Forrest City’s Elizabeth Moon, 14, defeated Conway’s Casey Ott Thursday to win the Arkansas State Golf Association Junior Match Play Championship at Eagle Hill Golf and Athletic Club in Little Rock.
Icy challengeAfter being challenged earlier this week by the Wynne High School coaching staff to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Forrest City Mustangs coaching staff worked through a spirited Wednesday afternoon practice and then accepted Wynne’s challenge by sitting for the challenge. In the top photo, Forrest City head coach Rich Trail makes the announcement that he and his staff have accepted the challenge. In the bottom photo, more than willing Mustang football players dump the buckets of ice water on the Mustang coaches, from left, Alex Cain, William Goodell, Trail, Drew Vaccaro, Steven Sexton and Jordan Driver. Each of the Forrest City coaches issued their own ice bucket challenges which includes the football staffs at Palestine-Wheatley, the Forrest City Junior High coaching staff, Hoxie and Barton. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has quickly gone from a fundraising campaign to a viral Internet sensation, raising $15.6 million so far for the ALS Association to research Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The Forrest City Mustangs have squeezed a summer’s worth of off-season activities into the last two weeks, and head coach Rich Trail said his players and coaches need a break.
Forrest City’s Elizabeth Moon moved into today’s semifinal round at the Arkansas State Golf Association’s Junior Match Play being played at Eagle Hill Golf and Athletic Club in Little Rock.
Forrest City Athletic Director Dr. Rodney Echols and Palestine-Wheatley Superintendent and Athletic Director Jon Estes each said this morning that they are very close to filling the coaching vacancies at the schools.
The four-man, Jonesboro team of Reed Wingo, Sam Rainwater, Michael Frederick and Will Edwards, all of Jonesboro, fired a two-day 113 score to win the championship flight at the 14th annual Johnathan Conder Memorial Golf Tournament, played Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, at the Ridgecrest Club in Forrest City.
Palestine-Wheatley’s Jacob Jumper notched his team-high seventh win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader against Conway’s Diamond Baseball Club Saturday, leading the Marion Toppers to a 5-4 victory.
The Forrest City Mustangs will play their final 7-on-7 league games today at Helena-West Helena.
GRAND CHUTE, Wisc. — Clint Terry and Barrett Astin gave the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers just what they needed to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Ladies Club Championship Golf Tournament, originally scheduled to be played today at Forrest City Country Club, was cancelled.
At 40, Memphis’ Marda Kaiser-Rehnelt never looked better than she did Saturday winning the 31st Mightymite Triathlon for the fourth consecutive time and seventh time overall.