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 goes six to ear second win of the year

BRADENTON, Fla. — Forrest City native Barrett Astin, recorded his longest outing of the year Wednesday for the Daytona Tortugas, pitching six innings and allowing just two infield singles and two walks while shutting out the Bradenton Marauders.

GW Carver fills final tourney slot

Rumble on the Ridge interim director Joey Astin confirmed last week that George Washington Carver, from Montgomery, Ala., will be in the 2015 Thanksgiving Weekend tournament joining Forrest City, East Poinsett County, El Dorado, Osborne High School from Marietta, Ga., Redemption Christian Academy from Troy, N.Y., Union City, Tenn. and Hoover, Ala.

Harrison ends White Hall title run

FAYETTEVILLE — Class 5A prep baseball has a new champion face.
Harrison’s Drew Fitzgerald pitched the Goblins past White Hall 2-1 Saturday to give Harrison the Class 5A state baseball title and ended White Hall’s state title run.

Cooper leads JV Pats past Des Arc

Crandal Cooper was strong at the plate and strong on the hill carrying the Palestine-Wheatley junior varsity Patriots to a 5-2 victory over Des Arc in a game played at Des Arc.