S Boys win, girls lose in Gentry soccer last week

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers' only score against the visiting Airedales of Alma on Friday came in the second period when Haley Hays got the ball to Katie Ellis and Ellis put the ball into the net. The Lady Pioneers lost the match, 3-1, with Alma getting one goal in the first period and two in the second. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers lose three in play last week

GENTRY -- The Pioneers came up short in play last week, losing to Jay, Okla., on Thursday, Harrison on March 6 and Elkins on March 5. The Gentry boys lost to Jay Thursday at the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex in Gentry after Jay took an early lead by scoring five runs each in the first and second innings. After picking up a solo run in the bottom of the first when Dylan Rayburn scored on a Myles McFerron sacrifice to short, the Pioneers scored six in the bottom of the second inning. Ayden Smartt hit a ground ball out into left and brought home Ross Wilmoth, and Rowdy Trammell and Garrett Matthews scored on an error by the left fielder. Smartt scored on a McFerron single, and Rayburn and McFerron scored on a Peyton Wright single. Gentry managed another two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings, but Jay added one in the fourth, two in the fifth and another in the seventh to take the game, 14-11. Continue Reading »

S Lions win one lose two

GRAVETTE — The Gravette Lions had a busy week with two home games and a road game at Grove, Okla. First up was a home game at Lion Baseball Field in Gravette March 5 against the Bentonville West Wolverines. On the mound for the Lions was Hunter Cole, who pitched four innings, throwing 75 times, 47 of which were strikes. Cole allowed 10 hits, nine runs, five earned runs and had five strikeouts. He was replaced by Thomas Tryon who pitched 26 times (21 were strikes), allowing two hits while striking out one. Gravette could not get anything going throughout the contest as the Wolverines brought home five runs in the second inning and four in the third.... Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs split week with win at home, loss on road

DECATUR — The Decatur varsity boys' soccer team split a pair of scrimmage matches last week as they prepared for the start of the regular season March 15. The Life Way contest March 6 presented the Decatur Bulldogs with challenges from the weather. At match time, the wind was gusting up to 45 mph and the wind chills were in the mid-30s by sunset. Toward the end of the first half, the Bulldogs put the ball past the Warrior goalkeeper for the first point of the contest and the only one in the half. About 15 minutes into the second half, the Bulldogs scored their second point of the night. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs failed to get ball past Lady Mounties

ROGERS -- In the final scrimmage of the preseason, the Lady Bulldog varsity soccer team traveled to Rogers to take on the 7A Lady Mounties junior varsity at Mountie Stadium March 8. The stronger Lady Mounties prevailed, handing the Lady Bulldogs their third loss, 7-0. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions overwhelm Lady Elks in first softball game of season

Gravette beats Rogers-Heritage

GRAVETTE -- The Gravette varsity girls' softball team walked away with a pair of wins at home over Elkins on March 5 and Rogers Heritage on March 6. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers lose two in last-week play

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers narrowly lost two games last week, on Thursday at Prairie Grove, 10-8, and on Monday, March 5, at home against West Fork, 12-11. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs begin first soccer season with a loss to Lady Pirates

DECATUR — The new Decatur Lady Bulldog varsity girls' soccer team faced a tough opponent March 1 as they squared off against the Locust Grove Lady Pirates for a scrimmage match at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. Both teams were in the first year of competition and this match would lay the foundation for the season to come. The first 20 minutes of the match belonged to the Lady Pirates as they managed to get five shots past Decatur's goalkeeper, Deily Godoy. However, Godoy made over 10 saves throughout the first half, preventing the Lady Pirates from achieving a blowout over the Lady Bulldogs. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls lose, boys win on soccer field

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers got stung by the visiting Yellowjackets from Westville, Okla., on Friday, losing the soccer match, 4-1. Continue Reading »

S Pioneers catch up, lose in last inning

GENTRY -- After falling behind by four runs, the Pioneers put five runs on the board in the top of the fifth to catch up to host-team Greenland on Thursday, but a seventh-inning score by the Pirates resulted in a 6-5 loss for the Pioneers. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers come back to invoke 15-run rule on Lady Panthers

GENTRY -- After giving up seven runs in the top of the first inning to the visiting Lady Panthers in non-conference play, the Gentry Lady Pioneers scored 12 runs in the bottom of the inning, two in the second and another eight in the bottom of the third for a 22-7 win over Siloam Springs in three innings of play on Thursday. Continue Reading »

S Decatur, Gentry participate in Y Timing track meet in Fayetteville

WESTSIDE -- Both Decatur and Gentry track teams traveled to Ramey Junior High to participate in the Y Timing Invitational Track Meet in Fayetteville March 1. Thirty-five teams and over 300 athletes participated in this year's event. Continue Reading »

S New look for Bulldogs in 2018 baseball season

DECATUR -- It is often called "The National Pastime." And soon professional, college, high school, little league, and T-ball athletes from across the country will take to the diamond to participate in the game of baseball. Joining their fellow baseball players will be the Decatur Bulldogs, who will continue the rich tradition of Decatur baseball that dates back more than 50 years. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win first soccer scrimmage of season against Locust Grove

DECATUR -- With all the pieces falling into place, the Decatur varsity boys' soccer team took to the field at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur for a scrimmage match against the Locust Grove (Okla.) Pirates March 1. By the time the dust settled 50 minutes later, the Bulldogs emerged triumphant, defeating the Pirates by 11. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions end season at state quarterfinals

GRAVETTE -- The Lady Lions breezed past Ashdown in state tournament play but lost by one in a heart-breaking quarterfinal game on Friday, losing to Riverview, 76-75. Continue Reading »