Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
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 Travsâ€™ road to get there has been an interesting one. Itâ€™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.
The Russellville Cyclones defeated the Bryant Hornetsâ€™ 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 didnâ€™t give much help as the Cyclones took victory.
â€śYesterday was a very bad match for us,â€ť Bryant coach Keith Dale said. â€śAustin Harmon shot very well, but the rest of the team didnâ€™t play very well.â€ť
Harmon finished with five birdies, two bogeys and also had two pars.
The Bryant Hornetsâ€™ tennis team defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras on Thursday in Pine Bluff. The Lady Hornets swept its singleâ€™s matches 2-0 and split its doubleâ€™s matches 1-1. The Hornetsâ€™ 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.
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 yearâ€™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.
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ volleyball team defeated the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers in both teamsâ€™ first 7A Central conference match of the year. The Lady Hornets took the first two games of the match easily 25-13 and 25-14, before dropping the third set 25-23.
The Lady Tigers gave them some problems in the fourth, but the Lady Hornets pulled away and won 25-20.
â€śIâ€™m happy we won,â€ť Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. â€śIt was a good win for our first conference game. Now weâ€™re 1-0 and in conference. Thatâ€™s a positive thing.