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September 15th, 2011
The Bryant Hornets and Lady Hornetsâ tennis team had a rough time with Mount St. Maryâs Belles and the Little Rock Catholic Rockets on Tuesday at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.
The Lady Hornets took home one win in singlesâ play and were swept in doubles play, while the Hornets won just one set for the Boysâ 1 and 2 matches, getting swept in both singles and doubles play.
Sophomore Whitney Butler picked up Bryantâs only win, defeating Samantha Cook 8-3 in Girls 2 singles. Senior Callie Hogancamp lost to Mary Menz 4-8 in Girls 1 singles.
The Benton Panther boys tennis team was able to win three out of five matches against El Dorado and Little Rock McClellan Tuesday night at Tyndall Park in Benton.
Benton senior Eric Emmons lost to El Doradoâs Taylor Thomas 6-8 and senior Austin Willis defeated Drew Hazen 8-5.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to El Doradoâs Lawson Smith 3-6 and freshman Morgan Smith defeated McClellanâs Justin Washington 8-5. Senior Nathan Perry defeated El Doradoâs Thomas 6-1.
âWe had kind of a rough day,â coach Justin Warner said. âIt was probably the roughest day weâve had since the season started.â
The Benton boys and girls golf team split with Lake Hamilton Tuesday as the Lady Panthers lost 133-131 and the Panthers defeated Lake Hamilton 294 to 318.
Grace Lile and Austin Eoff earned medalist with a score of 36 and 65 respectively.
âThe girls are getting better and they are improving, its just not showing up in the results,â coach Chad Pitts said. âWe are playing better golf, but the people we are playing are playing good too.â
Daphne Bono shot a 48, Kayla Payne shot a 49, Karli Lipinski 52, Drew Melton a 53, Jenna Jamison a 54, and Braxton Chumley a 57.
The Bryant Lady Hornets swept three hard-fought games from the Russellville Lady Cyclones in 7A Central action on Tuesday night in Russellville. The Lady Hornets won 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-23) and it was their second sweep in a row, taking three from Cabot last Thursday .
Bryant Coach Beth Solomon called a timeout down 6-1 in the first set and the Lady Hornets were down 18-9 at one point before pulling out the two-point victory. Bryant outscored Russellville17-6 the rest of the way.
âThe girls decided they wanted to play and continued to play the rest of the night,â Solomon said.
Playing at Nutterâs Chapel Golf Course in Conway, the Bryant Hornets golf team struggled, coming in last place with the Conway Wampus Cats and Cabot Panthers also playing.
âHopefully we have gotten out the bad round of play,â Bryant coach Keith Dale said. âMost of the team played horribly, but there were some really good performances.â
Conway took first place with a 154, Cabot had a 157 and Bryant followed with a 170. The Bryant Lady Hornets also came in third with a 147. Conway took first with a 124 and Cabot had a 129.
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ volleyball team defeated the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0 in 7A Central conference action. The Lady Hornets took the first game easily 25-9, but the Lady Panthers gave the team a tougher match in games two (27-25) and three (25-22).
âTonightâs win was definitely the pick-me-up the girls needed after Tuesday,â Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. âThis puts us back on the positive side as far as our record in conference.â
âWeâll keep building on this through next week,â she said.
Just two seasons into their varsity program, the Harmony Grove Cardinals are once again staring at a 1-0 record after winning their season opener last week.
The Cardinals beat the Poyen Indians in their first ever game last season by a score of 35-14. On opening night, the Cardinals repeated history after they beat the Indians for the second year in-a-row, this time by a score of 32-23.
The Cardinals totaled over 400 yards of offense on Friday but turned the ball over twice in the late quarters.
After losing to the Harrison Golden Goblins 28-10 this past Friday, Sheridan Yellowjacketsâ coach Louis Campbell said there were positives despite his team giving up six turnovers in the opening game of the season. The Yellowjackets take on the Arkadelphia Badgers at Yellowjackets Stadium Friday.
The Arkansas Travelers open the 2011 Texas League playoffs against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock night, and the Travsâ road to get there has been an interesting one. Itâs the first time the Travs have been to the TL playoffs since they won the championship in 2008.
The Travelers went 36-31 to win the TL North Division first half by one game over the Naturals to qualify for the playoffs and went 32-38 in the second half. The Naturals won the second half North with a 38-32 record.
The Russellville Cyclones defeated the Bryant Hornetsâ golf team 157 to 160 on Thursday at Hurricane Creek Country Club. The Bryant junior varsity team shot a 173 for third place.
Junior Austin Harmon shot a match-best 3-under-par 33, but the rest of the Hornets didnât give much help as the Cyclones took victory.
âYesterday was a very bad match for us,â Bryant coach Keith Dale said. âAustin Harmon shot very well, but the rest of the team didnât play very well.â
Harmon finished with five birdies, two bogeys and also had two pars.