Palestine-Wheatley will visit Des Arc tonight with a chance for the Patriots to get back on the winning track after dropping Tuesday’s home game to Clarendon, and for the Lady Patriots to take another step forward in the 6AA Conference.
ReboundForrest City Mustang junior Tarik Jones (42) grabs one of his 10 rebounds in a game played Tuesday at Mustang Arena against the Batesville Pioneers. Jones added 12 points in the Mustangs’ 82-58 win over the Pioneers to record a “double-double” for the game. Photo by Fred Conley.
Prep Basketball Friday, January 23
Barry Hodges feels certain that both Forrest City and Valley View fans got their money’s worth at Tuesday’s 5A-East Conference “shootout” played at Valley View.
Tuesday night’s 53-34 victory over Clarendon marked a milestone for the Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots.
Several local athletes will get an opportunity to test their skills against some of the best the state has to offer after being selected to participate in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association football and volleyball All-Star games.
Valley View’s perfect season run ended Tuesday night when Forrest City junior Tarik Jones tipped in his own miss as time expired giving the Mustangs a 90-88 win over Valley View in a game played at Blazer Arena.
Forrest City 4-0 8-8
Hosting the top-ranked boys basketball team in Class AA was a tall order for the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots.
There’s plenty on the line tonight for Forrest City and Valley View – the 5A-East Conference co-leaders.
In just a few short weeks, Forrest City native Barrett Astin will begin the next chapter in his major league baseball career.