May 9th, 2011
Marilyn Ann Tarver, age 70, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011.Â She was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Iowa.Â Mrs. Tarver was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Margaret Hanig and her husband, Tommy Tarver.
Nancy Lou Hobbs, age 92, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011.Â She was born May 6, 1919, in Tull.Â Mrs. Hobbs worked at Wal-Mart for 20 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Pont and Mary Langley Monks; husband, Earl Hobbs and a brother, Jerome Burrow.
Glen Rose advanced to the 3A Region 2 Tournament final Saturday with a 4-3 extra inning win over Cutter-Morning Star.
The Lady Beavers, the tournament No. 3 seed, will face No. 1 seed Rosebud t 5 p.m. Monday at Harding Academy in Searcy.
With a win, Glen Rose will earn a No. 1 seed in the state tournament beginning Friday in Prescott. By winning Friday, the Lady Beavers already earned a spot in the state tournament, and winning Saturday earned them at least a No. 2 spot.
The Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets defeated Texarkana 7-6 Friday night to secure the No. 1 seed in the 6A State Tournament with a 13-1 record in the 6A South.
Texarkana took a 5-0 lead in the top of the third. A fielder's choice and a two-run home run gave them a 2-0 lead. After a couple of hits and a walk, Texarkana hit a line drive to right center to score three more and take the early five-run lead.
"It was just one of those deals where they were hitting the ball," coach Eddie Woodall said. "Our pitching wasn't exactly sharp, but they were knocking the fire out of it."
The Lady Beavers beat 3A Region 2 Tournament host Harding Academy 7-4 Friday to advance to the next round of the tourney.
Glen Rose, a No. 3 seed, now faces No. 1 seed and 3A-5 Conference foe Cutter-Morning Star at 1:45 p.m. today. Harding was the tournament No. 2 seed.
Cutter beat No. 4 seed Bald Knob 15-0 Friday. The Lady Beavers beat Cutter during the regular season, but lost to them in the district tournament.
Head coach Kyle Lem said, â€śWe played pretty hard, pretty sound. We hit the ball better, but weâ€™re still not where we need to be.â€ť
The Benton Panther soccer team won the 6A South Conference Thursday night, defeating Lake Hamilton in penalty kicks at home. Tied at 2 at the end of regulation, Benton keeper Eric Powers â€śmade a great saveâ€ť on the last attempt by Lake Hamilton to secure the victory.
â€śIf we had loss, there would have been a four-way tie for first,â€ť coach Wes Ables said. â€śWe would have had the four seed [in the state tournament]. So it was pretty important to get the win.â€ť
BRYANT â€” With a win Thursday the Hornets clinched their third 7A Central title in three years, as well as a No. 1 seed in the 7A State Tournament next week in Fort Smith.
Bryant split a doubleheader with Little Rock Catholic Thursday, winning the first game 3-2 with a comeback rally and walk-off hit in the bottom of the last inning.
Tied 2-2 with two outs, senior Lucas Castleberry brought in senior Evan Jobe from second base to win the game.
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panthers defeated Lake Hamilton 3-2 Thursday night thanks in part to a complete game by junior Lauren White.
After cruising in the first two innings, only allowing one walk with two strikeouts, White gave up two runs in the third inning that tied the game at 2-2. With two outs, Lake Hamilton reached on a walk and a single and scored on a two-run double.
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panthers picked up another conference win Wednesday, defeating El Dorado 8-1 at home.
However, coach Eric Ryan said as far as their standing in the conference is concerned, everything is still up in the air.
â€śWe are just trying to get through and get ready for state,â€ť Ryan said. â€śWe want to try to play the best ball we can and whatever happens, happens.
â€śBut we just have to keep going, improving and working hard.â€ť
Christina Wilson Hudgins, 37, of Benton passed away May 1, 2011, at her home in Benton.
She was born June 18, 1973, in Little Rock to James and Debbie Wilson.
Christina was employed by Otter Creek Assembly of God and was a member of the Holland Chapel Baptist Church in Benton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Hudgins; and a son, Blake Hudgins.