S Wendt honors grandfather's memory, runs in 5K event

DECATUR — "On April 11 (2016), my desire to run in track or cross country came to a crashing halt. The one person that gave me 100 percent of support in my running was gone," Rebekah Wendt recounted in a letter she read to the 75-plus participants, volunteers and spectators during the opening ceremony of the first annual Gayland Van Dyke Memorial 5K Run at Veterans Park in Decatur May 13. Lifelong Decatur resident Gayland Van Dyke was always proud of his family, his friends and the community he lived in his entire life. He was particularly proud of his granddaughter Rebekah and would always attend as many of her sporting events as he could. He was her cheering section. His presence always made Rebekah try a little harder. Continue Reading »

S Lions Golf Classic raises more than $7,000

GRAVETTE -- The annual Lions Golf Classic was held Saturday, May 6, at Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. More than $7,000 was raised to benefit various programs at Gravette High School, including drama, vocal music, instrumental music, athletics, cheerleading, academic awards and the arts. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions fall in state semifinals to Pottsville

GRAVETTE — After a bye in the first round of state tournament play and shutting out Crossett, 3-0, on Saturday in the quarterfinals, the Lady Lions' season ended on Monday when they were shut out by Pottsville in the semifinals, 4-0, at Lonoke High School. Cally Kildow, freshman pitcher for Gravette, struck out six Pottsville batters, walking only one, but Pottsville managed seven hits and put four runs on the board while holding the Gravette girls scoreless on two hits, by Kildow and Jaki Chalk. Pottsville score a run in the first, two in the sixth and another in the seventh. The Lady Lions beat Pottsville during the regular season, 1-0, in an away game on May 6.... Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls lose in first round of state soccer

GENTRY -- Though tied at one goal each at the end of the first half, the Episcopal Lady Wildcats got past the Lady Pioneers in the opening game of state soccer competition on Thursday to win the match, 3-2, at Batesville. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs loose to Scranton in opening round of 1A state tournament

DECATUR -- The Lady Bulldogs' dream season, which witnessed the team make it into the state tournament in the 1A conference, ended with a loss in the first round of the 1A State Tournament held in Pine Bluff on May 11. Continue Reading »

S Gravette cheerleaders take third in competition

GRAVETTE -- Three Gravette students competed at ESPN Walt Disney Sports Complex in Orlando on May 6-7 at The Summit for All Star Cheerleading. Reagan Connor, a junior at Gravette High School, and Stormey Jo Pembleton and Isabella Holloway, seventh-grade students at Gravette Junior High, finished third in the 2017 The Summit All Star Cheerleading competition on May 7. Continue Reading »