The Bryant Hornets swimming and diving team competed Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, in the Catholic High School 50/100 Sprint Swim Meet at the University of Arkansas Little Rock in the dive portion. For the boys, Justin Combs took third place, Lucas Reitenger placed fifth place and Scott Mead finished in sixth place overall.
For the Bryant girls, Alise Heavrin came in fourth place, Tiffany Robinson took sixth, Kaitlin Howey seventh and Morganne Gillespie finished in eighth place.
A close game at the half turned into a 70-50 blowout favoring the Bauxite Lady Miners over the Brinkley Lady Tigers on Tuesday at Brinkley High School.
Leading 14-10 after the first quarter, the Lady Miners led by as many as seven points in the first half, eventually taking a 31-29 lead at halftime. Junior Mary Crow scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half and also took two charge calls.
"It was a little bit of a track meet the first half," Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. "We were scoring. We were getting up and down the floor.
The Bauxite Lady Miners made it to the finals of the Harmony Grove annual Bill Gibbs Memorial tournament on Saturday after beating Poyen 62-27 and Perryville 51-30. The Miners had a tough test in front of them on Saturday in the Mt. Vernon Lady Warhawks.
The Lady Miners used good execution and a bit of good luck to down the Lady Warhawks to take the tournament championship in a thriller 52-48. Senior Alaina Crouse led the Lady Miners with 19 points. Junior Mary Crow was in foul trouble early and sat for more than half of the game.
Have you ever used the phrase, âIâm getting too old for this?â Well, it doesnât apply to Bryant native Frank Myers Sr.
Myers, who will turn 93-years-old on Dec. 9, shot an 8-point deer from about 50 yards away over the Thanksgiving weekend at his sonâs deer camp in Union County.
âHe invites me down every year on Thanksgiving day to his camp down in south Arkansas,â Myers said of his son. âThey hadnât seen many deer, but I saw five doe, four yearlings and the one buck. He just came walking out of the brush there, turned his side to me, so well, âYouâre mine.ââ
Raymond Arnel McPherson, 88, of Benton, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 30.Â He was born Jan. 28, 1923, to Sam and Ora McPherson.
Raymond was a longtime member and trustee of Kentucky Missionary Baptist Church.Â He had fond memories of his time in the Navy during World War II and of the 35 years he worked at Alcoa and enjoyed sharing accounts of those times.
Daniel Ward Martucci of Benton, formerly of Little Rock, died Monday, Nov. 28. Daniel was born Aug. 11, 1969, to Joan Anne Martucci and William D. Martucci, in San Jose, Calif. He was employed at United Engines of Little Rock.
Daniel was preceded in death by his infant son; his father, William D. Martucci; and his mother, Joan Anne Martucci.
He is survived by his wife, Jodie Martucci and a daughter, Sofia Martucci of Benton; four stepchildren, Kristopher Claycomb, Brianna Claycomb, Mason Goodnight and Morgyn Goodnight; a brother, William Daniel Martucci of Milpitas, Calif.
Mildred G. King, 87, of Benton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29.Â She was born on December 28, 1923 to the late William Thomas Gwin and Dovie (Haynes) Gwin in Bigelow.Â
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles King, son, Virgil Dean King, and daughter-in-law, Mary King.Â
Mary Evelyn Evans Gleason, 92, of Bryant died Sunday, Nov. 27.Â She was born June 22, 1919 in Bryant to the late Chester and Bessie Evans.
Mrs. Gleason was a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence W. Gleason Sr.; two brothers, Chester Evans and Raymond Evans; and a sister, Della Evans.
The second round of the consolation side of the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament bracket resumed Wednesday with three Saline County Teams battling to play on Saturday. The first of the three being the Bauxite boys team in a contest with Carlisle, which lost to Poyen on Tuesday.
The Miners, which lost to a well-coached and athletic Perryville team on Monday, came out a little stiff on Wednesday, but quickly turned up the heat on their way to a 51-30 rout of Carlisle.
The Miners missed a few early buckets before getting on the board to tie the game at two on a Tyler Hill field goal.
Coming off a loss and then playing again the next night might be tough for some high school basketball teams. But, for Glen Rose, that is just motivation for the next game.
Both Glen Rose teams lost on Tuesday night to Mount Vernon in routs. But, Wednesday was full of Beaver fever as both the boys and girls won in routs themselves. The girls kicked off the action with a 57-32 domination of Woodlawn, followed by a 37-23 win for the boys.
The Lady Beavers could not get a shot to fall in the first game on Tuesday.