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<p><strong>Almost home</strong>. Matt Berry takes a lead from third during a 12-1 win over Subiaco Wednesday.</p>

Bearcats Batter Subiaco

Apr 16, 2014 11:51am

Seven different Bearcats drove in runs last Wednesday as the Bearcats drummed Subiaco 12-1 in a conference 4A-4 game.

The final was a huge reversal from when the Bearcats took, essentially,...

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<p>The above cartoon was created by seventh grade home school student Audra Bridge, who is the niece of Democrat editor Glenn M. Parrish. It is featured on the cover of a special section available in the Jan. 8 print edition of the Booneville Democrat, commemorating the 2013 Class 4A state champion Booneville Bearcats.</p>


Updated: Jan 07, 2014 10:16pm

The Jan. 8 edition of the Booneville Democrat contains a special section commemorating the Class 4A state champion Bearcat football team.

<p><strong>Like father, like son</strong>. Fullback Bryson May ran for 105 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also recovered a fumble that he caused while playing linebacker for defensive coordinator/father Ricky May.</p>

Sons Join Fathers As Champions

Jan 07, 2014 9:40pm

When that doctor asked me Son how did you get in this condition I said hey sawbones I’m just carryin’ on an old family tradition – Hank Williams, Jr.


<p><strong>Looking ahead.</strong> Bearcat head coach Scott Hyatt decides what play to call during the Class 4A state title against Warren at War Memorial Stadium, a game he thought might be possible several weeks before it happened.</p>

The Possibility Of Something Great

Jan 07, 2014 9:39pm

Any football coach worth his whistle will insist the schedule is played one — and only one — game at a time.

While he cannot do much about it when it comes to fans, coaches will also demand...

<p><strong>Playoff force</strong>. Shown on a 28-yard run against Warren above, Josh Smith (32) scored the first touchdown of the night for the Bearcats in each of the first four playoff games. Smith also kicked 19 extra points in the post season.</p>

169 Points Was Enough This Time

Jan 07, 2014 9:38pm

This time 169 points was enough.

In 2001 the Booneville Bearcats scored 169 points in five playoff games, but it wasn’t enough as the final 39 came in a six point loss to Warren in the state...

<p><strong>Center of attention</strong>. Wade Weaver (with ball) and the rest of the Bearcat offensive line of Dalton Gray, Michael Drawbaugh, R.J. Haynes and Tanner Elliott and tight ends Joseph Saldana and Damon May led the way to 356 rushing yards in the state title game.</p>

Bearcats Join Championship, Triple Crown Clubs

Jan 07, 2014 9:37pm

When the 2013 Booneville Bearcats won the school’s third state title in football, they joined a few exclusive clubs.

For starters, they joined their school’s so-called championship club that...

Harrel Gets Quick Start In Hoops

Jan 07, 2014 9:36pm

Cody Harrel had just a few days to switch from football mode to basketball mode. Against Heavener in the first round of the Mansfield Tournament, he made it seem seamless.

The senior hit the...


Five Bearcats Named All State

Jan 01, 2014 6:43pm

The All State award recipient list has a decidedly purple flare to it as five members of the 15-0, Class 4A state champion Bearcats have earned the award.

Seniors Cody Harrel and Dalton Gray...

<p><strong>Sant bash</strong>. FSJ-Booneville volleyball player Brittany Drawbaugh prepares to serve the ball during a match at the Santa Bash in Fort Smith on Dec. 14. The team will compete next at the Battle at the Fort next month.</p>

JO Volleyball Makes Debut

Jan 01, 2014 6:41pm

The Booneville branch of the Fort Smith Juniors volleyball club made their tournament debut at the Santa Bash in Fort Smith recently.

Both teams made substantial improvement during the...

<p><strong>Old school.</strong> Cody Harrel runs option football to perfection. The quarterback ran for 139 yards on 22 caries and hit on 2-of-5 passing for 40 yards. in a 14-12 Class 4A state championship game win Friday at War Memorial Stadium.</p>


Dec 23, 2013 4:08pm

For a program that thrives on old school football, there probably wasn’t a much better way to win a state title and cap the school’s first playoff-era perfect season.

On a rainy night, they...

<p><strong>Award winner.</strong> The Farm Bureau Awards were held Monday, Dec. 16 in North Little Rock. Booneville’s Cody Harrel was named Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year. Pictured are Harrel and Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Lori Duke.</p>

Harrel 4A Defensive Player Of The Year

Dec 23, 2013 4:06pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Cody Harrel of Booneville was named the Class 4A defensive player of the year last week in a banquet in North Little Rock.

Forty-five finalists and their families from...

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