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SPRINGDALE â€“The Benton Panthers lost for the first time this year dropping to the Springdale Bulldogs 61-56 in Springdale on Friday night.
â€śThe game was pretty simple,â€ť Benton Coach Chris Nail said. â€śWe got off to a really slow start. Theyâ€™re a really good team. We just kind of dug ourselves a hole there.â€ť
The Panthers (8-1) were down 17-7 after the first quarter and 32-22 at the half, but made a run in the third quarter to cut it to within three points going into the fourth quarter. Benton was within one before falling by five points.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets hosted the Russellville Cyclones on Tuesday night and sent them back home with a 53-43 defeat as the Hornets capitalized on the Cyclonesâ€™ aggressiveness. Bryant made 25 of 32 (78 percent) free throws opposed to Russellvilleâ€™s 5 of 8.
â€śIt was probably the ugliest game Iâ€™ve ever been associated with in terms of offense,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śWe both played really good defense, we both had each other scouted well. Both sets of kids did a great job of taking away our offensive looks.
BAUXITE â€“ The Bauxite Lady Miners started 7-4A conference play right with a 52-41 win over the Nashville Lady Scrappers on Tuesday night at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite. A slow first half led to a stagnant game early, but the Lady Miners woke up in the second half.
Bauxite (8-4, 1-0 7-4A) jumped to a 10-2 lead to begin the game, but the Lady Scrappers scrapped their way back to make it a 13-8 Nashville deficit at the end of one. The Lady Miners would go into a lull in the second quarter getting outscored 10-5 resulting in a tie, 18-18, game at the half.
BAUXITE â€“ The Bauxite Miners played an all-around game to open their 7-4A conference season with a 49-33 victory over the Nashville Scrappers at Fred Dawson Gym on Tuesday night.
â€śWe played really well,â€ť Bauxite Coach Mark Smith said. â€śProbably the best weâ€™ve played this season. It was a good time to start out with the first conference game.â€ť
The Miners (5-4, 1-0 7-4A) didnâ€™t get off to a good start as the Scrappers couldnâ€™t miss leading 14-3 early and finished the first quarter with a 16-7 lead over the Miners.
FAYETTEVILLE - Bret Bielemaâ€™s first official Arkansas Razorbacks hire is the coach coordinating Bielemaâ€™s last two defenses at Wisconsin.
Chris Ash, Wisconsinâ€™s defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012 and Wisconsinâ€™s defensive backfield coach in 2010, becomes Arkansasâ€™ defensive coordinator, new Arkansas Coach Bielema announced Tuesday.
Bielema, the Wisconsin Badgersâ€™ head coach from 2006-2012 and their defensive coordinator in 2004 and 2005, was hired last week to succeed John L. Smith, the interim coach in 2012 after former Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino was fired last spring.
HASKELL - After two miserable seasons of Harmony Grove Cardinal basketball, first-year head coach Dexter Hendrix seems to have the program going in the right direction. After falling in the season opener to Poyen, the Cardinals had won 7 of 9 entering Tuesday.
With an undefeated 5-3A conference record entering the night, the Cardinals stayed unbeaten in conference play with a low-scoring victory over the visiting Fountain Lake Cobras. With less than 60 combined points scored on the night, the Cardinals walked away with the 34-23 victory.
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals have had a tough go at the conference season thus far in 2012, dropping the first two 5-3A contests this year. After losing to Perryville in a 67-44 blowout, Mayflower came to town and sent the Lady Cardinals into a 0-2 hole with a 33-28 win.
There is always that one goal at the beginning of every sports season. From golf to volleyball, teams and individuals strive for that coveted trophy. That piece of hardware that will sit in a school trophy case for ever.
In the case of high school football, teams battle through blood, sweat and tears to get what they want. While some roads are easier than others, some teams find themselves in dog fights every week. For the 2012 Glen Rose Beavers and Harding Academy Wildcats, this season has been one to remember.
FAYETTEVILLE -Â Unbeaten 17th-ranked Kansas is unbeaten no more and apt to fallÂ in nextÂ week's women's basketball rankings.
Unranked Arkansas upset the Jayhawks, 64-56Â in Thursday night's nonconference game before 1,356Â at Walton Arena.
Arkansas overcame Kansas leads in both halves, surpassing the JayhawksÂ 33-24 at intermission but twice trailing KU by one in the second half before Jhasmin Bowen's layup put Arkansas up, 46-45 with 7:15 left and never trailing again.
CONWAY â€“ After a tough loss in the first round of the John Stanton Wampus Cat Invitational, the Bryant Lady Hornets responded with a 49-39 win over the Alma Airedalettes in a consolation game on Thursday at Buzz Bolding Arena. Bryant lost to Camden Fairview 53-42 in the first round where the Lady Hornets lacked execution, both offensively and in the rebounding department (Bryant was out rebounded 18-7 in the second half).