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Hornets look forward to State Championships

February 22, 2013

The Bryant Hornet swim team finished their 2012-2013 swim season at the South District Championship held earlier this month at Bishop Park. At the conclusion of the meet, the Hornets and Lady Hornets finished in first place and were named the South District champions for the fourth year in a row. The Hornets scored 418 points at the meet, with second-place Magnolia coming in with 260 points and third-place Benton with 246. The Lady Hornets finished with 474 points to second-place Magnolia's 259 points.

Panthers Perfect

February 21, 2013

BENTON – The Benton Panthers finished off their historic season with a 78-69 beating of the Pine Bluff Zebras in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday night in Benton Arena on Senior Night. The Panthers finished off the regular season with a school-record 25 wins against just two losses. The Panthers, which clinched conference last Tuesday, were undefeated in the South with a 14-0 record and will play East No. 8 Searcy as the South No. 1 seed. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m. at Greenwood High School.

Lady Panthers gearing up for season without Drew Melton

February 20, 2013

Last year’s Benton Lady Panther softball team finished the season with a 30-3 showing overall, 14-0 in 6A South conference action and a state semifinal loss to Russellville.
Heading into the offseason, Benton had one thing on its mind: winning a state title in 2013. The leader, and most outspoken Lady Panther pushing the campaign, was defensive standout and senior Drew Melton.

Cardinals earn regional bid

February 15, 2013

LITTLE ROCK - For a team that is built like a powerhouse and an offensive force to be reckoned with, the Harmony Grove Cardinals took a different approach to its game on Thursday night. Playing in the quarterfinals of the 5-3A district tournament in Little Rock, the Cardinals took Head Coach Dexter Hendrix’s game plan and executed it flawlessly, beating Fountain Lake 33-27 to advance to the semis today against Episcopal.

Benton bowling takes 3rd, 4th in State Tourney

February 15, 2013

FORT SMITH – After both the Benton boys and girls bowling teams finished second to Cabot in the 7A/6A Central conference tournament, Benton went to Bowling World in Fort Smith for the 7A/6A State Tournament on Monday. The Panther girls took third place and the boys fourth, while Cabot boys and girls took first in state as well. Bentonville came in second for the girls, and Fayetteville and Mountain Home were the teams before the Benton boys.

Bauxite regional bound

February 14, 2013

BAUXITE – Lady Miners head coach Joshua Harrison and his Bauxite Miners are no strangers to the Nashville Scrappers, playing each other nine times in the last three years, including a narrow 35-34 win at Nashville in January.
Wednesday’s 7-4A district matchup proved to be just as entertaining as the Miners escaped with a 61-57 win over Nashville, clinching a spot in the regional tournament.
“I know the type of team Nashville is,” Harrison said. “They fell from fourth to sixth [in conference] but they’re a team full of athletes.”

Hornets get to even

February 13, 2013

BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets used a late fourth-quarter run in a 52-35 victory over the Texarkana Razorbacks on Tuesday night. The Bryant Hornets improve to 17-9 (6-6) on the year. The Hornets have won 6 of their past 8 games after starting the 7A/6A South 0-4.
“We hit a few shots early,” Bryant coach Mike Abrahamson said. “We made some plays.”

Panthers win South Championship

February 13, 2013

The Benton Panthers cruised to their third 7A/6A South conference championship in six years on Tuesday night at Benton Arena with a 66-42 rout of the Lake Hamilton Wolves. It was Benton’s 14th consecutive win as the Panthers have been cruising all season long sporting a 23-2 overall record and 12-0 in the South.
“It’s a special night,” Benton Coach Chris Nail said. “They’re winners. That’s just how they are. They win. The thing about this group is nobody ever cares about stats. It’s just a special group.”

Coach will take ugly loss

February 6, 2013

BENTON – Despite a less-than-stellar performance, the Benton Panthers came away with a 50-44 victory over the Sheridan Yellowjackets in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday night in Benton Arena. It was the Panthers’ 12th consecutive victory and Benton is ranked seventh in the state in the Hog Country Top 10 poll.
“I did not think we played well at all tonight,” Benton Coach Chris Nail said. “We had dead legs all night. We didn’t have our usual motion. Sheridan played good. You can’t say it was all us, but I didn’t think we played well.

Cardinals upend rival, win 2nd straight

February 6, 2013

GLEN ROSE - When the month of February rolls around, there is just one thing on the mind of high school basketball teams; postseason play. For the Harmony Grove Cardinals, the 5-3A 2012-13 district tournament looms in the near future.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals traveled just up the street to Glen Rose for an intense rivalry-renewing game with the Beavers. After busting a four-game skid with a win over eStem on Friday, Harmony Grove added a second straight win Tuesday, defeating Glen Rose handily, 75-55.

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