Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers were the rulers of the 6A South conference a season ago, finishing with an undefeated 14-0 record and earning the No. 1 seed in the 2012 State Tournament. With that season history, a new leader has emerged in the conference; the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets.
JESSIEVILLE â€“ The Benton Harmony Grove Cardinals improved to 4-2 in the 5-3A conference with a 9-1 win over the Jessieville Lions on Friday.
Tyler Hamilton started for the Cardinals and struck out 13 Lions in the win, giving up one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked just one.
BENTON â€“ Bryant Hornet senior Nate Rutherford didnâ€™t allow a Benton Panther past first base until the final inning in a 6-1 Bryant win over Benton in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Panther Field. The Hornets returned the favor to the Panthers as Benton defeated Bryant in the first matchup 1-0.
BRYANT â€“ The Benton Panthers did something to the Bryant Hornets they havenâ€™t done in 10 years. The Panthers beat the Hornets 2-1 on Friday in Bryant, which was the first victory for the Panthers over the Hornets (13-2-1, 7-1 South) since 2004.
â€śIt was a huge win,â€ť Benton Coach Bobby Winn said. â€śOur seniors led the way with the game plan and everybody that played, played with every ounce of energy in their heart and pulled off a great victory theyâ€™ve been trying to get for years.â€ť