Mustangs head to Nettleton for 5A-East matchup

Still battling for a state playoff spot, the Forrest City Mustangs will try to take another step toward achieving that goal tonight when they face a Nettleton team that has reeled off conference wins over Paragould and Greene County Tech, putting the Raiders back in the mix for a possible state playoff berth.

P-W hosts Lavaca

The Palestine-Wheatley Patriots will host Class AA Lavaca tonight for a nonconference matchup at Patriot Field.

Bielema on watch list for award

Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema is among 23 coaches on the watch list for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award, it was announced Wednesday in Houston.

ASU guard named to preseason All-Sun Belt team

Arkansas State senior guard Devin Carter was named preseason first-team All-Sun Belt Conference while the Red Wolves were selected 10th in the men’s basketball poll announced Wednesday.