By: Seth McKinzie
Tomorrow night marks the last regular season game for the Lions and Lady Lions basketball teams. The squads head over to the east side of I-49 to face Pea Ridge. The Blackhawks have both teams enjoying stellar seasons and the task ahead for Gravette’s boys and girls will be daunting.
On January 11, the Lions fell to Pea Ridge 56-45 while the Lady Lions fell by the same margin but with the score 64-53. The Blackhawks sport a 20-5 overall record and sit 8-3 in the conference which is currently good enough for fourth place in the standings. The Lady Blackhawks are 22-4 overall, 9-2 in conference play, and sit behind Harrison in second place.
Both GHS teams are coming off losses to Prairie Grove Tuesday night.
Lady Lions seniors and their coaches:
Got the opportunity to celebrate our Seniors last night. So thankful for these 3 young ladies and how much they have given to our program. They are loved and will always be family. pic.twitter.com/GDT0NMVI6d
— GHS Lady Lion BB (@GHSLadyLionBB) February 6, 2019
Lions seniors and Coach Busch
When I took this job these two were Sophomores! I appreciate you both for believing in me and our culture! You both are great representatives of our community and team! I am proud of Isaac and Drake and I can’t wait to coach them tonight! pic.twitter.com/iHnYtdwt6w
— Matt Busch (@coachbusch10) February 5, 2019
LL tried to keep up with the state championships won late into the night last Friday evening but in case you missed it the Lions and Lady Lions had state champions in:
Aidan Patton – Shot Put
Shelbye Varner – Shot Put
Sally Bird – 800m
Girls 4x400m Relay
Beyond proud of both our girls and boys at the Indoor State Meet… Aiden Patton & Shelbye Varner State Shot Champions, Sally Bird 800 State Champion, 4×400 Girls State Champions, & State Runner-Up for the girls behind a very good Pea Ridge team! pic.twitter.com/fKSqKdHLsR
— Gravette Track (@Gravette_Track) February 2, 2019
The first five softball games of the season:
March 1 – Rogers
March 7 – Bentonville West (LL was told by the West head coach this will be a JV matchup)
March 11 – @ Van Buren
March 12 – @ Pea Ridge
March 15 – @ Farmington Tournament
Coming Up – Be sure and look for a feature on the Lady Lions senior softball players: Emily Ellis, Sumer Kaba, Devin Rodabaugh, Hannah Cole
The first five baseball games of the season:
Feb 25 – Siloam Springs
Feb 28 – Lincoln
March 1 – @ Grove
March 4 – Shiloh
March 5 – @ Bentonville West
Coming Up – LL plans on talking with Coach Bryan Bearden to preview the upcoming season.