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College Round-Up for Oct. 15

BASEBALL

Tech hosts fall World Series

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Tech baseball program will conclude fall practice with its five-game fall World Series, that began Monday at Tech Field on the Arkansas Tech campus.

The Wonder Boys will be off Tuesday, but will resume play Wednesday at 7 p.m., and will play again on Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., with the final game taking place this coming Saturday at 1 p.m.

Admission is free and games are open to the public.

BASKETBALL

UAFS hots Moonlight Madness

FORT SMITH — The UAFS athletics department will celebrate the official start of basketball preseason practice with its annual Moonlight Madness at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stubblefield Center.

It will be held in conjunction with the UAFS volleyball team’s nonconference match against East Central University, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Stubblefield Center.

During Moonlight Madness, fans will get an early glimpse of this year’s Lions and Lady Lions basketball teams as they compete in intrasquad scrimmages as well as skills competitions such as a 3-point shootout and slam dunk contest.

Fans will also have the opportunity to meet and greet players and coaches after the event.

Admission to Moonlight Madness is free.

CROSS COUNTRY

Earnest edges brother, leads Lions

FORT SMITH — Twin brothers TaTaris and TaBaris Earnest have a friendly rivalry when it comes to running cross country for the UAFS Lions. It was a rivalry that TaBaris Earnest dominated … until recently.

TaTaris Earnest edged his brother for the second consecutive meet on Saturday, finishing 19th and leading the Lions to a sixth-place finish in the annual 8k Oklahoma Baptist Invitational at the Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center in Shawnee, Okla.

Oklahoma City University won the 10-team event with 20 points and placed five runners in the Top 10. East Central University was a distant second with 71 points and placed runner in the Top 10.

It was the Lions’ first meet in two weeks and the first since winning the University of the Ozarks Invitational in Clarksville, Ark. It was the Lions’ first meet win in the five-year history of the program.

TaTaris Earnest covered the course in a time of 26:44, while TaBaris Earnest finished 31st with a time 27:11.

Geschwentner leads Lady Lions to 3rd

FORT SMITH — The UAFS women’s cross country team placed three runners in the Top 20 on Saturday on its way to a third-place finish in the annual 5k Oklahoma Baptist Invitational at the Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Center in Shawnee, Okla.

It was the Lady Lions’ first meet in two weeks and the first since winning the University of the Ozarks Invitational at Clarksville, Ark. – their first meet win in the program’s five-year history.

Oklahoma City University won the nine-team event with 34 points and placed three runners in the Top 10. Rogers State finished second with 38 points and placed three runners in the Top 10.

Junior Kelsea Geschwentner finished third to lead UAFS, which had 81 points. Geschwentner, who has led UAFS in every meet this season, covered the course in 19:12. She finished more than a minute behind meet winner Katrina Nolan of Oklahoma City, who logged a time of 18:10.

Geschwentner finished only one second behind runner-up Haley Taylor of Rogers State, who had a time of 19:11.

UAFS sophomore Katy Carter finished 13th with a time of 19:37, and freshman Hannah Holstein finished 17th with a time of 20:02.6.

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