S Gravette sweeps 4A-1 Conference track championships

Gentry's Cripps closes in on his promised height

PEA RIDGE — Gravette claimed both conference titles, but it had to come from behind to do such a feat. In the girls division, the Lady Lions compiled 171 to 142 edge over second-place Pea Ridge, but they didn't enjoy the lead until the 800-meter run. Gravette claimed a one-two finish in that event as Sally Bird turned in a winning time of 2 minutes, 46.97 seconds, followed by teammate Gracie Berger at 2:47.36 while Tori Foster finished seventh. The Lady Lions placed three runners in the 200 and two more in the 3,200, then capped it by winning the 4x400 relay with the team of Teagan Dixon, Kyrstin Branscum, Bird and Berger in 4:37.17.... Continue Reading »

S Clark saves best throw for last

FORT SMITH -- Mason Clark saved his best for last during the McDonalds Relays. The Gentry junior threw the discus 146 feet on his final attempt and won the event during Thursday's meet at Jim Rowland Stadium. The throw was almost 4 feet further than his previous best this spring, and it came after two of his first three attempts were scratched. "My first three attempts were bad," Clark said. "I went out there and decided to just take this easy. I've done it a thousand times, so just do it again.... Continue Reading »

S Lions lose three games last week

GRAVETTE -- In a rough week of baseball, the Lions fell to Siloam Springs on Thursday, Huntsville on April 19 and West Fork on April 18. Scores were 14-7, Siloam Springs; 9-3, Huntsville; and 8-6, Westfork. Continue Reading »

S Pinter signs with Grand View University

GRAVETTE -- Stephanie Pinter, a senior at Gravette High School, signed Friday, April 21, to play volleyball at Grand View University, a liberal arts university in Des Moines, Iowa. Continue Reading »

S Junior track teams take first in 1A district meet

DECATUR -- In its first appearance in the 1A junior high district track meet, the Decatur Bulldog team made its presence known as it walked away with both the boys' and girls' championships. Continue Reading »

S Hometown Events

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S Gentry coach ejected asking for consistency

Gentry coach ejected asking for consistency

PRAIRIE GROVE -- Gentry head baseball coach Justin Ledbetter was ejected after asking the home plate umpire for consistency in determining the strike zone April 13. Continue Reading »

S Gravette girls continue winning streak

GENTRY -- Freshman Cally Kildow struck out 14 and was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead the Lady Lions (18-6, 13-1 4A-1) to a 6 to 1 victory over the Lady Pioneers in Gentry on April 19. Continue Reading »

S Gentry gets past Lincoln, but falls to Harrison

GENTRY -- With the game tied at five runs each after seven, the Gentry Lady Pioneers got past the visiting Lady Wolves of Lincoln, 6-5, in the bottom of the eighth April 18 on a fielder's choice. Makensi Sweeten hit into the fielder's choice and brought home the winning run. Continue Reading »

S Freshman Kildow piling up Ks for Gravette

GRAVETTE — The Arkansas women's softball team has a long wait after recently receiving a verbal commitment from a promising young star. Cally Kildow of Gravette is only a freshman in high school. That's bad news for opponents of the Lady Lions, but good news for Gravette coach Taos Jones. "We were chomping at the bit to get her here for varsity, and she's certainly a difference-maker on a team with a good group of young kids," Gravette coach Taos Jones said. "I'm an Arkansas alum and a Hog fan and I'll get to go watch her play some day. But we have her for three more years and I'm certainly happy about that." Kildow has been dominant as a freshman with a 9-1 record and a 0.69 earned run average. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win three games on the road

DECATUR -- With opening game jitters behind them after the loss to Omaha April 7, the Decatur Bulldog baseball team got back on track with three victories on the road April 11 and 13 to begin its second week of conference action. Continue Reading »

S Lady Bulldogs win first game of season, split doubleheader.

DECATUR -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs softball team won its first game of the 2017 season when they traveled to Jasper to take on the Lady Pirates in a doubleheader. Continue Reading »

S Lady Lions continue shutouts and wins

GRAVETTE -- Cally Kildow threw another shutout on Friday when the Lady Lions defeated the visting Lady Bobcats from Berryville. She pitched four innings, struck out 12 batters and walked none. Continue Reading »

S Gentry girls win Siloam Springs softball tournament

SILOAM SPRINGS -- The Lady Pioneers of Gentry put three runs on the board in the bottom of the first and another run in both the third and fourth innings to defeat the Lady Bulldogs of Fayetteville and win Saturday's softball tournament in Siloam Springs, 5-1. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses at home against Gentry

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog soccer team continued to struggle last week and dropped two contests, one on the road and another at home, due to injuries and conflicts with other sports. Continue Reading »