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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 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 Late morning fire burns ties

DECATUR -- A late morning fire March 9 just north of the railroad overpass in Decatur destroyed several piles of old railroad ties belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad. 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 City of Decatur makes improvements to sign, cemetery

DECATUR — When driving into Decatur from the south, motorists often ignore the Grand Savings Bank billboard and an old sign that, over time, was covered by two cedar trees. A change to this area is about to transform it into a welcome mat to visitors to the Decatur community. 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 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 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 »