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<p><strong>Softball startup</strong>. Booneville pitcher Ashdon Ross fires a pitch to the plate during an indoor practice last Thursday night. The Lady Cats were slated to start their 2015 season this week.</p>

State Title Is Goal For Lady Cats

Mar 04, 2015 10:25am

With the drop to Class 3A and buoyed by the fact that seven starters return from last year’s team that made the 4A state tournament and won the regular-season conference championship, the...

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Acorn Sweeps Through Inaugural Tournament

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 4:59pm

Acorn and Dover faced off in what became the championship games of the first Booneville Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Tigers won comfortably, while the Pirates had to hold off a late Acorn...

<p><strong>Baseline move</strong>. Kaitlynn Davis drives by a Mena defender during Tuesday night’s game at Bearcat Gym.</p>

Hoops Squads Gracious Hosts

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 4:59pm

Booneville played host to a tournament for the first time since 1980, and to be fair, they proved overly gracious as both teams failed to win. They also dropped decisions against Mena on Tuesday...

<p><strong>Touchdown Bearcats</strong>. Bryson May celebrates after scoring a touchdown at Charleston Friday night.</p>

MMQB: May One Of The Best Ever

Dec 08, 2014 6:06am

Bryson May in the postseason is about as big as it has ever been in Booneville. Actually, scratch that, May is about as big as it has ever been in Booneville, period.

No, I don’t think the...

<p>James Ray takes snaps from Raymond Chumley after an injury forced starting center Tyler Mathews out of the game. (Photo by Vicky Parrish)</p>

Bearcats Mistake Prone In Loss

Dec 06, 2014 3:06am

The Booneville Bearcats had several missteps Friday night in Charleston. A fourth quarter, fourth down fumble proved to be fatal.

After turning the ball over on downs on a fourth down play...

It’s Playoff Game Day!

Dec 05, 2014 6:06am

Booneville and Charleston didn’t play each other for 17 years before a Halloween night showdown. Now, they will meet for the second time in five weeks.

With the defending Class 4A and 3A...

<p><strong>He could go all the way</strong>. Josh Smith ran for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass during Friday’s 63-47 win over Hoxie. He also kicked nine extra points.</p>

Cats Outlast Mustangs, 63-47

Dec 02, 2014 3:57pm

It’s hard to lose a football game if you score every time you have the football.

With the exception of running out the final 1:52 of the game, the Bearcats did just that in the second half...

Going Is Rough For Hoop Squads

Dec 02, 2014 3:56pm

While improvement is beginning to show for the Bearcat and Lady Cat basketball teams, for now they are still trying to learn and at times the going is rough. But they seem to be coming together....

<p><strong>Inside game.</strong> Shaffer Loyd (10) tries to go inside against Two Rivers in Magazine’s home opener last week.</p>

Two Rivers Spoils Magazine Home Openers

Updated: Dec 02, 2014 3:56pm

The Magazine Lady Rattlers had five possessions while trailing by nine points Monday night before finally cutting the deficit to seven with 1:55 to go in the third quarter.

Two Rivers scored...

<p><strong>Record night</strong>. Josh Smith ran for three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and kicked a school record nine extra ponts for a playoff record total of 33 points in Friday’s 63-47 win over Hoxie.</p>

MMQB: An Offensive Explosion

Dec 01, 2014 6:06am

The last time the Bearcats gave up as many points as they did Friday and still won a game, Allen Ray was playing his final regular season game at Bearcat Stadium.

That was the 56-48 classic...

<p><strong>Pick you poison. </strong>Matt Berry rumbled for 165 yards and three touchdowns Friday night, going over the 1,000-yard mark in the process. Josh Smith is only 4 yards away from being the third Bearcat over the century mark.</p>

Bearcats Win 63-47 Shootout

Updated: Nov 29, 2014 1:43am

Booneville and Hoxie combined for 990 yards of offense and 110 points in a 63-47 shootout won by the Bearcats in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday night at Bearcat Stadium....

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