Blytheville outscored Forrest City 25 to 13 in the final quarter, blowing open what had been a very close and very competitive game for the first three quarters.
As the 2017 edition of the Forrest City Mustangs baseball team makes final preparations to begin the season on Tuesday, head coach Chris McManners feels like this may be the best group he has fielded as he begins his fifth season.
When Andrew Loe took over the Palestine-Wheatley baseball program in 2014 after former coach Curtis Sims moved on, he inherited a fully stocked cupboard.
For the entire first half of Tuesday’s opening 5A East conference tournament game against Paragould, the No. 3 seeded Forrest City Mustangs played well and stayed close, but were never able to take control of the game.
Mired in a midseason seven-game losing streak and facing a long road that didn’t appear to be going any place good, the Forrest City Mustangs found the resolve to win seven of their last 12 games to finish third in the 5A-East Conference.
It wasn’t exactly a conference “shootout” Thursday night at Yellowjacket Arena between longtime rivals Forrest City and Wynne.
Ty Norment almost outscored Wynne by herself Thursday in the regular season-ending 5A-East Conference game played at Yellowjacket Arena.
It was raining three pointers Tuesday night at Mustang Arena.
Valley View and Nettleton will play for the 5A-East junior boys championship on Thursday after posting semifinal victories Monday in games played at Mustang Arena.
With each of the 5A-East Conference teams down to their final two regular season games this week, the focus is all about winning and the seeding for the upcoming conference tournament.