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April 1st, 2011
BENTON â€” Leading the game 2-1 in the bottom of the third inning, Bentonâ€™s Bailey LeVart hit a three-run home run to give the Lady Panthers a four-run cushion as Benton ended up defeating Sheridan 6-3 Friday night at home.
â€śWe have had several girls swinging a hot stick,â€ť Benton coach Eric Ryan said. â€śIt started back in Shreveport, and everybody got a good look at live pitching. Ever since then they have been real hot.
â€śThat [home run] right there just shows you when somebody gets confident in what they can do, good things will happen.â€ť
Sometimes you canâ€™t buy a goal; other times they fall out of the sky.
Goals fell out of the sky as the Bryant Lady Hornets, led by Tarra Hendricksâ€™ hat trick, easily defeated the Van Buren Lady Pointers 7-0 in conference soccer action Thursday at Hornet Stadium.
â€śIâ€™m never going to complain about a shutout,â€ť head coach Julie Long said. â€śOur defense always does a good job.Â Lindsay Brazil always does a good job on defense.â€ť
Eddie Poland and Luke Vance were named to the 6A All-State Team after the Benton Panthers finished the season as co-champions of the 6A South for the first time since 1989.
Poland, a three-year letterman, finished the season averaging nine points and three steals per game.
â€śHe finished the season strong for us and was probably our best defender,â€ť Benton coach Chris Nail said.
Nail said Poland will be visiting North Central Community College in Missouri, which is the same one former Panther Brandon Jones attended a couple of years ago.