Archive - Mar 2011
Small ball prevailed Saturday morning for the Bryant Lady Hornets as they advanced to the finals of the Tournament of Champions held in North Little Rock.
The defending 7A State Champions beat Foreman, the defending 2A-7 Champions, 1-0 thanks to fast base running and a roll of the dice.
Bryant (6-1, 1-0 7A Central) played Mountain Home, defending 6A State Champions, in the finals Saturday night at Burns Park. However, the results of the tournament championship were not available by press time.
Benton lost a heartbreaker Friday night, going down to Lake Hamilton 5-4 in 10 innings.
After trailing 4-0, Benton was able to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning, where the score would remain until the bottom of the 10th.
After a walk, sacrifice bunt and second walk, the Wolves singled to score the winning run despite the efforts of outfielder Levon Steward, who ‚Äúmade a great play on the ball and nearly threw him out at the plate,‚ÄĚ head coach Mark Balisterri said.
The Lady Hornets knocked off the defending 5A State Champions Friday in the Tournament of Champions held in North Little Rock.
Bryant, the defending 7A Champions, beat Greenbrier 1-0 thanks to a solo home run by junior Jessie Taylor, her third on the season.
Bryant head coach Debbie Clark said, ‚ÄúIt was a really good game. We faced a great pitcher.‚ÄĚ
Bryant (5-1, 1-0 7A Central) now faces the winner of Friday night‚Äôs matchup between Searcy and Foreman. The Lady Hornets play in the tournament semifinal game at 10:15 a.m. today at Burns Park.
GLEN ROSE ‚ÄĒ A recurring theme for the Harmony Grove Cardinals this season has been their inconsistency. In Friday‚Äôs 10-6 loss to Glen Rose, it was no different.
‚ÄúThat is the story of our season so far,‚ÄĚ Harmony Grove coach Brandon Kelly said. ‚ÄúOne game as a team we will bat .530 and the next game we will bat .190.
‚ÄúLast night, we put together a complete game and tonight was inconsistency and that goes back to us being young there is no excuse.
‚ÄúMentally we melted down tonight.‚ÄĚ
The Miners traveled Thursday to Magnet Cove, where they beat the Panthers 9-8.
Bauxite head coach Michael Mattox said, ‚ÄúWe fought hard tonight. That game was especially hard at the end.‚ÄĚ
Sophomore Chris Revas started on the mound for the Miners, pitching 6 1/3 innings and striking out eight batters. In the fifth inning, a line drive hit him in the ear, splitting it open and causing the game to be stopped while coaches tended to him.
However, Revas asked to stay in the game. Mattox, laughing, said, ‚ÄúI think he was more effective after he got hit.‚ÄĚ
GLEN ROSE ‚ÄĒ In a roller coaster of a game Thursday, the Glen Rose Lady Beavers came back to tie Central Arkansas Christian twice, and eventually win 7-6 in extra innings.
Down one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Glen Rose sophomore Rebecca Tuggle tied the game with a solo home run.
Then, in an extra eighth inning, sophomore Heather Whitfield scored the winning run on a dropped fly ball to right field hit by senior Hollie Boles.
Glen Rose head coach Kyle Lem described his team as a ‚Äúfun bunch to coach.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud of them,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThey came on strong.‚ÄĚ
Mary Maxine Crews, 83, of Gurdon went to be with Jesus March 15, 2011, from complications of Parkinson‚Äôs Disease, surrounded by family who loved her very much.
She was born Aug. 15, 1927, to the late Griffin Wright and Ester Newman of Jasper, Texas.
A.E. ‚ÄúGene‚ÄĚ Wright, 86, of Benton died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Bauxite.
Gene retired from Reynolds Metals Company after 31 years, owner of Gene‚Äôs Small Engines in Benton for 28 years, was a member of the Bauxite Masonic Lodge for 50 years, and a World War II Army Air Corp veteran. He was a long time member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist church and United Missionary Baptist Church.
Katherine Elizabeth Harrison, 83, of Alexander died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Baptist Health Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 1, 1928, in North Little Rock to her late parents, James R. Ard and Estella Gautihier Ard.
Euel Biggs, 85, of Bauxite passed away March 15, 2011, at his home.¬†
He was born April 26, 1925, in Hillsboro, Texas, to the late Will and Vada Vessels Biggs.