Smith breaks own school record a third time

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.

Nettleton sweeps FC junior high in volleyball

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.

Trojans suffer second loss of season on road at Strong

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.

Mustangs air it out in win over Cougars

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.

PW Volleyball team making some progress

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.