S Local athletes take golds in Pioneer Relays

GENTRY -- Chastery Fuamatu, a senior from Gentry High School, took first in the women's shot put and discus at the Pioneer Relays in Gentry on Thursday. She threw the shot 39 feet, five inches -- 10 feet, four inches further than the second-place throw; and she threw the discus 122 feet, 10 inches -- 46 feet further than her nearest competitor. Clark Mason, a Gentry senior, took first in the discus with a throw of 145 feet, 2 inches -- almost 20 feet past the second-place throw. Other local athletes taking golds included Aidan Patton of Gravette in the shot put and Dayten Wishon of Gravette in the high jump. Continue Reading »

S Pittman selected All-NWADG coach of year

GRAVETTE -- The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette selected its All-NWADG basketball teams, and Will Pittman of Gravette was selected as coach of the year. Continue Reading »

S Branscum signs with Bacone College

Gravette senior Kyrstin Branscum, who helped lead the Lady Lions to their best season in a long time, signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers win one, lose two

GENTRY -- Big third and sixth innings gave the Lady Pioneers plenty of runs to defeat Providence Academy in six and a half innings on Thursday at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry. Providence Academy scored a run in the first and fifth and three in the top of the seventh, but Gentry's six runs in the bottom of the sixth gave the girls the margin of their 11-5 victory. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose close game at home, lose on road

DECATUR -- Winter weather continued to plague the area with strong winds, low temperatures and abundant rains April 9 when the Decatur Lady Bulldogs' varsity softball team returned to Edmiston softball field for a doubleheader against the Deer Lady Antlers. While Decatur played well during both contests, it was the Lady Antlers that prevailed. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions drop two to Lady Wolves, Lady Blackhawks

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette Lady Lions had a tough time getting past the Lincoln Lady Wolves and the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks last week as they dropped two conference games by one point each. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions go down in eighth

LINCOLN -- Momentum during a see-saw battle swung toward Lincoln in crunch time, with the Lady Wolves winning, 6-5, over Gravette in eight innings on Monday, April 9. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers take win over Lady Bulldogs

DECATUR -- After losing a pair of games earlier in the week, the Decatur Lady Bulldogs faced one of their toughest opponents of the season April 12 when the Gentry Lady Pioneers came to Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. This match marked the first meeting between these two teams since Decatur restarted the girls' soccer program in March. Continue Reading »

S Battle between Bulldogs and Pioneers ends with Decatur victory

DECATUR -- Resembling two armies battling over a piece of land rather than a soccer match, the Gentry Pioneers came to Bulldog Stadium in Decatur April 12 to duke it out with the Decatur Bulldogs. The prize, a conference victory in the 4A 1Northwest, and bragging rights. In the end, the battle was decided in a kickoff that ended with Decatur being declared the victor. Continue Reading »

S Lions lose to Mountaneers at Arvest Ballpark, win one on road

SPRINGDALE -- It is the dream of every young baseball enthusiast to play ball in a major league ballpark when they grow up. For many in the Gravette Lions baseball team, that dream got one step closer April 14 when they played in an exhibition game at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale against the Mt. Vernon (Mo.) Mountaineers. Continue Reading »

S Gentry loses to Pea Ridge

GENTRY -- The only score for the Pioneers when they hosted the Pea Ridge Blackhawks on April 9 came in the second inning when Ross Wilmoth, who walked as the opening batter for Gentry, scored on a fielder's choice. Pea Ridge, on the other hand, had runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings, before adding another seven runs in the top of the seventh for the 12-1 win. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs go on winning streak, take three games in a row

DECATUR -- The Decatur varsity baseball team had plenty of reasons to celebrate recently as it won three straight games, improving its overall record to 3-2-1. First up was the April 9 doubleheader with the Deer Antlers at Edmiston Park in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Clark, Fuamatu sign letters of intent

Both hold state titles in discus and shot

GENTRY — Gentry High School athletes Mason Clark and Chastery Fuamatu signed letters of intent on Thursday morning — Clark to throw the shot and discus for MSSU in Joplin, Mo., and Fuamatu to throw the shot and discuss for Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Continue Reading »

S Decatur, Gentry fare well in Blackhawk Relays

PEA RIDGE -- Both Gentry and Decatur boys' and girls' track teams fared well during the April 5 Blackhawk Invitational Relays track meet at Blackhawk Stadium in Pea Ridge. This was a chance for athletes from both schools to qualify for the state track meet coming up in May. In addition to Decatur and Gentry, 19 track teams, including Pea Ridge, Greenland, Farmington, Siloam Springs, Elkins, West Fork and 11 other schools from around Arkansas, participated. Decatur and Gentry results follow.... Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions continue winning streak with three

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions continued their winning streak, adding three more victories in the win column. Gravette's first win was the April 2 contest with the Elkins Lady Elks. An April 5 doubleheader against the Greenland Lady Pirates yielded a pair of wins and brings the Lady Lions' overall record to 11-3 and 5-1 in conference play. Continue Reading »