Hampton scores hat trick in CHS win
RUSSELLVILLE — Logan Hampton’s hat trick Thursday night led the Conway soccer team to a 3-1 victory over Russellville, the first conference win here in three years for the Wampus Cat boys.
Conway goalkeeper Kwan Tolbert had a strong game and was well protected by his defense.
The Cats scored their first goal after Hampton took a bounce off a free kick by Victor Ramirez and put it into the back of the net. On the ensuing kickoff, Conway stole the ball and Hampton drove into the center of the Cyclone defense and was fouled about 25 yards away from the goal. Ramirez took the kick and the entire Cats offense set up to the far left side of the goal. Ramirez placed the ball in front of the goal to a sprinting Hampton, who delivered a perfect header to the opposite side of the keeper for a 2-0 lead.
Hampton scored his final goal 30 seconds later off a pass from Beltran, who split the defense after a steal.
Russellville’s Mason Freeman scored the Cyclones’ only goal with 2:31 left.
Conway’s girls and junior varsity boys also won.
Conway will not play another conference game until Tuesday, March 26 against Little Rock Hall.
Conway’s Chambers, Speight earn all-conference honors
Conway High seniors Enjonae Chambers and sophomore Kianna Speight were awarded 7A Central all-conference honors for the 2013 basketball season.
Chambers scored 437 points this season, averaging 19 points per game. She has scored 1,340 points in her career for the Lady Cats. She hit 66 3-pointers her senior season and is a two-time all-state tournament player and a three time all-conference player.
Speight scored 399 points this season to begin her high school career. She averaged 16.6 points per game and connected on 36 3-point field goals.
Bears’ Newton medalist at Border Olympics
LAREDO, Texas — Freshman James Newton earned medalist honors Saturday and led the University of Central Arkansas Bears to a third-place finish at the Border Olympics at Laredo Country Club.
Newton, from Macclesfield, England, shot rounds of 70-65-74 for a 7-under 209 to take the individual honors by two strokes over Houston’s Wesley McClain.
UCA shot 297-282-290- 869 to finish behind Houston (859) and Oklahoma (867). Lamar was fourth (876), followed by Baylor (878), UTSA (880), Texas State (885), Sam Houston State (890), Stephen F. Austin (894), Washington State (897) and Rice (900).
UCA senior Austen Moix of Conway finished tied for 10th place at 75-68-74-217. Junior Richard Farmer tied for 18th (76-71-74-221), while sophomore Pep Angles tied for 23rd (76-78-68-222). Freshman Jacob Oaks was 77th (86-82-86-254).