S Cold wind blows puts chill on Gravette track meet

GRAVETTE — With overcast skies and temperatures hovering around the 50-degree mark, 16 teams from Northwest Arkansas and one from Eastern Oklahoma gathered at Lion Stadium March 16 for the Gravette High School Invitational Relays track meet. The athletes faced brisk 15-20 mile-an-hour west winds which dropped temperatures to the upper 40s by sunset and forced some athletes to resort to some strange means to stay warm. One resourceful young athlete kept his warm-ups on during his high jump attempt, which failed. Overall, the athletes endured the conditions and performed very well during their events. Bentonville West won both the boys' and girls' meets. The host team, Gravette, placed third in the girls' competition behind strong performances by Anne Jorgensen, who placed second in the shot put, and in the girls' 4x800-meter relay (with team members Tori Foster, Berenice Garcia, Sally Bird and Gracie Berger). Continue Reading »

S Ellis signs to play soccer at Evangel University

GENTRY -- Amber Ellis, a Gentry High School senior, signed a letter of intent to attend Evangel University at Springfield this fall and to play soccer for the school. She signed documents in the company of family members, friends, teachers and coaches (past, present and future) at a special signing ceremony held in the Pioneer Activities Complex on March 15. Continue Reading »

S Pea Ridge outscores Gentry, 6-1, on March 14

GENTRY -- Pea Ridge baseball coach John King won his 500th career game on March 14 as the Blackhawks thumped Gentry, 6-1, behind the pitching of Bradley Wright. Continue Reading »

S Cabot downs Gravette in title game 4A Lady Lions defeat three 7A teams along the way

FARMINGTON -- Cabot capped off a perfect run with a 5-0 victory over Gravette to win the two-day Farmington / Fayetteville Invitational on Saturday night. Continue Reading »

S Gravette takes early lead over Gentry

GRAVETTE -- The Lions scored four runs in the first and two in both the third and sixth innings before the visiting Pioneers managed to get a run on the board in their final at bat in the top of the seventh, to rack up an 8-1 victory over their Highway 59 rivals to the south. Continue Reading »

S Gravette girls pound Fayetteville, 7-0

FAYETTEVILLE -- One big inning was enough for Gravette on Friday night. Gravette scored five runs in the second inning and went on to defeat Fayetteville, 7-0, in the first round of the Fayetteville/Farmington Invitational Tournament. The game was called after five innings because of a 70-minute time limit for the tournament. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls lose three in play last week

GENTRY -- Mena took an early lead in play against the Gentry girls on Saturday and Gentry never recovered, losing the non-conference game, 5-4, in four innings of play. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs ready for new soccer season

DECATUR --The Decatur Bulldog soccer program is finally back on track after suffering a series of setbacks during the last half of the 2016 season. Continue Reading »

S Westside schools make strong showing in Panther Relays

SILOAM SPRINGS — Student athletes from Gravette, Gentry and Decatur took part in the Panther Relays hosted by Siloam Springs High School on Thursday, with the Gravette girls taking second overall and the Gentry boys fourth. Decatur athletes also racked up points in the track and field events. Alex Fink of Gravette took first in the 400-meter race. Cole Cripps led the boys in pole vaulting and qualified to compete at the state level with a vault of 13 feet. Jaffett Puga of Decatur took first in the long jump, and Jon Faulkenberry of Gentry took a first in the triple jump. On the girls' side, Cameron Shaffer took a first in the shot put, and Desi Meek finished first in the 300-meter hurdles. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs show strong promise

DECATUR -- Hope runs high for the Decatur fast-pitch softball team as it works through its final few practices in preparation for the March 14 season opener against the Highlanders in Eureka Springs. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers drop two last week

GENTRY -- The Pioneers had a tough week on the baseball diamond last week, falling to Lavaca and to Elkins. Continue Reading »

S Westside schools make strong showing in Panther Relays

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Student athletes from Gravette, Gentry and Decatur took part in the Panther Relays hosted by Siloam Springs High School on Thursday, with the Gravette girls taking second overall and the Gentry boys fourth. Decatur athletes also racked up points in the track and field events. Continue Reading »

S Westside schools make strong showing in Panther Relays

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Student athletes from Gravette, Gentry and Decatur took part in the Panther Relays hosted by Siloam Spring High School on Thursday, with the Gravette girls taking second overall and the Gentry boys fourth. Decatur athletes also racked up points in the track and field events. Continue Reading »

S Gentry soccer teams fail to net wins in nonconference play

GENTRY -- The Gentry boys' soccer team fell, 6-0, in a nonconference home game against Fayetteville on March 7. A stong Fayetteville defense kept Gentry from scoring in the practice game. Continue Reading »

S Cardinals fly past Lions in baseball contest

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lions faced a formidable opponent March 9 when they played host to the Farmington Cardinals in a nonconference varsity baseball game at Gravette Baseball Stadium. The Cardinals stormed into town and quickly gained control of the contest early in the first inning. Continue Reading »

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