SPORTS >> Panthers, Bears play Thursday

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor While most baseball, softball and soccer teams took the week off from competition, Cabot, Jacksonville and Sylvan Hills baseball teams get back to action mid-week in a pair of large baseball tournaments. Cabot and Sylvan Hills are taking part in the three-site Central Arkansas Invitational hosted by Catholic High, while Jacksonville plays in the […]

SPORTS >> Beebe fifth at Panther track meet

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor Beebe and Lonoke turned in solid performances at the recent Panther Relays track meet in Heber Springs last week. North Pulaski also took place in the event as part of a 23-school contingent. The Lady Falcons had an impressive showing while the boys team was unable to secure any points. Vilonia took the overall […]

SPORTS >> Lady Badgers finish hectic week

By RAY BENTON Leader sports editor The Beebe Lady Badgers had a busy ending to last week, playing five games in three days. The rapid succession of games began with a doubleheader against Greene County Tech on Thursday to open conference play. The Lady Badgers swept the series, winning game one 4-3 and taking game two 2-0. Beebe has a […]

SPORTS >> JHS girls get split in league matchup

By JASON KING Leader sportswriter Jacksonville’s softball team got its first win of the season and opened conference play with a doubleheader spilt against Mountain Home on Friday at Dupree Park. The Lady Red Devils won game one 5-4 with some late heroics, then fell 6-2 in game two. Whitney House was on the mound for the duration of both […]

SPORTS >> Cabot equestrian climbing rankings

By GRAHAM POWELL Leader sportswriter Jordan Payton of Cabot is currently the nation’s seventh-ranked rider in Preliminary Junior Division of U.S. Eventing. Equestrianism is the art of skillful horseback riding. Eventing is the triathlon of equestrian riding, which consists of three different challenging events or phases. The events are categorized as dressage, show jumping, and cross country. Payton and her […]