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Gainesville junior guard Cassie Carlo takes the ball down the court in Saturday’s championship battle against Blue Eye at the Sparta Tournament. Photo by Karla Smith.
Saturday’s  fight for the championship trophy at the Sparta Tournament finished a stretch of seven games in 12 days for Gainesville’s Lady Bulldogs basketball team. The team went 5-2 over the course of those days, with one loss to a tough Thayer team at the Mountain Grove Tournament, followed by ...

Gainesville senior Aspyn Britt looks to shoot during the battle against the Thayer Lady Bobcats for the Mountain Grove tournament championship Friday night. Britt was named to the all-tournament team. The Lady Bulldogs, seeded in the number 6 spot for the tournament, brought home the second place trophy. Photo by Karla Smith.
The Gainesville Lady Bulldogs held their own at the Mountain Grove tournament last week, bringing home the second place trophy after wins over Cuba, Mansfield and Mountain View/Liberty before falling to a tough Thayer team in the championship game. This marks the fourth consecutive year that the...
Elks Lodge 1714 in Mountain Home, Arkansas, is again sponsoring the 46th annual Elks Hoop Shoot, the national free throw shooting contest for children age 8 through 13. Participating schools include Gainesville and Bakersfield in Ozark County as well as Arkansas schools in Mountain Home, Norfork,...
The Gainesville Bulldogs basketball team, along with a crowd of fans, friends and family, traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, Friday, Dec. 15, where they took on the Thayer Bobcats at the FedEx Forum arena. The varsity Bulldogs fell to the Bobcats, 35-27. The JV also took a loss, 38-27. Members of the...

photo courtesy of Karla Smith
Continuing the annual tradition they’ve had for many years, the Gainesville Lady Bulldog basketball team adopted one local family through the Ozark County Angel Tree program. The basketball team held a bake sale in Gainesville Friday, raising over $1,100 for the adopted family, which includes six...

Members of Robert Burns Masonic Lodge #496 in Gainesville raise money through sales of microwave popcorn at area basketball games for the Masonic Home of Missouri’s Creating-a-Partnership program, which matches funds from local Masonic lodges for certain benevolent initiatives related to the well-being of children. Robert Burns Masonic Lodge members Ed Kapelski (left) at the popcorn-selling table at a recent Gainesville High School game and (above) Bobbie Grisham with school counselor Amelia Menz at the popcorn table at Dora School.

GES art show winners, kindergarten-third grade categories: These students won honors in the kindergarten through third grade categories during Gainesville Elementary School’s winter concert and art show Dec. 7: (from left) Macy Hambleton, first grade, Superintendent Award; Alana Kimmen, third grade, Principal Award; Joshua Stage, second grade, School Board Award & Best of Show; Allison Garrison, second grade, PTO Award.
The Gainesville High School Bulldogs basketball team took third place at the Mansfield tournament last week. After defeating Houston 65-31 in the first round, the Bulldogs lost to first-seeded Mansfield 61-29, then went on to defeat Seymour 53-48 in the third place contest Saturday. “Our goal for...

Gainesville senior Annie Noah on Dec. 8 signed a letter of intent to play basketball for College of the Ozarks. Seated, from left: Annie’s mother Joyce Noah, Annie, and her father, Dan Noah. Back: College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats head basketball coach Becky Vest and Gainesville High School head basketball coach Morris Jenkins. Photo by Karla Smith.
Gainesville High School senior Annie Noah signed a letter of intent on Friday, Dec. 8,  to play basketball on the College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats basketball team. “We’ve had our eye on Annie for a couple of years,” said head coach Becky Vest. “She attended our summer basketball camp, and we...
Gainesville High School  Lady Bulldogs traveled to Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, to compete in the Battle of the Border basketball tournament last week. “The tournament was a good opportunity to face opponents we won’t face the rest of the season. Each team played a little different style, which was a...

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