Sports Buzz: November 13-20



Brad Brewer


Coming off of a first-round bye week, the Hornet football team faces Fayetteville in the quarterfinals of the 7A State Playoffs Nov. 20. The game will be at Hornet Stadium and kick-off will be at 7:00 p.m. If you can’t make the game, KBIS 99.5 FM will be broadcasting it on the radio.


Boy’s Basketball:

The Hornet Basketball team traveled to play the rival Benton Panthers last night. The Hornets were able to hold off a fourth quarter surge by the Panthers and edged out a 58-55 win. This was the first time since December 16, 2011 that the boy’s basketball team defeated the Panthers. The next game on the schedule is the home-opener against Rogers Heritage, the team that knocked the Hornets out of the playoffs last season.


Girl’s Basketball:

The Lady Hornets basketball team also traveled to Benton to take on the Panthers in their season-opener. After a huge run at the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth quarter, the Lady Hornets pulled away from the Panthers, winning the game 40-32. The Lady Hornets’ next game will be the home-opener against Rogers Heritage Tuesday night.



The Hornet and the Lady Hornet swim teams traveled to Arkadelphia last night to compete in the Arkadelphia Invitational. Both teams finished first place in the competition.



The Bryant Varsity Dance team competed in the 7A State Championships last Saturday at Bryant Middle School. The team finished second overall at the competition to cap off the season. In every competition the team competed at prior to the Championship, the BVD team finished first.



The Bryant Varsity Cheer team traveled to Benton for the Benton Invitational last Saturday. The team finished first place overall and will travel to Ouachita Baptist University tomorrow to compete in the Tiger City Classic.


Cross Country:

Junior John Carder and Senior Hannah Shelby participated in the 22nd Annual Arkansas-Oklahoma All-Star Cross Country Meet Nov. 14. Shelby finished her race in 20th place with a time of 20:05, while Carder finished his race in 29th place with a time of 17:00. Two Lady Hornets signed with colleges this week as well. Senior Hannah Shelby signed with Arkansas State University and senior Haley Hood signed with Ole Miss.