Sideline: CHS golf, Southland donation

Conway High’s girls easily prevailed in a golf match Wednesday at Centennial Valley Country Club.

 

The Lady Cats fired a 244 to 414 to Pulaski Academy and 464 for Cabot. Mount St. Mary competed with two individuals.

CHS’ Casey Ott was medalist with a 69, followed by Sydney Stiener, 87, Sam Stiener, 93, and Sam Raycher, 121.

Cabot prevailed in the boys match, 304. Conway Blue followed with 326. Little Rock Catholic came in at 334, Conway White, 337 and Pulaski Academy, 407.

Jake Jackson led Conway Blue with a 78, followed by Davis Zimmerman and Will Jon Jackson, 82, and Will Rose and Hunter Hull, 84.

Conway White scores were: Jett Tolliver, 81; Easton McFadin, 83; Ethan Goodwin, 84; Jackson Hutchins, 89; Matthew Stephens, 93.

Conway JV scores were Jordan Pate, 95, Cael Fisher, 116, and Luke Daniel, 126.

Southland announces Red Cross donation

FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference, home to numerous institutions and communities directly impacted by the multiple landfalls of Hurricane Harvey, and its subsequent and unprecedented rainfall and flooding, announced Friday a contribution of $100,000 to the American Red Cross for storm relief efforts.

In addition to Harvey’simpact in the Houston area, home of Southland member Houston Baptist University, it made its first destructive landfall last week near fellow member Texas A&M-Corpus Christi University. It brought more devastating rain and flooding with its second landfall overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday at the Texas/Louisiana coastal border, near the campuses of Lamar University and McNeese State. As the storm slowly moved in the past few days, it also created campus closings at Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin, Northwestern State University, Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of New Orleans.

Thus, Harvey has adversely impacted 10 of the 13 Southland universities, and altered playing schedules for almost all of the league’s fall sports teams. The greater Houston area serves as a geographic center of the Southland Conference and is home to a large base of students and alumni from the league’s 13 institutions. The Southland’s annual men’s and women’s basketball tournament has been played in Katy, situated in suburban west Houston, for the last decade. McNeese State is the longest continuous member of the Southland (1972), while Lamar was a charter member of the league in 1963 and returned as a member in 1998.

 

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