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<p><strong>Returning</strong>. Hayden Fennell (5), shown above breaking free for a touchdown against Charleston, will be back for his senior season this year. Bearcat head coach Scott Hyatt is expecting 35 when mandatory fall camp practices begin on Monday morning. (File photo)</p>

Bearcat Football Numbers Down

Jul 26, 2016 1:41pm

There was a time that mandatory football practices, two-a-days back in the day, served as a purging period, stimulating those less inspired to find something else to do with their time.

With...

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<p><strong>See if you can hit it.</strong> Ashdon Ross fires a warm-up pitch before an inning against a conference opponent.</p>

Ross, McClung Share Award Again

May 31, 2016 12:40pm

Sometimes, history—or her-story—repeats itself.

When Ashdon Ross and Hannah McClung shared female Athlete of the Year honors as juniors last year it was a first, a situation where two elite...

<p><strong>Smooth</strong> <strong>fielder</strong>. Hayden Fennell looks to throw out a runner after fielding the ball in the state championship baseball game at Baum Stadium.</p>

Fennell Named Male Athlete Of The Year

May 31, 2016 12:40pm

In one sport he was thrust into the limelight and sometimes came out a battle-scarred leader, but a leader nonetheless. In another he relished the spotlight and thrived.

Hayden Fennell has...

<p>Glenn M. Parrish * Democrat Sports</p><p><strong>Play at the plate.</strong> Booneville’s Trent Wooldridge signals that he believes he is safe at home during the second inning of Saturday’s Class 3A state championship game at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Home plate umpire Willie Torrence did not share that belief, calling Wooldridge out.</p>

Bearcats Fall In Title Game

May 25, 2016 10:39am

Limited to two hits by Horatio’s Tanner Vaught, the Booneville Bearcats lost to the Lions, 7-0, in the Class 3A state championship game.

Shut out for the first time all season, the Bearcats...

Spring Practice A Casualty Of Baseball

May 25, 2016 10:39am

Success, it is often said, breeds success. In the case of the Booneville baseball team, its success actually killed spring football.

At least for this season.

Bearcat head coach Scott...

Davis Represents Magazine In State Heptathlon

May 25, 2016 10:39am

For the second straight year Magazine’s Aubrie Davis competed in the state heptathlon.

Davis scored 2,185 points to finish in 69th place in the seven-event meet held Wednesday and Thursday...

<p><strong>Celebration moment.</strong> Trevor Jones raises his arms into the air after hitting a three run double in the first inning against Mayflower Friday. (Photo by Cassie Rongey)</p>

Bearcats Baum Bound

May 17, 2016 4:28pm

Making the state tournament for the first time in 10 years was not enough for the Booneville Bearcats.

They came to play.

Three days later the Bearcats were one of two teams still...

<p><strong>State Qualifiers. </strong>Booneville qualified a squad for both the junior high and senior high trap shooting squads for state competition during Friday’s junior high and Saturday’s senior high district competition in Jacksonville. Pictured are are senior high shooters (from left) Jacob Tucker, Trey Black, Drew McCubbin, Casey Johnson and Chase Wiggins who finished in 13th place.</p>

State Qualifiers

May 17, 2016 4:26pm

Booneville qualified a squad for both the junior high and senior high trap shooting squads for state competition during Friday’s junior high and Saturday’s senior high district competition in...

<p><strong>Routine grounder.</strong> Ethan Fairbanks makes this play at second base during the Rattler lost to Murfreesboro in the opening round of the Class 2A state tournament Thursday. (Photo by Cassie Rongey)</p>

Rattler Season Ends With Loss To Rattlers

May 17, 2016 4:24pm

In the Class 2A West Region final the Magazine Rattlers drew a lefty who has signed to play college baseball.

The opening round of the Class 2A state tournament Thursday, head coach Randy...

<p><strong>Stellar career ends.</strong> Booneville pitcher Ashdon Ross delivers a pitch to the plate during the Lady Cats’ state tournament game against Bald Knob last Friday in Norphlet. Third baseman Hannah McClung (left) and shortstop Whitney Tatum (right) stand ready to field their position. Ross finished with 263 strikeouts for the season as the Lady Cats finished the year 22-6 after a loss to Bald Knob. (Photo by Chuck Hayes)</p>

Errors Costly In State Quarterfinal Game

May 17, 2016 4:24pm

Having won their first state tournament game in several years with a win against Manila last Thursday, the Booneville softball team next faced the top-ranked team — not just in the classification...

State Tournament Loss To Parkers Chapel Ends Lady Rattler Season

May 17, 2016 4:24pm

The Magazine Lady Rattlers saw a runner tagged out at the plate to end the first inning, then would have only one base runner the rest of the day against Parkers Chapel in a 10-0 Class 2A state...

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