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Though the Benton Panthers got off to an excellent start to the season, beginning 8-0 in nonconference action, Benton would finish the remainder of the year 6-13 and miss out on the state tournament with an overall record of 14-13, including 4-10 in the 5A South Conference. 

After a successful run in one of the toughest conferences in the state and a season which ended in the quarterfinals of the 6A State Tournament to No. 1 Northside, the defending state champs, the Bryant Lady Hornets had several honored after a 17-11 season, including 8-6 in an always tough 6…

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After a 15-13 season ended by the undefeated Magnolia Panthers, which were set to play Mills in the 4A state championship game until suspended by the coronavirus, in the first round of the 4A South Regional, the Bauxite Miners had three players honored with postseason accolades. 

Though the Bryant Hornets couldn’t duplicate their 2019 6A runner-up finish the year previous, the Hornets did come home with postseason honors a season after falling to the Fayetteville Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the 6A State Tournament at Hornet Arena in Bryant, finishing at 17-12 ov…

Though the Benton Lady Panthers had one of their toughest seasons at 6-19 overall and missed out on the state tournament, Benton senior post player Rhema Riley brought home All-State honors, as well as All-Conference accolades.

After a valiant effort in the first half when host Bryant Lady Hornets were down just three points at halftime, the Northside Lady Bears showed early in the third quarter in the quarterfinals of the 6A State Tournament why they went undefeated in a very tough 6A Central Conference and are ra…

The Benton girls track and field squad opened the season on the right foot, dominating the Benton Invitational on Thursday at Panther Stadium in Benton, while the Benton boys took third at the meet. The Bryant boys came away with a fifth-place finish, while the Bryant girls were eighth out o…

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The challenge was going to be hard enough without Bryant junior standout Camren Hunter out with an ankle injury in Thursday’s first-round 6A State Tournament game against the West No. 6 seed Van Buren Pointers at Hornet Arena in Bryant. 

The Benton Panthers baseball team suffered its first loss of the season on Thursday in the semifinals of the Benton Invitational at Everett Field at Panther Stadium. Going up against the Catholic Rockets, the Panthers were in a pitchers’ duel throughout, falling 1-0 to the Rockets.

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Winning becomes easier to do when a team uses tough defense to lock down its opponent.

Though mustering just five hits, the Benton Panthers were aided by 10 Pine Bluff walks to open the Benton Invitational Monday at Everett Field at Panther Stadium. The Panthers cruised to a 10-0 win as senior Dalton Pugh pitched four one-hit innings, allowing no runs and striking out seven wi…

Opening their season officially against the Catholic Rockets in Little Rock on Tuesday, the Benton Panthers soccer team unofficially opened it this past Monday against the Greenbrier Panthers, coming away with a 0-0 tie in a benefit game in Greenbrier. 

The Benton Lady Panthers will have a new look this season after completing their most successful four-year stretch in school history. Ten seniors, which led the Lady Panthers to a 58-20 overall record, including 37-3 in conference play, the past four seasons graduated, including three All-St…

Fresh off their second straight year as the 5A state runner-up, the Benton Panthers baseball team again goes into a season with a lot of unknowns, but still plenty of talent returning from last season’s 23-6 team which fell 2-0 to rival Sheridan Yellowjackets in last year’s title game. 

The Benton Jr. Lady Panthers did something Thursday night they haven’t done in 30 years. Benton dominated North Little Rock in the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference championship game at Buzz Bolding Arena in Conway, winning 40-28 to reach the 20-win plateau and giving the Jr. Lady Pant…

VILONIA — The Benton Lady Panthers made short work of Vilonia on Tuesday, winning 14-3 on the road.

CAMDEN — For the third straight time, the Harmony Grove Cardinals captured the Battle of the Grove crown, defeating Camden Harmony Grove 12-2 to open the season Monday.

The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals enacted some revenge on 5-3A Conference foe Baptist Prep on Tuesday, winning a nail-biter 49-48 on the road.

The Bryant Hornets used a great start and a strong finish to outlast the Little Rock Catholic Rockets, earning a 69-50 road win Tuesday in Little Rock.

Originally scheduled for tonight, the Benton Lady Panthers had their game with the Lakeside Lady Rams moved to Monday due to parent-teacher conferences. Getting routed 54-20 in Hot Springs in their first meeting, the Lady Panthers held much closer on Monday, falling 47-34 to the Lady Rams in…

Getting an eight-point road win over Lakeside in the teams’ first matchup in Hot Springs, the Benton Panthers would have that favored returned Monday against the Rams in a game regularly scheduled for tonight, but moved to Monday due to parent-teacher conferences. The Rams would get the bett…

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According to content partner KATV, Daryl Patton, who previously coached Fayetteville and currently coaches Bauxite High School football, will be the first football coach at the new Southwest Little Rock High School. The Little Rock School District made the announcement in a news release Wedn…

Beginning the 5A South Conference with three straight losses, and four straight overall, the Benton Lady Panthers snapped that streak in dominating fashion Tuesday against the Fair Lady War Eagle at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers jumped to a 9-0 start on their way to a 58-20 rout to improve…

Coming off of two extremely close games, the Bauxite Miners (10-9, 3-3) would cruise to a home victory over the DeQueen Leopards (6-12, 0-5) 68-26 on Tuesday night. The win would mark Bauxite’s third straight 7-4A Conference win. 

The Bryant basketball teams made easy work of visiting Fort Smith Southside Tuesday winning both of the 6A Central games.

After breaking a short losing streak two games ago, the Harmony Grove Cardinals have now lost two straight after falling behind early and big Tuesday at home before eventually losing 58-43 to Central Arkansas Christian.

The Bryant Hornets and Lady Hornets opened their new Hornet Arena in style Tuesday night in Bryant, sweeping their Saline County rivals Benton Panthers and Lady Panthers in the Saline County Shootout. The Lady Hornets opened the Shootout with a 55-23 rout over the Lady Panthers, while the Ho…

In front of a packed crowd at Fred Dawson Gymnasium, the Bauxite Lady Miners held off the Nashville Lady Scrappers in a nail bitter, 44-43, Thursday in Bauxite. The win would improve the Lady Miners to 9-3 on the season and 2-0 in 7-4A Conference play, while dropping the Lady Scrappers to 3-…

Following the heartbreak of Tuesday night’s loss at the buzzer to Arkadelphia, the question was whether or not the Bauxite Miners could put the loss behind them with a quick turnaround. Despite a valiant effort, the Miners would fall to conference foe Nashville 65-56 at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite.

Leading the Mills Comets 32-23 at the half in the Jammin’ for Jackets championship game Saturday at Cirks Arena at Hall High School in Little Rock, the Bryant Hornets’ poor shooting in the second half would lead to Mills claiming a 57-53 victory, their second straight Jackets tournament title. 

After falling in their first two games at their host Benton Classic against two good teams in Watson Chapel Thursday and Harrison on Friday, the Benton Lady Panthers finished the Classic with a 51-43 win over the Pine Bluff Fillies Saturday at Benton Arena. 

Taking their first two games of the Benton Classic at home at Benton Arena Thursday and Friday, the Benton Panthers would drop their first game of the season in the Classic finale Saturday. Benton fell to Greene County Tech 54-47.

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Making it to the 6A title game for the second straight season, the Benton Panthers were in it until the bitter end Saturday night, but would come up just short falling 28-27 to the Searcy Lions at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, snapping a nine-game win streak and settling for state run…

After making it to the 6A title game last year, only to fall to powerhouse Greenwood 45-14 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, the Benton Panthers began this season with three straight losses, making it four consecutive including 2018’s championship game loss. 

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Making history last year with their first ever state championship, the Bryant Hornets added to that history list Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock in front of a sea of blue. Defeating North Little Rock 27-7 in last year’s title game, the Hornets capped off their undefeated season…

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It definitely didn't start well for the Benton Panthers in Friday's 6A state semifinals match against the West Memphis Blue Devils at Panthers Stadium, but it ended about as well as anyone could have imagined. Down 14-0 after one quarter and trailing 21-7 early in the second, the Panthers wo…

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The Bryant Hornets earned their second straight trip to the 7A state championship Friday, defeating Bentonville West 35-0 at home.

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The No. 1 Bryant Hornets played host to a familiar foe Friday, welcoming Fayetteville to town for the second round of the 7A state playoffs.

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Just like the weather, Friday night's 6A state quarterfinals game between the South No. 1 seed Benton Panthers and East No. 4 seed Jonesboro Hurricane wasn't pretty, but the Panthers would hold a shutout most of the game in an eventual 18-7 victory over the Hurricane during a steady mist at …

Despite a sluggish start to their Round 1 tilt with Walnut Ridge last week in the 3A state playoffs, the No. 1 Glen Rose Beavers turned up the heat in the second half to advance, winning 61-32.

Bryant vs. Fayetteville in the playoffs has become almost a guarantee the past several years. Tonight, the two 7A powerhouse teams will battle in Round 2 at Hornet Stadium.

Enjoying a first-round bye in the 6A state playoffs after their seven-game win streak and undefeated 6A West Conference schedule, the Benton Panthers are back at it tonight on their quest for a consecutive title game appearance. 

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The Bryant Hornets (10-0, 7-0) completed its historic regular-season run Friday, defeating Conway 42-7 to stay perfect in the 7A Central — claiming the conference crown outright and also earning the No. 1 seed throughout the 7A playoffs.

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Already sewing up the 6A West No. 1 seed and a first-round bye for the 6A state playoffs, the Benton Panthers were looking for their first outright conference championship since 2014 Friday on senior night at Panther Stadium against the Sheridan Yellowjackets. The Panthers accomplished that,…

Recent times have been historic for the Bryant Hornets football program. With the first state title coming last year, tonight Bryant has a chance to rewrite the history books again — finish undefeated in conference action.