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February 18th, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE - After routing Appalachian State ace starter Jamie Nunn in Friday's 12-2 season opener, some might have presumed the Saturday and Sunday games would be a piece of cake for the Arkansas Razorbacks,Â No. 25 ranked by Baseball AmericaÂ and hosting at Baum Stadium.
They would have presumed wrong. The Razorbacks, now 3-0, did sweep the now 0-3 Mountaineers but it wasn't easy.
BRYANT â€“ There was little doubt in the minds of a duo of Bryant Lady Hornets of where they were going to college. Senior distance runners Marley Adams and Mikayla Douglas signed letters of intent to run for Henderson State University on Tuesday morning at Bryant High School, and the pair have known for several years they were to become Lady Reddies.
â€śIâ€™ve wanted to go there since the seventh grade,â€ť Adams said. â€śI just know theyâ€™ve had a really good team. I know upperclassmen that have gone there. Itâ€™s always been Henderson.â€ť
BENTON â€“ Benton Panthers senior soccer player Michi Forbess signed a letter of intent to play for the Tigers of Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia) at the Benton Athletic Sports Complex field house on Friday.
Forbess is a midfielder for the Panthers, which finished 16-2-1 and lost 2-1 in the 6A State Tournament quarterfinals to Siloam Springs, and is Bentonâ€™s all-time leader in career assists with 21. Benton soccer Coach Bobby Winn said Forbessâ€™ understanding of the game is second-to-none.
BRYANT â€“ After the Bryant Lady Hornets came up with the upset victory over their Benton counterparts, the Hornets couldnâ€™t duplicate the feat as the Benton Panthers swept Bryant this season and took the Saline County Shootout trophy with a 73-60 win over Bryant on Wednesday night at the Hornetsâ€™ Nest in Bryant.
â€śThe good thing about it is, number one it was a sweep of Bryant,â€ť Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said, â€śnumber two, now weâ€™re in sole possession of first place, and number three, weâ€™re defending conference champions.â€ť