Batesville, Sherwood and Jonesboro will each host youth baseball tournaments over the Fourth of July weekend.
Tourney champsThe Palestine All-Stars eight and under machine pitch team won the FCA Triple Threat youth baseball tournament played Friday and Saturday at the Forrest City Sports Complex. Palestine defeated the Brinkley 8s 13-3 in the tournament’s championship game. Palestine opened the tournament with a 11-3 win over the FCA Fire Ballers and then downed Brinkley in the winner’s semifinals 6-5 to get to the finals. The team will play a first-round game at the state machine pitch tournament on Friday at the Sherwood Sports Complex. Palestine team members, in no particular order, are Magnum Posey, Waylon Herron, Brody Parker, Grant Wingo, Austin Varner, Jace Anderson, Nathan Vaughn, Aydan Thigpen, Andrew Knowlton, Jacob Hickman, John Parker Wilson, and Brody Bass. The team is coached by Natalie Colvin, William Colvin, Eric Varner and Jared Parker. Photo by Fred Conley.
Praise The Lord for Gene Sarazen, the inventor of the sand wedge.
Cal Ripken Tournament
A year ago, the Ralph Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, aka The Ralph, signed up 31 teams for the annual June event at the Forrest City Country Club, but not all played.
Palestine-Wheatley Patriots catcher and pitcher Jonathan Estes has been selected to participate in the 12th annual Xtra Innings Summer Classic.
PEARL, Miss. — Barrett Astin made a good showing in his Double-A debut for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos after getting called up from the High-A Daytona Tortugas last Thursday.
It is a fact that distance is directly related to clubhead speed at impact, but clubhead speed is not determined by how fast you swing the club.
Forrest City native and Cincinnati Red’s pitcher Barrett Astin (AA Reds) will get his first start tonight with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos after being promoted from high-A to AA last Thursday.
CONWAY — For the first time in the history of the All-Star Games, Friday’s East-West football game was cancelled due to severe weather.
For the 14th consecutive year, Forrest City native and Texas State University defensive coordinator welcomed golfers to the annual Ralph Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament, aka The Ralph, which got under way this morning this at the Forrest City Country Club.