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Three Hornets sign to play football

February 8, 2012

BRYANT – Three Bryant football players signed college letters of intent Wednesday on National Signing Day, but delayed their party until Friday.
“These guys are smart,” Bryant coach Paul Calley said. “They came to me and asked if they could have their party on Friday, so all of the media would come out.”

Receiver/defensive back Dillion Winfrey signed with Central Arkansas, linebacker Marshall Everett inked with Arkansas-Monticello and running back Karon Dismuke signed with Southern Arkansas.

Lady Hornet ready to just run

February 2, 2012

BRYANT – Bryant Lady Hornets’ senior distance runner Ashlyn Lessenberry had a decent idea where she wanted to go to college when she found out where her best friend was going to play softball. Lessenberry is following her friend, Kayla Sory, to Henderson State University as she signed a letter of intent to run for the Lady Reddies in the Bryant Gym on Wednesday morning.

Miner to play for Muleriders

February 2, 2012

BAUXITE – Bauxite Miners’ senior lineman Matt Steele signed with the Southern Arkansas University Muleriders out of Magnolia, Ark., on Wednesday morning in the Bauxite High School auditorium.

“I think it’s awesome,” Bauxite Coach Shane Clancy said. “It’s something he’s talked about doing since the eighth grade.

Miners lose, Lady Miners win ugly game

February 2, 2012

LITTLE ROCK – It wasn’t pretty, but the Bauxite Lady Miners came away with a 42-32 victory over the Robinson Lady Senators on Tuesday night in Little Rock in 7-4A conference play.

“Coming in, they didn’t have a conference win, but they played everybody really tough,” Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said of the Lady Senators. “They didn’t really have anything to lose. They were just as physical and aggressive as they could possibly be.”

Panthers win to tie for 2nd; Ladies keep rolling

February 2, 2012

BENTON – The Benton Lady Panthers won their 10th game in a row defeating the Pine Bluff Lady Zebras 52-39 on Tuesday night in 6A South conference action at Benton Arena. The win improves the Lady Panthers to 8-0 in conference, keeping Benton in first place in front of Texarkana (7-1).

The Lady Panthers (16-6, 8-0 6A South) didn’t score in the first three minutes of the game, but got things going when senior Brooke Million hit three 3-pointers to help Benton take a 12-6 lead after the first quarter.

Shortstop has big shoes to fill

January 27, 2012

BENTON – Benton Panthers senior shortstop Brooks Balisterri signed a letter of intent to play for former Panthers’ pitcher, now major-league ace, Cliff Lee’s first college before becoming an Arkansas Razorback. Balisterri signed with the Meridian Eagles out of Meridian, Miss., the heart of SEC country, on Wednesday at Benton Arena and hopes his path becomes similar to Lee’s.

Basketball player signs to play baseball

January 27, 2012

BRYANT – Current Bryant Hornets senior basketball player Quinten Motto will be trading his sneakers in for cleats when he graduates from high school. Motto signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Vernon Chaparrals, a junior college out of Vernon, Texas, on Wednesday in the Bryant Gym.

Signing to pitch for the Chaparrals, a mascot that resembles a road runner, the right-handed Motto has yet to pitch in a varsity high school game, but he played in a couple summer leagues this past year and Vernon liked what it saw.

Lady Cardinals' skid continues

January 27, 2012

HASKELL - Harmony Grove’s woes continued on Tuesday night when Fountain Lake came to town. Losing to the Cobras for the second time this season, the Lady Cardinals’ skid hit four straight games without a win after losing on Tuesday 48-33. The Lady Cobras beat Harmony Grove earlier in the year 50-33.

The Lady Cardinals came into Tuesday night with another streak on their shoulders that they hoped would be lifted. For three straight games, the Lady Cardinals had shot under 25 percent from the floor.

Fourth quarter fortune: Lady Miners rout Maumelle in 4th

January 25, 2012

MAUMELLE – Down three points at the half, the Bauxite Lady Miners routed the Maumelle Lady Hornets in the fourth quarter to take a 66-42 victory on the road on Tuesday in 7-4A conference action. The Lady Miners outscored the Lady Hornets 32-8 in the fourth quarter for the win.

“Just went nuts in the fourth quarter,” Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. “Made a few shots. Got some rebounds and got [Maumelle] overextended a little bit; spread the floor out a little bit and started hitting layups.”

Girls routed, Hornets lose it in second half

January 25, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats were not very gracious hosts as they defeated the Bryant Lady Hornets 54-15 in dominating fashion in 7A/6A Central conference action on Tuesday night in North Little Rock.

The Lady Hornets’ stat line was all one had to look at to see why they could not get anything going against the Lady Wildcats. Bryant shot seven percent (3 of 42) for the game from the field, 9 of 20 from the free-throw line and committed 18 turnovers, to North Little Rock’s six.

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