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Future Arkansas Tech players competing in All-Star week

From Arkansas Tech University

This week in Fayetteville, 15 future Arkansas Tech student-athletes will close out their high school careers by playing in the 2011 East-West Tyson/Arkansas National Guard/Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games.

The AHSCA conducts all-star games every summer in baseball, football, softball, volleyball, boys and girls soccer and boys and girls basketball on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Thursday's All-Star Football Game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium will feature four of Tech's 15 future student-athletes, while five future basketball players, including three future Wonder Boys will play in the All-Star Basketball Game at Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday. In addition, Tech will have one future Golden Sun played in the All-Star Volleyball Game on Tuesday at Barnhill Arena, two future softball players playing in the All-Star Softball Game on Monday at Bogle Park and three future Wonder Boy baseball players will compete in the All-Star Baseball Game on Monday at Baum Stadium.

The first three of Tech's future student-athletes competing at this week's All-Star Games are Heber Springs High School's Tanner Rockwell, Genoa Central's Cody Sullivan and Elkins High School's Lee Holmes in Monday's All-Star Baseball Game, which is a doubleheader at Baum Stadium. Rockwell will play for the East All-Star Team, while Sullivan and Holmes will play for the West All-Star Team.

In addition to the baseball game on Monday, June 20, two future Golden Suns, Springdale Har-Ber High School's Ashton Long and Pottsville High School's Victoria Huie will play for the West Team on Monday in the All-Star Softball game at Bogle Park.

On Tuesday, June 22, future Golden Sun volleyball player Rachel Roebuck (Cave City High School) will play for the East All-Star Team in the All-Star Volleyball Game at Barnhill Arena.

Five future Tech basketball players will take the court at Bud Walton Arena on Wednesday, June 22 in the annual AHSCA All-Star Basketball Game. The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. and two future Golden Suns will play for the East All-Stars. The future Golden Suns playing in Wednesday's game are Russellville High School's Jaime Long and Cotter High School's Haley Stinnett. Meanwhile, three future Wonder Boys will play in the Boys All-Star Game, which will tip-off at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The future Wonder Boys playing in the game are Wonderview High School's Josh Byers (East Team), Valley Springs High School's Nick Wayman (West Team) and Arkadelphia High School's Marshawn Arnold (West Team).

The final four future Tech student-athletes will compete at this year's AHSCA All-Star Football Game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The future Wonder Boys playing in this year's all-star football game are Logan Genz (West Fork/West Team), Brandon Keaton (Camden Fairview/West Team), Garrett Smith (Clinton/East Team) and Hayden Severs (Rogers Heritage/West Team).

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