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Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014
WWE: Road To WRESTLEMANIA!! (03/13/14)
WWE event at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.
EPC Lady Warriors vs Maynard - NEA Invitational (12/23/13)
Pee Wee Football - Trumann vs Marked Tree (5th & 6th Grade) (10/24/13)
Lady Colts @ Lady Wildcats (04/03/13)
Rivercrest downs Trumann 6-5. See April 4 edition for full story.
Wildcats vs Forrest City (03/29/13)
Wildcats hang on to win 3-2. Full story in April 4th edition of PCDT.
Classic goes down to wire as area players shine (04/10/14)
The Blue team made a late charge but the White team stood firm as they escaped with a 93-90 win in The Sun Senior Classic played this past Sunday in Jonesboro. The Blue team had Byron Scales of EPC, Daniel Rucker of Marked Tree and Reed Weber of Rector and the White squad had Caleb Waugh of Riverside, A.J. Winningham of Trumann and Nick Bollinger of BIC on the team...
White squad rolls to big win in Sun Senior Classic (04/10/14)
Four area players scored in double digits to help the White squad down the Blue squad in The Sun Senior Classic held this past Sunday in Jonesboro. The White used a big fourth quarter to blow open a close game and win 91-74. Jay Perry of Marked Tree, Emily Cook and Deven Burrow of Manila, Kaci Mack of Harrisburg and Taylor McKuin of BIC were members of the White. Kendal Gunn of Rector, Kenzley Wilson of Riverside and Kali Bo Conaway of Trumann played for the Blue...
Big inning helps Warriors get by Cross County (04/10/14)
EPC scored 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to break a 4-4 tie before going on to post a 14-4 win over Cross County in high school baseball action last Friday in Lepanto. Cross County took advantage of three EPC errors in the top half of the first inning to go up 3-0. ...
Lady Hornets outlast Armorel in thriller (04/04/14)
Harrisburg (4-3) withstood a late rally from Armorel to post a 5-4 win in high school girls' softball action this past Tuesday in Harrisburg. Harrisburg jumped out a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against the Lady Tigers. Keely Edwards got things started with a single before being moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Keely Curtis. ...
Late runs help push Lady Indians by EPC (04/04/14)
Marked Tree (2-2) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 4-4 tie with EPC (4-4) and Madison Carroll retired the side in order the next two innings as the Lady Indians posted a 7-4 win in high school softball this past Monday in Marked Tree...
McCrary, Malone lead MT over Bobcats (03/27/14)
Brody McCrary overcame a slow start on the mound to record 10 strikeouts and Hunter Malone drove in four runs as the Marked Tree Indians downed Corning 7-3 in high school baseball action in Marked Tree this past Tuesday. The Bobcats scored two runs in the top of the first as they capitalized on a hit batsman and an error to go up 2-0. ...
Lady Wildcats cruise past Bay (03/27/14)
On a chilly and windy afternoon, Bay's pitchers had trouble finding the strike zone and Trumann took advantage of the situation to post a 20-2 win over the Lady Yellowjackets this past Monday at Bay. The Lady Wildcats send 22 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning scoring 16 runs. Megan McGowan had a RBI single in the inning, Neely Blagg drove in two runs with a hit and Hannah Wood plated a run with a hit too. McGowan struck out the side in Bay's first at bat of the game...
Sharp throws no-hitter against Mohawks (03/27/14)
Arizona Sharp baffled the Piggott batters and thrilled the Hornet fans by tossing a no-hitter this past Friday in high school baseball action in Harrisburg. Sharp walked two and struck out 10 in the 7-0 win. Harrisburg gave Sharp all the runs he'd need in the bottom of the first inning. ...
Lady Wildcats fall in non-conference contest (03/27/14)
Trumann stayed close for five innings but a 15 run sixth inning spelled doom as the Nettleton Lady Raiders posted a 26-6 win over Trumann last Thursday in Trumann. Trumann got on the board first when Makayla Hicks reached on an infield single. Hicks scored on a double from Hannah Wood to make it 1-0 Trumann. Nettleton sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the second scoring six runs to go up 6-1...
Hornets win big over Trumann (03/25/14)
What looked like it was going to be a pitchers duel turned into a blowout as the Harrisburg Hornets used a nine run fourth inning on their way to a 11-1 win over the Trumann Wildcats in Harrisburg last Thursday. Harrisburg's Arizona Sharp and Trumann's Kevonte Andrews both were in control for the first three innings of the game with their defenses playing well behind them. Neither team really threatened to score those first three innings...
Lady Wildcats torched by Valley View (03/25/14)
Vally View scored five runs in the their half of the fifth inning to blow open a close game before going on to beat the Trumann Lady Wildcats 12-5 in 4A-3 conference softball action at Valley View. The Lady Wildcats got on the board first when Taelor Gartman was hit by a pitch and scored when Hannah Wood reached on an error by the Lady Blazers outfield to make it 1-0 Trumann. ...
Area lifters shine in WABDL meet (03/25/14)
Several area weight lifters did well at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) Southern National Championship held recently at the Fair Bridge hotel in Jonesboro. Eddie Morgan, a teacher at Trumann Intermediate School, sets the annual meet up...
Lady Wildcats win season opener (03/13/14)
Trumann (1-0) used a 10 run third inning to post a 16-1 win over Bay (0-1) in girls' high school softball action this past Monday in Trumann. Bay got out to the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning. Emily Rush walked, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball before scoring on a wild pitch. Trumann got runners on second and third but couldn't push one across as the score was 1-0 Lady 'Jackets after one...
Lady Indians rally past Foreman in Class 2A State Tournament (03/13/14)
Marked Tree found itself in a big hole in the early going of Saturdays first round Class 2A State Tournament matchup against Foreman. The Lady Indians fell behind 20-4 in the opening quarter before going on a 20-0 run that sparked a come-from-behind 58-51 win over the Lady Gators at Hampton High School...
WWE invades Jonesboro (03/13/14)
The WWE superstars invaded the Convocation Center in Jonesboro this past Sunday for an evening full of wrestling. John Cena, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler were just a few who were there. Here are the results. Kofi Kingston and Damien Sandow opened the night. ...
Warriors lose heartbreaker to Junction City in tourney (03/13/14)
East Poinsett County and Junction City faced off Saturday afternoon in first round action of the Class 2A State Tournament at Hampton. It was a rematch of last years classic semifinal battle between the two schools. Saturdays game proved to be just as thrilling, but unlike last season when the Warriors came out on top in stunning come-from-behind fashion, this time it was Junction City that found a way to win, handing EPC a heartbreaking 54-50 setback...
WWE: Dolph Ziggler (03/06/14)
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will invade the Convocation Center in Jonesboro on March 9. Dolph Ziggler will be among many of the current WWE superstars appearing in Jonesboro. I had the opportunity to do a phone interview with Ziggler recently. We talked a little wrestling but also talked about his life outside of the ring...
Warriors have no answer for T'Wolves (03/06/14)
The Warriors had no answer for Cedar Ridge Timberwolves this past Friday in the 2A North Regional tournament in Pangburn. The Timberwolves jumped out to a 15-0 lead and cruised to a 58-25 win. Byron Scales got the Warriors on the board with 2:42 left in the quarter to make it 15-2 Cedar Ridge. Paul Pilgrim's free throw made it 18-3. Byron Scales and Aaron Scales hit back to back baskets in the final minute to make it 21-7 after one quarter of play...
Lady Indians fall short in regional semis (03/06/14)
Marked Tree got 35 points from Jay Perry but just couldn't get enough stops on defense as Cedar Ridge handed the Lady Indians a 65-58 loss in the semi-finals of the 2A North Regional tournament being held in Pangburn. Jay Perry opened the scoring with a three-pointer from the right wing before Cedar Ridge got a conventional three-point play followed by a three-ball to go up 6-3. ...
Fast start carries EPC to win over Salem at regional (03/06/14)
EPC jumped out to an 11-0 and never looked back as they went on to down Salem 60-46 in the 2A North Regional basketball tournament last Thursday in Pangburn. Byron Scales was hot early for Warriors scoring the first six points of the game with a basket inside, a one handed dunk and a basket off an offensive rebound to make it 6-0. ...
Lady Indians advance at regional with victory over Walnut Ridge (03/06/14)
Jay and Lexi Perry both had big nights for Marked Tree as the Lady Indians posted a 62-45 win over Walnut Ridge to advance to the 2A North Regional semi-finals this past Thursday in Pangburn. The Lady Bobcats opened the contest with back to back scores to go up 4-0 early in the first quarter. ...
Lady 'Jackets fall in regional tournament opener (03/06/14)
A weak second half performance after a solid first half kept the Bay Lady Yellowjackets from a trip to the state tournament. The Lady 'Jackets earned a 30-all tie against the Viola Lady Longhorns going into the locker room at the half, but a nine point second half allowed Viola to punch a state ticket with a 54-39 victory on Feb. 27 in the 1A Region 2 Tournament at Izard County Consolidated High School in Brockwell...
Bay falls in double-overtime in regional opener (03/06/14)
Oh what a difference a few days and 100 miles can make. Seventeen days after they had routed visiting Izard County by 24 points near the end of the regular season, the Cougars repaid the Bay Yellowjackets by stunning the defending Class 1A state champions, knocking them out of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament by the count of 62-60 in double overtime Feb. 26 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Warriors fall in double OT thriller (02/28/14)
BIC and EPC met for the third time this season with each team winning on the road. BIC broke that trend but it took two extra periods to get it done. EPC's Aaron Scales' shot rattled the rim but did not fall as BIC captured the 2A-3 district title with a 60-57 win in Monette this past Friday night...
Bay gets by RCS to make district finals (02/28/14)
Bay and Ridgefield Christian School (RCS) both looked sluggish in the opening quarter of their 1A-3 East district semi-final match-up last Wednesday in Armorel. Bay led 9-6 after the first quarter and went on to increase their lead each quarter on the way to a 55-37 win over the Warriors...