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Panthers pounce on Eagles

April 24, 2013

LITTLE ROCK – The Benton Panthers soccer team had no trouble with the JA Fair War Eagles in 7A/6A South conference action on Wednesday in Little Rock. The Panthers won 7-0 and Coach Bobby Winn said his team didn’t suffer a hangover after its emotional victory against Bryant last week. It was the first time Benton boys soccer beat Bryant since 2004.
“The team played really focused after a huge win vs. Bryant and did not play into a trap game situation,” Winn said.

Comeback falls short

April 24, 2013

BRYANT – The Bryant Lady Hornets fell 8-6 to the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Lady Hornets Field. Bryant was down 7-2 in the fifth inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Wolves jumped on the Lady Hornets (10-9, 6-4 South) in the first inning plating three run in the top half. Bryant responded with a run in the bottom half when junior Katy Stillman scored on a passed ball.

Errors sting Benton

April 24, 2013

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.

Cardinals rout Lions

April 17, 2013

JESSIEVILLE – 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.

Hornets return favor

April 17, 2013

BENTON – Bryant Hornet senior Nate Rutherford didn’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.

Benton tops Bryant

April 17, 2013

BRYANT – The Benton Panthers did something to the Bryant Hornets they haven’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.
“It was a huge win,” Benton Coach Bobby Winn said. “Our 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 they’ve been trying to get for years.”

Panthers maul Zebras

April 11, 2013

PINE BLUFF – It didn’t look like it would be a blowout early in the game, but the Benton Panthers defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 14-1 in six innings in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday at Taylor Field in Pine Bluff. The win places the Panthers 6-0 in the South and 12-2 overall.

Benton heating up

April 11, 2013

BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers have been on a tear of late, winning six of their last seven, all coming against 7A/6A South foes. On Monday, Benton traveled to Pearcy to take on the Lady Wolves of Lake Hamilton in a makeup game. With hot bats smoking for Benton, Lake Hamilton’s gloves were rather shaky as Benton romped out to a quick 9-0 lead before winning 10-1.
Stevi Berg led the game off by reaching on an error and later scored on another error, this time with Ashton Currey at the dish. Daphne Bono also scored after following Berg with a single.

Miners lose early lead, fall to Ark. Baptist

April 11, 2013

BAUXITE - The Bauxite Miners jumped ahead early, but ultimately fell 11-3 to the Arkansas Baptist Eagles in 7-4A action on Monday. The Miners drop to 6-8 (1-4) with the loss.
“We started out good but just didn’t put them away when we needed to,” Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. “We left seven runners on base through the first three innings. With one hit, we could have blown it open, but we couldn’t get it.”

White’s double helps extend HG’s streak

April 11, 2013

HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals have become accustomed to winning games early and with ease, outscoring their opponents 40-0 over the past three games entering Monday’s contest. With Perryville coming to town, Harmony Grove found itself in a dog fight early.
But thanks once again to a powerful bat and even better arm, Kristen Dempsey and the Lady Cardinals came away with their 13th straight win, this one a 4-3 victory.

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