S Gentry girls finish second in state soccer tournament

FAYETTEVILLE — Central Arkansas Christian exacted some revenge in the Class 4A state girls soccer final Saturday afternoon at Razorback Field. The Lady Mustangs scored less than nine minutes in and never looked back en route to a 4-1 victory over Gentry in a rematch from a year ago. Senior Lynley Childress, who earned most valuable player honors, scored two goals - one late in the first half and another late in the second half as the Lady Mustangs (16-4-1) bottled up the Gentry offense. Childress said the quick start was key for the Lady Mustangs. "I think we just knew we had to come out with intensity, ready more mentally and knew what we had to do and got it done," Childress said. "We wanted to score early so we would have a little control of the game and we did that." CAC Coach Carter Lambert said his team played well together. "We have a lot of young players," Lambert said. "Of course, you never know what you're gonna get in a final with sophomores and freshmen, but they were awesome ... Gentry has two outstanding players and an outstanding coach. He's a gentleman and we really enjoy playing them." Continue Reading »

S Area athletes compete in Meet of Champions

DECATUR -- For track stars, the Arkansas Meet of Champions is a prize reserved for the best of the best finishers in each conference. Two from Decatur and three from Gentry took the opportunity to compete with their counterparts from around the state. Continue Reading »

Gentry girls advance to state soccer finals

Scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian on Saturday in Fayetteville

GENTRY --The Gentry High School girls' soccer team has advanced to the state finals and is scheduled to play Central Arkansas Christian in the 4A championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday on Razorback Field in Fayetteville. In state tournament play last week, Gentry defeated Southside, 6-0, on May 12. Amber Ellis and Ana Linch each kicked in three goals. Assisting with goals were Ana Linch, Amber Ellis, Haley Borgeteien-James and Erika Magana. The Lady Pioneers defeated Pulaski Robinson, 7-1, on May 13. Amber Ellis had three goals and two assists. Ana Linch had two goals and two assists. Haley Hays and Karina Appelrath had one goal each, Haley Borgeteien-James had one assist. Against Heber Springs on May 14, Gentry came away with a 5-0 victory. Ana Linch had three goals. Amber Ellis had four assists. Madison Ward and Haley Hays had one goal each. The final was moved to Saturday at 2 p.m. because of Siloam Springs graduation on Saturday. Continue Reading »

S Track meet held for special students

GENTRY -- It was a special day for special education students from schools in Gentry, Decatur, Gravette, Siloam Springs and Pea Ridge on May 11 as they took to the field in Pioneer Stadium and competed in a variety of track and field events. And the participants took their turns on the winners' podium and received medals, along with big smiles and a sense of accomplishment. Continue Reading »

S Taylor signs with Connors State

GENTRY -- Surrounded by his family, coach and teammates, C.J. Taylor signed a letter of intent to attend Connors State College in Warner, Okla., and play baseball there in the spring during a special ceremony on May 11 at Gentry High School. Continue Reading »

S Clark signs to bowl with Texas A&M;

GENTRY -- Wyatt Clark, a Gentry senior, signed a letter of intent on May 4 in the Pioneer Activities Complex to attend West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas, and participate in its bowling program. Continue Reading »

S Two from Decatur earn spot on all-district baseball team

DECATUR -- Two Decatur High baseball players were recently named to the 2A 4West all-district baseball team. Continue Reading »