Panthers fall in home-opener to T-Birds

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Heber Springs junior Gavin Vaughn brings the ball up against Guy-Perkins Monday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

HEBER SPRINGS – Gabriel Stickland finished with 28 points as Guy-Perkins downed Heber Springs, 54-39, Monday night at the Panther Den spoiling the opener for the Panthers.

After a 14-10 first quarter, the Thunderbirds outscored Heber Springs, 12-5, in the second quarter to take an 11-point advantage into the half.

The Thunderbirds increased their lead to 41-28 at the end of three quarters.

Parker Brown paced Heber Springs with 16 points while Eli Riggs finished in double figures with 13, including three 3-pointers.

Heber Springs scoring (39): Gavin Vaughn 4, Eli Riggs 13, Parker Brown 16, Ladd Choate 3, Ryan Crocker 3

Guy-Perkins scoring (54): Josiah Stubbs 6, Corey Terrell 3, Julian Everette 8, B.J. Woodruff 6, Gabriel Stickland 28, Sebastian Ealy 2, Aaron Passmore 2

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HEBER SPRINGS SENIOR BOYS
2021-2022
(Click on a game for previous details)
(Record: 1-1, 4-4A Conference: 0-0)
Nov. 18   Heber Springs 43, Bald Knob 37
Nov. 22   Guy-Perkins 54, Heber Springs 39
Nov. 23   at Shirley (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Nov. 29-Dec. 4 at Conway St. Joseph Tournament (SG, SB)
Dec. 07   at Benton Harmony Grove (JG, SG, SB), 5 p.m.
Dec. 10   Subiaco Academy (JB, SB), 5 p.m.
Dec. 14   South Side Bee Branch (JG, SG, SB), 5 p.m.
Dec. 17   at Ozark (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Dec. 20   at Lonoke (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. 
Dec. 21   at Des Arc (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Dec. 28-30 at Mount Vernon-Enola Tournament (SG, SB)
Jan. 04   Morrilton (SGJV, SBJV, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Jan. 07   at Dardanelle (JG, JB. SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 11   at Clarksville (SBJV, SG, SB), 5 p.m. *
Jan. 14   Pottsville (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 21   Ozark (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 25   at Morrilton (SGJB, SBJB, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Jan. 28   at Subiaco Academy (JB, SB), 5 p.m.
Feb. 01   Dardanelle (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Feb. 03   Clarksville (SBJV, SG, SB), 5 p.m. *
Feb. 08   at Pottsville (SGJV, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Feb. 14   District Tournament at Subiaco Academy

Heber Springs remains unbeaten with win over Guy-Perkins

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Heber Springs’ Savannah Stout brings the ball up the court against Guy-Perkins Monday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

HEBER SPRINGS – Jaylea Hooten finished with a game-high 22 points as Heber Springs downed Guy-Perkins, 55-43, Monday night at the Panther Den.

While Hooten garnered the attention of Thunderbirds and the scoring honors, it was a sophomore for the Lady Panthers that probably saved the night as Savannah Stout knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

“She’s probably the reason we won in all honesty,” Heber Springs coach Spencer Gay said.  “It’s nice we have different weapons. It was Addison (Hudspeth) that stepped up for us at Bald Knob and tonight it was Savannah.

“I was really proud of Savannah for that.”

It was a slow start for the Lady Panthers after a Jo’Mia Ealy basket gave Guy-Perkins an 8-1 lead with 2:46 left in the opening quarter.

“I knew we were going to be in a little bit of trouble, because their style (of play) is not one we like,” Gay said.  “I just had to find a way to get the girls settled in, and it was not even me. The girls just settled themselves pretty well.”

A Hooten 3-pointer at the 2:32 mark of the first quarter provided the first field goal for Heber Springs.

“Once they scored their first bucket,” Gay said, “we can breath and the rest kind of took care of itself.”

The “rest” was a 9-0 run over the next 1:05 to take a 10-8 advantage, before the two teams ended the quarter at 13-all.

The game would remain a back-and-forth affair throughout most of the second quarter before a Hooten free throw would spark an 8-0 run to close out the first half with Heber Springs on top 28-20.

Hooten, who finished the night 9-of-12 from the free-throw line, had 16 points in the first half.

“Every time she touches the ball, you have to know where she is at,” Gay said of Hooten. “I am just impressed with our kids ability to say, ‘You know what, we’ve got your back Jaylea’.”

The Lady Panthers would push their advantage to 10 points after a Stout 3-pointer with 5:46 left in the third quarter.

Field goals by Julissia Young and Mia James would pull the Thunderbirds to within six at 33-27 with 2:35 to go in the third, but the Lady Panthers would go on a 17-0 run over the next seven minutes of game play to take a commanding 50-27 advantage. Stout would fuel the run with three 3-pointers over that stretch.

James paced Guy-Perkins with 13 points as Heber Springs improved to 4-0 with the win.

“Guy scared the crap out of me because of their style,” Gay said.  “I was proud of the girls. It was a good win.”

Guy-Perkins                  13   7   7  16 - 43
Heber Springs (4-0)          13  15  10  17 - 55
Guy-Perkins (43): Paityn Morris 2, Julissia Young 8, McKenna Bradford 1, Alexis Passmore 4, Trinity Kussmaul 5, Anaya Strickland 2, Mia James 13, Jo'Mia Ealy 8.
Heber Springs (59): Hope Turney 4, Kylie Carr 2, Jaylea Hooten 22, Addison Hudspeth 6, Savannah Stout 17, Molly Smith 4

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HEBER SPRINGS SENIOR GIRLS
2021-2022
(Click on a game for previous details)
(Record: 4-0, 4-4A Conference: 0-0)
Nov. 09   Heber Springs 53, Mount St. Mary 42
Nov. 15   Heber Springs 59, Newport 44
Nov. 18   Heber Springs 46, Bald Knob 33
Nov. 22   Heber Springs 55, Guy-Perkins 43
Nov. 23   at Shirley (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Nov. 29-Dec. 4 at Conway St. Joseph Tournament (SG, SB)
Dec. 07   at Benton Harmony Grove (JG, SG, SB), 5 p.m.
Dec. 14   South Side Bee Branch (JG, SG, SB), 5 p.m.
Dec. 17   at Ozark (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Dec. 20   at Lonoke (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. 
Dec. 21   at Des Arc (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Dec. 28-30 at Mount Vernon-Enola Tournament (SG, SB)
Jan. 04   Morrilton (SGJV, SBJV, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Jan. 07   at Dardanelle (JG, JB. SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 11   at Clarksville (SBJV, SG, SB), 5 p.m. *
Jan. 14   Pottsville (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 21   Ozark (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m. *
Jan. 25   at Morrilton (SGJB, SBJB, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Feb. 01   Dardanelle (JG, JB, SG, SB), 4 p.m.
Feb. 03   Clarksville (SBJV, SG, SB), 5 p.m. *
Feb. 08   at Pottsville (SGJV, SG, SB), 6 p.m. *
Feb. 14   District Tournament at Subiaco Academy

Heber Springs junior boys down Guy-Perkins

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Heber Springs’ Eli Buffalo attempts to get under a Guy-Perkins defender in action Monday night at the Panther Den. Buffalo was fouled on the play. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

HEBER SPRINGS – Everybody played and 13 players scored as the the Heber Springs junior boys improved to 2-1 on the season with a 45-8 win over Guy-Perkins Monday night at the Panther Den.

Liam Buffalo and Josiah Riggs paced the Panthers with 8 points apiece as Heber Springs led 36-3 at the half.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (45): Seth Dudeck 2, Weston Warden 2, Liam Buffalo 8, Jacob Haskett 1, Braden Biggs 4, Jacob Harrrod 4, Rhett Herring 4, Samuel Bush 2, Atwood 4, Eli Buffalo 2, Gavin Widner 2, Josiah Riggs 8, Farmer 2

GUY-PERKINS SCORING (8): Miles Hale 5, Thomas Lamb 2, Vidik Bryant 1,

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Heber Springs’ Seth Dudeck looks to dribble past a past defender Monday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

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HEBER SPRINGS JUNIOR BOYS
2021-2022 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
OVERALL RECORD: 2-1
4A-4 CONFERENCE: 0-0
(For past write-up click on game)
Nov. 11   Heber Springs 40, Mount Vernon-Enola 35
Nov. 18   Bald Knob 41, Heber Springs 33
Nov. 22   Heber Springs 45, Guy-Perkins 8
Nov. 23   at Shirley
Nov. 30   at Southside Batesville
Dec. 02   Pangburn
Dec. 06   at Cedar Ridge
Dec. 09   at Rose Bud
Dec. 10   Subiaco Academy *
Dec. 17   at Ozark *
Dec. 20   at Lonoke
Dec. 21   at Des Arc
Jan. 06   at South Side Bee Branch
Jan. 07   at Dardanelle *
Jan. 13   White County Central
Jan. 14   Pottsville *
Jan. 21   Ozark *
Jan. 24   at Mayflower
Jan. 27   Bradford
Jan. 28   at Subiaco Academy *
Feb. 01   Dardanelle *
Feb. 03   at Pottsville *
Feb. 05   District Tournament at Dardanelle
(* - Denotes conference contest)

Heber Springs junior girls claim first win

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Heber Springs’ Taylor Parker cuts in front of Guy-Perkins player for a steal in junior girls action Monday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

HEBER SPRINGS — Jovie Smithson finished with 10 points and Ada Choate added a pair of 3-pointers in lifting Heber Springs to 32-15 victory over Guy-Perkins Monday night at the Panther Den in junior girls play.

The victory improved the Panthers to 1-4 on the season.

With the game tied at 8-all at the half, Heber Springs outscored the Thunderbirds 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away as Choate had five points, including a 3-pointers; and Smithson and Taylor Parker each had four.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (32): Taylor Parker 4, Jovie Smithson 10, Zoey Hendrix 1, Mya Foster 3, Kensley Sneed 2, Ella Williams 2, Ada Choate 8, Haven Downs 2.

GUY-PERKINS SCORING (15): K. Henry 4, R. Passmore 3, J. Blaylock 8.

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Heber Springs’ Kensley Sneed drives for a lay-up Monday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

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HEBER SPRINGS JUNIOR GIRLS
2021-2022 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
OVERALL RECORD: 1-4 
4A-4 CONFERENCE: 0-0
(For past write-up click on game)
Nov. 09   Mount St. Mary 21, Heber Springs 16
Nov. 11   Mount Vernon-Enola 37, Heber Springs 21
Nov. 15   Newport 35, Heber Springs 16
Nov. 18   Bald Knob 37, Heber Springs 19
Nov. 22   Heber Springs 32, Guy-Perkins 15
Nov. 23   at Shirley
Nov. 30   Southside Batesville
Dec. 02   Pangburn
Dec. 06   at Cedar Ridge
Dec. 07   at Benton Harmony Grove
Dec. 09   at Rose Bud
Dec. 14   South Side Bee Branch
Dec. 17   at Ozark *
Dec. 20   at Lonoke
Dec. 21   at Des Arc
Jan. 07   at Dardanelle *
Jan. 13   White County Central
Jan. 14   Pottsville *
Jan. 21   Ozark *
Jan. 24   at Mayflower
Jan. 27   Bradford
Feb. 01   Dardanelle *
Feb. 03   at Pottsville *
Feb. 05   District Tournament at Dardanelle
(* - Denotes conference contest)

Guy High School

November 22, 1916

Conway Log Cabin Democrat Weekly

The Guy high school is moving along smoothly and every boy and girl seems to be working faithfully.

The open session of the Franklin Literary Society was a decided success. We commend our young people for their efforts and thank our patrons for their presence.

Prof. Gray has coached his basketball team into a very effective machine. He works out daily with his husky boys. The town supports the team and is very proud of the record they are making. We believe Mr. Gray is developing our boys morally and physically on the baksetball court. Our last game against Springfield resulted in Guy’s favor, 31 to 28.

Guy downs Springfield

November 21, 1916

Conway Log Cabin Democrat Weekly

GUY – In one of the hardest fought basketball games played on the local court, the Guy team defeated Springfield by the narrow margin of 31-28. The teams were evenly matched and every man on both teams fought like a demon for victory. At the end of the first half the score stood 11 to 12 for Guy.

At the beginning of the last half both teams come on the court of “pep” and fight. Had it not been for the clever team work of the Guy team, Springfield would have made quick work of them. Time after time the efficient team work of Guy was smashed by the alert Springfield lads. The individual star for the Guy team was Capt. Glover, who made 21 of the 31 points made by the local chaps. “Check” Henry starred for the visitors, scoring nine points.

Webb and Pate, guards for the locals (Guy), played a great game and convinced the visitors that they were “on the square”. Our big center, Halbrook, used good head work and placed the ball at will to his teammates. Coach Gray of the Guy team had confidence in his men and expects to develop one of the best high school teams in the state.

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