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10
Jan
2019

Final Thoughts on College Pursuits for Young Athletes

By: Seth McKinzie Some final thoughts on the LL mini-series “How Do I Get My Child a Scholarship?” are necessary. As many readers know, LL has been around almost 30 years of Gravette sports. In that almost-three decades span there have been quite a few very good players come through. Still, with the “quite a...
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09
Jan
2019

Friday Night – Come for the Chili, Stay for the Orange Out

By: Seth McKinzie On Friday night the Lady Lions and Lions host HUGE conference games when Pea Ridge comes to town. So, how does a Gravette fan top seeing some exciting hoops action? Glad you asked. The answer is clearly chili and orange clothing. Huh? Oh, LL forgot to give you the details. On Friday,...
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07
Jan
2019

Dear LL – How Can I Get My Child a Scholarship? Pt. 2

By: Seth McKinzie In case you missed Part 1, you can find it here *Just click the word “here”* LL addressed a few of the questions that are asked by well-meaning parents who wonder whether or not their son or daughter is college athlete material. The answers to these questions are certainly not meant to insult...
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06
Jan
2019

Dear LL – How can I get my child a scholarship? Part 1

By: Seth McKinzie Due to this question being asked to LL quite a bit during the course of a year, it seemed to be a topic that could be addressed on the site. LL is absolutely not an expert at giving advice but does have a decent grasp on this topic. Due to the amount...
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31
Dec
2018

2019: The Year of…the Lady Lion?

By: Seth McKinzie A few years ago, LL was emcee’ing the athletic banquet and made a comment that went something like this: “This team (GHS Lady Lions) made me excited to watch girls basketball.” Coach Will Pittman gave LL a bit of grief over the remark, and that was justified, but it is something worth...
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21
Dec
2018

LL’s Letter to Santa – 2018

Dear Santa, LL knows you have a lot of wishes from lots of boys and girls from all over the world and some of those are likely far more important than the ones listed here. Still, it would be great if you could really consider some of these things and bring some of them to...
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10
Dec
2018

Hoops is Hot

By: Seth McKinzie If you have not made it out to watch the Lions and Lady Lions on the hardwood then you have been missing out. The girls brought home the consolation bracket championship from last week’s Adair Tournament while the boys fell just short in the championship bracket earning the tournament runner-up spot. As...
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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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