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<p><strong>Out at the plate.</strong> Bearcat pitcher Tyler Matthews tags out a runner trying to score on a bunt in the Bearcats’ game against Mena last week. Catcher James Ray doubled and Matthews pitched five innings in relief to beat Mena.</p>

Ray Has Big Week For Bearcats

Mar 24, 2015 4:29pm

Throwing four and two thirds innings of a conference win at Two Rivers Thurday night on the way to spring break, James Ray capped a huge week in which it was his bat that helped the Bearcats start...

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<p><strong>Ground and pound</strong>. Booneville ran the football 73 times in a 42-30 win over Prescott Friday. Justin Shackleford had 12 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown in the final quarter.</p>

MMQB — Did All Those Slow Starts Help?

Nov 24, 2014 6:06am

Maybe all those slow starts came in handy.

Going into Friday’s game in Nevada County, Prescott had not had an opponent play within 15 points, and that game reportedly only got that close...

<p><strong>High stepping</strong>. Matt Berry avoids an arm tackle attempt on this fourth quarter carry Friday night in Prescott. Berry ran for 115 yards and a touchdown in the 42-30 win over the Curley Wolves. (Photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Bearcats Overcome Turnovers, Beat Prescott 42-30

Nov 22, 2014 5:11pm

The Booneville Bearcats overcame surrendering a pair of fumble returns for touchdowns with 409 rushing yards to beat Prescott 42-30 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday in the...

It’s Playoff Game Day

Nov 21, 2014 6:07am

Scott Hyatt’s first live experience with Friday night lights at Booneville High School was the season opener in 1990 when he came to town with Kenneth Rippy. The opponent that night for Rippy’s...

<p><strong>Doing it all.</strong> Josh Smith (32) ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, had 35 yards receiving, scored a single extra point, a 2-point conversion and a 30-yard field goal for the Bearcats Friday night. (Photo by Vicky Parrish) (photo by Vicky J. Parrish)</p>

Bearcats Batter Barton, 45-7

Nov 19, 2014 12:22pm

When Josh Smith sent a 30-yard field goal through the goalposts as the horn sounded to end the first half at Bearcat Stadium, the Booneville Bearcats were well in control.

Booneville (9-2)...

Football Prescott Advance

Nov 19, 2014 12:22pm

Cats, Wolves To Renew Playoff Rivalry

Booneville’s 45-7 win over Barton and Prescott’s 52-14 win over Lavaca Friday night set up a Booneville-Prescott second round game.

Prescott was...

<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...

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