In the girls’ bracket, fifth-seeded Batesville made up for a couple of regular-season losses to Valley View by eliminating the fourth-seeded Lady Blazers 58-45, while third-seeded Paragould ousted Forrest City 51-40.
Holding onHolding on: Forrest City Lady Mustangs senior catcher Olynthia Williams snags a high pitch during a recent girls softball game played at the Sports Complex. The Lady Mustangs lost twice to Nettleton on Thursday. Photo by Fred Conley
The Palestine-Wheatley junior high school archery team is headed to state after finishing third in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program’s Region 6 tournament held recently at Pangburn High School.
The Nettleton Raiders overcame a “sluggish” start to score 56 points over the final three quarters for a 64-34 win over the host Batesville Pioneers in the opening round of the 5A-East district tournament Monday.
First year Palestine-Wheatley Patriot baseball coach Andrew Beck and players were busy Monday preparing their field at the Palestine Sports Complex ahead of today’s scheduled season-opening game against Barton.
Mustangs showing some improvement; looking for 16th consecutive state tournament appearance
Jonesboro hosted first-round games in the 6A-East conference tournament Saturday afternoon, and both teams qualified for the upcoming Class 6A state tournament with mercy rule victories over Searcy in the girls’ game and Jacksonville in the boys’ contest.
Registration is now underway for Palestine’s baseball, softball and T-Ball youth leagues and will continue until March 23.
Forrest City and Wynne didn’t waste any time Thursday night at Mustang Arena, kicking their final regular season game into high gear from the opening tip.
Forrest City could have benefited from the 30-point “mercy rule” long before the half Thursday night in the 5A-East Conference season finale against the visiting Wynne Lady Yellowjackets, rather than having to wait until the designated second half for the running clock to begin.
Teams looking to improve seeding into 5A-East tournament at Batesville