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Stout Hazen defense stands in Rison’s way

RISON — Preparing for a defense that has yielded just 76 points in a dozen games this season is the task facing Rison this week, as the Wildcats (11-1) travel to Hazen on Friday night to challenge the undefeated Hornets (12-0) in the quarterfinals of the 2A state playoffs. Kickoff at Hornet Field is set for 7 p.m.

First Buck

Holdyn Brown, 8, poses with his first buck, which was killed on Nov. 1 during a youth hunt. He is the son of Steven and Allison Brown and lives in Pine Bluff.

Zebras hoping bye week helps

Unlike last year when Pine Bluff spent the first week of the playoffs preparing to face a winless Little Rock Hall squad, the Zebras had a bye week after finishing second in the 6A-South.

Basketball Hogs lacking fast start

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas got off to a slow start in its exhibition opener against Central Oklahoma, struggling to build a comfortable cushion before steering its way to a 110-74 win with a big second half.

Preps Roundup for 11-18-14

LITTLE ROCK — The Star City girls basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Mount St. Mary Heavenly Hoops Tournament with a dominating 51-19 win over Forrest City on Monday afternoon.