The Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots will be playing at the Hoxie Mustangs Christmas Tournament, and like the senior boys, the girls will open play tonight when they face the Hoxie Lady Mustangs. The game begins at 7 p.m.
PW home gamesAbove, Palestine-Wheatley's Cameron Thrash (30) shoots over a Carlisle defender during the first half of Thursday’s home conference game played at Patriot Gym. Thrash scored 15 points to help the Patriots to a 78-63 win. At right, Palestine-Wheatley's Autym Haynes (25) sets to take a shot in Thursday's high school girls game against Carlisle played at Patriot Gym. Photo by Fred Conley
Come Thursday, Palestine-Wheatley boys basketball coach Tommie Wells wants to be on the right side of the second annual Hoxie Mustang Christmas Tournament bracket.
At age 8, Caleb Bowers, of Colt, became the youngest winner in the ninth annual East Arkansas Deer Hunter’s Gun Give-Away Contest sponsored by the Times-Herald and several local merchants.
The season’s first meeting between Forrest City and Jonesboro ended in a four-point Hurricane win that wasn’t really decided until the final seconds of the game.
For the second time this season, Forrest City and Jonesboro will face each other on the basketball court.
It looks like Osceola will have a new head football coach for the school’s 2017 prep season.
The good news for Coach Dwight Lofton Friday was that his Mustangs played with an elevated energy level in the team’s 72-59 blended conference loss to West Memphis at Mustang Arena.
Since both teams went their separate ways into different classifications and different conferences, Forrest City and West Memphis have continued their basketball rivalry on a semi-regular basis.
As the high school basketball season kicks into high gear, area basketball teams are adjusting to new conferences of the blended variety created in 2015 by the Arkansas Activities Association and scheduled to be in place for the current 2016-19 classification cycle.
Tadarius Dale struck for 14 points Thursday night to help lead the Forrest City Junior Mustangs past West Memphis West 40-28 in a junior boys basketball game played at Mustang Arena.