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August 23rd

CASEY PENN: On the anniversary of a death, relish the memories of a life

August 23, 2013

This minute, I’m busy with several projects. I'm thankful for each and every opportunity that comes my way. What’s more, I’m actually enjoying it all, even when the schedule makes me a little crazy. And yet, in the midst of all the rush and work and joy, there is, today, a strong emotion, a diary of memories, an unsolicited sadness tugging on my heart. It has been there all month, maybe longer.

Last year, as the anniversary of his death approached for the first time, I experienced an odd emotion – a palatable sensation of knowing.

Chemistry coming through

August 23, 2013

BENTON – Losing six seniors from a state playoff team may seem like a lot to lose going into the next season, but the Benton Lady Panthers volleyball team is not shy on experience.
“We have five seniors this year and they all pretty much played last year, or played some,” Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. “They know what it takes, and I have a feeling they’re going to do what it takes to have a good year. It’s been fun so far.”

Youth and athleticism

August 23, 2013

BRYANT – What a difference a year makes. After winning the 7A/6A South conference with an undefeated record, the Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team returns one player with extended varsity experience as Bryant graduated eight seniors last season. This year, the Lady Hornets have no seniors.
“We definitely look different,” Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. “Last year, our entire varsity, other than Abby Staton, were all seniors. This year, we look a little bit different, but we’re still as aggressive. We’re going to play just as intense.

SHERIDAN – In their last matchup in mid-June, the Benton Panther legion high school team jumped on...
ARLINGTON, Tenn. – Austin Kelly gave up an unearned run in a complete-game finals win and the...
CABOT – Down 1-0 after four innings, the Benton McClendon’s put on a power surge in the top of the...

 

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