The Heber Springs Lady Panthers lost two non-conference basketball games after the Christmas break, but worked to shake off the rest before resuming the 4-4A Conference schedule.
After a loss at Sheridan, Heber Springs (0-1 in conference, 7-7 overall) dropped a 47-43 decision to Rose Bud at the Panther Den before Tuesday’s scheduled conference game at defending conference championship Morrilton.
“The big thing was to knock the rust away,” Heber Springs coach Jamey Riddle said. “We have a quick turnaround with a conference game on Tuesday. We played competitive at Sheridan, but as a young team, we need to find a way to get more rebounds, limit turnovers and make a few shots. We didn’t do that at Sheridan. We got good shots against Rose Bud, but we didn’t make many of them.”
Kyndal Rooks and Kelsie Taylor scored 32 of Rose Bud’s 47 points. Rooks led the Lady Ramblers with 21 points, while Taylor had 11 points.
Jaylea Hooten scored 15 points for the Lady Panthers, while Ellie Riddle contributed 10 points.
The two teams were tied at 9-9 after the first quarter. Rose Bud assumed control midway through the second quarter and finished with a 7-1 scoring run and led 22-16 at halftime.
The Lady Panthers pulled to within three points during the third quarter before momentum shifted again. Rose Bud regained the 6-point lead, but Heber Springs rallied and pulled to within 34-30 going into the fourth quarter.
Rose Bud increased its lead to eight points, but the Lady Panthers didn’t go away easily.
Heber Springs went on a 10-4 scoring run, reducing the lead to four points, but never closer for the remainder of the game.
Riddle said the team is ready to resume conference play and begin the push for the postseason.
“We hope to play a good game at Morrilton,” he said. “We battled back in the Rose Bud game and that is a good sign. As long as we keep battling, that lets me know they want to win. We will keep working and see what we can do.”
The Lady Devil Dogs are a talented team and ranked among one of the top teams in Class 4A. Riddle said his team is prepared for the challenge.
“Morrilton won the conference last year and returns most of those players,” he said. “We must play well, rebound and play smart.”
The Heber Springs junior girls basketball team will look to even its 4A-4 conference record on Friday when they host Ozark at the Panther Den beginning at 4 p.m.
It will be the Panthers final game of the year before returning to action on Jan. 7 at home against Pottsville.
Heber Springs (7-4) dropped its conference opener on Dec. 10 at Dover, 43-33, as Sophia Stone finished with 15 points. The Panthers led 21-18 at the half, but were outscored 25-12 in the second half, including 12-3 in the final quarter.
Heber Springs started the season 2-0 before dropping a 60-49 decision to Dover on Nov. 14 at the semifinals of the Marshall junior high tournament. The Panthers also led at the half during that contest, 29-24. Stone had 20 points in a losing effort while Jaylea Hooten finished with 13.
The Panthers bounced back defeating the host, Marshall, in a consolation contest at the tournament, 40-25, on Nov. 16 as Hooten had 13 points in the win.
Heber Springs would down South Side Bee Branch, 44-22, on Nov. 19 and Riverview, 46-13, on Nov. 21 as Stone had 19 points in the win over South Side Bee Branch.
On Nov. 23, the Panthers hosted a one-day junior high tournament at the Panther Den. Heber Springs won its opener, 62-10, over the Cabot South 8th-Grade team as Addison Hudspeth finished with 17 points.
In the championship game, Heber Springs used a 6-0 run to close out the first half to take a 16-15 advantage into the half against Conway Blue, even pushing its lead to 22-16 after a Sophia Stone lay-up with 2:27 left in the third quarter. But Hooten picked up her fourth foul and had to set the remainder of the quarter as the Wampus Cats used their size to re-take the lead and win the title.
Heber Springs dropped a 48-40 contest to Clinton on Nov. 26 as Hooten had 15 points in the loss.
The Panthers won their last game on Dec. 12 with a 52-31 victory at South Side Bee Branch. Hooten had 24 points in the win, including 12 points in the third quarter, while Stone and Rylee Harrod each finished with 10.
HEBER SPRINGS BOXSCORES
December 12 at South Side Bee Branch
South Side Bee Branch 2 9 8 12 - 31
Heber Springs 10 12 16 14 - 52
SOUTH SIDE BEE BRANCH SCORING (31): Walley 21, Smith 3, Thurney 2, Linn 2, Smith 2, Duncan 1
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (52): Jaylea Hooten 24, Sophia Stone 10, Rylee Harrod 10, Riley Bailey 4, Madison Clemons 2, Molly Smith 2
December 10 at Dover
Dover 14 4 13 12 - 43
Heber Springs 7 14 9 3 - 33
DOVER SCORING (43): A. McCrotty 29, A Reams 12, S. McClendon 2
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (33): Sophia Stone 15, Madison Clemons 9, Jaylea Hooten 3, Hope Turney 3, Rylee Harrod 3
November 26 at Clinton
Clinton 12 14 9 13 - 48
Heber Springs 11 10 12 7 - 40
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (40): Jaylea Hooten 15, Rylee Harrod 8, Sophia Stone 8, Madison Clemons 7, Hope Turney 2
November 23 at Heber Springs Tournament
Conway Blue 10 5 11 9 - 35
Heber Springs 5 11 6 7 - 29
CONWAY BLUE (35): K. Brown 11, A. Corley 6, S. Ingraham 4, K. Beckwith 4, K. Harper 4, A. McMillen 3, B. Ferguson 2, J. Davis 1
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (29): Sophia Stone 13, Madison Clemons 4, Rylee Harrod 4, Riley Bailey 4, Jaylea Hooten 2, Hope Turney 2
November 23 at Heber Springs Tournament
Cabot South 8th-Grade 0 2 8 0 - 10
Heber Springs 25 10 11 6 - 62
CABOT SOUTH SCORING (10): Cresswell 4, Stark 2, Dolling 2, Gourke 2
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (62): Addison Hudspeth 17, Sophia Stone 15, Lindsey Southerland 8, Molly Smith 6, Jaylea Hooten 6, Hailey Poore 4, Hope Turney 3, Rylee Harrod 2, Riley Bailey 1
Other November 23 Heber Springs Tournament Junior Girls Results: Conway Blue 52, Batesville 26; Batesville 43, Cabot South 8th-Grade 10.
November 21 at Heber Springs
Riverview 0 7 4 2 - 13
Heber Springs 19 9 12 6 - 46
RIVERVIEW SCORING (13): Hale 9, Munoz 2, Rayson 1, Rojas 1
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (46): Jaylea Hooten 10, Sophia Stone 8, Hope Turney 7, Lindsey Southerland 4, Marin McKenzie 4, Madison Clemons 2, Riley Bailey 2, Cristina Garcia 2, Addison Hudspeth 2, Hailey Poore 2, Molly Smith 2, Rylee Harrod 1.
November 19 at Heber Springs
South Side Bee Branch 8 6 4 4 - 22
Heber Springs 16 2 12 14 - 44
SOUTH SIDE BEE BRANCH SCORING (22): E. Walley 11, A. Zimmerson 4, J. Walley 4, B. Smith 2, E. Thornley 1
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (44): Sophia Stone 19, Rylee Harrod 7, Jaylea Hooten 6, Hope Turney 6, Madison Clemons 2, Addison Hudspeth 2, Molly Smith 2
November 16 at Marshall Tournament
Marshall 8 9 0 9 - 25
Heber Springs 10 6 11 13 - 40
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (40): Jaylea Hooten 13, Sophia Stone 9, Rylee Harrod 7, Madison Clemons 2, Hope Turney 2, Cristina Garcia 2, Addison Hudspeth 2, Molley Smith 2, Marin McKenzie 1
November 14 at Marshall Tournament
Dover 13 11 18 18 - 60
Heber Springs 15 14 14 6 - 49
DOVER SCORING (60): McCrotty 20, Reams 13, Young 13, Hodge 8, McClendon 5, Perea 1
HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (49): Sophia Stone 20, Jaylea Hooten 14, Rylee Harrod 6, Cristina Garcia 3, Madison Clemons 2, Hope Turney 2, Riley Bailey 2
HEBER SPRINGS JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL
2019-2020 SCHEDULE/RESULTSCOACH: Jamey Riddle
OVERALL RECORD: 7-4
4A-4 RECORD: 0-1
November 9 - Heber Springs 27, Greenbrier 16 ^
November 12 - Heber Springs 33, Nemo Vista 27
November 14 - Dover 60, Heber Springs 49 ^
November 16 - Heber Springs 40, Marshall 25 ^
November 19 - Heber Springs 44, South Side Bee Branch 22
November 21 - Heber Springs 46, Riverview 13
November 23 - Heber Springs 62, Cabot South 8th 10 *
November 23 - Conway Blue 35, Heber Springs 29 *
November 26 - Clinton 48, Heber Springs 40
December 10 - Dover 43, Heber Springs 33 #
December 12 - Heber Springs 52, South Side Bee Branch 31
December 20 - Ozark #
January 7 - Pottsville #
January 9 - at Newport
January 14 - Dardanelle #
January 16 - Mount Vernon-Enola
January 23 - Marshall
January 24 - Dover #
January 27 - at Mayflower
January 28 - at Pottsville #
January 31 - at Ozark #
February 3 - Quitman
February 4 - at Dardanelle #
February 10 - District Tournament at Ozark
(^ - Denotes Marshall Tournament)
(* - Denotes Heber Springs Tournament)
(# - Denotes 4A-4 Conference Game)
State Normal Football Aggregation Defeat Catholics, 50 to 0
October 18, 1913
Conway Log Cabin Democrat Weekly
CONWAY – On the Normal ground Saturday afternoon, the State Teachers clouted the Catholics from Little Rock College by the score of 50 to 0. Never was the Normal’s goal in danger. From the kickoff, it was seen that the Pedagogues had their opponents clearly out-classed in every particular.
The Normal made its first touchdown three minutes after the referee’s whistle blew. The visitor’s line was very weak, the stocky backs of the locals ploughing through it for substantial gains.
Singleton, Goza and T. Moore starred for the Normal, while Carr and E. Mahoney were the visitors’ best players.
Left End – O. Wray, Gammill
Left Tackle – Foreman, H. Moore
Left Guard – West
Center – Harris
Right Guard – Hackler
Right Tackle -E. Wray
Right End – Thorp
Quarterback – T. Moore
Left Halfback – Webb
Right Halfback – Singleton
Fullback – Goza
Little Rock College
Left End – Gaines
Left Tackle – Lousch
Left Guard – Bell
Center – Mehaffey
Right Guard – Smith
Right Tackle – H. Mahoney
Right End – Wayne
Quarterback – Younger
Left Halfback – E. Mahoney
Right Halfback – Poe
Fullback – Corr
Summary – Touchdowns, Singleton 3, T. Moore 2, Webb, Goza, O. Wray; goals from touchdown, T. Moore 2; referee, Harrison of Hendrix; umpire, Wilson of Hendrix; linesman, Stubbs of Hendrix and Clark of Conway High School; timekeepers, Ehrenberger of Little Rock College and Cunningham of Hendrix; time of periods, 10 minutes each.
One of the most spirited contests ever seen on the gridiron is promised that day
November 12, 1899
LITTLE ROCK – What promises to be the most exciting and best played game on the gridiron that has taken place in this city for a number of years will be the game of football between the Christian Brothers College of Memphis and the Athletic Association team of this city. The game will be called at West End Park at 3:30 p.m. on next Thursday (November 16).
Hurlburt, who is coaching the Memphis team, is well-known athlete throughout the South, and is recognized as an authority on the pulse of the game. He is captain of the C.B.C. team, playing the position of left guard. This is the position he has held for some seasons on the crack team of the New Orleans Athletic Association. He is an all-around athlete and is to be feared, as he is not only a very heavy man (weighing around 245 pounds), but is quick and knows how to use his head to the advantage of his team. A man who has all of the requisites of a good coach as he has will most assuredly know who to place on his team and where to put them. This is a reason the C.B.C. team is expected to put up an extraordinarily good game. If they could play an 11 to 0 game last year without the assistance of a coach, it remains a foregone conclusion they are going to be heard from in the coming game. From the line-up just received from the manager of the Memphians , the two teams will weigh about the same with probably the advantage of the visiting team.
The line-up of the Memphians and Athletics are as follows:
Center – Arnold
Right Guard – Hurlburt
Left Guard – Smith
Right Tackle – McTighe
Left Tackle – Meyers
Right end – Thomas
Left End – Ainslo
Right Half Back – H. Bartee
Left Half Back – A. Bartee
Quarterback – Gamble
Full Back – Bergianio
C.B.C. Substitutes – Simms, Battier and Sullivan
Center – Rose
Right Guard – Lowry or Carmichael
Left Guard – McNeil
Right Tackle – Croxson
Left Tackle – Dixon or McGregor
Right End – Collins or Ford
Left End – Humphrey
Right Half Back – Steel or Connelly
Left Half Back – Counts
Quarterback – O’Hair
Full Back – Hutton
Athletic Substitutes – Gibson, Turkis, Thompson, Stout and Marre
Gossip of the Gridiron
The boys are putting in good work on the grounds at Fourteenth and Main every night.
The two-mile run every night is getting the boys lots of wind.
Steel has had a little trouble with his shape.
Rose is showing a decided improvement in his work at center.
Ford is running low and tackling hard.
McNeil is playing usual strong game at guard.
There is a big crowd every night to watch the boys practice under the rays of an electric arc.
McGregor is a hard and earnest player.
Croxson’s work can hardly be improved on at tackle.
Collins is practicing hard and making a good showing.
The colors of the C.B.C team are old gold and black.
The association will give a dance in honor of the players Thursday night.
O’Hair is passing ball nicely and is in every play.
Counts on interfering and running can hardly be improved on.
Admission to grounds and grand stand for game is 50 cents.
Just watch the bill boards and the posters for the game.