Running at Saltillo, Miss., last weekend, Palestine-Wheatley junior Dakota Smith broke his own school record in the 5K cross country meet for the third consecutive week, finishing the course in 19 minutes and three seconds.
Undefeated PatriotsTwo Augusta Red Devils defenders combine to stop a Palestine-Wheatley running back during the second half of a game played Friday at Patriot Field. P-W remains undefeated for the year after the 52-28 win over Augusta. Photo by Fred Conley
Quinton Cottrell’s “pick six” and a long touchdown run by Martiss Buchanan helped the Forrest City seventh grade Colts to a 12-8 win over West Memphis West Tuesday night at Sam Smith Stadium.
Nettleton swept Forrest City 25-6, 25-6 in junior high volleyball. Macey Ross served nine aces for Nettleton, while Emily Davis and Piper Stallings added seven and five aces, respectively. Emily Rushing, Olivia Ford and Haley Durham had three kills each, while Davis added three assists.
As a golf team, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots missed the state qualifying cut Monday at the 6AA Conference tournament played at Hazen.
Playing a long nonconference road trip at Strong Friday, the Marianna Lee Trojans suffered their second loss of the season, but it wasn’t the blowout they endured in the season opener two weeks ago.
The Forrest City seventh grade Colts lost a close season-opener last week to West Memphis East.
Forrest City started Friday’s Hall of Fame Game minus suspended junior tailback Deviunta Foster. Midway through the first quarter, the Mustangs watched senior running back Kendriel Johnson limp to the sidelines where he stayed for the rest of the game, nursing an injured ankle and leaving the Mustangs’ without their two starting backs and the game in the hands of sophomore quarterback Randal Moore and his receivers.
First-year Palestine-Wheatley girls volleyball coach Emily Smith has her young team off to a 2-5 start in varsity matches this season. The junior high is 0-3.
Palestine-Wheatley, for the first time in several seasons, is off to a perfect start.
Curt Coleman shot even par 36 Thursday to earn individual co-medalist honors along with Greene County Tech’s Cade McFadden in high school golf played at the Ridgecrest Club which also included Paragould.