Angelina College Weekly Athletics Update


September 5, 2023

Angelina College saw its students and staff return to the classrooms and campus this past week, while also seeing its athletics teams get the new year off to a rousing start.

Both AC soccer teams opened their regular season on the road Friday at Northeast Texas Community College, with the Lady Roadrunners hammering the Lady Eagles 17-0 (that’s not a misprint) and the No. 7 Roadrunners squeezing past NTCC by a 2-0 final.

Both soccer teams will host their home openers on Tuesday against Paris College, with the ladies kicking off at 5 p.m. and the men following at 7:30 p.m.

Prior to the matches, AC will host a bevy of kickoff events, including a tailgate party from 3-7 p.m. complete with music, games and prizes, not to mention free hot dogs.

The matches will be live streamed on the AC Athletics YouTube channel (roadrunner_athletics). Admission to all AC Athletics events is free, but those wanting to participate in the tailgating are asked to register through the following link:

On Friday, AC’s soccer teams travel to Trinity Valley Community College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Then, on Sunday (Sept. 10), the Lady Roadrunners will host Navarro College in a match scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. at the AC Soccer Complex on the AC campus.

Baseball Starts Fall Ball Season This Week

The Boys of Summer aren’t quite ready to let go of summer yet. The Angelina College baseball team will open its Fall Ball season on Friday, with the Roadrunners hosting Spartan Post Grad at 1 p.m. at Poland Stadium on the AC campus.

The ‘Runners will host a total of six home baseball games between Friday and October 21.

NOTE: Please remember that if AC is streaming a game or match, the information will be included in the original message. Spammers are flooding social media timelines, mostly in the “Comments” sections, so please be wary of any of those posts. All AC events and streaming are free of charge, but the scammers post links asking for credit/debit card information.

Please be aware of those scams.

For up-to-date information on all AC Athletics events, visit or follow on Twitter (@ACAthletics) or Facebook (Angelina College Athletics).

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is

Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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