S Gentry fans meet the Pioneers

GENTRY -- Parents and Pioneer fans were given a chance to meet the Pioneers at a special event on Friday night in Pioneer Stadium. Coaches and team members were introduced on the edge of the football field prior to a short football scrimmage and a meal at the stadium. Teams introduced included golf, cross country, volleyball, cheer squads and football teams. The bands were also introduced and played for the occasion. As their names were called out over the public address system, the students stepped forward or waved to the crowd. Continue Reading »

S Decatur football season a go

DECATUR -- It was a uncertain start for the Decatur High senior boys' football program, but the team finally got a green light on Aug. 15 to play the 2016 season. Continue Reading »

S 2016 Volleyball season set to begin at Decatur High

DECATUR -- The successful 2015 volleyball season at Decatur High School has spurred an interest in the program, giving rise to a second team. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers look to strengthen player skills

GENTRY -- The Pioneers will have one of the best athletes in the 4A-1 Conference under center as junior Jon Faulkenberry (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) returns to lead Gentry. Faulkenberry accounted for more than 1,800 yards of total offense last season and is a dual-threat who also excels at track for Gentry. "We're still trying to find out where our strengths are," said second-year coach Paul Ernest. "We return two offensive linemen from last year, but we have a little bit of a philosophy change on that side of the ball. So we have to find out where they fit and how that fits into what we're trying to do." The Pioneers were 3-7 last season, with narrow losses to Huntsville and Gravette that kept the team from earning a playoff berth in the 4A-1 Conference. Continue Reading »

S Football Practice

GRAVETTE — Photo by Flip Putthoff Gravette Lions high school football players run drills Tuesday, Aug. 9, during practice at Gravette High School. Continue Reading »