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June 24th

Lipinski receives WWGF scholarship

June 24, 2014

BENTON — Benton golfer Karli Lipinski was recently honored with a four-year, $8,000 scholarship from the Women’s Western Golf Foundation.
Candidates for the scholarship were selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, excellence of character and an involvement in the sport of golf, according to a release from the Foundation. Skill in the sport is not a criterion.

Cool Cat: Quinn named state's top AD

June 24, 2014

BENTON – Benton Panthers athletics had a pretty solid year, to say the least. The football team had its best season since 2005, finishing 6-6 with a playoff victory. The Benton Panthers basketball team followed their best season ever, record-wise, with their second-best season ever and a consecutive state semifinals appearance. The Lady Panthers volleyball team fell in an epic match in the 6A State Championship game, the baseball team had another 20-win season, not to mention the Lady Panther softball team won the 6A State Championship in an instant classic in Fayetteville.

June 23rd

Pitcher Perfect: Kershaw’s no-no best ever

June 23, 2014

There have been 215 no-hitters in Major League Baseball since 1904, not including the 23 perfect games in the modern era. With the large quantity of no-no’s in the league coming from hall of famers and regular Joes, the most dominate of them all came Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Dodgers ace and southpaw Clayton Kershaw’s performance against Colorado was above and beyond any other no-hit feat in history. No runs, no hits, no walks and 15 strikeouts in just 107 pitches.

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