S Decatur, Gentry participate at team camp

WEST FORK — In what could be the final league play of this summer, both the Decatur and Gentry senior boys' basketball teams traveled south July 19 and 21 to participate in a team camp hosted by the West Fork High School basketball program. Teams from all over Arkansas participated in the two-day event, including Greenland, Lincoln, Haas Hall, Lamar, Cedarville, Berryville, Mountainburg, Dover, Farmington, Conway St. Joseph, and host team West Fork. Each game consisted of two 15-minute running-clock halves with a minute halftime. In the event of the scores within 6 points at the one minute mark in the game, the clock stops for fouls. All shooting fouls are one shot for two points. Continue Reading »

S Gentry veteran throws first pitch at Naturals' game

SPRINGDALE — Burl Lyons, a Gentry Navy veteran and former player on the semi-pro Gentry Baseball Team, threw out the first pitch at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale at the game between the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Springfield Cardinals on Wednesday, July 13. Lyons, who played in the outfield on the former Gentry baseball team, wound up and threw the ceremonial pitch to the catcher before a large group of Gentry residents in attendance at the game on Gentry night in Arvest Ballpark. He wore a dark-blue Navy veteran's cap and had his shoes shiny enough to pass uniform inspection. He was applauded by all in attendance. It was during the 1950-51 seasons that Lyons played baseball on the Gentry team, a traveling team which played other semi-pro teams in the region. He played outfield, mostly in centerfield, he said. Lyons then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1974 and later worked for Walmart. Continue Reading »

S It was Gentry Night at the ballgame

GENTRY -- It was Gentry Night at Arvest Ballpark on Wednesday, July 13, and scores of Gentry residents came out to cheer on the Naturals in their game against the visiting Springfield Cardinals. Continue Reading »