The Forrest City Mustang baseball team will travel to Helena-West Helena to play their second game of the season today.
The Hughes Blue Devils have made a habit of being in state tournament play in recent years while the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots are making their first trip to state in 11 years.
The Forrest City Mustang track team is back for the 2007 season and may be better than last year’s team which won both the indoor and outdoor state titles as well as the conference title.
It’s been 11 years since a Palestine-Wheatley boys basketball team has played in a state tournament.
Tuesday’s 77-70 win over Jonesboro gave the Forrest City Mustangs the 6A-East Conference championship, or at least a share of the title.
The Hughes Blue Devils qualified for the Class AAA state tournament Wednesday by taking a 72-49 win over Marshall at the Class AAA Region 3 tournament at Bergman.
It’s taken 11 seasons for Forrest City Coach Dwight Lofton to achieve overnight success. It’s taken almost 40 years to win a basketball championship.
There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms for the Forrest City area tonight.