Former Mustang hopes course will rejuvenate program

Stuart Towns, who was the only member of the Forrest City Mustang cross country team during his 1956-57 senior season as well as one of the state’s early pioneers in distance and cross country running, is hoping to help rejuvenate cross country programs in St. Francis and surrounding counties by designing and building a course on land he owns near Crowley’s Ridge, located six miles out on 284.

Astin assigned to Daytona ‘High A’ team

Forrest City native and Forrest City High School graduate Barrett Astin is right where he thought he would be after wrapping up his first spring training with the Cincinnati Reds organization on Thursday.

FCity, Blytheville hopeful that AAA will let them play

PREP FOOTBALL  The Forrest City Mustangs coaching staff is hopeful they will be playing Blytheville Friday night at Sam Smith Stadium. Ditto for the Blytheville staff. “We want to play,” Forrest City coach Rich Trail said Monday. “We want to earn a postseason bid, not have it handed to us.” The final word is now resting in the hands of the Arkansas Activities Association. Last Friday, a benches-clearing brawl brought an abrupt end to the Blytheville-Paragould game played at Blytheville. The incident occurred with 4:36 remaining in the game and Paragould leading 34-15, in the final home game of the season and followed a seven-yard run on a reverse by Blytheville’s … Continued