Red Wolves announce football camps

JONESBORO — The Arkansas State football team has announced dates for summer football camps for age groups ranging from kindergarten to adults.

One-day high school team camps will be held June 1 and 3 at the Arkansas State Football Complex, where teams will receive skill instruction and compete in drills, 7-on-7, competitions against other teams and more. The cost of the camp is $35 per camper before May 15 or $45 after May 15. The fee covers camp tuition, lunch and an Arkansas State item.

High school individual mini-camps are scheduled for June 2 and July 19 at the complex. The mini-camps are for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall of 2013. They are one-day camps where campers will participate in on-field practice sessions, agility work and more. The fee for the June 2 camp is $30 before May 15 or $40 after. The fee for the July 19 camp is $30 before June 15 or $40 after June 15.

The Future Red Wolves Camp is designed for boys entering grades K-8 in the fall of 2013. It is a three-day event and will be broken into different groups according to grade levels and on-field positions. Practices will be at Liberty Bank Stadium and the ASU practice fields.

Camp costs are $105 per camper and $80 for any additional siblings for those who register before May 15. After that date, the costs are $115 and $90.

The Red Wolves’ coaching staff will hold a Special Teams camp June 7, open to deep snappers, punters and kickers who will enter grades 7-12 in the fall. The camp will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The fee is $175 before May 15 or $185 after the date. The fee covers camp tuition, lunch and an Arkansas State item.



SWAC names UAPB’s Ploeger Pitcher of Week

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff pitcher Jim Ploeger was named the SWAC Pitcher of the Week for his complete-game win at Southern on Sunday.

The 9-1 victory gave UAPB the series victory. Ploeger, from the Netherlands, finished with eight strikeouts giving up five hits and one earned run.

In his last two outings, Ploeger has two complete games, 23 strikeouts and only given up two runs.

Lady Lions no-hit at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — In a late addition to the softball schedule, Carly Hummel tossed a no-hitter in helping Ole Miss to an 8-0 softball victory over UAPB on Wednesday.

Heather Leigh took the loss in the circle.

The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Lady Lions (10-21, 8-1 SWAC), who will host Texas Southern in a weekend series for first place in the Western Division.

Locals part of tourney-winning baseball team

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — Three Southeast Arkansas youngsters are a part of the Everett Maxey Majors baseball team that won the DFW Super NIT 12-and-under Major Division on Sunday.

The team went 6-0 scoring 53 runs and allowing 21. There were 22 teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas competing.

Devon Koonce, Kam’ron Hunt and Ollie Reddick are the local players for the Everett Maxey Majors, who have qualified for the Elite 32 World Series, July 13-20 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. The team is 27-3 on the year and ranked third nationally in the USSSA, having won eight tournaments.


Arkansas Derby field set

HOT SPRINGS — The draw has been made for the 77th running of the $1 million Arkansas Derby.

The race will be held at Oaklawn Park at 5:28 p.m. Saturday. It will be the 10th of 12 races at the track that day.

Here is the draw (listed in starting order): 1, Carve, ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr, 20-1 odds; 2, War Academy, Mike Smith, 2-1; 3, Divine Ambition, James Graham, 20-1; 4, Falling Sky, Martin Garcia, 10-1; 5, Den’s Legacy, Robby Albarado, 6-1; 6, Heaven’s Runway, Israel Ocampo, 30-1; 7, Texas Bling, Calvin Borel, 20-1; 8, Frac Daddy, Victor Lebron, 15-1; 9, Overanalyze, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; 10, Oxbow, Gary Stevens, 5-2.

— Commercial Press Services