August 30th, 2011
The Bryant Lady Hornetsâ€™ volleyball team started Spikefest 2011 on Saturday with a sweep (25-18, 25-13) of the Magnolia Lady Panthers at Little Rock Christian Academy.
Bryant followed with a split with the Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors (16-25, 28-26) and swept Little Rock Hall Lady Warriors before getting a rematch with the defending state champion Bentonville Lady Tigers in tournament play. â€śWe started the day looking really good against Magnolia,â€ť Bryant coach Beth Solomon said. â€śThe girls were hitting hard and digging up almost everything.â€ť
Johnny (James) William Hunnicutt, 78, of Benton, passed away Sunday, August 28.Â He was born March 21, 1933 in Benton to the late Will Hunnicutt and Marie Garner.Â Mr. Hunnicutt worked in maintenance at the Arkansas Human Development Center.Â He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and five sisters.
Willie Rubin Richmond,66, of Benton, passed away Saturday, August 27.Â He was born September 21, 1944 in Benton.Â Mr. Richmond was retired from Alcoa and a U.S. Army Veteran.Â He was preceded in death by his parents, Fait and Josephine Richmond; step-son, Don E. Leslie and two brothers, Curtis and Ray Richmond.
John Wesley Prickett, 80, of Bryant, died Friday August 26.
He was born March 30, 1931 in Bryant.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Wesley Prickett and Fay Rowland Prickett of Bryant; and his brother Max Prickett.
He graduated from Bryant High School in 1949 and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1956. John was an avid baseball player in his youth with The Bryant Rebels and contracted to play professional baseball in Greenville, Mississippi in the Cotton States League from 1950 to 1953. He was a U.S Army Veteran.
HASKELL â€” The Harmony Grove Cardinals heading into their second season as a football team. With a finishing record of 2-8 last season, including blow-out wins over Poyen and Cutter Morning Star, the Cardinals are looking to double their wins and try to stun some teams in 2011.
The preseason for the Cardinals ended on Thursday with a three team scrimmage at Cardinal Stadium. With Woodlawn and Cutter Morning Star participating, the Cardinals looked to get some much needed work in. That's exactly what they did.
The Benton Panthers finished off their preseason on a little bit of a shaky note heading into the final week of preparation before the 2011 season. Head coach Scott Neathery played his starters for only one half against Malvern on Tuesday. After playing two 15 minute quarters, the Panthers and Leopards were knotted up at 10-10. Benton could have scored more with a little more focus on the field.
â€śWe are still a little sloppy,â€ť Neathery said. â€śWe still need to polish up.â€ť
The Benton girls and boys golf team finish second out of four teams at a nine hole tournament at Sheridan.
For the girls, Grace Lile shot a 48, Kaylen Presnall shot a 50, Braxton Chumley shot a 52, Kayla Payne shot a 54 and Karli Lipinski shot a 57.
They girls finished second to Lake Hamilton, who shot a 148 as a team. Benton shot a 150 and Sheridan shot a 157.
For Sheridan, Brooke McMellan shot a 46, Camden Nutt shot a 53 and Judy Brown shot a 58.
â€śWe just got to get a couple girls down there in the 40s,â€ť coach Chad Pitts said.
Cliffâ€™Don Braydon Raper, infant son of Casey Don and Reâ€™Becca Jean Skeen Raper, of Texarkana, Arkansas died August 19, in a local hospital.
Cliffâ€™Don was born August 19, 2011, in Texarkana, Texas.
BRYANT â€” At the 2011 Salt Bowl Press conference, Bryant head coach Paul Calley said the Hornets would be utilizing more of a passing game than what some fans might be accustomed to.
And in Mondayâ€™s scrimmage against Pine Bluff, the Hornets stayed true to his word as they marched down the field in their opening drive for a touchdown.
â€śWe utilized that short passing game,â€ť Calley said over the phone Tuesday morning.
George Carroll Dicus, 74, of Benton passed away Monday, August 22, after a long illness and surrounded by his adoring family who lovingly cared for him in his final months. George was born May 19, 1937 in Little Rock, the son of the late Lonnie and Audrey Dicus.