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<p><strong>State champs, again</strong>. The Booneville Bearcat powerlifting team won a third straight state title Saturday in Alma. Pictured are (front) Shannon VanNortrick. (Middle, from left) Darren Schaeffer, Cole Emerson, Raymond Chumley, Coach Josh Walker, Justin Shackleford and Matt Berry. (Back) Hayden Fennell, Tripp Williams, Justain Brittain, Ethan O’Bar and Bryson May.</p>

Cats Lift Way To Another Title

Apr 29, 2015 10:51am

For the second third year the Booneville Bearcat powerlifting squad won a state championship. With two top three finishers Saturday it was a combined 5,020 pounds to win the Class 3A title.


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Eight 3s Not Enough For Bearcats

Jan 14, 2015 11:23am

The senior high teams got off to a slow start to the 2015 calendar year, with losses by both teams at Scranton and Two Rivers. Against Scranton the Cats had a season-high for three-pointers in a...

Lady Cats Miss First Win By Inches

Jan 08, 2015 3:54pm

Four inches to the right and the Booneville Lady Cats might have had their first win of the season in very improbable fashion.

Last Monday Booneville was playing Mansfield’s JV team and was...

Loera Scores 23 Against Danville

Dec 31, 2014 11:32am

Booneville’s senior boys seem to be following a pattern lately: They fall far behind, but never quit and put on a rally that forces the opposition to put any starters back in that they have taken...

Bearcat Junior Teams 2-1 In League Play At Break

Dec 31, 2014 11:32am

After having problems scoring points recently, Booneville’s junior girls got their offense back and the result was a pair of conference wins. They downed Two Rivers 31-24 and Danville 36-28 to...

Magazine Squads Swept At Mountainburg

Dec 31, 2014 11:31am

The Magazine senior high teams and junior high girls entered the Christmas break on a sour note having been swept at Mountainburg on Dec. 19.


<p><strong>Player of the Year.</strong> Booneville’s Justin Shackleford (right) was named the Class 3A defensive player of the year at the 2014 Farm Bureau Awards banquet last week. “Shack” is pictured with local Farm Bureau agent Keith Eichenberger.</p>

“Shack” Player Of Year

Dec 23, 2014 2:55pm

For the second year in a row the player tabbed as the best defensive player in the classification in which Booneville resides is from Booneville.

This year the Farm Bureau Award for...

<p>All State/All Conference Justin Shackleford</p>

Two Named All State; Eight All Conference

Dec 23, 2014 2:54pm

Bearcat fullback/linebacker Bryson May and noseguard/halfback Justin “Shack” Shackleford were both voted All State by Conference 3A-4 coaches. Both will also be invited to play in the Arkansas...

<p><strong>Jump pass.</strong> Paige Joyce passes the ball to a teammate during a recent Lady Cat basketball game.</p>

Lamar Handles Hoops Squads

Dec 23, 2014 2:53pm

The Booneville basketball teams ran into buzzsaws at Lamar last Tuesday as both teams suffered sportsmanship-rule defeats. But in the boys’ game, Ethan O’Bar showed why he is a welcome addition to...

<p><strong>Dribble drive.</strong> Brent Loyd drives toward the basket in the first half of the Rattlers’ game with Mansfield Friday night at Diamondback Arena.</p>

Lady Rattlers Win League Opener

Dec 23, 2014 2:52pm

The Magazine Lady Rattlers enjoyed their first win so much they followed it up with a Conference 2A-4 opening win at Eureka Springs Tuesday night.

The Rattlers saw a second half lead...

<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...

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