The Bryant Lady Hornets hosted the Little Rock Fair War Eagles on Thursday night in 7A/6A South conference action and came up with their seventh sweep in eight conference games, with the Benton Lady Panthers being the only team to take conference undefeated Bryant to more than three games. Bryant won 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-9) against Fair at Bryant gym.
âIâm proud of the girls,â Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said of her team. âWe played better than the last time we played them; as far as not playing down and trying to stay at our level.â
CABOT - The Benton Lady Panther golf team won the 6A South conference and took second in the State on Tuesday and Wednesday at Greystone Country Club in Cabot.
Greenwood took the 6A State Title by shooting a 559 with Benton following with a 579, and Jonesboro (583), Marion (583) and Searcy (587) rounding out the top five.
Week 4 of the high school football season was the first clear week from the rain and lightning. After Hurricane Isaac dropped many inches of rain in Week 1 and carried over into Weeks 2 and 3, many games were canceled or called early throughout the state. As for last week, the Saline County area teams did not fare too well. Bryant beat Benton for the seventh straight time in Salt Bowl XIII, 55-21. Glen Rose won big over Harmony Grove, 48-21 and Bauxite and Sheridan fell in their conference openers. The loss for Bauxite marked the 13th straight, dating back to last season.
The Bryant girls golf team accomplished something this season that has never been done in school history â make the second day of the state tournament as a whole team. This past week, the Lady Hornets competed in the 7A state tournament at Conway Country Club and walked away with a second-place conference finish and stalled at fourth in state, missing third by a single stroke.
The Lady Hornets shot a collective 274 on day one, finishing 10 strokes behind the conference champion Fayetteville.
After losing in the finals to Avery, Texas, of a Henderson State University Tournament over the weekend, the Benton Lady Panther volleyball team went to El Dorado to play the Lady Wildcats in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday night. Benton swept El Dorado 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-7) to improve to 6-1 in the South and 11-4 overall.
The Harmony Grove Cardinals have fallen victim to the loss three weeks in a row dating back to Week 2 of the football season. Sitting at 1-3 on the year and winless in conference play, the Cardinals are still continuing to get better week in and week out.
The Saline County area is chocked full of high school football talent this season. With Bryant taking most of the attention with an impressive 3-1 start to the year and coming off of a 55-21 win over Benton last week, one should also look just south of the county and read heavily into the Glen Rose Beavers.
The Bryant Lady Hornets remained undefeated in the 7A/6A South conference with a sweep of the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves on Tuesday night at the Bryant gym. The Lady Hornets won 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-14) and didnât have a letdown after their rivalry match against Benton last week
âThey played well,â Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. âWe had that big game at Benton Thursday night. They came back. I thought they played well. We had some moments that we werenât at our peak.â
The Bryant Lady Hornets had no problem in dispensing of the El Dorado Lady Wildcats on Tuesday night at the Bryant Gym. The Lady Hornets (9-3, 5-0 7A/6A South) swept the Wildcats 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-4).
"I'm so proud of the girls [Tuesday] night because they did not play down," Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. "Our serves were back last night. We had been struggling. Aubree Allen has come in and helped up with Kenzie's (McKenzie Rice) shoulder injury. We're slowing getting [Rice] back into the game."
When it comes to good hometown rivalries in high school football, one needs not look any further than Saline County. With Benton and Bryant standing alone at the top of the list, there are other rivalries right here in the county that catch the eye of residents and football fans in general. Aside from the Benton/Bryant battle that has been around since 1974, there is also a very heated and exciting war between the Glen Rose Beavers and Bauxite Miners.