Monday, October 29, 2012

Arkansas/Ft. Smith Senior Women's 4.0 Team is Finalist at USTA League National Championships

The 2012 USTA League 4.0 Senior Women's National Championships took place this weekend in Indian Wells, California. The Arkansas Team from Ft. Smith representing the Southern Section took 2nd Place at the event. The Ft. Smith team captained by Anita Woodard lost 2-1 to a Southern California team from Mission Hills in the finals. The scoring went as follows:

#1 Dbls-Nancy Portolesi/Lisa McIntosh(So.Cal) defeated Teresa Goodnoh/Kim Delatin(Ark) 7-6,6-4
#2 Dbls-Shelly Hollis/Dawn Stovall(Ark) defeated Lori Romania/Carolyn Roberts(So.Cal) 6-3,6-7,1-0
#3 Dbls-Manuela Andrews/Muysuko Komuro(So.Cal) defeated Kim Wofford/Janice Taylor(Ark) 6-0,6-3

In order to reach the finals, this Arkansas Team defeated a very good team from the Middle States Section captained by Carol Vukelich in the semifinals 2-1 with Goodnah/Delatin and Hollis/Stovall winning at #2 & #3 Doubles.

Congratulations to another great Arkansas team that had to win a very difficult Southern Sectional Championship event in order to advance to Nationals!!!

Team members include Anita J. Woodard, Kim E. Delatin, Dawn W. Stovall, Janice K. Taylor, Meg Canfield, Trudy E. Hindley, Teresa R. Goodnoh, Loretta J. Wilson, Kim Wohlford, Shelly Hollis, and Mary E. Kennemer.

Article Submitted by, Chuck Cavin, Pinnacle Tennis Academy

Friday, October 26, 2012

Julio Olaya and Mary Wright win the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships

Julio Olaya (pictured right) of Pulaski Academy defeated Jake Jacoby of Pulaski Academy 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 for the Boy's Singles Title in the Overall Arkansas State High School Tennis Championships. Mary Wright (pictured below) of Hot Springs Lakeside narrowly defeated Emily Metcalf of Valley View 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to win the Girl's Singles division title.

In reaching the Boys' Finals, Olaya defeated Grady McCain of Greenwood 6-2, 6-1 in his first match and defeated Reed Churchill of Fayetteville 6-0, 6-3 in the Semi-finals. Jacoby reached the Finals by defeating Drew Dodge of Conway Christian 6-0, 6-1 in his first match, and by defeating Christian Mathis of Mtn. Home 6-0, 6-0 in the Semi-finals.

Enroute to the Girls' finals, Wright defeated Laura Lanier of Episcopal Collegiate 6-2, 6-3 in her first match and defeated Arielle Butler of Searcy 6-1, 6-0 in the Semi-finals. Metcalf reached the finals by defeating Kami Ward of Lake Hamilton 6-1, 6-0, and Alye Darter of Heritage 6-2, 6-0 in the Semi-finals.

In the Overall High School Doubles divisions, Will Ginger/ Luke Lundstrum of Fayetteville defeated Matt Talbert/ Nick Anderson of Hot Springs Lakeside 7-6, 6-3 for the Boys' title. Tiffany Tang/Katherine Tang of Rogers defeated Julia Lefler/Sarah Kauffman of  Hot Springs Lakeside 6-0, 6-0 for the Girl's title.

The winners of the singles/doubles titles in each conference are as follows:

7A Boy's Singles- Reid Churchill-Fayetteville          7A Girl's Singles- Alye Darter-Heritage
7A Boy's Doubles- Sheppard/Jordan-Bentonville    7A Girl's Doubles- Tang/Tang-Rogers

6A Boy's Singles- Christian Mathis-Mtn. Home      6A Girl's Singles- Arielle Butler-Searcy
6A Boy's Doubles- Caparas/Hurt-Jonesboro          6A Girl's Doubles- Henson/Glendenning-Lake Hmltn

5A Boy's Singles- Jake Jacoby-Pul. Academy         5A Girl's Singles- Mary Wright-Lakeside
5A Boy's Doubles- Talbert/Anderson-Lakeside       5A Girl's Doubles- Lefler/Kauffman-Lakeside
4A Boy's Singles- Matt Phillips-Valley View            4A Girl's Singles- Emily Metcalf-Valley View
4A Boy's Doubles-Leavey/Moser-Subiaco              4A Girl's Doubles- McJunkins/Vines-Nashville

3A Boy's Singles- Beau Wicker-Piggott                   3A Girl's Singles- Laura Lanier-Episcopal C
3A Boy's Doubles- Yoo/Nichols-Episcopal              3A Girl's Doubles- Kirkman/Kirkman-Harding

2A Boy's Singles- Drew Dodge-Conway Chrstn       2A Girl's Singles- Anna Brickell-Riverside
 2A Boy's Doubles- Hargrove/Jones-WestSide,GF   2A Girl's Doubles-Weaver/Wilson-Riverside

Article Submitted by: Chuck Cavin, Pinnacle Tennis Academy

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mark Vaught, At Tea Party Meeting, Proposed New Admin Bldg, Laughed At For Lack of Funding

Mark Vaught, Conway City Alderman, proposed the building of combined administrative offices for the city and county at a tea party meeting. With the city budget already overstressed by excessive funding of numerous projects, the crowd laughed at this "Jackass of a Proposal" by expressing doubt that the city could afford such a project.
To the right is a copy of the transcript of the meeting by Log Cabin Democrat ( reporter, Becky Harris. Presently. the city budget has not been able to provide pay raises for its hard-working employees including firemen and policemen, much less a new administration building..... Mark Vaught is now seeking a Faulkner County position this election season. The Faulkner County offices have always acted responsibly and efficiently and don't need Vaught mismanaging county budgets too!!!.......Political Ad Paid For By: Citizens For Responsible Gov't