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story.lead_photo.caption Magnolia junior Adam Pieratt prepares to deliver a pitch. The Panthers are scheduled to host Crossett today and entertain Monticello on Thursday.

Rain forced the cancellation of Magnolia High School’s competition on the diamond a few days ago, but the teams are back in action today if the weather allows it.

The Panther and Lady Panther baseball teams are scheduled to resume 4A Region 8 Conference play on their home fields against Crossett. The Panthers, looking for revenge following an 11-6 loss to the Eagles a week ago, will play at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Panthers’ contest with the Lady Eagles is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

With six league games remaining after today and the Class 4A South Region tournaments starting May 2 in Magnolia, both local teams are trying to secure spots in the postseason events.

Monticello continues to lead in the standings, while at least four other teams are trying to grab hold of the second-place slot.

As of Friday, Magnolia (2-3), Crossett (3-3) and Star City (3-3) all had three loses in league play. The Billies (5-0), unbeaten in conference, were scheduled to play at second-place Camden Fairview (4-2) on Friday.

On the girls’ side, The Lady Panthers (4-1) had a slight lead. They were followed by Star City (4-2) and Monticello (4-2). Camden Fairview had three losses, while Crossett and Warren had four apiece.

In other sports, the Nashville Scrapper Relays were also washed out last week. Magnolia and several other teams will participate in the annual Cardinal Relays at Camden Fairview on Thursday.

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