S Lions falter in consolation round, finish fourth in tournament

LINCOLN -- It looked as though the Gravette Lions were on their way to win a conference championship when they faced off against the Lincoln Wolves at Lincoln High School during the opening round of the 1-4A Northwest Conference tournament Feb. 13. But the bottom quickly fell out of the Lions' game plan and they ended the tournament in fourth place, losing to the Pea Ridge Blackhawks, by eight. The Lions came into the tournament with 18-6-1 overall and 12-4 conference records, which resulted in Gravette taking the number two seed in the tournament behind number one seed, Pea Ridge. Continue Reading »

S Gentry teams finish season

GENTRY -- The basketball season ended for the Gentry girls on Feb. 14 in district tournament play against Huntsville at Lincoln when the Lady Pioneers were knocked out of the tournament in a 41-31 first-round loss to the Lady Eagles. Continue Reading »

S Decatur Bulldogs end season at Lead Hill

DECATUR -- It was not the end to the season that coaches John Unger and Jeff Melton hoped for when the Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Alpena Feb. 12 to participate in the first round of the 1A Northwest District tournament. The Bulldogs' opponent for the night was the Lead Hill Tigers, a team they faced once and defeated for their only conference victory of the season. But it would not go well for Decatur in the end. Continue Reading »

S Tigers rip Bulldogs

WESTSIDE -- In what would be their final appearance of the 2017-18 season, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs were soundly defeated by the Lead Hill Tigers in the first round of the 1A Northwest district tournament at Alpena High School Feb. 12. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions grab championship from Lady Bobcats

LINCOLN -- They say that if you want something bad enough, all it takes is hard work and the determination to achieve a goal and anything is possible. For the Gravette Lady Lions, the will to want that something played out on the basketball court at Lincoln High School Feb. 17 as they defeated the Berryville Lady Bobcats to win the 1 4A Northwest Conference championship. Continue Reading »

S Gravette girls win district championship

LINCOLN — Gravette wore warmups Saturday that read “Cut The Net” across the front. Gravette didn’t get to cut the net but it did upset Berryville 49-44 to win the championship of the 4A-1 Northwest Conference Tournament at the Lincoln gym. The loss was only the second of the season for Berryville, which will host a Class 4A regional tournament this week. Gravette (22-6) will be the No. 1 seed and Berryville (28-2) the No. 2 seed from the 4A-1 Conference. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs Haisman, Newman, Woods, Lee finish final home game with big win

DECATUR -- In their final appearance at Peterson Gym Feb. 9, Taylor Haisman, Levi Newman, Garry Woods and Alex Lee ended the 2017-18 Decatur Bulldogs regular basketball season in style with a big win over the Mulberry Yellow Jackets, 41-34. From the opening tipoff, the Bulldogs established their dominance by overwhelming the Mulberry defense, going on a 16-5 run and amassing an 11-point margin going into the second quarter. The game settled into a slow rhythm for the remainder of the first half and much of the second. With 30 seconds left to play in the game, Mulberry pulled to within two points of Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs celebrate end of season with victory at home

DECATUR -- For seniors Jackie Herrera and Airbus Dungsungneon, it was a fairytale ending to their high school basketball careers as their teammates worked together to give them a victory and the Lady Bulldogs handily defeated the Mulberry Lady Yellow Jackets, 56-34. Continue Reading »

S Three seniors sign letters of intent

WESTSIDE -- At least three seniors signed a letter of intent last week to play next year at Arkansas colleges and universities. Included among those who signed were the following. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers fall to Greenland, Shiloh

GENTRY -- The Pioneers finished their regular season last week with losses to Greenland and Shiloh Christian. Continue Reading »

S Girls win, boys lose in Greenland contests

GRAVETTE -- Kyrstin Branscum had 22 points as Gravette secured the No. 2 seed in the 4A-1 Conference Tournament with a win at Greenland, 64-56. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers stumble, but still in chase

GENTRY -- The momentum from the Feb. 2 huge one-point win against Gravette did not carry over Feb. 7 for the Gentry Lady Pioneers when they suffered a 37-30 loss to Greenland. Continue Reading »