S Lions lose to Cardinals in tough football contest

FARMINGTON -- With a gathering thunderstorm looming on the horizon Sept. 7, the Gravette Lion varsity football team traveled to Farmington to take on the Cardinals in a non-conference contest. By the end of the night, Lion fans would face yet another defeat as Farmington prevailed 40-2 over Gravette. Lion fans, along with the band and cheer team, filled the visitors stands in support of their favorite Gravette players. But as the contest began, black clouds rolled into the area. But the oncoming storm did not stop the Cardinals; they scored the first touchdown of the night with only two minutes elapsed into the contest. Gravette stopped the two-point conversion attempt, holding Farmington to a 6-0 lead. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions take down Pioneers in three straight

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers fell in three straight sets to the visiting Lady Lions on Sept. 4 in the Gentry High School gym, 25-10, 25-9 and 25-15. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose second game to Augusta in log road trip

DECATUR -- After traveling for nearly five hours Sept. 7, the Decatur Bulldog varsity and junior high football teams faced off against their second opponent in the new eight-man football league, the Augusta Red Devils. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose one at home, win on road

DECATUR -- Week three of the varsity volleyball season got off to a slow start for the Decatur Lady Bulldogs as they met a new conference opponent at Peterson Gym in Decatur Sept. 4. But a win later in the week on the road put the team back on the right track. Continue Reading »

S Hotly-contested game one win sets tone at Farmington


FARMINGTON -- Gravette errors during a crucial juncture allowed Farmington to pull away from a dogfight in the first set and sweep Gravette (25-23, 25-18, 25-17) Thursday night at Cardinal Arena. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs lose to Hermits in their first game of the reborn eight-man football league

DECATUR -- Eight-man football made its return to Northwest Arkansas on Friday as the Decatur Bulldogs and the visiting Hermitage Hermits made their first entry into the new league at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. When Decatur began its first football program in 1956, eight-man football in Arkansas was a very popular venue for small schools. In the mid-sixties, the program changed to the eleven-man format, which continued until 2017. Hermitage, located between Warren and El Dorado near the Louisiana border, traveled 330 miles, a five-hour trip to Decatur for the game. Because the league is new, most of the six other schools, including Decatur, will have similar travel times. The Hermits received the opening kick. They marched it downfield to around the 20-yard line before Decatur stopped them short of a first down, giving the Bulldogs the ball.... Continue Reading »

S Pioneers dominated by Eagles

GENTRY -- The Pioneers were dominated by the Eagles in Huntsville on Friday, losing their second game of the season, 35-6. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers overpowered by Lady Blackhawks

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers dropped to 0-3 for the season after a trip to Pea Ridge on Thursday and a 3-0 loss to the Lady Blackhawks. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs lose a close one to Lady Warriors in home volleyball contest

DECATUR -- Lady Bulldog and Lady Warrior fans were treated to an action-packed volleyball match Aug. 28 when Life Way Christian Academy made the short trip from Centerton to Decatur to begin the second week of the 2018 season. Unfortunately for Decatur fans, Life Way took the match in a tiebreaker, three sets to two, handing the Lady Bulldogs their second loss of the season. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions lose close contest on the road, at home

GRAVETTE -- The gym at Gravette High School was packed to near capacity Aug. 30 as Lady Lions volleyball fans got their first look at the 2018 junior and senior varsity teams. A powerful thunderstorm with frequent lightning and heavy rain hit Gravette prior to game time but it was not enough to keep the fans away. Continue Reading »