To no surprise the cross country powerhouse Panthers swept another meet.
To no surprise the cross country powerhouse Panthers swept another meet. A week after winning its division of the Josh Park Memorial, defending 4A boys and girls state champion Heber Springs swept the Eagle Invitational in Greers Ferry. For good measure both of Heber's junior high teams also topped the team standings. Heber senior Brock Ballard won the senior boys' 5K and junior Malachi Cannon placed runner-up, while junior Mary Simmons finished runner-up in the senior girls' race. Crowley's Ridge's senior boys finished second as a team and Greenbrier took third. Greene County Tech's senior girls finished second as a team in front of third-place Harding Academy. Jesse Applewhite led the Junior Panthers to victory with a second-place finish in the junior boys' 2.5K race and Ali Jones placed third to pace the Junior Lady Panthers in their 2.5K race. Manila's junior boys placed second and Batesville took third, while Harding Academy took second and Greenbrier third in junior girls. Concord's Kaleah Davis placed second lead all area runners in the junior girls' race. Winners and Overall Area Results Sr. Boys (5K) 1. Brock Ballard Heber 17:47 2. Malachi Cannon Heber 17:54 10. Brandon George Heber 19:18 14. Patrick Hill Heber 20:10 15. Jon Ogle Heber 20:12 16. Jake Lawson WS 20:13 20. Austin Schmidt Heber 20:20 21. Alex Rubio Heber 20:40 Sr. Girls (5K) 1. Kaylin Turley Harding 21:39 2. Mary Simmons Heber 21:49 14. Isabella Crease Rose Bud 25:30 17. Abby Turney West Side 25:52 18. Adrianna Simmons Heber 25:54 19. Hannah Mangum Heber 25:58 24. Emily Smith Concord 26:20 25. Bronwyn Story West Side 26:25 Jr. Boys (2.5K) 1. Jake Ward Batesville 9:04 2. Jesse Applewhite Heber 9:16 5. Parker Ables Heber 9:19 7. Cain Besson WS 9:22 13. Gage Hewitt West Side 9:46 14. Ty Lee Pangburn 9:48 16. Max Schroeder Heber 9:54 18. Richie MatthewsHeber 9:55 19. Peyton Vowels Heber 9:56 21. Isaac Briley Heber 9:59 24. Ethan HackworthHeber 10:15 Jr. Girls (2.5 K) 1. Rachel BarnhardtGreenbrier 10:28 2. Kaleah Davis Concord 10:37 3. Ali Jones Heber 10:39 5. Hannah Richardson Heber 10:55 6. Serena Pruitt Heber 10:57 11. Rachel Weaver Heber 11:18 12. Ashley Patchell Heber 11:25 17. Daisy Owens Heber 12:00 18. Hailey Southerland Heber 12:06 24. Mallory Benton Concord 12:17