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Henderson State signs 34 to play for National Signing Day

Henderson State signs 34 to play for National Signing Day

by Troy Mitchell

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- It was another big signing class for Head Football Coach Scott Maxfield as 34 student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to play at Henderson State University.

Among the 34 signees were 14 from the state of Arkansas including Bentonville High School quarterback Dallas Hardison.

Hardison had a stellar career at Bentonville throwing for over 6000 yards and completing 73.5 percent of his passes (377-of-513). An All-State selection and member of the Vype Magazine All-Arkansas Team, Hardison passed for 69 career touchdowns and rushed for 14.

In the 2011 Class 7A State Championship Game against Fayetteville, Hardison completed 31-of-40 passes for 370 yards and three touchdowns.

Warrior Dash is coming to Arkadelphia!

Warrior Dash is coming to Arkadelphia!

Warrior Dash is coming to Clark County on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Timber Lodge Ranch in Amity is hosting the event. More details to follow. Check out the event at www.warriordash.com . The Amity location will be listed on their website very soon. This event looks to attract over 8,000 participants with over $4 million community economic impact. Congratulations Scott Thomason and Timber Lodge Ranch on the Great Recruit!

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

DeGray Lake Eagle tours this Saturday

If you're looking for a saturday in the great outdoors, look no further than the DeGray Lake Eagle tour this Saturday.

Join a park interpreter as you ride a boat around the lake in search of wintering bald eagles, osprey, loons, herons, grebes, ducks, and more.

You are invited to bring binoculars and cold weather clothing is highly encouraged. It is colder on the lake than it is on land.

You can make reservations at noon Friday by calling (501) 865-5850. Six people minimum. It costs $9 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and children under 6 ride free.

 

Haworth succeeds Moddelmog as head coach

Haworth succeeds Moddelmog as head coach

Jeremy Haworth, a former standout baseball player for the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers, has been named head baseball coach at Ouachita effective Jan. 1, 2012, according to Athletic Director David Sharp.

Haworth succeeds Chris Moddelmog who coached the Tigers for the past three seasons. Moddelmog resigned to co-own and manage a family sporting goods store in Fort Collins, Colo.

“I appreciate the service of Coach Moddelmog to our baseball program,” said Ouachita President Rex Horne. “Coach Mog, his wife, Mallory, and their daughters have been a real asset to our Ouachita community.

Historic football rivalry presented by St. Joseph’s Mercy

Historic football rivalry presented by St. Joseph’s Mercy

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- Two of the region’s most long-standing traditions will come together on Saturday, November 12 as St. Joseph’s Mercy presents the 85th Battle of the Ravine.

St. Joseph’s Mercy was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in Hot Springs in 1888. Just seven years later, in 1885, Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist played football for the first time in Arkadelphia.

They’ll meet for the 85th time at 1 p.m. Saturday at A.U. Williams Field on the Ouachita Baptist campus in Arkadelphia. Each team has 39 victories in the series with six games finishing tied.

The Mercy Battle of the Ravine is one of the most unique rivalries in all of sports with the Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist campuses separated by only U.S. Highway 67 in Arkadelphia. It’s the only college football game in America in which the visiting team walks to a road game.

The announcement was made on Nov. 7 at St.

HSU vs Delta St. Saturday

HSU vs Delta St. Saturday

 

 

From the HSU Athletics Dept.:

We hope you will join us at the game September 24 at 3 p.m. against Delta State.  Officials Catering will set up in the tailgating area to offer a variety of tasty selections.  

Ishmael Beah, author of the book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, will give a free lecture at Henderson State University on September 21.  The event is open and free to the public.

Arkadelphia Alliance and Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

Arkadelphia Alliance and Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament

 

 

The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament  will take place Friday, September 30, 2011 at DeGray State Park Golf Course with lunch at 11:00 am and tee off scheduled for noon.

We invite you to be a sponsor of this year's tournament.  You may choose to be a PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE or the BEVERAGE CART Sponsor. 

To register a team for the 4-Person Scramble, please contact Debbie Sorrells at the Chamber office debbie@arkadelphiaalliance.com or call (870) 246-5542.  The entry fee for a four person team is $200. 

The Arkadelphi