April 18th, 2011
For Glen Rose head baseball coach Chase Meyers, junior Brandon Kettell is the âkind of kid everyone loves to coach.â
âHe is extremely smart on and off the field,â Meyers said.
The 17-year-old son of Melissa and Flynn Kettell, who plays second base and bats second for the Beavers, is what his head coach calls an âoverachiever.â
âIn my book, that is about the best compliment you can give a person, because it means that he has worked to get where he is,â Meyers said.âHe is not blessed with amazing talent or ability, but he excels where others do not.â
Benton handed Pine Bluff an 11-1 loss in five innings Friday.
Head coach Mark Balisterri said, "Believe it or not, it was a tough game for us."
Balisterri said, after winning big against El Dorado, Vilonia and McClellan, he didn't want his players to get cocky.
"You do that and sometimes you start thinking, 'Hey, we're great and can't be beat.' Well, they didn't do that," he said.
Sophomore Coulton Lee pitched all five innings for the Panthers, allowing one run in the first inning. He struck out eight batters while giving up two hits, one walk and one hit-by-pitch.
The Beavers took care of business Friday, beating 3A-5 rival Fountain Lake 16-2 in five innings.
Glen Rose (10-6, 4-1 3A-5) is now tied with Jessieville for second place in the conference. Arkansas Baptist, who handed the Beavers their only conference loss, remains undefeated in 3A play.
The Beavers have two conference games left. They travel Thursday to Episcopal and then host Jessieville Monday, April 25.
Although head coach Chase Meyers wants to beat Jessieville in the teams' makeup game, he doesn't want his team looking ahead.
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, âIt was all momentum. I could see it in front of my face, and I couldnât do anything about it.â
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, âI know we can play with them.
âWe just have to play solid defense and have a big effort on the mound.â
Sophomore Chris Revas is scheduled to start as pitcher today with junior Ryan Weng, who only threw 76 pitches during Tuesdayâs 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 childrenâs 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.