Lady Cats sweep Benton in volleyball
Conway won its second straight match to open the volleyball season Thursday night, taking a 25-13, 25-11, 25-17 win over Benton at Buzz Bolding Arena.
Sara Stovall led the Lady Cats with eight kills, while McCall Wilkins and Madison Dayer added seven each. Ferrin Macon had 14 assists and Abby Mann 20 digs. Alexus Clardy had five blocks and Dayer four aces.
CHS (2-0) also won the junior varsity match, 25-17, 25-15. Javan Massey had seven kills and Courtney Campbell six. Molly Shipp added 17 assists and Rachel Skinner 18 digs. Jada Benton had three blocks.
The Lady Cats will play in the Spikefest tournament in Little Rock this weekend.
Conway prevails in golf matches at Bryant
BRYANT — Conway golfers came away from a tri-match Thursday at Hurricane Country Club with two medalists and two victories.
The CHS boys combined for a 147 to defeat Bryant, 155, and Little Rock Central, 157.
The Cats’ Tim Netherton fired a 2-under 34 over nine holes to share medalist honors with Tyler Green of Bryant. Parker Rice fired a 37 for Conway. Tyler Pinney and Chase Netherton added 38s for the Cats while Austin Smith came in at 40.
Led by Summar Roachell’s 4-under 32, the Lady Cats ran away from Bryant and Central in the girls match. Conway golfers combined for a 122. Bryant was next at 140 and Central came in at 184.
Roachell’s 32 earned girls medalist honors by seven strokes over Bryant’s Peyton Green. Bryce Wolfe and Tristan Jenkins added 45s for Conway and Brooke Lea came in at 49.
Lady Bulldogs open season with victories
St. Joseph opened its volleyball season Tuesday with a 25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 25-22 victory over Little Rock Episcopal.
Courtney Briggler, Rachel Briggler and Madison Seiter had eight kills each. Meagan Briggler had seven.
Tori Carter had five aces. Briggler had 12 assists and Seiter 11. Savannah Cooper had four blocks. Carter had 13 digs and Samantha Hoelzeman 12.
"Way to many mistakes, missed serves and lack of communication but overall, not bad for a first game," St. Joseph coach Lance Davis said. "I liked our balanced offense with a lot of these girls starting for the first time. Episcopal is a good team that we could see later in the season."
St. Joseph won the JV match, 25-23, 25-8.
The Lady Bulldogs play Saturday in a tournament at Cave City.
Former UA guard signs with Sugar Bears
UCA SPORTS INFORMATION
Former University of Arkansas guard Chrisstasia Walter has enrolled at the University of Central Arkansas, joining the Sugar Bears basketball program after playing one season with the Razorbacks.
Walter, a 5-foot-8 guard who was a two-time all-state performer at Arkansas High in Texarkana, will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the upcoming 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
"I believe her redshirt year will be beneficial as she continues to try and grow academically and as a person," UCA coach Matt Daniel said. "I also believe that this program, this university and this community are just the people who can help her do that."
Walter appeared in 26 games during her freshman season with the Razorbacks, making five starts and averaging 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 13.5 minutes per game. She scored a season-best 26 points and had five rebounds in Arkansas’ 78-59 win over Oral Roberts in the WNIT. Walter flourished in the postseason, starting all four of the Razorbacks’ games in the tournament and averaging 13 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.8 steals.
A three-time all-conference selection at Arkansas High, Walter was named the state’s offensive player of the year following her junior season in which she averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds per game. She was also a four-year letter-winner in both volleyball and track and field, earning all-state honors and a spot in the all-star game in volleyball.
City league results
City flag football
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Cowboys 12, Ravens 6
Redskins 28, Raiders 12
Colts 19, Dolphins 18
Patriots 20, Packers 6
Vikings 27, Jets 14
Browns 19, Falcons 0
Arkansas tabs Wilson as starting quarterback
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino says Tyler Wilson will start at quarterback in the Razorbacks’ opener against Missouri State.
The junior takes over the position following Ryan Mallett’s departure to the NFL’s New England Patriots. Wilson was thought to be the starter entering fall practice, but Petrino insisted that he earn the position while competing against sophomore Brandon Mitchell.
Wilson saw the bulk of his action last season at Auburn after Mallett was injured in the first half. He threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns in that game and finished the season 34 of 51 passing for 455 yards.