Sunday, August 19, 2012

Get Your Badger and Lady Badger Fix Starting Tuesday...and Continuing Throughout The Year

The 2012-13 school year is upon us and with that so begins the athletic schedule for Arkadelphia Public Schools. While the AHS Lady Badger and Badger golf teams have already participated in matches, including two at their home course of Turtle Pointe Golf Club, this Tuesday, August 21, marks the first opportunities for Badger and Lady Badger fans to see the football and volleyball teams in action.

Arkadelphia High School will be a busy place Tuesday evening as AHS volleyball hosts Hot Springs at 4:30 and Arkadelphia’s junior and senior high football teams will host Prescott in a scrimmage game beginning at 5:30.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tickets on Sale for AHS Season Opener at War Memorial Stadium

Tickets Now on Sale for Arkadelphia Season Opener in First Security BankKickoff Classic at War Memorial Stadium
ARKADELPHIA – Tickets are now on sale for the Arkadelphia Badgerfootball team’s 2012 season opener against the Benton Panthers on Tuesday,August 28, at 5:00 p.m. at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium as a part ofthe First Security Bank Kickoff Classic.
     The Badgers will face the Panthers in the first of two games thatnight. Cabot and Jacksonville will add another chapter their long-time rivalryafter the conclusion of the Arkadelphia-Benton game. The games, along with aMonday night double-header are sponsored by and 103.7FM The Buzz.
     Tickets are $7 each and are good for both games should AHS fanswish to stay and watch the nightcap. All proceeds from all advance tickets soldin Arkadelphia will benefit Arkadelphia Athletics. Tickets will be on sale atthe Arkadelphia High Schooland Goza Middle School main offices from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. weekdays fromThursday, August 9, through Friday, August 24.  Tickets will also be onsale during the following events:
               Tuesday, August 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 at AHS Open House
               Thursday, August 16 at the various open houses around the district
               Tuesday, August 21 during the Arkadelphia football scrimmages vs. Prescott atBadger Stadium
               Friday, August 24 during the 2nd Annual BadgerFest (5:30) andfollowing at Meet the Badgers
     Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets before the event tosupport Arkadelphia Athletics, according to APSD Athletic Director Chris Babb.
     “We really hope Badger fans will purchase their tickets from nowuntil Friday, August 24th as APSD will receive 100% of the proceedsfrom all advance ticket sales,” said Babb.
     “We realize this is a weeknight and also at a relatively earlytime of the night compared to other football games, but this is a specialchance for our team to have a chance to play in War Memorial Stadium and forour town to show people what the Badger Spirit is all about.
     “Withsome of our games being played in Little Rock last year, the way thatArkadelphia fans traveled to support the football team, band and spirit squadswas really noticed and that is one reason that we were invited to play in thisgame. We hope that businesses will allow their employees to make the trip tosupport the Badgers and that fans will make this a special event.”
     The Badgers and head coach J.R. Eldridge are in the middle ofpre-season workouts but are ready to begin preparations for the season openeragainst Benton.
     “It’s a really exciting thing for our players to be able to playin a venue like War Memorial Stadium,” said Eldridge. “This is something newand exciting for our players and it ought to be the same for our fans. We hopeto see a great crowd on the home side of the stadium when we take the field onthe 28th.”
     The Badgers’ opponent in the game is a familiar one to longtimesupporters of AHS football. Arkadelphia and Benton faced each other regularlyin non-conference action in the 1990s when AHS played its home games atHenderson State’s Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. Arkadelphia is one of two 6Aopponents that AHS will face to begin the 2012 season as the opponent for weektwo will be the Sheridan Yellowjackets in a home game at Badger Stadium.Arkadelphia will compete this season in the 7-4A conference.
     The night of the game, AHS fans also have a chance to support theBadger Band Boosters as the group will be manning one of the concession standson the Arkadelphia side of the stadium.
     The ticket is a single-game ticket and cannot be included in theseason-ticket packages or All-Sports Passes that will be available for purchasein the coming days. More information about the game and events surrounding theevent will be announced closer to the event.
     For more information on ticket purchases for the First SecurityBank Kickoff Classic, contact the Arkadelphia Athletic Department at870-246-1126, ext. 606.