Angelina College Weekly Update

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Hey, sports fans,

It’s been a relatively quiet summer for AC Athletics – other than the noise generated by all those kids at our summer camps – but that’s not going to last long. We just received the men’s soccer schedule for 2024, there are some more camps and a showcase heading our way and the Guy Davis Golf Tournament is just around the corner.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Focus on FUNdamentals

AC Athletics Programs Hosting Youth Summer Camps

(Basketball camp photos by Kory Blandford)
(Basketball camp photos by Kory Blandford)

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. The 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.

For registration and other information, visit https://www.angelina.edu/camproadrunner/ and look under the “Athletic Camps” section for the desired sport.

Following are the dates and locations by sport:

Basketball –July 15-18, Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus.

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

AC Basketball Hosting Showcase for Incoming High School Seniors

(Basketball camp photos by Kory Blandford)

Angelina College Basketball will host a showcase for incoming high school seniors on August 2 at Shands Gymnasium. The camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is designed to allow those Class of 2025 student-athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of college coaches.

There’ll be a full press release issued this coming week, but for now, anyone interested can check out the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ac-basketball-2024-summer-showcase-tickets-923982224707?aff=erellivmlt

Roadrunner Soccer Releases 2024 Schedule

AC men’s soccer is looking for a three-peat: Following back-to-back appearances in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament, the Roadrunner soccer team will seek its third trip to the big dance in 2024. The ‘Runners released their schedule (with a couple of dates/times still TBD), and the team will launch its ’24 campaign with a pre-season match on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Dallas College-Mountain View.  

AC’s first match at home will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 in a pre-season match against Texas A&M-San Antonio; the team finishes off the pre-season with a home match against Western Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

The regular season then kicks off on Friday, Aug. 30 with a home match against Northeast Texas Community College.

There’s a copy of the men’s schedule attached to this press release. We’ll send the women’s schedule along as soon as it’s finalized.

NOTE: Schedules and rosters won’t appear on our website until after August. 1. See the note below regarding upcoming changes to the website and social media.

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

We’re gonna need a bigger website.

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.

Our tentative launch date for all the new-look media is August 1st. That’s when we’re hoping to reveal the new website, along with all the revamped (and possibly reborn) social media sites.

In the meantime, we’ll be posting on all those sites to make everyone aware of the coming changes. Some of the current sites need only a little updating, while others may have to disappear completely in order to make room for the new version.

As always, we’ll keep you updated all the way up until the big date.

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.

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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