S Gravette teams win in opening tournament games

WESTSIDE — The Gravette Lions and Lady Lions won their opening games in Wednesday's 4A-1 Conference Tournament at Berryville and go on to play again on Friday. The Gentry Pioneers and Lady Pioneers finished their seasons with losses in the tournament. The third-seeded Lady Lions had to rally from behind to punch their ticket to regionals with a 13-point victory in the first round of the 4A-1 Conference Tournament at Berryville on Wednesday. Gravette (19-9) trailed 10-7 at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 at the half, but outscored the sixth-seeded Lady Tigers 28-11 in the second half (including 14-2 in the fourth quarter) to survive and advance to the conference semifinals.... Continue Reading »

S Bowling teams finish third in conference

GENTRY — Gentry boys' and girls' bowling teams both finished third in conference earlier this month and went to state this week. Madison Stanfill and Carissa Goessens made all-conference. Madison was seventh out of 73 bowlers, and Carissa was eighth. Continue Reading »

S Lions win final game of regular season

GRAVETTE — For Gravette seniors Seth Duke, Marvin Lopez, T.J. Kardynalski, Alex Fink, Andrew Miller and Fred Goi, Feb. 10 marked their final home appearance of their high school basketball career. The six seniors, along with their counterparts on the Lady Lions' team, cheerleading squad and pep band, were honored before a full house during the senior night celebration at the competition gym in Gravette. Gravette struck first, scoring the first two points 10 seconds into the first quarter. Greenland fired back and briefly took control of the game, taking a three-point lead by the end of the quarter. For the Pirates, it would be the only time they dominated. Within the first minute of the second quarter, the Lions' aggressive attacks enabled Gravette to build a seven-point lead midway through the quarter. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers finish regular season with win, Pioneers with loss

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers finished their regular season with a 48-36 win over the visiting Shiloh Christian Lady Saints on Friday. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions lose to Lady Pirates in close contest

GRAVETTE -- It was a bittersweet end to the regular season as family, friends and Lion fans gathered in the competition gym in Gravette on Feb. 10. to see Elizabeth McKenzie and Stephanie Pinter play their final home game as Lady Lions. Continue Reading »

S 4A-1 District Tournament at Berryville

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S Lady Bulldogs lose by two in overtime at Mulberry

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs nearly pulled off a miracle on the road as they traveled to Mulberry Feb. 10 to take on the Lady Yellowjackets in the final regular season game of 2017. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose in final regular season game

DECATUR -- In the final game of the 2016-17 season, the Decatur Bulldogs traveled to Mulberry Feb. 10. and faced a tough Yellowjacket defense. Continue Reading »

S Foster leads turnaround for Gravette Lady Lions

GRAVETTE -- Gravette failed to win a conference game two years ago, but the season did end with some promise. Continue Reading »

S Greenland rallies past Gentry

GENTRY -- The Lady Pirates rallied from an early 17-point deficit to earn a 55-43 win against Gentry in 3A/4A District 1 girls basketball action on Feb. 7. Continue Reading »

S Gravette sweeps Gentry; Lions pull away from Pioneers behind third quarter run

GRAVETTE — A change of wardrobe and lineups helped Gravette snap a two-game losing skid with a 54-42 victory over Gentry. Lions' first-year coach Matt Busch sported a gray suit he had donned just once before during a loss against Pea Ridge. If he had lost again Friday, the Christmas present may have been returned. But he switched shirts and from a solid orange tie to a one speckled with black and white. And after Friday's 3A/4A District 1 win, it's now his go-to look. Continue Reading »

S Gravette downs Pea Ridge; Blackhawk boys roll over Lions

Gravette girls wear down Pea Ridge

PEA RIDGE -- Gravette's full-court press and offensive rebounding finally wore down Pea Ridge as the Lady Lions pulled away for a 58-45 victory. Continue Reading »

S Gentry teams win at Haas Hall Academy

GENTRY -- Both the Pioneers and the Lady Pioneers picked up wins when they traveled to Haas Hall Academy on Jan. 31. The boys won, 66-60, and the girls, 43-31, in the conference matchup. Continue Reading »

S West Fork defeats Gravette

WEST FORK -- West Fork didn't let its first loss of the season linger. West Fork jumped to an 11-0 lead and held on to beat Gravette 38-33 Tuesday during 3A/4A District 1 action at the Tigers' gym. Holly Griffin scored 16 points to lead the Lady Tigers (22-1), who lost at Gentry in its previous game. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs take big victory in final home contest

DECATUR -- The 2016-17 Lady Bulldogs played their final home basketball game at Peterson Gym against the Eureka Springs Highlanders Feb. 3. For seniors Cameron Shaffer, Meagan Smith and Reyna Marciel, this contest marked their final appearance in front of friends, family and Bulldog fans in Decatur. In a fitting end, the Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed the Lady Highlanders in one of the biggest wins of the season. Continue Reading »