Unfortunately For the Forrest City Mustang basketball team, a fourth state championship game appearance was not in the cards this season.
Coming off three hard-fought games last week which equalled a 1-2 record at the 5A East Conference tournament in Valley View, the Forrest City Mustangs with only three days rest, will play a first-round game Wednesday at the Class 5A state tournament in Magnolia.
Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots softball coach Robert Stivers will start the 2017 season with six seniors and 11 freshmen, and not a whole lot in between.
Headed into this week’s season-opening game, Forrest City Lady Mustang softball coach Allen Perry said he could use a “couple more months” to complete his team training.
Twice before Saturday’s 5A-East conference tournament consolation game, Forrest City and Greene County Tech had faced each other and twice the Eagles had fallen.
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.