September 30th, 2011
When the Bryant Lady Hornets volleyball team went to Little Rock to play the Mount St. Mary Belles in early September at the McAuley Center, the Hornets lost to the Belles in four games due in large part to inconsistency.
On Thursday night, the Hornets revenged the loss to their rivals defeating them in four games â€“ 3-1 (17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-17) â€“ at home. The win gave Bryant its fourth 7A Central conference victory in a row and the Hornets are sitting comfortably in second place behind the Conway Lady Wampus Cats, which they play on Oct. 11 in Conway.
The Benton Panther tennis team swept Texarkana in doubles competition Tuesday afternoon at Tyndall Park.
Benton seniors Ian McMahn and Dudley Stow defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Flowers and Hemperley 8-6. Seniors Sam Anderson and Jake Jakonczuk defeated Texarkanaâ€™s Brock and Gregory 8-2.
Seniors Nathan Perry and Clint Powell defeated Flowers and Hemperley 8-4.
In singles competition, senior Eric Emmons defeated Tanner McClean 8-4 while senior Austin Willis defeated Devonte Murphy 8-1.
Sophomore Trey Young lost to McClean 1-8.
Michael L. Wood, 61, of Benton, died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Hospice Home in Bryant. He was born on January 23, 1950, son of Bernus and Marie Wood.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael is survived by three sons, Mark, Kelly and James Michael; daughter, Heather; life partner Janice Rogers; two sisters, Peggy Williams and husband, Stan of England, and Deborah Edmondson and Pete of Scott; and one nephew, Jason Martin and wife, Amber.
Graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. following the visitation.