April 4th, 2011
Ernest â€śDickâ€ť Melton, 68, of Benton passed away on March 26, 2011. He was born on February 24, 1943 to the late Herbert and Zona Melton in Little Rock.
Dick enjoyed being outdoors whether hunting, fishing or camping. His most treasured memories are times spent with his family by his side. Dick was a 49 year member of I.B.E.W. Local Union 295. He retired after 39 years while serving as the Assistant Business Manager. He was a Mason at Mary Williams Lodge #307 and attended Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.
The Cardinals fought hard Friday, but it wasnâ€™t enough as Episcopal won 15-13.
The game, which was scheduled to be played in Little Rock, was instead played at Harmony Grove. The loss gives the Cardinals an 0-2 record in 3A-5 Conference playa after losing to Glen Rose earlier this week.
Still, Harmony Grove head coach Brandon Kelly was proud of the way his team played.
â€śOverall, we played a complete game. We just flat out got beat tonight,â€ť he said. â€śWe werenâ€™t beating ourselves. We got runs and good, solid hits.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets defeated the Benton Panthers 7-6 Friday night after Sheridan scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning with bases loaded to win the game.
Benton catcher Stuart Levy attempted to block the pitch but it bounced and went behind and Billy Wicker was able to slide in safely before Levy could make the tag.
â€śIt was a disappointing night,â€ť Benton coach Mark Balisterri said. â€śEvery error we made, it cost us. The second inning is what killed us. We had two big errors which allowed them to score four runs.
â€śThatâ€™s the inning that hurt us.â€ť
The Glen Rose â€śbrought the sticksâ€ť Friday against Cutter Morning Star, winning 19-6 at home.
The Beavers (8-4, 2-0 3A-5) jumped out to an early lead, which eventually proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome, and the game was called after five innings.
Head coach Chase Meyers said, â€śI was happy with the way we hit the ball, and we ran the bases well, aggressively.
â€śAlso, we made some nice plays in the field. We had one error or two, but all in all not bad.â€ť