HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Matt Cerione scored on Joey Lewis’ sharp grounder to the left side and Georgia won 2-1 over Arkansas in the second round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament Thursday night.
Arkansas third baseman Zack Cox made a diving stop, but threw wide of home plate, causing catcher Ryan Cisterna to pull off home plate.
Georgia broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with back-to-back doubles from Rich Poythress and Bryce Massanari, giving the Bulldogs (37-20) a 1-0 lead.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will host summertime basketball camps June 9-12, June 15-18 and July 6-9, according to a news release from the school.
The first camp is for girls and boys entering grades kindergarten through 3. The second camp is for girls entering grades 4-8. The final camp is for boys entering grades 4-7.
The hours for the June 9-12 and July 6-9 camps are 8:30-11 a.m. For the June 15-18 camp they 8:30-noon, except for the final day when they are 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kiwanis awards three
The Batesville Kiwanis Club has presented Natasha Matthews, Summer George and Ashley Grantz with $1,000 each in Key Club scholarships.
Matthews, a 2009 Southside High School graduate, received the Kimberly Moore Memorial Key Club Scholarship.
George, a Batesville High School graduate, earned the C. Kellar Crosby Memorial Key Club Scholarship.
Grantz, a Midland High School graduate, took the Midland Key Club Scholarship.
The young ladies were recognized at the Kiwanis Club meeting on May 15.
In the long-dead decade of the 1950s, I was a mop-headed kid whose favorite thing in the whole wide world was bream fishing. Luckily, my Dad liked to fish almost as much as his son did, and we went more weekends than not.
During the week, when Mom and Dad were at work and kids like me were pretty much left to their own devices, I fished practically every day. The unruly mob of fellow mop-heads I ran with and I would ride our bicycles to the many reservoirs and irrigation canals that laced the countryside near the small town where we lived.
CAVE CITY — With 10.25 pounds of bass, Shawn Walker and James Turner were winners of Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, tournament director Ron Watkins said.
Walker and Turner also won the big bass pot with a 3.2-pound fish.
Tracy Hunter and Michael Holt weighed in 9.7 pounds to place second.
Third place ended in a tie. Mark Owens and Micah Beard had 9.05 pounds, and so did the team of Keith Lawrence and Danny Matthews.
Seventeen boats were in the tournament and 103.6 pounds of fish were caught by the 31 participants.
Sandy Malone’s third-graders think the world of a new book in their classroom.
It’s called “Our Changing World” and was written and illustrated by the class of 8- and 9-year-olds at West Magnet Visual & Performing Arts.
The class wrote about natural changes, changes people make and changes in people, then it was published for free by Nationwide Learning Inc. Each edition is hardbound with 52 pages of written words and full-color drawings by the students.
Jacob England wrote about his fear of swimming and how he faced that fear.
What makes you happy? Not happy for a few hours or a few days, but generally happy, happy most of the time?
Two recent articles report on studies of happiness, a long-term study at Harvard and recent survey by Pew.
These come on top of other surveys and studies, some in the new field of Positive Psychology. Not all the findings make a lot of sense, and they certainly don’t always agree. Let’s consider some of the findings and see if we can come up with Batesville’s own key to happiness.
Let’s eliminate the studies that don’t make sense.
I am 83 years old, and I’ve taken lots of trips. But this one would take me back nearly 65 years. Like a child, my emotions were already asking: “Are we there yet?’’
I was on my way to Washington, D.C., to see the national memorial dedicated to those who served in World War II. Already, it was bringing back those days, and emotions I thought had been erased by the passage of time.
GLENCOE — Verl Wootton, 92, of Glencoe died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in a Salem hospital.
He was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served during World War II as a sergeant major. He was a typewriter technician.
Survivors include two sons, David Wootton of Glencoe and Steve Wootton of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Leslie Wootton of Apache Junction, Ariz.; and several grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two wives, Olive Branch Wootton and Kay Sutton Wootton.