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October 5th

Lady Hornets win again, still in second

October 5, 2011

The Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team swept the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-17) in 7A Central conference action on Tuesday night in Cabot. The Lady Hornets won their fifth consecutive conference match and improved to 9-3 overall with an 8-2 record in conference, good for second place behind Conway.
“We’ve got another win under us,” Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. “The girls played well tonight, but not as well as we could have.
“I think they were confident they would win tonight so they didn’t come out and play as hard as they should have.”

October 1st

On the back of Hunter, Glen Rose upsets Jessieville

October 1, 2011

This time last year, Glen Rose quarterback Collin Hunter had one of the best running backs in the state behind him with Steven Kehner. Having that ‘safety blanket’ in the backfield gave Hunter a year to mature and become a leader for the Glen Rose Beavers without the added pressure of being a starting quarterback.
Friday night, it seemed to pay off as Hunter led the Glen Rose Beavers to a 35-0 win over undefeated Jessieville on the road.
“He is growing up every week,” coach Mark Kehner said. “This was probably his first big game with the pressure on him to make plays and lead us.”

September 30th

Lady Hornets win fourth straight with payback for Belles

October 1, 2011

When the Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team went to Little Rock to play the Mount St. Mary Belles in early September at the McAuley Center, the Hornets lost to the Belles in four games due in large part to inconsistency.
On Thursday night, the Hornets revenged the loss to their rivals defeating them in four games – 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17) – at home. The win gave Bryant its fourth 7A Central conference victory in a row and the Hornets are sitting comfortably in second place behind the Conway Lady Wampus Cats, which they play on Oct. 11 in Conway.

September 29th

Benton sweeps boys, girls doubles competition

September 29, 2011

The Benton Panther tennis team swept Texarkana in doubles competition Tuesday afternoon at Tyndall Park.
Benton seniors Ian McMahn and Dudley Stow defeated Texarkana’s Flowers and Hemperley 8-6. Seniors Sam Anderson and Jake Jakonczuk defeated Texarkana’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.

September 28th

Lady Panthers finish second in conference

September 28, 2011

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 Benton’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.

Lady Hornet earns all-state

September 28, 2011

After missing out on the 7A girls state golf championships final round on Tuesday, the Bryant Lady Hornets’ golf team had two players golfing as individuals.
The Lady Hornets came in sixth place out of 10 teams on Monday in the championship’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.

September 23rd

Bama’s Barrett Jones has his eyes on eternal things

September 23, 2011

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 NFL pro-bowler Shawn Andrews played for the Cardinals

Bryant takes second, consistent in win

September 23, 2011

BRYANT — The Bryant Lady Hornets’ inconsistency has subsided for the time being according to Coach Beth Solomon and it showed as Bryant defeated 7A Central conference foe North Little Rock 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-19) on Thursday night in Bryant.
Even though both the Lady Hornets and Lady Charging Wildcats have a 5-2 conference record, Bryant holds the tie-breaker between the two teams, giving them second place behind Conway.

September 21st

Sheridan has a tough road ahead; faces Lake Hamilton

September 21, 2011

The Sheridan Yellowjackets escaped the White Hall Bulldogs with a 13-8 win last week and it was the first time in 25 years that they picked up a victory in White Hall. Sheridan hits the road to Lake Hamilton to take on the Wolves this Friday in their first 6A South conference game.
The Yellowjackets are also 2-1 for the first time in a while according to Sheridan Coach Louis Campbell.
“And to think we gave the first one away … well I won’t go there and ruin the mood!” Campbell said on www.sheridanfootball.com.

Bryant Hornets golf nipped by Panthers

September 21, 2011

Both the Bryant boys and girl’s golf teams placed second on Tuesday at Hurricane Creek Country Club. Cabot took first for both boys and girls, edging the Hornets by one shot, while North Little Rock brought up the rear.
The Hornets shot a 151, led by junior Tyler Green’s 1-under 35. Green started off at 2-under before bogeying the fourth hole. He finished with three birdies and two bogeys.
Junior Austin Harmon shot a 1-over 37 including an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole, freshman Nick Canale shot a 3-over 39, and junior Aston Green shot a 40. Sophomore Chase Thornton added a 42.

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