Saturday, October 27, 2012

SPORTS STORY >> Four Panthers are injured in auto accident

Leader sportswriter

Four members of the Cabot Lady Panthers volleyball team were involved in a serious car accident Thursday night on Highway 89. Arkansas State Police confirmed the vehicle was driven by Kaitlyn Pitman, a junior on the squad. The other vehicle involved in the accident was driven by a person with the last name Hernandez.

Also in the vehicle were junior Lakin Best and sophomores Samantha Buehler and Makenna Porter. Pitman received only minor injuries, but preliminary reports indicated that two of the passengers may have sustained serious injuries. State police could not confirm the extent of injuries, and the CHS athletic department was not at liberty to discuss the accident due to privacy laws.

The Lady Panthers earned the No. 5 seed out of the 7A/6A East conference, and are scheduled to face West No. 4 seed Springdale Har-Ber in the first round of the Class 7A state tournament at noon on Tuesday at Heritage High School. Lady Panthers coach Deanna Campbell was not available by phone on Friday afternoon