Angelina College Weekly Update


Hey, sports fans,

Our first week of youth sports camps featured plenty of action – and rain. The Roadrunner baseball camp went from the turf on the AC soccer field to the interior of the AC Activity Center just trying to dodge all the recent bad weather – all while keeping the fired-up youngsters ready to play baseball wherever they were.

This coming week will feature youth camps with AC’s Softball, Basketball, and Soccer programs. Yes, we’re still pretty busy around here.

Here’s what’s heading our way:

Focus on FUNdamentals

AC Athletics Programs Hosting Youth Summer Camps

(AC Baseball camp photos by Kory Blandford and Melissa Durham)
(AC Baseball camp photos by Kory Blandford and Melissa Durham)

Angelina College Athletics programs are hosting a series of youth summer camps in conjunction with the college’s “Camp Roadrunner” recreation camps. The camps focus on building both fundamentals and love of the game; instructors include the AC coaching staff and players/volunteers.

The camps are open to youngsters from kindergarten through 5th grade. Cost for each camp is $110. Attendees can make this a full-day camp by purchasing a Recreation Camp “Add-on” for $75.00.) Sessions run from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

(AC Baseball camp photos by Kory Blandford and Melissa Durham)

For registration and other information, visit and look under the “Athletic Camps” section for the desired sport.

Following are the dates and locations by sport:

Softball – June 10-13, Lady Roadrunner Field on the AC campus.

Basketball – June 10-13, June 24-27, July 15-18, Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus.

Soccer – June 10-13, July 15-18, AC Soccer Complex on the AC campus.

Baseball Holding Evaluation Camp in June

In an effort to find more future Roadrunners, the AC baseball team will hold another evaluation camp for prospective players ages 16 and older on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. 

The fee for the camp is $40.00.

Here’s the link to registration and other information:

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

Angelina College Athletics’ official website ( 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 still will serve as the site for the kickoff dinner.

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

For any other information, contact Gary Stallard at

We’ll see you at the games.

Gary Stallard
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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