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November 24th

Bauxite wins it ugly

November 24, 2012

BAUXITE – A hot start on offense in the first half and stingy play on defense in the second half helped push the Bauxite Lady Miners (4-2) past the Pottsville Apaches by a score of 50-38 on Tuesday night.
Despite the win, head coach Joshua Harrison still felt his team didn’t play their best ball.
“It was an ugly game to say the least,” Harrison said. “Pottsville is a good team who is constantly in the 4A state tournament. We looked sluggish tonight. We didn’t execute like we normally would, but I thought defensively we played pretty hard.”

Bryant turns early lead into comfortable victory


November 24, 2012

BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets led early and often in cruising to a 56-38 victory over the Fort Smith Southside Rebels on Tuesday night. The Hornets improve to 2-0 on the year.
“I’m pleased,” Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. “I thought we played really hard. I thought they played hard and they did what they were coached to do. That’s encouraging to me.”

Lady Hornets battle back for victory

November 24, 2012

BRYANT- After trailing nearly the whole game, the Bryant Lady Hornets battled back to a hard-fought 35-34 victory over Mount Saint Mary Academy on Tuesday night at the Bryant Gym. The Lady Hornets improve to 2-1 on the year.
“I thought our kids played well,” Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. “We found a way down the stretch to fight back.”
Bryant was led by junior guard Dezarea Duckworth, who finished the night with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. Senior post player Whitney Meyer played a huge part in the rebounding game with eight boards to go along with two points.

November 21st

Panthers off to fast start

November 21, 2012

The Benton Panthers got off to their second consecutive 8-0 scoring start in defeating the Searcy Lions 59-39 at Benton Arena on Tuesday night. The Panthers also got off to an 8-0 start in their 68-43 win against Beebe in the first game of the year last week.

Sister Act 3: Lauren, Kristen Dempsey combine for 35 in win

November 21, 2012

The 2012 high school basketball season could not have gotten off to a much better start for the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals. Sitting at 3-1 heading into the Thanksgiving break, the Lady Cardinals have put together stellar shooting nights while play excellent defense on the other end.
Senior guard Lauren Dempsey has been a huge spark in the starting role for the team, averaging 15 points per game including a 19 and 21point showing so far this young season.

November 19th

Panther tourney team dominates

November 19, 2012

A Benton Panther tournament team made up of all sixth graders had an impressive run in a tournament at Lake Hamilton High school on Saturday, Nov. 10. From the Future Panthers program, the team of 20 total kids ran through the tournament, playing three games in one day, without surrendering a point.
The Benton sixth graders took down Hot Springs in the morning game 52-0, blew out Sheridan 40-0 in the afternoon game, and shut out Star City in the championship game 20-0 to take the first-place trophy.

November 10th

Lady Miners win benefit

November 10, 2012

BAUXITE – The Bauxite Lady Miners hosted the England Lady Lions in a benefit game at Fred Dawson Gym on Thursday night and turned a close game into a 56-41 blowout. The Lady Miners led 24-22 at the half before increasing their lead the next two quarters.
The scoring for Bauxite was evenly distributed as three players each scored 12 points in senior Mary Crow, junior Allison Tackett, and senior Morgan Case. Tackett hit 2 of 4 from the 3-point line, Case had eight rebounds and two assists, and Crow had nine assists, five rebounds and four steals.

Hornets fall in 1st round

November 10, 2012

Behind a steady running attack and stingy play on defense, the Cabot Panthers upset the Bryant Hornets in the opening round of the Arkansas 7A state tournament by a score of 28-21 Friday night.
“We just didn’t capitalize,” Bryant Coach Paul Calley said. “We had too many chances we didn’t capitalize on. Our defense made stops in the second half and we didn’t take advantage of it.

November 8th

New-look Hornets facing obstacles

November 8, 2012

The Bryant Hornets had a very successful season a year ago when theymade it to the semifinals of the 7A state tournament and lost to a loaded Little Rock Hall team which won the state title. With a semifinal appearance, one would expect high expectation the next year, but the Hornets have a totally different team this year.

Briggs: Beavers romp while Panthers’ season ends

November 8, 2012

While many may feel that the high school football season just started, for us journalists, it has been a long, but exciting year. With Bryant, Benton and Sheridan automatically in the playoffs before the season even starts, the special rule leave many with a "huh?" look on their faces. I’m one of those people.
How in the world does an 0-10 Little Rock Fair team get in the postseason while a 4-6 Harmony Grove team sits at home or in the stands and watches Round 1? But, I didn’t make the rules and instead, it gives the Saline County area more chances to bring home a trophy.

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