Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
The Benton Panther boys tennis team was able to win three out of five matches against El Dorado and Little Rock McClellan Tuesday night at Tyndall Park in Benton.
Benton senior Eric Emmons lost to El Doradoâ€™s Taylor Thomas 6-8 and senior Austin Willis defeated Drew Hazen 8-5.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to El Doradoâ€™s Lawson Smith 3-6 and freshman Morgan Smith defeated McClellanâ€™s Justin Washington 8-5. Senior Nathan Perry defeated El Doradoâ€™s Thomas 6-1.
â€śWe had kind of a rough day,â€ť coach Justin Warner said. â€śIt was probably the roughest day weâ€™ve had since the season started.â€ť
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.
â€śThe girls are getting better and they are improving, its just not showing up in the results,â€ť coach Chad Pitts said. â€śWe are playing better golf, but the people we are playing are playing good too.â€ť
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.
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.
â€śThe girls decided they wanted to play and continued to play the rest of the night,â€ť Solomon said.