Archive - 2011
Bob Calhoun, 76, of Benton died March 12, 2011.Â He was a retired food broker and an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Benton.
Katherine L. Petty, 64, of Tull, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011.Â She was born Dec. 25, 1946, in Tull.Â Katherine was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Woodrow Scudder, Sr. and Evelyn Doris Scudder and two sisters, Mary Evelyn Meyer and Virginia Dale King.
Jesse Houston Hare, 74, of Benton, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011.Â He was born Oct. 11, 1936, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. to the late John David and Margaret Rachel Hare.
Although Glen Rose gave up two runs against Bismarck, all were unearned and the Beaversâ€™ pitching roster essentially threw a combined no-hitter in their 12-2 win Tuesday.
Glen Rose head coach Chase Meyers said, â€śI didnâ€™t seem like we were pitching that well, because we had a couple of errors and they had runners on.
â€śBut our guys stopped the bleeding, and it couldâ€™ve been a lot worse.â€ť
Earning the win for Glen Rose was freshman Clay Holicer, who gave up two unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings. He walked three batters and struck out two, while hitting two with pitches.
HASKELL â€” The Miners jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
Bauxite beat Harmony Grove 6-0 Tuesday, scoring all of its runs in the first three innings thanks to good hitting, smart base running and well-executed defense.
Bauxite head coach Michael Mattox said, â€śWe were much more solid on defense. We acted like we knew what we were doing, and we were in position.â€ť
On the other end, Harmony Grove head coach Brandon Kelly said, â€śWe werenâ€™t mentally tough today. It showed when we got ready in warmups; we were clowning around and werenâ€™t focused at the task at hand.
BENTON â€” During Monday's practice, the Benton Lady Panthers worked exclusively on getting runners in. In their two losses in the Bootsie Gordon Tournament, Benton left 11 players on base.
"We sat down and looked at the games we won and the games we lost," coach Eric Ryan said. "I know one of things we have been doing is leaving runners on base.
"We got to do whatever it takes to get runners in. It doesn't if it is a bunt, a push or hitting a ground ball."
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.