NORTH LITTLE ROCK — All-Star week at the University of Arkansas will include a Pine Bluff soccer coach, a pair from Warren and a son of a Pine Bluff legend.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — All-Star week at the University of Arkansas will include a Pine Bluff soccer coach, a pair from Warren and a son of a Pine Bluff legend.

Pine Bluff’s Richard Nekoranik was one of the assistant coaches selected for the ninth annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star soccer match, to be played June 19 at Razorback Field. The Zebras’ head man will Jason Bowen of Siloam Springs on the West boys team.

Warren’s Rusty Densmore was picked to coach on Nettleton coach John Proffitt’s East staff. The two teams will square off after the 6 p.m. girls game.

In the girls game, Warren’s Steven Quoss will assist Heather Grady of Vilonia for the East.

In baseball, Kirk Bock, coming off his second state championship in three seasons with Bryant, was named the East head coach for the All-Star baseball doubleheader that same night at Baum Stadium. Bock’s father, the late Billy Bock, won six state championships at Pine Bluff from 1983-95, including four straight.

All-Star rosters for baseball, softball and soccer have not yet been announced. The baseball and softball doubleheaders will begin at 5 p.m. June 18.***

5A All-State softball players announced

New state champion White Hall has landed four players on the 5A All-State softball team.

Haley Baugh, Rachel Box, Sydnee Clark and Abby Weaver were honored, along with Watson Chapel’s Harley Easter and Natalie Johnson and Monticello’s Madelyn Gates.

Baugh batted .515 with four home runs to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Box struck out 40 in 30 1/3 innings and hit .411, Clark fanned 124 in 94 2/3 innings with a 1.47 ERA, and Weaver went .459 with two homers.

Johnson, a sophomore, led the Lady Wildcats with a .478 batting average. Easter hit .335 and was a catcher for a pair of 15-plus-game winners.

All-Conference players for the 5A-Southeast included: from Watson Chapel, Maegan Greer, Jamie Bridges and Lexie Downing; White Hall, Jessica Ashcraft, Kayla Reap, Lindsey Williams and Karia Hall; and Monticello, Karyss Coleman, Parker Palsa and Ashleigh White.

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***This article has been corrected from its original version to correct an incorrect game date.