S Bulldogs edged out in regionals

COAL HILL -- After losing a tough game to an official's call last week, the Decatur Bulldog senior boys traveled to Coal Hill for the first round of the 2A West regional playoffs Feb. 26. They faced the same team that eliminated them in the first round last year, the Bigelow Panthers. Decatur gained a 4-point lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter. But Bigelow quickly took control of the remainder of the first half. A long 3-pointer by Pelham beat the halftime buzzer for the 13-point lead, 36 to 23. The Panthers made five of six 3-point attempts in the first half. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers fall in regional debut

POTTSVILLE -- The Lady Pioneers ended their basketball season with a loss to the Ozark Lady Hillbillies in the opening round of play for the two 4A schools last week. Kylie Ladd had 20 points and Ozark bounced back from a sluggish start in order to roll past Gentry in Wednesday's girls' game. The Lady Hillbillies (29-3) outscored Gentry (10-14) by a 17-4 margin in the second quarter and turned a four-point lead into a comfortable 26-9 halftime cushion. Continue Reading »

S Late run gives Bigelow edge over Decatur

COAL HILL -- Bigelow sophomore Justin Testerman stopped Decatur cold Thursday. Testerman scored 11 of his 13 points in the final six minutes of the game to help Bigelow to a 61-56 victory over Decatur in a first round-game at the Class 2A West Regional. Bigelow (19-7) has won 12 of its last 13 games, and the win puts the Panthers into the Class 2A Tournament for the second straight year. Decatur ends the season at 20-9 after winning the 2A-4 West Conference championship. Bigelow took a 13-point lead at halftime, but the No. 3 seed Bulldogs rallied to take a 52-51 lead with 2 minutes, 53 seconds left in the game on a running jumper by Victor Urquidi. But Testerman hit three-straight layups and his two free throws with 35.3 seconds left gave Bigelow a 59-52 lead. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers fall in regional debut

POTTSVILLE — The Lady Pioneers ended their basketball season with a loss to the Ozark Lady Hillbillies in the opening round of play for the two 4A schools. Olivia Melton added 13 points for Ozark, which advanced to Friday‚Äôs 7 p.m. semifinal game. Haley Borgeteien-James had nine points to lead Gentry, which entered the tournament as the No. 4 seed from the 4A-1 Conference. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers stop Lions' attack Gentry throttles Gravette with full-court game

SPRINGDALE -- Gentry kept Gravette in a reaction mode by attacking the basket all night, especially in the full-court game during a first-round 67-53 defeat of the Lions last Wednesday. Cole Cripps got Gentry started by twice driving for scores and adding a 3-point play in the first 3:08 of the District 4A-1 boys' basketball tournament held at Shiloh Christian at Springdale. "It was a big game last night. We hit a lot of shots last night," said Gentry coach Sean Price. "Our game plan was to attack the basket." Continue Reading »

S Bowlers roll third in state

GENTRY -- The Gentry High School boys' bowling team finished third in the state bowling tournament last week. Individually, Wyatt Clark took fourth place overall and Mark White, 14th. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Rattlers in district semi-finals

HACKETT -- The Decatur Bulldogs senior boys faced a tough loss to Magazine Leftwich Rattlers as they traveled to Hackett Feb. 21 for the semi-final round of the 2A 4West district tournament. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose in opening round

HACKETT -- The Decatur Bulldog senior girls traveled to Hackett Feb. 19 to participate in the 2A 4West district tournament against the Union Christian Lady Eagles for what would be their final game of the season. Continue Reading »

S Huntsville shoots their way past Gentry girls

SPRINGDALE -- Gentry (10-13), the No. 4 seed, attacked Huntsville early in the 4A-1 Conference District Tournament semifinals on Friday at Shiloh Christian's Champions Gymnasium, with Mallory Morris accounting for the Lady Pioneers' first nine points and ending the game with a team-high 12. Continue Reading »

S Gentry boys finish season

SPRINGDALE -- After surviving with a 59-48 win over Gentry on Thursday, Prairie Grove boys head coach Steve Edmiston could relax a little and breath a sigh of relief. Continue Reading »

S Gentry High School Wrestling Results

GENTRY -- Cody Watson and Zach Ellis each took second in their weight class at the Arkansas State High School Wrestling Tournament held Friday and Saturday in Little Rock. Continue Reading »