S Frisbee golf course opens at Veterans Park in Decatur

DECATUR — There is a new sport sweeping through northwest Arkansas. It is not tennis, racquetball or even golf (of sorts). It is a simple sport involving a set of spinning discs, a goal that resembles a merry-go-round, and lot of fresh air. What is this new sport? It is called Frisbee golf. A new Frisbee golf course opened June 1 at Decatur's Veterans Park. It is part of a rapidly growing network of courses springing up in the area. Along with Gentry, Gravette, Siloam Springs and the Jones Center in Springdale, Decatur's course is a nine-hole set up. Fayetteville and Springdale both have a complete 18-hole set up. The Veterans Park course is the brain child of Mike Stout, who also designed and built the courses in Gentry and Gravette.... Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs, Pioneers, Highlanders play in second round of Decatur Summer Classic

DECATUR — The Decatur Summer Classic boys' basketball tournament continued June 14 at Peterson Gym in Decatur. Participants in this week's tournament included the host team, Decatur Bulldogs, and the Gentry Pioneers and Eureka Springs Highlanders. Up first were the Bulldogs and the Pioneers in a rematch game from June 7 when Gentry took the victory. For Brent Hester, the Bulldog-Pioneer game marked his first appearance as Gentry's new boys' basketball coach. The Bulldogs put the first two points on the board at the 16:30 mark in the first half and maintained the lead throughout the half, taking a 4-point lead into the halftime break, 13 to 9. Decatur continued to dominate Gentry, taking a 19-11 lead three minutes into the second half. However, the Pioneers mounted an 8-0 run to tie at 19 with less than 8 minutes in the game. The game remained tied until the 1:30 minute mark when Decatur hit a two. With less than 30 seconds left, the Bulldogs, still up by two points, took control of the ball. Decatur ran the clock out, taking the victory, 25 to 23.... Continue Reading »