The Bryant Lady Hornets swept three hard-fought games from the Russellville Lady Cyclones in 7A Central action on Tuesday night in Russellville. The Lady Hornets won 3-0 (26-24, 25-21, 25-23) and it was their second sweep in a row, taking three from Cabot last Thursday .
Bryant Coach Beth Solomon called a timeout down 6-1 in the first set and the Lady Hornets were down 18-9 at one point before pulling out the two-point victory. Bryant outscored Russellville17-6 the rest of the way.
â€śThe girls decided they wanted to play and continued to play the rest of the night,â€ť Solomon said.
Playing at Nutterâ€™s Chapel Golf Course in Conway, the Bryant Hornets golf team struggled, coming in last place with the Conway Wampus Cats and Cabot Panthers also playing.
â€śHopefully we have gotten out the bad round of play,â€ť Bryant coach Keith Dale said. â€śMost of the team played horribly, but there were some really good performances.â€ť
Conway took first place with a 154, Cabot had a 157 and Bryant followed with a 170. The Bryant Lady Hornets also came in third with a 147. Conway took first with a 124 and Cabot had a 129.
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ volleyball team defeated the Cabot Lady Panthers 3-0 in 7A Central conference action. The Lady Hornets took the first game easily 25-9, but the Lady Panthers gave the team a tougher match in games two (27-25) and three (25-22).
â€śTonightâ€™s win was definitely the pick-me-up the girls needed after Tuesday,â€ť Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. â€śThis puts us back on the positive side as far as our record in conference.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™ll keep building on this through next week,â€ť she said.
Just two seasons into their varsity program, the Harmony Grove Cardinals are once again staring at a 1-0 record after winning their season opener last week.
The Cardinals beat the Poyen Indians in their first ever game last season by a score of 35-14. On opening night, the Cardinals repeated history after they beat the Indians for the second year in-a-row, this time by a score of 32-23.
The Cardinals totaled over 400 yards of offense on Friday but turned the ball over twice in the late quarters.
After losing to the Harrison Golden Goblins 28-10 this past Friday, Sheridan Yellowjacketsâ€™ coach Louis Campbell said there were positives despite his team giving up six turnovers in the opening game of the season. The Yellowjackets take on the Arkadelphia Badgers at Yellowjackets Stadium Friday.
The Arkansas Travelers open the 2011 Texas League playoffs against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock night, and the Travsâ€™ road to get there has been an interesting one. Itâ€™s the first time the Travs have been to the TL playoffs since they won the championship in 2008.
The Travelers went 36-31 to win the TL North Division first half by one game over the Naturals to qualify for the playoffs and went 32-38 in the second half. The Naturals won the second half North with a 38-32 record.
The Russellville Cyclones defeated the Bryant Hornetsâ€™ golf team 157 to 160 on Thursday at Hurricane Creek Country Club. The Bryant junior varsity team shot a 173 for third place.
Junior Austin Harmon shot a match-best 3-under-par 33, but the rest of the Hornets didnâ€™t give much help as the Cyclones took victory.
â€śYesterday was a very bad match for us,â€ť Bryant coach Keith Dale said. â€śAustin Harmon shot very well, but the rest of the team didnâ€™t play very well.â€ť
Harmon finished with five birdies, two bogeys and also had two pars.
The Bryant Hornetsâ€™ tennis team defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras on Thursday in Pine Bluff. The Lady Hornets swept its singleâ€™s matches 2-0 and split its doubleâ€™s matches 1-1. The Hornetsâ€™ boys swept its singles matches 2-0, but were swept 0-2 in its doubles matches.
Bryant Hornets coach Steve Wilson said senior Callie Hogancamp and sophomore Whitney Butler both played well for their second victories of the year.
Hogancamp defeated Toreia Harris 8-1 in Girls 1 singles and Butler beat Brittney Sargent 8-0 in Girls 2 singles.
It is Christmas morning for the two biggest schools of Saline County as the Salt Bowl game between Benton and Bryant has finally arrived. All the hype and smack talk has led up to one of the biggest football rivalry games in the state as nearly 30,000 fans are expected to show up tonight at War Memorial Stadium.
For the Benton Panthers, the key for tonight against the Hornets will be their defense. In yearâ€™s past, Benton has had a fairly efficient defense but it has been their struggling offense that has put the defense in bad field positions.
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ volleyball team defeated the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers in both teamsâ€™ first 7A Central conference match of the year. The Lady Hornets took the first two games of the match easily 25-13 and 25-14, before dropping the third set 25-23.
The Lady Tigers gave them some problems in the fourth, but the Lady Hornets pulled away and won 25-20.
â€śIâ€™m happy we won,â€ť Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. â€śIt was a good win for our first conference game. Now weâ€™re 1-0 and in conference. Thatâ€™s a positive thing.