April 29th, 2011
Neither the Miners nor the Lady Miners will be advancing to the 4A Regional Tournament after losing Friday night in each respective 4A-7 District Tournament.
Both lost to Ashdown, the Miners falling 10-6 in six innings and the Lady Miners losing 7-6 in seven.
The Miners, a No. 6 seed in the tournament held in De Queen, beat Oak Grove Thursday to advance to the game against No. 3 seed Ashdown.
The Lady Miners played two games Friday during their tournament, which was held in Ashdown, winning the first 13-3 against Pulaski Academy, but eventually losing the second to Ashdown.
With North Little Rock losing twice to Russellville in a doubleheader Wednesday, Bryant has retaken first place in the 7A Central Conference.
Thursday the Lady Hornets faced the team that handed North Little Rock its only losses of the season, and won decidedly 10-0 in six innings.
Head coach Debbie Clark said, â€śI was very pleased with their discipline and team play.â€ť
Clark said pitcher Peyton Jenkins had been feeling under the weather, so she asked the Lady Hornets to take their time at the plate in order to give Jenkins time to rest between innings.
Brooks Odell Nichols, 76, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
He was born on April 22, 1935, in Camden.
Mildred M. Green, 87, of Benton, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in Bryant. She was born March 2, 1924, to Albert and Donnie Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by eight brothers; one sister; and husband, Leo Green.
She is survived two sons, Tinker Green of Benton and Don Green and wife Bonnie of Cabot; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Summit Church of God. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ashby Funeral Home.
Betty Ann Angermiller Miller, 67, of Hot Springs passed away peacefully in her home April 25, 2011.
She was born Oct. 22, 1943, in the community of Benton near Point Cedar in the home of her grandparents, Walter and Tennie Hunt Magby.Â
Betty was the youngest of four daughters born to Hermes L. and Lucille Magby Angermiller.Â She lived her entire life in Hot Springs. She attended Oaklawn Elementary School and Hot Springs High School. In July she retired as head housekeeper for Lakewood Nursing Home after approximately 30 years of service.
Harvey Crawford Goodwin went to walk with the Lord on April 25, 2011, in Houston, Texas, where he has resided since 2007.
Born March 4, 1918, in Benton to Henry and Geraldine Goodwin who preceded him in their passing along with brothers, Delphard, Ed, Ernest and John Goodwin of Benton; and son, Ronald Crawford Goodwin of Barstow, Calif.
Hec Grant, 27, of Bauxite was found Jan. 22, 2011, after missing for over four years.Â Â
He was born July 26, 1979, in Benton to Ricky and Deborah Grant.
Survivors include daughters, Abigale Vaughan and Jade Emma Grant; wife, Autumn Romine of Benton; parents, Ricky Grant of Alco and Deborah Grant of Bauxite; sisters, Amanda Berg and Angela Price, both of Bauxite; step sister, Marlie Foster of Bauxite; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and many friends, who have missed him dearly.
The family will hold a wake at 2 p.m. Friday at 3825 Bauxite Cut Off Road in Bauxite. Â
With three starters potentially returning to the lineup, Bauxite head coach Wes Mode hopes the Lady Miners can produce some last-minute magic at the 4A-7 District Tournament in Ashdown.
If proven to be fully recovered, returning for the Lady Miners will be junior Bethany Edwards, sophomore Allie Beech and senior Shelby Wingate.
Both Edwards, Bauxiteâ€™s starting pitcher, and Wingate, who Mode said will start at first base, have been recovering from surgery. Beech broke a bone in her pinky finger earlier this season.
BENTON â€” For the first time in his 21 years at Benton High School, coach Mark Balisterri witnessed the impossible. After trailing 11-0 after the top of the second inning, the Panthers were able to kick, scratch and crawl back to defeat Sheridan 12-11 at home Wednesday afternoon.
â€śIâ€™ve never had a team down 11-0 and come back like that,â€ť Balisterri said. â€śWe came back because we hit the ball.
â€śCarson came in and just a phenomenal job [pitching] after being roughed up for five runs in the second.â€ť
Lois Ann Ables, 65, of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away April 17, 2011.
She was born July 16, 1945, in Benton to Jewell Ellis Buffington jr. and Maybelle Langley Buffington Reese.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Brenda may johnson; and her grandparents, John H. and Mimie Langley.