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Briggs: UFC 148 could be biggest, best ever

July 6, 2012

If there is a bigger name in the UFC than Anderson “The Spider” Silva, I, nor has the rest of the world ever heard of him. Quite frankly, Silva may be the biggest star to ever step into the octagon. He is the champion of champions; the fighter of all fighters. He is the UFC. By many standards, he has already surpassed any other fighter in the sport’s history with his title defenses and his pure skill. Tabbed as the best “pound-for-pound fighter” in the world, Silva has yet to disappoint.

Shortstop to be Cotton Blossom

July 6, 2012

BRYANT – Former Bryant Lady Hornets’ starting shortstop Cassidy Wilson is going from one championship team to another. Wilson, who was a starter on the Lady Hornets’ three consecutive 7A State Championships including this past year’s 34-0 season, signed to play softball with the University of Arkansas of Monticello Cotton Blossoms. Monticello is part of the Division II Great American Conference and the Cotton Blossoms won the GAC championship this past season.

Former Hornet signs to be Lion

July 5, 2012

BRYANT – Former Bryant Hornet Josh Pultro signed to play baseball for NCAA Division II member University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Signed as a first baseman/outfielder, Bryant Coach Kirk Bock was confident the Lions will be happy with their choice.

“They’re going to get a good one,” Bock said. “He’s going to be able to hit at that level. He’s a very good outfielder. This year, he had to move to first base, picked it up real easy and did a tremendous job for us. They’re going to have a utility player there.”

Sport Shop overcomes Blue in record-setting heat

June 29, 2012

BRYANT – With record-breaking heat in central Arkansas and a 101-degree game-time temperature, which actually felt like 104, the Bryant Sport Shop Black Sox hosted Little Rock Blue on Thursday and came away with a 6-2 victory at Bryant High School.

McClendon's overcomes slow start

June 27, 2012

BENTON – It didn’t look very promising for the Benton McClendon’s after the first inning of their game against Little Rock Blue on Tuesday night, but the McClendon’s came away with a 7-5 win at Bill Perry Field in Bernard Holland Park after their slow start.

Coffee to play at next level

June 27, 2012

HASKELL – For Saline County, a student athlete signing to play their respective sport at the college level is nothing new. With Benton and Bryant growing at steady paces, both are right at the top of the rankings in many different sports each year.

From Benton to Thailand

June 27, 2012

BENTON – Graduating from Benton High School in 2001, Jeau Kung now works on the other side of the world. Kung is a Muay Thai fighter and trainer at the historic Fairtex Muay Thai Fitness Camps and he is currently training at the camp in Pattaya, Thailand. Kung was in Benton recently and spoke with the Courier about his life in another country.

“It’s really fun going over there fighting and training,” Kung said. “Just being at the Fairtex camp, and on top of that, you’re going to the mecca of standup.”

Black Sox fare well, miss finals by out

June 25, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. – After defeating Longmont, Colo., in their first game in the Battle of Omaha Under-19 American Legion baseball tournament in Omaha, Neb., the Bryant Black Sox won four more games in the tournament before suffering their first loss of the season 4-3 to Pinnacle, Papillion, Neb. After the Longmont win, Bryant won 9-1 over Lincoln Pius, 5-2 over Branson, Mo., 6-2 over Montana, and 5-2 over Hays, Kan.

South Carolina beats Arkansas 2-0 on 3-hitter

June 22, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Lefty see, lefty do.
Hours after he watched senior left-hander Michael Roth's two-hitter against Kent State keep South Carolina's season alive, freshman lefty Jordan Montgomery did his best imitation of the Gamecocks' undisputed team leader when he got his turn against Arkansas on Thursday night.
Montgomery held the Razorbacks to three singles over eight innings, and the two-time defending national champions won 2-0 to force a rematch Friday night that will decide which team goes to the best-of-three College World Series finals against Arizona.

Briggs: 'Lebron deserves the respect he has earned'

June 21, 2012

If there is one thing that LeBron James and company need, it is positive feedback from the public. Since James announced that he was "taking his talents to South Beach" before the start of the 2010 season, he has been slammed with negativity and crude remarks from millions of people across the world.

 

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