Registration is now underway for Palestine’s baseball, softball and T-Ball youth leagues and will continue until March 23.
Tossing it backTossing it back: Palestine-Wheatley Patriots catcher Harley Holman (23) makes the throw back to his pitcher as the batter ducks out of the way during a home game played earlier this season. P-W opened the Mayflower Tournament on Thursday with a loss to Monticello and will face Searcy today in a consolation bracket game. Photo by Fred Conley
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
The Lee Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars each picked up first-round victories Tuesday at the North A State Tournament being played at Calhoun Academy.
Led by a trio of seniors on senior night, the Greene County Tech Eagles knocked off the visiting Forrest City Mustangs 69-64.
Kaylee Edgar tossed in 27 points Tuesday night to lead the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles past Forrest City’s Lady Mustangs 72-63 in a 5A-East conference victory.
Valley View claimed the boys’ title while Nettleton earned the girls’ championship as the 5A-East junior high district basketball tournament concluded Tuesday at Raider Gym.
With a win over Greene County Tech tonight, the Forrest City Lady Mustangs can push their overall win total to 10 games.
In a 5A-East senior boys game played Friday, Nettleton withstood a career-high 48 points from Greene County Tech senior Payton Guiot for an 86-80 victory at Raider Gym.