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19
Nov
2018

How Do You Build a Total Program? – The Foundation of the Process

By: Seth McKinzie Let me take you back to 1995. I was a tenth grader who loved playing ball. I enjoyed playing each of my sports. If someone had made me rank the sports by “favorite to play” the order would have been this: Baseball Football Basketball Track and Field If someone would have then...
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16
Nov
2018

Fireside Hoops Chat – With Coach Busch and Coach Pittman

By: Seth McKinzie The head coaches for Gravette Lady Lions and Lions basketball stopped by the “LL Fireplace” and discussed their teams as the season is just getting tipped off. Enjoy the conversation with Coach Will Pittman (GHS Lady Lions) and Coach Matt Busch (GHS Lions). LL: Talk about how you’ve worked to get players...
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05
Nov
2018

Dear GHS Senior Football Players – A Letter

Dear GHS Senior Football Players, Your high school football careers ended Friday night against Gentry. Even though my moment to grieve over the loss of something that would never return was 21 years ago this month I remember it all too well. It is never something for which you are prepared. It is not something...
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01
Nov
2018

4A-1 Week 10 Predictions

By: Seth McKinzie GREEN FOREST @ BERRYVILLE  So the old Carroll County Rivalry is back as a conference game. Berryville, for as much as it seems they have had a good season (or at least to LL since they defeated Gravette) the Bobcats still only have one 4A-1 victory. Green Forest, as LL predicted early...
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31
Oct
2018

LL Update – October 31

By: Seth McKinzie Happy Halloween, loyal LL readers. There is quite a bit to discuss in front of Friday’s Senior Night game versus Gentry. Livestream News – The GHSTV produced livestream will likely start about an hour early this Friday night. At approximately six o’clock, the stream will go live and yours truly will be...
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30
Oct
2018

Gentry Week

By: Seth McKinzie Question: If Gravette could win only one game every season which team would you rather beat?  Answer: If you don’t pick Gentry, you ain’t really from Gravette.  LL has made no bones about the disdain for Gentry. Not the town itself, and the many fine people who live there, but the Pioneers....
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26
Oct
2018

Gravette Goes to Shiloh – And Other Games in 4A-1

By: Seth McKinzie Want to fire yourself up for tonight’s game? Sure you do. Relive last year’s victory over Shiloh Christian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pFDdTCl7iY&t=9291s A couple of quick points about tonight’s game against the Saints: Shiloh is rolling + Shiloh wants revenge from 2017 = Not a good recipe for 2018 Lions Gravette needs to play mistake...
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23
Oct
2018

Earning a Reputation

By: Seth McKinzie In the early 2000s, Gravette was at a pivotal place, football wise. The late 1990s saw the first playoff appearance in 10 seasons, a playoff victory, and a renewed excitement among Lion faithful and the overall community. Then, 1998-2000 came and left everyone with a “here we go again” type of feeling...
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22
Oct
2018

Q&A with GHS Senior Aidan Patton

By: Seth McKinzie Aidan Patton is a three year player for Gravette football. The six-foot-four two hundred and seventy pound senior has paved the way for a lot of offensive success during his time in the Orange and Black. LL recently sent Patton some questions and thought his answers would make a great “Q&A” piece....
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