S District baseball, softball tournament underway at Gentry

GENTRY — A five-run fifth inning was more than enough cushion for Prairie Grove starter Logan Gragg to finish off Gravette during a 10-3 victory in the 4A-1 Conference Tournament on Thursday. The victory secures the Tigers' spot in the 4A North Regional, which they're hosting next week ... Smartt, a freshman right-hander, pitched five shutout innings for Gentry and helped his own cause by scoring two runs. The Pioneers led 4-0 after two innings with Wyatt Clark's two-run single highlighting a three-run first inning. Taylor drove in Smartt on RBI double in the fourth inning to account for the rest of Gentry's offense. Continue Reading »

S Gentry takes boys' team title

Gravette girls finish in second place

GRAVETTE — Strong performances by Cole Cripps and Bryan Harris led Gentry to the boys' team title, while Vanessa Wing flew high in leading Pea Ridge to the girls' team title at the 4A-1 District Track Meet on Tuesday. Cripps won the triple jump and repeated as district champ in the pole vault by clearing 13-6, but it was Harris who earned high-point honors by winning the 100 meters (11.33 seconds) and finishing second in the 110 hurdles, high jump and long jump. The senior also picked up a fourth-place finish in the triple jump to add to the Pioneers' overall team total of 164. Continue Reading »

S Decatur wins boys' and girls' meets in Eureka Springs

DECATUR — The Decatur track team traveled to Eureka Springs April 25 to participate in its final 2A 4-West district meet before moving to the 1A conference next season. The Bulldogs went out in style, posting wins in both the boys' and girls' meets. Continue Reading »

S Linch to play soccer at Evangel

GENTRY — Ana Linch is playing soccer at her third high school in four years as a forward for the Gentry Lady Pioneers this spring. The senior made sure she will continue that career at yet another school next year when she inked a letter of intent to play at Evangel University in a ceremony Friday at Gentry's Pioneer Activities Complex. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win their first two games of season

DECATUR -- In a driving rain, the Decatur soccer team posted its first victory of the 2016 season. The Bulldogs took on the Bergman Panthers at Bulldog Stadium April 19. In spite of only having nine players, the Panthers decided to play the match. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose final game of regular season

DECATUR -- The Decatur fast-pitch softball team came home for the final game of the 2016 regular season. Continue Reading »

S Vetor to receive athletic scholarship and award

GENTRY -- Tori Joann Vetor, Gentry High School senior, was chosen by Centennial Bank as one of its 10 Centennial Bank Athletic-Community Service Award winners for 2015-2016. Continue Reading »

S Powerlifters win national awards

GENTRY — This was Gentry High School's second year to compete in the NASA High School Powerlifting Nationals. Last year Gentry had nine team members and won a national championship in two divisions. This year, there were 13 lifters who entered 15 team divisions. The Gentry Pioneer powerlifters traveled to Oklahoma City, Okla., to compete in the annual high school powerlifting competition on April 1 and 2. Continue Reading »

S Gentry band does well at Solo and Ensemble

GENTRY -- The Gentry band traveled to Mountain Home on Saturday, April 16, for an event called Solo and Ensemble. Solo and Ensemble provides an opportunity for students to choose their own piece of music to perform in front of a judge. After they're done performing their piece of music, the judges will give them a rating from 1-5 (with 1 being the best and 5 being the worst). Students who receive a rating from 1 (Superior) to 2 (Excellent) receive a medal. Continue Reading »

S Lexie Clark makes the NSU Cheer Squad

GENTRY -- On April 2 and 3, Gentry senior Lexie Clark tried out for the 2016-17 Northeastern State University cheer squad and made the cut. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers fall to Saints in Springdale

Gentry falls to Gravette on Friday

GENTRY -- The Gentry Pioneers fell to Shiloh Christian, 5-1, in seven innings on Thursday at Springdale. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers bring home win from Green Forest

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers traveled to Green Forest on Thursday to play the Lady Tigers. Gentry was slow to get started in the game, scoring only four runs in the first four innings of play, but the score at the bottom of the fourth was 4-0, with Gentry leading. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls beat Huntsville in penalty kicks

GENTRY -- The Gentry Lady Pioneer soccer team played against Huntsville in its fourth conference game of the season. The rainy weather held off for the duration of the girls' game. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers can't pull through

GENTRY -- The Pioneers played their seventh conference game against the Huntsville Eagles on April 18. It was a big game for the Pioneers, who were without Jared Rabb, a senior starter center middle, due to a bruised rib. Continue Reading »

S Junior-high track team wins

DECATUR — The Decatur junior high track team ended its meet season April 22 with a big win in the 2A 4West District junior high meet at Eureka Springs. Both the boys' and girls' teams finished the meet in first place. Desi Meek was the individual high-point leader for the sixth straight meet of the season. Tajae White was the individual high-point leader on the boys' side. Continue Reading »