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FOOTBALL

UAPB reports for camp

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff reported for fall camp Wednesday afternoon and will hold its first fall practice at 2 p.m. Friday.

Second-year Coach Cedric Thomas will address the media at 2 p.m. today in the Thomas J. May Field House at Simmons Bank Field.

In addition to Friday's practice, the Golden Lions also will practice at 11 a.m. Saturday. After a day off Sunday, UAPB will practice Aug. 5-9 at 2 p.m., and Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.

Diaz joins Lyon coaching staff

Renato Diaz has joined Lyon College as the Scots' assistant head coach, passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach, the school announced Wednesday.

Diaz spent last season as the wide receivers coach at NCAA Division II Saginaw Valley State. He's held the same position at Coastal Carolina and Georgetown, and has coaching experience at South Florida, Delaware State, Florida A&M and Widener University.

BASKETBALL

ASU women announce Sun Belt schedule

The Arkansas State University women's team will start the Sun Belt Conference schedule on the road, according to a news release from the school.

The Red Wolves will begin Sun Belt play at Texas-Arlington on Jan. 2 and at Texas State on Jan. 4. The first conference home game will be Jan. 9 against Georgia State.

Arkansas State will travel to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Jan. 18 and will host the Trojans on Feb. 29.

SOFTBALL

Arkansas Tech promotes Bertke

Arkansas Tech Coach Kristina McSweeney announced Wednesday the promotion of Josh Bertke to associate head coach, effective immediately.

After joining the Golden Suns as a volunteer assistant before the 2016 season, Bertke was named a full-time assistant in 2017. During that time, Arkansas Tech has posted a combined 177-67 record, winning two Great American Conference tournament titles and participating in three NCAA tournaments.

This past season, the Golden Suns had a 47-15 record, earning victories over then-No. 1 ranked Central Oklahoma and eventual national champion Augustana.

Motor sports

Old No. 1 hosts CCSDS

The Comp Cams Super Dirt Series late models will head to Harrisburg tonight for an event at Old No. 1 Speedway.

The series has had seven winners in 10 events so far this season. Last week, there were two first-time winners. Logan Martin of West Plains, Mo., won at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, and Mason Oberkramer of Broseley, Mo., claimed the feature event at Legit Motor Speedway in West Plains, Mo.

Old No. 1 Speedway's outlaw modified and factory stock divisions will also compete tonight. Gates open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $20 and children aged 6-12 get in for $10. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children aged 6-12.

On Saturday night, the series will be at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway for the third annual Will McGary Tribute.

Sports on 08/01/2019

Print Headline: State sports briefs

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