Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
The Benton Panther tennis team swept Texarkana in doubles competition Tuesday afternoon at Tyndall Park.
Benton seniors Ian McMahn and Dudley Stow defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Flowers and Hemperley 8-6. Seniors Sam Anderson and Jake Jakonczuk defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Brock and Gregory 8-2.
Seniors Nathan Perry and Clint Powell defeated Flowers and Hemperley 8-4.
In singles competition, senior Eric Emmons defeated Tanner McClean 8-4 while senior Austin Willis defeated Devonte Murphy 8-1.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to McClean 1-8.
The Benton Lady Panther golf team finished as conference runner-up and fourth in state after a two-day tournament.
On the first day, Grace Lile shot an 89, Karli Lipinski shot a 104, Daphne Bono shot a 119, Kayla Payne shot a 104, Kaylen Presnall shot a 117 and Bentonâ€™s team total was a 297.
The first day round total was good enough for a second place finish in conference behind conference champion El Dorado, who shot a 289 as a team.
On the second day, Lile shot a 85, Lipinski shot a 89, and Payne shot a 95.
After missing out on the 7A girls state golf championships final round on Tuesday, the Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ golf team had two players golfing as individuals.
The Lady Hornets came in sixth place out of 10 teams on Monday in the championshipâ€™s opening round, and the top five teams advanced to the final round.
Sophomore Peyton Weaver shot a 15-over 86 on Tuesday after scoring an 85 on Monday. She finished ninth overall with her 171 and earned all-state honors.
Sometimes you just know when there is a future NFL player in your presence. Back in 2000, the Bryant Hornets were preparing to play the Camden Fairview Cardinals at Hornet Stadium and future NFLÂ pro-bowler Shawn Andrews played for the Cardinals