NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€” The Bryant Lady Hornet swim team dominated for their third consecutive victory, while the Hornets took second at the Thomas Holter Memorial Meet in North Little Rock last week. The Lady Hornets outdistanced second-place Cabot 569 to 396, as Mount St. Maryâ€™s took third (359), North Little Rock fourth with 264 and Searcy rounded out the top five with 45 points.
CABOT â€” After going into triple overtime, the Benton Panthers defeated the Cabot Panthers 75-72 on Saturday at the Cabot Pre-Holiday Classic. Benton Head Coach Dexter Hendrix said it was an earned team win.
â€śItâ€™s a total team effort anytime you go into one overtime, especially three overtimes it takes a lot of guys,â€ť Hendrix said. â€śI thought we had a lot of guys that made big plays and I was proud of our guys, they kept their fight their whole game.â€ť
BRYANT â€” During his junior year at Bryant, utility baseball player Drew Tipton was placed into the outfield after playing his entire sophomore year in the infield. While some may have struggled with the new position, Tipton excelled.
â€śHe is a very versatile player,â€ť Bryant Head Coach Kirk Bock said. â€śOffensively, he can swing it. He brings a lot to the table.
â€śLast year, he was thrusted into an outfield role and he did a tremendous job.â€ť
WHITE HALL â€“ In a close game throughout, the Benton Panthers fell 61-59 to the White Hall Bulldogs on Tuesday night. It was the first game in which the Benton basketball team became a lot deeper as players from the 6A state runner-up football team played for the first time. Football and basketball and all-state junior guard Cason Maertens returned to the court, as did seniors Julius Lewis and Tyrin Hollis, and juniors Jeremiah Bowling and Hunter Howe.
But with the new faces on the court, the Panthers are still trying to get on the same page.
HASKELL â€” Head Coach Andy Brakebill and the Bauxite Miners entered Saturdayâ€™s final of the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament with one goal â€“ stop Harmony Groveâ€™s best players. Matched with a Harmony Grove Cardinal team just as athletic, fast and potent has itself, Bauxite dominated nearly every aspect of the game on its way to the 56-43 tournament win.
Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallasâ€™ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.
BENTON â€“ Tickets for the 6A State Championship game between the Benton Panthers and Pine Bluff Zebras at War Memorial Stadium will be sold in advance today and Thursday at the Benton Public School Frank â€śCorkyâ€ť Chenault Administration Building at 207 W. Conway Street on the corner of N. Market Street. Tickets will be $7 adults and $6 for students and they may be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday. Tickets will also be sold at Benton High School during lunch.