The Palestine-Wheatley Patriots and Lady Patriots closed out their regular basketball season Tuesday at White County Central.
Remembering the playoffsThe 2016 Forrest City Mustang football team poses for a group photo Wednesday wearing their new T-shirts commemorating the first-round state playoff victory over Greenbrier in November. The victory ended a 41-year, first-round state playoff losing streak for Forrest City. Before the win over Greenbrier, the last Forrest City Mustang football team to win a first-round state playoff game came in 1975. The front of the T-shirts reads “Mustang Pride” while the back of the T-shirts has the date of the playoff win and the final 60-34 score above the number “41 Years” as well as the words “A New Beginning.” Coach Rich Trail handed out the shirts to the players and then treated the team to pizza. Photo by Fred Conley
In the first conference meeting of the year played at Paragould, Forrest City fell just short on the Rams home court, losing 51-49.
Prior to the start of the senior girls game between Forrest City and the visiting Paragould Lady Rams Tuesday night at Mustang Arena, Paragould head coach Jay Cook insisted his Lady Rams were still locked in and focused after knocking off previously unbeaten Nettleton last Friday.
Marco Avant poured in 17 points Monday night to help lead the Forrest City Junior Mustangs past Blytheville 50-30 in a junior boys basketball game played at Mustang Arena.
In the first conference meeting of the year at Paragould, Forrest City fell just short on the Rams home court, losing 51-49.
The big question for Forrest City’s Lady Mustangs tonight will be which Paragould team will show up at Mustang Arena for tonight’s blended conference game.
The New England Patriots have some more catching up to do.
Palestine-Wheatley senior Antwan Dawson accumulated 28 points to finish as runner-up for the High Point Award at the Class 1A/2A/3A/4A combined indoor track and field state meet held Friday and Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
When former Palestine-Wheatley head football coach Charles Sartin resigned that position prior to the start of the 2016 prep football season, P-W assistant coach Tommie Wells was named interim coach for the year.
Forrest City had reason to celebrate Friday after defeating Valley View 79-67 at Jonesboro.