March 30th, 2012
BENTON - Saline County is home to one of the hottest high school softball teams in the state so far this season. The Benton Lady Panthers are now 10-1 and are riding a 10-game winning streak after a dazzling performance against Sheridan, winning 7-1 on Thursday.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Hornets hosted the Little Rock Catholic Rockets in 7A Central conference play on Tuesday and came away with a 4-1 victory.
The Hornets (12-2, 2-1 7A Central) scored all four of their runs in the second inning with two outs. Senior Dylan Cross singled to start the inning and went to second base on sophomore Wesley Akersâ€™ walk. After sophomore Chase Tucker struck out, junior Hayden Daniel grounded into a fielderâ€™s choice to third base, who stepped on the bag to put runners on first and second.
BRYANT â€“ Bryant senior distance runner Skylar Oswalt joined teammates Ashlyn Lessenberry and Stacy Emmerling to run cross country at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia when she signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning at the Bryant Gym. According to cross country Coach Danny Westbrook, Henderson may need to change their mascot.
â€śThis is the third signing with Henderson State with Ashyln Lessenberry and Stacy Emmerling,â€ť Westbrook said. â€śThe Lady Reddies are going to have to change their mascot to the Lady Hornets. Weâ€™re soon going to have our team down there.â€ť
Marland Lamar Lee Sr., 85, of Mabelvale passed away March 26.Â He was born Jan. 7, 1927, to Elizabeth Arwood of Birmingham, Ala.
He was a member of Christ Church on Vimy Ridge Road.Â He was dearly loved by all his family and will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by four of his children.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gertie Lee; 13 children; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.Â
Mrs. Billie Mae (Murphy) Berry, 90, of Little Rock passed away March 25. She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Arcadia, La., and was raised in Fordyce. She was retired from Dillardâ€™s Department Stores in Little Rock and a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Little Rock.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Banks and Sallie Murphy; her husband of 63 years, Elmer Jewel Berry; a son, Gerald Berry; two half-brothers, three infant grandsons,Â and one great-granddaughter, Presley Marie Haywood.
BRYANT â€“ The Bryant Lady Hornets got a no-hitter from senior pitcher Peyton Jenkins, two home runs from sophomore Kaley Coppock and continued their undefeated season getting a 10-0 victory over the Mount Saint Maryâ€™s Belles in 7A Central action on Tuesday at Lady Hornets Field.
â€śWe did what we were supposed to,â€ť Bryant Coach Debbie Clark said. â€śThis is a game that we should win. I told the girls after spring break that this is a game we have to come in and take care of business. Those are the games as a coach that you kind of get worried about, but the girls came and did their jobs.â€ť
HASKELL â€“ The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinalsâ€™ softball team continued their winning ways following spring break on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, the Lady Cardinals opened up their conference season with a rout over Glen Rose, 10-3. Tuesday was a litter tougher when Harmony Grove met up against Perryville for a 1-0 win at home.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Bauxite Lady Miners were up 7-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but errors and missed opportunities led to an 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Robinson Lady Senators on Monday at Burns Park in North Little Rock to start 7-4A conference play.
â€śYou probably canâ€™t print what I have to say,â€ť Bauxite Coach Wes Mode said wryly. â€śIt was Glen Rose all over again. We just canâ€™t finish. We canâ€™t deal with success, and yet we canâ€™t handle adversity either. Itâ€™s kind of strange.â€ť
GLEN ROSE - The Harmony Grove Cardinalsâ€™ season has been everything but good so far this year. Coming off of a spring break road trip where they went 1-3 did not help the matter much either. With the conference season starting back up, the Cardinals had a lot on their plate as they headed in to Glen Rose to face one of the top teams in 3A this season.
With the odds stacked against them, the Cardinals played arguably the best game of the year as they used a strong offensive attack with an almost flawless defense to down the Beavers 5-2, picking up their first conference win of the season.
Edith â€śMarieâ€ť Birmingham, Â 79 of Traskwood, formerly of Cord died Sunday, March 25, at the Saline Memorial Hospital .Â She was born May 15, 1932 in Harrisburg to Floyd and Edith Gray Sloas.Â She assisted in the opening of Fredâ€™s Fish House in Cord and Batesville where she waitressed for 30 plus years.Â She was a longtime member of Cord Baptist Church where she enjoyed working in the Church nursery; she loved the children and enjoyed telling them about Jesus.Â In later life she moved to Traskwood with her daughter and she became a member of Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church.