S Gravette Lions dominate the Lincoln Wolves in play last week

LINCOLN -- Kelton Trembly did his best to wear out the rims at Lincoln, dunking on the Wolves six times during Gravette's 62-40 win in the Lincoln gym Dec. 5. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound senior is an explosive leaper. The Lions have started more than one conference game over the past two seasons with a lob from the top-of-the-key to Trembly roaming the baseline. The intent is to give him an alley-oop. While those plays haven't always been successful, the very attempt served notice. Opponents better protect the rim. Trembly is also a threat to shoot the jumper, as illustrated by an 18-point outing he had as a sophomore against Lincoln. He runs the floor well and can handle the ball. His skill-set combined with athleticism gives opponents trouble. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose first conference game to Kingston

DECATUR -- Fans filled the bleachers at Peterson Gym Dec. 5 to watch the Lady Bulldogs take on the Kingston Yellowjackets in the first conference contest of the 2017-18 season. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls win on last-second drive

PRAIRIE GROVE -- Gentry's Haley Hays drove the lane and banked in a shot with two seconds to go to lift Gentry to a 25-23 win over Prairie Grove in girls' basketball action Friday. Continue Reading »

S Gentry knocks off Tigers, 54-47

Gentry secures conference win

PRAIRIE GROVE -- Gentry coach Brent Hester could only smile, thinking that what could have been the Pioneers' potential undoing instead transformed into an improbable 3-point play. Continue Reading »

S Decatur upset by Kingston in first conference contest

DECATUR -- Students, family members and fans gathered at Peterson Gym Dec. 5 to cheer on the Decatur Bulldogs as they played the Kingston Yellowjackets in the first 1A conference game of the 2017-18 basketball season. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose in second half to Lady Hornets in Colcord Basketball Jamboree

COLCORD (Okla.) -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs' losing streak continued as they traveled to Colcord, Okla., to participate in the Colcord High School's Basketball Jamboree Dec. 7-9 at Hornet Arena in Colcord. There they faced three formidable Oklahoma foes, the Colcord Lady Hornets, Saline Lady Wildcats and Westville Lady Yellowjackets. Continue Reading »

S Lions roar past Pirates

Girls and boys win in Nov. 28 home contests

GRAVETTE — Gravette forward Bailey Soule' beat a Greenland defender to a loose ball in the final seconds of the first quarter Nov. 28. After bringing the ball into the frontcourt, he hit Kelton Trembly for a buzzer-beater. Soule's hustle play kicked off an 11-0 Gravette run and, from there, the Lions never trailed on their way to a 56-41 win against Greenland. "That was huge," Gravette coach Matt Busch said. "I just got through praising Bailey. He was our heart and soul tonight. Bailey is our energy guy and our on-court leader. He's definitely a guy everybody kind of feeds off. Buzzer beaters, dunks, anything like that, that's going to get kids going at any level." Following Trembly's floater, Gravette reeled off the first nine points of the second quarter to grab a 20-10 edge. Trembly added a pair of 3-pointers, while SoulĂ©, Colby McCarthey and Chris Childress also added a bucket. Gravette's defense picked up as well, holding Greenland to 2 of 6 from the floor in the second to grab a 26-16 halftime lead.... Continue Reading »

S Pioneers fall at buzzer to Lincoln Wolves

GENTRY -- Lincoln sunk the winning shot at the buzzer after being behind most of the game to pull off a 56-54 win in boys' basketball Friday at Gentry. The Wolves made five 3-point shots. Sterling Morphis led Lincoln with a game-high 23 points. Brance Sugg added 18 and Troy Sugg 12. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs take second win during Holiday Hoops tournament

DECATUR -- Peterson Gym came alive Nov. 29 as fans cheered on the Lady Bulldogs to their second victory of the season when they overwhelmed the Lady Warriors from Life Way Christian High School in the second round of the Decatur Holiday Hoops basketball tournament in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls have winning week on basketball court

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers picked up two big wins last week on the basketball court against the visiting Lady Wolves on Friday and the Lady Saints on Nov. 28. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose both games during Decatur Holiday Hoops torunament

DECATUR -- Players, coaches and fans from around Arkansas and southern Missouri flocked to Decatur to participate in the fifth annual Decatur Holiday Hoops Classic Tournament at Peterson Gym Nov. 27-30 and Dec. 2. Continue Reading »