April 17th, 2013
JESSIEVILLE â€“ The Benton Harmony Grove Cardinals improved to 4-2 in the 5-3A conference with a 9-1 win over the Jessieville Lions on Friday.
Tyler Hamilton started for the Cardinals and struck out 13 Lions in the win, giving up one run on five hits in seven innings. He walked just one.
BENTON â€“ Bryant Hornet senior Nate Rutherford didnâ€™t allow a Benton Panther past first base until the final inning in a 6-1 Bryant win over Benton in 7A/6A South conference action on Friday at Panther Field. The Hornets returned the favor to the Panthers as Benton defeated Bryant in the first matchup 1-0.
BRYANT â€“ The Benton Panthers did something to the Bryant Hornets they havenâ€™t done in 10 years. The Panthers beat the Hornets 2-1 on Friday in Bryant, which was the first victory for the Panthers over the Hornets (13-2-1, 7-1 South) since 2004.
â€śIt was a huge win,â€ť Benton Coach Bobby Winn said. â€śOur seniors led the way with the game plan and everybody that played, played with every ounce of energy in their heart and pulled off a great victory theyâ€™ve been trying to get for years.â€ť
The Bryant Hornet Engineering Robotics Team leaves for Anaheim, Calif. today to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship. The students will be up against thousands of students from more than 20 countries.
More information is available at the engineering department's website: http://engineering.bryantschools.org.
The team plans to regularly update the site while at the competition with new videos and special features to keep Bryant supporters in the loop, said Devin Sherrill, Bryant schools communications director.
WRECK UPDATE: Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department said the driver of the 18-wheeler that was traveling westbound and left the road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 was a female driver and was taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center via MedFlight around 11 a.m. this morning.
Arkansas sophomore Hunter Mickelson will not be a part of the Razorbacks basketball squad next year, according to his father. Darien Mickelson, Hunter's dad, said that his son will be transferring away from UA at the conclusion of the 2013 spring semester.
Mickelson set the freshman shot-blocking record two seasons ago with 72 while averaging 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 548 minutes as a freshman.
An 18-wheeler ran off the service road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 earlier today. The vehicle was traveling west, behind Ashley's Furniture in Bryant.
Traffic in the area is congested, as local authorities continue to deal with the incident.
Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department said when the accident was reported the witness informed police that the driver of the truck was unconscious.
The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a plan to use federal Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for low-income residents, with many Republicans saying the approach is the best way to maintain some control over provisions of a new federal health care law they still oppose.
The private-option plan was presented to legislators in two parts, with one part including language authorizing the plan and a second part setting up the funding. The funding element finally won its needed three-fourths vote in the House, though it still needs to be approved by the same margin in the Senate.
The Benton Police Department has release the mugshot of Benjamin Spears, 33, of Benton. Spears was arrested for allegedly sending an email to the Benton Police Department demanding "a large sum of money" or he would kill one random person per day until his demands were met. Full details of the investigation and arrest are in the April 16 edition of The Saline Courier.
The Benton Police Department has arrested Benjamin Spears, 33, of Benton on felony charges of terrorism, criminal attempt to commit theft of property and computer fraud. Spears is alleged to have sent an email to the Benton Police Department demanding a large sum of money and if his demand was not met, he would kill one person per day until he received the money. A full report of the story can be found in Tuesday's Saline Courier.