HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE – The Fountain Lake Boys’ Golf Team defeated DeQueen and Hope on Monday at the Magellan Golf Course in Hot Springs Village.

The Cobras shot a 128 while DeQueen had a team score of 142 and Hope 147.

Fountain Lake rookie Kolt Carden led the Cobras with a round of 40 for medals of honor, followed by Carson McCoy (42), Brodie McMillan (46) and Coil Burks (47).

The Lady Cobras (179) finished second behind DeQueen (150). Senior Katie Handlbinder led Fountain Lake after shooting a 58 and was followed by Jaylen Cameron (59) and Sophie Skinner (62).

Fountain Lake takes on Jessieville Thursday at DeSoto Golf Course at 4 p.m.


BISMARCK – The Bismarck boys’ golf team got off to a good start with three wins, including Nashville and Jessieville at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Golf Course on Monday.

The Lions shot a 134 while the Scrappers shot a 145 and Jessieville a 188.

Braden Efird shot a 43 to share the medal honors while Blake Smith (44), Wyatt Clement (47) and Riley Tuttle (54) completed the team’s scoring.

The Lady Lions shot a 136 to finish second behind Nashville (131) while Jessieville shot an 187. Hannah Collie led the Lady Lions with a 43, followed by Anna Cain (46), Erin Fendley (47) and Ellie Norris (56).

The Bismarck boys handed out a team card of 135 to defeat Nashville with a blow Thursday at Malvern Country Club. Malvern shot a 148 for third place and Arkadelphia (153) was fourth. Smith led the Lions with a 44 with Clement (45), Efird (46) and Gavin Urban (53) completing the team card.

The Lady Lions followed Nashville in one fell swoop, winning a team card of 133, while Malvern and Arkadelphia had no team scoring. Cain took second medalist honors with a round of 42. Fendley (45), Collie (46), Norris (52), Jenna Payne (60) and Samantha Collie (62) also scored for Bismarck.

The Lions shot 142 to defeat Bauxite (179) and Jessieville (197) at the DeSoto Golf Course on August 3.

Smith shot a 43 for medalist honors with Efird’s round of 46 earning him second medalist honors. Urban (53) and Clément (55) rounded out the Lions’ scores.

The Lady Lions handed out a team card of 143 for the victory over Jessieville (188). La Bauxite did not have enough players for a team score. Collie and Fendley both shot a weak round of 44 to share medal honors while Norris (53) and Payne (58) completed the scoring for Bismarck.


ARKADELPHIE – Allie Bianchi, of Henderson State, won another academic award when she was recognized as the USA’s 2020-21 CoSIDA Second Academic Team.

With a 4.0 GPA this academic year, Bianchi is the first Reddie since 2018 to win CoSIDA All-American academic honors. She was one of eight female golfers nationwide to be selected for one of America’s academic teams and one of only three to make either the first or second team.

Bianchi was selected in the general category which includes golf and 14 other sports. She has been recognized as a winner of the WGCA All-Region, an All-Great American Conference selection, GAC Female Athlete of the Year and WGCA All-American Fellow.

Bianchi led the Reddies to their first conference title since 2014 and became the second HSU player to qualify as an individual for the NCAA Division II Nationals.


RUSSELLVILLE – Ouachita Baptist University and Oklahoma Baptist tied for the lead in the Great American Conference 2021 women’s pre-season football coaching poll. OBU received three first-place votes while Oklahoma Baptist received two.

The Tigers won the GAC Championship by defeating the Bison 1-0 in overtime after a Frankie Nine goal in April. Tournament MVP and All-GAC First Team Selection Jaymee Dotson returns to the Tigers after placing second on the team in goals and leading in assists. Goalkeeper Michele Snow, who had three shutouts at the GAC championships and placed on the tournament’s all-star team, will also return to the OBU.

Southwestern Oklahoma State was third with two votes for first place, East Central was fourth, and Harding was fifth. Southern Nazarene and northwestern Oklahoma state completed the survey.

The regular season kicks off on September 2.


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