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<p><strong>Time check</strong>. David Langford checks his stopwatch after crossing the finish line at the Arkansas Marathon Saturday in Booneville. Langford won the race but was 14 seconds short of qualifying for the Boston Marathon.</p>

Marathon Winner Just Short Of Qualifying For Boston

Oct 07, 2014 8:10pm

David Langford drove less than he ran to win the 46th annual Arkansas Marathon in Booneville Saturday.

Langford, 37, who hails from Charleston traveled about 16 miles to Booneville, then...

<p><strong>Extracurricular activity</strong>. Home school student Adam Toland logs a carry during the second half Friday night against Hector. (Photo by Lawaynea Cox)</p>

Rattlers Trying To Keep Heads Up

Oct 07, 2014 8:10pm

Magazine Rattler head coach Doug Powell wanted to stay positive after his team’s game against Hector Friday night at Diamondback Stadium.

That was a chore considering the Wildcats scored 36...

<p><strong>New heights.</strong> The Lady Bearcat golf team finished fourth at the state match. Darby Beason (above) finished third and qualified for the individual overall tournament.</p>

Beason Qualifies For Overall Tournament

Oct 07, 2014 8:10pm

Making their first trip to a state match as a team, the Booneville Lady Bearcats finished fourth in El Dorado last week, with Darby Beason qualifying for the overall individual state tournament....


Carter Balancing Sports, Studies

Oct 07, 2014 8:10pm

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Obstacles are a recurring element in an athlete’s life. Injuries and personal matters can threaten to derail a season, but sometimes the student-athlete’s degree major can...

Lady Cats Win Two Matches

Oct 07, 2014 8:10pm

Booneville’s volleyballers continued to ride the momentum from their thrilling win over West Fork as they took two matches in straight games last week. They grabbed a non-conference win over...

<p><strong>Off the field</strong>. Justin Shackleford (1) talks with coach Mark Smith after the defense makes a stop against Danville Friday. Shackleford was able to concentrate on defense for the first time this season Friday and he caused two fumbles that resulted in turnovers.</p>

MMQB: “Shack” Turned Loose On Defense

Oct 06, 2014 5:10am

A lot of defensive players relish the idea of playing on the glory — offensive — side of the football. For at least one Booneville Bearcat that is not necessary.

Justin Shackleford, the...

May Ties Touchdown Record In Win

Oct 04, 2014 6:10am

Booneville scored 27 third quarter points to pull away from a stubborn Danville Little John squad Friday night at Bearcat Stadium and went on to win 47-0.

Senior fullback Bryson May and Matt...

It’s Game Day!

Oct 03, 2014 5:10am

If you listen to some sources this is the first time Booneville and Danville have ever met. Previous meetings predate the Internet, but that assumption is simply not true.

Ask a 1982...

<p>Vicky J. Parrish * Booneville Democrat</p><p><strong>Welcome back</strong>. Playing his first game of the season Josh Smith (32) scored accounted for 183 yards of offense and four first half touchdowns in a 49-12 win over Two Rivers Friday.</p>

Smith, Bearcats Sink Gators, 49-12

Sep 30, 2014 5:09pm

On the 10th play of the opening drive Friday night Josh Smith was stacked up inside the Two Rivers’ 20-yard line but when defenders concentrated on tackling Smith’s arm in an effort to strip the...

Kicking Game Miscue Costs Rattlers At UCA

Sep 30, 2014 5:09pm

In what would be the defining segment of the game at Buck Wells Stadium Friday night Union Christian Academy converted a fourth-and-5 and a third-and-27 for touchdowns and went on to beat the...