Archive - Sports Article
May 6th, 2013
BRYANT â€“ Two-time All-State and three-time All-Conference selection and Bryant Lady Hornet setter Hannah Rice is taking her talents South for the upcoming season. Rice signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for the Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia) Lady Muleriders on Wednesday at Bryant High School. There was little doubt in Rice's mind after visiting SAU.
"When I visited there, I loved the campus," Rice said. "I felt at home almost immediately. It wasnâ€™t too big or too small. It was the perfect size. Their volleyball team is really good and I wanted to be a part of it."
PEARCY â€“ Needing a must-win against the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves, the Bryant Hornets came just short in losing 1-0 in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday in Pearcy. As the only 7A team in the South, the Lady Hornets are behind the 8-ball when it comes to qualifying for the state playoffs out of the 7A West.
PEARCY â€“ Senior starting pitcher Nate Rutherford pitched a complete-game shutout and junior shortstop Trevor Ezell went 3 for 4 in the Bryant Hornets 6-0 victory over the Lake Hamilton Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday.
Rutherford needed just 61 pitches in seven innings for the win. He struck out four and gave up six hits without a walk.
PEARCY â€“ The Benton Panthers defeated the Lake Hamilton Wolves 6-1 in 7A/6A South conference action on Monday in Pearcy in a game which was originally scheduled for this past Friday at Panther Field.
With the win, Benton clinched the No. 1 seed in the 6A State Tournament from the 6A South conference.
Due to inclement weather in the two teamsâ€™ first scheduled game of the year at Lake Hamilton, the game was moved to Panther Field because of better field conditions and the Panthers and Wolves just swapped venues this past game.
There is a lot of excitement for Coach Bret Bielema's Razorback football team and that was demonstrated last Saturday with over 51,000 fans attending the Red-White football game in Fayetteville. Â I saw that same enthusiasm in Benton on March 27, 2013, when Coach Bielema spoke at the Saline County Razorback Club Fish Fry in front of 600 die-hard fans.Â
HASKELL â€“ After taking two games from Magnet Cove (9-5 and 6-5 wins) over the weekend, the Benton Harmony Grove Cardinals put their winning streak at six with a 14-2 shellacking of the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Monday.
â€śIâ€™m very proud of the leaps and bounds these guys have made this year,â€ť Cardinalsâ€™ Coach Brandon Mynhier said. â€śThey work hard and have really learned how to win.â€ť
The Cardinals (10-8, 5-2 5-3A) pounded out 11 hits in the win and Ryan Roush started getting the win. Roush gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in five innings, and struck out six.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets soccer team wasted little time in dispensing of the JA Fair War Eagles 9-0 in 7A/6A South conference play on Friday at Hornets Stadium.
Junior Bryce Denker scored five goals in the win, the second time this season Denker has scored five goals in a game. But Denker didnâ€™t start the game with a goal. It was an assist to senior Cameron Furton from Denker at the 36:14 mark of the first half that got the scoring started.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton Panthers soccer team had no trouble with the JA Fair War Eagles in 7A/6A South conference action on Wednesday in Little Rock. The Panthers won 7-0 and Coach Bobby Winn said his team didnâ€™t suffer a hangover after its emotional victory against Bryant last week. It was the first time Benton boys soccer beat Bryant since 2004.
â€śThe team played really focused after a huge win vs. Bryant and did not play into a trap game situation,â€ť Winn said.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets fell 8-6 to the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Lady Hornets Field. Bryant was down 7-2 in the fifth inning, but couldnâ€™t complete the comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Wolves jumped on the Lady Hornets (10-9, 6-4 South) in the first inning plating three run in the top half. Bryant responded with a run in the bottom half when junior Katy Stillman scored on a passed ball.
BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers were the rulers of the 6A South conference a season ago, finishing with an undefeated 14-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed in the 2012 State Tournament. With that season history, a new leader has emerged in the conference; the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets.