Lady Rebels bring home first District Championship in 20 years

Photo/Submitted, graphic design, Tammy Curtis The Highland Lady Rebels celebrated the first District Championship win Feb. 18 after beating Trumann 39-27 in the District Tournament at Brookland.

Highland husband and wife coaching team of Cecil and Lindsley Meyer  brought home the Lady Rebels first District 4A-3 Championship in 20 years on Feb.18 when they defeated Trumann 39-27 at Brookland. 

This was the Meyer’s first year coaching at Highland since he returned to his Alma Mater after 17 years of coaching,  spending the last five years as girls head basketball coach at Thayer. Lindsley, who coached alongside her husband for the last 10 years, was just as ecstatic as the girl’s assistant coach to bring the trophy to Highland.

Meyer said, “Feels great. It has been several years since they have done it, I think 2009. This crew came out and have worked their butts off all season long. Once that upset happened, I had to tell them, that team beat a team that beat you twice, so don’t take them lightly so we needed to come out tonight ready to play.”

The Lady Rebels were thrilled with their win, Junior, Emma Hyslip was the top scorer for the Rebels with 16 points. 

The girls will get to play yet another historical game in their own A.L. Hutson Center next week as Highland hosts the 4A East Regional tournament. 

Highland will take on Forrest City at 4 p.m. Wed. Feb. 23 for their chance to move forward to the state playoffs. 

The Meyer’s junior Lady Rebels also made history this year finishing as District runners up last week. 

Coming to Highland, Cecil Meyer had an overall record is 346-120, including eight conference Coach of Year Awards, one state championship (2018-19) for the first time in Thayer school history, and a  state runner-up title in (2010-11).

Tickets for the game can only be purchased in advance online on the go fan app at: There will be no paper tickets. They will all be scanned at the door. Tickets are available now. 

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