S Lions face Cards in tune-up

BENEFIT GAME GOES OVERTIME

GRAVETTE — Cardinal junior guard Jaylen Montez came off a screen and hit a three, then replicated the feat on the next trip down when a defender played a step off. Those two long-range buckets gave Farmington enough of a cushion in the first minute of overtime that the Cardinals were able to get past Gravette, 56-50, in a Nov. 14 benefit game. Jacob Gray controlled the tip to begin the bonus session which led to Jaylen Montez' made-trifecta. Skyler Montez hit a pair of foul shots and Farmington led by six halfway through the overtime period. The Cardinals maintained no less than a 5-point cushion the rest of the way. Gravette used a 6-2 run over the final 2:28 of regulation to force overtime. Dayten Wishon elevated off a spin move to score in the lane, drawing the Lions within, 43-41.... Continue Reading »

S Pioneers get past Tigers, fall to Eagles

GENTRY -- The Gentry boys basketball team grabbed the lead early and hung on to defeat the visiting Green Forest Tigers by the close score of 60-56 on Nov. 14 at Gentry High School. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers struggle at boards, lose two

GENTRY — The Lady Pioneers struggled at the boards and from the free-throw line Friday night and were defeated by the visiting Lady Eagles from Huntsville, 52-29. Continue Reading »

S Junior, senior Bulldogs take first victories of season in Watts contest

WATTS (Okla.) -- The Decatur Bulldog junior and senior boys basketball teams had reason to celebrate when they traveled to Watts, Okla., for a nonconference contest at Engineers Gym Nov. 14. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose second game to Lady Engineers.

WATTS, Okla. -- Coming off of their first win of the season, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs hoped to make it two in a row as they traveled to Watts, Okla., to take on the Lady Engineers in a nonconference matchup Nov. 14. Continue Reading »

S Haisman hit career high as Bulldogs take second victory of season

DECATUR -- The sound of thunder reverberated throughout Peterson Gym Friday when the Decatur Bulldogs returned home for their first home game of the season, playing host to the Exeter (Mo.) Tigers. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs fail to capitalize on turnovers, lose to Lady Tigers

DECATUR -- The air was filled with the sounds of enthusiastic Decatur fans as the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Lady Tigers of Exeter (Mo.) on Friday night for their first home game of the season. But the fans were in for a letdown as Decatur struggled throughout the contest and eventually lost its second game of the season. Continue Reading »

S Bremmon's 'special' plays doom Gravette

GRAVETTE — Jacob Bremmon's special team play was extra-special Friday night for Heber Springs. The senior returned three kickoffs for touchdowns — including a 90-yard run with 1 minute, 57 seconds remaining — as the Panthers knocked off the Gravette Lions, 49-46, in a first-round Class 4A state playoff game at Lion Stadium. Gravette (6-5) had taken a 46-42 lead when Austin O'Brien raced 50 yards for a touchdown — his fourth of the game — with 2:13 left to play, then the Lions tried to put the ball in the middle of the field — a spot where they had stopped Bremmon on their last kickoff. Bremmon, however, found a crease in Gravette's coverage and bolted down the left sideline for the score. Continue Reading »

S Southside ends Gentry's playoff bid at Batesville

GENTRY — The Pioneers ended their season and playoff bid on Friday night when they lost, 42-13, to the Southerners of Southside High School in Batesville. Jon Faulkenberry and the seniors on the Gentry football team led their teammates in paying tribute to America's veterans by carrying American flags when they ran out onto the football field on the eve of Veterans Day. Continue Reading »

S Decatur boys' teams lose in season openers

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs senior boys' basketball team opened its 2017-18 regular season on the road, taking on the Hartford Hustlers Nov. 9 in Hartford. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win season opener at Hartford, junior team loses at home.

DECATUR -- The Lady Bulldogs, under new head coach Ashley Riggles, had reason to celebrate Nov. 9 when they won their first victory of the 2017-18 basketball season against the Hartford Hustlers in Hartford Nov. 9. For the Lady Bulldogs, this win marked the first time the team has posted a season opener victory in over 10 years. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers, Bulldogs fare well in cheer team contest at Har-Ber High

SPRINGDALE -- It's easy to forget that cheerleading is more than a way to raise team spirit; it's a sanctioned sport. Teams train long and hard, much the same as any other sport, and even compete on a conference level. That is exactly what Decatur and Gentry High School Cheer squads did when they both traveled to Springdale Nov. 4, competing in the Har-Ber Invitational Cheer at Har-Ber High School. Continue Reading »