UAPB football camp dates set

UAPB football camp dates set

The Arkansas-Pine Bluff football team will hold its annual Monte Coleman Summer Football Day Camp for youths in grades 1-8 on June 12 and high school camp for grades 9-12 on June 13 at Golden Lion Stadium.

The cost of the camp is $50 per camper, which includes lunch and T-shirt. Registration each day will be from 8-9 a.m. with camp activities beginning promptly at 9.

Athletic trainers will be on duty to treat minor injuries and sickness. Camp medical staff will not be responsible for administering prescribed information.

For more information contact Keith Saine at 575-8605 or

UAPB basketball camp set for June 13-15

The annual Golden Lions Basketball Camp at UAPB, for boys ages 8-18, will be held June 13-15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at the K.L. Johnson HPER Complex (H.O. Clemmons Arena).

The cost of the camp is $75 per day camper and $105 per night camper, which includes a T-shirt, trophy and instruction provided by the UAPB staff and players. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. June 12 at the H.O. Clemmons Arena, with the camp promptly beginning at 9 a.m. June 13.

Each camper must provide his own insurance and have a completed physical exam within the past year. Athletic trainers will be on duty to treat minor injuries and sickness. Camp medical staff will not be responsible for administering prescribed information.

For more information contact Kenny Broyles at 575-8717 or Jarvis Gunter at 575-8659.


Davis to replace Tiner as Monticello coach

Marty Davis has been promoted to head football coach at Monticello High, replacing Greg Tiner.

The Advance-Monticellonian reported Tiner has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Springdale. The Bulldogs went 5-5 and 3-4 in the 7A-West last season.

Davis, who also is the head track and field coach at Monticello, has been coaching the receivers and linebackers for the past three years in his second stint with the Billies. He also was with the program from 1989-2005.

Before his first stint, Davis coached in Dardanelle. He also was defensive coordinator at Hamburg and Watson Chapel before returning to Monticello.

Tiner was Monticello’s head coach the past four seasons, guiding the Billies to the state playoffs each year. The Monticello alumnus was an assistant coach on the 1994 and 2009 state championship teams at his alma mater.

Monticello finished 4-7 last season, bringing Tiner’s career record to 24-20-1.

Hoyas start off season with win

The Pine Bluff Hoyas girls basketball team opened their season this past weekend winning one of three games in the Monticello Invitational Tournament.

The Hoyas opened the tournament defeating the Monticello Warriors 36-28. Karria Brice led with 12 points and Jakiya Pitts added 10.

Pine Bluff lost its second game 49-33 to the Star City Lady Ballers and ended the tournament with a 47-39 loss to the Crossett Nets. Against the Nets, Brice scored 13 points and Pitts had 11.

The Hoyas will travel to Hot Springs for the Memorial Day Classic this weekend.

Hunter homers in loss

CLEVELAND — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning for his only hit of the game as the Detroit Tigers lost 6-2 to Cleveland on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

Hunter finished 1 for 4 with an RBI and run scored. His average drops to .293 on the season as the Tigers fall for the second straight day.

Trevor Bauer outpitched former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander, leading the Indians to a 6-2 win over the Tigers.

Bauer (1-1) held the AL’s top hitting team to just two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings.


ESPNU to televise ASU football game at Miami

JONESBORO — fourth television broadcast has been added to Arkansas State’s 2014 football schedule with ESPNU set to air the Red Wolves’ Sept. 13 game against ACC-member Miami at the Hurricanes’ Sun Life Stadium.

The Red Wolves’ third game of the season and second all-time meeting with Miami will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. This year’s game will be the first between Arkansas State and Miami since 1997 and the Red Wolves first against a current ACC member since playing Virginia Tech in 2011. In addition to Miami and Virginia Tech, the only other ACC opponent Arkansas State has ever faced is North Carolina State.

The 2014 contest will count as the first game of a home-and-home series between A-State and Miami as well. The five-time national champions will play the return game in Jonesboro on Sept. 9, 2017, giving the Red Wolves a home game against a current ACC opponent for the first time in the program’s existence.