Team hopes to continue momentum upon return from Thanksgiving break
ReboundingRebounding: Calvary Christian Eagles Jimmy Thomas (11) battles for a rebound during the varsity boys game played Monday at the Eagle’s Nest. Calvary defeated DeSoto Christian Academy 61-54 to earn their first victory of the season. Photo by Fred Conley
The first round games for the 21st Rumble on the Ridge basketball tournament have been announced.
Heading into its 21st appearance beginning Thursday at Mustang Arena, the Rumble on the Ridge tournament’s successful 20-year run, built on founder and director Bill Baxter’s foundation, the Rumble shelf life has exceeded expectations.
Forrest City’s Melvin Taylor and Wynne’s Josh Fox played to a tie in last week’s Professor Pigskin Football Contest with each missing just one of the 14 selected games. That brought the tie-breaker game, Wynne vs. Morrilton into play and both Taylor and Fox were correct in picking Wynne over Morrilton. Taylor’s guess at the final 17-14 score, was within seven points of the final, making Taylor the outright winner of the $50 cash prize. Five readers missed just two of last week’s Pigskin games. This week’s selection of games can be found inside today’s Times-Herald.
Questions surrounded the Nettleton basketball team with eight players missing due to the football team advancing to the Class 5A semifinals.
Arkansas built up a big lead much of the game, but then had to hang on and hit some free throws down the stretch to take an 83-75 victory over Fresno State in Bud Walton Arena before 12,227 fans.
A week ago, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots used consecutive, fourth quarter safeties to take a 36-35 win over Mountain Pine in the first round of the Class AA state football playoffs.
Forrest City Mustangs coach Dwight Lofton summed up Thursday’s season opener against visiting Little Rock Central as the “good, the bad and the ugly.”
Led by 12 points each from Gentry Bass and Nia Taylor, the Palestine-Wheatley seventh grade girls exploded past Barton 33-4 in a game played Thursday at Patriot Gym.
Senior to be honored in June as Outstanding Girls Player of Year