S Greenland, Gentry stage one for the ages

GREENLAND — The guy firing the celebratory cannon had to stay on high-alert at Greenland Stadium on Friday night. It has been a long-standing tradition that the small mounted artillery at the southwest corner of the field be fired after each Pirates touchdown. By the end of the night, 11 loud pops echoed through the warm night air as Greenland and Gentry put on a near-record offensive showcase in the nonconference clash. The Pirates pulled an old hook-and-lateral play out of the bag late to win it in regulation by a wild score of 76-71. It was the most combined points scored in a regulation high school football game ever in Northwest Arkansas, and the second-most ever between two Arkansas prep teams. Continue Reading »

S Decisive second set lifts Prairie Grove over Gentry

Sweep was closer than score indicates

PRAIRIE GROVE -- The Lady Tigers prevailed, 27-25, in a see-saw second set on their way to a sweep of Gentry (25-18, 27-25, 25-11) in 4A-1 volleyball action Tuesday, Sept. 12. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs dropped two volleyball matches

DECATUR -- It was Tiger Week at Peterson Gym in Decatur as the Lady Bulldogs hosted West Fork Sept. 12 and Prairie Grove Sept. 14 in volleyball. The junior high A team was able to pull off its fourth win of the season, but the senior team, while playing better than the week before, still fell in three straight sets in both contests. Continue Reading »

S Lions run over Bulldogs for first win of season

GRAVETTE — The Lions got the better of the visiting Jay (Okla.) Bulldogs on Friday, scoring three touchdowns in the opening quarter and another in the third quarter to take a big 26-7 win in the nonconference game on Friday night. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions beat Lady Elks but fall to Lady Saints

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions defeated the Lady Elks of Elkins in three straight sets in an away game on Sept. 12 but returned to lose in three to the visiting Lady Saints of Shiloh Christian on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers overwhelm Bulldogs in football contest

GENTRY — In the second week of the 2017 football season, the Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Gentry to take on the Pioneers in a non-conference game at Pioneer Stadium Sept. 8. In week one, the Pioneers defeated Lavaca, 50-0, while the Bulldogs lost their season opener to 4A Berryville, 61-0. During the opening series of the first quarter, Gentry scored on a touchdown run by Peyton Wright from the Decatur 15 yard line. The point after was good, making it a 7-0 ball game On the third play of the Bulldogs' first possession, a short pass by quarterback Joseph Armstrong to Taylor Haisman at the Gentry 25-yard line resulted in a 75-yard run and the first touchdown of the 2017 season for the Bulldogs. The point after was good, making it a 7-7 game. This would be the only time Decatur would see the end zone during the first half. Gentry, however, took control of the half and scored six more times before the break. Continue Reading »

S Gentry golfers play in back-to-back matches

GENTRY -- The Gentry golf teams traveled to Berryville on Aug. 28 to play their first match of the week at the Carroll County Country Club. It was a rough day for the Lady Pioneers, as Lynzey Sikes (12) was on her own for the day and scored a 105. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs fall to Lady Wolves in second week of conference play

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldog volleyball team had its hands full as it hosted the Lincoln Lady Wolves at Peterson Gym in Decatur Sept. 5. It was a back-and-forth contest but, eventually, the Lady Wolves won the match, 3-0, over the Lady Bulldogs. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions proved to much for Lady Bulldogs in senior volleyball match

GRAVETTE -- It came down to the team that made the fewest mistakes winning the match when the Decatur Lady Bulldogs traveled to Gravette to play the Lady Lions in a conference volleyball match in the new gym at Gravette High School Sept. 7. Continue Reading »

S Lions fall to Bearcats on Friday

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Lions scored their first touchdown and point after in the third quarter and added another TD in the final quarter, but that was not enough to beat the visiting Bearcats from Booneville who scored early in the first quarter, added two more TDs in the third and a fourth in the final quarter to take the game, 28-13, on Friday night in Lion Stadium. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers play hard but fall to Lady Saints, Lady Elks

The Gentry Lady Pioneer volleyball team hosted Shiloh Christian on Thursday, Sept. 7. The girls lost, but they played their hardest and kept Shiloh's score close. Continue Reading »