S Lady Bulldogs lose final conference game to Lady Elks

ELKINS — In the final conference matchup of the 2016 season, the Decatur senior girls traveled southeast to take on the Elkins Elks in the gym at Elkins High School on Oct. 13. Elkins retained its number four slot in the 3A North conference, while the loss to Prairie Grove bounced the Bulldogs out of fifth place into the sixth position going into this match. As has been the case all season, Decatur started slowly, falling behind Elkins in the first two sets, 25 to 9 and 25 to 10. After a good pep talk by Jessi Castagna, Decatur volleyball coach, the Bulldogs came back in the third set to take as much as a seven-point lead in the opening minutes of play. After a timeout by the Elkins coach, the Bulldogs began to lose their momentum and the Elks fought back to within two points at the halfway mark in the set. Then Elkins found its second wind and overtook the lead from Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Lions come from behind to defeat Bobcats

GRAVETTE -- The Lions held their host team, the Berryville Bobcats, to two touchdowns and a two-point conversion on Friday as they came back from a first-quarter deficit to take the lead and win the game. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs fall short as Rebels take their first conference victory

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Coal Hill Oct. 14 to take on the Westside Rebels in a 2A-4 conference matchup at Rebel Stadium. Continue Reading »

S Saints overcome Pioneers early in game

SPRINGDALE -- Broc Berus scored three touchdowns and Shiloh Christian's defense forced three red-zone turnovers en route to a 36-7 win over Gentry at Champions Stadium on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Three Decatur seniors play final game at home

DECATUR -- It was seniors night as the Decatur volleyball team played its final home game of the 2016 season at Peterson Gym on Oct. 11. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions finish regular season with win over Gentry

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers came close to winning in the first set but fell to the visiting Lady Lions of Gravette in three straight sets on Thursday night, 25-23, 25-9 and 25-14, giving Gravette the final win of the regular season. Continue Reading »

S Seniors take powder puff championship

Senior girls also won last year as juniors

GENTRY — The girls of Gentry High School took to the gridiron on Wednesday during homecoming week to determine which class had the best girls’ football team. And the seniors, who took the championship last year in their junior year, did it again, defeating freshman and sophomore teams for this year’s championship. The event on Oct. 5 began with a blowout win for the seniors over the freshmen, 16-0. Then, in a close game between the sophomores and the juniors, the sophomores squeaked by with a 13-12 win which was threatened all the way up into the final seconds.... Continue Reading »

S Pea Ridge pours it on Gravette, 46-16

GRAVETTE — The first quarter stat sheet was pretty dismal for Pea Ridge. The Blackhawks ran just eight offensive plays, had a 9-yard punt, lost a fumble and trailed Gravette 10-0. The other three quarters were a different story. Pea Ridge kept its unbeaten season intact, and rolled to a 46-16 win Friday night in 4A-1 Conference action by converting Gravette turnovers into points. Gravette (3-3, 1-2 4A-1) took advantage of the Pea Ridge mistakes, turning the short punt into a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kilby Roberts to Austin O'Brien. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses conference match at home against West Fork

DECATUR -- Coming off of its second conference victory of the season, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs played host to the West Fork Tigers at Peterson Gym in Decatur on Oct. 3. Continue Reading »

S Gentry starts strong but falls in final quarter

GENTRY -- After homecoming ceremonies on Friday, the Gentry Pioneers had the upper hand, 8-6, at the half and were tied at 14 apiece with the visiting Huntsville Eagles after three quarters of play, but the Eagles dominated the final quarter and took home a 28-14 win. Continue Reading »

S Gravette takes conference victory from Decatur

GRAVETTE -- With the conference playoffs just around the corner, the Gravette Lions and Decatur Bulldogs met one last time this season on the volleyball court. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs come up short against strong Hackett football team

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs faced one of their toughest opponents thus far in the 2016 season when they hosted the Hackett Hornets at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur on Friday night. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers come up short at the net

GENTRY — The Lady Pioneers dropped two conferences matches last week, falling to Shiloh Christian at home on Oct. 4 and to Prairie Grove on Thursday at Prairie Grove. Continue Reading »