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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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<p><strong>Youth is served.</strong> Rachel Phillips (20), shown above in a preseason classic tournament game at J.C. Westside Thursday, is one of 11 sophomores on the Magazine Lady Rattler roster this season.</p>

Youthful Lady Rattlers Open Season

Nov 19, 2014 12:21pm

Calling the Magazine Lady Rattlers youthful and undersized would be an understatement.

Head coach Randy Loyd’s roster features three juniors and 11 sophomores. The tallest of the group are 5...

BHS Hoops Teams Open Season

Nov 19, 2014 12:21pm

The going was rough when the Booneville Lady Cats traveled to Mansfield to open the season Tuesday, but they looked much more confident in Waldron two days later. Though they lost both games, the...

<p>River Valley Cross Country All Star Women</p>

Magazine Hosts River Valley All Star Meet

Nov 19, 2014 12:21pm

It was not your typical day, 25 degrees in early November, wind chill even colder; snow moving in with ground frozen. It was not your typical meet either.

The River Valley All Star meet was...

<p><strong>Three more</strong>. Bryson May (21) ran for three first half touchdowns Friday night, giving him 15 playoff touchdowns in his career.</p>

MMQB — Numbers Don’t Lie, Smith Steps Up In Playoffs

Nov 17, 2014 6:05am

Perhaps today’s column should be Monday Morning backfield rather than quarterback.

That’s because it’s the Monday after a playoff game and that means halfback Josh Smith has done something...

<p><strong>That’s one way to score</strong>. Josh Smith kicked a 30-yard field goal on this play to give the Bearcats a 38-0 lead on the way to a 45-7 win over Barton Friday night in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs.</p>

Smith Puts On A Show, Bearcats Win 45-7

Nov 14, 2014 11:55pm

Bryson May scored three touchdowns but it was Josh Smith who put on a show Friday night during Booneville’s 45-7 Class 3A opening round win over Barton at Bearcat Stadium.

In a game that had...

It’s Playoff Game Day

Nov 14, 2014 6:06am

After a seven week conference season of almost weekly wow-it’s-been-a-long-time-since-these-two-have-played matchups, the trend continues in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs as Barton...

<p><strong>Blocking back.</strong> Justin Shackleford (1) blocks for Matt Berry on this play Friday. Berry scored the first touchdown of the night and ran for 62 yards. (Photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Cats Strike Quickly Against Lavaca

Nov 11, 2014 5:15pm

Josh Smith carried the ball into the end zone from the Lavaca 2-yard line to cap an 82-yard drive over the final 2:18 of the first half and the Bearcats had opened a 41-0 lead.

The Bearcats...

Tradition Meeting In Opening Round

Nov 11, 2014 5:14pm

If you were in attendance the last time Booneville and Barton played a football game you are likely well north of 40. If you played in it you are definitely lost in the 50s.

Well before the...

Up & In: A Couple Of Thursday Night Takeaways

Nov 11, 2014 5:13pm

Thursday night included the obligatory coach trying to avoid the ice bucket after a perfect season, but that is but one of a couple notable takeaways from Thursday nights in 2014

Indulge me...

<p><strong>Nowhere to run.</strong> Greg Hyatt (75), Billy Yang (28) and Dallas Siddons (18) make a play during Friday’s 35-14 win at Decatur. (Photo by Lawaynea Cox)</p>

Rattlers Close Season With Win

Nov 11, 2014 5:12pm

The Magazine Rattlers traveled to Decatur with two goals in mind – send its seniors out with a win, and get one of them to 1,000 rushing yards.

Mission accomplished, on both fronts. The...

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