University of the Ozarks cross country runner Matt Friant of Conway received American Southwest Conference All-Conference Second Team honors after finishing among the top 14 runners at the American South Conference championships in Clinton, Miss.

Friant, a junior, placed 12th in the 8K race with a time of 27:18.89. It is the third straight year Friant has been among the top 14 runners at the ASC Championships. He was Ozarks’ top male finisher in each race this season. He was ASC Freshman of the Year in 2010 and is a three-time All-Conference second-team honoree. He has been on the ASC All-Academic Team twice.

Friant and the Eagles will head to Atlanta for the NCAA III South/Southeast Regional on Nov. 10.

The Chargers won the Conway Optimist League youth football championship with a 25-0 victory over the Jets.

The Jets reversed the shutout in the B team championship with an 18-0 victory over the Chargers.

The University of Central Arkansas swept the Southland Conference Golfer of the Month awards for the second time this season Wednesday as senior Julia Roth and sophomore Pep Angles took home the October awards.

Roth, a senior from Karlskrona, Sweden, was runnerup in two tournaments in October and had a 72.6 stroke average for her six rounds. She led UCA to a 16-stroke victory at the ASU Red Wolf Classic in Jonesboro on Oct. 15-16, shooting a 2-under 214 (72-69-73). She tied for second at the Fed Ex Memphis Intercollegiate on Oct. 22-23, shooting 75-72-75-222.

Angles, from San Andres de Llavaneras, Spain, had a second-place finish at the Louisiana Tech Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, shooting 67-71-69 for a 9-under 207 as UCA won the 14-team tournament. At the UTSA/Lone Star Invitational, Angles tied for sixth place (69-73-74_216). For the month, he averaged 70.5.

Roth and Angles were also Southland Golfers of the Month for September.