April 23rd, 2012
LITTLE ROCK â€“ After storms on Friday, the Bryant Hornetsâ€™ game with the Little Rock Catholic Rockets was postponed until Saturday at Lamar Porter Field in Little Rock and the Hornets came away with a 3-1 extra-inning victory in 7A Central conference action.
BENTON â€“ If there is one team in the 6A conference with a better chance to win the state title than the Benton Lady Panthers, they have not made their way to Lady Panther Park in 2012. Since having their 18-game winning streak snapped last weekend in the Beebe/Searcy Tournament at the hand of Jonesboro Westside, Benton has ran their new streak to four straight after winning their 10th consecutive conference game on Saturday against Texarkana. After Friday was filled with rain and high winds, Benton was forced to reschedule until Saturday, where they won 7-3.
BAUXITE â€“ After losing their previous two games, the Bauxite Miners picked up a 4-2 win over the Episcopal Wildcats in non-conference play on Thursday in Bauxite. The Miners received good fundamental play, pitching and defense to hold on for the win.
â€śWe were real solid on defense and we bunted the ball real well,â€ť Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. â€śWe got two great bunts from our three-hole hitter and we got another good bunt from Blake Yates and thatâ€™s what got us going.â€ť
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets had no problem in dispensing the Little Rock Central Lady Tigers with a 10-0 victory in 7A Central conference action on Thursday in Bryant. The win put the Lady Hornetsâ€™ streak at 28 wins in a row, dating from last season. Bryant is now 25-0 overall and 8-0 in the 7A Central on the season.
Despite a long layoff, the Lady Hornets, two-time defending state champions, did what they do best â€“ win.
Mildred Marnell Cooper, 84, of Benton, died Friday, April 13, in Bryant. Mildred was an active member of Mt Zion Baptist Church in Benton where she served in many organizations. She was a retired employee of the State of Arkansas Alexander Youth Services where she was a Dorm Mother for over 30 years.
William Dorcie Chastain, 84, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012.Â He was born July 25, 1927 in Stamps to the late William Jasper and Polly Leona Chastain. Mr. Chastain was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where he was a member of the sanctuary choir for fifteen years.Â He also served as a former choir director of Galilee Baptist Church in El Dorado, for a number of years.Â Mr. Chastain was a retired electrician from Monsanto Chemical in El Dorado and Alcoa in Benton, totaling forty years of service.
Freddy Ray Martin, 38, passed away on April 16, at his home in Benton. Freddy Ray was born May 20, 1973 to Fred Ray Martin and Charlotte Ann (Summerville) Martin. Freddy Ray loved to play his guitar, singing, hanging out with friends and having a good time. He was big-hearted and kind. He enjoyed spending time with his family and telling stories of his favorite childhood memories like "Hangin' Harry" and driving back roads. Freddy Ray attended Kingdom Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Christopher Martin and one sister; Kelly Martin.
Shirley Chadwell Emberton,67, of Sheridan died Tuesday, April 17.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Emberton of Sheridan; son, David Phillips of Sheridan; daughter, Karen Banks and husband Scott of Austin; Daughter-in-law, Sheila Phillips of Sheridan; step-son, Tony Emberton of Chesapeake, Virginia; step-daughter, Stacy Fausett of Branson, Missouri; Mother-in-law, Thelma Emberton of Sheridan and eleven grandchildren,
A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will be after the service at the funeral home.
Lelia Dianne Boyd Treasitti Helm, 63, of Conway lost her battle with cancer and went to be withÂ the Lord on April 16. Dianne was born in Aberdeen Mississippi July 9, 1948, to the late Talmadge Boyd and Bobbie Boyd. Dianne retired from Target after 23 years of dedicated service. Dianne enjoyed being with her husband, Tony, her children and grandchildren who were the joy of her life. DianneÂ really lovedÂ watching her children and grandchildren play softball andÂ baseballÂ for many years.
Dianne is preceded in death by her father Talmedge Boyd.
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals had a bumpy road through the weekend with three losses, snapping a healthy winning streak. On Monday, the pot holes got bigger as the Lady Cardinals lost their first conference game of the season 2-1 to Fountain Lake, the worst team in the 3A South.
After being down 4-0 early on Tuesday against Bismarck, a team that beat them early in the season, the Lady Cardinals used every bit of fight and heart to battle back for the one run, 5-4 victory.