S Gravette sweeps Shiloh Christian Lions use big third quarter to pull away from Shiloh Christian

SPRINGDALE — Gravette's Dayton Wishon screamed "Let's go!" as he pumped his right fist during a second-quarter run that gave the Lions the lead for good in a 69-56 victory over Shiloh Christian at Champions Gymnasium. The Lions (14-3 overall, 9-0 in 3A/4A District 1 play) rallied from a 17-10 deficit to take a 24-21 lead at the half. Wishon, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, scored the first six points of an 8-0 run that was capped by his 3-pointer to give Gravette an 18-17 lead with two minutes, 41 seconds to go in the second quarter. "Our kids played hard, played with composure and they made free throws." said Gravette first-year coach Matt Busch. "It was fun and it was competitive and it's hard to win at Shiloh — I don't care what sport you're playing." Continue Reading »

S Basketball: Greenland eases past Gentry

GREENLAND -- Greenland used a strong inside-outside game to overtake Gentry on Jan. 10. Continue Reading »

S Wolves hang on to keep Pioneers from come-back win

Gentry pushes Lincoln to limit

LINCOLN -- Gentry roared back from an early 31-11 deficit to capture a late lead before Lincoln fought them off to raise their Colors Day banner with a 73-69 win Friday. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose two distirct games at home

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs started the second half of the 2016-17 basketball season by playing two of the top three teams in the 1A District 1 Conference, the Kingston Yellowjackets and the Omaha Eagles. Both teams proved too powerful for the Bulldogs. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs fall behind, lose district games

DECATUR -- The Lady Bulldogs continued to struggle on the boards as they took on the Lady Yellowjackets of Kingston and the Lady Eagles of Omaha in two district home games last week. Continue Reading »

S Gravette downs (Pie)oneers

Lady Lions rally for third straight win

GENTRY — Gravette girls coach Will Pittman celebrated his birthday with a slice of pie and a 48-46 come-from-behind win against Gentry in front of a near capacity crowd at Pioneer Gymnasium on Friday. It was the third consecutive victory for the Lady Lions (9-6) and Pittman savored the win more than the pie. "That's the only thing I wanted today," he said. Gravette sophomore Teagan Dixon only scored two points, but her lone bucket gave Gravette its first lead of the game. The Lady Lions took advantage of a three-on-one fast break when Kyrstin Branscum drew the defender away from the bucket before dishing to Dixon for the running jumper from the right side to make it 44-43 with three minutes, 11 seconds remaining in regulation. Continue Reading »

S Gentry grapplers growing in skills but short on points

GENTRY -- Wrestlers from Gentry High School were unable to obtain a team victory on the mats when they hosted visiting grappling teams from Stilwell and Jay, Okla., on Jan. 3 in the Carl Gym. Team scores were 30-6 in favor of Stilwell and 63-0 in favor of Jay. Continue Reading »

S Fuamatu leads Gentry past Haas Hall

GENTRY -- Chastery Fuamatu scored a game-high 27 points and keyed a pair of 12-0 runs to lead Gentry past Haas Hall on Tuesday in 3A/4A District 1 girls' basketball. Continue Reading »