. The Chicks hosted the 3-4A defending co-champions, Pocahontas Redskins, at Haley Field with the proceeds going to the AAA catastrophic injury insurance program...
AAA Benefit games Tuesday (08/24/15)
Blytheville Courier News Football season is almost here. Blytheville and Gosnell will play in their annuall AAA Benefit Games Tuesday night. The Chicks will host the Pocahontas Redskins at Haley Field. The junior high will kickoff at 5:30 p.m. followed by the senior high...
AAA announces conference realignment (08/24/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News The Arkansas Activities Association released a new redistricting plan that is tentatively to begin in 2016. According to the layout, classifications will be combined to 5A/6A, 3A/4A and 1A/2A. This will only pertain to basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and baseball. Football and track conferences and districts will not be changed...
Last chance for Fall Ball signups Saturday (08/20/15)
Blytheville Courier News The Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters will hold their final registration for the upcoming Fall Ball season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 22 1 p.m. All players, ages 7-12 as of April 30, 2016 will be eligible to participate. Registration fee is $75...
Tigers take 2nd at Manila golf tournament (08/20/15)
Blytheville Courier News MANILA-The Armorel Tiger golf club opened the 2015 season in a four-team tournament Monday at Manila. The boys finished second behind tournament winner, Buffalo Island Central, ahead of Manila and Riverside. Senior, Layton Clark, shot a 38 to finish third overall. Jonathan Willard (50), Jared Wyatt (51) and Peyton Winberry (53) rounded out the scoring for the Tigers...
Blytheville coaching legend dies at 87 (08/17/15)
By AARON FITZPATRICK Blytheville Courier News Former Blytheville Chickasaw and Blytheville Cason American Legion coach, Dwight Williams passed away Monday at the age of 87. Reaction poured in Monday afternoon as word spread about Williams passing. Williams began his coaching career at Beech Grove that consolidated into Greene County Tech. ...
Fall Ball Signups Saturday (08/11/15)
Blytheville Courier News The Blytheville Baseball Softball Boosters will hold registration for the upcoming Fall Ball season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 15 at the Blytheville Youth Sportsplex meeting room. A second registration will be from 10 to Noon Saturday, August 22 will evaluations following at 1 p.m...
Chickasaw Meet and Greet (08/07/15)
Blytheville Courier News Blytheville athletic department is hosting their annual Meet and Greet at 6 p.m., Monday, August 17 at Chickasaw Gym. Student athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend. Coaches from all sports and athletic activities will be on hand to talk with parents and athletes and answer any questions about the upcoming seasons...
Chickasaw Benefit Game (08/07/15)
Blytheville Courier News The Blytheville Chickasaws will host the Pocahontas Redskins Tuesday, August 25 in their annual Arkansas Activities Association benefit game. The scrimmage will begin at 5 p.m. with the junior high squads followed by a junior varsity game and concluding with a senior high scrimmage...
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