The Forrest City Mustangs, iced out for the most part this week following Sunday’s winter storm, will open play today at the Class 5A state tournament.
State playForrest City senior guard Joseph Tripp (5) goes high to defend against a Greene County Tech player during a game played at Mustang Arena earlier this season. Forrest City will play Alma today in a first-round 5A state tournament game at Alma, while Greene County Tech opens against Morrilton on Saturday. Photo by Fred Conley.
For the Hughes Blue Devils, it’s one final time through Class AA and the AA state tournament which begins today at Hampton.
State basketball tournament schedule
The Arkansas Activities Association postponed high school state basketball tournaments again Tuesday, pushing back the starting date to Thursday for all seven classifications because of the wintry mix on the state’s highways.
Forrest City vs Alma, 5:30 p.m.
Because of the winter storm that deposited snow and ice across the state, the Arkansas Activities Association had to postpone five of the seven state high school basketball tournaments, originally scheduled to start Tuesday, to Thursday.
Forrest City Lady Mustangs coach Bobby Harris didn’t practice his team over the weekend and on Monday wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to get in a practice session before the Class 5A state tournament starts play on Thursday.
Forrest City’s first-round Class 5A state tournament matchup against Alma was not exactly what Mustang head coach Dwight Lofton wanted.
The start of the prep high school softball and baseball season for Forrest City and Palestine-Wheatley, will have to wait a few more days.
Nettleton’s junior boys didn’t lose a conference game during the regular season, and they weren’t about to start in the 5A-East District final played on Friday.