The high school state championship weekend will begin Thursday at Hot Springs as state basketball titles in all seven classifications will be decided in games through Saturday.
Good day to practiceShamya Futrell, 13, of Forrest City, is one of several girls who were practicing Monday afternoon at the Forrest City Sports Complex with the After Shock 14-under girls traveling softball team. The team is comprised of girls from the Forrest City area. The team is coached by Ron Burnett and will open the season on April 15. There are two position vacancies on the team and anyone interested may call Burnett at 901-331-0042. Photo by Fred Conley
Forrest City’s second meeting of the week Friday against Palestine-Wheatley looked like a carbon-copy of Tuesday’s opener.
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Maumelle wasn’t looking for revenge against Forrest City on Wednesday.
Forrest City watched Tuesday’s season opening baseball game game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 11-2 loss to Palestine-Wheatley on Tuesday.
Coming off three hard-fought games last week which equalled a 1-2 record at the 5A East Conference tournament in Valley View, the Forrest City Mustangs with only three days rest, will play a first-round game Wednesday at the Class 5A state tournament in Magnolia.
Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots softball coach Robert Stivers will start the 2017 season with six seniors and 11 freshmen, and not a whole lot in between.
Headed into this week’s season-opening game, Forrest City Lady Mustang softball coach Allen Perry said he could use a “couple more months” to complete his team training.
Twice before Saturday’s 5A-East conference tournament consolation game, Forrest City and Greene County Tech had faced each other and twice the Eagles had fallen.
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