S Gravette tabs Greenwood as new head football coach

GRAVETTE -- Doug Greenwood has spent the last 25 years as a football coach, but he hasn't had the opportunity to become a head coach -- until now. The 50-year-old Greenwood, the former assistant coach at Oklahoma powerhouse Jenks, was named Gravette's new head coach during Thursday's school board meeting. He replaces Bill Harrelson, who resigned to accept a similar position at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. "I needed to make sure the community and the school would be a good fit for my family because I have a large family," Greenwood said. "I did the same thing before I left southern Illinois to go to Jenks. There were some of those same characteristics that I saw in Jenks in Gravette. Continue Reading »

S Lions Golf Classic raises more than $7,000

GRAVETTE -- The annual Lions Golf Classic was held Saturday, May 5, at Scotsdale Golf Course in Bella Vista. More than $7,000 was raised to benefit various programs at Gravette High School, including drama, vocal music, instrumental music, athletics, cheerleading, academic awards and the arts. This was the 16th year for the event and fundraising results were very similar to 2017 totals. Continue Reading »

S Haisman, Xiong named athletes of the year during sport banquet

DECATUR -- In one of the largest turnouts in seven years, athletes, coaches, volunteers, family and townspeople gathered in the great hall at Decatur Assembly of God Church May 14 to celebrate another successful athletic season. Continue Reading »

S Harrelson resigns as Gravette head coach

GRAVETTE -- Bill Harrelson, who led the Gravette football program to unprecedented heights in 12 seasons, has resigned to take a similar position at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Harrelson, who made the announcement last month, will oversee the eighth-grade team at Ramay as well as work with the new seventh-grade football program, which begins in the fall. "It was something I felt like I needed to do for myself," Harrelson said. "I'm getting up in years, and I think the move will help me. Ramay is a good place to work, having been there a couple of years before. So when (Fayetteville coach) Billy Dawson gave me the opportunity, I took it." Harrelson had been at Gravette for 12 years and compiled an 84-54 overall record, including a 52-27 mark in conference games. The Lions went 4-6 his first year in 2006 and missed the playoffs, but they made it to postseason play every year after that. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs lose season finalizes

DECATUR -- In their final home appearance of 2018, members of the Decatur Bulldog and Lady Bulldog soccer teams were honored during the senior night observance April 26 at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. The Bulldogs ended the evening's celebration with a big victory over the Bergman Panthers. Continue Reading »

S Four area track stars compete in Meet of Champions

DECATUR -- Every year, the top track athletes gather in one place vying for the title of the best of the best in Arkansas. Continue Reading »