Willis looks to future as ground is broken for new turf field, track

On Wednesday, Forrest City athletic director Donnie Willis, along with school board members, school district employees and Mustang fans, stood on the natural grass at Sam Smith Stadium and looked to the future as they ceremoniously broke ground for the installation of a new synthetic turf surface and track.

Lady Pats shut out Parker’s Chapel to advance to quarters

Led by the pitching and hitting of junior Kenley Hawk, the Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots played their way into today’s quarterfinal round of the Class 5A state softball tournament by shutting out Parker’s Chapel 5-0 in a first-round game played Thursday at Pangburn.

Team earns top seed into state play this week

Garrett Wilson’s two-run, line drive home run to left field that scored Colton Burt from third base proved to be the offensive catalyst for the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots Saturday in the 2A-North regional tournament championship game played at Lepanto.