Gentry wins two against Berryville

Boys' two-team system helps Gentry in win

GENTRY — Coach Sean Price's new strategy of playing with a two-team system appears to be working. It certainly surprises Gentry opponents when a whole new squad comes in to substitute and plays a whole new style of game, moving and passing the ball around the court until one of the players finds an opening and breaks for a shot under the goal. The Gentry boys did that last night against Berryville. Though it appeared Berryville had the upper hand early in the first quarter, the tactics of the new squad quickly put the Pioneers back in the game when Cole Cripps broke through the defense to shoot and score under the basket. Continue Reading »

Gentry girls win two, boys beat Gravette

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers of Gentry won two games last week, defeating the Lady Lions of Gravette on Tuesday and Lady Blackhawks from Pea Ridge on Friday. The Gentry girls jumped to an early lead when Pea Ridge visited on Jan. 23, with Rachel Lawrence sinking back-to-back 3-pointers and Haley Borgeteien-James picking up nine points by the first buzzer. The Lady Pioneers built on that lead and held on to it, finishing up by 18 points, 67-49. Continue Reading »

Lincoln Wolves sweep Lions

LINCOLN -- The Wolves boys' and girls' basketball teams both held home-court advantage with the boys winning 61-51 and girls also beating Gravette, 60-47, on Friday. Continue Reading »

Bulldogs earn eighth conference win

DECATUR -- After narrowly averting their first loss on the road against Magazine Leftwich on Jan. 20, the Decatur Bulldogs returned home to the Dawg Pound Jan. 22 to take on the Johnson County Westside Rebels from Coal Hill. Continue Reading »

Bulldogs maul Highlanders, take conference lead

DECATUR -- For the Decatur Bulldogs, the game against the Eureka Springs Highlanders was their chance to either continue an undefeated conference season or fall to second place behind the Highlanders. In a bizarre twist only indicative of a Bulldog-Highlander game, the contest began with Bulldog captain Mario Urquidi walking over to the free-throw line and shooting three technical-foul shots ... The Bulldogs jumped out front early and, with momentum favoring the home team, Decatur managed a 12 to 2 lead by the end of the first quarter. Continue Reading »

Maddie Foster crowned homecoming queen

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Eagles soar over Lions for Jan. 13 victories

GRAVETTE -- Though it appeared the Lions had a chance to gain the upper hand against the visiting Huntsville Eagles on Tuesday night (Jan. 13), in the end the Eagles soared to a 68-48 win. Continue Reading »

Gentry scores high in effort but short on points

GENTRY -- Despite a gallant comeback attempt by the Lady Pioneers, it wasn't quite enough to defeat the visiting Lady Wolves from Lincoln on Friday night at Gentry High School. Continue Reading »

Bulldogs extinguish Dragons in conference road trip

MOUNTAINBURG -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled south Jan. 13 to take on the Dragons of Mountainburg in their fifth conference game of the season. Continue Reading »