Volleyball honors for CHS players

Several Conway High volleyball players have received postseason honors after reaching the state semifinals.

They are:

2017 All Central Conference: Megan Solberg, Aryn Blumenberg, Marlee Scaife, Anna Hailey, Kendahl Davenport, Holly Stewart and Hailey Weber.

2017 All-State: Blumenberg and Davenport

2017 All State Tournament Team: Stewart and Weber.

2017 John Bailey Lady Cat Legacy Award: Solberg

Hudspeth joins Sugar Bears

The University of Central Arkansas basketball team picked up the first piece of its 2017-18 signing class on Wednesday as the Sugar Bears added 5-foot-11 guard Carley Hudspeth on the opening day of the signing period.

Hudspeth, from Grenada, Miss., was the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAA Player of the Year last season as a junior, and led her team to a AAA state championship and overall state runner-up. A three-time AAA all-state tournament performer, she was also selected to the overall state all-tournament team a year ago. She has also been selected to the all-conference team in each of her three seasons at Kirk Academy while helping her team to three consecutive district championships.

Hudspeth has also been a standout performer for the Kirk cross country and track teams, being a three-time all-state selection and winning three straight state championships in cross country, and also winning a state title in the 4x400m relay.

A 4.0 student, she is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and was selected as vice president this year, and has served as class secretary, vice president and president over the last four years at Kirk.

Hudspeth will come to Conway with a family tie to UCA, as her father Mark – the head football coach of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns – was a graduate assistant with the Bears in 1992-93 while earning his master’s degree and returned to coach defensive backs in 1998, before serving two seasons as offensive coordinator at Delta State under current UCA head coach Steve Campbell in 1999 and 2000.

Pangburn defeats SJ teams

Pangburn defeated St. Joseph in two of three basketball games Tuesday night at the Family Activity Center.

In senior girls, Pangburn won, 58-30. Brooklyn Kordsmeier led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points. Brianna Wells had eight and Alexis Roach seven. Piper Mullaney had eight rebounds.

Pangburn won the senior boys game, 52-49. Spencer Pope had 11 points for the Bulldogs and Caleb Hiegel added 10. Triple Williams had 10 points and eight rebounds.

St. Joseph won the junior boys game, 52-51. Luke Bruich led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Christian Skinner had 11.

In other action, Morrilton defeated the St. Joseph junior boys in the Sacred Heart tournament, 47-42. Bruich had 16 points and five rebounds. Skinner added eight points and Luke Briggler had four assists.