April 15th, 2011
BRYANT â€” In a battle for control of the 7A Central Conference, the Lady Hornets fell short Thursday.
Bryant lost 2-1 to conference rival North Little Rock with all three runs coming off solo home runs.
After being down 1-0 through five innings, the Charging Wildcatsâ€™ bats came to life and North Little Rock hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth to take the lead, which the Lady Hornets could never regain.
Head coach Debbie Clark said, â€śIt was all momentum. I could see it in front of my face, and I couldnâ€™t do anything about it.â€ť
The Miners beat St. Joseph 8-7 Thursday thanks to a walk-off home run by senior Kyler Hickey in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Bauxite (11-9, 2-3 4A-7) travels to face conference leader Nashville today. Head coach Michael Mattox said, â€śI know we can play with them.
â€śWe just have to play solid defense and have a big effort on the mound.â€ť
Sophomore Chris Revas is scheduled to start as pitcher today with junior Ryan Weng, who only threw 76 pitches during Tuesdayâ€™s outing against Pulaski Robinson, a likely relief, Mattox said.
William Edwin Glenn, 83, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011. He was born June 3, 1927, in Benton to John and Esther Grasty Glenn.
He was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Annie Jewel Anderson Brown, 78, of Alexander passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at her home.
She was born on March 22, 1933, in Rover to the late Charlie and Jessie (Cathey) Anderson.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Hurricane Lake Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles Brown, also preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Tom Brown and wife Sally of Benton and Pete Brown of Alexander; one brother, Charles Anderson and wife Hazel of Rover; and two grandchildren, Paul Brown and Jessica Brown.
Jean Cowden Saunders, 84, Benton passed away April 13, 2011.Â
She was born June 11, 1926, in Bauxite.
She graduated from Wesleyan College and taught in the Bryant School System.Â Later, she founded and successfully ran Cowden Art Conservation for many years.Â Jean also was an author and published childrenâ€™s books.Â Her interests included, flower gardens and working crosswords.
Survivors include a son, David Henry Cowden III and wife Era; daughter, Jean Cowden Kisker and husband Harry; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Betty Sue Dennis, 77, of Benton passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House in Bryant.
She was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Dyess to Emmet Ward and Ida Bell (McKenzie) Ward.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, Edgar Dennis; seven brothers; and one half sister.
Survivors include her son, Eddie Dennis and wife Bonnie, of Russellville; one daughter, Carolyn Hutcheson and husband Davy of Traskwood; one brother, Billy Ward and wife Laverne of Clinton; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ronnie L. Nalley, 61, of Benton passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
He was born April 16, 1949, in Benton.
Ronnie had previously worked at Ashby Funeral Home as an emergency medical technician and was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, D.R. and Mabel Kennimer and Charles and Daisy Nalley.
Piedad Kuttler, 74, of Benton passed away Monday, April 11, 2011.
She was born Dec. 18, 1936, in Esteli, Nicaragua.
Mrs. Kuttler was a nurse for the health department in Nicaragua, and retired after 22 years from Northrop Grumman, and was of the Catholic faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Arkansas Junior High School Rodeo Association will host an event Saturday at the Saline County Fairgrounds.
The junior rodeo, which will be broken into two performances (9 a.m. and 1 p.m.), serves as the regional finals that count toward points for the year-end finals.
AJHSRA Board of Director Jim Lee of Benton said the top four from each event will be invited to the national finals, which will be held Monday, June 27, through Saturday, July 2, at Gallup, New Mexico.
For Fridayâ€™s game against Pine Bluff, the goal is simple: Donâ€™t underestimate the Zebras.
Coach Mark Balisterri said that Wednesday, even though the Panthers beat them 10-0 earlier this season.
â€śIf we go out there and play our game and donâ€™t let them hang around, then we should be good,â€ť Balisterri said. â€śMy main concerned is being focused for the game.
â€śPine Bluff is Pine Bluff, and they have been beating people for years. Even when they are down, they always beat people they arenâ€™t supposed to beat.â€ť
Point and case is Pine Bluffâ€™s 6-3 win over El Dorado Tuesday night.