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Always Rising

The Arkansas Rising Stars fourth grade team finished second at the League Finals earlier this month in Dallas. The Rising Stars lost in the championship game to the top-ranked fourth-grade team in the country, Gulf Coast Blue Chips, led by LeBron James Jr., 40-33. The Rising Stars fourth-grade team finished the year ranked 16th in the country for the Class of 2023. The third-grade team wound up eighth in the nation in rankings according to coast2coastpreps.com.

Minimum numbers for Arkansas success

LITTLE ROCK — For Arkansas to win eight or more, certain minimums must be met and this look at a dozen numbers that will shape the season is suitable for saving until season’s end to be matched against the team’s W-L record.

Big showing for Bielema at LR Touchdown Club

LITTLE ROCK — Working out before 8 a.m. Monday, a regular at the neighborhood gym planned to complete his routine, clean up, and then hightail it downtown to grab a parking spot before the flood of people for Bret Bielema’s appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club.