Archive - Mar 2011
FAYETTEVILLE â€” John Pelphrey made his feelings clear on his way out at Arkansas.
The former Razorbacks coach, speaking for the first time since being fired by athletic director Jeff Long on Sunday, said Monday that he didnâ€™t feel he was given enough time to complete a turnaround at the school.
â€śI do not agree with the decision yesterday to make a change,â€ť Pelphrey said. â€śI do not. I absolutely do not. Obviously, I would have liked more time. It takes time to build stability in a program. Every situation is different. This situation was different.
Three days after losing to Vilonia 1-0 in the semifinals of the Bootise Gordon Memorial Tournament, the Benton Lady Panthers will host Vilonia at the Benton Softball Complex beginning at 5 p.m.
The game was already scheduled to be played at Vilonia, but inclement weather forced Vilonia to move the game to Benton. Vilonia won the tournament on Saturday, defeating Lake Hamilton 5-2 in the championship game.
Bentonâ€™s Jessica Smith pitched four innings in the semifinals, allowing five hits, no strikeouts and one walk.
Ray Basil Glover, age 64, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 12, 2011.Â
He was born to Lee Roy Glover and Clara Mae (Perser) Glover on March 8, 1947 in Leola, AR.
You could say winning the Walmart Open on Beaver Lake is sort of a Blaylock family tradition.
At least, it is now after Keeton Blaylock, 20, of Benton won the FLW Tour event held March 3-6 as a co-angler, earning $20,000.
His brother, Stetson Blaylock, 23, of Haskell, a professional on the tour, won the four-day event event three years ago.
This was the younger Blaylock's first tournament win, and one that he said held special meaning, considering its location.
Larry Wayne Wood Sr., 61, of Mabelvale went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
He was born Sept. 3, 1949, in Tulare, Calif. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force as a firefighter for 20 years and retired in 1988 with the rank of master sergeant from the Little Rock Air Force Base. He was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mildred; a sister, Linda; a brother, Gene; and one grandson, Alexander.
Editorâ€™s note: The Courier is reprinting the following updated article on Saturdayâ€™s game, originally published in Sundayâ€™s edition of the Courier, because several errors by the original reporter â€” a non-staff, contributing writer â€” were inadvertently overlooked the first time around. The Courier regrets the errors and apologizes for any inconvenience, as we strive for accuracy in all we do and are committed to correcting our mistakes accordingly.
The day started off well for the Benton Panthers when they traveled to Bryant to face the Hornets on Saturday afternoon.
BENTON â€” The Benton Panthers lost to Central Arkansas Christian Friday night after two runs in the fifth inning gave the Mustangs a three-run cushion as they went on to win 6-2 at Panther Field.
With runners on first and second and leading 3-2 in the top of the fifth, CAC would score their first run of the inning when Benton pitcher Justin Vincent over threw the third baseman. CAC pitcher Joey Pinney laid down what would have been a sacrifice bunt, but Vincentâ€™s throw sailed allowing David Downs, who reached on an infield single to lead off the inning, to score.
The Glen Rose Lady Beavers defeated Woodlawn 14-2 Monday after scoring six runs in the first, three in the second and five in the fourth.
â€śWe hit the ball well especially for it being so early in the season,â€ť coach Kyle Lem said. â€śI was actually surprised.
â€śThey helped us out a lot too with their six errors.â€ť
Hollie Boles led off the second inning with a double and scored on a triple by Rebecca Tuggle tripled in the gap. Tuggle scored the second run of the inning after Tiffany Houpt singled. Katie Petersonâ€™s single with two outs scored Houpt.