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<p>Vicky J. Parrish • Democrat Sports</p><p><strong>Old school rivalry, old school formation</strong>. Bryson May (21) carries the football out of a formation similar to the single wing during the fourth quarter of Friday’s 34-14 win at Paris. May scored two fourth quarter touchdowns.</p>

Cats Make Change, Pull Away

Oct 21, 2014 5:03pm

With 8:41 to go in the game Friday in Paris Booneville was clinging to a 19-14 lead and were about to start a possession from their own 21-yard line after a muffed kickoff.

In less than four...

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<p><strong>Blocking back</strong>. Jon Christensen (42) looks to clear a path for Austin Canada (4) on this play in a scrimmage at Mansfield Tuesday.</p>

Rattlers Struggle In Scrimmage

Sep 02, 2014 2:39pm

Thankfully for Magazine, the preseason scrimmage will not be held against them statistically.

On a night the Rattlers missed assignments and were often confused, the Rattlers were manhandled...

<p><strong>Local girl on the run</strong>. Katy Carter of Magazine is a junior cross country runner at the University of Arkansas.</p>

Expectations High For Carter And UAFS Lady Lions

Aug 29, 2014 2:25pm

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Fresh off a successful season a year ago, the UAFS women’s cross country team will look to build on that strong performance as they begin their sixth season of competition.


Commentary: Improvement Predicted For UA

Aug 27, 2014 8:58am

Because this is a weekly newspaper today is the last chance to do the prognostication column mandated for membership in the sports column writers association.

It’s not that I’ve been waiting...

<p><strong>Take down</strong>. Stephen McKesson is wrapped up by Hunter Powell (67) and Bryson May on this play during a full contact practice last week.</p>

Hyatt Eyeing Injuries, Field

Aug 27, 2014 8:14am

The 2013 Booneville football team was relatively healthy all season. Bearcat head coach says that will need to be the case again for a high level of success this year.

Consequently, he is...

Talking Up Volleyball Season

Aug 27, 2014 8:14am

There just seems to be that little bit of extra chatter around Booneville volleyball practices leading to the start of the season. That is a good thing according to coach Robert Dean, who believes...

Golf Season Well Underway

Aug 27, 2014 8:13am

School may have started last Monday, but competition was well underway by then for the Booneville golf team.

Booneville has hosted two matches at Cherokee Creek Country Club and, in late...

<p style="text-align:center;">Running to daylight.</p>

Purple V Gold Held Friday

Aug 20, 2014 8:09am

Booneville has lost all of 16 — of 85 — games in head coach Scott Hyatt’s seven-year tenure. The preseason record is not nearly as pristine.

There are multiple reasons, a major one being...

<p><strong>Lady Bearcat Golfer Finishes Runner-up</strong></p><p>Junior Lady Bearcat Golfer Darby Beason finished runner-up at the Arkansas PGA Junior State Tournament in Maumelle on Aug. 7. Beason had competed in the PGA Junior Western Region tournaments held at Ben Geren Golf Course, Fianna Hills Country Club, Eagle Crest Country Club and First Tee of Fort Smith. During tournament play Beason posted three firsts and two second place finishes in the 16-18 age division earning her player of the year for the West Region. The top three girls from each of eight regions across Arkansas qualified to compete at the State Overall at Maumelle Country Club where Beason finished second.</p>

Beason Is Runner-up

Updated: Aug 20, 2014 8:08am

Lady Bearcat Golfer Finishes Runner-up

Junior Lady Bearcat Golfer Darby Beason finished runner-up at the Arkansas PGA Junior State Tournament in Maumelle on Aug. 7. Beason had competed in...

<p><strong>Loose Football</strong></p><p>Brandon Ulmer recovers a purple team fumble in the junior high portion of the Purple-Gold scrimmage Friday night.</p>

Junior High Scrimmage

Updated: Aug 20, 2014 8:07am

Jr. High Scrimmage

Grant Rodatz (left) follows his blockers on this play during a Purple-Gold scrimmage Friday night at the junior high practrice field. Below, Brandon Ulmer recovers a...

<p><strong>Heads up</strong>. Justin Shackleford completes the NFL heads up tackling drill by wrapping up a dummy with his head in the proper position and eyes wide open.</p>

Ferocity Within The Rules

Aug 12, 2014 5:05pm

The game of high school football is changing to one of a controlled violence.

“The bottom line is it’s making the game safer for kids,” Booneville head coach Scott Hyatt said last week as he...

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