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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Chicks close regular season in style on Senior Night (02/18/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws improved their record to 14-12 overall and 8-9 in 5A/6A-East Conference, after a big, 72-43, win on Senior Night against the 6A Marion Patriots. The Patriots defeated the Chickasaws on Dec. 6 at Marion, 47-45. "I feel like the effort was there and, as the game went on, it got stronger and stronger," said Blytheville head coach McKenzie Pierce. "We rebounded the ball pretty well."...
Pirates end season with loss in District tourney opener (02/17/17)
POCAHONTAS -- The Gosnell Pirates' season came to an end on Tuesday night with a, 60-58, loss to the Trumann Wildcats in the first round of the 3-4A District tournament. The Wildcats led, 33-24, at the midway point. The Pirates had the ball with 5.9 seconds left to go to win or tie the ball game. Instead senior Tramaine Anderson lost the ball out of bounds and the Widcats came away with a, 60-58, win...
Chicks' Clark signs with Garden City (02/17/17)
After flirting with a 2,000-yard season in his junior campaign, Blytheville Chickasaw senior DeMekko Clark hit the ground running in his senior year to surpass the 2,000-yard mark by 111 yards and led the whole state in rushing yards with 2,111. On Thursday afternoon, Clark signed a letter of intent to play with the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association's national champion, the Garden City Community College Broncbusters from Garden City, Kansas. ...
Chickasaws lose to No. 14 JHS (02/14/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws dropped a 69-37 decision to host and nationally No. 14 ranked Jonesboro on Tuesday night. Blytheville (14-12, 8-9 5A/6A-East) trailed 38-23 at halftime. Tony Newmy and Tydarius Pople led BHS with eight points each. In the senior girls game, the Lady Chicks dropped a 62-38 decision to Jonesboro...
Gosnell Boys and Girls both fall to Osceola (02/10/17)
OSCEOLA-- The Osceola Seminoles defeated the Gosnell Pirates, 83-65, Friday night in a 3A/4A combined conference match-up. The Seminoles led, 24-11, after one quarter and stretched their lead to 38-20 by halftime. Gosnell closed the gap to within five points, 46-41, with only four minutes left in third period before the Seminoles went on a 15-0 run during the next three minutes. As a result, the over the Pirates never got closer than 16 points the rest of the way...
Chicks, Lady Chicks defeat the FC Mustangs (02/10/17)
BLYTHEVILLE - The Blytheville Chickasaws defeated the Forrest City Mustangs, 74-47, on Friday night in a 5A East conference matchup. The Chicks led the Mustangs,17-15 after the first quarter of play. The Chicks stretched its lead when at 3:24 left in the first half, Chickasaw senior guard A.J. Love threw down a dunk that forced Forest City to call a timeout in an attempt to slow down the momentum. The Chicks led at that point, 31-22...
Both Tigers and Lady Tigers fall to Cougars (02/10/17)
ARMOREL-- The Armorel Tigers were defeated, 76-59, by the Izard County Consolidated Cougars on Friday night in a 1A matchup between the two schools. The Cougars were led by Taylor Reynolds with a game-high 28 points. Junior center, Monroe Carr, led the Tigers with 16 points, five assists, four rebounds and three blocks. Tigers senior Seth Wyatt also chipped in 14 points and five assists and senior Logan Blankenship added 13 points as well...
Junior Pirates win thriller; advance to District championship game (02/09/17)
CAVE CITY -- The Gosnell Junior Pirates advanced to the 3-4A District Tournament championship game on Thursday night with a 50-48 win over Westside. With the game tied 48-48, Brayden Burcham swiped a steal, tossed it ahead to Rashon Gates for the go-ahead layup with four seconds left...
Blytheville's Smith signs with UAM (02/08/17)
On Monday, Blytheville Chickasaws senior all-state two-way player, Malik Smith, signed his letter of intent to play for Coach Hud Jackson's University of Arkansas-Monticello Boelweevils in the fall of 2017. Smith also has been a recipient of the All-CN team two-time, all-conference, and is a three-year letterman for coach Ben Fisher...
Manila beats Pirates, Lady Pirates (02/07/17)
MANILA -- The Gosnell Pirates failed to beat the Manila Lions in a 60-42 3A/4A-3 conference contest Tuesday night. The Pirates trailed the Lions by 10 early in the second quarter, but would come back to trail by one, 23-22, at the half. Pirate senior Tabari Herron knocked down a three coming out of half to give the Pirates their first lead, 25-23, since the beginning of the game...
Jr. Pirates make 3-4A semifinal (02/07/17)
CAVE CITY -- The top-seeded Gosnell Junior Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the 3-4A District Tournament, Monday night, with a 52-29 win over Trumann. The Pirates (21-4) led at the end of each break. They were up 13-6 at the end of the first quarter, 31-14 at halftime and 38-21 going into the final period...
Chicks fall to Nettleton in OT (02/07/17)
JONESBORO -- The Blytheville Chickasaws lost a heartbreaker to Nettleton, 48-45, in overtime on Tuesday night. The Raiders outscored the Chicks, 6-3m in the extra frame. Tony Newmy scored 12 in the loss for the Chicks. Blytheville hosts Forrest City on Friday night...
Junior Pirates record 20th win (02/03/17)
JONESBORO -- The Gosnell Junior Pirates capped a 20-win regular season with a 48-30 victory over host Westside, Friday night. The Junior Pirates are now 20-4 overall and finished 12-2 in conference play. They will take the top seed into next week's District Tournament...
Chicks pull away from Wynne (02/03/17)
The Blytheville Chickasaws went on a 17-4 run in the final four minutes of Friday night's 5A/6A-East conference game with Wynne, completing a season sweep of the Yellowjackets, 58-47, at Chickasaw Gym. Blytheville's Josh Richardson scored 14 of his game-high 20 in the second half, as the Chicks pulled away late...
Pirates fall to Westside (02/03/17)
JONESBORO -- The Gosnell Pirates dropped a 63-44 decision to Westside, Friday night. The Pirates fell behind 14-4 in the first quarter and 32-17 at halftime. They outscored Westside 18-17 in the third quarter. Tramaine Anderson led Gosnell with 11 points, while Rodale Jones added 10...
Carr's double-double leads Armorel over Maynard (02/03/17)
ARMOREL -- The Armorel Tigers defeated the Maynard Tigers, 60-33, in a 1A/2A-East conference contest on the AHS Senior Night, Friday night. The Armorel Tigers were led by junior standout Monroe Carr who finished off the night with a big double-double night in which he had game-high 20 points and collected 20 rebounds...
Tigers, Lady Tigers fall to EPC (01/31/17)
ARMOREL-- The Armorel Tigers kept it close, only trailing by two at the half, but the East Poinsett County Warriors outscored the Tigers, 37-26, in the second half to win 66-53 on Tuesday night. Leading the way for the Warriors in the victory was J.Sebian Brown with 20 points. Xzavier Reed also chipped in 14 points for the Warriors...
Chickasaws sweep GCT (01/31/17)
PARAGOULD -- The Blytheville Chickasaws snapped a four-game skid and completed a season sweep of Greene County Tech Tuesday night, topping their 5A/6A rival, 58-50. Josh Richardson had a big game for the Chicks (12-10, 6-7 5A/6A-East), pouring in 25 points, including a sizzling 10 of 12 at the free throw line...
Tigers beat Delta C-7 (01/31/17)
ARMOREL-- The Armorel Tigers defeated the Delta C-7 Chargers, 67-50, on Monday night. Coach Gary Burnside's Tigers were playing without senior guard Seth Wyatt, who has a sprained ankle. The Tigers jumped out to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter. Tiger junior center Monroe Carr contributed seven points in the first quarter with a big three coming with 4:20 left in the first to spark a 6-2 run to end the quarter...
Jr. Pirates beat Rivercrest (01/27/17)
The Gosnell Junior Pirates defeated Rivercrest, 51-30, Friday night. The host Junior Pirates (19-4, 11-2 conference) led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter, 24-10 at halftime and 37-22 after three quarters. Leading scorers were Jydarian Young with 16 pts. (3 3-pointers), Caleb Brown 13 (3 3-pointers), and Jordan Lewis and Rashin Gates both with 6 points. They play at Jonesboro Westside next Friday. The 7th grade Pirates also won their game Friday night, 35-27. Travell Anderson had 15 points and Daniel Sullivan 10 points in the win.
Chicks lose heartbreaker to Blue Devils (01/27/17)
Blytheville's AJ Love misfired on a potential game-tying three-pointer in the closing seconds, and the Chickasaws lost a heartbreaker to 5A/6A-East conference rival West Memphis, 50-45, Friday night in front of a large crowd at Chickasaw Gym. After the miss, West Memphis' Kelsey Hubbard scored in transition to set the final margin and hand the Chicks their fourth straight defeat...
Pirates beat Colts on Sr. Night (01/27/17)
GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Pirates edged out county rival, the Rivercrest Colts, Friday on Senior Night, 66-59. The Pirates trailed, 21-17, at the end of the first and, 38-34, at the half. However, the Pirates would outscore the Colts, 15-7, in the third quarter to lead, 49-45, going into the fourth quarter...
Local gymnasts successful at SEMO meet (01/25/17)
The Wright Gym Classics competed in its fourth meet of the season on Saturday, participating in the SEMO Classic held at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. The local gymnasts also had an opportunity to watch a college meet between SEMO and Lindenwood University on Friday night...
Lady Pirates beat Senath; come up short against BHS (01/24/17)
BROOKLAND-- The Gosnell Lady Pirates come up short to the Brookland Lady Bearcats, 56-53, on Monday night. Leading the way for the Lady Bearcats was Kalifa Ford with 14 points. The Lady Pirates were led by junior Z'Kiah Kuykendall with 19 points. Also contributing for the Lady Pirates was junior Emma Weeks with 14 points, sophomore Kaylee Miller with 12 points and senior Kourtney Riggs with 10 points...
Pirates rally in fourth for win (01/24/17)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Pirates played back-to-back conference games Monday and Tuesday, when they hosted Manila and Brookland. The Pirates rallied for a 57-56 win over Brookland, Tuesday night, a day after falling to Manila, 83-71, on Monday. After a rough past month for Jimmy Porter's Gosnell Pirates, the team trailed for almost the whole game. ...
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