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.
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.
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.
Class 5A State Tournament at Alma
Needing a victory to secure a Class 5A state tournament berth in Thursday’s final regular season conference game, the Forrest City Lady Mustangs took care of business by beating Nettleton 67-54 to earn the No. 4 seed into the Class 5A state tournament next week at Alma.
†Forrest City 14-0 20-4
•Forrest City 8-6 13-12
District champions will be crowned tonight as the 5A-East junior boys and girls tournaments wrap up the regular season at Paragould High School.
Weather permitting, several local teams will try to begin the 2014 prep baseball and softball season next week.