AC Athletics Weekly Update


What a week for Angelina College Athletics. We had some big matches and record-setting performances in soccer, an AC coach inducted into his high school alma mater’s Hall of Fame, and plenty of baseball and softball action.

Here’s a recap, along with what’s coming up next.

Soccer Teams Shine, Recognize Sophomores on Friday

The soccer week began on Tuesday, with the No. 8 Roadrunners taking down first-place Coastal Bend Community College 6-1 in a spirited affair. Six different Roadrunners scored goals in the win: Bryan Aguirre, Liam Anderson, Omar Mora, Lennart Poth, Kaito Ueki, and Christian Castaneda.

On Friday, the Roadrunners hammered Southmost College 11-0 behind five goals from Mora – breaking the single-match scoring record of four set in 2018. Mora netted his first goal in the match’s first 30 seconds and capped his day with a goal late in the match. For the season, Mora has 14 goals, tied for eighth nationally.

Other ‘Runners hitting the nets included Filliph Kamfjord and Kaito Ueki with two scores each and Eric Ortiz and Christian Delgado with a goal each.

The win pushed the Roadrunners (9-0-2) to first place in Region XIV’s South Zone. They’re the only team in the conference without a loss.

Also on Friday, the Lady Roadrunners pounded Southmost College by an 8-0 score. Marlene Flores and Camilla Bedin notched the hat trick with three goals each. Flores’ goals gave her 15 for the season, tied for 13th nationally. Those goals also established a new program record for career goals with 28 (so far).

Lady ‘Runner Ana Rendon also etched her name into the record books with her five-assist performance – a new single-match record for the program. Rendon is currently tied for 13th nationally in the assists category.

Others scoring in the match were Estephany Aguilar and Suzy Palos.

AC’s teams both recognized their sophomores on Friday during pre-match ceremonies. The Lady Roadrunners honored sophomores Allyson Gonzales, Ana Rendon, Marlene Flores, Antonia Henao, Haidee Benitez, Esperanza Cuevas, and Camilla Bedin.

Roadrunner sophomores included Shota Tokuhisa, Rochaine Baker, Bryan Aguirre, Omar Mora, Kevin Nava, Luan Rangel, Jordan Casanova, Kaito Ueki, and Christian Delgado.

Both AC soccer teams close out their regular seasons on Tuesday at Jacksonville College. The Lady Roadrunners kick off at 2 p.m., with the men following at 4:30 p.m.

The Lady ‘Runners and ‘Runners have qualified for their respective conference tournaments set to begin on Friday, Oct. 27. Opponents, dates, times and locations will be announced following Tuesday’s matches.

AC’s Coleman was Inducted into the Wall of Honor

Lady Roadrunner head basketball coach Byron Coleman on Friday was inducted into the Diboll Hall of Honor. Coleman was a multi-sport athlete for the Lumberjacks in the early ‘90s, and this past season he won his 300th career game as the head coach of the Lady Roadrunners.

Congratulations, Coach Coleman.

Roadrunner Basketball Battles Jarvis Christian College in Scrimmage

In offering a sneak peek for the upcoming season, the Roadrunner men’s basketball team on Wednesday hosted a lively scrimmage against NAIA-level opponent Jarvis Christian College. The ‘Runners fell by just three points in a 69-66 loss, but AC head coach J.J. Montgomery called it “a good learning experience for our team.”

The Roadrunners open the regular season at home against Strength and Motion on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Lady Roadrunner Basketball Hosting Tuesday Scrimmage

AC’s Lady Roadrunners will host their second home scrimmage this Tuesday, taking on NAIA-level opponent Wiley College at 6 p.m. at Shands Gymnasium.

AC Baseball and Softball Fall Competitions:

The Roadrunner baseball team wrapped up its fall schedule on Friday against Stephen F. Austin State University, but the Lady Roadrunner softball team still has plenty of fall games on tap. AC’s ladies are at Arlington Baptist University on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. The Lady ‘Runners then face Houston Christian University at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 29, AC will host the Lady Patriot select team in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. at Lady Roadrunner Field on the AC campus.

For all schedule updates, visit the AC Athletics website at Fans can also keep up with the action by following the AC Athletics Facebook page or the AC Athletics Twitter account (@ACAthletics).

The email address for AC’s Sports Information Director is

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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.