S Gravette downs (Pie)oneers

Lady Lions rally for third straight win

GENTRY — Gravette girls coach Will Pittman celebrated his birthday with a slice of pie and a 48-46 come-from-behind win against Gentry in front of a near capacity crowd at Pioneer Gymnasium on Friday. It was the third consecutive victory for the Lady Lions (9-6) and Pittman savored the win more than the pie. "That's the only thing I wanted today," he said. Gravette sophomore Teagan Dixon only scored two points, but her lone bucket gave Gravette its first lead of the game. The Lady Lions took advantage of a three-on-one fast break when Kyrstin Branscum drew the defender away from the bucket before dishing to Dixon for the running jumper from the right side to make it 44-43 with three minutes, 11 seconds remaining in regulation. Continue Reading »

S Gentry grapplers growing in skills but short on points

GENTRY -- Wrestlers from Gentry High School were unable to obtain a team victory on the mats when they hosted visiting grappling teams from Stilwell and Jay, Okla., on Jan. 3 in the Carl Gym. Team scores were 30-6 in favor of Stilwell and 63-0 in favor of Jay. Continue Reading »

S Fuamatu leads Gentry past Haas Hall

GENTRY -- Chastery Fuamatu scored a game-high 27 points and keyed a pair of 12-0 runs to lead Gentry past Haas Hall on Tuesday in 3A/4A District 1 girls' basketball. Continue Reading »

S Wolverines get past Lions in the Airedale Classic

ALMA — It wasn't easy for Bentonville West coach Greg White facing his former team the first time earlier this season, and it wasn't any easier Thursday night either. West survived a late run from Gravette in the third quarter, then used a strong final quarter to pull away with a 54-40 victory in a semifinals matchup at the Airedale Classic. West survived a late run from Gravette in the third quarter, then used a strong final quarter to pull away with a 54-40 victory in a semifinals matchup at the Airedale Classic. "First of all I'm proud of all my kids," said White, who coached the past two seasons at Gravette. "Those kids on the other side helped to get me where I'm at now. I'm very proud of the way they competed. They got 58 points the first time. I'm proud of our defense this time around." Continue Reading »

S Decatur Soccer Complex complete, awaits grass growth

DECATUR -- Over the last 100 years, the city of Decatur has always had a long-standing tradition of winning sport programs. From the State Champion Decatur Bulldog boys' basketball team of 1923 to Bracy Owens, Cameron Shaffer and the 4x400 relay team of Decatur High School 2016 track team, sports have become an integral part of life in this small town of 1,700. Now a new chapter in Decatur sports history is about to begin with the completion of the new Decatur Soccer Complex. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls stumble in Siloam tournament

SILOAM SPRINGS -- After losing to Holland Hall on Dec. 28, by a score of 74-25, the Lady Pioneers of Gentry returned to play in the Siloam Springs Holiday Classic Thursday against Rogers but couldn't quite get it together during the non-conference tournament, falling 42-35. Continue Reading »