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Commentary: Improvement Predicted For UA

Aug 27, 2014 8:58am

Because this is a weekly newspaper today is the last chance to do the prognostication column mandated for membership in the sports column writers association.

It’s not that I’ve been waiting...

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<p><strong>Short game.</strong> Doc Crowley watches as his father putts on the number 7 green during the opening round of the Mike Fleming Memorial Saturday. The father and son duo won the tournament with a two-day, 23-under par total.</p>

Father, Son Win Fleming On Father’s Day

Updated: Jun 17, 2014 10:33pm

Jay Crowley had three Mike Fleming Memorial wins under his belt going into the 17th annual edition of the tournament this weekend. His son, Doc, had two of his own. On Father’s Day Sunday, they...

<p><strong>A winner.</strong> Cody Harrel ran for 139 yards on 22 carries in a 14-12 Class 4A state championship game win over Warren on Dec. 20.</p>

No Argument For Male Athlete Of The Year

Jun 04, 2014 9:37am

When Cody Harrel was named the Booneville Democrat Athlete of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year it was said Harrel had, arguably, the best single year in school history.

During the 2013...

<p><strong>Best of the best</strong>. Brittney Bryan stands on the top spot after receiving the high point award at the District 2A-4 track meet.</p>

Female Athlete Outstanding In One Sport, Solid In Others

Updated: Jun 04, 2014 3:24pm

The decision on who to name as South Logan County female Athlete of the Year was not as cut-and-dried as it has been in past years. Where there have been one or at most two individuals in the last...

<p><strong>Burlsworth Award winner.</strong> Tanner Elliott is pictured with coach Josh Walker after being named the Brandon Burlsworth Award winner for Booneville High School.</p>

Elliott Wins Burlsworth Award

Jun 04, 2014 9:35am

Each year every high school football program in Arkansas nominates one player from their team to receive the Brandon Burlsworth football award. This player should demonstrate the drive, diligence...

Robinson Named To All Star Team

Jun 04, 2014 9:35am

Magazine pitcher/first baseman Layton Robinson has been named to the West All Star squad for the Arkansas Army National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All Star game.

The All-...

<p><strong>Sophomore stick</strong>. Max Phonlasoux (12) takes down Matt Berry on this play during spring football practice Wednesday. The sophomore sustained a bloodied nose in the collision but the senior went down.</p>

Hyatt Looking To Keep Cats Grounded

May 27, 2014 3:27pm

Booneville head football coach Scott Hyatt is having to do something he has never had to do before this spring.

He’s having to rail against overconfidence.

“The biggest thing is...

<p><strong>New heights</strong>. Grant Wiggins broke school and district records in the pole vault during his career at Booneville High School. He also reached a goal when he earned an invitation to the Meet of Champs this year.</p>

Wiggins Reaches Goal After All

May 27, 2014 3:26pm

Grant Wiggins thought he had missed his goal.

A third place finisher in the pole vault at the state track meet, Wiggins didn’t figure to be invited to the Meet of Champs.

But two state...

Rattlers Win State Opener, Make It Back To Graduate

May 20, 2014 5:08pm

Friday was an eventful day for the five seniors on the Magazine Rattler baseball team.

After playing, and winning 5-3, an opening first round Class 2A state tournament game, the Rattler...

<p><strong>State starter</strong>. Booneville pitcher Ashdon Ross delivers the first pitch of Booneville’s state tournament game against Monticello last Friday as Kaitlynn Davis (20) gets into defensive position. Ross pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine, but took the loss as Monticello won 1-0.</p>

Lady Cats Can’t Deliver Big Hit

May 20, 2014 5:07pm

In the first round of the 4A State softball tournament, Booneville had three opportunities to establish a lead over the host team, Monticello. They left four runners in scoring position over the...

<p>Class 2A State Champion Girls Track Team</p>

Bryan, Lady Rattlers Get Title This Time

May 13, 2014 5:07pm

Two years ago Magazine had aspirations of a state track title in girls. A hamstring injury to then-sophomore Brittney Bryan made that impossible.

Last Monday night in Gurdon, just four days...

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