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Benton splits with Lake Hamilton

September 14, 2011

The Benton boys and girls golf team split with Lake Hamilton Tuesday as the Lady Panthers lost 133-131 and the Panthers defeated Lake Hamilton 294 to 318.
Grace Lile and Austin Eoff earned medalist with a score of 36 and 65 respectively.
“The girls are getting better and they are improving, its just not showing up in the results,” coach Chad Pitts said. “We are playing better golf, but the people we are playing are playing good too.”
Daphne Bono shot a 48, Kayla Payne shot a 49, Karli Lipinski 52, Drew Melton a 53, Jenna Jamison a 54, and Braxton Chumley a 57.

Bryant sweeps before big match

September 14, 2011

The Bryant Lady Hornets swept three hard-fought games from the Russellville Lady Cyclones in 7A Central action on Tuesday night in Russellville. The Lady Hornets won 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-23) and it was their second sweep in a row, taking three from Cabot last Thursday .
Bryant Coach Beth Solomon called a timeout down 6-1 in the first set and the Lady Hornets were down 18-9 at one point before pulling out the two-point victory. Bryant outscored Russellville17-6 the rest of the way.
“The girls decided they wanted to play and continued to play the rest of the night,” Solomon said.

Bryant finishes last at Chapel Golf Course; Conway takes first place

September 13, 2011

Playing at Nutter’s Chapel Golf Course in Conway, the Bryant Hornets golf team struggled, coming in last place with the Conway Wampus Cats and Cabot Panthers also playing.
“Hopefully we have gotten out the bad round of play,” Bryant coach Keith Dale said. “Most of the team played horribly, but there were some really good performances.”
Conway took first place with a 154, Cabot had a 157 and Bryant followed with a 170. The Bryant Lady Hornets also came in third with a 147. Conway took first with a 124 and Cabot had a 129.

Lady Hornets take three in a row

September 9, 2011

The Bryant Lady Hornets’ volleyball team defeated the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0 in 7A Central conference action. The Lady Hornets took the first game easily 25-9, but the Lady Panthers gave the team a tougher match in games two (27-25) and three (25-22).
“Tonight’s win was definitely the pick-me-up the girls needed after Tuesday,” Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. “This puts us back on the positive side as far as our record in conference.”
“We’ll keep building on this through next week,” she said.

Cardinals look to make it two-in-a-row Friday

September 7, 2011

Just two seasons into their varsity program, the Harmony Grove Cardinals are once again staring at a 1-0 record after winning their season opener last week.
The Cardinals beat the Poyen Indians in their first ever game last season by a score of 35-14. On opening night, the Cardinals repeated history after they beat the Indians for the second year in-a-row, this time by a score of 32-23.
The Cardinals totaled over 400 yards of offense on Friday but turned the ball over twice in the late quarters.

Sheridan hopes to bounce back this week

September 7, 2011

After losing to the Harrison Golden Goblins 28-10 this past Friday, Sheridan Yellowjackets’ coach Louis Campbell said there were positives despite his team giving up six turnovers in the opening game of the season. The Yellowjackets take on the Arkadelphia Badgers at Yellowjackets Stadium Friday.

Arkansas Travelers open playoffs against the Naturals

September 6, 2011

The Arkansas Travelers open the 2011 Texas League playoffs against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock night, and the Travs’ road to get there has been an interesting one. It’s the first time the Travs have been to the TL playoffs since they won the championship in 2008.
The Travelers went 36-31 to win the TL North Division first half by one game over the Naturals to qualify for the playoffs and went 32-38 in the second half. The Naturals won the second half North with a 38-32 record.

Bryant golf teams split against Russellville

September 3, 2011

Boys
The Russellville Cyclones defeated the Bryant Hornets’ golf team 157 to 160 on Thursday at Hurricane Creek Country Club. The Bryant junior varsity team shot a 173 for third place.
Junior Austin Harmon shot a match-best 3-under-par 33, but the rest of the Hornets didn’t give much help as the Cyclones took victory.
“Yesterday was a very bad match for us,” Bryant coach Keith Dale said. “Austin Harmon shot very well, but the rest of the team didn’t play very well.”
Harmon finished with five birdies, two bogeys and also had two pars.

Bryant sweeps Pine Bluff in singles; Finishes 1-3 in doubles competition

September 3, 2011

The Bryant Hornets’ tennis team defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras on Thursday in Pine Bluff. The Lady Hornets swept its single’s matches 2-0 and split its double’s matches 1-1. The Hornets’ boys swept its singles matches 2-0, but were swept 0-2 in its doubles matches.
Bryant Hornets coach Steve Wilson said senior Callie Hogancamp and sophomore Whitney Butler both played well for their second victories of the year.
Hogancamp defeated Toreia Harris 8-1 in Girls 1 singles and Butler beat Brittney Sargent 8-0 in Girls 2 singles.

Benton looks to break losing streak in Salt Bowl

September 2, 2011

It is Christmas morning for the two biggest schools of Saline County as the Salt Bowl game between Benton and Bryant has finally arrived. All the hype and smack talk has led up to one of the biggest football rivalry games in the state as nearly 30,000 fans are expected to show up tonight at War Memorial Stadium.
For the Benton Panthers, the key for tonight against the Hornets will be their defense. In year’s past, Benton has had a fairly efficient defense but it has been their struggling offense that has put the defense in bad field positions.

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