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<p><strong>Winning effort.</strong> Kieara Thomas (22) scored 17 points for the Magazine Lady Rattlers as they won their first game of the season Friday over Mansfield.</p>

Loyd, Lady Rattlers Win First

Dec 17, 2014 1:35pm

The longest losing streak of Randy Loyd’s coaching career ended Friday night at Diamondback Arena.

Playing mostly sophomores the Magazine Lady Rattlers were off to an 0-9 start before...

<p><strong>Rough week</strong>. Sabreena Alfaro, shown above in a game against Mena, was one of the Lady Cats sidelined by an injury last week.</p>

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Dec 17, 2014 1:34pm

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It’s Playoff Game Day!

Updated: Nov 28, 2014 11:40am

The playoff bracket looked to be set up for Booneville to face tradition filled Barton, Prescott and McGehee through Thanksgiving weekend. But that’s why they don’t play the game on paper.

A...

<p><strong>Follow me, let’s go score.</strong> Raymond Chumley leads the way for Matt Berry on this play Friday in Prescott. Chumley had led the offensive line and had one of the biggest plays of the night on defense and Berry ran for 115 yards and a touchdown. (Photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Defense Rescues Momentum

Nov 26, 2014 2:31pm

At first glance, the 42-30 final score from the Class 3A state football playoffs second round game between Booneville and Prescott looks like the pair hooked up in a shoot-out.

A track meet...

BHS Hosting Hoops Tournament Next Week

Nov 26, 2014 2:31pm

Booneville boys’ basketball coach Ronnie Denton is trying to generate interest in Booneville basketball and start a new tradition. To that end, Booneville will host an in-season tournament next...

<p><strong>Talking it over.</strong> Buck Chappell addresses the Magazine Rattlers during a time out in the first half of the Rattlers’ season opening game at Western Yell County last Monday.</p>

Chappell Makes Coaching Debut

Nov 26, 2014 2:31pm

Bucky Chappell made his debut as the head coach of the Magazine Rattlers Monday at Western Yell County.

Chappell replaced George Wingo this season. Wingo left the school for the second time...

Nasty Injury Mars Game In Ozark

Nov 26, 2014 2:31pm

The only senior high action of the week was a boys’ game at Ozark, and the outcome of the game was overshadowed by an injury to an Ozark player. The Hillbillies beat Booneville 58-31 but the...

<p><strong>Ground and pound</strong>. Booneville ran the football 73 times in a 42-30 win over Prescott Friday. Justin Shackleford had 12 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown in the final quarter.</p>

MMQB — Did All Those Slow Starts Help?

Nov 24, 2014 6:06am

Maybe all those slow starts came in handy.

Going into Friday’s game in Nevada County, Prescott had not had an opponent play within 15 points, and that game reportedly only got that close...

<p><strong>High stepping</strong>. Matt Berry avoids an arm tackle attempt on this fourth quarter carry Friday night in Prescott. Berry ran for 115 yards and a touchdown in the 42-30 win over the Curley Wolves. (Photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Bearcats Overcome Turnovers, Beat Prescott 42-30

Nov 22, 2014 5:11pm

The Booneville Bearcats overcame surrendering a pair of fumble returns for touchdowns with 409 rushing yards to beat Prescott 42-30 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday in the...

It’s Playoff Game Day

Nov 21, 2014 6:07am

Scott Hyatt’s first live experience with Friday night lights at Booneville High School was the season opener in 1990 when he came to town with Kenneth Rippy. The opponent that night for Rippy’s...

<p><strong>Doing it all.</strong> Josh Smith (32) ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, had 35 yards receiving, scored a single extra point, a 2-point conversion and a 30-yard field goal for the Bearcats Friday night. (Photo by Vicky Parrish) (photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Bearcats Batter Barton, 45-7

Nov 19, 2014 12:22pm

When Josh Smith sent a 30-yard field goal through the goalposts as the horn sounded to end the first half at Bearcat Stadium, the Booneville Bearcats were well in control.

Booneville (9-2)...

Football Prescott Advance

Nov 19, 2014 12:22pm

Cats, Wolves To Renew Playoff Rivalry

Booneville’s 45-7 win over Barton and Prescott’s 52-14 win over Lavaca Friday night set up a Booneville-Prescott second round game.

Prescott was...

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