Skip to main content

Syndicate contentLocal Sports

Panthers’ 7-on-7 flexes its guns for 2nd straight tourney win

June 19, 2014

BENTON – The Benton Panthers 7-on-7 team got to flex its muscles once again as the Panthers defeated Maumelle 28-21 in the championship game of the 1st Annual Benton Panthers 7-on-7 Tournament on Tuesday at Panthers Stadium to win their second straight 7-on-7 tournament.
“They like to flex their muscles so that’s what we do,” Panthers Coach Scott Neathery said. “It’s kind of funny. The kids like to do it. If they win, we let them do it. It’s a good group of kids and they like to have a good time.”

Ezell named Gatorade POY

June 18, 2014

Talk about capping off your high school career in style. Roughly a month after the Bryant Hornets won their third 7A State Championship in the past five seasons, former Hornets shortstop Trevor Ezell was honored with the Gatorade Player of the Year award on Monday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
“It is kind of hard to believe,” Ezell said. “It is a great honor. I’ve been playing with and against some of the greatest kids in the state, so to be named that really feels special. It is definitely humbling for me.”

Benton's Pfeiffer goes to Orioles

June 11, 2014

LITTLE ROCK – Former UALR shortstop Austin Pfeiffer has been selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 27th round on the 2014 MLB Draft. In 2014 Pfeiffer hit .253 with five home runs while starting every one of the Trojans 54 games at shortstop.

“Well the first person to contact me was my mother,” Pfeiffer said about how he found out he had been selected. “She called me and told me the good news shortly before the Orioles contacted me.”
Pfeiffer said the Orioles congratulated him and said they look forward to what he can bring to their organization.

Spring ends on high note

June 5, 2014

BENTON – After a 6-6 record last year, it’s best since the 2005 season, the Benton Panther football team closes its spring portion of its schedule, six practices including Friday night’s spring scrimmage at Panthers Stadium, featuring its hurry-up offense.

Against all odds, Benton back atop softball world

May 29, 2014

It’s not over until it’s over. That could be the new motto for the 2014 Benton Lady Panthers. Down to their last strike and an unlikely hero at the plate in the 6A State Championship game, the Lady Panthers had their lives changed forever.

It took just one swing to rejuvenate a packed house Friday at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. Staring at a full count with two on and down 1, freshman slugger Breanna Langford deposited possibly the biggest hit in school history over the fence in left field.

Hornets down Dogs for 7A Championship

May 29, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE — Junior Blaine Knight shut down a powerful Fayetteville offense and senior eighth-place hitter Dalton Holt put an exclamation point on a 10-0 Bryant Hornets rout over the Purple Bulldogs with a 2-run bomb to left field in the 7A State Championship game in Fayetteville on Friday. It was the Hornets’ 23rd straight win and they just needed six innings to do it.

UN-BRE-LIEVABLE

May 29, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE — It was the shot heard around the state. Down one with two on, two out, a full count and freshman Breanna Langford at the plate, Benton’s 6A title hopes looked to be all but demolished Friday at Bogle Park in Fayetteville. That was until Sheridan pitcher Sydney Bonner left a hanger out over the plate that Langford tomahawked into left field for a 3-run, go-ahead blast to put the Lady Panthers in front for good.

3rd Time's A Charm

May 21, 2014

BENTON -- The Benton Lady Panthers proved that the third time really is the charm Saturday, beating the defending 6A champion Russellville Cyclones 2-1 in the 6A State Tournament semifinals.
Having lost to the Cyclones 2-1 in each of the last two postseasons, Benton kicked the monkey from its back and punched its ticket to Fayetteville for a second straight 6A final.
The win wasn’t just any victory for third-year Benton coach Heidi Cox, however. To her, this win ranks at the top.

FayTown Bound

May 21, 2014

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Bryant starting sophomore Zack Jackson would walk the bases loaded in the first inning of a 7A State Tournament semifinal game on Monday, but he would not walk another in a complete-game 2-0 shutout of the Conway Wampus Cats at Burns Park in North Little Rock.
Jackson would get out of the inning unscathed and would not let another Conway runner to third base the rest of the game giving up just three hits, three walks and striking out seven in seven innings pitched for the win.

Panthers fall in semis

May 21, 2014

BENTON – The first two innings ended up being killer for the Benton Panthers in a 6A State Tournament semifinal game against the Russellville Cyclones on Saturday. South No. 1 seed Benton gave up three runs in the first and two in the second to spot East No. 2 seed Russellville five runs in a 5-1 loss to end the Panthers’ season. Russellville will take on the East No. 5 seed Marion in the state championship in Fayetteville on Saturday.

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes