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Archive - Apr 2011

April 23rd

Bauxite's Elizabeth Harris 'hates to lose'

April 23, 2011

In her first game for the Lady Miners three years ago, Elizabeth Harris didn't even know where she would be in the lineup, which head coach Wes Mode announced as the game was starting against the defending state champions.
"My name was first, and I was playing center field," she said. "I looked at coach Mode and said, 'Are you nuts?!'"
The freshman leadoff hitter, who's now a senior and still bats first in the Bauxite lineup, calmed her nerves, stepped up to the plate and hit a double.
"After that hit I was fine," she said.

Panthers win in extra innings

April 23, 2011

In a 6A South battle Friday night, Benton and Texarkana went into extra innings with Benton winning 3-2 thanks to a clutch two-out hit by senior Ashton Roberts.
Tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth with junior Garrison Roy on second base, Roberts hit a double to score Roy, which would prove to be the winning run after the Panthers held Texarkana scoreless in its next at bat.
Benton (17-4, 9-2 6A South) remains in first place in the conference and will host Sheridan at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

April 22nd

Hornets beat Van Buren in game one

April 22, 2011

BRYANT — Bryant took the first game of a doubleheader Friday against Van Buren, which was postponed Thursday due to inclement weather.
The Hornets won 12-2 in six innings. The results of the second game were not available by press time.
Bryant (17-4, 7-2 7A Central) went into Friday’s game with a two-game lead in the conference.
Junior Jordan Taylor pitched all six innings for the Hornets and earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
Head coach Kirk Bock said, “Jordan did a great job today.”

Mary Sue Lunsford Hutcheson

April 22, 2011

Mary Sue Lunsford Hutcheson, 80, of Traskwood went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Rison to the late Dave and Mae Lunsford. She was of Pentecostal faith. Mrs. Hutcheson was employed by Benton Service Center and loved raising chickens.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Vincen Hutcheson; one great-grandson; four brothers; and two sisters.

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