EPC holds on to beat rival Marked Tree
EPC withstood an early fourth quarter charge from Marked Tree and then hit enough free throws down the stretch to claim a 72-63 conference win over the Indians this past Tuesday in Lepanto. J'Sebian Brown got inside for EPC basket to open the scoring as Marked Tree responded with Tray Brown jumper and a three-pointer from Colby Malone making the score 5-2 Indians. ...
Area sports roundup
Harrisburg got down early and never recovered as they fell to Rivercrest 72-54 this past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Gatlin Greeno led the Hornets in scoring with 13 points as Tommy Maloney added 10 points. Bay held on for 55-46 win over BIC this past Tuesday in conference action in Bay. Taylor Layne led the Yellowjackets with 18 points as Dustin Utley finished with 11 points. Bay lost the junior high game 50-34...
Junior Warriors take win over Marked Tree
EPC built a double digit lead after three quarters of play before withstanding a fourth quarter fury from Marked Tree to post a 42-36 conference win in junior high basketball action this past Tuesday in Lepanto. Jaylin Pearson gave EPC a 1-0 lead after hitting one of two free throws before B.J. ...
Lady Warriors hold on to beat rival Marked Tree
In a game that was close all night, EPC survived a last second game tying shot from Tullia Tull to hang on for a 37-35 conference win over Marked Tree this past Monday in Lepanto. Tull gave the Lady Indians the early 2-0 lead with a jumper before Bre Ward got the Lady Warriors on the board by hitting one of two free throws to make 2-1. ...
Second half surge send Junior Lady Indians to victory
The Marked Tree Junior Lady Indians outscored EPC 29-15 in the second half to break open a close game as they took a 47-33 win over the Junior Lady Warriors this past Monday night in Lepanto. Keragan Gordon opened the scoring for EPC with a three-pointer making it 3-0 EPC before Marked Tree got a jumper from Taylor McCuiston to make it 3-2. ...
Lady 'Jackets ousted in tourney opener
Bay did not get a chance to defend their title from last year as the Lady Yellowjackets lost a 38-37 nail-biter to Marmaduke this past Friday at the 58th annual Williams Baptist College tournament held in Walnut Ridge. Mallory Hartley got Bay on the board with a basket off an offensive rebound as Marmaduke canned a three-ball to make it 3-2 Lady Greyhounds. ...
Junior Lady Hornets get win over Westside
Harrisburg used a big second half to take a 29-20 win over the Junior Lady Warriors this past Thursday night in junior high basketball action in Harrisburg. The Junior Lady Hornets got on the board first as Gretchen Morgan netted a three-pointer to make it 3-0 Harrisburg. Kloey Harlson hit a jumper for Harrisburg to make the score 5-0 Junior Lady Hornets with 2:16 and Harlson added another jumper with nine seconds left to make it 7-0 Harrisburg after one quarter of play...
Lady Hornets pick up conference win over Westside
Harrisburg had four players in double digits as the Lady Hornets beat Westside 63-38 in senior girls basketball action this past Thursday in Harrisburg. Kylie DeVries got the scoring going for Harrisburg with a three-pointer from the left wing to make it 3-0 as Westside answered with a bucket inside to make it 3-2. ...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Connie Sue Jones departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro at the age of 64. She was born Saturday, May 17, 1952 in Lepanto and had lived in Trumann since 1994 and was formerly of Marked Tree. She was a retired nurse and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by one great grandson, Zane May; two brothers, Billy Jo Smith and Jackie Smith and her parents, A.C. and Opal Irene Birdno Smith...
MARKED TREE - Mrs. Patsy Darlene Payton departed this life Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the age of 61. Mrs. Payton was born February 24, 1955 in Tyronza to Carter and Clara Payton. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Payton is survived by one sister, Judy Payton of Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, James Payton, Benny Payton, David Payton all of Marked Tree and Terry Payton of Gaston, Ala. ...
LEPANTO - Mrs. Rachel Lee Pate departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Mrs. Pate was born May 23, 1930 in Newport to John and Ruth Morrison. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Pate is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gossage of Mulberry and Linda Gossage of Lepanto; three sons, Johnny Pate, Curtis Pate and Kenneth Pate all of Lepanto; one sister, Gracie Davis of Harrisburg; ten grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. ...
TYRONZA - Mr. Charles Uriah Gill departed this life Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the age of 78. Mr. Gill was born July 13, 1938 in Tyronza to Hardin and Hester Gill. He was a baker for Wonder Bread in Memphis and manager for the Tyronza Cemetery. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tyronza...
TRUMANN - Mrs. Janice Lavon Jones departed this life Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Jonesboro at the age of 59. Mrs. Jones was born September 8, 1957 in Marked Tree to Amos Lord and Rebecca Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trumann...
Several Christmas parades this week after rescheduling
Due to rainy weather last Saturday, Marked Tree and Harrisburg's Christmas parades were rescheduled for this week, making for a total of four parades. Two parades are happening Thursday, and two are happening Saturday. On Thursday, Dec. 8, Marked Tree and Trumann will be having their parades. ...
EPC downs Bay 101-94 in overtime
EPC (4-0) outscored Bay (4-5) 20-13 in overtime to post a 101-94 win over the Yellowjackets this past Monday in Lepanto. EPC jumped out to a 13-0 lead as Xzavier Reed opened the game with a jumper in the lane followed by Isaiah Taylor hitting a jumper. ...
Trumann teacher kills deer on her first ever hunt.
Area sports roundup
Marked Tree fell 72-63 this past Tuesday to the Earle Bulldogs in overtime. Colby Malone had 18 points to lead the Indians as Nick Andrews tossed in 16 points and 11 rebounds as Tray Brown tossed in 11 points. Markel Perry-Washington had 11 rebounds for Marked Tree...
Junior Yellowjackets get road win over EPC
Bay led at the end of each quarter as they posted a 38-33 win over the EPC Junior Warriors this past Tuesday in Lepanto. Preston Rains put EPC on the board first with two free throws less than a minute into the game to make 2-0. Bay got a three-ball from Paiton Hartley followed by a jumper from Aaron Jolly to make it 5-2 Junior Yellowjackets. ...
Trumann rolls in hope opener over Hoxie
Trumann jumped out a 22-0 lead over Hoxie before cruising to an 83-33 win in the Wildcats home opener at Wildcat Gym this past Monday. Cody Roland opened the scoring for Trumann with a basket inside as Kelon Booker followed with one of two free throws and a three-pointer from the left wing to make it 6-0 Wildcats. ...
Trumann tumbles against Lady Mustangs
Trumann found themselves down 8-0 less than two minutes into the game and never could catch up as Hoxie posted a 57-48 win over the Lady Wildcats this past Monday at Wildcat Gym. Hoxie opened the game with an 8-0 run before Starlasia Simmons drilled a three-pointer for Trumann to make it 8-3 Lady Mustangs with 5:56 left. ...
Junior Wildcats take win over Hoxie
Trumann and Hoxie traded scores for most of the first quarter until Trumann took the lead for good with just over two minutes left in the quarter and never trailed again on their way to a 48-38 win in junior high basketball action this past Monday. Azani Smith hit one of two free throws for Trumann to open the scoring make it 1-0 Junior Wildcats. ...
Junior Lady Wildcats fall short against Hoxie
Trumann's game tying shot came up short as Hoxie held on for a 29-26 win over the Junior Lady Wildcat in basketball action this past Monday night in Trumann. Hoxie opened the game with a three-pointer before Trumann got on the board with two free throws from Haley Mathis to make it 3-2 Junior Lady Mustangs. ...
Northeast Arkansas waterfowl report
Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA says boaters should use caution while using the Thompson Tract boat run. At the South Oliver GTR, mast production has been good. The water level is currently five percent flooded with water present within the natural slough on the north end of this GTR and south end of the North Oliver Tract. ...
NE Arkansas fishing report
Ome Coleman at Lake Poinsett said the cold weather has affected the fishing. While cricket sales are down minnows, redworms and nightcrawlers are still in good demand. With the lake still very low, the dam is the best place to launch a boat or fish off the dock...
Dennis Warner Jr.
TYRONZA - Mr. Dennis Wayne Warner, Jr. departed this life Friday, November 25, 2016 in McLeansboro, Ill. at the age of 43. Mr. Warner was born October 11, 1973 in West Memphis to Dennis and Phyllis Warner. Mr. Warner was a truck driver for Empire Express and of the Pentecostal faith...