Archive - Sep 11, 2013
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers competed in the Spikefest Tournament in Little Rock on Saturday and finished the day 3-1 between pool play and tournament matches. Benton defeated West Memphis 25-15 and 25-17 before splitting with Fort Smith Northside (20-25, 25-11). Because the Lady Panthers beat Northside by more point-wise, Benton was first in their pool.
In tournament play, Benton swept the Texas High Lady Tigers 25-16 and 25-17, but would end their day falling to Mount Saint Mary on its home court 14-25 and 23-25.
ARKADELPHIA â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornet cross country team opened the season with a victory Saturday at the OBU Invitational.Â The Lady Hornets put all five of their scorers in the top 17 places to take the team championship with a score of 44 points.Â Lake Hamilton was runner-up with 66 points followed by Mt. St. Mary (66), LR Christian (81), Cabot (140) and Trinity Christian (176).Â There were 15 total teams and 163 individual finishers in the race.
Kali Hardig has defied medical odds and is being discharged today from Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
The 12-year-old Benton girl is reported to be the third person in the world to survive the brain-eating amoeba that caused her to become ill July 19 following an outing at a Little Rock water park.
The condition she suffered is known as primary amoebic memingoencephalitis. A then-experimental drug is credited with killing the amoeba.
Kali's miraculous recovery is being celebrated locally with a parade involving two schools in the Benton district.