High school roundup: Hornets pull even with Conway in baseball race

Also, Conway soccer and track; SJ baseball

Bryant drew even with Conway in the 7A/6A baseball race Thursday with a 2-1 victory over the Wampus Cats at Bryant.


Both teams are now 3-1 against 7A Central teams, the only games that count toward the 7A state playoffs. If both teams win out against 7A conference teams (both have games against Little Rock Catholic and Van Buren), the league’s No.1 seed will be determined by head-to-head point differential. Conway holds the edge with a 4-0 victory over the Hornets earlier in Conway.

Seth Tucker singled in Jake East with what proved to be the winning run for Bryant in the sixth.

As in the earlier meeting at Conway, the game was a pitchers’ duel between Bryant’s Zach Jackson and Conway’s Collin Cahill. Jackson scattered seven hits, struck out nine and walked none Cahill allowed only four hits in 5.1 innings before giving way to Matt Strickland, who took the loss.

Bryant scored in the first on a double, a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Conway scored in the fourth on a single by Jake Stroth and double to the fence in left center by Cade Tucker. Conway managed only two baserunners after that.

Jackson retired the final five batters after that, three on strikes.


Also at Bryant, the Conway boys soccer team, despite being outshot, 15-7, defeated Bryant 2-0.

In the girls game, the No.1-ranked Lady Hornets (17-0-1) had a 3-1 edge on penalty kicks in a 1-0 victory.


At Cabot, the Conway girls to the 7A Central/East track title and the boys finished second.

The Lady Cats had 210 points to Bryant’s 134.5. Cabot edged Conway edged Conway for the boys title, 175-161.

Tolar Freyaldenhoven won the 1600 and 3200 for the CHS boys. Conway also won the 4x400 relays.

Jonah Willis won the 800 and Zack Mills won the shot put.

Conway’s Lauren Campbell, Sarah Grace Meek and Christa Owens were 1-2-3 in the 3200. Elise Moix took the 800. Jadah Meyer won the pole vault. Conway won the 4x10 relay.

Conway’s high finishers:


100: 6. Jordan Ester, 11.62

110 hurdles: 2. Kevin Holder, 14.82; 5. Darnell Washington, 15.9

1600: 1 Tolar Freyaldenhoven, 4:23.81; 3. Caleb Vines, 4:38.36

200: 2. Trey Delp, 23.07

300 hurdles: 3. Holder, 41.1; 4. Will Kennedy, 41.53; 6. Jaron Jackson, 42.16

3200: 1. Freyaldenhoven, 9:48.17

400: 4. Delph, 50.88

4x100 relay: 2. Conway, 44.15

4x400 relay: 3. Conway, 3:29.4

4X800 relay: 1. Conway, 8:22.88

800: 1. Jonah Willis, 2:01.65

Discus: 2. Austin Norris, 141-07; 6. Kuan Green, 126-6

High jump: 2. Xavier Hicks, 6-4; 4. Jackson, 4-0

Long jump: 5. Jackson, 20-09; 6. Carey McClain, 20-1

Shot put: 1. Zach Mills, 43-0; 6. Keandra Clay, 43-03

Triple jump: 2. Hicks, 43-0; 4. McClain, 41-11; Kennedy, 41-09.

Pole vault: 6. Hicks, 10-0


100 hurdles: 2. Aly Brinkley, 15.73; 5. Riley Perkins, 17.05

100: Jamon Jones, 12.51; 6. Myra Grimes, 12.86

1600: 2. Lauren Campbell, 5:18.62; 3. Elise Moix, 5:20.45; 5. Sarah Grace Meek, 5:31.34

200: 3 Jones, 25.93; 5. Katelyn Anderson, 26.67; 6. Grimes, 27.03

300 hurdles: 4. Ericka Robinson, 47.73; 5. Brinkley, 48.5; Taylor Conway, 48.99

3200: 1. Campbell, 11;54.86; 2. Meek, 12:25.16; 3. Christa Owens, 12:25.49.

400: 5. Anderson, 1:00.64; 6. Zailey Chaffin, 1:00.98

4x100 relay: 1. Conway, 49.05

4x400 relay: Conway, 4:10.29

4x800 relay: Conway, 9:48.77

800: 1. Moix, 2:21.33; 3. Shakya Smith, 2:25.87; 4. Avery Tribett, 2:28.30; 6. Brenn Lea, 3:32.6

Discus: 2 Smith, 93-5

High jump: 2. Brinkley, 5-02

Long jump: 5.Chaffin, 16-10; 6. Smith, 16-07

Pole vault: 1. Jadah Meyer, 10-0; 4. Megan Fernandez, 7-0

Shot put: 2. Alex Harris, 32-0

Triple jump: 4. Taylor Conway 34-0; 5. Angel Mapp, 33-06; 6. Grimes, 33-04.


At Bigelow, Hector defeated St. Joseph, 4-3, in the semifinals of the district tournament Thursday. The Bulldogs (7-7) had earlier qualified for state with a 6-3 victory over Academics Plus.

David Beck allowed seven hits and struck out 12 in the loss.

Brad Vandiver and Owens Echols had two hits each.

:Too many strikeouts; too many guys left on base,” said coach Luke Davis. “Good thing is that we are still alive but need to get better before the regional Thursday.

Vandiver and Daniel Lee Kordsmeier combined for the pitching effort against Academics Plus. Echols had two hits.



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