Angelina College Weekly Update

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Friends and fellow Roadrunners: As they say in show business, “That’s a wrap.”

(I guess someone in show business said it. I really have no clue, but it sounds good here.)

The last of the Angelina College Athletics seasons came to an end this week, with the Roadrunner baseball team battling for a playoff spot all the way until the very last day of the season.

Alas, the team came up short, meaning our AC teams competing in-game action are finished for this year.

In other words, we’re on to 2024-2025.

However, there will still be news items coming your way throughout the summer. We’ll soon learn of our softball and baseball postseason superlatives, and we have graduation coming this Friday (along with an Athletics group photo shoot of all our student-athletes scheduled to graduate), along with various other news and updates – including upcoming camp dates, to name but a few.

Not to mention big news regarding our website and social media (see below).

From all of us at Angelina College Athletics, we’d like to thank you for your constant support of all six of our Lady Roadrunner and Roadrunner teams. Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff appreciate you more than you’ll ever know.

If you thought this year was great, just wait until next year.

Can’t wait to see you again at the games.

Roadrunner Baseball Ends Season

Just two weeks ago, the Roadrunners appeared dead in the water. Too many injuries piling up and not enough games left to catch up with a playoff spot.

Or so they thought.

AC entered the week having clawed its way back to within reach of the fourth and final berth for the upcoming Region XIV Tournament. Starting this past Wednesday, AC was three games back of Panola College with three games remaining.

Paris College gave AC’s hopes a boost by sweeping Panola College in their three-game series, and the ‘Runners moved to within two games with Wednesday’s 10-8 at Bossier Parish CC. Dalton Mullins and Michael Herndon drove in three runs each in the win, with Herndon ripping a line-drive, three-run homer in the fourth inning. Christian Letendre and Mark Henderson also added RBI in the win.

AC needed to win both games at BPCC on Saturday but fell 8-3 and 12-4 in what proved to be the season finales.

The Roadrunners finished the season with a record of 22-31, 11-19.

Lady Roadrunner Softball, Roadrunner Soccer Play Softball Scrimmage

Some Roadrunner soccer players were forced to use their hands – for once.

The Lady Roadrunner softball team invited some of the guys over to try their hands (literally) at softball for a fun afternoon scrimmage. The Animals and the Bananas (who named these teams?) waged an epic battle at Lady Roadrunner field, with the Bananas taking a convincing 6-2 win.

Great athletes are great athletes, but all present agreed the soccer guys should probably continue sticking to using their feet.

Changes, Upgrades Coming to AC Athletics Web Site, Social Media

Angelina College Athletics’ official website (www.angelinaathletics.com) and all related social media will be getting a massive, much-needed overhaul over the summer. Joining our staff are some true website and graphics wizards, and they’re going to help with the redesign and upkeep of all our forms of internet and social media presence going forward.

We’ll send out word once we have everything ready to launch.

Guy Davis Golf Tournament Date, Location Set

The 17th Annual Guy Davis Golf Tournament has a date now, along with a temporary change in location.

The tournament, hosted by the Roadrunner Foundation, serves as the biggest fundraiser for all our AC Athletics programs.

This year’s tournament will take place on Saturday, August 17, with the pre-tournament kickoff dinner taking place on Friday, August 16.

Because of the ongoing course renovations at Crown Colony Country Club – the usual site for the tournament – this year’s golf will take place at the Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll, Texas.

Crown Colony will still serve as the site for the kickoff dinner.

We’ll send out more details as the event draws nearer.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Camp Roadrunner – Angelina College’s Camp Roadrunner is a series of recreational and athletics camps offered throughout the summer for youngsters of various age groups (Kindergarten through 5th grade). On the Athletics side, there will be camps offered in every sport. Here are the current schedules by sport:

Baseball: June 3-5.

Softball: June 10-13.

Basketball: June 10-13; June 24-27; and July 15-18.

Soccer: June 10-13; and July 15-18.

Here’s the link providing pertinent information regarding registration and requirements: https://www.angelina.edu/camproadrunner/

In addition, there likely will be various evaluation camps offered for prospective athletes. We’ll send out notifications as the information is provided to us.

For up-to-date information on any potential schedule changes, AC fans can visit the Angelina College Athletics website (www.angelinaathletics.com) or follow on social media (@ACAthletics on X/Twitter, or Angelina College Athletics Facebook page.)

Reminder: Nearly all Angelina College games (even road games) are live-streamed on TSBN Sports. Visit the Angelina College Athletics website (www.angelinaathletics.com), look for the scrolling schedule on the right, and click the blue “Video” link for the game you’re wanting to watch. (If there’s no blue link, that means TSBN isn’t streaming that particular game.)

For any other information, contact Gary Stallard at gstallard@angelina.edu.

We’ll see you at the games.

Gary Stallard
Email: gstallard@angelina.edu.
Phone: (936) 465-4614

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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