Angelina College Softball Hosting Weekend Tournament

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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.

Angelina Invite Runs from Friday through Sunday at AC

Weather permitting, the Angelina College Lady Roadrunner softball team will host its annual Angelina Invite this weekend, with games on tap Friday through Sunday at the AC softball field in Lufkin.

The round-robin tournament will feature five teams playing over three days. Friday’s schedule includes the following games: AC vs. Trinity Valley Community College, 1 p.m.; Grayson College vs. TVCC, 3:30 p.m; and AC vs. Grayson College, 6 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule includes Northeast Oklahoma College vs. Grayson College at 10:30 a.m.; AC vs. Grayson College at 1 p.m.; NEO vs. Paris College at 3:30 p.m.; and AC vs. Paris College at 6 p.m.

The tournament wraps up on Sunday with a trio of games: AC will play NEO at 11:30 a.m.; NEO faces TVCC at 2 p.m.; and AC will play TVCC at 4:30 p.m.

Admission to all AC athletics events is free.

For more information, contact AC’s Sports Information Director at gstallard@angelina.edu.

Angelina College shortstop Hailey Fuentes takes a throw at second during a recent game. The Lady Roadrunners will host the Angelina Invite – featuring five teams playing over three days – starting on Friday at Lady Roadrunner Field on the AC campus.
Angelina College shortstop Hailey Fuentes throws across the diamond for an out during a recent game. The Lady Roadrunners will host the Angelina Invite – featuring five teams playing over three days – starting on Friday at Lady Roadrunner Field on the AC campus
Angelina College’s Brynn Davis connects for a base hit during a recent game. The Lady Roadrunners will host the Angelina Invite – featuring five teams playing over three days – starting on Friday at Lady Roadrunner Field on the AC campus.
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