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Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
Gosnell sports

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...
Gosnell putting in synthetic football field, track (05/29/15)
At its regular meeting Thursday, the Gosnell School Board approved bids totaling $949,142 for the district's new synthetic turf football field and track project.
Successful spring for several local seniors (05/25/15)
Armorel's 10-0 defeat of Taylor in the 1A state championship game Friday afternoon at Baum Stadium capped a incredibly successful spring season. Not just for the Tigers but for all three area schools and especially their seniors.
Regional tourneys begin Friday (05/04/15)
Baseball and softball regional tournaments begin Thursday.
Pirates win pair in Missouri (05/04/15)
The Gosnell Pirates won a pair of games over Missouri teams in Malden, Missouri, over the weekend. They defeated Malden, 11-1, in five innings and played 14 innings to beat Bernie, Missouri, 4-3.
Gosnell falls to West Memphis in Jonesboro tourney (03/30/15)
The Gosnell Pirates dropped an 11-1 decision to West Memphis Saturday in the Jonesboro Extra Innings Classic.
Armorel tops Gosnell to win Cotton Patch Classic (03/30/15)
The Armorel Lady Tigers captured the Cotton Patch Classic Softball Tournament crown Saturday with wins over Piggott and Gosnell.
Gosnell tops Manila to open season 1-0 (03/16/15)
The Gosnell Pirates opened the year on a high note thanks to an 11-1 win over the Manila Lions Monday night.
Pirates top defending state champs (01/19/15)
After struggling through the first five games of the conference 3-4A season, the Gosnell Pirates made a huge statement Monday night with a 42-38 win over the defending 4A state champion Brookland Bearcats at the Gosnell Physical Education Building.
Sportsplex is ideal venue for state tournaments (01/20/15)
The Gosnell and Armorel School Districts deserve credit for going after and getting two of the four state baseball/softball tournaments that they bid on last week in Little Rock.
Rocky start to conference play for Pirates (01/05/15)
The Gosnell Pirates got off to a rocky start in the 3-4A conference season, falling to the Cave City Cavemen, 60-54, Monday night at the Gosnell Physical Education Building.
Pirates advance to semifinals of tourney (12/08/14)
The Gosnell Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Gerald Jennings Tournament thanks to a 49-42 opening round win over the Marked Tree Indians.
Gosnell's Camp signs to play for Williams Baptist (10/29/14)
The accomplishments and accolades continue to pile up for Gosnell's Will Camp.
Local football teams off to best collective start since '08 (09/15/14)
Prep football is in its second week and there is plenty to be excited about around this end of the county.
Gosnell falls to Kennett in tourney opener (04/19/14)
The Gosnell Pirates opened the Dyersburg, Tenn., tournament with an 11-8 loss to Kennett, Mo., Friday night.
Pirates bounce back with win over Cave City (01/25/14)
The Gosnell Pirates bounced back from Tuesday night's loss to Westside with a 62-51 win over the Cave City Cavemen Friday night in front of a spirited crowd at the Gosnell Physical Education Center.
Gosnell falls to Cave City (01/03/14)
The Gosnell Pirates returned to action Thursday night by traveling to Cave City to take on the Cave Men in a 3-4A contest. Cave City led by as much as 25 points before winning, 64-53.
Pirates come up inches short in 4A playoffs (11/23/13)
Two weeks after winning the 3-4A conference championship on a goal-line stand against Valley View, the Gosnell Pirates found themselves on the opposite side of the ball in the same situation Friday night in their 2nd round 4A state playoff game against the Star City Bulldogs.
Junior Pirates crush Cavemen (09/27/13)
The Gosnell Junior Pirates remain undefeated in 2013 after a convincing, 34-14 win over Cave City Thursday night at J.W. Rea Field.
Pirates look unbeatable against Cavemen (04/06/13)
There have been times this season where the Gosnell Pirates have looked unbeatable, and there have been times where they have struggled. Friday afternoon was one of those "unbeatable" times.
Local baseball, softball teams reach midway point (03/31/13)
Baseball and softball seasons are at their midway point for local teams. Here is a look at this week's action throughout the Blytheville area:
Houwen leads Lady Pirates over Lady Tigers (03/09/13)
Gosnell Lady Pirate pitcher Christen Houwen struck out six and went 2-4 including a two-run homer, to lead the Lady Pirates over the Armorel Lady Tigers, 8-6, Friday afternoon.
Gosnell rolls past Highland (01/26/13)
The Gosnell Pirates keep on rolling. Three nights after handing the first place Brookland Bearcats their first conference loss of the year, the Pirates returned home and disposed of the Highland Rebels, 67-51.
Pirates top Valley View on the road (01/04/13)
The Gosnell Pirates opened the new year with an impressive 61-54 road victory against the Valley View Blazers Thursday night at Blazer Gym.
Pirates get fresh start as they begin league play at Brookland (09/20/12)
The Gosnell Pirates get a fresh start Friday night as the second season begins in Bearcat country. The Pirates open 3-4A conference play with league newcomer and host Brookland at 7 p.m. While Gosnell enters 0-3 and Brookland is 2-0, the only number that matters at this point is their 0-0 conference marks...
Blount: Stability on the sideline (09/08/12)
Much has been made about the abundance of coaching changes in Mississippi County over the past few years. Each end of the county has seen changes in nearly every sport, and this past spring saw even more turnover, with three changes at Blytheville and two at Gosnell.
Gary Moody era begins Friday night as Pirates host 5A FC Mustangs (08/30/12)
The Pirates are ready to hit someone in a different jersey. With no scrimmage this year, Gosnell's first opportunity to see live action is Friday night, when the rebuilding Pirates host future Arkansas Razorback Tevin Beanum and the Forrest City Mustangs...
Moody looking to keep Pirates in contention (08/12/12)
New Gosnell Head Football Coach Gary Moody is ready to take on the challenge of keeping the Gosnell Pirates contending for the 3-4A crown.
Pirates rout Paragould, 12-2 (04/25/12)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Pirates bounced back from a disappointing loss last Friday to the Westside Warriors and trounced the 5A Paragould Rams, 12-2, in three innings Tuesday afternoon at home. The Pirates pounded out eight hits in three innings in a tune-up for the 3-4A district tournament beginning Friday night in Pocahontas...
Gosnell tops Pocohontas behind freshman Camp (04/18/12)
The Gosnell Pirates won their fifth consecutive 3-4A conference game in a row with a 6-0 decison over the Pocahontas Redskins Tuesday night at Pocahontas.
Pirates split with Trumann (03/28/12)
TRUMANN -- The Gosnell Pirates traveled to Trumann to take on the Wildcats in a key 3-4A conference double-header matchup Tuesday night and came away with a split, dropping the opener, 4-1, but winning the nightcap, 6-4. GAME ONE Trumann 4, Gosnell 1...
Pirates beat OCC; fall to Raiders (03/27/12)
JONESBORO -- The host Nettleton Raiders scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to post a 6-5 win over the Gosnell Pirates Monday night. Gosnell scored two in the top of the third and three in the fifth to take the lead. The Raiders scored a run in each of the first, third and fifth innings before winning the game in the bottom of the seventh. Starting pitcher, Ricky Gable allowed three runs over six innings for the Pirates...
Brookland sweeps Gosnell (03/14/12)
GOSNELL --Tuesday was a rough night all the way around for the Gosnell Pirates. The Brookland Bearcat baseball and softball teams both posted two-game sweeps over Gosnell. The Pirate baseball team lost 5-2 and 6-3 while the Lady Pirate softball team lost 8-1 and 4-3...
Gable shuts down Devils (03/13/12)
GOSNELL -- The host Gosnell Pirates improved to 3-1 on the year after a 10-1 win over West Memphis Monday afternoon. Sophomore Ricky Gable allowed just one earned run while scattering four hits and striking out 10 in a complete game effort. "Ricky (Gable) did a great job on the mound today," said Pirate head coach Bret Jackson. ...
Pirates get off to good start (03/02/12)
GOSNELL -- Gosnell Pirate head coach Bret Jackson couldn't have asked for a better start to the 2012 baseball season. On an unusually picture perfect March afternoon at Gosnell, his Pirate squad's performance was almost as perfect in a 10-0 shutout of the Piggott Mohawks in six innings...
Gosnell teams end season with losses in 3-4A District Tournament (02/15/12)
JONESBORO -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates season ended Tuesday night after a 51-44 loss to the Trumann Lady Wildcats in the opening round of the 3-4A district tournament at Westside's Warrior Gym. Trumann led 14-6 after the first period and 19-17 at halftime before Gosnell outscored them, 22-14, in the third to take a 39-33 lead heading into the fourth. Trumann outscored the Lady Pirates, 19-7 in the final frame to take get the win...
Junior Pirates knock off second-seeded Westside (02/07/12)
GOSNELL -- The 7th seeded Gosnell Junior Pirates knocked off the 2nd seeded Westside Warriors in the 3-4A Junior High District Tournament, 45-41, Monday night at Gosnell Gym. Gosnell held off a 20-point performance from Westside's Zac Preston to advance to the semifinal round against Osceola Thursday night who defeated Trumann...
Pirates jockey for position in district tourney (02/03/12)
"Senior Night" festivities will follow the junior high game followed by the senior high contest. The Pirates (14-9, 6-6 3-4A) are currently in 6th place in the 3-4A with two games to play. The Pirates can finish as high as fourth or as low as sixth. A win tonight will go along way for the fourth spot in the district tournament with a game at Trumann on Tuesday to close out league play...
Lady Pirates win double-overtime thriller over Valley View (02/03/12)
GOSNELL -- With 1:55 to play in the first half Thursday night, the Valley View Lady Blazers led by 17 over the Gosnell Lady Pirates. Gosnell scored the last six points of the half, thanks to back-to-back three-pointers from Shanice McClain and Deneisha McBride, and took that momentum into the third period. Eventually, the Lady Pirates erased the deficit and finally pulled out a thrilling, 59-57, double-overtime win over the second place team in the 3-4A...
Pirates rally past Brookland (01/25/12)
Brookland led the entire game and by as many as 12 in the third period before the Pirates made their comeback. Howe led the Pirates with 30 points and McKinney added 24. GHS improves to 5-4 in the 3-4A and heads to Highland Friday night...
Seminoles zap Pirate energy in rout (01/21/12)
You could almost feel the electricity in the building Friday night as the Gosnell Pirates and Osceola Seminoles prepared for their second matchup of the season at Gosnell Gym.
Lady Pirates easily handle OHS (01/20/12)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the end of one period and never looked back on their way to a 51-38 win over the Osceola Lady Seminoles Thursday night in their final scheduled game of the season at Pirate Gym. The Lady Pirates (7-9, 4-5) pitched a near shutout in the first period holding Osceola scoreless for the first 7:48 of the period...
Lady Pirates easily handle OHS (01/20/12)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the end of one period and never looked back on their way to a 51-38 win over the Osceola Lady Seminoles Thursday night in their final scheduled game of the season at Pirate Gym. The Lady Pirates (7-9, 4-5) pitched a near shutout in the first period holding Osceola scoreless for the first 7:48 of the period...
Howe's 38 power Pirates past Wildcats, 96-91, in 2OT (01/13/12)
GOSNELL -- Thirty two minutes and four periods of basketball was not enough time for the Gosnell Pirates and Trumann Wildcats to determine a winner Thursday night as the two teams were knotted at 71 a piece at the end of regulation. Two overtime periods later, the Pirates emerged victorious with a 96-91 win much to the delight of the Gosnell crowd...
Valley View powers past Gosnell in fourth quarter (01/06/12)
For three periods Thursday night, the Gosnell Pirates held 3-4A rival, Valley View in check and led 44-37. However, the Blazers outscored the Pirates, 21-10, in the fourth period and pulled out a 58-54 win at Gosnell Gym.
Pirates rout Highland in return to court (01/03/12)
GOSNELL--The Gosnell Pirates rang in the new year with a 71-58 win over 3-4A foe, Highland, Monday night at Pirate Gym. Behind a swarming defense that put full-court pressure on the visiting Rebels, the Pirates forced 28 turnovers (14 in each half) and kept Highland from getting many good looks at the basket...
Pirates pound Wildcats (12/13/11)
CLARKTON, Mo -- The Gosnell Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Clarkton Invitational Tournament after trouncing the Cooter Wildcats, 69-38, Monday night at Clarkton. The Wildcats held a brief, 3-2, advantage with just over 5:00 to play in the first period. That lead was short-lived as the Pirates ran off 19 in a row and led 21-6 at the end of one. Gosnell forced six turnovers during that stretch which led to easy baskets at the other end...
Pirates take second seed into tournament (12/12/11)
Gosnell will take the second seed into today's Clarkton Holilday Tournament. The Risco Tigers, who are currently undefeated and won the Bernie Invitational Tournament for the first time in 37 years the opening week of the season, have received the No. 1 seed in the Clarkton Holiday Tournament...
Pirates fall to Caruthersville (12/06/11)
GIDEON -- For the second straight year, the Caruthersville Tigers boys Basketball Team opened their season with a tournament victory. Last Saturday night, the top-seeded Tigers won the Bulldog Classic in Gideon by beating the second seeded Gosnell Pirates in the finals 69-55...
Lady Pirates advance to Jennings semifinals (12/01/11)
JONESBORO --The Gosnell Lady Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament Wednesday night courtesy of a 47-40 win over the Riverside Lady Rebels at Valley View High School. Shanice McClain was one rebound short of a double-double after scoring a team- high 14 points and grabbing nine boards in the win. Center Brittany Taylor scored 13 points, Zena Bowman added seven and Layne King chipped in six...
Pirates edge OHS, 75-71 (11/29/11)
OSCEOLA -- The Gosnell Pirates picked up their second victory of the young 3-4A conference season in a 75-71 win over county rival, Osceola, Monday night at Osceola. Osceola's Taylon Miller's game-high 28 points was nearly matched by Gosnell's Darrian McKinney who dropped in 26 to lead the Pirates (4-2, 2-1)...
Howe plays pivotal role for Pirates (11/23/11)
Every basketball coach needs production from their guards to be successful. For Gosnell Pirate head coach Len Whitehead, he's lucky enough to have two starting guards with the ability to produce night in and night out. Along with senior Darrien McKinney, junior Tre Howe has given Coach Whitehead a guard who can control the game at any tempo...
Lady Pirates top Manila, 60-46 (11/22/11)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates picked up their third win of the season thanks to a 60-46 win over county rival, Manila, Monday night at Gosnell. Neither offense got out to a very quick start. Shanice McClain hit a free throw with 5:50 left in the first period for the first score of the game and Devin Burrorws finally got the Lady Lions on the board with a three pointer at the 3:30 mark...
Pirates play with Westside, but fall 59-52 (11/19/11)
The Gosnell Pirates went toe-to-toe with two-time defending 4A state champion Westside Friday night, showing they can play with the Hunter Mickelson-less Warriors.
Lady Pirates open 3-4A with win (11/16/11)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates kicked off the 3-4A season with a 61-47 win over the Westside Lady Warriors Tuesday night at home. "They came back to the bench and I told the kids, 'You're going to have to step up,'" said Lady Pirate head coach Jenna Weeks. "What we've asked of you in practice, here's your chance. This is it."...
Pirates open playoffs at Malvern (11/10/11)
The Gosnell Pirates begin the 4A state playoffs with a trip to Malvern to take on the Leopards. Malvern finished the regular season with an 8-2 mark and 6-1 in the tough 7-4A. The Leopards' two losses came against 5A Lakeside and league rival, Pulaski Academy. Pulaski Academy is currently ranked number one in the 4A in most polls and a big favorite to run the table and win the state title this year...
Pirates blend experience, young talent (11/05/11)
The Gosnell Pirates take on the Nettleton Raiders Tuesday night at Gosnell in a AAA benefit game to open the 2011-12 season. This year, head coach Len Whitehead's team has a good mix of experience and youthful talent to compete in a wide opened 3-4A conference...
Gosnell's Royster sets school rushing record in win over VV (11/04/11)
GOSNELL -- With 4:21 left in the first quarter, Thursday night, the Gosnell Pirates were in a deep hole trailing 21-6 to the visiting Valley View Blazers after a 23-yard touchdown run by Blazer running back, Jaeger Sullins-his second of the game. Valley View quarterback, Timmy Merten, had already racked up 145 rushing yards including a 70-yard touchdown run on the second play of the game as the Blazer offense appeared unstoppable and well on their way to breaking a three-game losing streak to the Pirates.. ...
Pirates to start freshman QB against Valley View (11/02/11)
The Gosnell Pirates wrap up the 2011 regular season Thursday night against the Valley View Blazers at J.W. Rea Field. The Pirates are coming off a 35-13 win over the Westside Warriors. After the game, head coach Brian Sims was critical of his team's lack of enthusiasm during the game. That was something he hoped to remedy this week in practice...
Pirates try for a share of second place in wild 3-4A (11/01/11)
The 3-4A wraps up a wild and unpredictable season Thursday night. While stranger things have happened, unless Highland gets tripped up at struggling Trumann and Pocahontas loses to one-win Westside, the playoff seeding, from one through three, are set with Highland on top followed by Pocahontas and idle Osceola in third...
Pirates defeat Westside, 35-13 (10/29/11)
JONESBORO -- It wasn't the prettiest game but the Gosnell Pirates took care of business Friday night with a 35-13, road win over the Westside Warriors. "I think that's the first time since I've been here (Gosnell) that we haven't forced the 'Mercy Clock' on them (Westside)," said Pirates head coach Brian Sims. Sims was referring to the state rule that calls for a continuous moving clock if a team is leading by 35 or more points in the second half of a game...
Pirates travel to Westside (10/27/11)
The Gosnell Pirates look to get back on the winning track this Friday night as they head to Jonesboro to take on the Westside Warriors. The Pirates are trying to recover from a disheartening 42-28 home loss to the Pocahontas Redskins last Friday. "We have to beat Westside," said Pirate head coach Brian Sims. "It's as simple as that."...
Redskins trip up Pirates (10/22/11)
GOSNELL -- The 3-4A continued its wild and unpredictable season Friday night as the Pocahontas Redskins defeated the Gosnell Pirates, 42-28 at J.W. Rea Field. A Redskin victory seemed unlikely before the game, but anyone who witnessed Friday's contest knows that it wasn't a fluke...
Jr. Pirates pound Westside (10/21/11)
GOSNELL-- The Gosnell Junior Pirates made quick work of the Westside Junior Warriors in a 36-14 win Thursday night at J.W. Rea Field -- their final home game of the year. The Pirates (6-1, 4-1) scored all 36 points and collected 292 yards of total offense in the first 16 minutes of play, invoking the mercy clock for the entire second half...
No comeback this time: Pirates hand Highland first loss (10/15/11)
"It was the same score at half time last year," said Pirate head coach Brian Sims. "We came out last year and we weren't focused. This year, we were focused and we took care of our business." The Pirates (5-2, 2-1) began taking care of business right from the opening kickoff recovering two Highland fumbles on pooch-kicks. Gosnell scored off of both turnovers and led 14-0 before the Rebels (5-1, 2-1) and talented junior quarterback, Sterling Stowers, ran a play from scrimmage...
Pirates host Rebels on homecoming, hope to avenge loss (10/13/11)
The Gosnell Pirates look to make it two in a row over 3-4A opponents as the Highland Rebels travel to town Friday night for homecoming. The Pirates (4-2, 1-1) are coming off of their most lopsided victory of the season after a 62-6 blowout over the Trumann Wildcats...
Pirates crush Wildcats, 62-6 (10/08/11)
TRUMANN--One week after suffering a bitter defeat at the hands of Osceola, the Gosnell Pirates took out their frustration on a depleted Trumann Wildcat team with a more than convincing, 62-6, win. "Last week really left a bad taste in our mouth," said Pirate head coach Brian Sims...
Pirates travel to Trumann (10/06/11)
The Gosnell Pirates will try to get back on the winning track this week as they head to Trumann to take on the Wildcats.
Seminoles surprise Pirates, 30-18 (10/01/11)
OSCEOLA--Momentum is a funny thing. When you have it, you never want to give it up. When you don't have it, you do whatever it takes to get it. Twice, Friday night, the Gosnell Pirates had all of the momentum against the Osceola Seminoles and twice, the Seminoles took it from the Pirates. The second time, Osceola refused to give it back in a stunning, 30-18 win over the Pirates at Seminole Stadium...
Pirates top Poplar Bluff in nonconference finale (09/24/11)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Pirates were getting nowhere with their spread offense so Gosnell battened down the hatches early Friday night. Donyell Scott put the Pirates ahead for good with a 54-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Farontae Royster scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth as Gosnell held off Poplar Bluff 43-32 using its double-wing set...
Pirates look for third straight win as they wrap up their nonconference slate at PB (09/22/11)
The Gosnell Pirates look to make it three wins in a row Friday night as they head to Poplar Bluff, Mo. to take on the Poplar Bluff Mules. The Pirates (2-1) are coming off an impressive, 21-7, over defending 3A state champion Rivercrest Colts. The win snapped the Colts' 17- game winning streak...
Jr. Pirates move to 3-0 with win at Brookland (09/16/11)
BROOKLAND -- The Gosnell Junior Pirates improved to 3-0 on the season after a 44-28 win over host Brookland Thursday night. The Pirates had the game in hand by halftime with a 38-6 lead thanks to a high-powered offense and a defense that limited the Bearcats to just two first downs...
Pirates try to hand Colts their first loss since 2009 semifinals (09/15/11)
The Gosnell Pirates will try for their second victory in a row against county rival Rivercrest Friday night at J.W. Rea Field. The Colts are the defending 3-3A conference and 3A state champs and haven't lost a game since a 42-28 loss to Prescott in the 3A semifinals in 2009. ...
Mullins gets concussion in Pirates' rout of Kennett (09/10/11)
GOSNELL -- During its 55-19 home-opening win over Kennett Friday night, Gosnell had a sobering reminder why concussions have garnered so much attention lately. With the mercy clock rolling in the closing seconds of the third quarter, Marcus Mullins ducked his head on tackle attempt. Instead of taking down Kennett's Darius Warren on a 70-yard touchdown run, the sophomore defensive back slammed into teammate Jacob Westmoreland's thigh, suffering a concussion on the play...
Pirates try to bounce back from season-opening loss as they host Kennett, Mo. (09/08/11)
The Gosnell Pirates will try to get on the winning track this Friday night against the Kennett, Mo. Indians. Last year at this time, the Pirates were in a similar situation. Coming off of a physical loss to Dollarway, the Pirates bounced back with an impressive 62-34 win over the Indians...
Gosnell drops opener to Dollarway (09/03/11)
PINE BLUFF--The Gosnell Pirates opened the 2011 campaign by dropping a 26-17 decision to the Pine Bluff Dollarway Cardinals Friday night in Pine Bluff. Despite holding onto the ball for nearly twice as many minutes as the Cardinals (31:00 to 17:00), running 17 more plays and collecting six more first downs, the Pirates managed only one touchdown prior to a score with 35 seconds to play in the game. ...
Junior Pirates open with impressive win (09/02/11)
KENNETT, Mo .-- The Gosnell Junior Pirates kicked off the 2011 season with an impressive, 32-14, win over the Kennett, Mo. Indians Thursday night. Dewight Griffin passed for over 200 yards and through two touchdown passes and gained over 300 total yards on the night to start the season off...
Pirates try to avenge losses (09/01/11)
The Gosnell Pirates start the 2011 football season with a 3 1/2 hour trip to Pine Bluff to take on the Dollarway Cardinals. "They didn't scrimmage this summer so we don't know much about them," said Pirate head coach Brian Sims. "We know they have a lot of speed. Between playing them and playing Blytheville a week ago, we will have seen a lot of speed. You have to take different angles and different approaches on defense when you're dealing with that."...
Pirates look to defend conference title (08/29/11)
The Gosnell Pirates are set to begin the 2011 season as the current defending 3-4A champions. The Pirates finished the 2010 season with a 7-4 overall record and 5-1 conference record. Their lone loss came in a week 7 42-41 loss at Highland despite a 20-point half time lead...
Junior Pirates look for success in spread (08/29/11)
The Gosnell Junior Pirates were one win away from a conference championship last season. They finished with a 5-2 conference record and second place as the conference crown came down to one play against Valley View during the final game of the year...
Pirates to hold Blue-Gold game (08/18/11)
The Gosnell Pirate football team will have a "Blue vs. Gold" game at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at J.W. Rea Field. The defending 3-4A champs, Gosnell looks to make some finishing touches and adjustments before beginning a regular season with high expectations at Pine Bluff Dollarway on Sept. 2. This will be a good tune-up before their much anticipated scrimmage against Blytheville next Thursday at Haley Field...
Royster gives Pirates some versatility (08/10/11)
One word comes to mind when talking about Gosnell's Farontae Royster: versatile. "He's sort of our 'slash' player," said Pirate head coach Brian Sims. Sims has Royster slotted at receiver, running back, corner back, safety and will play in the half back spot when the Pirates go to the double-wing...
High expectations for Sullivan this season (08/04/11)
Headed into the the 2010 season, Gosnell Pirate head coach Brian Sims thought he knew everything he had in Gavin Sullivan, who was entering his junior season. As his squad switched to the spread offense after running the double-wing for years, he figured Sullivan would get 1,000 yards plus rushing from his quarterback position -- which he did. However, the 1,634 yards passing came as a little bit of a surprise to the Pirate head coach...
Pirates prepping for season (07/28/11)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Pirates began late summer workouts this week in preparation for the 2011 season. The Pirates kick the year off with a scrimmage against Blytheville. The Arkansas Activities Association benefit game, originally scheduled for Aug. 23, has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 25 at Blytheville's Haley Field with the junior high scrimmage beginning at 6 p.m. followed by the senior high scrimmage...
Sullivan selected to play in Xtra Innings Summer Classic (05/26/11)
One of Gosnell's top pitchers has been selected to participate in the July 6-7 Xtra Innings Summer Classic at Arkansas State University's Tomlinson Stadium-Kell Field. Pirate sophomore Blake Sullivan has been invited to participate in the event, which will include the top underclassmen around Arkansas...
Pirates end season with loss in district tourney (05/03/11)
JONESBORO -- The 4A-3 district baseball tournament was moved from Pocahontas to Jonesboro Westside High School over the weekend because of flooding conditions in Pocahontas. The change in venue didn't prevent the Pocahontas Redskins from eliminating the Gosnell Pirates from the tournament and ending their season with a 17-6 win Saturday afternoon in five innings...
Pirates lose league finale (04/26/11)
JONESBORO -- The Gosnell Pirates dropped their final 4A-3 contest of the regular season losing 6-4 to Jonesboro Westside Saturday afternoon. "Despite the loss, it was really a well played baseball game," said Pirate head coach Bret Jackson. "Blake (Sullivan) pitched a heck of a game and helped himself out with some great at-bats. Jake Westmoreland and Zach Perrin also had good days at the plate. They just tore the cover off of the ball."...
Pirates win home finale (04/20/11)
GOSNELL -- Blake Sullivan pitched four scoreless innings and Gosnell took advantage of eight Pocahontas errors to win its final home game, 14-6, Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates broke a scoreless tie by exploding for six runs in the second inning and four more in the third for a 10-0 lead...
Gosnell rallies for 19-10 win over Blytheville (04/15/11)
GOSNELL-- For 4 1/2 innings, Blytheville pitcher Braxton Champion along with a solid defense kept the explosive Gosnell Pirate offense in check while their own offense was clicking on all cylinders. The Chicks held a 9-5 lead and had already belted two home runs on the night...
Lady Pirates rout Harrisburg (04/15/11)
GOSNELL -- The Gosnell Lady Pirates picked up a 14-1 win over Harrisburg Thursday afternoon at Gosnell. The Lady Pirates scored nine runs in the bottom of the second as all nine players in the lineup crossed the plate. Kortney Foster (2-4, 2 runs scored), Amber Hall (3-4, 2 runs scored), Kelly Sellers (1-3 and a run scored), Katie Aus (1-3, 3 runs scored), Cara Feagin (2 runs scored), Kristen Houwen (1 run scored), Megan Sellers (1 run scored), Amber Larkin (2-3 and a run scored) and Sylvia Keiter (1 run scored) led the Lady Pirate offense.. ...
Valley View uses "small ball" to defeat Gosnell (04/08/11)
GOSNELL -- The Valley View Blazers put on a "small-ball" clinic Thursday afternoon as they hit-and-run, bunted and stole their way to 15-7 win over the Gosnell Pirates in a key 4A-3 matchup. The Blazers scored their first three runs on only one hit and their first 10 on just five as they consistantly put runners in scoring position forcing the Pirates to make plays...
Gosnell sweeps GCT (04/08/11)
(Top) The Gosnell Lady Pirates break a team huddle during their doubleheader sweep of the Greene County Tech Eagles Thursday afternoon at Gosnell. The Lady Pirates won 5-0 and 6-4. (Left) Lady Pirate pitcher Kristen Houwen fires a pitch Thursday afternoon. Houwen won both games in the Gosnell sweep over Tech...
Gosnell takes third at Patriot Relays (04/04/11)
MARION -- The Gosnell Junior Lady Pirates finished third out of 18 teams during the Marion Patriot Relays. Daelyn Bingham took first in the 100 meter dash and second in the 200 meter dash. Lakesha Robinson took seventh in the 200 meter dash. Aaronna Allen was sixth in the 400 meter dash and seventh in the 800...
Pirates, Trumann split (04/02/11)
GOSNELL -- Because of the rule that confines players to the dugout on home runs, the home plate umpire waved Pirate players back to the bench following Blake Sullivan's sixth-inning blast, Saturday afternoon. The solo shot to right that led off the inning was one of the few opportunities to celebrate against 4A-3 rival Trumann in the first game of the league doubleheader...
Foster inks with Crowley's Ridge College (03/31/11)
Gosnell's Kortney Foster will be taking her softball talents to Crowley's Ridge College next year to play for the Pioneers. Foster signed a letter of intent to attend the school Wednesday morning in the Gosnell High School Library.
Gosnell tops league foe Highland (03/24/11)
The Gosnell Pirates got back to 4A-3 action Wednesday afternoon with an 8-1 win over the Highland Rebels at home.
Pirates fall to Piggott (03/23/11)
Gosnell lost a slugfest to Piggott, 13-8,Tuesday afternoon.
Pirates defeat Armorel, 12-1 (03/22/11)
The Gosnell Pirates defeated their second Mississippi County opponent in four days with a 12-1 win in five innings over the Armorel Tigers Monday afternoon.
Gosnell tops Armorel in five innings (03/21/11)
The Gosnell Pirates defeated the Armorel Tigers, 12-1, in five innings Monday afternoon at Armorel.
Pirates sweep Brookland (03/18/11)
The Gosnell Pirates opened up their 2011 4A-3 East schedule with a two-game sweep of the Brookland Bearcats Thursday afternoon.
Pirates fall to PHS, beat Harding Academy (03/12/11)
The Gosnell Pirates lost a second round game in the Marion Tournament on Saturday to Piggott, 10-2.
Pirates fall to Paragould (03/11/11)
The Gosnell Pirates dropped to 1-1 on the season after an 11-6 loss in five innings to the 5A Paragould Rams Thursday.
Pirates win opener (03/04/11)
The Gosnell Pirates swung into action Thursday afternoon and picked up their first win of the season with a 7-1 win over the Marked Tree Indians.
Baseball Pirates should be improved (03/03/11)
The Gosnell Pirates baseball team begins the 2011 season with a game in Jonesboro on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Lady Pirates earn spot in Regional tourney (02/16/11)
The Gosnell Lady Pirates punched their ticket to the 4A regional tournament with a 50-41 win over the Highland Lady Rebels Tuesday night at Trumann.
Pirates win District Tournament opener (02/15/11)
TRUMANN -- The Gosnell Pirates extended their season another day with a 55-50 win over the Highland Rebels Monday night in the first round of the 4A-3 District Tournament at Trumann High School.
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