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The Bryant Junior Black Sox will be going into tonight’s championship round of the Junior American Legion State Tournament undefeated in the tourney after Tuesday’s night 8-0 shutout over Texarkana at Bear Stadium in Conway. 

Falling to Jacksonville Gwatney Chevrolet 9-4 in the first round of the Junior American Legion State Tournament this past Friday, and then fighting back for 7-4 and 4-3 victories over Little Rock and Sheridan, respectively, the Benton Sport Shop Dirtbags are heading the the state championshi…

Having trouble closing out games throughout the season, the Bryant Jr. Black Sox had little trouble doing just that on Tuesday in the Area 1 Zone Tournament championship game in Maumelle. The Jr. Sox took a 5-0 lead after three innings and cruised to a 12-2, six-inning win over the Little Ro…

After scoring well at the Junior Phenom Camp last July in San Diego, Saline County local Bino Stephens is at it again. Stephens has been invited to participate in the MADE Hoops Middle School Academy in Lexington, Kentucky, in early August. 

After suffering a seven-game losing streak, with five of those losses by a combined eight runs, the Benton Sport Shop Dirtbags snapped that skid this past Thursday with a doubleheader sweep over Searcy on the road. Sport Shop downed Searcy 6-3 in the first game before routing 14-2. The two w…

The Bauxite Lady Miners softball team will have a new face at the helm for the upcoming season. After state championship winning (2018) Coach Sara Tew moved on to coach at Carlisle, former Benton seventh grade volleyball coach Madeleine Rhodes returns to her true love of softball, leading th…

Bauxite sophomore Kate Duncan recently earned All-State honors after setting a school record with 26 goals and adding four assists for the 9-7 overall, 4-4 in the 4A South Conference Lady Miners, their first winning season. 

Two Bauxite Lady Miners earned All-State honors and another was named to the All-State Tournament Team after a 19-10 season, 8-4 in the 7-4A Conference, and a 4A South Regional championship to earn a No. 1 seed in the 4A State Tournament in which they fell in the quarterfinals to Pottsville. 

Bryant senior shortstop Logan Chambers and senior right-handed starting pitcher Will McEntire both took home All-State honors, as well as being named to the All-State Tournament Team. Both will also play in the AAA All-Star game later this month.

Former Benton Panthers right-handed pitcher and current Crowder Roughriders sophomore Ross Carver was selected in the 23rd round (685 overall) of the MLB Draft on Wednesday by the Texas Rangers. 

Former Bryant Hornet and current University of Arkansas - Fort Smith outfielder Logan Allen makes a running catch while with the Hornets. Allen, a junior at UAFS, was selected in the 14th round (428 overall of the MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday. An All-State selection and state ch…

After a 13-4-2 year, four Lady Panthers were named All-State, while seven more were tabbed 5A South All-Conference. 

The Bauxite Miners had eight All-Conference nods after going 12-15 this past season. Five Miners took home 7-4A All-Conference honors, while three others earned All-Conference Honorable Mention. 


Since winning their first 3A State Championship in school history, the Harmony Grove Cardinals are now reaping the benefits of postseason honors as 5-3A All-Conference honorees have been announced.

A year after making the state title game for the second consecutive season, the Benton Panthers have received postseason honors after a 23-6 season, including an 11-3 record in the 5A South Conference, which was good for second. 

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After finishing the 2018-19 season in the 5A State Semifinals, the Benton Lady Panthers have continued to reap the benefits of the successful showing.

BENTON – After 17-year coach and Benton Lady Panthers volleyball program starter Brandy Chumley stepped down to take the seventh-grade coaching duties, the Lady Panthers will have a familiar face at the helm with longtime Benton Junior High ninth grade volleyball Coach Michelle Shoppach acce…

BENTON – It’s the end of an era for the Benton volleyball program. Longtime coach and program starter Brandy Chumley has decided to take a step back after 17 years as the Lady Panthers head coach. Chumley will relinquish her varsity reins and now will head the Benton seventh grade program. 

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The Harmony Grove Cardinals defeated Central Arkansas Christian 4-3 on Monday at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville, sealing their first 3A State Championship in school history.


After making their second straight state championship final, the Benton Panthers have fallen to the Sheridan Yellowjackets 2-0 at Baum-Walker Stadium in Fayetteville.

BRYANT – The Bryant Lady Hornets are returning to Razorback Field in Fayetteville for the second straight year. After suffering a heart-breaking 3-2 overtime loss to the Rogers Lady Mounties in the title game last year, the Lady Hornets will attempt to finish the job this season against the …

BAUXITE – Bauxite Dance Coach Charlotte Tarver is making winning a habit. After the dance team won the 4A State Dance championship for the sixth straight season, Tarver was named the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year last week. 

BENTON – After the Benton Panthers boys bowling team won their first ever state championship with the 5A crown in February, the Arkansas High School Coaches Association named Benton Coach Brandy Chumley Bowling Coach of the Year recently. Chumley also earned Bowling Coach of the Year in 2015…

BRYANT — The honors have yet to stop rolling in for the Bryant Hornets football program after winning its first 7A State Championship in school history last fall.


MAGNOLIA — Just like falling to Nashville twice during the regular season only to get a 4A South Regional semifinals win on Sunday, the Bauxite Lady Miners also lost to De Queen in close contests twice during the regular season. On Monday, the Lady Miners defeated the De Queen Lady Lady Leop…

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The Benton Panthers baseball team have moved up their originally scheduled game Friday with the Lake Hamilton Wolves up to today due to inclement weather expected on Friday. The Panthers host the Wolves on Thursday, May 2, at Everett Field at Panthers Stadium inside the Benton Athletic Complex.