Archive - May 2011
The Benton Lady Panthers are looking to secure at least a No. 2 spot in the 6A State Tournament as they host El Dorado today and Lake Hamilton tomorrow.
After losing to Sheridan last week in 10 innings, the Lady Panthers currently sit in second place in the 6A South with two losses in conference, while Sheridan is 12-1.
Benton will face the El Dorado Lady Wildcats today at 4:30 p.m. at the Lady Panther Softball Complex. El Dorado currently has six seniors on the team and is fresh off a 2-1 loss to Lake Hamilton.
This morning rumors were abound that the Bryant Public Schools System was ready to name a new athletic director.
When asked if a candidate had been chosen, Bryant director of communications Jessica Bollen said, â€śNo.â€ť
But, Bollen said the Bryant School Board will hold a personnel hearing at 5 p.m. today in the Professional Development Center.
Bollen said the board will discuss â€śsome recommended hirings.â€ť However, Bollen said she could not confirm whether the meeting, which will go into executive session, will include any discussion of the athletic director position.
Stephannie Lynn Jones, 43, of Benton passed away May 2, 2011.
She was born April 23, 1968, in Jacksonville to George and Margaret Oliver. Stephannie was a member of two local Bunco groups and worked as a customer service representative.
She was preceded in death by her son, James Dwight Jones.
John Edward Wheeler, 64 of Benton passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, in Benton.
John was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Benton to Johnnie and Gertie Wheeler.
John is retired from the logging business and he was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Janice Kaye Wheeler and Patsy Ruth Walker.
John is survived by two brothers, Ronnie Wheeler of Benton and Steven Wheeler of Benton; two sisters, Beulah Putman of Bauxite and Joanna Cockman of Haskell; several nieces and nephews, numerous friends, cousins, and other relatives.
Anne R. Tully, 79, of Little Rock passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011.Â
She was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Saline County.Â
Mrs. Tully was retired from the Arkansas State Revenue Office, a former member of the Little Rock Chapter of the Eastern Star and of the Baptist faith.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry D. and Minnie C. Wade; ex-husband, John Tully Sr.; two daughters, Vivian Kay Tully and Karen Ann Giles; and two brothers, Joseph Wade and Henry D. Wade II.
Two Arkansas Razorbacks coaches will be the guests of honor at this year's Annual Saline County Razorback Club Fish Fry, which will be held Thursday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
Wide receivers coach Kris Cinkovich and offensive line coach Chris Klenakis will be on hand to speak, answer questions, take photos and sign autographs.
Mark Robinson, director of football operations, will act as the master of ceremonies after former state Sen. Shane Broadway turns over the microphone.
Bob Garrett, president of the Saline County Razorback Club, said the event is "laid back" and a "lot of fun."
The Bryant Lady Hornetâ€™sÂ defeated the Van Buren Lady Pointers 4-1 in 7A conference soccer action Monday night at Van Buren.
The girls were lackadaisical in the cold light rain and 49 degree weather as the score was 0-0 at the half.Â Bryantâ€™s first three scores in the second half came on free kicks.
Tara Hendricks put Bryant on the board when she connected on a 47-yard free kick that caromed off the keeper for a 1-0 lead with 21:43 left in the game.
Playing baseball for Bryant High School was a lifelong dream of Tyler Brown.
Now the 18-year-old son of Brad and Shelley Brown is making a name for himself on the diamond as the starting second baseman for the Hornets.
As the second batter in the Hornets' lineup, Brown, a senior, has a .421 batting average on the season, as well as 17 RBIs and five doubles.
Head coach Kirk Bock described Brown as a "great leader."
After going undefeated in conference play during the regular season, Glen Rose lost its first game of the 3A-5 District Tournament Saturday.
However, the Lady Beavers will still play as a No. 3 seed this week in the 3A Regional Tournament held at Harding Academy in Searcy.
Had Glen Rose won Saturday, it would have faced Harmony Grove in the finals.
The Lady Cardinals were scheduled to face Cutter Morning Star today in the championship, but inclement weather forced the game to be postponed until Tuesday â€” possibly Wednesday depending on how the weather fares.