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April 16th

Pitching duel gives Panthers 9th in a row

April 16, 2012

PINE BLUFF – The Benton Panthers traveled to Pine Bluff expecting to score some runs, but instead got a pitching duel on Friday night against the Zebras in 6A South conference action. The Panthers came away with a 1-0 win over Pine Bluff to improve to 16-4 overall and 7-1 in the 6A South. It was the Panthers ninth consecutive win.

“It was crazy,” Benton Coach Mark Balisterri said.

Lady Hornets win 25th straight

April 16, 2012

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The defending state champion Bryant Lady Hornets ran their winning streak to 25 games, dating to last year, with an 8-1 7A Central conference victory over the North Little Rock Lady Cats on Friday at Lady Cat Field at Burns Park in North Little Rock.

“Big conference win,” Bryant Coach Debbie Clark said. “It’s my first time as [Bryant’s] coach to beat [North Little Rock] here. It’s a big coaching win for me. I told them thank you. They didn’t know that before the game, but that was big for me.”

Lady Cards rout, wrap up 3A South

April 16, 2012

HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals continued their tear through the 3A South conference on Friday with another win. This time the foe was longtime rival Jessieville. With the 11-0 rout of the Lady Lions, Harmony Grove moved their winning streak to an amazing 10 straight, but most of all, brought home another 3A South conference championship and an automatic bid to Regionals.

Abusing power crossed the line

April 16, 2012

There was no denying his coaching ability. After Houston Nutt pretty much jumped ship, maybe under a little pressure, to the Ole Miss Rebels after the 2007 season leaving the Hogs without very much at all, Bobby Petrino took over for the Razorbacks. After a slow start, Petrino took Arkansas to a Bowl Conference Series bowl in 2010 losing to the scandalous Ohio State Buckeyes – when five players should have been suspended for getting tattoos at a discounted price and selling school memorabilia – but the Hogs finished with a 10-3 record.

April 13th

Carolyn Sue Smart

April 13, 2012

Carolyn Sue Smart, 66 of Benton passed away on April 10. 
She was born March 30, 1946, to the late Tracy and Maxine Brady in Jonesboro. Carolyn enjoyed embroidering, reading, camping, fishing and spending time with her family.  She was a member of Collegeville Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Randy; a grandson, Kevin Gregory Norris; and her uncle, Johnny.

Tillar Marie Williams

April 13, 2012

Tillar Marie Williams of Benton departed this life on April 8. She was born Aug. 30, 1947 in Bauxite to the late Watson,Sr., and Constance Madison.
She attended the last graduating class of the Ralph Bunche School in Benton.  She also attended Shorter College in North Little Rock. Tillar was united in holy matrimony to Raymond Charles Williams Sr.  To this union, a daughter and son were born.
She was employed at the Alexander Human Development Center for 31 dedicated years as a rehabilitation instructor.
Her passions in life were books, Folgers coffee and Walmart.

Donal G. Applegate

April 13, 2012

Donal G. Applegate, 79, went to be with our Lord, April 10, after four years of fighting valiantly against esophageal cancer. He married his surviving wife, Claude Sutton's daughter, Marilyn, almost 57 years ago in Bauxite.
He has a beloved daughter, Jill Applegate Warbington (Danny) who considers him the "best daddy in the whole world," and the most special granddaughter, Abbey Warbington, who loves her Papo "up to the sky and down to the ground."
All of his nieces and nephews were precious to him. He "adopted" many non-relatives that will miss his warm love and care as well.

April 12th

Lady Panthers get scholarships

April 12, 2012

BENTON – Benton Lady Panther tennis players Any Jivan and Lauren Dudley were at Benton Arena to acknowledge their step to the next level on Wednesday afternoon at Benton Arena. Jivan received a full academic scholarship to Hendrix College in Conway and will play tennis there, and Dudley signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

Bryant V-baller to play at next level

April 12, 2012

BRYANT – Bryant Lady Hornets senior Brianna White signed a letter of intent to play volleyball with the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Lady Lions on Wednesday afternoon in the Bryant gym. White joins a Lady Lions team that went 27-8 last year and made it to the NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament.

“I think she’s really going to help their program,” Bryant Head Coach Beth Solomon said. “We’re going to hate losing her. She’s been our middle leader for three years now. It’s going to be hard for us to lose her, but we wish her the best.

'Smart911' service reviewed at town hall meeting

April 12, 2012

A town hall meeting led by Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane and Fire Chief Bill Ford was held Thursday night to present residents a software program titled "Smart911" and to obtain feedback about the system that Lane has been researching to improve the effectiveness of the current 911 response system in Benton.

HASKELL — After a year under Dwaine Fishburn as interim head coach, the Benton High School senior...
BENTON – After losing half its team and majority of its contributors to graduation a season after...
HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals finally got back on the diamond in 5-3A action Monday,...

 

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