Chiefs down Rattlers; Astin starts tonight

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL GRAND CHUTE — A six-run seventh inning was enough to push the Peoria Chiefs past Wisconsin’s Timber Rattlers 8-4 in a Midwest League season opener Thursday on Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. After loading the bases with one out, C.J. McElroy hit a two-run single to give the Chiefs the lead at 3-2. Mason Katz followed with a two-run double to give Peoria the lead for good at 5-2. Clint Coulter hit a solo homer for the Timber Rattlers in the ninth. Taylor Williams, a fourth-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2013 draft, the first of four Timber Rattler pitchers, allowed just an … Continued

Senior Classic set for Sunday

JONESBORO — The ninth annual Senior Classic basketball games will be played Sunday, April 6, at Don Riggs Hurricane Gym and will once again feature some of the top senior basketball players from around Northeast Arkansas.

Most area games still on today

Even with the prediction for severe weather across the state later today, the Palestine-Wheatley and Forrest City Mustang baseball teams are still on for their scheduled games as of press time.

Walk-off ground out lifts FCity over Badgers

Stanley Johnson’s ninth-inning, walk-off ground out lifted the Forrest City Mustangs to a 4-3 win over Beebe in the nightcap of Tuesday’s 5A-East Conference doubleheader.

Lady Badgers shut down Lady Mustangs

Despite Mollie Laws’s 2-2 performance at the plate on Tuesday, the Forrest City Lady Mustangs absorbed a 10-0 loss against Beebe in the first game of a 5A-East Conference varsity doubleheader played at the Sports Complex.

Razorback Rally is April 29

For a second straight year, Arkansas Razorback football coach Bret Bielema will be the featured speaker at the East Central Arkansas Razorback Club’s annual Spring Rally/Fundraiser Banquet Tuesday, April 29, at the Bill Thomas Center in Wynne.