May 6th, 2011
BRYANT â€” With a win Thursday the Hornets clinched their third 7A Central title in three years, as well as a No. 1 seed in the 7A State Tournament next week in Fort Smith.
Bryant split a doubleheader with Little Rock Catholic Thursday, winning the first game 3-2 with a comeback rally and walk-off hit in the bottom of the last inning.
Tied 2-2 with two outs, senior Lucas Castleberry brought in senior Evan Jobe from second base to win the game.
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panthers defeated Lake Hamilton 3-2 Thursday night thanks in part to a complete game by junior Lauren White.
After cruising in the first two innings, only allowing one walk with two strikeouts, White gave up two runs in the third inning that tied the game at 2-2. With two outs, Lake Hamilton reached on a walk and a single and scored on a two-run double.
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panthers picked up another conference win Wednesday, defeating El Dorado 8-1 at home.
However, coach Eric Ryan said as far as their standing in the conference is concerned, everything is still up in the air.
â€śWe are just trying to get through and get ready for state,â€ť Ryan said. â€śWe want to try to play the best ball we can and whatever happens, happens.
â€śBut we just have to keep going, improving and working hard.â€ť
Christina Wilson Hudgins, 37, of Benton passed away May 1, 2011, at her home in Benton.
She was born June 18, 1973, in Little Rock to James and Debbie Wilson.
Christina was employed by Otter Creek Assembly of God and was a member of the Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Hudgins; and a son, Blake Hudgins.