S Two win gold at state track meet

WESTSIDE — Two west-side athletes took gold medals at the state track meet in Nashville on Tuesday, Cole Cripps in the pole vault and Jordan Neeley in the 400-meter dash. Cole Cripps, a Gentry junior, cleared 14 feet, 6 inches, at the state meet for the championship. The number-two spot went to Trace Beene, a Nashville athlete who cleared 14 feet. Cripps had been focussing his efforts on the pole vault throughout the season, although he's also done well in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. The vault was Cripps personal record and set a new Gentry High School record in addition to winning the state championship. Continue Reading »

S Gentry takes boys' team title

Gravette girls finish in second place

GRAVETTE — Strong performances by Cole Cripps and Bryan Harris led Gentry to the boys' team title, while Vanessa Wing flew high in leading Pea Ridge to the girls' team title at the 4A-1 District Track Meet on Tuesday. Cripps won the triple jump and repeated as district champ in the pole vault by clearing 13-6, but it was Harris who earned high-point honors by winning the 100 meters (11.33 seconds) and finishing second in the 110 hurdles, high jump and long jump. The senior also picked up a fourth-place finish in the triple jump to add to the Pioneers' overall team total of 164. Continue Reading »

S Gentry wins conference match against Decatur

GENTRY -- The Decatur Bulldogs traveled south to take on the Gentry Pioneers in a 4A-1 conference match April 14 at Pioneer Stadium in Gentry. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs narrowly defeated in match against Eagles

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldogs, coming off of a two-game winning streak, narrowly lost their conference match with the Huntsville Eagles April 26 at Bulldog Stadium in Decatur. Continue Reading »

S Gentry boys take first in district meet

Gravette girls take second

GRAVETTE -- Strong performances by Cole Cripps and Bryan Harris led Gentry to the boys team title, while Vanessa Wing flew high in leading Pea Ridge to the girls team title at the 4A-1 District Track Meet on Tuesday. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers end season on Thursday

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers first game of the conference tournament was against the Lady Eagles of Huntsville. The game was played on Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m. in the Merrill Reynolds Memorial Complex. Continue Reading »

S Decatur track team dominates district meet in Eureka

DECATUR -- The Decatur track team traveled to Eureka Springs April 25 to participate in its final 2A 4-West district meet before moving to the 1A conference next season. The Bulldogs went out in style, posting wins in both the boys' and girls' meets. Continue Reading »

S Decatur loses to Hackett in final 2A-4 West conference game

DECATUR -- The Decatur Bulldog baseball and softball teams traveled to Hackett to participate in their final 2A-4 West district tournament before moving to the 1A conference next year. Continue Reading »

S Lady Pioneers 6-0 in conference play

GENTRY -- The Lady Pioneers took on the Green Forest Tigers April 25 for their sixth conference game of the season. Continue Reading »

S District baseball, softball tournament underway at Gentry

GENTRY — A five-run fifth inning was more than enough cushion for Prairie Grove starter Logan Gragg to finish off Gravette during a 10-3 victory in the 4A-1 Conference Tournament on Thursday. The victory secures the Tigers' spot in the 4A North Regional, which they're hosting next week ... Smartt, a freshman right-hander, pitched five shutout innings for Gentry and helped his own cause by scoring two runs. The Pioneers led 4-0 after two innings with Wyatt Clark's two-run single highlighting a three-run first inning. Taylor drove in Smartt on RBI double in the fourth inning to account for the rest of Gentry's offense. Continue Reading »

S Decatur wins boys' and girls' meets in Eureka Springs

DECATUR — The Decatur track team traveled to Eureka Springs April 25 to participate in its final 2A 4-West district meet before moving to the 1A conference next season. The Bulldogs went out in style, posting wins in both the boys' and girls' meets. Continue Reading »

S Linch to play soccer at Evangel

GENTRY — Ana Linch is playing soccer at her third high school in four years as a forward for the Gentry Lady Pioneers this spring. The senior made sure she will continue that career at yet another school next year when she inked a letter of intent to play at Evangel University in a ceremony Friday at Gentry's Pioneer Activities Complex. Continue Reading »

S Bulldogs win their first two games of season

DECATUR -- In a driving rain, the Decatur soccer team posted its first victory of the 2016 season. The Bulldogs took on the Bergman Panthers at Bulldog Stadium April 19. In spite of only having nine players, the Panthers decided to play the match. Continue Reading »

S Decatur girls lose final game of regular season

DECATUR -- The Decatur fast-pitch softball team came home for the final game of the 2016 regular season. Continue Reading »

S Vetor to receive athletic scholarship and award

GENTRY -- Tori Joann Vetor, Gentry High School senior, was chosen by Centennial Bank as one of its 10 Centennial Bank Athletic-Community Service Award winners for 2015-2016. Continue Reading »

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