The Forrest City Lady Mustangs are gathering steam as they continue to prepare for the 5A-East Conference Meet Thursday at Batesville.
Track championsTrack champions: The Palestine-Wheatley Junior Lady Patriots captured the 6AA-3 junior high district track meet title Monday at Beebe. P-W edged Clarendon by two points to win the district title. The team members, in no particular order, are: Kaley Jo Long, Anna Spencer, Erin Wilson, Andrea Goodall, Tyshonna Hicks, Gentry Bass, Brandi Nelson, Nia Taylor, Sierra Moore, Sarah Beth Gaines and Mary Paxton Tillman. The head coach is Bonnie Halbert, front row, far left. Photo by Fred Conley
The Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots walked past Brinkley 15-0 Tuesday in a first-round 6AA-3 district tournament game played at Carlisle.
Headed into the 400-meter run Monday at the 6AA-3 district track meet hosted by Augusta and held at Beebe, the Palestine-Wheatley Junior Lady Patriots trailed Clarendon by 20 points.
Runs were hard to come by Tuesday for the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots.
The complete results from the 6AA-3 district track meet held Monday at Beebe are not available yet, but one thing first-year Palestine-Wheatley junior girls track coach Bonnie Halbert knows for sure is that her Junior Lady Patriots are the district champions.
The Palestine-Wheatley Patriots, 18-8 overall and 11-2 in the conference, will be the No. 3 seed into the 6AA-3 district tournament which begins today at Des Arc and were given a bye into the second round.
After being rained out Monday, the Palestine Youth Program will try to return to its season schedule tonight with home and away games scheduled with Brinkley.
It’s going to be a busy week for the Palestine-Wheatley junior high track teams. Hopefully, it will be a productive week as well.
Hopes for securing a first-ever junior boys conference track title for Forrest City fell short for the Junior Mustangs.
The Wynne Yellowjackets sailed to an easy 13-4 victory over Forrest City in a single 5A-East varsity baseball game played Friday at the Sports Complex.